Quick Picks: A Taste for Business, Science After Dark, more

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09/24

Panera Bread Co., Diamond Bear Brewery, Cantina Laredo and others will gather when A Taste for Business, formerly known as Taste of the Town, visits Verizon Arena to feature more than 30 eateries from 5-7:30 p.m. On the concourse level of the arena, a mix of local restaurants and caterers, national chains, and drink distributors will provide samples, and local businesses will have vendor booths. A $20 ticket — $15 in advance — gets you in the door of this annual food showcase presented by the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce.

09/24

The Museum of Discovery hosts another installment of its monthly Science After Dark from 6-9 p.m. With a little help from local breweries, SeptemBEER will present the science of brewing beer. Demonstrations, samples and games will be available during the 21-and-up educational event. Science After Dark also allows adults to experience exhibits within the museum. Entry is $5 and free for museum members. Bring extra cash for drinks and pizza.

09/26

The Alchemy Songwriting Showcase is the closing of the 2015 Alchemy Songwriting Competition. In Conway’s The Brick Room Event Center at 7:30 p.m., the Top 10 songwriters from the competition will perform for a live audience and a panel of judges that includes Kris Allen, Adam Hambrick and Jonathan Smith. Winners will be announced during the showcase. General admission is $15, and VIP admission is $60.

09/26

Ron Robinson Theater shows The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 8 p.m. In the classic 1975 Jim Sharman-directed rock-opera-slash-horror-movie-spoof, two lovebirds, after facing car trouble, stumble upon a scientist’s mansion that exposes them to a range of curious characters. Admission is $7.

Syd Hayman is a beauty, entertainment and pop culture fanatic who enjoys trying different metro restaurants that satisfy picky eaters. Tweet her at @TheSydRichi.