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Thursday, June 13
Food Truck Thursday at the Pulaski County Administration Building: Time to fill that food truck-shaped hole in your life. This monthly meetup at 201 S. Broadway St. will welcome eats like Pinches Tacos, Jefferson's Mobile Grilling, Roll It Frozen Cream and more. Be there 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. to get the goods. For more info, click here.
Serving Up Solutions at the Albert Pike Masonic Center: The Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance is marking 12 years of this annual fundraiser with its most delicious menu yet. The event originated in an effort to encourage bipartisan awareness of hunger in Arkansas while joining forces to find solutions. The night's proceeds help grow the state's food banks and pantries, while guests enjoy a four-course dinner prepared by local chefs and served by members of the Arkansas Legislative Hunger Caucus. The good eats start at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
"Weekend at Bernie's" Screening at Crush Wine Bar: Don't be such a stiff. 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 7:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
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Friday, June 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 book and beverage bash at Bella Vita Jewelry, an open house at The New Gallery, living history and games at the Old State House Museum, exhibit openings at Nexus and The Galleries at Library Square and live music and drinks at Historic Arkansas Museum and The Capital Hotel. The fun lasts until 8 p.m. For more info, click here.
Pig & Swig at the River Market Pavilions: Have mercy. This "premium whiskey and pork tasting event" invites some of your favorite local chefs and restaurants to offer up their best pork dishes. All you have to do is partake as you sip top-notch whiskeys and enjoy live music. Proceeds go to Arkansas United, a nonprofit empowering Arkansas immigrants. The eats last from 6-9 p.m. For more info, click here.
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BHealthy Farmers Market at The Promenade at Chenal: Consider this the yin to your whiskey yang. Baptist Health is helping you make good choices this summer by hosting pop-up farmers markets around the metro. Stock up on local produce, baked goods and more. Market hours are 4-7 p.m. For more info, click here.
"Avenue Q" Opening Night at The Weekend Theater: Time to cash in on that swear jar. The rowdy neighbors of Avenue Q are bringing their "Sesame Street-meets-South Park" brand of humor to Little Rock to kick off the theater's 2019-2020 season. The hilarious, Tony-winning, definitely not family-friendly show starts at 7:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
Saturday, June 15
Go! Mile at the Clinton Presidential Center: Forget the long run, this weekend is all about the sprint. This annual family fun run is just one mile long, but packs in a punch. There's an elite runners race, a half-mile for kids and The First Mile, a heat designed for newbies with zero pressure, just fun. The run benefits the Winston Penn Wardlaw Memorial Fund. The first heat starts at 7 a.m. For more info, click here.
River Cities Dragon Boat Festival at Lake Willastein: Let the absurdity begin. At this annual event, teams don hilarious costumes to race Hong-Kong style in long dragon boats while onlookers get to enjoy music, food trucks, fireworks and more. Even if you’re not in a boat, this is a serious sight to see. Plus, proceeds benefit the Children’s Protection Center. The fun kicks off at 8:30 a.m. For more info, click here.
Juneteenth at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center: Originating in Texas, this holiday commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. with a focus on education, freedom and forward thinking. The MTCC is celebrating once again with a full-on block party complete with food trucks, vendor booths, live music and plenty of other family-friendly activities. The fun starts at noon and lasts until 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
Brats & Beer at Colonial Wines & Spirits: Father's Day or not, we're definitely down for this. The Founders Brewing Co. team will be on hand serving up Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout along with grilled bratwurst. Grab a growler and join the fun 1-4 p.m. For more info, click here.
Bouquet Workshop at Bella Vita: Led by Kim Doughty-McCannon of Bell Urban Farm, this workshop will teach you how to use local flowers to create beautiful bouquets. Guests will also learn the ins and outs of flower harvesting and how to start your own cut-flower garden. Class starts at 3 p.m. For more info, click here.
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East Village Street Food Jam at the Clinton Presidential Center: Little Rock has a new foodie bash is back. After a successful launch last year, this event returns with food trucks, a picnic area, craft beer and plenty of games and other kid-friendly activities, while the live music lineup will include sets from Dazz & Brie, Dial Up and The Cons of Formant. The party lasts 5-11 p.m. For more info, click here.
Sunday, June 16
Father's Day Kayak Float at Pinnacle Mountain State Park: Hope you got Pops some SPF for Father's Day. This float is a guided trip that requires no prior paddling experience. The group sets out from the Big Maumelle boat launch at 9 a.m., and advance payment and registration are required. For more info, click here.
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Father's Day Beer Brunch at Rebel Kettle: We're not drooling, you're drooling. This brewery is serving up grits, molasses-braised greens, smoked pork, house barbecue sauce and a sunny egg. and more, including Snickers crepes. Wash it all down with craft brews? Don't mind if we do. Brunch is served 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more info, click here.
Father's Day Grill-Out at the Little Rock Zoo: Pass the paper towels, please. Chances are you'll get a little messy at this tasty event, but something tells us you won't mind. Burgers, wings and hot dogs are on the menu, as well as live music from the Darn Country Band. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more info, click here.
Father's Day Brunch at 42 Bar & Table: Big news! The Clinton Center restaurant just announced it's launching a Sunday brunch, and it's kicking off the goodness on Father's Day. Expect eats like candied bacon, crepes, build-your-own bloody marys and a champagne "bubbly bar." Brunch is served 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. For more info, click here.
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Dog Dad Day at Bark Bar: Dads to humans and four-legged creatures alike are invited to join the puppy fun. There will be specials on Bulleit and Bird Dog Whiskey, and dads and dogs dressed in matching apparel get in free. Stop in anytime from noon-9 p.m. For more info, click here.
Father's Day Fest at MacArthur Park: This first annual bash is all about the papas. There will be lots of local brews on the scene to quench dad's thirst, including Lost Forty, Rebel Kettle, Flyway and Ozark Beer Company. Food trucks will also be on hand, as well as lawn games, live music and giveaways. The father-featured fun lasts from 1-6 p.m. For more info, click here.