Perhaps you were already asleep, but there was a nice little rain shower about 11 p.m. Wednesday night. And even if you didn’t notice it, you probably did notice the slightly cooler temperatures that followed, which will continue into the weekend.
Which means you should take advantage of a respite from the heat.
Here are a couple ideas for getting out of the house.
How about a drive to Eureka Springs? That’s where Deadstring Brothers will perform on Saturday (Aug. 11).
The Deadstring Brothers’ newest release, “Sao Paulo,” has earned the classic rock/blues/folk revivalists much critical praise. United Kingdom magazine Maverick called it “heart-wrenching, bulldozing, guitar-laden, in-your-face country rock” and Nashville Scene says it’s “an uncanny approximation of the Stones in their raunchy ’70s prime.” The group visits Chelsea’s Corner Cafe in Eureka Springs for a show at 8 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.
In Fayetteville tonight (Aug. 10) are a group of video game artists who are in town for a joint show. They’ll perform tonight at the Smoke & Barrel Tavern in Fayetteville. Among those performing are brentalfloss from New York City, rapper Lucio from Fayetteville, Those Who Fight, who interpret ‘Final Fantasy’ music, the Descendants of Erdrick from Austin, Texas, and local funk band The OneUps. Admission to the 9 p.m. show is $5.
If you truly want to be outdoors this weekend, how about visiting the Tontitown Grape Festival? They have chicken and spaghetti dinners and live music, highlighted by Studio B tonight and Junior Brown on Saturday.
There’s a monster tribute show at George’s on Saturday, too. Expect bands interpreting Pantera, Tool and Alice in Chains.
What’s on your radar?