DOWNTOWN UPDATE September 7, 2018- Main Street Food Truck Festival and More!

 
 
 
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downtown Little Rock, Arkansas
 
 
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We are gearing up for the 8th Annual Main Street Food Truck Festival, which due to weather has been pushed to Sunday, September 9. All times are the same - 11:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Presented by Centennial Bank, this year's festival is still shaping up to be the best yet with over 60 trucks, dozens of artists and vendors, and over 40 hours of busker entertainment scheduled across the area!
  
To stay up-to-date on all of the information and happenings, visit our website and follow along on Facebook.
 
We hope to see you on Sunday!
 
 
What's happening?
 
 
 
Main Street Creative Corridor
Main Street, Markham south to I-630
SEP 9: 2018 Main Street Food Truck Festival, Downtown Little Rock Partnership, Main Street and Capitol Avenue, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 14: 2nd Friday Art Night: Open House, Downtown Little Rock Partnership, 101 East Capitol Avenue, Suite 106, Sliding door on the east side of Main Street, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 20-21: 2018 ACANSA: Kevin Doyle, ACANSA, Arkansas Repertory Theater Annex, 518 Main Street, 9:30 p.m. Learn more.
Ongoing: Lift the Rock, The Venture Center, Little Rock Technology Park, 417 Main Street, every Tuesday, 9-10 a.m. Networking for the startup and business community. Doors open at 8:30. Learn more.
Ongoing: 2nd Friday Art Night, various locations, every second Friday, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Learn more.
SoMa
SEP 7: After Hours Party, Reinvented Vintage, 1222 South Main Street, 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 9: Class: Weaving Basics Adult + Child, South Main Creative, 1600 Main Street, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 15: Class: Watercolor 101 with Leana of May We Fly, South Main Creative, 1600 Main Street, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 16-17: Class: Sustainable Wardrobe Workshop: Slow Fashion Refashion, South Main Creative, 1600 Main Street, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 18: Class: Macrame with Hannah, South Main Creative, 1600 Main Street, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Learn more.
Ongoing through OCT 28: Temporary Exhibit: Up in Smoke, ESSE Purse Museum & Store, 1510 Main Street. Learn more.
Ongoing: The Bernice Garden Farmers' Market, The Bernice Garden, 1401 Main Street, every Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Learn more.
MacArthur Park
Historic District
SEP 12: Designing 21st Century Commemorative Space, Architecture + Design Network, Arkansas Arts Center, 501 East 9th Street, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 19: MacPark Happy Hour, MacPark Group, MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, Stone's Throw Brewing, 402 East 9th Street, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 20: Paws in the Park Yappy Hour!, Little Rock Parks & Recreation, MacArthur Unleashed Dog Park, 601 East 9th Street, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 21 - OCT 7: Curious George: The Golden Meatball, Arkansas Arts Center, Children's Theatre, 501 East 9th Street, 7:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 25: June Freeman Lecture Series: City Leaders as Urban Designers: Planning for Rapid Change, Architecture + Design Network, Arkansas Arts Center, 501 East 9th Street, 5:30 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 28: Fall Altheimer Law Symposium, "Cooper v Aaron: Still Timely at Sixty Years", William H. Bowen School of Law, Friday Courtroom, 1201 McMath Avenue, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
SEP 29: MacArthur Park 125th Anniversary, MacPark Group, MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, Arkansas Arts Center, Stone's Throw Brewing, MacArthur Park, 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Learn more.
OCT 25: 6th Annual Fountain Fest, Arkansas Arts Center, 501 East 9th Street, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Learn more.
Ongoing: Women in Networking Meetings, WIN of Pulaski, Arkanas Arts Center - CANVAS, every fourth Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Ongoing: #HOPSandHOPE, Stone's Throw Brewing, 402 East 9th Street, every Tuesday, 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. $1 of each house brew sold is donated to Lucie's Place. Learn more.
Ongoing: All Night Happy Hour, Stone's Throw Brewing, 402 East 9th Street, every Wednesday, 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Learn more.
Ongoing: #ArkiePubTrivia, Stone's Throw Brewing, 402 East 9th Street, every Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Learn more.
Ongoing: Free Brewery Tour, Stone's Throw Brewing, 402 East 9th Street, every Saturday, 1:00 p.m. Learn more.
Ongoing: Randall Beer Infusion, Stone's Throw Brewing, 402 East 9th Street, every Saturday, 4:00 p.m. Learn more. 
 
