Say it with us: Shark Week brunch.
Thursday, July 19
"Seinfeld" Trivia Night at The Flying Saucer: BYO-puffy shirt. The Saucer is hosting a night that will test your knowledge of close-talkers, sponges and Moops. Oh, sorry, we meant more. Games start at 7:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
WAMA Summer Concert Series featuring Satia Spencer 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 performance is by singer Satia Spencer and friends. The concert will be held in the Cabe Festival Theatre and starts at 7:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
ACCESS Bingo Bash at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic Church: If you say you don’t enjoy a good, old fashioned game of Bingo every once in a while, you’re fooling yourself. Well, here’s your chance to come clean. Hosted by the ACCESS in Action young professionals group, this annual party offers food, drinks, raffles, entertainment and lots of Bingo with big prizes. The numbers start rolling at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
A Century at the Cornish Party at the Cornish House: The house at 1800 S. Arch St. may be 101 years old, but that doesn't mean it can't still party. Benefiting Preserve Arkansas, this bash includes drinks, bites and tours of the 1917 house, as well as a chance to win a three-night stay there. The party starts at 5:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
Friday, July 20
Robert Baines Exhibit Opening at the Arkansas Arts Center: Celebrating the work of the master goldsmith, craftsman and scholar, the creations of the Australian National Living Treasure will be on view in "Robert Baines: Living Treasure and Fabulous Follies." The exhibit presents three stories projecting jewelry as material evidence of history, highlighting Baines' unique method of combining precious metals and contemporary materials to push the boundaries of what wearable art can be. Museum hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more info, click here.
Saturday, July 21
Sidewalk Sale at The Art Group Gallery: The Pleasant Ridge Town Center sidewalks are getting a little punch of color this weekend with this one-day sale. We suggest stocking up and giving your poor walls some love. Sale hours are 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more info, click here.
18th Birthday Wine Tasting at O'Looney's Wine & Liquor: Happy birthday indeed. Take a walk down Memory Lane with O'Looney's and sample of their favorite wines from their past 18 years of business. Bonus: This is set to be their biggest wine tasting of the year. Be there 2-4 p.m. For more info, click here.
Casino Night and Texas Hold'em Tournament at Next Level Events: Put on your poker face and head to the train station. It’s the eighth year for the Youth Home event and the stakes are bigger than ever. Play slots, blackjack, roulette and more all staffed by experienced dealers as you vie for chips redeemable for raffle tickets. And don’t worry, there’s plenty up for grabs over at the Texas Hold’em tables. Doors open at 3 p.m. for poker check-in. For more info, click here.
Argenta Reading Series with Jennifer Case at Argenta United Methodist Church: This monthly Argenta meetup has a goal to "connect writers directly with their audience" by inviting the two into an intimate space. This month, award-winning author Jennifer Case will present her work to the crowd, with Rhett Brinkley performing the opening reading. The night starts with wine at 6:30 p.m., and readings start at 7 p.m. For more info, click here.
Amp Out Alz at The Rev Room: You might want to do a few neck stretches before all the head banging you'll be doing at this rock 'n' roll-infused event. Alzheimer's Arkansas is hosting a night of rock in the River Market benefiting families with loved ones diagnosed with Alzheimer's. A night of great food and a silent auction awaits guests, as well as lots of live classic and contemporary rock music from local band ROXX. The fun begins and 7 p.m. For more info, click here.
Genealogy Workshop at Ron Robinson Theater: For those of you who are obsessed with Ancestry.com, you know have Saturday plans. The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies (aka CALS’s archival department) is offering a free genealogy workshop led by Juliana Szucs, who has worked for Ancestry.com for more than 20 years. Genealogists of all levels are invited to learn from lectures like "Meet John Smith: Tracing Ancestors with Common Monikers." The workshops lasts from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more info, click here.
Sunday, July 22
Grand Re-Opening Party at Reinvented Vintage: Hello, SoMa! This vintage store closed its Breckenridge Village doors and opened up shop on South Main last month, and now they're ready to celebrate. Expect local artists, canapes and desserts, drinks and door prizes. The event is free and is a great opportunity to tour the new shop and browse local goods. Party hours are 2-5 p.m. For more info, click here.
Saturday & Sunday, July 21 & 22
Shark Week Brunch at At the Corner: Hold on to your boats. The downtown diner is bringing back its popular two-day brunch event for all you wary beachgoers. Load up on themed bites from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Sunday. For more info, click here.
Friday - Sunday, July 20-22
E.Leigh’s Annual Tent Sale in Hillcrest: Get excited, shoppers. With this sale now in its sixth year, the boutique is pulling out all the stops with thousands (yes, really) of pieces up for grabs. This is your chance to get major brands for 90 percent off, as well as finds from the $5 and $10 racks of apparel, shoes and accessories. Trust us, you need to be there. Sale hours are 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday and 12-5 p.m. Sunday. God speed. For more info, click here.
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Clinton Presidential Center: Bottom's up. This al fresco production of Shakespeare's iconic play is presented by the Acansa Arts Festival and is free to the public. Bring a picnic and lots of bug spray and enjoy this classic while overlooking the Arkansas River and Rock Island Bridge. Showtime is 6:30 p.m. every night. For more info, click here.