To-Do List

Ballet Arkansas teams up with ASO for a free outdoor Sunday afternoon concert

Featuring a 4,300-square-foot mural, Ballet Arkansas and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

DOT releases debut EP, "Welcome to the DOTosphere"

If your year needed a handful of new songs that cover clambakes, skinnydipping, the alienation brought about by technology and ghosts who speak through Marshall amps, you’re in luck.
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Take a Wednesday night meditation class with your local Buddhists

Sit in on a class with the Ecumenical Buddhist Society of Little Rock.

"Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President," "9 to 5: The Story of a Movement" and more at the Hot Springs doc fest drive-in

The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, the longest-running documentary film fest in North America, is putting on a virtual/drive-in hybrid of an event this year, with a total of 110 films (50 feature-length, 60 shorts); 50 percent of which are directed by women and 47 percent made by filmmakers of color.

Three more weeks of Pumpkin patches, corn mazes and hayrides

We may not be trick-or-treating this year (are we?), but we can certainly decorate. What better place to pick up decorative gourds than local pumpkin patches, and why not get lost in a corn maze while you're at it?

Emily J. Lordi and DJ Lyneé Denise talk Janelle Monae, Nina Simone and more on Oxford American's Landmark Sessions tonight

Tonight on Oxford American's Landmark Sessions: OA Managing Editor Danielle A. Jackson moderates a discussion with Vanderbilt professor Emily J. Lordi and DJ Lyneé Denise called "The Meaning of Soul."

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Comedy nights continue at The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse; theater raising funds to survive the pandemic

The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse remains the comedy hub of the riverfront area, and the 100-seat cabaret theater in Argenta is raising funds to help it weather the economic storm that's devastated live performance calendars everywhere.

"Nomadland," "One Night in Miami" and more at Filmland this weekend

Releasing a film in 2020 is tough, but luckily for us, Arkansas Cinema Society is leveraging the year’s weirdness to bring the likes of Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland" and Regina King's "One Night in Miami."

The Creek Rocks, "I Scream Social," a laser safari and more this weekend

A few spots to hit for food and entertainment this weekend.

Recommended reading from a local author: Caroline Earleywine's "Lesbian Fashion Struggles"

In which Nancy Drew rolls up to a Pride parade in a blue convertible blasting Melissa Etheridge’s “Come to My Window.”
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Browse virtual exhibits at UA Little Rock

Head to artexhibitionsualr.org to check out a show of “Contemporary British Ceramics,” an accompanying exhibition of ceramics from the university’s permanent collection, and “Landscapes,” works in various media.

Arkansas Cinema Society screens "The Great American Lie" Thursday, Sept. 3

A Q&A with Siebel Newsom follows the free screening, which takes place on the Eventive platform. RSVP at arkansascinemasociety.org.

Follow your local garden Instagram influencer

Hurma Akmyradova’s Instagram account bio reads as follows: “Germinated in Turkmenistan. Transplanted to the US. Fruits in Little Rock, AR. Zone 8b,” and the reasons she has 16,000 followers make themselves pretty immediately apparent.

Cue up/download Kami Renee's 'Couldn't Help It'

“Couldn’t Help It,” swaddled in a mirage of flute riffs and accented by Kami Renee’s call-and-response vocal hooks (which are actually all, in fact, Kami), is your summer anthem, as suitable for isolation and headphones as it would have been for all the dance parties we are definitely not having anytime soon; thanks, 2020.
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Tune in to Rah Howard's podcast, "The Process"

Tune in on your podcast platform of choice to hear Dazzmin Murry speak about “How Artists Are Navigating Through the Health and Racial Pandemics,” or men’s footwear designer Chike Walker on his creative process, or Southwest Boaz on the genius of Sam Cooke. 

Jamie Lou & The Hullabaloo, Miki Gaynor, Christine DeMeo and more at Queertopia tonight

Queertopia, an annual showcase of queer talent in Central Arkansas, goes up tonight at the North Little Rock drive-in movie theater.

Catch (remote) concerts from Er-Gene Kahng and Thomas Echols at the Trillium Salon Series

Concerts from Er-Gene Kahng & Co. and from visiting guitarist Thomas Echols are next up on the Trillium Salon Series.

Listen to Jeff Nichols talk about "Creating in Non-Coastal Communities"

Filmmaker Jeff Nichols makes the case for "Creating in Non-Coastal Communities" in a July 31 webinar.

Watch "John Lewis: Good Trouble" tonight with the Arkansas Peace & Justice Memorial Movement

Tonight, the Shelter-In-Place Virtual Film Series screens Dawn Porter's "John Lewis: Good Trouble," a 2020 documentary about the life of civil rights legend and legislator John Lewis.

Stream CALS' "Monday Maladies" series

Every other Monday at 7 p.m. through August, the Central Arkansas Library System’s Encyclopedia of Arkansas is hosting a series of lectures on the history of medicine, disease and containment in The Natural State.
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