Neighborhood parties, sunset yoga and film fests all make up this dream of a weekend.
Thursday, June 6
First Thursday Shop & Sip in Hillcrest: It’s the first Thursday of the month, and you know what that means — time to get your Hillcrest shop 'n' sip on. Soak up the Kavanaugh vibes while you take advantage of the discounts, later hours, pop-up vendors and live music. This month, make sure to stop by Box Turtle to get your fill of food truck A Little Crepesy. For more info, click here.
Urban Farm Fest at Heifer International: Home to community gardens, workshops and some pretty adorable animals, Heifer's Urban Farm is hosting a good, old fashioned barn party. Ditch the fancy shoes and get in on the lawn games, food trucks, signature cocktails and live music. A portion of the night's proceeds go back into Heifer's work with local agriculture and economic development. The fun starts at 7 p.m. For more info, click here.
Night at the Museum at the Old State House Museum: Move over, Ben Stiller. This new monthly program from the OSHM is all about bringing history to life. Folks 21 and older can get in on games, activities, libations and learning through this month's theme of secrets and code breaking. The fun lasts from 6-9 p.m. For more info, click here.
Jimmy Buffett at Verizon Arena: Anyone else craving a cheeseburger? Tommy Bahama incarnate is returning to North Little Rock as part of his Son of a Son of a Sailor Tour. The tour celebrates the 40th anniversary of Buffett's LP of the same name, which included hits like "Cheeseburger in Paradise," "Livingston Saturday Night" and "Cowboy in the Jungle." Showtime is 8 p.m. For more info, click here.
If Reasons Were as Plenty as Blackberries: Arkansas Fruits and Berries at the Historic Arkansas Museum: The second installment of this year's Arkansas Foodways Dinner Series features various courses highlighting different Arkansas fruits. Jack Sundell and Jonathan Arrington of The Root Cafe are behind the menu, so you know it's going to be good. Plus, Rock Town Distillery will serve up cocktails perfectly paired with that menu. Dinnertime is 6:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
"Matilda the Musical" Opening Night at The Studio Theatre: More chocolate cake, please. This musical adaptation is based on the 1988 children's novel of the same name by Roald Dahl and includes all the fun, magic and Trunchbull you know and love and hate. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
Friday, June 7
Feast in the Field at Heifer International: For the more posh of this nonprofit's back-to-back events, Heifer International once again goes stateside for its local programs while celebrating the nonprofit's 75th year. This annual event raises awareness of these programs with a farm-to-fork, family-style dinner, followed by dinner and dancing. The night begins at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
SoMa After Dark in the South Main District: One of Little Rock's most unique neighborhoods finally got its own bash. Expect to see local businesses offering later hours and activities tailored to their specialties. Stop in at any of your favorite haunts to find fun like churros and ice cream at Dos Rocas, fresh produce at The Green Corner Store and more. It all starts at 5 p.m. For more info, click here.
Grand Opening at The New Gallery: Located at 1619 Scott Street, this new contemporary art gallery showcases work made by emerging artists and mid-career artists. The evening will also serve as the opening reception for an exhibit by Marc Mitchell featuring new works by the Fayetteville-based artist. Activities run 5-8 p.m. For more info, click here.
Saturday, June 8
Diva Dash 5K at the Outlets of Little Rock: Time to bust out the crowns. Girl gangs can get in on this fun run (finisher's medal included) while the kiddos can take part in the Lil' Princess run of 50-200 yards based on age. Proceeds from this year's event benefit the Centers for Youth and Families. Start time is 7:30 a.m. For more info, click here.
Dog Days of Summer at Bernice Gardens: Puppies and summertime? Don't mind if we do. Prepare yourself for a jam-packed day full of music and food trucks for the humans, as well as a splash pad, doggie snow cones and plenty of treats for your furry best friends. Even better? All proceeds from the event will go toward Arkansans for Animals. The fun lasts from 11 a,m, - 3 p.m. For more info, click here.
Sunset Yoga in the Rock at Bernice Garden: Don't let weekday drama get you down. Come get your ohm on at this free twice-monthly class, this time led by YITR co-founder Samantha Harrington. BYO-mat, and maybe some bug spray, too. Namaste. The class starts at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
Friday & Saturday, June 7 & 8
Czech That Film Festival at Ron Robinson Theater: Back for another year, this two-day event will screen five films from the Czech Republic screened in 23 major U.S. and Canadian cities. This year's fest is hosted by the Czech Honorary Consulate in Little Rock in collaboration with the Arkansas Cinema Society, the Arkansas Film Commission, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, CALS Ron Robinson Theater,and The Pantry Restaurant. For more info, click here.
Thursday-Saturday, June 6-8
Designer Sale at B.Barnett: We haven't officially reached the first day of summer, but — lucky for us — the fashion world is already ahead of the game. This boutique is getting ready for incoming fall fashion by offering 40-50% off spring and summer looks from Brunello Cucinelli, The Row, Michael Kors, Marni, Mansur Gavriel and Dorothee Schumacher. Store hours are 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Run, don't walk.
Sunday, June 9
Miracle League Burger Competition on Kavanaugh in The Heights: Bring on the burgers and beer. This inaugural cookoff features local chefs facing off to compete for top honors while attendees enjoy free sliders, vote for their favorites, sip craft beer and listen to live music. There's also a designated kid zone with grilled hot dogs and games. All proceeds benefit the Miracle League of Arkansas. Be there 1-5 p.m. For more info, click here.
Dark Market at Vino's: Impatiently waiting for Halloween? This first-ever "macabre pop-up" is for you. Local vendors will be on hand with plenty of weird home decor, spooky treats, tarot readings and more for you to peruse. Get your fill of spookiness 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more info, click here.
Thursday - Sunday, June 6-9
Little Rock Open at Rebsamen Tennis Center: We're calling this a love-love situation. Baptist Health Foundation launched its brand new tourney on Monday and the fun runs through the weekend. Come watch professional players compete and enjoy meet-and-greets with the pros, a live concert, activities for the kiddos and night matches. For more info, click here.