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. Also, listen to 103.7 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. Listen to the June 9 episode below.

 

 

Thursday, June 8

What: Bernice Garden Night Market 

Where: Bernice Garden (SoMa/Little Rock) 

When: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. 

Shop local this Thursday evening at Bernice Garden. Over 25 vendors, along with Rock City Dogs and live entertainment by Relatively Robin will be available for guests to enjoy. The Night Market is perfect for those who cannot attend the weekend markets, and allows for a great opportunity to meet highly-skilled local vendors, creators and curators. 

 

Thursday, June 8 – Saturday, June 10 

What: Tipton & Hurst Warehouse Sale  

Where: Tipton & Hurst 900 Thayer St. (Little Rock) 

When: Thursday & Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Tipton & Hurst will be presenting its annual warehouse sale this weekend at the company’s Little Rock location, off of Thayer Street. This is the perfect time to pick out gorgeous blooms for an unbeatable price. Flowers, plants and more will be available for purchase. 

 

Thursday, June 8 – Saturday, June 10 

What: ASSEMBLY: Fashion Biennial 

Where: The Momentary (Bentonville) 

Interform will be presenting a fashion week unlike any other previous NWA Fashion Weeks this weekend with the first-ever Fashion and Art Biennial: Assembly. Presented by the Tyson Family Foundation, installations, galleries & Exhibits, NWAFW Runways, Retail Pop-Ups and Beauty Experiences will take place throughout the course of the weekend. For more information, or to buy tickets, click here. 

 

Thursday, June 8 – Saturday, June 10 

What: Miss Arkansas and Miss Arkansas’ Outstanding Teen Pageant 

Where: Robinson Center (Little Rock) 

This weekend, Miss Arkansas 2023 along with Miss Arkansas’ Outstanding Teen 2023 will be crowned at Robinson Center in Little Rock. Miss finals will take place on Saturday and teen finals will take place on Friday. For more information about the pageant, click here, and to read about Miss Arkansas 2022, Ebony Mitchell, read this earlier article. 

 

Thursday, June 8 – Sunday, June 11 

What:  “Escape to Margaritaville” 

Where: The Studio Theatre (Little Rock) 

When: Various Showtimes 

The Studio Theatre in Little Rock will be hosting its opening weekend for “Escape to Margaritaville” this weekend. Directed by Justin A. Pike, “Escape to Margaritaville” is a 2017 jukebox musical based on the songs by none other than Jimmy Buffett. For more information or to buy tickets for opening weekend, click here. 

 

Thursday, June 8 – Sunday, June 11 

What:  “Violet” 

Where: TheatreSquared (Fayetteville) 

When: Various Showtimes 

“Violet,” a New York Times Critical Pick, will be performed at TheatreSquared in Fayetteville through the end of the month. Opening this weekend, “Violet” is a musical composed by Tony-Award Winning Jennine Tesori and features lyrics by Brian Crawley. Noted as a terrific, heart-stirring musical, this performance is sure to remind the audience of the power of beauty and joy. Tickets for the performance can be purchased directly from TheatreSquared. 

 

Friday, June 9 

What: Best Dressed Little Rock 

Where: The Hall (Little Rock) 

When: 6 p.m. 

A fundraiser combining fashion and philanthropy, Best Dressed Little Rock benefits the American Cancer Society. This year’s event, presented by CARTI,  will take place at The Hall, located on 9th Street in Little Rock. Honoring 20 leading professionals, Best Dressed raises funds and awareness for the area’ chapter of American Cancer Society. Tickets can be purchased here. 

 

Friday, June 9 

What: “The Princess Bride” Screening 

Where: CALS Ron Robinson Theater (Little Rock) 

When: 7 p.m. 

CALS Ron Robinson Theater will be presenting a screening of the cult classic, “The Princess Bride” (1987). The movie is rated PG and tells the story of Buttercup and Westley as they embark on their one-of-a-kind fairytale, humorous romance. Tickets can be purchased online. 

 

Friday, June 9 

What: 2nd Friday Art Night 

Where: Downtown Little Rock 

When: 5:30 p.m. 

