The big show this week is the Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt acoustic show Tuesday night at the Walton Arts Center, but there are others great shows worth getting out for too, We only have room to tell you about a few, so check out the music listings on page 10 for all of them.
Tonight at George’s catch a powerhouse of talent times two with the Wade Ogle Songbook (think Leonard Cohen) and MAR. What a great double bill.
Friday night at the GoodFolk house, 229 N. Block in Fayetteville, the Old 78’s with Clarke Buehling, Curly Miller and Carole Anne Rose, will hold a CD release party at 8 p.m. This old time ragtime hillbilly fiddle band is the kind of music you often hear at the Fayetteville Farmers Market. Paul and Skye McGowen of Shout Lulu will be joining the Old 78’s for the Friday night show. There’ll be washtub bass, banjos of all sizes and Curly’s new 24k gold-plated kazoo.
Also on Friday night, fans of The Band will want to head to George’s for the tribute band Last Waltz Ensemble from Atlanta with special guest Earl Cate.
Saturday at 1 p.m. will be the free Peace on Earth Festival at the Greek Theater on the UA campus, with performances by David’s Pegasus, Family Dogs, The Dr. and the Deal and the New Cliches.
Country music star Joe Nichols will be back home in NWA for a Saturday night show at the Arkansas Naturals Stadium in Springdale.
Wednesday night George’s will host New York’s The Maybelles, an all-women string band featuring Jan Bell, Melissa Carper and Katy Cox who have mastered the art of harmony and spiced up the bluegrass genre with some spirited fire. David Singleton will open.
Next Thursday night, Oct. 16, you can catch local indy rockers The Countelife, Man the Helm, Friday Maybe Saturday and Mt. Comfort at George’s. Man The Helm and The Counterlife will have their new shared seven-inch single in hand, to pass to your hands. Both bands will have full-length releases out later this year.

Two swell art events are happening Saturday that will offer art by local artists and the opportunity to be outside and enjoy autumn in the Ozarks.
Terra Studios, that magical place east of Fayetteville, has undergone some recent renovations and will hold a grand opening from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The Ward family took a forest and added elves and other fantasy creatures, which make this a magical place. On Saturday, the new Muse Gallery and Coffee House will open. There will be art by more than 30 regional artists and culinary delights by local chefs and bakeries. It’s a great place for kids and adults alike. You can walk the labyrinth, stroll through the art park and let the kids burn off some energy on the beautiful grounds. There will be music by Bonnie and Steve Turner, Broad Daylight, Harmonia, Jori Costello and Strange Heroes Lite. Terra is 14 miles east of Fayetteville, off Ark-16 East at 12103 Hazel Valley. Rd. Watch for the Bluebird sign.
Some of Fayetteville most revered artists live on Sutton Street, a few blocks north of East Dickson Street in the historic district between Washington Street and Olive Street. This Saturday, these artists are opening their studios and inviting some of their artist friends to join them for the in the Sutton Street Art Walk from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Artists who will be showing their work are painters William Mayes Flanagan, Jan Gosnell and Anne Jenkins, photographer Don House and sculptor Chris Weaver. Gosnell has been conceiving and drawing the Free Weekly’s editorial cartoons for five years now. He’s also an author, painter, printmaker, instructor and businessman. His paintings grace the walls of actors Gregory Peck, Stacey Keach, as well as Bill Clinton, Sen. David Pryor, and many fellow artists including Donald Roller Wilson. Guaranteed to be a good time.

This is the weekend. The Northwest Arkansas Gridiron Show, that much anticipated annual event when local journalists take the stage to roast the newsmakers, opens Friday for a two night run at the Rogers Little Theater. This year’s show, “It’s the Comedy, Stupid!” lampoons fuel prices, UA sports, the Benton County jail, local and national elections and of course Sarah Palin. And the finale? The uproarious “ObamaMia.” Performances at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the door.

Another notable production is opening on Friday, too. The University Theater is staging Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline” Oct. 11-19. The tragicomedy is about forgiveness and reconciliation with a plot involving a wicked stepmother, exile, disguise, fidelity and war. The play is directed by Mavourneen Dwyer and the cast includes Patrice Foster, Will Grayson. Andy Green, Laura Harrell, Francis Humphries, Thomas Hunter, Josh Kellman and Gabe Templin.
Performances at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Wednesday through Oct. 18 and at 2 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 19 at the University Theatre on the UA campus. Tickets are $14 by calling 575-4752.

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