Little Rock Weekend Guide: June 13-16

From full-on festivals to movie marathons, this weekend’s lineup is bringing the heat. Let’s get into it.


Thursday, June 13

River Market Live at the River Market Pavilions // Get into the groove, downtown. After a celebrated debut last summer, this concert series brings free concerts to the River Market crowds. Up next are Bad Habit and Tragikly White, not to mention food trucks and Diamond Bear serving up craft brews. Showtime is 6 p.m. Learn more here.

A Night of Reel Queer Cinema at Ron Robinson Theater // The Made in Arkansas Film Festival is expanding its offerings throughout the year, and that includes monthly screenings at the downtown theater. This month’s Pride lineup features 10 short films followed by a Q&A with Zack Baker and Will Moon of Reel Queer. Showtime is 7 p.m. Learn more here.

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Friday, June 14

2nd Friday Art Night in Downtown Little Rock // It’s 2FAN time, aka the monthly lineup of downtown businesses opening their doors for after-hours artistic fun. Highlights this month include some embellished hair braiding at Bella Vita, art vendors at the CALS Rock It! Lab and concerts and drinks at the Historic Arkansas Museum. 2FAN runs 5-8 p.m. Learn more here.

Fridays on the Lawn at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts // As if you needed another reason to visit the AMFA, Fridays in June now mean lawn games, music, drinks and art classes on the MacArthur Park grounds. Stop by 5-8 p.m. Learn more here.

Read the June cover story: Framing the Future for AMFA

James Taylor at Simmons Bank Arena // How sweet it is. The iconic singer/songwriter and his band will once again bring their legendary sound to the North Little Rock stage. Showtime is 8 p.m. Learn more here.

Plus: The American Cancer Society event Best Dressed Little Rock is sold out, but you can still donate to help the nonprofit reach its fundraising goal. More on that here. And check out our June feature story with honoree Madison Homra.


Thursday & Friday, June 13 & 14

Tiger Palace at The Bagel Shop // The SoMa eatery keeps the fun menus coming, and this one-time-only feast is just that. This time, guests can get in on Americanized bar food with Thai and Indian twists. Dinner is served from 5 p.m. until sold out, and their special menus tend to go fast. Learn more here.


Saturday, June 15

Pocket Park Pop-Up at the Main Street Pocket Park // Another outdoor market in LR? Don’t mind if we do. This weekend brings the return of the monthly pop-up, and it promises tons of artists, vintage pieces and local goodness. Come shop noon – 5 p.m. Learn more here.

Movies at Ron Robinson Theater // The popcorn is flowing once again at the CALS theater in the River Market. Up first is “Babe” at 12:30 p.m., followed by National Theatre Live Presents: “Vanya” at 3 p.m. and “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” at 8 p.m. Learn more here.


Sunday, June 16

Father’s Day Bash at Rusty Tractor Vineyards // Great food and music await Pops at this event in the vineyards’ Sunset Lodge. Along with all the cocktail, beer and wine options, Fassler Hall will be on site serving the eats, while Bad Habit plays the classics. The fun lasts noon – 4 p.m. Learn more here.

Not sure where else to take The Old Man? Try these:

Psst! Here are a few last-minute Father’s Day gifts ideas.

Arkansas Classics: “White Lightning” at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts // The Arkansas Cinema Society is setting its lens on the local scene for its latest film series. Next in the lineup is this 1973 action flick filmed and set in central Arkansas and starring revenge-seeking moonshiner Burt Reynolds. Showtime is 2:30 p.m. Learn more here.


Thursday – Sunday, June 13-16

Juneteenth Celebrations Around the Metro // While the federal holiday isn’t technically until Wednesday, the freedom celebrations are kicking off early this weekend and in full force. A few to put on your to-do list include:

Find more local Juneteenth events here.

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