Monthly Archives: August 2015

Quick Picks: Meet the Ballet Arkansas artists, more

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette file photo

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette file photo


North Little Rock’s Good Food by Ferneau hosts a Meet the Artists Party in honor of Ballet Arkansas at 6:30-8:30 p.m. The $40 event allows visitors to kick off Ballet Arkansas’ new season by meeting the company’s new ballet mistress, Laura Hood Babcock, along with five choreographers. Menu items include fresh jalapeno, hummus-stuffed mushrooms with almonds, deviled eggs, smoked chicken salad sliders and more.


Youth Home’s annual Steak and Eggs Benefit Breakfast takes place at The Butcher Shop from 6-10 a.m. The menu features steak, biscuits, eggs and more. Hosts from KABZ-FM, 103.7 The Buzz will be present. Tickets are $10 and go toward purchasing school supplies for students in need.


Easter Seals holds its Rollin’ on the River event at 7 a.m. at the Clinton Presidential Center. The event features a 5K and 2K family fun walk to raise money for the organization, which aids individuals who have disabilities. There will also be games and activities for children. Registration is $10 for ages 2-10 and $25 for ages 13 and older.


Ron Robinson Theater will show two films, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and Roar. The 1971 Willy Read more >

The Rep, Stone’s Throw to launch beer-naming contest



In honor of the Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s opening production for its 40th season, the theater company is partnering with Stone’s Throw Brewery to launch a Macbeth-inspired beer, the theater announced Aug. 12.

There’s just one little thing missing: a name.

Beginning Aug. 17, The Rep and Stone’s Throw will open the Macbeth Beer-Naming Contest, and they’re asking for your help. Need some inspiration? The beer will be a Scottish red ale, with the red paying tribute to the battles of Macbeth, and there will be a hint of rye for spice. “It’s a malty, full-bodied beer that is easy to drink,” the theater says in a news release.

Entries will be allowed until Aug. 21, and the top five names will be announced Aug. 24. From Aug. 24-26, voting will be open, with the winner being announced Aug. 27 at the brewery’s 402 E. Ninth St. location in Little Rock at 6:30 p.m.

A free growler and pair of tickets to Macbeth will be awarded to the person who submits the name that receives the most Facebook likes by the end of the voting period.

Submit entries here.

William Shakespeare’s Macbeth shows at The Rep from … Read more >

Sherwood ‘Ink Master’ contestants remain in competition

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Missed Lost Forty Brewing’s Aug. 11 viewing party for the latest episode of Spike TV’s Ink Master? Don’t worry, your favorite Sherwood-based tattoo artists are still in the running.

For this week’s “Predator/Prey” elimination competition, the 12 remaining tattoo artists grouped in teams of four, and each team member had to tattoo a matching animal print on a human canvas — at the same time. This week’s animal theme resulted in tattoos of a Brazilian rainbow boa, cheetah and crocodile print, which also led to the judges’ high expectation of accurate and cohesive textures.

Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 10.04.36 AMSherwood’s Katie McGowan of Black Cobra Tattoo was a member of the team that tattooed cheetah spots on a woman. Unfortunately, the human canvas had a panic attack during the session, and McGowan’s team was unable to finish the work.

The animal prints were judged on the entire team’s ability to execute the textures, and discrepancies in sections of the cheetah print led to McGowan’s team taking a loss this week, judges noted.

Although Black Cobra Tattoo owner Matt O’Baugh was on the Brazilian rainbow boa team that did receive praise, there wereScreen Shot 2015-08-13 at 9.59.39 AM
critiques from judges on the size and placement of the scales, … Read more >

Quick Picks: Breakfast With the Elephants, Color Vibe 5K, more

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette file photo

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette file photo


White Water Tavern holds its first Storytellers Club — a set time for those to tell, or listen to, true personal stories about adventures, happiness, anger and more — from 8-11 p.m. Storytellers must register and be 13 or older. The Storytellers Club views storytelling as an art form and a way to teach and entertain.


Breakfast With the Elephants at the Little Rock Zoo is an all-ages activity to encourage enrichment activities for animals while enjoying a light breakfast. Enrichment helps animals exercise their bodies and stimulate their minds, the zoo says. The activity is from 8-9 a.m. Tickets are $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers, and tickets include admission to the zoo.


The Color Vibe 5K brings color zones and a dance party to the Barton Coliseum at 9 a.m. A custom color powder is thrown on runners during different stations of the race. Online registration is $55 for a team runner, $65 for individuals and free for children 12 and under. In-person registration is $70 for a team runner, $75 for individuals and $10 for children.


Pinnacle Mountain State Park presents the Summer Star Party from 9-11 p.m. Park … Read more >

Quick Picks: South Main Vintage Market, Shakespeare at the Shelter, more

Tammy Caple, of Benton, works on setting up her booth at the South Main Vintage Market at Bernice Garden in August 2014. | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette file photo

Tammy Caple, of Benton, works on setting up her booth at the South Main Vintage Market at Bernice Garden in August 2014. | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette file photo


Our House holds its fourth annual Shakespeare at the Shelter on Friday and Saturday from 7:30-8:30 p.m. The project brings together Our House clients, alumni and staff to study the works of William Shakespeare in order to practice skills beneficial in the workforce, such as confidence and teamwork. Tickets are $20 and will benefit the shelter’s kitchen and learning center.


Arkansas Sounds presents The John Bush Quitent at 7 p.m. at the Ron Robinson Theater. Little Rock native John Bush is a saxophonist who, along with his band, plays jazz music inspired by his upbringing. The band’s music has been compared to other Arkansas jazz artists such as Louis Jordan and Pharoah Sanders. Tickets are $10.


South Main Vintage Market sets up shop at The Bernice Garden for another market filled with unique vintage and antique items from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vintage items are at least 20 years old, and antique items are at least 50 years old. The market will also sell “upcycled” items, made from … Read more >

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