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Thursday, July 12
"Big Trouble in Little China" Screening at Crush Wine Bar: Kurt Russell is calling. Get in on this month's free Classics on the Patio screening with a great glass of wine in hand. The movie starts at sundown, or about 8:15 p.m. For more info, click here.
WAMA Summer Concert Series featuring Michael Barta at Wildwood Park for the Arts: Time to get your summer music fix. The Wildwood Academy of Music and the Arts (WAMA) provides audiences with a range of musical experiences in conjunction with guest artist master classes. This week's performer is violinist Michael Barta, who will be accompanied by Carl Anthony. The concert will be held in the Cabe Festival Theatre and starts at 7:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
Friday, July 13
Second Friday Art Night in downtown Little Rock: Bring on the 2FAN. It’s time for the monthly roundup of downtown businesses opening their doors for an after-hours gallery walk. Highlights include an exhibit of portraits created by Japanese Americans incarcerated in Arkansas during World War II at the CALS Butler Center, as well as a night of sipping Teaberry Kombucha at Bella Vita. The fun lasts until 8 p.m. For more info, click here.
Hat Club Classic at Rebsamen Park Golf Course: There's nothing like a good scramble. Now in its seventh year, this local favorite annual golf tournament will raise funds for Project Zero. The three-man scramble entry fees include lunch, drinks, range balls, green fees, prizes and more. Also returning this year is the post-tourney shootout, which is limited to 16 teams, but which all Classic competitors are invited to watch. Registration starts at 10 a.m. For more info, click here.
National French Fry Day at the Blue Canoe Brewing Warehouse: Now this is a holiday. Raise a toast to your favorite midnight snack at the BCBC Warehouse, where you can buy a pint and get free fries. We'll ketchup dunk to that. Be there 4-10 p.m. For more info, click here.
Saturday, July 14
The Green Corner Store's Ninth Birthday: Three cheers for birthdays! This SoMa staple will commemorate nine years of business with an under-the-sea-themed day of cupcakes, tea, sidewalk chalk and more. Expect mermaids. The party lasts from 12-4 p.m. For more info, click here.
Thursday - Saturday, July 12-14
Used Book Sale at the CALS Main Campus: Dear bookworms, you'll want to leave your cocoons for this one. The library basement is full of thousands of gently read books, and for the pocket change price tag, they are practically calling your name. Purchase a wristband and you'll get River Market Books & Gifts discounts and early entry at 5-7 p.m on Thursday. For the rest of us, sale hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Pro tip: Bring a backpack. For more info, click here.
Sunday, July 15
Sunset Lake Cruise at at Pinnacle Mountain State Park: You can pass on the SPF for this one, but you'll want to stock up on the DEET. Continuing its summertime lineup of evening/nighttime activities, the park has put together a ride that sets out from the Jolly Rogers Marina to give you the best view of the sunset over Lake Maumelle. Advance payment and registration are required. Set sail at 7:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
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National Loblolly Day at Loblolly Creamery Scoop Shop: Yep, more delicious holidays. Sunday not only marks the one-year anniversary of the SoMa shop's opening, but also National Ice Cream Day, and Loblolly is celebrating accordingly. They'll be hosting giveaways leading up to the big day, where they'll then debut a new surprise flavor and have even more giveaways. Shop hours are 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. For more info, click here.
One-Year Birthday Bash at Nexus Coffee & Creative: This is one seriously happy weekend. The downtown coffee shop is serving up discounts, special bites, live music and a big announcement at night. Stop in from 6-8 p.m. For more info, click here.
QQA Summer Suppers at The Root Cafe: The Quapaw Quarter Association is continuing its seasonal dinner series in SoMa with a five-course dinner with wine pairings by Sherwood Beverage. Expect eats like chilled green tomato and cucumber gazpacho with fried green tomato croutons. Dinnertime is 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
Friday - Sunday, July 13-15
Bella Rustina Modern Vintage Market at 117 Audubon Dr., Maumelle: Rejoice, estate sale lovers. This beloved market is back in a new location (taking over the former Walmart Neighborhood Market), complete with approximately 200 booths of antiques, vintage items and more from all over the country. Hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 12-5 p.m. on Sunday. For more info, click here.