Weekend Plans: Empty Bowls, Hot Springs Car Show, Historic Tour of Homes and More

Friday

The 16th annual Empty Bowls is a fundraiser for the Arkansas Foodbank featuring an array of food from some of Little Rock’s best restaurants. It’s held atRobinson Center, 426 W Markham St. in Little Rock and starts at 7 p.m. There will be live entertainment, a live and silent auction and more. Tables and seated tickets are sold out, but you can email hfrench@arkansasfoodbank.org or call 501-569-4329 to be placed on a waiting list. Tickets start at $125.

Saturday

The Hot Springs Cruisers 23rd Annual Car Show features classic, antique, custom cars and trucks on display for competition. The Hot Springs Cruisers Car Club is open to car enthusiasts of any make, model or year vehicle, including customer, street rods and trucks. Proceeds from the show benefit Potter’s Clay home for women and children in crisis. Admission is free. Registration starts at 8 a.m. at the Hot Springs Municipal Airport, 525 Airport Road.

The North Little Rock Mini Maker Faire takes place on from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the North Shore Riverwalk in North Little Rock. The Faire is a family-friendly gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments and projects. The event is outside, rain-or-shine, and is free to attend.

The 7th annual Race to Remember 5k run or walk will be held at War Memorial Stadium starting at 4 p.m. Join hundreds of families as they raise awareness of stillbirth, infant and child loss. Proceeds benefit Mamie’s Poppy Plates, a local non-profit organization who’s mission is to provide support and keepsake plates for families.

Saturday and Sunday

The 54th Annual Spring Tour of Homes conducted by the The Quapaw Quarter Association explores the Central High School Neighborhood Historic District this year and will feature six homes on Schiller, Summit and Battery Streets in Little Rock. This popular Spring Tour has been held almost annually since 1963. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $20, or on site the day of for $30. Children 10 and under are free. Saturday the tour is open from 1 to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Click here for the tour map and here for advance tickets.

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