Little Rock Weekend Guide: June 27-30

Another month is coming to a close in the capital city, and it’s going out in style. Let’s get into it.


Thursday, June 27

Passport Dinner: Greece at Petit & Keet // For flavors not of this continent, hit the latest in this WLR restaurant’s Passport Dinner series. The Greek-inspired menu is curated by executive chef Alan Napier and sous chef Jessica Basto, and includes grilled lamb chop, halibut stew, blackberry orange blossom ice cream and more. It starts at 6:30 p.m. Learn more here.

Rooftop Cinema: “Arthur the King” at Sixth & Scott // Time for another movie night with a view. Next up in the summer lineup for Rooftop Cinema (the latest evolution of the free Movies in the Park series) is this 2024 flick starring Mark Wahlberg as an adventure racer who brings a stray dog along for the journey. Stone’s Throw will be on hand for beer purchases, and you can bring chairs and blankets to spread out and enjoy the view from atop the parking deck. Showtime is at sunset, or about 8:30 p.m. In case of rain, the screening will take place on a lower level. Learn more here.

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Friday, June 28

“Delta Triennial Exhibition Opening Day at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts // The “Delta is one of AMFA’s most iconic shows, designed to highlight a wide range of artists and media from across the Mid-South. This year is a special one for the juried exhibit, marking its first as a triennial event. Be the almost-first to see it (members got a preview Thursday night) and explore during museum hours of 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Learn more here. Bonus: Come in the afternoon and stick around for the last edition of Fridays on the Lawn.

Argenta Vibe Music Series at Argenta Plaza // These are the vibes you’re looking for. The NLR neighborhood’s free outdoor concert series continues its 2024 season with live music from Arkansauce and Mömandpöp, plus local eats, drinks and VIP tickets. Gates open at 6 p.m. Learn more here.

Speakeasy & Silent Auction at Rock Town Distillery // When they say “all that jazz,” this is what they mean. The Actors Theatre of Little Rock is gearing up for its July production of “Chicago” — an immersive show at that — by hosting a night of cocktails, bites, show previews and fundraising to keep it all going. It starts at 7 p.m. Learn more here.

Grand Opening at GiGi’s Lounge // It was only a matter of time before a new hot spot moved into the old South on Main location (most recently held by The Busker) and now is that time. The SoMa restaurant is kicking off a new era with a night packed with local music and good eats. The party starts at 8 p.m. Learn more here.


Thursday & Friday, June 27 & 28

Classic Movies at Ron Robinson Theater // The popcorn is flowing once again at the CALS theater in the River Market. Up first is “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar” on Thursday, then “Jurassic Park” on Friday. Showtime is 7 p.m. both nights. Learn more here.


Saturday, June 29

Faulkner Lake Orchard Peach Festival // Goin’ to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches. The NLR farm’s annual peach fest (and feast) is back offering up lawn games, vendors, hay rides and tons of sweet, peachy treats. It starts at 9 a.m. Learn more here. 

Yoga in the Rock at Rock City Yacht Club // Let the zen begin. Close out the week and get your ohm on at this outdoor community class with a perfect view of the water, this time led by Sarah Thomas with DJ Nick Hud. BYO-mat, if you’ve got it. The session starts at 10 a.m. Learn more here. Update: Due to weather concerns, this event has been canceled.

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Camp Wig Dog at 624 Rock St. // The artists behind Wig Dog Press are giving us all the summer camp vibes we crave. Come get in on crafts, games, treats from Flake Baby and lots of screenprinted items up for grabs. Check it out starting at 6 p.m. Learn more here. 

Summer Suppers: Welcome to the Gayborhood at the Sam Scull House // We’re hungry already. The Quapaw Quarter Association is continuing its annual summer series at this historic home in the Governor’s Mansion District complete with bites from Trio’s and sips from Stone’s Throw and Rock Town Distillery. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. Learn more here.


Sunday, June 30

Arkansas Classics: “Mud” at AMFA // The Arkansas Cinema Society has set its lens on the local scene in this film series, and it’s closing strong. Screening this weekend is this 2012 flick starring Matthew McConaughey as a fugitive who befriends two boys on the banks of the Mississippi River. “Mud” was shot in Arkansas and has a crew full of locals, including director Jeff Nichols. Showtime is 2:30 p.m. Learn more here.

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Saturday & Sunday, June 29 & 30

Mural Installation Block Party in SoMa // The neighborhood is about to get even more colorful thanks to a new flower power mural covering the intersection of Main and 13th streets. The public is invited to join the artist Kait Culbertson by volunteering for painting shifts and getting in on tons of live music. It starts at 1 p.m. both days. Learn more here.

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