2FAN is back for June this Friday evening. Funkanites will be performing at Art Night After Hours, and the event will include artists, curators, art and demonstrations in several participating locations throughout downtown Little Rock. For more information, click here. 

 

Friday, June 9 

What: 5th Annual Farm Bureau Foundation Trap Shoot 

Where: Arkansas Game & Fish Foundation Shooting Sports Complex (Jacksonville) 

When: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Arkansas Farm Bureau Foundation will hold the fifth annual Trap Shoot this Friday. With collaboration from the Arkansas 4-H Foundation, Arkansas FFA Foundation and Aiming for the Future of Agriculture, this event will support youth in agriculture. Half of the net proceeds from the shoot will go toward benefiting both Arkansas 4-H and Arkansas FFA Foundations, while continuing to support the goals of ArFB Foundation. For more information or to register a team, visit the Trap Shoot’s website. 

 

Friday, June 9 

What: Summer Block Party & Grand Re-Opening 

Where: Tipton & Hurst (North Little Rock) 

When: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Tipton & Hurst North Little Rock location will be kicking off summer with a celebration of its re-opening at the Fairway Avenue brick-and-mortar. Sales, samples, free gifts, raffles and more will be offered to guests. 

 

Friday, June 9 

What: Lunch & Learn Tour 

Where: Moss Mountain Farm (Roland) 

When: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Join P. Allen Smith at his beautiful home on Moss Mountain Farm in Roland this Friday for a Lunch & Tour event. See the house and garden you’ve been acquainted with through popular television programs, and learn more about the sustainability of the farmhouse. Tickets start at $99 and can be purchased online. For more information about P. Allen Smith or Moss Mountain Farm, read this earlier article. 

 

Friday, June 9 

What: Sunset Yoga Series 

Where: Eden Yoga & Salt Studio (Little Rock) 

When: 6 p.m. 

Eden Yoga & Salt Studio will be celebrating summer with a community donation-based class series. This week’s outdoor class will be taught by Erica Hunter. This week, Sara Mulero will also be hosting a Sound Bath at the studio, starting at 7 p.m. Visit the studio’s website for more information. 

 

Friday, June 9 – Saturday, June 10 

What: Ben Moore Live 

Where: Loony Bin Comedy Club of Little Rock 

When: Various Showtimes 

Stand-up comedian Ben Moore will be performing at Little Rock’s Loony Bin Comedy Club this weekend. Known for his participation on the Bob and Tom Radio Show, Ben Moore continues to tour throughout the nation. Tickets can be purchased online. 

 

Friday, June 9 – Saturday, June 10 

What: 67th Annual Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival 

Where: Bradley County

When: All Day 

Bradley County’s Pink Tomato Festival will take place this weekend. Food vendors, obstacle courses, bouncy houses, arts and crafts, a quilt show, Veterans Museum tours, a Kids’ Zone, local talent and more will take place throughout the county. To view a full schedule of events, click here. 

 

Friday, June 9 – Saturday, June 10 

What: 63rd Annual Poultry Festival 

Where: Rogers Convention Center & Walmart AMP (Rogers) 

Join The Poultry Federation on the chicken strip this weekend, as the 63rd Annual Poultry Festival will take place over the course of the weekend. Members and friends from the industry, spanning across the entire country, will join The Poultry Federation, impacting Rogers’ local economy by $4.19 million. Women in poultry brunch, fishing tournaments, golf tournaments, trap shoot, awards and more will be offered at this year’s event.  

 

Friday, June 9 – Sunday, June 11 

What: 33rd Annual Bat-A-Rama 

Where: Devil’s Den State Park (West Fork) 

Devil’s Den State Park will be celebrating one of the most beneficial, and oftentimes misunderstood, creatures in the world, bats. Bat-focused programs will be offered this Friday-Sunday as attendees will have multiple opportunities to learn more about bats. For more information about programming, click here. 

 

Saturday, June 10 

What: BrunchFest 

Where: The Hall (Little Rock) 

When: 11 a.m. 

This Saturday, The Centers For Youth and Families will be hosting BrunchFest, a benefit for the nonprofit. Restaurants across the region will be providing the best brunch dishes for everyone to enjoy. Tickets start at $45 and can be purchased online and kids 12-and-under will get in for free. All proceeds from BrunchFest will go toward providing summer recreational activities and school supplies for residents and underaged human trafficking survivors.

