Good eats, acrobats and a double dose of Emilio Estevez. What more could you want?
Thursday, July 9
Girls Night Out at Painted Tree Marketplace: Retail therapy is real, y'all, especially when your girlfriends are involved. Load up, mask up and meet up at the WLR and cruise the vendor booths and get in on the wine and live music. Shop 6-9 p.m. For more info, click here.
Friday, July 10
Grand Opening of The Filling Station: Get excited, food truck lovers. Park Hill's new food truck court at 3623 JFK Blvd. is finally opening to the public, and it's also stocked with plenty of local produce and products from local makers. Stop by 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. For more info, click here.
(Mostly) Virtual Second Friday Art Night: 2FAN is back. The after-hours gallery walk of downtown businesses is taking over your social feeds once again. Nexus Coffee, CALS, HAM and UA Little Rock will host tours, activities and performances on Facebook Live, all scheduled out so you don't miss a thing. If you want something actually live, the Old State House Museum is hosting a concert on the lawn with plenty of room to spread out. The fun runs 5-8 p.m. For more info, click here.
"Death Race 2000" Virtual 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 1975 showing kicks off a string of flicks starring the Stallone bros, this time starring Sly himself in a dystopian cross-country race. Showtime is 7 p.m. For more info, click here.
Saturday, July 11
Little Rock Farmers Market Opening Day at the River Market Pavilions: That's right, folks. It's back. Markets have slowly started reopening over the past few weeks and the big dog is ready to do the same. Expect the same local produce, foods and goods you know and love, alongside new measures to keep folks safe. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be in place. Stop in anytime from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more info, click here.
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Sell Out Saturdays in Park Hill: Food trucks aren't the only newness in NLR. The Lakehill Shopping Center has seen three new restaurants open in recent weeks: North Bar Natural (formerly Newfangled Love Kitchen), Old Mill Pizza and the previously mentioned Filling Station. Add in the local fave North Bar and the plaza is a one-stop shop for delicious. On Saturdays in July, patrons are encouraged to load up on eats from the new restaurants and enjoy some new flavors. Don't mind if we do. Eat up 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. For more info, click here.
National Mojito Day at La Terraza: Please, sir. We'd like some more (rum). The Hillcrest restaurant is celebrating our new fave holiday with a full menu of specials, including mojito pitchers to-go. Be there 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. For more info, click here.
Pale Ale Release Party at Lost Forty Brewing: This ale was one of the Forty's OG brews and it just keeps getting better. They're releasing the 2020 version with some extra action in the form of axes. Yep, Civil Axe Throwing will be on hand to help you get your lumberjack on. Just be sure to social distance, y'all. The fun starts at noon. For more info, click here.
Shop Black Live: Wallets at the ready. ReMix Ideas continues this weekly streaming market featuring local black entrepreneurs on Facebook Live. Up this week are Ankle Art, queenbeejelly Modern Fabrics and Sewphia's Art. It all starts at 3 p.m. For more info, click here.
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Friday & Saturday, June 10 & 11
Drive-In Double Feature at 7318 Wind Song Drive: And a double dose of Emilio. NLR's new drive-in is showing back-to-back hits this week. First up, revisit your teen angst with "The Breakfast Club," followed by 1984's "Repo Man." Showtime is at 8:40 p.m. both nights. For more info, click here.
Thursday-Sunday, June 9-12
Cirque Italia at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds: You've never seen a circus quite like this. The troupe brings its water circus show full of high seas adventure to Little Rock starting this weekend. Masks are required and social distancing will be enforced. You have multiple chances to catch the show. For more info, click here.
Light Up the Night at Rebsamen Park Golf Course: Time to blow off some steam, summer style. It's your last chance to get in on extended driving range hours to make things a little more fun after dark. Expect some glow-in-the-dark drives, along with music, food and drinks. The course opens at 7 p.m. each night. For more info, click here.