Alan Munde Gazette


We raved last week about the David Olney and Serigo Webb show at GoodFolk tonight, so this is a reminder that these first time visitors to NWA are promising to impress. GoodFolk is bringing in another big name on Friday, Alan Munde Gazette. The revered bluegrass gentlemen are led by Munde, one of the world’s best five-string banjo players. If you’re old enough to remember Country Gazette, you know Munde who is joined by Elliott Rogers (Townes Van Zandt, Lyle Lovett) and the talented Steve Smith, Bill Honker and Nate Lee. For tickets call 521-1812.



Also catching our ear this week are a couple of local groups that we haven’t heard from in awhile. Friday night, award winning alt country rockers Charliehorse will be at the Boom Boom Room. They’ll be taking their “Ozark American music” on a regional tour after the Friday show, so catch ’em while you can.                                                 The OneUps

ffw-0507-one-upsSaturday night get funky and get some jazz with The OneUps at Teatro Scarpino. The band is back in town after performing at Microsoft headquarters in San Francisco. It’s been more than a year since the band has played Teatro Scarpino, which is usually a sold out show. From 8 to 10, The OneUps will do a “sit and listen” jazz set with music from their upcoming “Super Mario Kart” album. From 11 to 1, they’ll go funky, so bring your dancing shoes. Five dollars gets you in for both shows.

Some Things Special
The Joe Martin Stage Race opens today. The race that is named for the late Joe Martin, an ad exec and cycling enthusiast, will draw more than 700 cyclists from 17 countries and more than 40 states in the 32nd annual event that runs through Sunday. The race offers $55,000 in prizes, is one of the oldest races in the country and is on USA Cycling’s National Race Calendar.
Friday, the women’s 64-mile race will conclude about 5 p.m. on Dickson Street followed by the Pro Men’s 110-mile road race about 6 p.m.                                                                          
Sunday, the event puts on a festival face as the final races are held in the Fayetteville Square area. From 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. there will be kids activities, food and vendor booths and the opportunity to see racers prepping their bikes for the competition. The pro womens race will start at noon and the men will roll at 1:30 p.m. There will be a fun ride for kids three to 12 at 12:30 p.m. To get in on the excitement go to A free event.
Some other activities slated for the week are:
First Thursday Art Walk from 5 to 8 p.m. today in downtown Fayetteville, The new Fayetteville Underground, in the basement of the old Bank of America Building is home to several working artists. Don’t miss the compelling “Art of War” exhibit that features 21 new painting in the setting of a Stonehenge-like memorial and the newest addition, the E Street Gallery, which will be holding a grand opening. At the ddp gallery on Mountain Street, several local artists working in a variety of mediums will be on hand for the opening night reception.
Tonight is the Live United fundraiser for the United Way at Masons in Fayetteville. Students from the University of Arkansas will show off their Live United designed t-shirts ala Project Runway at 6 p.m. Tickets are $35.
From noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, the Washington Elementary School PTO will hold its annual tour of homes fundraiser. Seven homes will be featured, most of them in the downtown Fayetteville area. Featured are a neoclassical revival built in 1906, a Craftsman bungalow, a 1915 Victorian home and the UA chancellor’s new home.  Tickets are $20-$25 by calling 409-8425.
A fundraiser for Arco Iris Earth Care Project will begin at 6 Saturday night at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall. For sale will be Medicine Shields designed by local artists. The wooden shields will be blessed in a traditional Native American pipe ceremony during the event. Steve and the Recliners will perform. Arco Iris is raising money to build an “earth school” to teach sustainable living practices. $15 adults and $7 children younger than 12.
And last, but not least, the Walton Arts Center is hosting Australia’s Ten Tenors tonight and the Broadway production of “Fiddler on the Roof” with Chaim Topol which runs through May 17th.

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