 

Saturday, June 10 

What: Champions of the Year 2023 

Where: Chenal Country Club (Little Rock) 

When: 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 

The largest annual fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Arkansas, Champions of the Year, will take place this Saturday. Staff, board members and volunteers work to make sure this event comes together, raising not only funds but also awareness for the organization. To view the schedule of events, read this earlier article. 

 

Saturday, June 10 

What: Breakfast with a Twist: Jaguars 

Where: Little Rock Zoo 

When: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 

The Little Rock Zoo’s Breakfast with a Twist this month will focus on the mighty jaguar. Join both the zoo and Painting with a Twist this Saturday morning for a boxed continental breakfast at Café Africa and enjoy a special keeper talk on jaguars. Tickets can be purchased online. 

 

Saturday, June 10 

What: Adult Circus Camp 

Where: Arkansas Circus Arts (North Little Rock) 

When: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

As Arkansas Circus Arts puts it, you’re never too old to enjoy a fun summer camp, even if you’re past the age of sleepaway camp. This camp is available to adults ages 19-years-old and up and is offered for campers of all levels. Learn all things aerial, acrobatic and flexibility. Click here for more information. 

 

Saturday, June 10 

What: Allsopp Park Pollinator Garden Ribbon-Cutting 

Where: Allsopp Park (Little Rock) 

When: 10 a.m. 

Keep Little Rock Beautiful will be hosting a ribbon-cutting celebration at Allsopp Park Pollinator Garden. KLRB is inviting the public to join garden supporters, benefactors and neighbors at this family-friendly event. The City of Little Rock Parks Department and Sustainability Office will also be present when the new garden with over 400 Arkansas native plants is unveiled. 

 

Saturday, June 10 

What: Saturday Sip n’ Stretch with Peace of Mine Yoga 

Where: Point Remove Brewing Company (Morrilton) 

When: 10:15 a.m. 

Point Remove Brewing Company will be hosting a yoga class by the talented teachers at Peace of Mine Yoga at the brewery. This is a $12 class and PRBC will be offering attendees of the class 10% off drinks purchased before and during the class. For more information or to reserve a spot in this Saturday’s class, click here. 

 

Saturday, June 10 

What: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) 

Where: Winthrop Rockefeller Institute 

When: 6:30 p.m. 

The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will be returning the the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute this Saturday. This family-friendly event will showcase “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare,” as well as a one-hour interactive workshop led by Chad Bradford and Zander Udochi. 

 

Saturday, June 10 

What: The Rosé Soiree 

Where: The Nest (Little Rock) 

When: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. 

This Saturday marks National Rosé Day, and The Nest and Flyght Black will be hosting a special wine tasting at The Nest. Local food trucks, live music and more will be offered at this event. Kara Wilkins will be leading an interactive demonstration and discussion with some of the top Arkansas women in wine. Regular tickets start at $50 and can be purchased online. 

 

Saturday, June 10 

What: Wild Muse: Ozarks Nature Poetry 

Where: Faulkner County Library 

When: 1 p.m. 

Join several poets from Arkansas and Missouri this Saturday as Faulkner County Library will host six authors for an afternoon of poems, food and fun. C.D. Albin, Wendy Taylor Carlisle, Paulette Guerin, Phillip HOwerton, Gerald Soln and AMy Wright Vollmar will be present. The late Mark Spitzer’s poems in “Wild Muse” will also be read in his honor. 

 

Saturday, June 10 

What: Second Saturday Family FunDay 

Where: The Arts & Science Center of Southeast Arkansas (Pine Bluff) 

When: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. 

Every second Saturday of the Month, ASC hosts a Saturday Family FunDay, with a free activity for visitors to create either in the visual, performing arts or science projects. Hands-on, this program may be inspired by current art and science exhibitions. Click here for more information. 

 

Saturday, June 10 

What: 2nd Annual Rubber Duck Race Fundraiser 

Where: Transportation Depot (Hot Springs) 

When: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. 

