Weekender

This leap-day weekend in Fayetteville will bring a little something for everyone, from cosplayers to concert-goers. Northwest Arkansas residents can gear up for a comic convention, dance to live music and call the Hogs at multiple sporting events this weekend. Those looking for a more lowkey study break can catch a new movie or a comedy show.

FRIDAY

Arkansas Razorback Softball will compete in the Woo Pig Classic at Bogle Park, taking on Villanova at 4:45 p.m and Kent State at 7 p.m.

Arkansas Razorback Women’s Tennis will face off against Ole Miss at the Dills Indoor Tennis Center at 5 p.m.

Comedians Jenny Zigrino and Kelsey Cook will bring the laughs with a free show for students in the Arkansas Union Verizon Ballroom at 7 p.m

“The Invisible Man,” starring Elizabeth Moss, opens Friday. The psychological thriller follows a woman who suspects that her abusive ex-boyfriend has faked his death and found a way to invisibly stalk her. Adult tickets start at $10.96 at AMC Fiesta Square and $11 at Malco Razorback Cinema.

SATURDAY

Comic book and cult film lovers can nerd out at the 2020 Fayetteville Comic Show, Saturday from 10-6 and Sunday from 10-5. The convention will feature presentations, panels and meet-and-greets with guests such as the cast of “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.” Adult admission starts at $20 and prices vary for special events.

The Woo Pig Classic continues with Arkansas facing off against Florida State at 4:45 p.m. and Villanova at 7 p.m.

The NWA Swing Dance Society will show attendees a swinging good time at their Leap Day Swing event in the Verizon Ballroom at 6 p.m. The event will feature dance lessons, a live band and prize drawings. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for non-students.

The Arkansas Trombone Workshop will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

Country artist Jameson Rodgers will perform at George’s Majestic Lounge at 9 p.m. General admission tickets are $15. For $35, true fans can fawn over the performer at a pre-show VIP meet-and-greet event at 5:30 p.m.

EDM fiends can rave at the Dancefestopia Yellow Brick Road tour at 9:15 p.m. at Axis Lounge.

Acts featured include 3Fay and Dondo and tickets are $10.

SUNDAY

The Woo Pig Classic concludes with Arkansas vs. Kent State at 12:15 p.m.

Arkansas Razorbacks Men’s Tennis will take their turn against Ole Miss in the Dills Indoor Tennis Center at 1 p.m.

Arkansas Razorbacks Women’s Basketball will take on LSU in the Bud Walton Arena at 1 p.m.

Local indie-rock group Jamie Lou and the Hullabaloo will bring folksy alternative vibes to George’s Majestic Lounge at 2 p.m.

As part of the 2020 SHE Festival of Women in Music, guest artist Abbie Conant will perform in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

Sarah Komar is a staff reporter for The Arkansas Traveler.

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