Central Arkansas

Rally your native pride and dust off your dancing shoes, because the fourth annual Legends of Arkansas festival will return to the Argenta Arts District on Saturday, September 10, from noon to 10 p.m. This year is shaping up to be bigger than ever, with two stages full of music, food trucks, circus performers, more …
It’s a familiar story: Girl meets boy. They fall in love. Boy has to go away for work. Girl follows boy halfway around the world. Girl dies. Locals name a mountain after her. Or something like that. Many of us know some version (or three) of the story of how Petit Jean Mountain got its name. …
Film fans and animation enthusiasts are in for a rare treat at the end of July, when the Ron Robinson Theater will host a limited run of the 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows, a compilation of award-winning animated shorts from all over the world, July 28-30. (The same compilation will run once nightly, at 7 …
“The Olympic spirit—the spirit of good will, friendship, understanding and unity across all the lines that divide us—that can propel us into an even brighter era of respect and success.” — President Bill Clinton, in remarks to 1998 United States Olympic and Paralympic athletes. The 2016 Summer Olympics will take place in Brazil from August …
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 …