Yoga, mojitos, time travel — this weekend has it all.
Thursday, July 11
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 Bragg's Big Bites, the Arkansas Heart Hospital food truck, Roll It Frozen Cream and more. Be there 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. to get the goods. For more info, click here.
National Mojito Day at La Terraza: Please, sir. We'd like some more (rum). The Hillcrest resident is celebrating our new fave holiday with a full menu of specials, including mojito pitchers and spicy bites. Be there 4-10 p.m. For more info, click here.
The Genealogy of Food Traditions: The Summer Vegetable Plate at the Historic Arkansas Museum: The third installment of this year's Arkansas Foodways Dinner Series features various courses highlighting different Arkansas fruits. Chef Capi Peck of Trio's is behind the menu, complete with a summer dish that's been on the restaurant's menu for 15 years, the Farmers Market Splendor. Plus, Rock Town Distillery will serve up cocktails perfectly paired with that menu. Dinnertime is 6:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
"Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace" Screening at Ron Robinson Theater: This is where it all began, folks. Go back to the start with Qui-Gon and the gang to kick off the theater's weekly Star Wars marathon. Showtime is 7 p.m. For more info, click here.
"Independence Day" Screening at Crush Wine Bar: Welcome to Earth. 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, July 12
BHealthy Farmers Market at The Promenade at Chenal: 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.
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 an exhibit opening at The New Gallery and Historic Arkansas Museum and live music at The Bookstore at Library Square, the Old State House Museum and The Capital Hotel. The fun lasts until 8 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 a Bang-Up Betty pop-up at Electric Ghost, a cornhole tournament at Bernice Garden, fried pies at Esters, a menu release party at Raduno, free DIY earrings at Argenta Bead Company and more. It all starts at 5 p.m. For more info, click here.
"Mamma Mia!" Opening Night at The Studio Theatre: Here we go again. The smash hit musical is making its way back to Little Rock, this time by way of the Studio Theatre stage. Get your ABBA groove on as the daddy drama unfolds on a small Greek island. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
Evening With George Winston at Wildwood Park for the Arts: Having sold 15 million albums over the course of his 40 year career, George Winston has become renowned in the solo acoustic piano realm. And now he's bringing his unique talent to Little Rock. At the concert, guests will also be able to donate canned food items for the Arkansas Foodbank, to which Winston will donate 100% of merchandise profits. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
Saturday, July 13
Morning Yoga in the Rock at the Bernice Garden: Don't let the weekday drama get you down. Come get your ohm on at this free twice-monthly class, this time led by YITR co-director and co-founder Sam Harrington. BYO-mat, and maybe some bug spray, too. Namaste. The class starts at 10 a.m. For more info, click here.
10th Birthday Celebration at The Green Corner Store: Cue the confetti cannons! This neighborhood staple is busting out the party hats to mark a whole decade as favorite SoMa eco-friendly lifestyle store. The free, kid- and earth-friendly birthday party includes door prizes, games, street performers, demonstrations, a chance to meet some of the local makers whose work is featured in the store and, of course, cake. Join the fun from noon - 5 p.m. For more info, click here.
'80s Mall Party at the Main Street Mall: Somebody tell Doc Brown he's done it again. The Downtown Little Rock Partnership is celebrating the most neon of decades in a space that's barely changed in 30 years. Guests can expect a retro arcade, themed drinks, costume and lip sync contests, giveaways, lots of music videos and more throwback fun. Bonus: There's also an after party at Brewski's. More on that here. The '80s reign lasts from 7-11 p.m. For more info, click here.
Thursday-Saturday, July 11-13
FOCAL Used Book Sale at the CALS Main Library: Still looking for a beach read? The library basement is full of thousands of gently read books, and for the pocket change price tag, they are practically calling your name. FOCAL members get early entry on Thursday night. For the rest of us, sale hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday. Pro tip: Bring a backpack. For more info, click here.
Sunday, July 14
Summer Suppers: Fine Dining in SoMa at The Root: We're drooling already. The Quapaw Quarter Association is continuing its summer supper series at a fan favorite restaurant, one that not only features award-winning eats but has also transformed and reused local buildings. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
Friday & Sunday, July 12 & 14
Yoga for Beginners at The Bramble Market: Getting into the summer yogi flow but don't want to get too crazy? This sesh is for you. Instructor Abby Fletcher will be leading the class to help "bring movement and mindfulness into your weekend." The sessions are free but donations will be accepted to help out Arkansas flood victims. You have two chances to join: 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. For more info, click here.