Quick Picks: Mud Run, Fountain Fest, more

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette file photo

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette file photo

10/22

The Charity Olive Hour features a live and silent auction at Next Level Events to support Special Olympics Arkansas. There will be 10 live-auction items, as well as more than 350 silent-auction goodies that athletes across Arkansas have created. The event’s $30 entry fee also includes hors d’oeuvres and complimentary drinks. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

10/22

The Arkansas Arts Center’s third annual Fountain Fest presents another unveiling of the work of the center’s art-design-contest winner. Fountain Fest also features tastes from ZAZA Fine Salad & Wood-Oven Pizza Co., David’s Burgers and Cupcakes on Kavanaugh. A Louis Vuitton purse worth more than $1,200 will be raffled. The outdoor fest takes place around the Carrie Remmel Dickinson fountain at the center. Tickets are $40.

10/22

Arkansas Life magazine presents The Modern Arkansas Table Launch and Tasting Party at Loft 1023 in downtown Little Rock from 6-8 p.m. The Modern Arkansas Table is the magazine’s first-ever cookbook and features 40 recipes from some of Arkansas’ best chefs. The admission fee to the launch event includes a recipe tasting, a copy of the book, drinks and a three-month subscription to Arkansas Life. Tickets are $50.

10/24

“Little Rock’s dirtiest 5K” returns to Two Rivers Park. The 2015 Mud Run will be held at 9 a.m. and takes participants through a course that requires them to run, walk or skip through mud. After conquering a few obstacles along the trail, runners will finish with a stomp through the 300-foot mud pit. A registration packet in advance is $25 without a shirt and $30 with a shirt. On race day, the run is $30 without a shirt and $35 with one.

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