Block parties, time travel, vampires — this weekend has it all. Let's get into it.
Friday, July 28
Little Rock Rangers Watch Party at Hill Station // Let 'er rip, Red Watch. The Stags have made it to the Southern Conference Final where they'll face off against the Villages Soccer Club. While they take the field in Virginia, their hometown fans will be cheering them on in Hillcrest. The watch party starts at 3 p.m. Learn more here.
"Grave of the Vampire" at The Labyrinth // Might want to sleep with the lights on after this. Next up in the monthly Friday Night Frights series is this 1972 horror flick with plenty of blood, fangs and B movie goodness. On the fence about frights? Proceeds from the screening benefit Arkansas Community Advocates to support our unhoused and low-income neighbors. Showtime is 7 p.m. Learn more here.
"Xanadu" at Ron Robinson Theater // Less scary, more skating. CALS' popular BingoFlix series is back, offering prizes to viewers who can fill up their bingo cards with cheesy, so-bad-they’re-good movie cliches. This 1980 cult classic has everything: Olivia Newton-John as a Greek muse, Gene Kelly in his final movie and a whole lot of roller-disco. Showtime is 7 p.m. Learn more here.
"Rent" Opening Night at Argenta Community Theater // So there's good news and bad news. The bad news (for non-ticketholders) is that opening weekend is already sold out. The good news is that you have until Aug. 5 to catch the iconic musical. The catch? Those tickets are going fast, too, so you're going to want to move quickly. Learn more here.
Saturday, July 29
Super Summer Saturdays at the Clinton Presidential Center // Escape the heat with your kiddos at the Clinton Center's annual summer series that gets all ages involved with free educational activities. The event coincides with the center’s latest temporary exhibit, "Dinosaur Explorer," complete with dino-themed activities and crafts. Fun is in session 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Adult admission is required to tour permanent exhibits. Learn more here.
Block on Rock 10: A Decade of Decadence at Stone’s Throw Brewing // HBD, Stone's Throw! We love a good party, and that's why we're excited for the return of the brewery's annual bash as it celebrates 10 whole years of business with live music, food trucks and cold beer. It’s a whole block party of fun, shutting down Rock Street and benefiting Preserve Arkansas in the process. The party lasts from 4-10 p.m. Learn more here.
'90s Mall Party at the Main Street Mall // The Spice Girls called. They said to meet them at the food court. The Downtown Little Rock Partnership is celebrating the most all-that of decades in a space that's barely changed in 30 years. Guests can expect lots of music, a retro arcade, themed drinks, costume contests and more, including the transformation of Slick's Sandwich Shop into The Max from "Saved by the Bell." The flashback lasts from 7-11 p.m. Learn more here.
Discover Trust Tree at the Museum of Discovery // After a summer of rocking out with the girls, this nonprofit music camp is celebrating in style. Come support and learn more about Trust Tree while enjoying performances from campers, eats, signature cocktails and more. It starts at 7 p.m. Learn more here.
Sunday, July 30
Sunday Funday at Rusty Tractor Vineyards // Sunday scaries? We don't know her. Patio hangs and food trucks (hi, Grilled Sandwich Company) await at the vineyard's Sunset Lodge, plus beer, wine, cocktails and live music by Cory Fontenot. Stop by noon - 4 p.m. Learn more here.
QQA Summer Supper at Hill Station // Back to Hillcrest? Fine by us. This summer, the Quapaw Quarter Association is hosting a series of historic tours through various neighborhoods, each including some delicious local dining. This month's kicks off at 6 p.m. Learn more here.