Photos courtesy of 2nd Friday Art Night, Little Rock Zoo and CALS

 

There are always great things to do in The Natural State, and AY About You has compiled some of the most exciting events in Arkansas this weekend. Listen to The Buzz every Friday morning for Morning Mayhem to learn more about what’s going on during the weekend and more, featuring AY About You President and Publisher, Heather Baker.

 

Thursday, August 11

What: Black Girls Talk: Open Forum Event 

Where: Markham & Fitz (Bentonville) 

When: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

Join Black Girls Talk and Interform for an open forum at Markham & Fitz this Thursday. Black Girls Talk is a reccuring event in the community that provides a safe place for Black women to discuss the impact of recent events, providing empathy, support and community. For more information, click here

 

Thursday, August 11

What: Chamber of the Year Celebration 

Where: The Max Event Venue (Conway) 

When: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Celebrate the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce in its recent achievement of becoming the 2022 Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Chamber of the Year. The first toast will take place at 5:45 p.m. Food, drinks, entertainment and more will be provided for guests. RSVP here.  

 

Thursday, August 11

What: Trivia Night 

Where: Point Remove Brewing Company (Morrilton)

When: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

Make your way to Morrilton to the Point Remove Brewing Company for Trivia Night. Beer will be served and trivia teams will be limited to four participants per team. For more information, click here

 

Thursday, August 11

What: Handbuilding 101 Class 

Where: Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub (North Little Rock)   

When: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to build with clay by hand, now is your chance. Learn how to create pottery with the basics of functional pottery at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub. Students will learn how to make vases, bowls, cups and more – without the use of the wheel. Students will also learn how to fire their own creations in the electric kiln. 

 

Thursday, August 11 

What: Andy Woodhull Live  

Where: The Looney Bin Comedy Club (Little Rock) 

When: 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 

Hang out with Andy Woodhull, one of the funniest people on the planet, this Thursday night at the Looney Bin Comedy Club. Woodhull grew up in Elkhart, Indiana and won the St. Louis leg of the Laugh Across America Contest in 2004. For more information, click here

 

Thursday, August 11

What: Trivia Thursday 

Where: Press Waffle Co. (SoMa/Little Rock)

When: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

Trivia enthusiasts are welcome to join Press Waffle Co. for happy hour, Belgian waffles and Challenge Entertainment Trivia. First, second and third place gift card prizes will be given to the winners, with the most being $50. 

 

Thursday, August 11 

What: Family Game Night 

Where: Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library (Little Rock)

When: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

Stop by the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library this Thursday evening for a family game night with CALS Children’s Library and Learning Center. Enjoy the last bit of summer with your family at CALS with board games and video games. 

 

Thursday, August 11 

What: Back to School L80’s Night 

Where: Petit & Keet (Little Rock) 

When: 4:00 p.m.  

Petit & Keet has invited all the ladies to celebrate the end of summer/ back to school season with L80’s Night festivities. Signature cocktails, ‘80s decor and jams and an all-night happy hour will be available to guests. This Thursday’s installation will feature Petit & Keet’s brand new Happy Hour Menu. 

 

Thursday, August 11

What: Bard at the Bar: A Midsummer’s Night Dream 

Where: The Rail Yard Little Rock 

When: 7:00 p.m.  

Join The Rail Yard Little Rock for its very first Bard at the Bar Production: A Midsummer’s Night Dream. Guests can enjoy their favorite spirits and watch one of Shakespeare’s most famous works performed in a casual setting, modified with a shorter show time of an hour to an hour-and-a-half. Don’t miss out on this one-night-only performance. 

 

Thursday, August 11 – Sunday, August 14

What: Arkansas Travelers v. NWA Naturals 

Where: Dickey-Stephens Park (North Little Rock)

When: Thursday: 6:35 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 7:05 p.m.; Sunday: 1:35 p.m.

Take yourself and your family out to the ball game this weekend to see Arkansas’ two minor league teams play at Dickey-Stephens Park. On Thursday, tickets will be $3, Friday’s game will feature fireworks, on Saturday, the park will host Nickelodeon Paw Patrol Night and a jersey auction and Sunday’s game will be in support of the Military Appreciation. To buy tickets, click here

 

Friday, August 12 

What: Crumbl Cookies Cantrell Road Grand Opening 

Where: Crumbl Cookies Cantrell Road (Little Rock) 

When: 8:00 a.m. 

Curb your sweet tooth this Friday at Little Rock’s very first Crumbl Cookies grand opening celebration. Crumbl Cookies is infamous for its perfectly postable boutique cookies and packaging, and the locally owned and operated location will be bringing unique flavors to Little Rock every week. Take-out, curbside and delivery functions will officially start on August 17. For more information, read the news about the location here. 

 

Friday, August 12 

What: 2nd Friday Art Night 

Where: Old State House Museum (Little Rock) 

When: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 

Enjoy a family-friendly evening in downtown Little Rock with art immersion. August’s 2nd Friday Art Night will feature several live-music performances, artists, Flyaway Beer and an after party on the front lawn. Admission to the museum and the concert will be free. 

