The Legacies & Lunch program presents Arkansas Sounds Gone By at noon at the Central Arkansas Library System’s Main Library. The free program highlights songs about Arkansas or written by state natives. Using tunes taken from the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies’ Ron Robinson Sheet Music Collection, performers such as Bob Boyd, Richard Hunter, Stephanie Smittle and more will lead the showcase. Click here for more information.
Wildwood Park for the Arts hosts Dreaming Sophia, a six-piece band that specializes in “eclectic folk,” at 7 p.m. Drawing inspiration from Ozark culture, the band has created songs featuring jazz and alternative-rock characteristics, too. Entry is a suggested donation of $15, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. The concert takes place at Wildwood’s pavilion.
In a city said to have plenty of haunted locations, one ghost hunter is presenting a way for locals to see it for themselves. Pulaski Technical College and Rhonda Burton of Arkansas Ghost Catchers present a Ghost Hunting Class and Investigation at MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History at 6:30 p.m. The $25 class will guide students on hunting equipment and techniques, along with providing evidence of spirits. Students will also participate in … Read more >
Thomas Bangalter, of Daft Punk, accepts the award for record of the year for “Get Lucky” at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles. Duo Daft Punk will receive a tribute when One More Time: A Tribute to Daft Punk performs at Rev Room on Thursday. | Matt Sayles/Invision/AP
One More Time: A Tribute to Daft Punk will honor French duo Daft Punk at Rev Room at 9 p.m. One More Time: A Tribute to Daft Punk is a two-piece group that even wears chrome helmets and often performs on a pyramid-shaped stage to help audiences get a taste of the Daft Punk experience live. The show will feature Daft Punk hits and the tribute band’s own remixes. Tickets for the 18-and-up show are $12 in advance and $15 day of show. Buy tickets here.
Oaklawn Racing & Gaming in Hot Springs will celebrate the Fourth of July through its annual Spa Blast, a free family-friendly event that features food, live entertainment and fireworks. Entertainment for children will include bounce houses, a rock wall, a petting zoo and more. There will also be a music lineup featuring 270 … Read more >
Isn’t it great when your hometown lands on a list worth bragging about? Little Rock was named Kiplinger’s No. 1 Great Place to Live earlier this year, and that was fun. Now, we’ve made on Forbes’ Travel Guide Blog’s list of 10 Luxury Hotels’ Dazzling Holiday Trees, care of the efforts of Capital Hotel and Tipton & Hurst. Also on the list? The Bellagio (Las Vegas, yes that Bellagio), The Ritz Carlton (Charlotte, N.C., made of macarons), and Claridge’s in London, fancified by Dolce & Gabanna. Not bad company.… Read more >
My first 6-ounce pour at the 19th annual Southern Brewers Festival.
From Little Rock: 474 miles
Time: 8 hours there, 6 hours back (change to EST right outside of Chattanooga)
Occasion: Chattanooga Southern Brewers Festival. What caught my eye about this fest was the lineup of North Mississippi Allstars, Robert Randolph and the Family Band and Galactic. The brewfest aspect was an added bonus, and since a few of my friends who are from there rave about Chattanooga’s awesomeness constantly, I figured this was a good chance to see what this little Tennessee town was all about.… Read more >