Games, entertainment, food and of course, the second annual Rubber Duck Race, presented by Literacy Council of Garland County, will take place this Saturday at the Transportation Depot – Farmer’s Market in Hot Springs. Four different food trucks, entertainment, live music and magicians, flamethrowers and jugglers will also be present. Money raised from this event will go toward supporting education in Garland County. 

 

Saturday, June 10 

What: Second Saturday Vintage Pop-up Market 

Where: Dirtbag Vintage & Thrift Shop (Fayetteville) 

When: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

Dirtbag Vintage will be hosting a mini pop-up market this Saturday in Fayetteville. With local vintage vendors, thrift and recycled clothing, this market will include fresh vintage finds from local shops across Northwest Arkansas. 

 

Saturday, June 10

What: CALS Arkansas Sounds Presents: Luenell 

Where: CALS Ron Robinson Theater (Little Rock) 

When: 7 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

CALS Arkansas Sounds will present Arkansas’ very own, Luenell, dubbed the “Original Bad Girl of Comedy,” will be performing two shows this Saturday. As part of the weeklong, city-wide celebration of Juneteenth, Luenell tickets will start at $45 and preferred seating tickets are available for $55. This show is open to adults only and tickets can be purchased online. 

 

Saturday, June 10 

What: Celebrate Juneteenth: Williams Library’s 2023 Black Author Meet & Greet 

Where:Central Arkansas Library System – Williams Branch 

When: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

All talented Black authors and book enthusiasts are invited to participate in the Local Black Author Expo, which will celebrate literature, diversity and creativity. Providing a platform for Black authors to showcase their works, this event also serves as a way for authors to engage with readers as well as network with other writers. Click here to learn more. 

 

Sunday, June 11 

What: Gold Star Family Picnic 

Where: MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military 

When: 6 p.m. 

 A good old fashioned picnic in the park will take place this Sunday at MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military. Gold Star Families are invited to join Arkansa Run For The Fallen for this special event this Sunday. Immediately following the picnic, Little Rock Wind Symphony will be playing for its Flag Day Celebration. Guests can register for this event online

 

Sunday, June 11 

What: Sunset Meditation 

Where: St. Joseph Farm Stand (North Little Rock) 

When: 7 p.m. 

Kelly and Steve Grappe along with Yoga with Forevermost Farms will be hosting a sunset meditation this Sunday evening. Available to the public, this event will include a 45-minute session, as part of the Sunset Gratitude Practice. Let go of your worries this weekend and connect with nature while doing it. 

 

Sunday, June 11 

What: Sunday Brunch with Hugs and Quiches 

Where: Art Ventures (Fayetteville) 

When:11 a.m. 

OUTrageous Sunday Brunch will take place this Sunday with a private and unique viewing of Art Ventures’ current exhibition: OUTrageous. Featuring a debut performance by neo-soul producer and vocalist, Theia, this event will include various quiches, hash browns, waffle stations and more. 

 

Sunday, June 11 

What: Brunch Bites 7 Bubbles Soirée 

Where: The Baker (Argenta/ North Little Rock) 

When: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. 

Brunch Brothers Little Rock will be offering the public an exclusive experience this weekend at Argenta’s famous hotel, The Baker. Free flowing brunch bites, champagne, mingling and networking will take place at this event. Visit Brunch Brothers Little Rock Instagram  for more details. 

 

Sunday, June 11 

What: Ouachita River Float Trip 

Where: Jones Mill, Arkansas 

When: 10 a.m. 

Hosted by Jordan Peterson and JP Mobile Media, the Ouachita River Float Trip will take place from Jones Mill to Malvern on the Ouachita River. For more information, click here. 

 

RECURRING EVENTS:

  • Friday’s On the Lawn will be held throughout the month of June at Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts in Little Rock. 
  • Bar & Bites at Eleven will take place on Thursday and Friday nights from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. weekly at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Arts. 
  • Diego Rivera’s “America” is currently on display at Crystal Bridges Museum of Fine Art in the Temporary Exhibition Gallery. Rivera’s work will be on display through July 31. 
  • What a Time To Be Showcases beautiful, and very pink, artwork by Yvette Mayorga, and is currently on display at The Momentary, where it will remain on display until Oct. 15.
  • The Hot Springs Fishing Challenge will be taking place through July 31. 

 

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