North Little Rock Happenings, July 2017
Press Releases
Written by Stephanie Slagle   
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 01:36 PM
Broadway smash Sweet Charity comes to Argenta Community Theater

Argenta Community Theater is proud to announce the arrival of the musical Sweet Charity, playing July 19 through July 29. Set in the late sixties, Sweet Charity follows Charity Hope Valentine on her journey to find love while navigating life in New York City. With fabulous Fosse-style choreography and an explosion of colorful sets and costumes, Sweet Charity will leave you humming memorable showtunes like "Big Spender and "If They Could See Me Now." Buy Tickets

Pop Up Argenta! Launch Party July 21

Stop by a brand new community space during the July Argenta Art Walk! Pop Up Argenta will feature a performance stage with music and comedy acts, food trucks, new seating, shade structures and local vendors. This event will show the potential for walkable, beautified space for businesses and residents downtown. The space, located in the parking lot next to the Laman Library Argenta Branch, will be open to the public for two months after the launch party on July 21. Events will be hosted in the space during Argenta ArtWalks on the third Fridays of July, August and September.

ACANSA Arts Festival commemorates 60th anniversary of the Little Rock Nine

The annual ACANSA Arts Festival, to be held September 20 through September 24, has a special focus this year: 60 years since the desegregation crisis in Little Rock, during which nine African-American students were the first to attend the all-white Central High School. Other events of note include musical performances by Marcella & Her Lovers, Barron Ryan, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Andrew York; a dance performance by Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and a theatrical performance by Impro Theatre from Los Angeles. 

Verizon Arena Lineup 

  • Tim McGraw & Faith Hill - August 3
  • Wingstock - August 19
  • WWE Smackdown Live - August 29
  • Janet Jackson - September 16
  • Air1 Positive Hits Tour - October 5
  • Jason Aldean - October 13
  • Bruno Mars - October 22
  • Cirque du Soleil - October 26-29
  • Chris Stapleton - November 16 2017
  • Cosplay Con & Anime Experience - November 18
  • Joe Bonamassa - December 2
  • Big Church Night Out - December 3
  • Katy Perry - January 12

Mark your calendar for the Wings Over the Rock Air Show

A date has been set for the annual air and car show at the North Little Rock Airport! To take advantage of cooler weather, the event organizers have moved the event from its usual summer date to Saturday, September 23. Details are still being worked out, but expect the formation flying, aerobatics, food vendors and cool cars for which the family-friendly show is known.

Restaurant Spotlight: Focus on Flavours

Fred Norman, the owner of North Little Rock restaurant Flavours, has a mission. A popular sign at the small restaurant on Maumelle Boulevard sums it up: "At Flavours we proudly hire people with abilities. Please don't diss my abilities." The restaurant, known for its skillet apple pie, bread pudding and excellent lunch options, also caters. Fred and Yolanda, the restaurant manager, are pictured above catering a delicious business lunch at The Edgemont House in Park Hill. Lunch was served by a friendly young lady, who used to be so shy she would never talk to customers. Fred says her job has given her the needed confidence boost to approach people.

Delicious food and a positive community impact - now that's something we can get behind!

Flavours, located at 13120 Crystal Hill Boulevard, is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.