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Mugs Cafe Gallery Exhibit "Elegance" Opens Friday

Mugs Cafe Gallery Exhibit "Elegance" Opens Friday

Mugs Cafe Gallery's latest exhibit, "Energy and Elegance," features paintings by Steven Rockwell, Kelly Furr and Karlyn Holloway. Rockwell's work "hugs the realist edge," Furr's evoke "a sense of otherworldliness" and Holloway's floral compositions are blended with "contemporary elegant design," according to the Mugs release. The reception is 5-8 p.m. for Argenta ArtWalk. "Energy and Elegance" runs through Nov. 18.

Bring the Kids For Puppets, Illustration Demonstrations

Bring the Kids For Puppets, Illustration Demonstrations

Get the kids out to Argenta Library Friday, October 17, during Argenta Artwalk, 5-8 p.m. Ron Wolfe will offer an illustration demonstration, and will have books for sale. Jan (His wife) will perform a puppet show. See you there!

The Beginners Dutch Oven Outdoor Cooking Workshop is stirring up local appetites

The Beginners Dutch Oven Outdoor Cooking Workshop is stirring up local appetites

Dutch ovens bring in the fall season with their delicious smells and flavors that anyone can cook in their own backyard.  Food cooked outdoors in a Dutch oven always gives off mouth-watering flavors unmatched by almost all other cookware.   Join us at the Plantation Agriculture Museum to learn the art of Dutch oven cooking over a fire, discover its Arkansas roots, and enjoy an old fashioned full course lunch.  The workshop will be hosted at the museum on Saturday, October 18th, from 9-1pm. 

The menu for the Beginners Dutch Oven Outdoor Cooking Workshop is:  Buttermilk biscuits, shepherd’s pie, and apple turnovers.  Contact the museum to register early, as space is limited. The deadline to register is Saturday, October 11th.  The workshop fee includes workshop, lunch, and workshop booklet with tips and recipes.  Admission:  $25 per person. 

Inspiration Overflow Fuels Fountain Fest

Inspiration Overflow Fuels Fountain Fest

Make plans to attend Fountain Fest, an outdoor party around the Carrie Remmel Dickinson fountain hosted by the AAC Contemporaries on October 16th, 2014 5:30-8:00pm at the Arkansas Arts Center.

This year’s event will feature community contributed photos using the hashtag #inspirationoverflow, as well as music by DJ Mike Poe, BBQ from Whole Hog Café of North Little Rock and libations from Golden Eagle of AR, Goose Island Brewing and Moon Distributors. Share your inspirations with the tag #inspirationoverflow.

Red Octopus Theater returns with “The Ghoul-sual Suspects!”

Red Octopus Theater returns with “The Ghoul-sual Suspects!”

LITTLE ROCKThe Ghoul-sual Suspects, the new sketch comedy show by Red Octopus Theater, runs October 16-18, 2014 at The PUBLIC Theatre, located at 616 Center Street, in downtown Little Rock, AR.  Doors will open at 7:30PM and the show will start at 8:00PM.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens, military, students and anyone in costume.  No reservations are necessary and there will be refreshments available.  The show is recommended for mature audiences, child tickets are $666.

Red Octopus Theater, Arkansas’s oldest sketch comedy troupe, is proud to present their new, original Halloween extravaganza, by rounding up The Ghoul-sual Suspects!

Hear Tales of Triumph, Tragedy Tuesday

Hear Tales of Triumph, Tragedy Tuesday

Catch the next Tales From the South (Dinner & Show) at the Argenta Branch library, Tues., Oct. 7, 6-8 p.m., featuring Dr. Daniel Black.

Originally from rural Arkansas, Dr. Black is professor of African American Studies at Clark Atlanta University and Morehouse College. His newest release, The Coming, is a first-hand account of the trauma and triumph of Africans on a slave ship in the 16th century. Early reviewers are deeming this work “brilliant”, “poetic”, “a literary homage to the lives of those Africans tossed into the sea.” It will be released in the next several months. Dr. Black is currently in the final stages of a brand new novel titled Listen to the Lambs. This work explores the lives and agency of homeless people who find each other on the street and create heaven out of nothing.

HarvestFest in Hillcrest on Oct. 4

HarvestFest in Hillcrest on Oct. 4

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (HMA) - The Hillcrest Merchants Association is ready for our October 4th, HarvestFest, voted Arkansas Times Best of Arkansas for best neighborhood festival and included in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette as one of the Top Five festivals in Arkansas. This is the merchants’ yearly fall celebration for children and families.  The main street in Hillcrest, Kavanaugh, will be closed from Walnut Street to Monroe Street. HarvestFest festivities start at 7:00 A.M. and street activities start at 11:00 A.M. include the following: