Weekender

As the fall season continues and the weather gets colder, there is a wide range of activities for Northwest Arkansans to enjoy this weekend, including concerts, movies and festivals. 

FRIDAY

Premiering Friday, “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” is a highly anticipated film that locals can catch at theatres across Fayetteville. 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.

The first Fresh Grass Festival will take place Oct. 1-2 at the Momentary in Bentonville, after last year’s planned event was cancelled because of the pandemic. This festival’s music lineup includes Billy Strings, Alison Brown, Smokey & the Mirror and the Steep Canyon Rangers. The event will also include local food, a kids' area and workshops inside the Momentary. Gates open at 4 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday, and tickets range from $70 for a Friday night pass to $120 for a two-day pass. Attendees must be fully vaccinated or present a negative COVID-19 test before entering.

Leah and the Mojo Doctors will be performing the Happy Hour show at George’s Majestic Lounge Friday at 6 p.m. The blues band will be kicking off an entire weekend of performances by different local bands. The event is for those 18 and older, and doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased on George’s Majestic Lounge website.

SATURDAY

Although the Razorback football game is away this week, fans can tune in to watch No. 2 Georgia and No. 8 Arkansas play in Athens, Georgia, with kickoff at 11 a.m. on ESPN.

Rapper Machine Gun Kelly will perform at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion in Rogers on Saturday for his "Tickets to My Downfall" tour. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m. The venue encourages attendees to wear masks regardless of vaccination status.

SUNDAY

Country singer Thomas Rhett will perform at the AMP as part of his "Center Point Road" tour Sunday evening. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m. Tickets for the show can still be purchased on the Walmart AMP website.

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