Verizon Arena
In Downtown North Little Rock,
1 Verizon Arena Way. For ticket information link here 
(Verizon Arena) or here (Ticketmaster).
SEP 12: J. Cole KOD Tour
SEP 22: The Comedy Get Down feat. Cedric The Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, and George Lopez
OCT 9: Fall Out Boy with Machine Gun Kelly
OCT 10: Lauren Daigle - Look Up Child Tour
OCT 11: Thomas Rhett
OCT 28: MercyMe - Imagine Nation Tour
NOV 1: Keith Urban
NOV 9: Frankie Valli
NOV 30: Steve Martin and Martin Short - An Evening You Will Forget For the Rest of Your Life
JAN 17: Justin Timberlake
JAN 20: METALLICA
May 4: Carrie Underwood
Argenta Arts District
In Downtown North Little Rock. For more information link here.
SEP 20: 2018 ACANSA: Laurence Juber, ACANSA, The Joint, 301 Main Street, 7:30 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 20-21: 2018 ACANSA: The Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company, ACANSA, Argenta Community Theater, 405 Main Street, 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 22: 2018 ACANSA: The Glow, ACANSA, Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, 201 East Broadway Street, 8:00 p.m. Learn more.
OCT 7: Arkansas Times R&B BBQ Competition, Argenta Arts District, 301 Main Street, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Learn more.
Ongoing through NOV 17: The Lighter Side of the Apocalypse, The Joint, 301 Main Street, every Friday and Saturday, 8:00 p.m. Learn more.
Ongoing: Third Friday Argenta Art Walk, every third Friday, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Learn more. 
River Market District
SEP 7: 2018 Gala for Life with Elton John Tribute Show, UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Statehouse Convention Center, 6:30 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 12: FMLA Boot Camp, Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C., 500 President Clinton Avenue, Suite 200, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 15: Seventh Annual Tinkerfest, Museum of Discovery, 500 President Clinton Avenue, Suite 150, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 16: Film Screening of "The Giants Wore White Gloves" - Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Women's Emergency Committee, The Butler Center, Clinton School of Public Service, Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Avenue, 2:00 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 18: 2018 ACANSA: Festival Opening featuring A Rowdy Faith, ACANSA, Butler Center, 401 President Clinton Avenue, 5:30 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 18: 2018 ACANSA: MilkDrive, ACANSA, Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Avenue, 7:30 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 19: 2018 ACANSA: Steve Azar and The Kings Men, ACANSA, Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Avenue, 7:00 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 23: IndiaFest 2018, Friends of India of Central Arkansas, First Security Amphitheater, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 26: 2018 Banned Books Week: American Psycho, Central Arkansas Library System, Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Avenue, 6:00 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 27: James Fallows - "Our Towns", Central Arkansas Library System, Clinton School of Public Service, Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Avenue, 6:30 p.m. Learn more.
Ongoing: 2nd Friday Art Night, various locations, every second Friday, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Learn more.
Ongoing: Farmers' Market, Little Rock Farmers' Market, River Market, 400 President Clinton Avenue, every Saturday, 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Learn more.
Little Rock (LRCVB) event listings also posted here.
East Village 
East of I-30, from Clinton Center south to 9th Street 
SEP 10: Food Truck Mondays: Nach'yo Nachos, Cromwell Architects Engineers, 1300 East 6th Street, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  Learn more.
SEP 12: Speaker Series: Alan Armijo - There's a Better Way, Clinton School of Public Service, Sturgis Hall, 1200 President Clinton Avenue, 12:00 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 15: Little Rock Paper Airplane Championship, Lymphomaniac Society, Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Avenue, 10:00 a.m. Learn more.
SEP 22: 2018 ACANSA: Chuchito Valdes, ACANSA, The Rail Yard, 1212 East 6th Street, 7:00 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 24:Speaker Series: United States Supreme Court Update, Clinton School of Public Service, Sturgis Hall, 1200 President Clinton Avenue, 12:00 p.m. Learn more.
OCT 2: Mozart & Schumann, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Avenue, 7:00 p.m. Learn more.
Robinson Center
For tickets, unless noted otherwise, link here.
SEP 8: Johnny Mathis and his Voice of Romance Tour
SEP 29-30: Sorcerer's Apprentice, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
OCT 9: Trixie Mattel
OCT 11: Disney Junior Dance Party
OCT 12-14: Jersey Boys, Celebrity Attractions
OCT 20-21: The Music of Star Wars, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
NOV 3: Ray LaMontagne
NOV 20-25: Love Never Dies, Celebrity Attractions
DEC 22-23: Finding Neverland, Celebrity Attractions
FEB 12-17: The Book of Mormon, Celebrity Attractions
