Central Arkansas

The Arkansas State Archives will host a free symposium and folk music concert on Saturday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Multi-Agency Complex building behind the State Capitol. The theme of the program is “Heroes of Arkansas Folk Music”—namely, Almeda Riddle, Jimmy Driftwood and Patsy Montana. While “hero” is a word …
With back-to-school looming ever nearer on the horizon, it’s time to squeeze every last drop out of summer. But as much as you want to get outside and play, it’s still just…so…hot. The good news is that this is the time of year when nighttime temps are falling to just about perfect; Pinnacle Mountain State Park is …
Two summer exhibits at the Arkansas State Capitol allow visitors to take a little tour of Arkansas—without leaving the building. “Finding Your Adventure,” installed in celebration of the centennial of the National Park Service, taking place this year, offers viewers a glimpse of each of Arkansas’s seven National Park Service sites through a series of window displays …
Arkansas seems to be going cuckoo for kitty-cats. While the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Sanctuary in Eureka Springs has long been one of the largest and most-respected big-cat sanctuaries in North America, your typical tabbies haven’t quite enjoyed the same public adulation, especially when compared to dogs: Arkansas is the number one most dog-owning state in the nation, …
Problem: The countdown to 4th of July weekend has begun, and you haven’t made plans for the big day yet. Solution: Check out this quick-and-dirty guide to 4th festivities in and around Little Rock. And you know what’s even better than the fireworks closing out most of these events? All of them are FREE! Both Pinnacle Mountain …
It all began with the Perry County Historical Museum, on the square in downtown Perryville. Liz Van Dalsem, board secretary for the Perry County Chamber of Commerce, was brainstorming ways to create some excitement and get people out and about to enjoy the community on the weekends. “The museum is open every fourth Saturday, so that …
The good news: Summer is officially here! The bad news: It’s about to get really, really hot. Don’t wait until the dog days drain your energy to figure out how you’re going to cool down. Central Arkansas has lots of urban splash pads and water parks that are easy to access and great for a …
Do you know what the everyday phrases “one fell swoop,” “cold comfort,” “break the ice” and “brave new world” have in common? A couple of things, it turns out: They were all written by Shakespeare, and they all come from one of 18 plays—among them “Macbeth,” “The Comedy of Errors” and “Twelfth Night”—that were first …
“We’ve totally redefined our lamb booth for 2016,” says Jamie Groat, a parishioner of Little Rock’s Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, home to the International Greek Food Festival, which takes place May 20-22 at the church. This year, the fest’s 32nd, a lamb burger and lamb shank dinner will heat up the lamb booth; Greek fries …