Sunrise yoga and "Little Mermaid" singalong included.
Thursday, Aug. 9
"9 to 5" Screening at Crush Wine Bar: Well, hello, Dolly. 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.
A Woman Empowered: An Evening with Sarah Catherine Gutierrez at Club 27: As a continuation of the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas' Stories of Empowerment series hosted in collaboration with ESSE Purse Museum, the WFA is now launching a new series featuring intimate conversation with women and their journeys to economic security. The series kicks off with Sarah Catherine Gutierrez, certified financial planner and founder of Aptus Financial. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
Art of Fashion with Dallas Shaw at the Arkansas Arts Center: In this popular lecture series, distinguished guests discuss the role of fashion in art, history and culture. This weekend, guests will hear from fashion illustrator and visual director Dallas Shaw with a lecture titled Art of Fashion: The Way She Wears It. The evening begins with a wine reception at 5:30 p.m. before the lecture starts at 6 p.m. Stick around afterward for a pop-up shop in collaboration with Dillard’s Park Plaza featuring brands Dallas has designed for, including Ted Baker, Kate Spade, Ralph Lauren and Chanel cosmetics. For more info, click here.
4:30 Thursday at Rebel Kettle Brewing Co.: The mission of this brewery’s weekly meetup is to make your week even more awesome, and that goes extra for this week. Come meet your new favorite brew — a Hoppy Wheat with "a slight tartness which complements the intensely fruity hop blend." The best part? A dollar of every pint purchase goes to ALS research. Stop in at, duh, 4:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
Friday, Aug. 10
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 Bella Vita's third annual Summer Shindig Party (complete with Lost Forty brews) all to benefit The Van. More on that here. Other participating locations include the CALS Butler Center and the Historic Arkansas Museum. The fun lasts until 8 p.m. For more info, click here.
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Tiffany Concert at Park Plaza Mall: I think we're alone now … except for all the screaming fans. Park Plaza is celebrating its 30th anniversary this weekend with all sorts of throwback fun (see the full schedule here), but Tiffany takes the Aquanet cake. It starts with a DJ playing '80s hits at 6 p.m. and Tiffany goes on at 7 p.m. for a good, ol' fashioned mall concert. For more info, click here.
Saturday, Aug. 11
Sunrise Yoga at Two Rivers Park: Yes, it's early, but the view it worth it. Join fitness instructor Kelly Ransom for this all-levels yoga sesh that's free with a donation for a local pet charity (i.e. treats, collars, beds, cash money, etc.). The namaste goes down across the bridge beginning at 6 a.m. For more info, click here.
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Second Saturday Celebration at Little Rock Farmers Market in the River Market: Happy National Farmers Market Week! To end the seven days of delicious celebrations, the market is adding a few more perks to its regular meetup. Along with snagging the freshest veggies around, you can also meet the animals at Cockrill’s Critters Farm Animal Petting Zoo, learn at the feet of the Master Gardeners of Little Rock and more. The Little Rock Farmers Market is open from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more info, click here.
Thursday - Saturday, Aug. 9-11
Farewell to Summer Celebration at Petit & Keet: This WLR restaurant is raising a glass to the end of summer vacay with a lineup of exotic eats and drinks. Stop in and sip on an Isle of Fire made with rum, orgeat, pineapple, island spice and served in a pineapple on fire (yes, really), and get an order of tempura shrimp with mango gastrique for good measure. Be there 4-10 p.m. any night. For more info, click here.
Friday - Sunday, Aug. 10-12
Paws at the Net Tournament at Rebsamen Tennis Center: It's a love-love situation. This three-day, USTA-sanctioned, downright adorable tennis tournament benefits Central Arkansas Rescue Effort for Animals. Attendees will enjoy competitive matches, food, drinks a silent auction, and will even get to meet some of CARE’s rescued cats and dogs that are up for adoption. For more info, click here.
Kaleidoscope Film Festival across the metro: Now in its fourth year, this LGBT film fest “celebrates the diversity of the LGBT community and filmmakers by presenting poignant and thought-provoking films documenting LGBT lives truthfully and with respect.” Kaleidoscope 2018 includes everything from screenings and Q&As to a "Little Mermaid" singalong and Queer Arts Street Fair, and of course the crowd favorite drag queen brunch at various venues around the city. The fest runs Aug. 10-18. For more info, click here.