 

Friday, August 12

What: Let’s Learn – Button Making  

Where: Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library (Little Rock)

When: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Parents, bring your kids out to the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library on Friday for a fun night of button-making. Hosted by CALS Children’s Library and Learning Center, kids can learn how to make and design their very own button. 

 

Friday, August 12

What: The Goonies Screening  

Where:  CALS Ron Robinson Theater (Little Rock)

When: 7:00 p.m. 

Make your way to CALS Ron Robinson Theater to watch The Goonies (1985). Reminisce on simpler times with the PG-13 rated movie directed by Steven Spielberg and Chris Columbus. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and admission is $7. Beer, wine and concessions will be available. Tickets can be purchased online or at the doors. 

 

Friday, August 12

What: Social Dance Night 

Where:  Dance With Me Studio by Aura (Rogers)  

When: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 

Get your groove on this Friday night with Dance with Me Studio by Aura in Downtown Rogers. Cha Cha, Salsa, Swing, Rumba, Merengue, Bachata, Hustle, Waltz, Foxtrot and more during dance nights. This Friday’s night will focus on Ballroom & Latin dancing and guests are encouraged to BYOB. Singles and Couples are welcome. Reserve your spots at 479-871-7335. 

 

Friday, August 12

What: Summer Back to School Happy Hour 

Where:  Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (Little Rock) 

When: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

Educators are invited to join the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center for its Summer Back to School Happy Hour. Prepare for the start of the school year with free supplies such as markers, paper, pencils and more, and enjoy Hawaiian themed drinks and snacks. Attend for the chances to win the grand prize. 

 

Friday, August 12 – Saturday, August 13 

What: Dogtown Throwdown 

Where: Argenta Arts District (North Little Rock)

When: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Argenta Arts District’s Dogtown Throwdown is back for another block party weekend. Dogtown Happy Hour will kick-off Friday at 4 p.m. with live music at the Argenta Library taking place from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday will start off with the Argenta Farmers Market at 8:30 a.m. and live music, food and more until 10 p.m. Saturday’s entertainment will include an ‘80s dance party with DJ Mike Poe.

 

Friday, August 12– Saturday, August 13

What: Little Rock & A Hard Place – 10th anniversary show 

Where: The Joint Comedy Theater (Argenta)

When: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 

If you’re looking for a laugh this weekend, make your way out to Argenta on Friday or Saturday for a night full of comedy and celebration at The Joint. The Main Thing will be performing the show that started it all. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online. There will be cocktails and snacks offered at the cabaret theatre throughout the night. 

  

Saturday, August 13

What: Interactive Screening: The Rocky Horror Picture Show 

Where:  CALS Ron Robinson Theater ( Little Rock) 

When: 9:00 p.m. 

Join in on all of The Rocky Horror Picture Show fun with CALS this weekend. This event will create an unforgettable experience for attendees to remember. Doors will open at 8 p.m. and the film will start at 9 p.m. Concessions will be available and admission will be $1o. Outside props are not permitted. Tickets can be purchased online.   

 

Saturday, August 13

What: Live Stand Up 

Where:  Town Pump (Little Rock) 

When: 8:00 p.m. 

Make a stop at Town Pump on Saturday’s for a live stand up comedy show. Presented by Scoundrels’ Live Stand-Up, attendees can stop in for a drink and a giggle from some of the best comics in the country. 

 

Saturday, August 13

What: East End Creates 

Where: ICAN of Arkansas (Little Rock)

When: 8:00 a.m. 

East End community members are invited to ICAN of Arkansas for a day full of arts and crafts. Buy from your local vendors and take-in all of the local art this Saturday. East End Creates is a recurring event. 

 

Saturday, August 13 

What: Fitness Casserole 

Where: Sole2Soul (Russellville) 

When: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 

Join Sole2Soul in Russellville, for its anniversary celebration: Fitness Casserole ( not the kind you eat)! As kids are headed back to school, this event is a perfect way to celebrate the end of summer with Leslee for DanceFit, Julie for Tabata, Danya for Step and Rachel for Tribe Vibes Yoga. All events are open to the public and are free of charge this Saturday. 

 

Saturday, August 13

What: DIY Bracelets with Loblolly Creamery & Bella Vita Jewelry

Where: Loblolly Creamery (SoMa) 

When: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Guests are invited to join Bella Vita Jewelry and Loblolly Creamery for their collaborative fundraiser for Trust Tree, a local nonprofit that empowers girls to shine in their own ways. Make your own alphabet bracelet or get a take-home kit to make your own at home. Brandy from Bella Vita will be at Loblolly to help create your own bracelet on Saturday. Also, try Sparkles & Cream from Loblolly – a special flavor created to benefit Trust Tree – the entire month of August. Read more here

 

Saturday, August 13 

What: Breakfast with a Twist 

Where: Little Rock Zoo 

When: 7:45 a.m.  

