Weekender

The Razorbacks will travel to Oxford, Mississippi, to play the Ole Miss Rebels this weekend, while local food, music and art events grace Northwest Arkansas and Daniel Craig’s highly-anticipated final appearance as James Bond premieres Friday. 

FRIDAY

“No Time To Die” premieres Friday and will be Daniel Craig’s fifth and final appearance as James Bond, after he spent more than 15 years playing the character. Audiences can see if Craig’s final performance as Bond will bring a satisfying conclusion to his version of the character’s arc. The movie will air at AMC Fiesta Square 12 and Malco Razorback Cinema all weekend. Face coverings are required for attendees at both theaters, regardless of vaccination status.

SATURDAY

The No. 13 Arkansas Razorbacks will head to Mississippi to play the No. 17 Ole Miss Rebels, with kickoff at 11 a.m. Saturday. Fans can tune in to watch the game airing from Oxford on ESPN. 

The Brewtober Chili Fest takes place Saturday from 5 to 9:30 p.m. at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Springdale. Attendees can enjoy live music, eat a variety of chilies and taste home-brewed beer. Attendees must be 21 years old and tickets are $30, $35 at the door. More information can be found on the event’s Facebook page. 

The Arkansalsa Fest, an arts and music festival that fundraises for community scholarships, starts Saturday in Springdale and will feature a parade, dance performances, food vendors, a car show and a “Best Tasting Salsa” contest. The event is open to the public and takes place at the Shiloh Square with festivities from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information can be found on the event’s Facebook page.

SUNDAY

George’s will host a “Shelter Jam” to benefit the 7Hills Homeless Center in Fayetteville. Local musicians including Funk Factory, Earl & Them and Jeremiah & the Band will play at the venue. There will also be a barbecue pit furnished by local restaurant Secondhand Smoke, and a silent auction along with the live music. Tickets to the event are $15 per person and can be purchased online. Proceeds will benefit 7Hills Homeless Center. 

Singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge will perform at the Walton Arts Center for her 2021 Tour. Tickets are $44 and the event starts at 7 p.m. Attendees must provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours prior to the show. Patrons inside the Walton Arts Center are required to wear masks at all times. Tickets can be purchased on the Walton Arts Center website.

Fayetteville’s only pinball bar, Pinpoint Fayetteville, will host an official Arkansas Malört launch party. Jeppson’s Malört is a Chicago-based brand of notoriously pungent liquor, and Pinpoint and Nightmare on Block Street, a Fayetteville pop-up bar, will be the first establishments in the state to carry it. Pinpoint’s event, “Taste The Horror” will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is open to members of the public over 21.

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