Fair foods, grand openings and fall fun await.

 

Thursday, Oct. 15

Cupcakes on the Run Kickoff: First we run, then we feast. CareLink's annual cupcake festival is hitting the pavement instead with participants separately completing their choice of one mile, 5K, 10k or cumulative distances before Nov. 30. For more info, click here.

Keep moving: Fall Runs to Keep On Your Radar

Hawgs for a Cause To-Go at the AEDD Multipurpose Center: This year the “ultimate tailgate party” looks a little different, but the flavor at the Arkansas Enterprises for the Developmentally Disabled fundraiser lives up to the hype. Guests will go ham on a barbecue dinner picked up curbside, then head home to enjoy and get in on an online auction. Pickup is 4-6:30 p.m. For more info, click here.

 

Friday, Oct. 16

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 Riverside Grocery, Southern Cravings & Catering, Crepe Coop, The Boil and Cheesecake on Point. Mask up and stop in 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. For more info, click here.

Anniversary Fiesta at La Terraza Rum & Lounge: We can't believe it’s already been five whole years since La Terraza took over the old Acadia location in Hillcrest, and they sure know how to celebrate. You can expect live music, food and drink specials and plenty of mojitos. The party starts at 5 p.m. For more info, click here.

"Chopping Mall" Virtual Screening: We're not sure if filmmakers expected these movies to be laughably bad, but here we are. The BingoFlix series offers prizes to viewers who can fill up their bingo cards with hilariously awful cliches. This week's Shocktoberfest '80s treat follows some shoppers who get hunted by a killer security system. Showtime is 8 p.m. For more info, click here

Boo who? We don't know her. Here's Your Ultimate Guide to Halloween in Little Rock

 

Saturday, Oct. 17

Cheese Dip Cha-Cha in Argenta: Pitting cheese dips against each other is our love language. Eight neighborhood eateries are going head to head, but spaced out over a few blocks in downtown NLR. Come get some queso, y'all. Mask up and stop in noon - 3 p.m. For more info, click here.

Better Together Benefit Bounce at Flyway Brewing: Let's work up a sweat, shall we? ZenStudio is hosting an outdoor workout sesh at Flyway Brewing supporting breast cancer awareness. The class is free, but donations are accepted. It starts at noon. For more info, click here.

Pints & Pumpkins at Stone's Throw Brewing: Calling all Halloweenies. Soak in the season spread out in the biergarten with this pumpkin carving contest while you enjoy discounted drafts. Might we suggest their new Pumpkin Pie Porter? The festivities kick off at 2 p.m. For more info, click here.

Don't have a pumpkin yet? Here's your breakdown of local pumpkin patches.

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 Floessence Naturals owner Florence Wright. 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, Oct. 16 & 17

Acansa Virtual Concerts: Turn it up. Acansa is keeping the art flowing with livestream music this weekend. Catch Finger Food on Friday and the Ted Ludwig Trio on Saturday at 7 p.m. each night. For more info, click here.

 

Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 15-18

DOGtober Fest at Bark Bar: We'll gladly raise a glass to Fido. All weekend, Bark Bar is serving up Lost Forty's The Hunter, Flyway's Octoberfest, mulled wine, pretzel bites, brats and more deliciousness with room to spread out and plenty of fun for the pups, too. Stop in 4-9 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and noon - 9 p.m. Sunday. For more info, click here. More of a nighttime party animal? Hit their Glow Pawty on Thursday night.

Opening Weekend at Buff City Soap: Ah, nothing like some good, clean fun. Located in The Heights, the shop offers up all kinds of soaps, bath bombs and detergents, and they're celebrating their grand opening with discounts and giveaways. For more info, click here.

State Fair Eats at Big Orange: So we're not getting a big state fair. Bummer. To help ease the pain, both Big Orange locations are serving up the ultimate carnival classic, a 44 Farms Hot Dog hand-dipped in Dipsy Dog Corn batter with house-made dipping sauces. And if you head to the Midtown location, you can sip a frozen hard lemonade with limoncello and Rocktown Vodka. Yes, please. Restaurant hours are 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. For more info, click here.

Virtual Six Bridges Book Festival: Listen up, literary lovers. The newly-renamed, much-anticipated event (which got rescheduled from spring) is wrapping up 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.

Read up: Here are some of the authors we're most excited for.

 

Drive-In Movies:

North Little Rock Drive-In

  • "Practical Magic" - Thursday at 7:15 p.m.

  • "Hotel Transylvania" - Friday at 7:15 p.m. 
  • "The Conjuring" - Friday at 9:30 p.m. 
  • "Edward Scissorhands" - Saturday at 7:15 p.m.
  • "Donnie Darko" - Saturday at 9:30 p.m.

MP Outdoor Cinema

  • "Grease" - Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

  • "The Sandlot" - Friday at 7:30 p.m.
  • "The King of Staten Island" - Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
  • "Sin City" - Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

Miss the memo on MP? Catch up here.