Dragons, flamingos and sharks await.
Thursday, June 10
Pop-up Pocket Party at the Main Street Pocket Park // If you haven't checked out the mural-packed green space between the Donaghey Plaza North Building and parking deck on Main, this is the perfect time. Stop by to enjoy live music from Cliff & Susan and sip brews from Stone's Throw. It lasts from 5-8 p.m. Learn more here.
Tails & Tunes at the Little Rock Zoo // The zoo is getting into the after hours fun, too. Every Thursday this month, stop in for live entertainment, games, specialty food and drinks for the adults through 9 p.m. The series is free, but registration is required. It starts at 5 p.m. Learn more here.
Leader of the Year Tailgate at War Memorial Stadium // This one's for the Boys (and Girls Club of Central Arkansas). This annual bash raises funds for the club with a night of good eats, plus a celebration of the 2021 Leader of the Year, UA head football coach Sam Pittman. The night starts at 6:30 p.m. Learn more here.
"The Green Book: Guide to Freedom" Virtual Watch Party // Coinciding with its current exhibit "The Negro Motorist Green Book," the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center is hosting a virtual screening of this Smithsonian Channel documentary on the guide that helped Black Americans travel safely across the country for decades. Showtime is 7 p.m. Learn more here.
Plus: The MTCC is getting the Juneteenth festivities started early. Details here.
Friday, June 11
Second Friday Art Night in downtown Little Rock // Bring on the 2FAN. It’s time for the monthly roundup of downtown businesses opening their doors (some in person, some virtual) for an after-hours gallery walk. Highlights include live music from Erin Enderlin at the Old State House Museum, an exhibit opening with the Historic Arkansas Museum and shopping and geode cracking at Bella Vita. The fun lasts 5-8 p.m. Learn more here.
"SharkMan" Virtual BingoFlix // We're gonna need a bigger screen. The free BingoFlix series offers prizes to viewers who can fill up their bingo cards with cheesy, "so-bad-they’re-good" movie cliches. The summer screening lineup is all about sharks, and this 2005 flick features an experiment turned monster via mad scientist. Showtime is 7 p.m. Learn more here.
Pass the popcorn: Movies in the Park Announces Summer Lineup
Saturday, June 12
Breakfast with a Twist at the Little Rock Zoo // Animal lovers, this is for you. The zoo's breakfast series serves guests a yummy meal alongside some of its most iconic animals, plus a session with Painting with a Twist. Up this week? Flamingos. Breakfast is served at 8 a.m. Learn more here.
River Cities Dragon Boat Festival at Lake Willastein // Let the hilarity begin. At this annual event, teams don costumes to race Hong-Kong style in long dragon boats while onlookers get to enjoy music, food trucks, fireworks and more. Even if you’re not in a boat, this is a serious sight to see. Plus, proceeds benefit the Children’s Protection Center. The opening ceremony is set for 9 a.m. Learn more here.
Women Makers Pop-Up at Nexus Coffee & Creative // Can we spend every Saturday morning like this, please? Stop by the downtown coffee shop to sip mimosas and shop wares from local women creatives and makers like Creative Cords Macrame and Alchemy Atelier florals. The pop-up starts at 9 a.m. Learn more here.
Big Red Ball at Sixth & Scott // This annual homebrew contest is going big. Stone's Throw, the Little Rock Kickball Association and Downtown Little Rock Partnership are teaming up for a night of great beer, food trucks and fun, plus proceeds go to CARE for Animals and there will be adoptable dogs on site. It starts at 6 p.m. Learn more here.
Speaking of pups, don't forget to enter yours in the Soirée Cutest Dog Contest before noon on June 11!
Little Rock Rangers vs. Round Rock SC at War Memorial Stadium // Game time. Come cheer on Little Rock's home soccer team as they take on the club from Texas. The match starts at 7 p.m. Learn more here.
Sunday, June 13
Baggo, Brats & Blues at The Rail Yard // Check, check and check. This family-friendly event promises a day of baggo tournaments, music, grilling out and drink specials, all to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas. It runs 3-6 p.m. Learn more here.
More Rail Yard news: Count Porkula to Open Second Location in Midtown
Rhythm in the Rock at Red & Blue Events Venue // After launching last week, this new outdoor series is setting up shop every Sunday in June with live music, food trucks and activities for the kiddos. It all goes down 4-8 p.m. Learn more here.
A Stars & Stripes Celebration at MacArthur Park // It may be a day early, but the time is always right to celebrate the grand old flag. The Little Rock Wind Symphony is at the center of this 24th annual Flag Day event, which marks the group's return to the stage after a 15-month hiatus. The free concert includes marches, patriotic songs, movie soundtracks and Broadway show tunes, plus a trolley shuttle to alleviate parking concerns due to the AMFA construction. Showtime is 7 p.m. Learn more here.
Playing at the North Little Rock Drive-In this weekend:
"Labyrinth" - Friday at 8:40 p.m.
"The Neverending Story" - Saturday at 8:40 p.m.