Outdoor concerts, ice cream and the return of live theater are all on the lineup.

 

Thursday, July 15

Fourth Birthday Bash at Nexus Coffee & Creative // We'll raise a cup of joe to that. Themed drinks, live music and sweet treats are all part of the coffee shop's celebrations. Get in on the fun all day from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Learn more here.

Night Shift Ride with Arkansas Outside // Get on your bikes and ride. Join a troop of fellow outdoor lovers for a casual, 15-mile ride along the Arkansas River Trail. Expect music and fun outfits. The ride begins and ends at Shift Modern Cyclery, setting out at 6 p.m. Learn more here.

 

Friday, July 16

Third Friday Art Walk in Argenta // It's time to go on a walk, everybody. Lace up your comfy shoes because this fun walk is back in action, inviting you to stroll through the Argenta Arts District’s lineup of special exhibits. Highlights include exhibit openings at Laman Library, Thea Foundation and Acansa Gallery, plus a lineup of Arkansas Alley vendors at the Innovation Hub. The Art Walk runs from 5-8 p.m. Learn more here.

"Avalanche Sharks" 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 2014 flick follows "a bikini contest that turns into a horrifying affair when it is hit by a shark avalanche." Yes, really. Showtime is 7 p.m. Learn more here.

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Saturday, July 17

Goat Yoga on the Farm at the St. Joseph Center of Arkansas // Nothing like a little zen on the farm, surrounded by some friendly goats. Get your flow on with an all-levels session led by Lady Moon Yoga Collective, just BYO mat. Class starts at 10 a.m., then stick around for the farmers market afterward. Learn more here. 

Load up on the goods: What to Buy at Farmers Markets in July

Salty Pop-Up Shop at Eden Salt Studio // Time for some R and R. Local wellness vendors will be on deck Saturday morning to bring the freshness with soaps, juices, oils, makeup and more items for your next self-care moment. Come shop 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Learn more here.

Wait, what's a salt studio? Learn about Jones and her studio here.

Summer Music Series at Argenta Plaza // This is how you put a plaza to good use. The North Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau is continuing its free, outdoor concert series. Grab some good eats from Main Street and come hear live music from opener SYNRG followed by headliners The Rodney Block Collective. It starts at 5 p.m. Learn more here.

Bow Wow Luau at Bark Bar // More tiny umbrellas, please. Load up Fido and head to Bark Bar for a night of tiki drinks, food specials and lots of Hawaiian shirts, including prizes for the best luau attire. Be there 5-9 p.m. Learn more here.

 

Sunday, July 18

National Loblolly Day at Loblolly Creamery // Scoops all around! Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with your favorite local scoop shop. They're hosting giveaways leading up to the big day, where they'll then be slinging limited edition scoops and have even more giveaways. Swing by noon - 8 p.m. Learn more here.

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Friday-Sunday, July 16-18

Argenta Dogtown Throwdown // New name, same Main Street fun. Every third weekend, the NLR neighborhood shuts down the streets for outdoor dining, markets, live music and local entertainment. From Friday happy hour to Sunday brunch, you'll find all kinds of fun in Argenta. Learn more here.

 

Thursday-Sunday, July 15-18

"Marie and Rosetta" Opening Weekend at The Rep Revival Tent // Live theater is back on the menu! Taking the stage at War Memorial Park as part of its new The Rep Outdoors series, The Rep is welcoming back guests with this award-winning play featuring the music of Cotton Plant-native and godmother of rock and roll Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Learn more here.

"The SpongeBob Musical" Opening Weekend at The Studio Theatre // We've never been more excited to see Bikini Bottom. The downtown theater is also back and kicking things off with everyone's favorite sponge and an unexpected hero who steps in to save the city under the sea from utter destruction. Masks are required for unvaccinated patrons and be sure to social distance. Learn more here.

More performing arts news: Robinson Center Lineup Includes New Dates for "Hamilton," "Hairspray" and More

 

Playing at the North Little Rock Drive-In this weekend:

  • "Suicide Squad" - Friday at 8:45 p.m.

  • "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" - Friday at 11 p.m.

  • "Pretty Woman" - Saturday at 8:45 p.m.

  • "Jaws" - Saturday at 11 p.m.