Heather Baker’s Weekend Plans: Fishing, Bourbon and More

Stay “in the know” about all the great events going on around Arkansas. AY’s Publisher, Heather Baker, will tell you what the hot spots are this weekend.

Thursday, Feb. 7

What: Shhhhh-ICAGO Speakeasy

Where: Rock Town Distillery

When: 5:30 p.m.

Go back in time to Prohibition-era Chicago – the Roaring Twenties! Get into the spirit of evening with a taste of Rock Town Distillery’s new drink “All That Razz,” which tonight, will be half-price. Admission is free, but keeping with the Prohibition theme, getting in isn’t just a matter of walking in the door. Like any true speakeasy, you’ve got to know the password! We’ll give you a hint: It’s a famous song from the musical Chicago.


What: Movies of a Movement: Malcolm X

Where: CALS Ron Robinson Theater

When: 6:30 p.m.

Movie night! Head to the CALS Ron Robinson to catch the latest film in the February film series “Movies of a Movement: The Civil Rights & Social Change Collection.” Watch director Spike Lee’s interpretation of Malcolm X’s life from his early years, including his criminal career and prison sentence, to his rise as a civil rights leader and subsequent assassination. Denzel Washington gives a towering performance and earned a Best Actor Oscar nomination for the role. Tickets are $5.


Friday, Feb. 8

What: 2ndFriday Art Night

Where: River Market District

When: 5 p.m.

Wander around Downtown tomorrow and take in some of the best art the city has to offer. From the River Market District to the Creative Corridor, there are numerous galleries and exhibits to be seen. This creative evening is design to expand the mind and show off the talents of Arkansas artists. Browse around – the exhibits are free and many of the locations provide refreshments!


What: The Creature from the Black Lagoon film screening

Where: Old State House Museum

When: 5 p.m.

There’s nothing better than kicking back on a Friday with a good movie. And the Old State House Museum has a great one this week. The museum is showing the 1954 classic Creature from the Black Lagoon. Leading lady Julie Adams, who passed away this week, was an Arkansas native. Admission is free to the screening, and snacks and drinks will be available.


Saturday, Feb. 9

What: Toothapalooza

Where: Museum of Discovery

When: 10 a.m.

What’s better than a great smile? But, you’ve got to take care of your teeth to keep that smile bright!  This Saturday, head to the Museum of Discovery for free children’s dental screenings and fluoride varnish applications. Kids will even get an oral health kit. How cool! After the screening, the fun really starts: there will be science experiments focused on teeth and the tooth fairy might even make an appearance. Make sure to get to the museum early! The first 600 guests receive free museum admission and dental screenings. (Regular admission is $10 for adults and $8 for kids 12 and younger.)


What: Cardboard Village at Heifer Hour

Where: Heifer Village             

When: 11 a.m.

There’s always a good time to be had at the Heifer Village and Urban Farm! This week, build a village out of cardboard and other recyclable materials. Your little ones will have a blast! After the village is built (in an hour-no less), you can learn about recycling, and have lunch at the Café@heifer.


What: Chocolate Fantasy Ball 2019

Where: Statehouse Convention Center

When: 6 p.m. 

Prepare to be amazed by the extraordinary chocolate treats that are awaiting you at this elegant event. Featuring a seated dinner with silent and live auctions, there is a little something for everybody. Don’t leave without trying the ball’s signature chocolate martini. The event will benefit the Ronald McDonald House. Tickets are $300.


What: Big Red Ball Homebrew Contest

Where: Next Level Events (basement of the train station)

When: 7 p.m

What’s better than having a good time with your friends with a cold brew? How about raising money for a great cause? Head over to Next Level Events Saturday night for the 6thannual Big Red Ball Homebrew Contest, which will decide the official beer of the Little Rock Kickball Association and raise funds for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas. You can enjoy fantastic snacks and samples from the homebrew contestants. Of course, don’t forget about Stone’s Throw’s house brews! Make sure to reserve your ticket soon! There’s only 200 general admission tickets, which are $25 apiece. Online sales end Feb. 8, and any leftover tickets will be available at the door for $30.


Sunday, Feb. 10

What: Know Fish, Go Fish: Fishing Basics

Where: Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center

When: 2 p.m.

Did you know that fishing can help you relax? It’s a great hobby that allows you to spend time with friends and family, but some people don’t know where to start. That’s where Arkansas Game & Fish comes in. Take this free class that will teach you the basics of fishing. Learn how about different species of fish swimming in Arkansas rivers and lakes, as well as the mechanics of fishing. Instructors will show you how to rig a fishing pole and cast your line. It’s basically Fishing 101! Taking this class will qualify you for the beginner fishing patch in AG&F’s Outdoor Skills Program. Bring the whole family!


Thursday, Feb. 21

What: AY Magazine Presents: Bourbon and Tapas

Where: Allsopp & Chapple Restaurant and Bar
When: 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Get ready for one of the coolest events this month! AYis hosting an exclusive Bourbon and Tapas event at Allsopp & Chapple on Feb. 21. If you haven’t heard of Allsopp & Chapple, then get ready – check out our March issue for the details on this hot new restaurant. During the event, you’ll enjoy fantastic bourbon from Rock Town Distillery along with delicious appetizers from Executive Chef Bonner Cameron’s kitchen. Have your fill of great food and bourbon while listening to amazing live jazz! Make sure to reserve your spot! Reservations are $15. Call 501-902-4911 for reservations.

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