With the Texas-Arkansas rivalry game on the calendar Saturday, students are gearing up for a busy few days. While the game might be the main attraction this weekend, there are several other options for locals to have fun and be entertained.
Rock-n-roll funk band Khaki Onion is playing at George’s Majestic Lounge at 9:30 p.m. Friday. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and admission is $10 per person.
The weekly Fayetteville Farmers Market will take place at the Fayetteville Historic Downtown Square on Saturday. Customers can shop for local produce, listen to live music and network with local businesses and vendors between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admission is free, and mask-wearing and social distancing is enforced.
Razorback fans can attend the Arkansas vs. Texas football game Saturday, with kickoff at 6 p.m. Students with an access pass are encouraged to wear white. Game-goers can camp out outside Gate 17 the night before and rent tents from the University Recreation center. Camping registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The SEC Nation will be broadcasting live starting at 8 a.m. and the first 200 people to arrive at Lot 44 will get free Whataburger chicken biscuits. Starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, HogTown on Maple Street will kick off with live music, food trucks and broadcasts of other football games around the country.
Premiering Sept. 3, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” has already earned a substantial number of viewers and good reviews. The movie is part of phase four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is an integral part of the saga for any Marvel fan to catch. The movie is showing at AMC Fiesta Square 12 and Malco Razorback Cinema all weekend. Face coverings are required for attendees at both theaters, regardless of vaccination status.
Rock band Cousin Smitty will perform at George’s Majestic Lounge starting at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 7 p.m. and admission is $5 per person. Tickets can be purchased on the George’s Majestic Lounge website.
On Sunday, the Ozark Mountain Bagel Co. staff will celebrate the grand opening of a food truck located at the Yacht Club on College Ave. The truck will offer food specials all day, from 7 a.m. until they are sold out. From 5 - 7 p.m., folk singer and songwriter Ashtyn Barbaree will perform live as giveaways and free samples are distributed. There will also be a “Bagel to Bagel Challenge,” in which individuals can either run or bike from the Bentonville location to the food truck location, or vice versa, and get a discount.