MAR 15-17, 2019: Evita, Celebrity Attractions
MAY 24-26, 2019: The Sound of Music, Celebrity Attractions
Around Downtown
For Live Music in the Metro (Little Rock Soiree), link here.
SEP 10: MED Week: Minority Business Awards Lunch, Little Rock Regional Chamber, Philander Smith College, Kendall Nugent Conference Center, 900 Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 11: MED Week: Innovations and Libations, Little Rock Regional Chamber, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 501 West 9th Street, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 11: 5th Annual Nonprofit Board Institute: Session Two, Junior League of Little Rock, 401 South Scott Street, 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 11: Little Rock Mayoral Forum for Young Professionals, Create Little Rock, Think Big Little Rock, The Arkansas Association of Black Professionals, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 501 West 9th Street, 6:00 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 13: 1st Birthday Party, Club Fit, Regions Building, 3rd Floor, 400 West Capitol Avenue, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Appetizers, refreshments, and a door prize drawing every half hour. Half price joining special with all proceeds going to St. Jude. Learn more.
SEP 14: 2nd Friday Art Night: "First Ladies of Arkansas" Exhibit Opens, Old State House Museum, 300 West Markham, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 15: Mount Holly Garden Series: Ancient Botanical Wonders in Arkansas, Downtown Dames, Mount Holly Cemetery, 1200 Broadway Street, 9:00 a.m.
SEP 15: Paul Laurence Dunbar Community Festival, Dunbar Historic Neighborhood Association, Dunbar Community Center, 1001 West 16th Street, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 15: The AABP's 3rd Annual Black Food Truck Festival, The Arkansas Association of Black Professionals, Philander Smith College, 900 West Daisy L Gatson Bates Drive, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Learn more.
Ongoing through SEP 15: The House That Will Not Stand, The Weekend Theater, 1001 West 7th Street, 7:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. Times vary by show date. Learn more.
SEP 18: 5th Annual Nonprofit Board Institute: Session Three, Junior League of Little Rock, 401 South Scott Street, 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 21, 23: 2018 ACANSA: Warriors Don't Cry, ACANSA, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 501 West 9th Street, 7:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 21: 2018 ACANSA: Tatiana Roitman Mann, ACANSA, New Deal Salon, 2003 South Louisiana Street, 7:00 p.m. Learn more.
Ongoing through SEP 22: Chukes: Fired Clay Sculpture & Mixed Media Paintings, Hearne Fine Art, 1001 Wright Avenue, 10:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 25: 5th Annual Nonprofit Board Institute: Session Four, Junior League of Little Rock, 401 South Scott Street, 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 28: Third Annual Gears and Beers, Lost Forty Brewing, Old State House Museum, 300 West Markham, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Learn more.
OCT 2: 5th Annual Nonprofit Board Institute: Session Five, Junior League of Little Rock, 401 South Scott Street, 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Learn more.
OCT 20: Mount Holly Garden Series: Earths Bounty - Planning Your Pollinator Garden, Downtown Dames, Mount Holly Cemetery, 1200 Broadway Street, 9:00 a.m.
NOV 3: 2018 Komen Arkansas Race for the Cure, Susan G. Komen Arkansas, Broadway Street between Capitol Avenue and 4th Street, 7:00 a.m. Learn more.
Ongoing: 2nd Friday Art Night, various locations, every second Friday, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Learn more.
Nearby Member Events
SEP 8: Sleep Out in the Rock, Jericho Way, Murray Park, Pavilions 3 and 4, 5:30 p.m.- 8:00 a.m. Learn more.
SEP 13: MED Week: 2018 Arkansas Small Minority and Women Owned Business Matchmaking Event, Little Rock Regional Chamber, Metroplex Event Center, 10800 Colonel Glenn Road, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 19: 2018 ACANSA: Jimmy Abegg - Gallery Reception & Performance, ACANSA, UA Little Rock, Stella Boyle Smith Theater, 2801 South University Avenue, 5:30 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 20: 2018 ACANSA: VoicePlay, ACANSA, UA-Pulaski Tech, Center for Humanities and Arts, 3000 West Scenic Drive, North Little Rock, 8:00 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 22: Superhero Dash-N-Bash, Arkansas Children's, War Memorial Stadium, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 22: Festival in the Park, Pulaski County, Two Rivers Park, 6900 Two Rivers Park Drive, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Learn more.
SEP 22: 2018 ACANSA: MOMIX, ACANSA, UA-Pulaski Tech, Center for Humanities and Arts, 3000 West Scenic Drive, North Little Rock, 8:00 p.m. Learn more.
Ongoing through NOV 30: Exhibit: "Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation's Armed Forces", UA Little Rock, Sequoyah National Research Center, 5820 Asher Avenue, Suite 500, North Little Rock, 8:00 p.m.
 
     
Downtown Little Rock Partnership, 523 S. Louisiana Street, Suite 305, P.O. Box 1937, Little Rock, AR 72203
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Published Date: Sep 07, 2018