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Thursday, Sept. 13
"History of the World, Part I" Screening at Crush Wine Bar: Things are getting ridiculous, Mel Brooks style. Get in on this month's free Classics on the Patio screening — the last of the season — with a great glass of wine in hand. The movie starts at sundown, or about 8:15 p.m. For more info, click here.
Beige x Nordstrom Beauty Event at Beige: Now, this is a thing of beauty. The local boutique is partnering with Nordstrom for an exclusive in-store beauty event featuring Charlotte Tilbury and Le Labo, two brands not currently available in Arkansas. The event will include complimentary makeovers with Charlotte Tilbury products, fragrance sampling with Le Labo and mimosas. Store hours are 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
BBBSCA Toast & Roast at Embassy Suites: It's all about the laughs at this annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas event. In addition to poking fun at 2018 honoree Judy Love, the evening also includes tapas, drinks, live entertainment and a silent auction, all to benefit the BBBSCA's mission of bettering the lives of children in central Arkansas. The party starts with a VIP reception at 5:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
Ying Quartet Concert at UA Little Rock: Kicking off this year's Chamber Music Society of Little Rock season is none other than this Grammy-nominated quartet. The group will play the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, where attendees can stick around afterward for complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine. Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
Friday, Sept. 14
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 a pop-up art event in the 500 block of Main Street and Core Brewing tastings on the trolley. Other participating locations include the Old State House Museum, the Historic Arkansas Museum and an open house for the new Downtown Little Rock Partnership headquarters. The fun lasts until 8 p.m. For more info, click here.
Power of the Purse at the Statehouse Convention Center: Every year, the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas Power of the Purse luncheon showcases the incredible work women are doing across the state. This year's event will honor Marcy Doderer as Woman of the Year in Business, Ellon Cockrill as Woman of the Year in Philanthropy, Annie Abrams as First Lady’s Woman in Public Service and Mary Louise Williams with the Brownie Ledbetter Civic Engagement Award. The luncheon begins at 11 a.m. For more info, click here.
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Saturday, Sept. 15
Conquer the Gauntlet at Stone Links Golf Course: Steel yourself, Little Rock. This race is making its annual stop in our city with four miles and 25 obstacles standing between you and the finish line. The day includes food, drinks and even a half-mile course for the kiddos. Start time is 8 a.m. For more info, click here.
Black Food Truck Festival at Philander Smith College: Now in its third year, this Arkansas Association of Black Professionals event invites you to "celebrate black entrepreneurship and culinary skills while showcasing the cultural diversity of African American businesses." Load up the whole family and come get your fill from black-owned businesses like food trucks, caterers, restaurants and vendors. Show up between 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. for the eats. For more info, click here.
Oktoberfest at Fassler Hall: Oktoberfest in September? Don't mind if we do. The German beer hall is hosting its first-ever Oktoberfest and doing it big with a day full of games, live entertainment, traditional eats and yes, beer. It all starts with weeine dog races at noon. You read that right. For more info, click here.
"Grease" Singalong at Argenta Community Theater: This NLR theater is getting a solid dose of Travolta this weekend. Join in this "Grease" screening/singalong event that benefits Hope Rises through Party With a Heart. Come in costume and prepare to sing your lungs out, you Pink Lady, you. The party starts at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
Star Party at Pinnacle Mountain State Park: Get out of here, clouds. We've got some star gazing to do. Weather permitting, you can try your hand at amateur astronomy from one of the region's best viewing spots. Telescopes will be provided by the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society, so all you have to do is show up to the Pinnacle visitor center and bring your eyeballs. The party starts at 8:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
Thursday - Saturday, Sept. 13-15
WCF Pop-Up Shop at the Outlets of Little Rock: Is that you, Jimmy Choo? This annual Women & Children First event offers gently used women's and men's pieces along with brand new clothes and accessories from some of Little Rock's most loved boutiques. Guests have their pick of everything from evening gowns to furniture to fall shoes and more, all in one place. There’s a a Shop & Sip Preview Party from 5-8 p.m. Thursday complete with wine, hors d’oeuvres and first dibs. Regular shopping hours are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday and 9 - 5 p.m. Saturday. For more info, click here.
Friday - Sunday, Sept. 14-16
Vintage Market Days at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds: Flea market fabulous is officially a thing. This traveling pop-up market is setting up shop so that locals can get their fill of clothing, outdoor furnishings, antiques, art, home goods, food trucks, live music and more. Shopping hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. all three days. Tickets are available at the gate. For more info, click here.
Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 15 & 16
Artisan Pop-Up at Clinton Presidential Center: In honor of the Monday opening of the new "The White House Collection of American Crafts: 25th Anniversary Exhibit," the center is hosting a pop-up shop featuring works from renowned craft artists like Korto Momolu. Shop hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Hillz herself is even set to appear on Sunday to celebrate the exhibit opening. For more info, click here.