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It’s the time of year for seersucker suits, sipping whiskey and watching the river flow by. You can be that laid-back and party, too, at the third annual Arkansas Times Pig and Swig, coming to the River Market on Friday, June 14. Knob Creek sponsors this busy workweek-capping event, where you can smooth your way into the weekend with wee drams of five whiskeys from the Jim Beam Distillery.

As the river flows so will these whiskeys: Jim Beam Peach, Basil Hayden Bourbon, Basil Hayden Dark Rye Bourbon, Knob Creek Double Barreled Rye and Knob Creek Bourbon. (Beer, wine and bourbon-based cocktails will be available for purchase.)

Arkansas restaurants are putting the Pig in the Swig: Making sure sippers stay upright will be Whole Hog North Little Rock, Old Chicago North Little Rock, Taco Mama Hot Springs, Ginger’s Handlebar Grill, The Root Cafe, Cantina Laredo and others. Vegan drinkers have no fear: The Raw of Hot Springs will serve up porcine-free bites.

After you partake of pork, lick the grease off your fingers and grab your partner to dance to classic rock ’n’ roll from the Electric 5.


Other event sponsors are Orion Federal Credit Union Collins, Collins & Ray law firm (wristbands) and Colonial Wines and Spirits (photobooth). The event runs 6-9 p.m.; early-bird tickets are $25.