Expect food trucks, music and a few friendly ghosts.

 

Thursday, Oct. 8

Comedy at The Rail Yard: We don't know about you, but we could definitely use any extra laughs these days. The Rail Yard is coming through by launching a weekly comedy series every Thursday in October in its outdoor space, food trucks included. It starts at 7:30 p.m. For more info, click here.

A Virtual Tribute to the King Biscuit Blues Festival: Helena's famous blues festival is going the way of the interwebs this year, and it's kicking things off with a little help from CALS. As part of the Arkansas Sounds series, CALS will pay tribute to the fest with interviews, street scenes and performances from years past. Tune in at 8 p.m. For more info, click here.

 

Friday, Oct. 9

Virtual Artoberfest with the Arkansas Arts Center: Your living room will be the official home to this annual family fall fest. Expect theater pro-led costume DIYs and makeup tutorials, plus, if you donate some canned food, you'll even get an art supply kit. Instructional videos go online at 9 a.m. Friday and will be available through Oct. 18. For more info, click here.

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Food Truck Fridays at Simmons Bank Arena: The foodie gods have smiled upon us. Every Friday this month, you can get your fill of deliciousness at the arena. This week's trucks are Jefferson's Mobile Grilling, Riceland Mobile Cafe, Nach'yo Nachos, The Boil and Repicci's Italian Ice. Mask up and stop in 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. For more info, click here.

Virtual Second Friday Art Night: 2FAN is back. The after-hours gallery walk of downtown businesses is taking over your screen once again. Historic Arkansas Museum is the main host of this month's Halloween-themed 2FAN with live music from D.O.T. and mocktail recipes via Facebook Live. The fun runs 5-8 p.m. For more info, click here.

"The War of the Worlds" Virtual Performance: This is only a drill, y'all. As part of Acansa's Arts All Access lineup, the Argenta Community Theater is hosting a livestream performance of a modern take on the iconic radio play. The alien apocalypse starts at 7 p.m. For more info, click here.

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Saturday, Oct. 10

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 manipulating materials. 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 BatchLife Bakery owner Kimberly Bratton and Roots Art Connection founder Chris James. It all starts at 3 p.m. For more info, click here.

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Sunday, Oct. 11

John Prine Tribute Concert at the SoMa Outdoor Dining Room: 2020? Not our favorite. But we do love how we've seen the community come together, including to commemorate country folk icon John Prine. This outdoor concert brings together a dozen local musicians to pay tribute and to raise funds for Washington Elementary School in the process. Showtime is 5 p.m. For more info, click here.

Curbside Couture Virtual Fashion Show: Now in its ninth year, this unique "green" fashion show challenges students from elementary to high school to create outfits out of repurposed materials. Watch their work take the virtual runway at 7 p.m. For more info, click here.

 

Friday-Sunday, Oct. 9-11

Shadows at Sixth Halloween Drive-Thru: So how do you do Halloween in a pandemic? You put it in a parking deck and make each level a different spooky experience. The corner of Sixth and Scott streets is that magical place. The family-friendly drive-thru opens this weekend and runs through the end of the month. Stop in (if you dare) 7-10 p.m. Sunday and Thursday and 7-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more info, click here.

 

Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 8-11

Virtual Six Bridges Book Festival: Listen up, literary lovers. The newly-renamed, much-anticipated event (which got rescheduled from spring) descends upon the internet this weekend. Hosted by CALS, the fest features a full lineup of virtual presenters ranging from dystopian thriller authors to news producers to humorists and beyond, along with hands-on demos and activities for all ages. For more info on the weekend's activities, click here.

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Drive-In Movies:

North Little Rock Drive-In

  • "Jeepers Creepers" - Thursday at 7:15 p.m.

  • "The Corpse Bride" - Friday at 7:15 p.m. 

  • "Ghostbusters" - Saturday at 7:15 p.m.

  • "Scream" - Saturday at 9:30 p.m.

MP Outdoor Cinema

  • "Hitch" - Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

  • "Robots" - Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

  • "Wedding Crashers" - Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

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