Central Arkansas

You’re probably familiar with William Grant Still as a major figure in the world of classical music and opera. Still, who grew up in Little Rock, broke barrier after barrier in his career as an African-American composer: first to have a symphony performed by a major orchestra, first to conduct a major orchestra himself, and …
The Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre presents for a limited engagement this weekend a reinterpretation of the classic children’s story “Stone Soup.” In the traditional version, some hungry travelers alight in a village and basically trick the villagers into feeding them by contributing ingredients to their cooking pot, which contains nothing but water and a …
Visitors to Little Rock’s Museum of Discovery have long appreciated Kevin Delaney’s special brand of “scientainment.” As the museum’s director of visitor experience, he’s responsible for making sure your kids have a blast hanging out at the museum and marveling at demonstrations wherein he blows things up, sets things aflame, sends things flying and even creates …
Heads up to a few fun things happening in Central Arkansas this week! Movie buffs are in for a treat, as two local theaters are screening American classics. On Tuesday, January 10, Riverdale VIP Cinema presents the 1979 comedy The Jerk, which was co-written by Steve Martin and provided his first starring role in a feature film. Showtime …
Along with the excitement that always surrounds the dawning of a new year, the first week of January offers some interesting events flying low under the social radar. Did you resolve to try more new things in 2017? This should get you started. The month of January is Restaurant Month in North Little Rock, which …
Wintertime is eagle-watching season, and January brings events and opportunities to go eagle-spotting in Central Arkansas! The main attraction this month is Petit Jean State Park‘s annual Eagle Awareness Weekend, which takes place Saturday and Sunday January 14-15, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We talked to park interpreter BT Jones, who outlined some of the …
  “We try not to be a booze cruise,” says Trey Moore, owner of Arkansas Brews Cruise, a new brewery tour service based in Little Rock. It’s a funny thing to say for a guy who is about to lead a van full of people on what is ostensibly a three-hour bar-hop. Moore counsels that …