Time does wonderful things to pork, and it’s done wonderful things for Arkansas Times’ annual Hog Roast, too — now matured into a block party that celebrates the best parts of the pig. Tickets for the Saturday event, held from 1-5 p.m., are on sale for $15 through tonight. They’ll be $20 at the door.

R&B (“Ribs & Butts” with “Rhythm & Blues”) sets up shop at Flyway Brewing in the Argenta Arts District, with brews and street corn from Flyway, a performance from neo-soul chanteuse Genine LaTrice Perez and her nimble ensemble Lagniappe, and funkified tunes from the best Afrobeat/funk musicians in town, Funkanites.

Pork ribs, Boston Butts and a host of side items come from 10-plus teams in the cook-off: Ahh Townley, Argenta United Methodist Church, B² Que, Big Sexy BBQ, Chicken Butts BBQ, Crush Wine Bar, Four Quarter Bar, Here for the Beer, Moseby’s Kitchen, Southern Gentleman Catering and Swineology. Proceeds benefit the Argenta Arts District. Sponsors are Orion Federal Credit Union, Edwards Food Giant and Collins, Collins & Ray, P.A.

Get tickets at centralarkansastickets.com.

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