Famous Designer Tales Told Tuesday
Interior Designer Tobi Fairley will be the featured storyteller for a very special Tales from the South Tin Roof Project on Tuesday evening, July 10, 2012. The live taping of the radio series will be at Starving Artist Café in the Argenta Arts District, Downtown North Little Rock. Live music by The Salty Dogs. Doors open at 5:00pm, dinner and drinks are served 5:00pm-6:30pm and the show starts at 7pm.
Selected as one of Traditional Home's Top 20 Young Designers in America, Tobi Fairley has a signature look that is fresh and simple combining colorful, large-scale prints with classic furniture styles for a beautiful and functional result.
Tobi's design blog is currently read in more than 124 countries worldwide and has been featured on several of the world's most popular design blogs including All the Best, Coco and Kelley, and was named as a favorite blog on HGTV.com. Tobi also writes a monthly design column, Tobi's Tips, for AY Magazine, a regular blog column for At Home in Arkansas Magazine called Color Confidential, and is a regular contributor to William Sonoma's Designer Marketplace.
A Hampton, Arkansas native, Tobi lives and works in Little Rock.
Tickets are $5 for the show, plus the cost of dinner and drinks. Seating is very limited. Tickets can be purchased online
Get Your Tickets for Cabaret at ACT
Argenta Community Theater is pleased to announce our first community theatre production Cabaret July 25-28. Many people are coming together
to make Cabaret a memorable show. Bob Hupp of the Arkansas Repertory Theatre (The Rep) is directing; Vincent Insalaco from ACT is producing; Christen Pitts of North Little Rock High School and the Arkansas Dance Network and Marisa Kirby of The Rep are choreographing; Kurt Kennedy of the United Methodist Church and River City Men's Chorus is music director; Sara Cooke of North Pulaski High School is technical director. Ross Penn of UALR is stage manager. The entire cast and crew are Arkansans bringing the best of community theatre to the Argenta Arts District in downtown North Little Rock.
Tickets available at argentacommunitytheater.com or call (501) 353-1443 for more details.
New Home Development in Argenta
The New Argenta Fund announced this week a new residential development in the heart of the Argenta Arts District, downtown North Little Rock. Four single family homes with pre-approved site and floor plans are available now for pre-sale, $399,000 each, on four lots located between 408 and 438 Maple Street. The homes are designed by Ward Lile in association with Ruby Architects Inc. For more information contact Eric Wilkerson at 501.804.2633.
See Live at Laman Summer Series
The William F. Laman Public Library System announces its "Live at Laman" summer performers.
When: July 12 & August 9 - each concert takes place at 7:00pm
Where: Laman Library Auditorium
July 12: Amy Garland Band - Amy Garland has been one of the area's most popular and hard-working artists since 1994. Performing in solo, duo and full-band formats, mixing rock, folk, country, blues and gospel styles, Garland brings her full band to "Live at Laman."
August 9: Good Time Ramblers - The quintessential Alternative, Country, Americana, and Delta Southern Rock Band, the Good Time Ramblers finish out the summer.
Live at Laman is recorded in front of a live audience the second Thursday of each month at the William F. Laman Public Library in North Little Rock. It is rebroadcast on KUAR (FM 89.1) radio the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm.
Claytime Hosts Pottery Show and Sale
I Love Argenta T-Shirts For Sale
Local artist Erin Lorenzen created these vintage, soft t-shirts available in red, blue, crew neck, or v-neck for $25 (at the Argenta Arts Foundation office.) Call Donna Hardcastle at 501-993-1234 or email email@example.com.
Calling Artists For Home Plate Heroes
Jim Elder Good Sport Fund is currently calling artists to participate in its annual fundraiser, the Home Plate Heroes auction. Participating artists paint and/or decorate home plate-shaped wooden panels, each to be auctioned to the highest bidder. All proceeds collected by Jim Elder
Good Sport Fund to benefit several local nonprofits.
As is tradition, the Home Plate Heroes exhibition and auction will be held at the Thea Center, September 17 - 28. Blank plates may be picked up
at the Thea Center by artists interested in participating. Deadline to complete plates is August 15. For questions, email Susan Elder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Week in Argenta
July 9 - 31: Argenta Bead Company hosts jewelry & bead classes at 703 N. Main St., Argenta Arts District, downtown North Little Rock. For more information call 501.537.0928 - (main line), 501.944.7161 - (shop cell) or email email@example.com. Store Hours are Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Through July 21: The White House Garden Exhibit will be on display at the Laman Library Main Branch. Call 501-758-1720 or visit www.LamanLibrary.org for details.
