Time may have a different meaning these days, but we know a three-day weekend when we see one.
Thursday, May 21
"Pandemic 1918," A Virtual Conversation with Author Catharine Arnold: So the Six Bridges Book Festival may have been postponed, but this should help tide you over. CALS is helping bridge the gap with bestselling author Catharine Arnold discussing her book "Pandemic 1918: Eyewitness Accounts from the Greatest Medical Holocaust of Modern History." Hear all about this historic, yet timely topic moderated by UAMS Library's Timothy Nutt. The livestream starts at noon. For more info, click here.
Friday, May 22
Virtual "Beastmaster III: The Eye of Braxus" Screening: Time to laugh at more bad movies. The free CALS BingoFlix series is back offering prizes to the eagle-eyed viewers who can fill up their bingo card with hilariously awful cliches. This showing features the 1996 flick packed with kidnappings, magic villains and immortality, because of course it does. Showtime is 7 p.m. For more info, click here.
Saturday, May 23
The White Water Tavern Market: If you're trying to avoid the grocery store, skip the middleman and hit the farmers market in the Tavern parking lot. Just make sure to follow the social distance rules they put in place. Stop in 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. For more info, click here.
Drive-In Movie Theater Pop-Up at 7318 Wind Song Drive: Let's try this again, shall we? After getting rained out last week, this NLR parking lot is going Hollywood with a screening of the Argenta-shot film "Antiquities." The movie is free, but donations to the Arkansas Cinema Society will be accepted at the gate. It's first come, first served for just 40 cars. You have two chances to see the movie: 8:30 p.m. (gates open at 7:30 p.m.) and 11:30 p.m. (gates open at 10:30 p.m.) For more info, click here.
While you're in the car, take a drive-by tour of Little Rock's murals.
Sunday, May 24
Bernice Garden Farmers Market: We can't exactly leisurely peruse the garden just yet, but this is the next best thing. Walk-ups are welcome this week as long as you follow social distancing guidelines. Stop in 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. For more info, click here.
Friday-Sunday, May 22-24
Designer House XXV Opens for Garden Tours at Belle Maison: After the ASO Guild's biennial event got postponed, 21509 Denny Road is finally getting to show off at least some of the goods. The 40-acre estate will be open for self-guided tours, complete with wine-filled walks, or even a private tour led by chief gardener Joel Villa and Designer House Chair Larry West Jr. Belle Maison will be open for garden tours 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.Friday and Saturday and noon - 4 p.m. Sunday. Plus, a garden tour ticket will get you into the Designer House once tours are available. For more info, click here.
Virtual Pairing Dinners:
More and more local restaurants and breweries are hosting to-go pairing dinners digitally, and it just may be our new favorite thing. Here's who's getting in on the fun this weekend.
- Friday: Cliff and Susan benefiting City Connections
- Friday: Stays In Vegas
- Saturday: Sarah Faith benefiting Crosspoint Church