What’s Going On Around Downtown Little Rock?


Friday, August 1 at 7 p.m., Saturday, August 2 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Arkansas Repertory Theatre: 601 Main Street

Performed by the young artists in the Summer Musical Theatre Intensive (SMTI). Learn more.


2014 National Physique Committee’s Arkansas State Bodybuilding Championships 

Saturday, August 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Statehouse Convention Center

There will be five categories: bodybuilding, physique, figure, fitness and bikini. Learn more on Facebook.

Legacies & Lunch: Frank Sata

Wednesday, August 6, noon-1 p.m.; brown bag lunch in the lobby at 11:30 a.m., drinks and dessert provided
Central Arkansas Library System (CALS: Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Avenue

As a young boy, Sata was one of thousands of Japanese Americans who spent time imprisoned in Arkansas during World War II. He will speak about the experience and how it shaped his father’s art (on display in Concordia Hall of Butler Center Galleries) and his own work as an architect. Co-hosted by Butler Center for Arkansas Studies and Clinton School of Public Service. Free, open to the public, sponsored in part by the Arkansas Humanities Council. For more information call 501-918-3033.

Wetland Walk-a-bout 

Sunday, August 10 , 2 p.m.
Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center: 602 President Clinton Ave

Enjoy a leisurely walk along the Arkansas River Trail and on the William E. “Bill” Clark Presidential Park Wetlands boardwalk. This half-mile guided stroll will offer opportunities to view native plants and wildlife. Discover the benefits of wetlands and explore nature downtown. Meet in front of the nature center.

 Upcoming Events

Gridiron at The Rep, August 13-16
The 3rd Annual Great War Memorial Balloon Race, August 29-31
Six Bridges Regatta, August 30
Landers Fiat 6th Annual Shine a Light on Literacy, September 11
ACANSA Arts Festival, September 24-28

Source: Downtown Little Rock Partnership–Downtown Update.

chihuly William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Museum

Though January 5, 2014 Chihuly Glass Exhibit

Chiluly is credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement. This special exhibit includes 4 specially designed installations that highlight Chihuly’s classical work and new designs. Visitors will be welcomed by 200 Red Reeds installed in the Library’s fountains. The exhibit will also include a glass tower, garden of glass, and Seaforms. (click for more info) Photo Credit: Dale Chihuly – Mille Fiori (detail), 2008.

Little Rock Landmark - La Petite Roche - Where Little Rock Got Its NameDowntown Little Rock Julius Breckling Riverfront Park

In the River Market District, along the south bank of the Arkansas River. Free parking on weekends behind the River Market Pavilions or ride the River Rail trolley from an abundance of free parking on both sides of the river. Enjoy hiking and biking the many miles of scenic trails, looking at the statues around the park, or enjoy the playground and reading the historical markers.

river-market-produce-300x225Little Rock Farmers Market

 Tuesdays and Saturdays thru October 25, Farmers’ Market, River Market Pavilions, 7 am.-3 pm. Locally grown, farm fresh produce. Also art, specialty crafts, and more. Meet the vendors:

Click here for a list of Farmers Market Vendors

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