Football, chili and classic movies await.

 

Thursday, Nov. 5

ARTalks with the Arkansas Arts Council // Let's start with the art. The council is kicking off a new weekly series highlighting Arkansans in the creative community. First up is Christina Shutt, director of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center. The virtual program starts at 1 p.m. Learn more here.

 

Friday, Nov. 6

Food Truck Fridays at Simmons Bank Arena // Praise the foodie gods. After serving up deliciousness every Friday in October, the eats continue this month in the arena parking lot. This week's lineup includes Juicy J Chicken & Fish, Nach'yo Nachos and Nothin' Fancy. Mask up and stop in 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Learn more here.

The Bernice Bazaar at The Bernice Garden // An evening in the garden? Don't mind if we do. This SoMa pop-up will feature a slew of local makers, artists, eats and drinks. Masks required, of course, and be sure to keep your distance. Stop in 5-8 p.m. Learn more here.

 

Saturday, Nov. 7

Virtual Race for a Healthier Tomorrow // This weekend, get going for a better future with this 5K and 1-mile family fun walk raising money for Arkansas Children's. It's all virtual, so head to your favorite route and enjoy the view. It kicks off at 8 a.m. Learn more here.

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Walk to End Alzheimer's in Little Rock // Keep the sneakers on. The Alzheimer's Association's annual walk is also taking the virtual path to raise funds and awareness in the battle against Alzheimer's and dementia. It all starts at 10 a.m. Learn more here.

Christmas Open House at Painted Tree Marketplace // Yep, it's happening. The WLR marketplace is getting right into the holiday spirit with festive gifts, decor, fashion and more. Shopping hours are 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Learn more here.

Argenta Chili Cha-Cha in Downtown North Little Rock // We'll take another, please. Argenta is helping you load up on the good stuff with chili samples from nine neighborhood bars and restaurants. Booths will be spread out over two blocks for safe distance. Bring your appetite and be there 1-4 p.m. Learn more here. (Psst! If you stick around, a few spots are showing the Razorbacks game outside.)

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 Michael Blake Menswear owner Michael Bennett. It all starts at 3 p.m. Learn more here.

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Tailgate Pawty at Bark Bar // Football and furry friends always get a yes from us. Watch the Hogs take on the Vols surrounded by pups and see who takes home top honors in the tail-wagging contest. It starts at 6 p.m. Learn more here.

Opus 36 Musical Spectacular // This is it, symphony lovers. The annual Arkansas Symphony Orchestra grand ball is upon us, and although we'll be enjoying from home this year, the party goes on. Expect streamed performances by the ASO, the youth orchestra, guest artists and "American Idol" winner and youth orchestra alumnus Kris Allen, all to raise funds for music education and outreach programs for kids across the state. Guests will also receive a bundle of fine wines, cocktail mixes and delicious food pairings. The ball begins at 6 p.m. Learn more here.

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Good Night with Community Connections // More like great night. This annual event is marking its 11th year with a livestreamed evening of auctions, music and entertainment to raise funds for the nonprofit's programs for children with special needs. It starts at 6:30 p.m. Learn more here.

Reigning Cats & Dogs Pajama Party // Need more cuteness in your life? We thought so. This annual event is getting the virtual treatment and raising funds for the Humane Society of Pulaski County in one fur swoop. The online pup party begins at 7 p.m. and is followed by a week-long online auction. Learn more here.

 

Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 5-7

Haunted Argenta Ghost Tours in Downtown North Little Rock // If this week wasn't scary enough for you, the Argenta Devil, the Werewolf of Cherry Hill and the ghostly Anastasia are waiting. The final weekend of this walking ghost tour covers all the notable scary spots in Argenta, many you've probably never heard of. Tours start at 7 p.m. each night. Learn more here.

 

Sunday, Nov. 8

Drive-Thru Fish Fry at Camp Aldersgate // Clear eyes, full stomachs can’t lose. That’s the motto we’re riding in on for this annual fundraiser. Come get your fill of delicious catfish and all the fixin’s without ever leaving your car. The best part? Proceeds go toward the camp's programs for youth with special needs and medical conditions. The fry starts at 11:30 a.m. Learn more here.

 

Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 5-8

Kaleidoscope Virtual Film Festival // Now in its sixth year, this fest "celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community and filmmakers by presenting poignant and thought-provoking films documenting LGBTQ+ lives truthfully and with respect." Kaleidoscope 2020 will take place online and includes everything from joyous short films to the internationally buzzed-about "Portrait of a Lady on Fire." Learn more here.

 

Drive-In Movies:

North Little Rock Drive-In

  • "Dazed and Confused" - Thursday at 7 p.m.

  • "Purple Rain" - Friday at 9:15 p.m. 

  • "Elf" - Saturday at 7 p.m.

  • "The Princess Bride" - Saturday at 9:05 p.m.

MP Outdoor Cinema

  • "The Princess Bride" - Friday at 7 p.m.

  • "Robots" - Saturday at 7 p.m.