Weekend To-Do List: 8 Events to Check Out

There’s a plethora of concerts, along with enough art and shows to keep anyone happy.

Be sure and take a look at our eight events to check out this weekend!

Friday (June 20)

Tasting party at Colonial Wines & Spirits, 11200 W. Markham, Little Rock: Join Colonial Wines & Spirits Friday from 4-7 p.m. as they welcome Josh Wood from Rock Town Distillery at the tasting bar! They will be sampling three great local whiskies: Rock Town Arkansas Hickory Smoked Whiskey, Rye Whiskey and Bourbon Whiskey. Stay up-to-date with the store’s tasting bar and get more information about sampling here.

Night of the Proms at Verizon Arena, 1 Verizon Arena Way, North Little Rock: This classic-meets-pop concert that has been a hard ticket to find in Europe for decades, is now on tour in the states and it is stopping in North Little Rock on Friday night. The concert features Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, The Pointer Sisters and Nile Rodgers & Chic, who are backed by IL Novecento, Fine Fleur, a 24-voice choir and an 8-piece electric band led by John “Music” Miles, a British pop star. For tickets to the show, which range from $45 to $99, click here. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. For more on concerts this weekend, check out our concert guide here.

Jazzlights in the Park at First Security Amphitheater, 400 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock: This annual, cultural experience features modern, progressive jazz musical acts on the banks of the Arkansas River. The event benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Central Arkansas, with all proceeds going to the group. The funds will help the club’s projects and programs for 2014. Discount tickets are available through the Boys and Girls Club at $25 and $35. Email Sarah@ARClubs.org or call 666-8816 for more information. Full-price tickets are available here. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the event starts at 6 p.m. For more information on the concert, check out their website.

Saturday (June 21)

Juneteenth at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 501 W. 9th St., Little Rock: Juneteenth is the annual commemoration of the end of slavery. The event is fun-filled and rooted in history and focused on the future. The event will include live music, poetry, children’s activities, food trucks and vendor booths. The event is free and open to the public and is set to last from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, click here.

FRESH Local Foods Directory Release at The Green Corner Store & Soda Fountain, 1423 Main St., Suite D, Little Rock: This Saturday, the Arkansas Local Food Network will release the second edition of the FRESH Local Foods Directory, which is the digital and print directory for community and school gardens, area farms and market gardens in the Little Rock and North Little Rock areas. Come grab a copy and a local snack this Saturday at the release. There will be 7,500 copies ready for release. The event starts at 3 p.m. For more information, click here.

Sunday (June 22)

Blake Shelton: Ten Times Crazier Tour at Verizon Arena, 1 Verizon Arena, North Little Rock: Come see the CMA-reigning “Male Vocalist of the Year” in North Little Rock as his “Ten Times Crazier Tour” rolls into town. Blake Shelton, also a coach on NBC’s “The Voice,” has released multiple No. 1 country hits, including “Boys ‘Round Here,” “Mine Would Be You,” Doin’ What She Likes,” and “Honey Bee.” Shelton will be joined by The Band Perry, known for “If I Die Young” and “You Lie,” and Dan + Shay, known for “19 You + Me.” Tickets are $42.50 and $69, and are available here. The show starts at 7 p.m. For more on concerts this weekend, check out our concert guide here.

Thursday-Saturday (June 19-21)

BA Framer & Stephano’s Fine Art Gallery Sale, 1813 N. Grant St., Little Rock: BA Framer & Stephano’s Fine Art Gallery are kicking off the summer with a 20-50 percent off sale this weekend. Frames will be priced from $5-$25 with mats from $0.50 to $1. The sale starts Thursday at 11 a.m. and continues until 7:30 p.m. Then, Friday and Saturday, the sale runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, click here.

Thursday-Sunday (June 19-22)

Art in Argenta in the Argenta District, North Little Rock: Come see performances by the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre and enjoy an art walk, the Argenta Farmers Market and the Arkansas Sculpture Invitational Show and Sale. For more on the four-day event, check out our guide here.

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