Posts by Author: Katherine Stewart

On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse will take place. For about three hours, the sun, moon and Earth will be aligned in such a way that the moon will pass between the sun and the Earth, temporarily blocking out some or all of the sun—depending on where you’re watching from. Arkansas is slightly …
It’s embarrassing to admit that I knew about Murry’s Dinner Playhouse for almost 15 years before setting foot inside and settling in for a show. If you haven’t been, perhaps it has hovered for years on the edge of your awareness, like it did on mine, as a thing that you could do, but then didn’t, …
Three free events taking place at downtown Little Rock museums this summer will take you back in time—and we’d expect nothing less from the Arkansas Department of Heritage! The first takes place this weekend at the Old State House Museum, which served as Arkansas’s State Capitol from 1836 to 1911, when construction was completed on …
When in Rome, do as the Romans do; when at a music festival, do as the musicians do. This year Riverfest, Arkansas’s biggest festival, turns the big 4-0. Naturally, they’ve got an equally massive celebration planned, with special events and activities in addition to the centerpiece concert lineup. To assist you in making the most of this …
The Central Arkansas Library System‘s annual Summer Reading Club is here again with another season jam-packed with programs and prize opportunities taking place every day at your local library. Beginning on June 12 and running through July 31, participants can check out library materials, attend sessions and complete activities for chances to win prizes. Registration begins …
If you’re hip to the fact that a) Arkansas has an official State Historic Cooking Vessel and that b) it is the Dutch oven, then you probably also know that the Dutch Oven State Championship is fast approaching and you can stop reading. Still with us? Good, because this is going to be tasty, with …
To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it more fit for its prime function of looking forward — Margaret Fairless Barber Many people look at Scott Plantation Settlement, just outside North Little Rock, and see a collection of some two dozen buildings and other structures …
Finding things to do on the weekend is usually pretty easy. You’ve probably got a mile-long list of road trips to take and places to visit, not to mention local attractions plus planned events like concerts and shows. But why wait until the weekend to let the good times roll? No matter what you’re into—or maybe don’t …
Ladies and gentlemen, get your costumes ready because we’ve got not one, but two comic con events happening in Central Arkansas this weekend. Little Rock Comic Con—Arkansas’s first and longest-running comic con—will take place Saturday and Sunday at the Benton Events Center in Benton; CALS Con, the 4th annual mini-con hosted by the Central Arkansas …