Make sure to make plans with The Little Rock Zoo for Breakfast with a Twist. This monthly celebration will feature Macaw. Breakfast will kick off at the Elephant Stage with a special keeper talk on the featured animal. Following breakfast, guests will visit Civitan Pavilion for a painting session with Painting with a Twist staff. Art supplies and canvases will be supplied to guests. Tickets for Breakfast with a Twist can be purchased online

 

Saturday, August 13 

What: 2022 Democratic Party of Arkansas State Convention 

Where: Ida Waldran Auditorium at The University of Central Arkansas (Conway)

When: 10:00 a.m. 

The Democratic Party of Arkansas will be hosting its State Convention on UCA’s campus this Saturday. The day will be full of strategizing, gathering and celebrating. Every member of a county party is a delegate to the state convention. For more information, click here

 

Saturday, August 13

What: Gravette Day 2022 

Where:  Kindley Park in Gravette, Arkansas 

When: 12:00 p.m. 

Join the Gravette community for its 129th annual Gravette Day this Saturday. This year’s festivities will match up with its theme of “Celebrating Community.” A parade, pageants, a 5K, car show, live music and an art show will take place in celebration of Gravette. Read this for more information about the event. 

 

Saturday, August 13

What: 2nd Saturday Farmers’ Market 

Where:  Farmers’ Market Pavilion ( Little Rock) 

When: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

It’s the second Saturday again for the Little Rock Farmers’ Market, and in its final Second Saturday event for 2022, Central Arkansas Library System will be partnering for special programming. Enjoy grab-and-go activity bags for kids, information about summer reading and library cards and the “Be Mighty Little Rock” program. Click here to learn more. 

 

Saturday, August 13 – Sunday, August 14 

What: Summer Mimosa Fest 

Where: Nomads Southtown (Fayetteville) 

When: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

Enjoy a wide variety of mimosa creations at Nomads Southtown this weekend for its Summer Mimosa Fest. With two days and over 150 flavors, guests are invited to join in with their community for champagne sipping and a delicious brunch. Nomad’s is encouraging guests to carpool or Uber on this day due to parking restrictions. Guests should buy tickets all together to ensure a table together, as space is limited. Guests should make sure to arrive 15 minutes early and come at the time their ticket says. Attendees can buy tickets online, and tickets include Nomads’ swag, a personal bottle of Moet or Chandon and a 12 ounce, color changing, Nomads cup that can be refilled for $2 throughout the day with any mimosa flavor. 

 

Sunday, August 14 

What: 2022 Orangutan SSP Husbandry Course and Workshop 

Where: Little Rock Zoo 

When: 9:00 a.m. 

Animal lovers gear up for the Orangutan SSP Husbandry Course and Workshop at The Little Rock Zoo, kicking off on Aug. 14 and hosting events until Aug. 20. As the perfect opportunity for professional networking, guests are encouraged to gather and learn about orangutan conservation. For more information, click here

 

Monday, August 15

What: Little Rock Touchdown Club Guest Speaker Series featuring Sam Pittman

Where: DoubleTree Hotel (downtown Little Rock)

When: 11:00 a.m.

The Little Rock Touchdown Club’s annual guest speaker series, presented by Simmons Bank, kicks off Monday, August 15, with Arkansas Razorback football coach Sam Pittman. Lunch will be served at 11:00 a.m. and the program will start at 11:50 a.m. Membership dues start at $90. To learn more or join, visit their website at www.LRTouchdown.com.

 

Holidays

August 11

  • Annual Medical Checkup Day 
  • Ingersoll Day 
  • National Hip Hop Day 
  • National Raspberry Bombe Day 
  • National Raspberry Tart Day 
  • Play in the Sand Day 
  • Presidential Joke Day 
  • Raksha Bandhan – August 11, 2022 (Hindu Holiday)
  • Son and Daughter Day 

 

August 12

  • Baseball Fans Day 
  • IBM PC Day 
  • International Youth Day 
  • Julienne Fries Day 
  • Middle Child Day 
  • National Kool Aid Day 
  • National Sewing Machine Day 
  • Shop Online for Groceries Day
  • Truck Driver Day 
  • Vinyl Record Day
  • World Elephant Day

 

 August 13

  • Celebrate Your Lakes Day 
  • International Lefthander’s Day 
  • National Bowling Day 
  • National Filet Mignon Day 
  • National Garage Sale Day 
  • National Model Aviation Day 
  • National Prosecco Day 

 

August 14

  • Color Book Day 
  • Gay Uncle’s Day
  • International Rose’ Day
  • Melon Day
  • Military Marriage Day 
  • National Creamsicle Day 
  • National Financial Awareness Day 
  • National Navajo Code Talkers Day 
  • National Spirit of ’45 Day 
  • National Tattoo Removal Day 
  • National Wiffle Ball Day 
  • Social Security Day 
  • World Lizard Day