With temperatures falling gradually and Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s a good weekend for cozying up and winding down with loved ones. For optimal coziness, tune into the lighting of the Fayetteville Downtown Square. If winding down isn’t your thing, Fayetteville has you covered this weekend with live music and Razorback football.
Fayetteville residents can get their first peek of the long-treasured Lights of the Ozarks by watching the annual lighting night ceremony, which will be streamed virtually this year. Viewers can tune in starting at 6 p.m. on the 5 News TV channel or an alternative online livestream.
For those looking to get out of the house but not get too crazy, the Walton Arts Center will present a showing of “The Greatest Showman” from 3-5 p.m. Tickets are free with a reservation. Attendees are required to wear masks at all times except when consuming food or drink. Free disposable masks will be provided for those who need them.
The Arkansas Razorbacks will meet the LSU Tigers at home in the 66th classic rivalry game and one of the final football events of the season. Fans can watch the game live on the ESPN SEC Network, with kickoff at 11 a.m.
Local alt-rock band Boom Kinetic will play George’s Majestic Lounge starting at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets, at $12, are available online. Under COVID-19 guidelines, George’s is operating at two-thirds capacity, and temperature checks are required for attendees to enter the venue. Patrons must wear masks until food or a drink is purchased.
Fayetteville favorite Jess Jocoy will play an acoustic set at Six Twelve Coffeehouse & Bar, starting at 6 p.m. Patrons can enjoy live local music while sipping on one of Six Twelve’s specialty lattes or cocktails.
Those looking to do some holiday shopping this weekend might consider supporting small local businesses like Block Street Records, Savoy Tea Co, Shindig Paperie or the Freckled Hen House. Shoppers call each business or check online to learn more about masking and social distancing guidelines at businesses across NWA.