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34th annual Soup Sunday this weekend


Sipping soup for a good cause? Sounds like a perfect way to spend a chilly Sunday.

Arkansas Advocates from Children & Families presents its 34th annual Soup Sunday, which brings people together to taste soups from around 30 different area restaurants while raising money for the organization. The event is 4-7 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Statehouse Convention Center. The Big John Miller Band will provide entertainment, and a silent auction and kids activities round out the event.

Regular admission is $25 (through 5 p.m. Feb. 6 — after that, ticket prices rise to $30). A $50 VIP ticket allows you to enjoy the VIP chef’s signature soup, this year prepared by Payne Harding of Cache Restaurant, in addition to complimentary wine and beer. Admission for ages 5-17 is $5, and children 5 and younger get in free.

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Arkansas Arts Center announces Tabriz 2015

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The Arkansas Arts Center has officially announced details for Tabriz 2015, the biennial fundraising event that secures funding for the center’s exhibits and educational programs.

Tabriz is a twofold event. First, the Bazaar of Tabriz on March 12 features a silent auction, drinks, hot dogs and snacks. According to a news release, the auction will feature more than 300 items ranging from parties to travel opportunities, art and antiques. Tickets are $50 per person.

Second, the Gala of Tabriz is a black-tie affair held in the Townsend Wolfe and Jeannette Edris Rockefeller galleries on March 14. The release indicates the event will be “fresh, exotic, creative, different and at the same time, authentic.” Tickets are $750 per person, and only 350 tickets are available.

All proceeds benefit the Arkansas Arts Center. For more details, visit… Read more >

Craft-beer tasting at Diamond Bear, dogs welcome


Looking for a dog-friendly place to grab a pint this weekend? Diamond Bear Brewing Co. offers just that on Saturday. (Sept. 13). Visit the brewery from 2-5 p.m. with your (leashed) pup and support the Humane Society of Pulaski County with Brews and Barks. The event promises a hot-dog cook-off and free craft beer samples. Plus, if you haven’t been to the brewery since it opened its new facility in the spring, this will be a perfect opportunity to see the new digs.… Read more >

Community Theatre to donate portion of proceeds to American Red Cross

New Trip PosterCommunity Theatre of Little Rock will be donating a portion of proceeds from its performances of The Trip to Bountiful this weekend to the American Red Cross in support of the victims of the April 27 tornadoes in Vilonia and Mayflower.

“One of our former board members messaged us Monday morning and made the suggestion that we try to help out the folks in Vilonia and Mayflower,” Chris Boggs, president and publicity coordinator of CTLR (and an executive producer/cast member in Trip to Bountiful) said in an email this week. “So I got on the horn with the rest of the board and we decided to act fast and get the word out.”

Admission is $16 for adults; $14 for military, students and seniors age 65 and over; and $6 for children ages 4-9. Boggs said the percentage that will be donated has not been determined yet, but the donation amount will be decided on Sunday after sales for the weekend. “I’m imagining that it will be a good amount,” he said. Read more >

Weekend planner: Clinton and SoMa

What to do in Little Rock with a free weekend and awesome weather?

First up is the Head of the Class Bash at the Clinton Center. Now, if you have children, this might be enticing because it’s something to take the tots to for face painting, bounce houses and whatnot, but also free immunizations and haircuts. Wait. I could use a free haircut… I’ll get back to you on whether or not there’s an age max for those.… Read more >

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