It may be hot, but that doesn't mean we all get free passes to be boring. There's plenty going on around the city this weekend from concerts to casino nights to inflatable cheetahs. Take your pick and let's do this thing.
Thursday, July 16
Old Crow Medicine Show at the Clinton Presidential Park, Little Rock: It’s a known fact that if someone hears the song “Wagon Wheel,” they are physically compelled to sing along. Now you can join in with the band in real life on the front lawn of the Clinton Center. The award-winning Old Crow Medicine Show will perform new hits and old favorites, all the stuff you want to hear. It’s going to be good. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
ACCESS Bingo Bash at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic Church, Little Rock: If you say you don’t enjoy a good, old fashioned game of Bingo every once in a while, you’re lying. Well, here’s your chance to come clean. Organized by the ACCESS in Action young professionals group, you can expect a wild party with food, drinks, dinner, entertainment and lots of Bingo. Ok, so maybe it’s not a rave or anything, but it’s still a ton of fun, and it helps raise funds for the works ACCESS does with kids with learning disabilities. That sounds ideal to us. The numbers start rolling at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
Ales for ALS at the Flying Saucer, Little Rock: You are right at the edge of Friday, and you deserve a drink. How about a glass of the rare Stone's Throw Barrel-Aged Anniversary Stout? No? Maybe a Stone’s Throw swag table? Still not sold? What if we told you a dollar of every stout purchase goes to ALS research? Yeah, we thought that’d grab your attention. It starts at 5 p.m. For more info, click here.
Friday, July 17
2015 Rotaract Club of Little Rock Golf Classic at the Rebsamen Park Golf Course, Little Rock: Hope your swing is in shape. The annual golf tournament kicks off this weekend, with benefits going toward P.A.R.K., the summer/after school program for kids in Little Rock. Just make sure you stay hydrated out there, folks. Tee-off is at 8 a.m. For more info, click here.
Third Friday Argenta Art Walk in downtown Argenta, North Little Rock: Lace up your walking shoes and hit the streets. Every month, the Argenta Arts District opens up with special exhibits for folks to peruse. Walkable galleries include Greg Thompson Fine Art, Mugs Cafe and the Argenta Gallery. You can even stop in at the Innovation Hub for a look at some ice cream-flavored art, and maybe a taste of some Loblolly while you’re at it. The Third Friday Art Walk runs from 5-8 p.m. For more info, click here.
Saturday, July 18
The Glo Run 5K at Burns Park, North Little Rock: What’s striped, spotted and glows all over? It’s the safari-themed nighttime fun run that’s making it’s way into town. There are neon lights, bibs, “GloGear,” giant inflatable light-up safari animals, a costume contest and event a black light after party. It’s not a timed event, so don’t worry and just have some fun. Start time is at 8:50 p.m. For more info, click here.
Arkansas Brewers Festival at the Arkansas State Fair Grounds, Little Rock: For the first time ever, the Arkansas Brewers Guild is using its annual conference as a chance to celebrate the brewing community with the larger Little Rock community. At night, the doors will open to the public with a variety of local breweries to sample, concessions and even a little help from Uber to get you home safe. General admission gets you 10 samples, while a VIP ticket gets you 25 and a commemorative glass. The fun starts at 7 p.m. For more info, click here.
Brunch with Chef Matt Bell of South on Main at Eggshells Kitchen Co., Little Rock: Is it just us, or do Eggshells' cooking classes keep getting better and better? For the longest time, we held out hope that one day, the folks at South on Main would grant the wish of the masses and start up a brunch menu. They heard the cry of their people and put together a fabulously Southern list of offerings that only they could provide, and Little Rock ate and saw that it was good. Stop in for a hallelujah how-to from the restaurant's head chef, and you won't leave disappointed. Click here to register.
Youth Home’s Casino Night and Texas Hold’em Tournament at Next Level Events, Little Rock: Now in its fifth year, the annual fundraiser offers players food from Bar Louie, drinks from 107 Liquor, a whole slew of casino games (including a poker tourney, of course) and some pretty sweet prizes for the big winners. There’s a player reception at 4 p.m., and play starts at 5 p.m. For more info, click here.
Thursday-Sunday, July 16-19
Central Arkansas Library System’s Used Book Sale at the Main Library Campus, Little Rock: Oh, yes. It’s that time again where you grab all the old backpacks you can find and head to the library to stock up on used books. We’re talking 200,000 books for 50 cents or a dollar. If you’re like us and go into kid-in-a-candy-store mode, you may want to consider purchasing a wristband that will get you in early, plus some extra discounts. For everyone else, doors open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. For more info, click here.
57th Annual Delta Exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock: Since its beginning in 1958, the "Delta Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture" has grown to encompass works in every media, showcasing the works of Mississippi Delta region artists. Visitors will experience common threads of the region’s strong traditions of craftsmanship and observation, combined with innovative use of materials and an experimental approach to subject matter. AAC hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. For more info, click here.