Author archives: Maggie McNeary

Play With Fire at Science After Dark

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You may have been told not to play with fire. But you’re a grown up now. Experience the Museum of Discovery in a whole new light when you party with the adults Thursday night. This month, Science After Dark will focus on "pyro science." In preparation for Fourth of July next week, attendees will “learn the science of fire, fireworks and explosions” from 6[...]

Skillet, Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon to Play at Verizon Arena

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Two Grammy-nominated acts and a former American Idol contestant will come to North Little Rock later this year, according to a news release. Skillet, Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon, Tauren Wells and Gawvi will appear at Verizon Arena Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. as part of the AiR1 Positive Hits Tour, a news release from the venue said. Tickets go on sale June 30 at 10 a[...]

PopUp in the Rock to Transform Parking Lot into Creative Space

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The Argenta Art Walk will be extra special next month. While you’re checking out the art scene in North Little Rock, you can head to the launch party for PopUp Argenta, PopUp in the Rock’s new project. The launch party will take place from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. July 21, but the space will last much longer. “This space will be open to public use for tw[...]

Oaklawn Announces Spa Blast Headliner

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If you’re an Aerosmith fan, you’ll be pretty pumped for this news. An Aerosmith tribute band will be the headline act at the 26th Annual Spa Blast at the Oaklawn Infield at 2705 Central Avenue in Hot Springs July 3, according to a news release. Local groups like Spa City Young Bloods, Mayday by Midnight, John Calvin Brewer Band and R&R will warm th[...]

Learn While You Drink at Science Cafe Little Rock

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Science Cafe Little Rock is back this month, this time at Hibernia Irish Tavern, according to a news release. Science Cafe Little Rock, a panel discussion that explores different scientific topics in a relaxed atmosphere, is held on the fourth Tuesday of most months. This month’s event will take place at 9700 N. Rodney Parham Rd. from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tue[...]

Rock Town Distillery Turns 7

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Need plans for this weekend? Rock Town Distillery has you covered. The company is throwing a party Saturday to celebrate seven years of making whiskey in Little Rock. You may have been on one of their tours or gone to a bottling party, but it wasn’t like this. The distillery is offering free tours from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. during the day. A food truck wil[...]

Garden Party: Art and Cocktails in the Ozarks

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Garden party? Count us in. The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks will celebrate “vibrant, early summer garden beauty” Tuesday at the 10th Annual Art & Cocktails in the Garden, a flier says. Attendees will sample hors d’oeuvres, martinis and craft beer while they enjoy art in a natural setting. Local art will be presented by the Fayetteville Art Alliance[...]

5 Ways to Spend a Summer Day in NWA

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1. Float the Buffalo For a day full of water and sun, make a stop at Buffalo River Outfitters to rent some canoes and gather supplies, then put in near Ponca. Make sure you bring friends and plenty of sunscreen. While this stream may not be a challenge for experienced boaters, it can provide a good time for all. 2. Hike to Hawksbill Crag You’ll have[...]

Movies in the Park Brings the Silver Screen Outside

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This year, the annual Movies in the Park lineup mixes up the old and the new. Head to the First Security Amphitheater in Riverfront Park each Wednesday at sunset to see award winners and family favorites. Picnicking is encouraged and pets are allowed; check out the event’s website for more information. All movies are rated PG or PG-13. LA LA LAND (PG-13, [...]