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Apr 25/13

Little Rock weekend: April 25 to 28 Posted by: Melissa Tucker | 0 Comments

This weekend is blowing up, y’all. Blowing up. Beer. The Business. Indie arts. Pig roasting. It’s going to be a weekend of hardcore prioritizing. Treat it like a Disney theme park: Map out your route, hit it hard and move on to the next one. It’s the only way you’ll get to it all.

Friday:
Food and Foam Fest
6 to 9 p.m. Dickey-Stephens Park
If this event were a Coolio song it might sound like this, “We’ll be spending most our night living in a drinker’s paradise.” The Food and Foam Fest is just that with local beer and some other (probably slightly inferior) regional beers coming to town to meet up with your pretty little taste buds at Dickey-Stephens Park. It’s a benefit for the Arkansas Arthritis Foundation that gets bigger each year. If you don’t have tickets — $40 in advance, $45 at the door and $65 for a VIP pass, which might be sold out by now — you’d better get on that, son.
More information and ticket sales here.

Friday:
J. Roddy Walston and the Business
9 p.m. Stickyz Rock N Roll Chicken Shack
The coolest kids in your Facebook feed have all RSVP’d to this show on Friday night, and for good reason. Hailing from Tennessee, NPR says J. Roddy Walston and the Business mixes the energetic Southern rock style of Kings of Leon with tongue-in-cheek lyrics of Dr. Dog. And we can’t help but agree. One listen and you’ll be hooked. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Ages 18 and up.

Saturday:
Etsy Little Rock: Indie Arts and Music Festival
11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Shoppes on Woodlawn
What’s that you say? You really need another handmade, cute thing in your life? Hit up the Indie Arts and Music Festival hosted by Etsy Little Rock, but make sure you lock away your rent money first. The festival will have everything from soap to vintage items to jewelry and apparel. Music by eight bands and food provided by six local food trucks. Plus, the homeless dogs from the Out of the Woods Animal Rescue and the Little Rock Film Festival will be represented. Everyone will be there. It’ll be like the final, jubilant scene in a movie where you see every character that came before. No joke.

 

Other notable events:
Downtown Pig in the Ground
3 p.m. Saturday
2102 Louisiana St., Little Rock
Dropping and cooking a pig in the ground to benefit the Quapaw Quarter Association. $40 check or cash. Dig up and pig out at 5 p.m. RSVP to rroberts@quapaw.com.

Thea Arts Festival
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
Argenta Arts District of North Little Rock
Arkansas-based artists selling pieces at this arts festival, as well as demonstrations, hands-on activities and live music. Free admission.

Woo at the Zoo
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday
Little Rock Zoo
Nibble appetizers, sip drinks, bid on auction items and learn more about the mating habits of animals in the wild. Tickets $35 per person.

Roll and Tumble Press Reject Print Sale
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday
623 Beechwood St., Little Rock
Roll and Tumble Press cleans out the storage area and sells gently used, out of stock and other letterpress gems.

Handmade Art Sale
1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday
Stifft Station sale at 405 Brown St., Little Rock
Twenty local artists selling one-of-a-kind, handmade items. Bring cash.

Jewish Food Festival
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
River Market Pavilion, Little Rock
Traditional Jewish foods such as corned beef, lox, bagels, kosher hot dogs, and Israeli items like kabobs and falafel.


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