From puppies to local beer to fire breathing, this weekend's greatness is all over the place and we wouldn't have it any other way.
Thursday, Aug. 8
Sisley Mini Mask Event at B.Barnett: Xoxo. This all-day event is like a love letter to your skin. Sisley Paris, the luxury skin care line loved the world over, will be in the house to give your face a refresh with some of its best new masks. Store hours are 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
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 Tren Al Sur, Juicy J Chicken & Fish, Roll It Frozen Cream and more. Be there 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. to get the goods. For more info, click here.
Rare Beer Tasting at Vino's: Consider this the #TBT you didn't know you needed. Vino's will be pouring limited release, specialty and vintage beers from some of your favorite local breweries. Expect beers from Moody Brews, Rebel Kettle, Lost 40, Boulevard and lost more, including, yes, Vino's. Stop in 6-8 p.m. For more info, click here.
"Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back" Screening at Ron Robinson Theater: View or view not. There is no try. Continue the journey through a galaxy far, far away in part five of the theater's weekly Star Wars marathon. Showtime is 7 p.m. For more info, click here.
"Revenge of the Nerds" Screening at Crush Wine Bar: You say "nerd" like it's a bad thing. 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 p.m. For more info, click here.
Friday, Aug. 9
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 exhibit openings at The New Gallery and The Bookstore at Library Square, a Katy Raines Designs pop-up at Bella Vita Jewelry and beer and live music at the Historic Arkansas Museum and the Old State House Museum. The fun lasts until 8 p.m. For more info, click here.
Bike Rack Brewing Co. Tap Takeover at Lucky Lou's: Get excited, Arkansas beer lovers. Bike Rack, the Bentonville brewery, is finally making its Little Rock debut with a string of events across town, and it all kicks off at Lucky Lou's. They'll have four brews on tap at the downtown taproom, so come get a taste starting at 5 p.m. For more info, click here.
Saturday, Aug. 10
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 get in on cooking demos and live music, learning 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.
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 instructor Nicole Decker. BYO-mat, and maybe some bug spray, too. Namaste. The class starts at 10 a.m. For more info, click here.
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Vanapalooza at The Rev Room: Jam out to help out at this annual concert showcasing some great local talent. Stop in to catch the sounds of The Big Dam Horns, Dazz & Brie, The Federalis and A Rowdy Faith. All proceeds to The Van, our favorite homeless outreach team on wheels. Play on, palooza people. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the music starts at 7:30. For more info, click here.
Fire & Glow Show at Wildwood Park for the Arts: Insert some joke here about this performance being lit. The Arkansas Circus Arts troupe is putting on a "fusion of fire, LED and circus performances with acrobatic and aerial stunts and brand new choreography." If that doesn't intrigue you, maybe the food trucks, vendors and local beer will. Show time is 8 p.m. For more info, click here.
Friday & Saturday, Aug. 9 & 10
Houseplant Parenting Workshops at The Good Earth Garden Center: Don't worry, struggling houseplant parents. The Good Earth hears your cries. The nursery is hosting a free workshop series on topics like potting and repotting, adding more plants to your collection and more, plus a Saturday morning brunch with The Crepe Coop. For more info, click here.
Sunday, Aug. 11
Back to School Brunch at La Terraza: Need a breather from all the back-to-school madness? You are not alone. This Hillcrest restaurant is dishing out the brunch goods for mom and dad, while the kiddos are invited to join the fun and games in the separate party room. Plus, La Terraza is hosting a school supply drive for Centers for Youth and Families. That's a win-win-win situation, friends. Brunch is served 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
"Hurry Up and Wait" at the Arkansas Repertory Annex: Hendrix Odyssey at Hendrix College and local nonprofit Hope Rises are teaming up for this new theater project. The show is designed to "change the story of incarceration in Arkansas by changing who tells the stories about prisons: the inmates themselves." You can catch the production at 6 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
Friday-Sunday, Aug. 9-11
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 trucks, 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.