Little Rock Weekend Guide: June 20-23

Summer is officially here and the city is welcoming her with markets, shows and a whole lot of brunch food. Let’s get into it.


Thursday, June 20

Charcuterie Tasting at Colonial Wines & Spirits // Well, that’s happy hour settled. This in-store tasting event is taking things up a notch with some delicious charcuterie bites from Tanushree Dey of Boards By T. The Colonial pros will also be on hand to pair some wine, sake and beer. Stop by 4-6 p.m. Learn more here.

Ladies Night Out at Painted Tree // Retail therapy is real, especially when your girlfriends are involved. Load up and meet up at the WLR market to cruise the local vendor booths and get in on the snacks, sales and live music. Shop 6-9 p.m. Learn more here.

Summer Speaker Series at Sixth House Studio // This season, the downtown yoga studio is welcoming local wellness pros covering a variety of topics. Up next is a farming panel discussion with Ekko Barnhill of Barnhill Orchards, Cory Babb of Firelight Farm and Brian Gardner of Driftwood Farms, moderated by Helen Grace King of Sixth House, Flora Jean’s and At the Corner. The session includes a Q&A and plant-focused eats from Flora Jean’s. It starts at 6:15 p.m. Learn more here.

Plus: Tickets aren’t available to the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance event Serving Up Solutions on Thursday, but you can still donate to help the organization reach its fundraising goal. More on that here.


Friday, June 21

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 free lawn games 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

Third Friday Art Walk in Argenta // This monthly walk invites you to stroll through the Argenta Arts District’s lineup of special exhibits and events. Highlights include some live painting by Tim Jacobs at Mugs Cafe, some hands-on fun at The Hub and a paint-and-sip mocktail party at Argenta Library. The Art Walk starts at 5 p.m. Learn more here.

“Pride and Prejudice” Opening Night at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre // Jane Austen would be proud. The Rep is kicking off its first-ever SummerStage season with this beloved classic. The Bennet girls, the parties, the Darcy drama — it’s all here, and with “a fresh, comedic take.” The show runs through June and includes special tea parties for select performances. Friday’s show starts at 8 p.m. Learn more here.

What else is on the lineup? Catch up on the full season announcement here.


Saturday, June 22

BrunchFest at The Hall // Hold on to your stretchy pants. The Centers’ fundraising fest is back and it’s serving up some of the area’s best brunch bites and beverages. Expect eats from Boulevard, Kemuri, The Root, Leo’s, Bread Cheese Wine and a whole lot more, all to benefit the nonprofit. Come hungry 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Learn more here.

Before you go: Sip this bloody mary recipe with a kick.

Used Book Sale at Crying Weasel Vintage // Ok, so it’s not set in an old library basement, but that won’t slow us down. CALS is hosting a pop-up sale on the Hillcrest shop’s patio, with a few refreshments to help you beat the heat. Get your bookworm on from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Learn more here. 

“A Tale of Two Flurffys” at AMFA // If your littles have met Flurffy roaming around the museum, there’s a good chance they’re fans of the pink puppy puppet. This new half-hour show revolves around an adventure of mistaken identity with equally fluffy cousin Murphy. Catch it at 11 a.m. and noon on Saturdays through July. Learn more here.

Speaking of pups: Cast your vote in round one of our Cutest Dog Contest before noon on Friday!

Neighborhood Pride Celebrations // There’s little more than a week left in June, but Pride events are still going strong. Both The Filling Station and The Market at Pettaway have stacked lineups of food trucks, drinks, vendors and music in store. The Park Hill fun starts at noon, and the Pettaway party lasts from 4-9 p.m.


Thursday – Saturday, June 20-22

Movies at Ron Robinson Theater // The popcorn is flowing once again at the CALS theater in the River Market. Up first is “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” on Thursday and “The Goonies” on Friday, both at 7 p.m. On Saturday is the next Exhibition on Screen installment “Cezanne: Portraits of a Life” at 4 p.m., followed by an interactive screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at 8 p.m. Learn more here.


Sunday, June 23

Minding My Black-Owned Business Vendor Expo at the Brandon House Cultural & Performing Arts Center // Wallets at the ready. Along with the chance for entrepreneurs to showcase their businesses, this annual event invites those who are passionate about supporting Black-owned businesses to do just that. This year’s event promises more than 50 vendors, plus food trucks, giveaways and live performances. Check it out 1-5 p.m. Learn more here.

Arkansas Classics: “One False Move” at AMFA // The Arkansas Cinema Society is setting its lens on the local scene for its latest film series. Next in the lineup is this 1992 flick that stars and was written by Arkansas native Billy Bob Thornton, following a band of outlaws hiding out in Star City. Showtime is 2:30 p.m. Learn more here.

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