Arkansas foodies celebrate local fare and raise funds for a permanent exhibit to feature Arkansas’ food traditions and culture during a special event today (Nov. 21) from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Capital Hotel, 111 W. Markham St., Little Rock.
The Southern Food & Beverage Museum, a division of the SoFAB Institute of New Orleans, will include what is called "The Gallery of the South: States of Taste." In an effort to tell the stories of the entire American South, 15,000 square feet will be dedicated to collection of exhibits on the food and foodways of each Southern state including Arkansas.
The exhibits, created by curators from each state, will explore and celebrate the food items, recipes, people, brands, dishes, agriculture, industry, cooking techniques and history, all woven together to create the quintessential food geography of the South. Arkansas’ exhibit will be both historical and modern. The artifacts sought for the exhibit from Arkansas individuals and food-related business and industry will reveal what makes the state's food and culture of eating unique.
Additionally, the exhibit will be designed to celebrate Arkansas food traditions, which contribute to a distinct regional food culture that can be so clearly described as Southern.
Tickets are $125 each.
The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center “Shades of Greatness” exhibit marks its closing with a proper going away celebration this Thursday (Nov. 21) from 5:30p.m-7p.m. at the museum, 501 W. Ninth St., Little Rock.
“Shades of Greatness” is the first collaborative art exhibition inspired by the history of Negro Leagues Baseball. On loan from the Negro Leagues Baseball Musueum, the traveling exhibit features 34 original works by a host of national and regional artists, each of whom were given a detailed orientation to Negro Leagues history and challenged to produce works based upon their research and creativity.
The closing celebration will feature refreshments and guest speakers Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro Baseball Museum and William “Youngblood” McCrary, a former Negro Leagues player.
The event is free and open to the public. For additional information, click here or call (501) 683-3593.
Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles comes to Robinson Center Music Hall in Little Rock at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 20). This Broadway smash is a live multi-media spectacular that takes you on a musical journey through the life and times of The Beatles.
This expanded performance adds even more hits from the vast anthology of Beatles classics such as “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “Hard Days Night,” ”Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” "Let It Be,” “Come Together” and “Hey Jude.” This stunning concert event takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to the Beatles.
Tickets range from $15-$45. For additional information click here or call 501-244-8800.
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Looking for that perfect gift can be stressful, especially if you wait until the last minute. Get a jump-start this shopping season with Little Rock Soirée’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide, featured in the November issue on newsstands now. The gift guide features ideas ranging from fine jewelry and must-have handbags to hand-blown glass from Arkansas artists and hey, for those who’ve been extra good this year, why not a car?!
Click here to view the full gift guide.
Here is a list of local retailers with featured items in the 2013 Holiday Gift Guide:
It was announced this summer that the popular spin studio ZenSpin, which has locations in Jonesboro and in The Heights of Little Rock, 6512 R. St., Little Rock, will be expanding yet again.
Now, that time is here!
Today (Nov. 13), the third location will be officially opening its doors. The new space will have 2,900 square feet, two separate studio spaces for barre, pilates, yoga, bootcamp and indoor cycling, of course, in addition to a bonus studio space and balcony for class outside on nice days.
ZenSpin-West Little Rock is offering a few free classes this week for existing clients to jumpstart their routine and have a chance to check out the new studio. Here is a rundown of complimentary classes that will be taught by new instructors and instructors-in-training:
In addition to these classes, you'll find classes like High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Cycle, as well as more advanced BarreAmped classes, Restorative Yoga and Hot Yoga Power Hour. See the full class list here.
Check out ZenSpin's new site and get more info on pricing, special deals, class descriptions and more here.
The holiday season is almost in full swing! Get a jump start on your holiday shopping tonight (Nov. 13) at Holiday House where Christmas is coming early.
The Junior League of Little Rock’s annual grand shop-fest and fundraiser will be going on through Saturday (Nov. 17) at the Statehouse Convention Center, 1 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock.
Here’s the schedule of events:
Proceeds from these events benefit the Junior League of Little Rock and its community projects.
For additional ticket and event information, click here.
Have a short lunch hour? The west Little Rock Mexican eatery Local Lime, 17815 Chenal Pkwy., Ste. F105, Little Rock, is now offering a Lunch Pronto menu that promises to deliver pretty amazing dishes in a short time, so you can make it back to work on time.
The menu features just seven items, including:
Get a look at the full menu here.
All items on the menu are very reasonable at $7.50. Grab your lunch until 3 p.m. For faster service, it is recommended to have your entire party order from the Lunch Pronto menu and not make any modifications or substitutions.
For more information, click here.