Heather Baker’s Weekend Plans: Razorback Football, Hot Springs Blues Festival and More

Check out what’s going on this weekend with AY’s very own publisher, Heather Baker!

Thursday 30th

Potterheads, get ready for a night of spell-casting, wand making, potions and butterbeer! Science is fun at any age, but who said you were too old to believe in magic? Head to the Museum of Discovery between 6 and 9 p.m. for Science After Dark: Wizards, Muggles and Science. Damgoode Pies, Buenos Aires Grill and Stone’s Throw will be serving up good eats and your favorite brews. You must be 21+ to attend, and admission is $10 per person.

Join AIA Arkansas Emerging Professionals for the third annual Buildings, Brews and Rendezvous! Meet up at Diamond Bear at 5:30 p.m., then jump on the Toddy Trolley to travel to Flyway, Rebel Kettle, Lost Forty and Fassler Hall before returning to Diamond Bear. Happy drinking!


Friday 31st

Join Quapaw House, Inc. and Palmetto Addiction Recovery at 6:30 p.m. on the steps of the Arkansas State Capitol for a cause that hits close to home for many of us. International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event that unites people around the globe to raise overdose awareness, give support and reduce the stigma of drug-related death.


Saturday 1st

Get ready to crack open a brew and sing the blues with some of your favorite artists, because the Hot Springs Blues Festival is getting back to its roots this year. It kicks off at 1 p.m. on Central Avenue, and the music will be rolling until 10 p.m. Performers include the Spa City Youngbloods, Heavy Suga’ and the SweeTones, Soaker, Akeem Kemp Band, Charlotte Taylor and Gypsy Rain, and Jarekus Singleton. Gates open at noon, and tickets can be purchased at the gate.

Pepper soup, roast meat skewers and fried plantains? Sounds like lunch. Kontiki African Restaurant’s grand opening at the new Little Rock location is this Saturday, so go enjoy a favorite or try something new! Located at 3901 S University.

Need a laugh? Meet up with friends at The Joint Theater beginning at 11 a.m. for JointStock 2018! The music and comedy festival benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and entertainers include The Big Dam Horns, Cosmocean, WIC, The Joint Venture and more! Pay what you want for entry, and grab a hot dog and craft beer while you’re there.

Surely you’ve been gearing up for the first game of the season with new Razorback football coach, Chad Morris! Whether you’re going to be yelling from the bleachers in Fayetteville, or from your living room couch at 3 p.m., we’re all hoping to kick off the season with a win. Don’t forget to grab the wings, hot dog buns and cheese dip before the big day. Go Hogs!

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