Self-care, good eats and the kids from Rydell High would like to welcome you to your weekend now.


Thursday, July 23

Grand Opening at Lush Cosmetics: This is your moment, Lushies. The cult-favorite brand is *finally* opening its new shop in The Promenade at Chenal. For safety reasons, shoppers can't get the full store experience just yet, but you can shop online and pick up in the store. Opening day hours are 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. For more info, click here.

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"The Vapors" Virtual Conversation with David Hill: So the Six Bridges Book Festival got pushed to October, but this should help tide you over. CALS is helping bridge the gap with native Arkansan author David Hill in a virtual program on his debut book that's already turning heads nationwide. The livestream starts at 6:30 p.m. For more info, click here.

Keep reading: 12 Books to Continue the Conversation on Race in America


Friday, July 24

"Oscar" 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 1991 showing continues the flicks starring the Stallone bros, this time starring Sly himself as a mob boss in a gangster movie spoof. Showtime is 7 p.m. For more info, click here


Saturday, July 25

Sell Out Saturdays in Park Hill: Another week of deliciousness? Don't mind if we do. The Lakehill Shopping Center has seen two restaurants open in recent weeks: Old Mill Pizza and The Filling Station food truck court. Add in the local fave North Bar and the plaza is a one-stop shop for delicious. Eat up 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. 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. This weekend's lineup includes Tidy & Ty, a nonprofit that provides shoes to kids in foster care. It all starts at 3 p.m. For more info, click here.

Shop on: 150+ Black-Owned Businesses to Support in Little Rock


Friday & Saturday, July 24 & 25

Drive-In Movie Screening at 7318 Wind Song Drive: It's the word, y'all. NLR's new drive-in is blasting some music into these summer nights with the classic "Grease." Join the crew from Rydell High at 8:40 p.m. both nights with an extra 11 p.m. showing on Saturday. For more info, click here.


Sunday, July 26

Better Together Bootcamp with ZenStudio: Let's work up a sweat, shall we? The fitness studio is hosting an outdoor workout sesh benefiting ALS In Wonderland, a nonprofit that raises awareness and funds for ALS families. Class starts at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.

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Friday-Sunday, July 24-26

Little Rock LGBTQ+ Black Pride Days: Yes, Pride Month is in June. No, that doesn't make our city any less proud. From an opening grand ball to a transgender town hall, there's lots going on this weekend. For more info, check out the Little Rock Black Pride Facebook page.


Thursday-Sunday, July 23-26

Salvation Army Food Drive at The Outlets: Calling all neighbors! Arkansas' food insecurity numbers are troubling on a normal day, layer in a pandemic and, well, you get it. It's time we help our fellow central Arkansans by donating nonperishables. This weekend kicks off the month-long drive. Stop by 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and noon - 6 p.m. Sunday. For more info, click here.