Saturday May 18, 2013
The Greek Food Festival is one of my favorite festivals, because I love to eat. The festival is a great chance to see some Greek dancers, experience some Greek culture and, of course, try some Greek food. It looks like it will be a nice weekend for it, weather wise.
The festival makes it easy for you to sample the food, with a drive through if you're pressed for time and free festival admission if you're not. You can also see the festival prices on their online menu, but the average price for food is about $7.
The festival is located at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church on 1100 Napa Valley Drive.
Wednesday May 15, 2013
The Little Rock Film Festivals kicks off today and continues throughout the weekend. Like normal, they have a great, easy to use schedule on their website. There is really too much there to point out the highlights. If you love film, check it out and check it out. The opening night party is today at The Rep at 9:45 p.m. Each day has a mixture of types and styles of film, and some educational talks on film making.
They have some films for kids. Diary of a Wimpy Kid is being screened and stars Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, and producer Brad Simpson will do an Q&A at the Rep on Saturday at 10 a.m. You can also meet them at the Little Rock Zoo from 2-4 p.m.
Tickets start at just $50.
This weekend is also a home weekend at Dickey-Stephens park.
- Endangered Species Day at the Little Rock Zoo takes a look at animals that are endangered.
- The Arkansas Festival Ballet is presenting Pinocchio at the Arkansas Children's Theater. Tickets are $20.
- The THEA Center in Argenta (at 401 Main Street) is presenting a history of Argenta via an exhibition of twenty-five pen and ink drawings of Argenta-specific structures by Little Rock artist Mary Ann Stafford.
- There is a Relay for Life in Maumelle and a 5k Run/Walk at Two Rivers Park.
- It's the Running of the Tubs in Hot Springs. This is a fun event where costumed teams race actual bathtubs down the street. It starts at 9 a.m. for spectators.
- EMOBA is hosting JamFest, with gospel music, storytelling, praise dancing, a Greek step show, a motor cycle competition, and. new this year, a black horseback riding exhibition. It's from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- The Buzz-B-Q Cookoff is happening at the North Little Rock RV Park, 250 South Locust Street.
- The River Cities Dragon Boat Festival is happening at Burns Park on Victory Lake.
- Girls Rollin' In The South Women's Flat Track Roller Derby is at the UALR Fieldhouse starting at 4:30 p.m. Admission is $10.
- The Central Arkansas Roller Derby: "Divine Secrets of the Ta-Ta Sisterhood" is at Skate World (6512 Mabelvale Cut Off) at 7 p.m. Admission is $10.
- The Little Rock Zoo celebrates Bear Awareness Week.
Wednesday May 15, 2013
It felt hot enough to go to a water park today. So, it's great news that North Little Rock's Wild River Country is opening this weekend. They have new management and are looking pretty sharp. A lot of the rides have been given a bit of a facelift, and the park has a new mascot, food services and family fun nights. They are even planning on adding zip lines and skiing to the park for non-summer fun.
Tickets are$29.99 for adults and $20.99 for kids. You can get a season pass and save some money. The park opens May 18. More water parks and lakes you can swim in.
Monday May 13, 2013
Movies in the Park just announced their 2013 schedule. I think it's a great mix of movies. Movies in the park is a free summer event in Little Rock. Family friendly movies are shown on a projection screen in Riverfest Amphitheater in Riverfront Park.
The event is absolutely free. Here is the schedule. More info.
- June 12 - Twilight Breaking Dawn (PG13)
- June 19 - Remember the Titans (PG)
- June 26 - The Notebook (PG13)
- July 3 - No movie (July 4th holiday)
- July 10 - Zookeeper (PG)
- July 17 - Big (1988) (PG)
- July 24 - Finding Nemo (G)
- July 31 - Breakfast at Tiffany's (G)
- Aug. 7 - The Avengers (PG13)