Markets, movies and a whole mess of wine await.

 

Thursday, Sept. 24

Seventh Birthday Bash at Belle & Blush: Beauty aficionados, it's time to celebrate one of the greats. This west Little Rock beauty boutique is celebrating seven years of business in style on Thursday by offering guests a day of pampering. Whether you choose to shop in-store, online or with curbside pickup, expect giveaways, 20% off retail purchases and specials on Hydrafacials. Store hours are 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. For more info, click here.

Virtual Happiest Hour with Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services: Who doesn't love a good happy hour? This fundraiser offers an evening of signature sips and snacks, as well as a performance by Cas Haley of "America’s Got Talent" fame, all to help foster kids build more stable futures. It starts at 5:30 p.m. For more info, click here.

Science After Dark: Fall Into Science at the Museum of Discovery: Pass the PSL. Even if we've got to keep a distance, we're still excited the MoD's monthly grownup meetup returned. Mask up and come enjoy everything from candle-making to liquid nitrogen pumpkin spice ice cream. And yes, there will be plenty of drinks from Stone's Throw and Tito's Vodka. It all kicks off at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.

Wine Class with Table 28: Let's raise a(nother) glass. The WLR restaurant is continuing its new monthly series featuring Vino Distribution picks paired with small bites from Chef Scott Rains. Just be safe, wear your mask and keep your distance where you can. Class starts at 6:30 p.m. For more info, click here.

"The Lost Family" Virtual Conversation with Libby Copeland: The countdown is on for the Six Bridges Book Festival, but this should help tide you over. CALS is helping bridge the gap with author Libby Copeland in an online session on her new book "The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are" and the culture of genealogy. The livestream starts at 6:30 p.m. For more info, click here.

More bookworm news: Break the Rules at CALS 2020 Banned Books Week

Virtual Wild Wines with the Little Rock Zoo: Stripes, spots, whatever — it's time to social distance party. The free livestream includes activities like an online auction and behind-the-scenes animal tours led by zoo director Susan Altrui, while guests are invited to snag discounted sips from O'Looney's and to-go treats from a restaurant lineup including Trio's, YaYa's and Petit and Keet. It all kicks off at 7 p.m. For more info, click here.

Potluck & Poison Ivy Livestream: Worlds collide as this storytelling series is hosted as part of the Arts All Access lineup. The free program features Dr. Guy Lancaster and Dr. Brian Mitchell as they discuss the book "Blood in Their Eyes: The Elaine Race Massacres of 1919" with musical guest Joshua Asante. The show starts at 7 p.m. For more info, click here.

Catch up: Local Arts Organizations Announce Arts All Access Series

 

Friday, Sept. 25

Glow-in-the-Dark SUP Yoga on the Little Maumelle River: Early morning workout? No thanks. We much rather prefer this nighttime stand-up paddleboard yoga session with glow sticks. We're refreshed already. It starts at 5:30 p.m. For more info, click here.

 

Saturday, Sept 26

Big Dam Bridge 100 Kickoff Throughout the Metro: Helmets, weird shoes and a sea of Lycra — that’s what awaits the hundreds of cyclists who are partaking in this annual ride. From now through the end of the year, riders can choose to participate virtually wherever they wish, or they can join in person this Saturday. Either way, you'll have to take on the 15-, 26-, 50-, 75- or 105-mile courses without the traditional aid stations or route markers. Thanks, corona. Start time is 6 a.m. For more info, click here.

Last Little Rock Farmers Market at the River Market Pavilions: Not sure how we got here, but it's officially the end of this market's season. Saturday wraps up a shortened season of local produce, sweets and more. Mask up and stop in anytime from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more info, click here.

Psst! We made you a cheat sheet to all the other local farmers markets.

Tinkerfest at the Museum of Discovery: If your favorite scene in “The Sandlot” is when they build a contraption from an Erector Set, you belong at Tinkerfest. The annual event is spread out over four weekends this year (to encourage social distancing) and is full of hands-on activities for both kids and adults. This week it's all about tools and technology. Snag your tickets ahead of time in one of three two-hour increments starting at 9 a.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 and YouTube. This weekend's lineup includes fashion brand Watch4TheHook and artist Monica McGee (Mokasso). It all starts at 3 p.m. For more info, click here.

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

 

Bonus:

Did you forget National Voter Registration Day was this week? These drop-in events will help you sort it all out in a jiffy.

 

Friday & Saturday, Sept. 25 & 26

Vegan Dinner on Main with Nana's Organix: Looking good, Nana. Shutting down streets for local eats has been on the menu every weekend in Argenta for the past few weeks, but this time there are yummy vegan options available. Nana's is serving up vegan takes on dishes like tournedos oscar, seared miso tofu and shrimp fried rice. Load up 7-9 p.m. Friday and 6-9 Saturday. For more info, click here.

 

Sunday, Sept. 27

Arkansas Peace Fest at Little Rock Central High School Historic Site: Exactly what we could use right about now. Join the celebration as we wrap up Arkansas Peace Week with a whole lot of family-friendly goodness including music, sidewalk chalk, crafts and free ice cream. Masks are required and social distance precautions will be in place. Come enjoy the neighborly vibes 2-4 p.m. For more info, click here.

 

Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 24-27

The Lab Food Truck's Farewell Tour: It's true. The Lab, which gained a loyal following as soon it hit the streets, is calling it quits on the local food truck scene. This is your last chance to get a taste, and you have seven opportunities to do so. For a schedule and menu, click here.

 

Drive-In Movies:

North Little Rock Drive-In

  • "Tommy Boy" - Thursday at 8:20 p.m.

  • "Twister" - Friday at 8:20 p.m. & Saturday at 9:15 p.m.

Windsong Performing Arts Center

  • "The Wood" - Sunday at 8 p.m.

MP Outdoor Cinema

  • "Hustlers" - Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

  • "The Secret Life of Pets 2" - Friday at 7:30 p.m.

  • "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" - Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

Miss the memo on MP? Catch up here.