Local brews, cornhole tournaments and Harry Potter puns are all on the menu.
Thursday, Nov. 19
CARTI's Festival Trees // Another virtual gala, another opportunity to help our nonprofits. CARTI's annual three-day festival is combining into one packed, livestreamed evening for its 44th year. Attendees can expect auctions and entertainment, and will hear from fest chairs Shelia Vaught and Jennifer Day, CARTI president and CEO Adam Head and keynote speakers and Tux ‘n' Trees chairs Rene' and Aaron Gamewell. It all starts at 6 p.m. Learn more here.
Coming to the Table Dialogue on Racial Segregation // Over the past two weeks, the Arkansas Peace and Justice Memorial Movement (APJMM) has hosted free livestreamed discussions on racial healing in our community. Guests are invited to learn from and participate in this final session, which will focus on racial segregation in housing. It starts at 6:30 p.m. Learn more here.
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Friday, Nov. 20
Enchanted Forest Trail of Lights in Sherwood // Yep, you read that right. Sherwood is is getting the holiday fun started early by kicking off its annual drive-thru light celebration this weekend. The entrance is located at the Sherwood Sports Complex. BYO-merriment. Opening night hours are 6-9:30 p.m. Learn more here.
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"Reservoir Dogs" Virtual BingoFlix // We're guessing filmmakers didn't expect these movies to be laughable, but here we are. The series offers prizes to viewers who can fill up their bingo cards with hilariously awful cliches. This week's cult classic needs no introduction. Showtime is 7 p.m. Learn more here.
Saturday, Nov. 21
Outdoor Yoga at ZenStudio Fitness // Time to find your zen for charity. This 45-minute session with Sarah Pilcher has no class fee, but instead asks you for monetary or canned food donations for the Arkansas Foodbank. The flow starts at 8 a.m. Learn more here.
Holiday Hangout with the Arkansas Yoga Collective // The AYC is hosting a full day of workshops, giveaways and conscious shopping. One of the day's sessions includes a practice called "Maintaining Happiness in Stressful Times," so you know it'll be just what the doctor ordered. Activities begin at 10 a.m. Learn more here.
Day of Darkness: Nighty Night Release at Lost Forty Brewing // Bring on the undead. At this annual Nighty Night Imperial Stout release party, the festival may be out, guests are still invited to get their fill of the drop-dead deliciousness with a dose of social distance via outdoor seating, online pre-sale and curbside pickup. And yes, the undead fun returns with a zombie lumberjack costume contest, Nighty Night merch, a live DJ and performances by Arkansas Circus Arts. Stop by 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Learn more here.
Cornhole Tournament & Turkey Toss at Flyway Brewing // How's your underhand? The Argenta brewery is bringing this first annual tourney to tent city. Bring your best cornhole buddy to take on opposing teams, then go solo and see how far you can toss a turkey, prizes included. 2020 is wild, y'all. It starts at 1 p.m. Learn more here.
Rolling Hills Pottery Workshop at Nexus Coffee // Anyone else adding to their lineup of hobbies this year? Throw another one into the mix and try your hand at clay with local pro Rolling Hills Pottery. The class includes your clay, glazing, kiln firings and detailed demonstrations. Masks are required and work stations will be spread out. Class is in session at 3 p.m. Learn more here.
Hairy Pawter Pawty at Bark Bar // Accio pups! Things are getting Gryffindorable at this Harry Potter bash. Expect costume contests, themed eats and drinks, photo stations and more. The fun starts at 6 p.m. Learn more here.
Home for the Holidays: Under the Stars at War Memorial Stadium // Benefiting Our House, this annual fundraiser is getting the 2020 treatment. The evening promises guests a drive-in showing of "Home Alone," live music from Brae Leni and the Blackout, snacks, hot chocolate, auctions and lending a hand to one of the city's nonprofits helping our homeless neighbors. The party starts at 6:30 p.m. Learn more here.
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Sunday, Nov. 22
The Bernice Garden Winter Farmers Market // Spoiler alert: Fresh food exists in the colder months, too. Come peruse local produce and merchants and get some fresh air while you're at it. Masks required. Stop in 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Learn more here.
Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 21 & 22
Argenta Walking History Tour: Christmas Edition // Tell 'em Bob Cratchit sent you. The group behind Haunted Arkansas Tours is putting its ghosts to bed for the season and letting the holiday spirit take over. Participants will learn the history behind the neighborhood's original buildings, local legends, traditions and more, all with a dose of Christmas. Tours start at 2 p.m. each day. Learn more here.
'Tis the season for holiday open houses! Check out these around town:
"A League of Their Own" - Thursday at 7 p.m.
"The Karate Kid" - Friday at 6:40 p.m.
"The Notebook" - Friday at 9:10 p.m.
"The Outsiders" - Saturday at 7 p.m.
"Remember the Titans" - Saturday at 9 p.m.
"The Santa Clause" - Friday at 7 p.m.
"The Grinch" (2018) - Saturday at 7 p.m.