Sep 23 Saturday
5K-10K RACE - starts at 8:00. at East Union Church in Hensley. Inside there will be a health fair and a marketplace with vendors selling a variety of goods. There is also a free snack bar. Race is hosted by Little Rock South Lions Club annually. We are taking strides to end childhood cancer!
At this conference, you'll have the opportunity to connect with like-minded women who are also on a journey of self-discovery...or rediscovery. You'll hear from inspiring speakers who will share personal experiences and insights on overcoming fears, pursuing passions, recognizng your value, finding your magic, tapping into your power, and cultivating stability.
We want to offer inspiration AND application so that you end the day not only feeling fired up, but equipped with the tools and practices to implement in your life, home, and community.
So grab a friend and join us as we embark on a journey of rediscovery. Register now to secure your spot at this empowering event!
Organized by Keep Arkansas Beautiful, the Great Arkansas Cleanup begins on Sept. 9 and cleanup, beautification and recycling efforts will be held across the state until Oct. 31. During Arkansas's largest community improvement effort, Arkansans are encouraged to clean up and beautify their communities through a multitude of cleanup events. To find cleanups near you or register your own cleanup, please visit keeparkansasbeautiful.com/get-involved/cleanups.
The Arts & Science Center will host a free, public opening reception for its “2023 Irene Rosenzweig Biennial Juried Exhibition” from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 20, with remarks and awards at 6 p.m.
This prestigious exhibition continues to provide an opportunity for established and up-and-coming artists in the mid-South to gain recognition and earn prizes. Artists from Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas are invited to apply.
Juror Dr. Rachel Trusty selected 35 works for the exhibition and will award best in show, first place, second place, and three merit awards. Trusty is an artist, educator, and curator. She holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Arts degree in women, gender, and sexuality studies from the University of Kansas, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Lesley College in Boston.
The exhibition will remain on view in the William H. Kennedy Jr. Gallery at ASC, 701 S. Main St., through Saturday, Oct 14. Gallery admission is always free. The exhibition is supported in part by The Arts & Science Center Endowment Fund and the Irene Rosenzweig Endowment Fund. The reception is sponsored by ASC volunteer group Art Krewe and MK Distributors.
For more information on the exhibition, visit asc701.org/rosenzweig.
The Arts & Science Center will host the 2023 “Pine Bluff Art League Annual Exhibition,” opening Thursday, Aug. 24. Juried by artist Yelena Petroukhina, the show will consist of selected works from members of the Pine Bluff Art League. Celebrate this year’s artists during a free opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at ASC’s home building, 701 S. Main St.
Petroukhina will award best in show, first, second, and third place prizes, as well as honorable mention at 6 p.m. Pieces from the juried exhibition will be available for purchase. The exhibition will remain on display in the International Paper Gallery through Oct. 28, 2023. Gallery admission is always free. Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Co. sponsors the exhibition. The reception is sponsored by Art Krewe and MK Distributors.
For more information on the exhibition, visit asc701.org/exhibitions/2023-pine-bluff-art-league-exhibition.
Kay Reed, "Summer Glad"
ASC will host its new exhibition “Unattainable Forms” by Batesville artist Carly Dahl at The ARTSpace on Main. The community is invited to an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. This exhibition is in conjunction with the museum’s ARTx3 Campus Connect Event.
Dahl’s work focuses on the ideas and ideals of beauty and unattainable representations of women in society, and her acrylic paintings feature female figures and patterns with hand drawn details.
Gallery admission is always free. The exhibition will run through Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023.
ASC will host Painting with PAWS, in partnership with Pine Bluff Animal Control (PBAC) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at ASC’s newly renovated Creative Construction Zone, 701 S. Main St., in Pine Bluff.
Patrons are invited to bring up to two dogs, capture their paw prints with pet-safe ink, and then take home the framed keepsake print. PBAC will bring several adoptable dogs to join in on the fun. Anyone who adopts a dog through the event will receive a complimentary ASC family membership through the end of 2024, as well as complimentary tickets for “Three Murders and It’s Only Monday'' and “Razzle Dazzle 2023.”
Cost is $10 for ASC members and $15 for non-members. This event benefits the Pine Bluff Animal Control and its Claws & Paws Shelter. Donations will be accepted and 25 percent of proceeds from Paint with PAWS will also go to the shelter. All ages are welcome. Participants are encouraged to register in advance at asc701.org/class/painting-with-paws. For more information, contact Bethany Gere at email@example.com.
Pamper your pup with special giveaways from Buff City Soap and Petsense.
Pagan event to discuss topics and create community in the Central Arkansas Area. Come have fun and some coffee, tea, water!
It’s an otherworldly sensational dream! It’s cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show“ at the Ron Robinson Theater on Saturday, September 23rd, 2023! This special screening will include a pre-show featuring wacky games, trivia, and costume contests sure to tantalize and tease.
Let there be light. Let there be laughter. Let there be legs. Let there be lips!
It‘s time to “Time Warp“ back to the 1970s and relive the wild and outrageous adventure of Brad and Janet, two innocent teens who stumble upon a strange castle and its peculiar inhabitants. This musical comedy horror follows the two as they come face–to-face with the campy transvestite alien, Dr. Frank N. Furter. Along the way, they are exposed to seduction, temptation, and the “Sweet Transvestite” himself.
Doors open at 8:00 PM film starts at 9:00 PM. Pre-show begins around 8:30pm. Admission is $10. Prop bags (with everything you need to participate!) will also be available for $10 online via ticketing website or at the door. NO OUTSIDE PROPS ALLOWED. Beer, wine, and concessions will be available.
Please note: This is an “interactive screening” meaning patrons are encouraged to shout out jokes, dance in the aisles, use their props (rice, water pistols, confetti, etc). This is not your typical silent movie screening!
Sep 24 Sunday
We are celebrating World Gorilla Day at the Little Rock Zoo!
Did you know that as largest of the primate species, gorillas rank amongst the most recognized and the most endangered species in the world? Did you know the gorilla's lifespan can be up to 50 to 60 years in care?
Learn interesting facts like these and more on Sunday, September 24, 2023, at the Zoo.
The activities for the day are included in the cost of admission. Check back for more details.
* Please confirm directly with the promoter or box office to ensure event details have not changed.