Food trucks, Goonies and Disney princesses on deck.
Thursday, Sept. 5
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 Katmandu MoMo, Nach'Yo Nachos, Roll It Frozen Cream and more. Be there 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. to get the goods. For more info, click here.
Bang-Up Betty Grand Opening Party at Stifft Station Gifts: Welcome to the 'hood, Bets! The popular local jewelry line will now call the Stifft Station locale home and is celebrating with eats, drinks and giveaways. Stop in 5-8 p.m. For more info, click here.
Yoga in the Rock Pop-Up Class at The Bernice Garden: Namaste right here until it's officially the weekend, if that's cool with you guys. With pop-up class is all about practicing yoga for healing and is led by NYC yogi Jenna Conner. Class starts at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
Dancing with Our Stars at the Robinson Center: How's your samba? The Arkansas Chapter of the Children's Tumor Foundation is gearing up for its largest fundraising event of the year. Guests will enjoy dancing, dinner, cocktails and a silent auction, while local celebrities team up with professional dancers for a chance to win the coveted mirror ball trophy. It starts at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
Star search: Connie Bennett is Dancing for a Cure
Nights 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 groovy '70s theme. The fun lasts from 6-9 p.m. For more info, click here.
The Second City at CHARTS Theater: Our sympathies to your smile lines. This legendary improv troupe is making a stop in central Arkansas as part of UA-PTC's inaugural CHARTS Live season. FYI: Some of The Second City's alumni include Bill Murray, Joan Rivers, Martin Short, Chris Farley, Tina Fey and Steve Carell, just in case you're wondering how much you're going to laugh. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
Friday, Sept. 6
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 "The Breakfast Club" screening at The Bernice Garden, a churros and ice cream stand outside Dos Rocas, a vintage fashion pop-up at The Green Corner Store and an all-female exhibit opening at M2. It all starts at 5 p.m. For more info, click here.
Little Rock Night Market at the River Market Pavilions: New location, same good vibes. After a successful inaugural meetup last fall, this family-friendly market is back with an array of eats, drinks, live music and local vendor booths. Stop in from 5-11 p.m. For more info, click here.
"The Goonies" Screening at Ron Robinson Theater: Never say die, y'all. This 1985 classic is gracing the big screen downtown for $5 a pop. We have our fingers crossed for a truffle shuffle contest. Showtime is 7 p.m. For more info, click here.
"Million Dollar Quartet" Opening Night at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre: Magic happened one night in 1956 at the Sun Studio in Memphis. Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins met up to change the world of music, a story now told in this Tony-winning musical including hits like "Blue Suede Shoes" and "Great Balls of Fire." Showtime is 8 p.m., then stick around after the play for a champagne toast. For more info, click here.
Saturday, Sept. 7
Superhero Dash-N-Bash at War Memorial: Capes all around! To mark Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, this annual event calls on heroes from all over to help raise funds for Arkansas Children's Hematology and Oncology unit. The day's activities include a victory walk, food, music, games and more — all of which will be superhero-themed, of course. It all starts at 9 a.m. For more info, click here.
Black Food Truck Festival at Philander Smith College: Now in its fourth year, this 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 food trucks, caterers, restaurants and vendors. Show up between noon - 4 p.m. for the eats. For more info, click here.
Flood the Field (With Love) Block Party at the Miracle League Field: After this year's historic flooding, the Miracle League of Arkansas' specialized, all-abilities field needs some serious TLC. To help raise funds to make it happen, they're throwing a party complete with food trucks, lawn games, princesses, lots of live music and more. Be there 1-5 p.m. For moe info, click here.
Harvest Night at the Arkansas Foodbank Warehouse: On Saturday night, 4301 W. 65th St. will be hopping with this annual event marking Hunger Action Month. Guests will enjoy a menu packed with Southern favorites and live entertainment, along with craft brews, activities for the kiddos and a livestream of SEC football. All proceeds go to the Arkansas Foodbank. The party starts at 5 p.m. For more info, click here.
"Dirty Dancing" Singalong at Argenta Community Theater: This NLR theater is getting a solid dose of Swayze this weekend. Join in this "Dirty Dancing" screening/singalong event that benefits Arkansas Paws in Prison through Party With a Heart. Come in costume and prepare for the time of your life, Baby. The party starts at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
Locally Sauced at Arkansas Local Food Network: Hope you're hungry. The ALFN is all about helping others learn how to take advantage of and supporting the local food economy. At this event, guests will enjoy drinks and eats while learning how to prepare sauces, dressings and dips with local ingredients. It all starts at 7 p.m. For more info, click here.
Sunday, Sept. 8
Shop Our Closets at Beige: Ever walked into this Heights boutique and wished you could dress just like their team? Here's your chance to do just that. Shoppers will get the chance to peruse gently used, new and vintage pieces from Team Beige's personal collections. Plus, if you bring in any donations for the Arkansas Dream Center, you'll be entered in giveaways. Come shop 1-4 p.m. For more info, click here.
Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 7 & 8
Arkansas Comic Con at the Statehouse Convention Center: Is that you, Samwise? This annual gathering is back with all sorts of pop culture celebs in its lineup including Sean Astin, Kevin Sorbo, Ric Flair and Kel Mitchell. Aw, here it goes. For more info, click here.
Friday-Sunday, Sept. 6-8
"Moana" Screenings at Movie Tavern: Make way, make way! The theater has a whole lineup of new and old Disney classics on its calendar as part of The Enchanted Tales series, and for just $6 a piece. It all kicks off with a weekend full of this sea-faring teen. For more info, click here.