Arkansas’s oldest and longest-running live music venue and Dickson Street icon is celebrating its 90th birthday. George’s Majestic Lounge has officially been around for a full 360 seasons of great music – that is 90 wonderful years.
Did you know that there is currently a not-so-secret pop-up art sale happening in downtown Fayetteville? Fenix Fayetteville is a new group of emerging and established artists in Northwest Arkansas who have combined their talents and set up this pop-up shop just in time for the holidays.From now until Sunday December 18, stop by the former Beaver Electric Building (208 N. Block Ave.) between the hours of 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. to see the artsy goodness for yourself and purchase a unique handmade gift for that free spirited family member on your shopping list. Featuring all types of mediums, you’re sure to find something cool in the mix of painting, photography, textile art, ceramics, ornaments and more!
We love food with a cause and that’s why we’re excited about our newest food truck in town. Tandem Tacos opened its airstream to the public last Thursday and they are now cooking up tacos in the downtown district.Tandem Tacos serves unique tacos for breakfast and lunch with fun local names like “The Fayetteville” and “The Old Main.” After checking out the menu and watching orders being plated, we decided you can’t go wrong with anything. The portions look delicious and large enough to tame any hungry beast.
There’s a new place to sit and sip on delicious coffee in Fayetteville. The Grounds Coffee Shop is officially opening its doors today just in time for the cool fall and winter months. Opened by the floral masterminds behind Pigmint and Garden Living, The Grounds will serve up local Onyx coffee with a side of plants.
Fayetteville in the Fall is the perfect setting for outdoor enthusiasts and those looking to be active. Along with an abundance of hiking trails, biking opportunities, canoeing, fishing and more, Fayetteville has many races to get you out and moving. Check out our list of races that you won’t want to miss.
TheatreSquared will produce Lauren Gunderson’s critically acclaimed new drama, "I And You," which begins performances October 12 in Northwest Arkansas. This “sharp and funny, buoyant” (Washington Post) new drama about the existential crisis of being an almost-adult is the winner of 2014 American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award. Classmates but virtual strangers, Caroline and Anthony are thrust together by a school project — which, he sheepishly tells her, is due tomorrow. Homebound by illness, Caroline is less than welcoming of Anthony, whose pathetic poster on Walt Whitman may be beyond rescue. But, as the poetry project progresses, Caroline finds herself opening up in ways she never expected, and the two discover a deeper mystery has brought them together. Performances are scheduled for October 12–November 6, 2016, with tickets ($15-$40) available at theatre2.org or (479) 443-5600.
Fayetteville, Arkansas is known as a great arts destination with many public works from large murals to little-known gems tucked in the nooks and crannies. We recently wandered around Fayetteville taking in the natural beauty and snapped a few shots of some of our favorite art pieces. If you haven’t explored the art scene in Fayetteville, add that to your bucket list! Check these out: 1. Traffic boxes (pictured above) are often overlooked, but an initiative by the Fayetteville Police Department has spiced them up in an effort to discourage graffiti and add beauty to the town. The box was painted by the Fayetteville High School Art Department and is at the intersection of Arkansas Avenue and Dickson Street by the Kappa Sigma house on the edge of the University of Arkansas campus.
The Fayetteville Public library will host an event this Saturday, July 30, from 10:30a.m.-12:30p.m., to conclude their summer reading program and to celebrate 100 years of service.The event will include live music, a juggling act, sponsored food and appearances by Mayor Lioneld Jordan and a representative from the office on Congressman Steve Womack.