July 9 - 12: Thea Foundation is offering the second installment of Thea's Art Class, a summer art camp designed to utilize arts-infused education. Session 1, 9 - 12, 3rd - 6th graders (entering): 9 - 11am // 7 - 9th graders (entering): 2 - 4pm. Fee $75/student for 8 classes, class limit 15 students, contact Elaine Akin, 501-379-9512 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register, visit theafoundation.org
July 9 - 16: Carousel Fit-4-Life Wellness Center is offering a Hot Deal of the Summer. $25 full body massage with a glass of iced tea. Carousel is located at 513 Main Street, Argenta Arts District, downtown North Little Rock. Call 501-372-3348 for more information or to make an appointment. Kids exercise, dance, story time, and nutritional sessions are $1 per hour through August 16, $10 registration fee.
July 10 & 17: Meet the Author Series at Laman Library, Main Branch Auditorium for 6 p.m. On July 10 - hear from renowned health expert, Dr. David Lipschitz who will discuss his latest book, "Dr. David's First Health Book of MORE (Not Less); July 17 - the 2012 Laman Library Fellow, Mara Leveritt will discuss her work in progress, "Justice Knot," the follow-up to her highly acclaimed true crime book, "Devil's Knot." For more information call 501-758-1720, www.LamanLibrary.org.
July 10: Live Entertainment!
Jazz/Blues Jame Session at The Joint
Tales From the South at Starving Artist Cafe
Karaoke Night at Cornerstone Pub & Grill
July 11 - 25: Singles Mingle at Cregeen's Irish Pub, Join us every Wednesday for games, drink specials and great company. Call
501-376-7468 or visit www.Cregeens.com.
July 11: Live Entertainment!
The Joint Venture Improv Group at The Joint
Cornerstone Pub & Grill features Way Back Wednesday
Now - July 27: Laman Library Summer Reading Program, Participants will get the chance to experience many activities during the program, among the following: storytelling performances, magic shows, yoga, music and dance workshops and much more. But don't think it's all just for kids. There is also a summer reading program for teens and adults with their own special programming! Free and open to the public, registration is available online at www.LamanLibrary.org or at either branches of the Laman Library, call 501-758-1720 for details.
July 12: Live Entertainment!
The Joint presents G.O.A.T Tribute Show w/ Rodney Block & The Real Music Lovers w/ JOSHUA of Velvet Kente & Amasa Hines w/ Dee Davis
Benihana hosts Lyle Dudley
Cornerstone Pub & Grill features Dogwtown Open Mic Night
July 12 - 15: The AR Travelers VS Tulsa Drillers at Dickey-Stephens Park. The Thurs. - Sat. games begin at 7:10 p.m.; Sun. game at 6 p.m. For tickets visit www.Travs.com or call 501-664-1555.
July 14 - 28: Argenta Farmers Market at 6th and Main Streets from 7 a.m. - NOON on Saturdays. On the River Rail Trolley route with FREE parking. For details visit www.ArgentaArtsDistrict.org.
July 13: Carousel Argenta Walking Club meets every Friday from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Carousel Fit-4-Life Wellness Center in the Argenta Arts District of downtown NLR. Cost $5 per month - first visit FREE! Call 501-372-3348 or visit www.CarouselFit-4-Life.org.
July 13: Live Entertainment!
The Joint features Live Two Act Comedy "Little Rock and a Hard Place"
Cornerstone Pub & Grill hosts Blaqq Out Entertainment
Cregeen's Irish Pub presents Rob Moore
Benihana features Lyle Dudley
Reno's Argenta Cafe hosts Dennis Farmer
July 13 - 27: Enjoy a Lunch or Dinner Cruise on the Arkansas Queen Riverboat. Dinner Cruises Fri. and Sat. at 6:30 p.m.; Lunch
Cruises on Sat. at 11:30 a.m. Call 501-372-5777 or visit www.ArkansasQueen.com.
July 14: Live entertainment!
Cregeen's Irish Pub presents Gerald Jackson's Stonewall Band
The Joint features Live Two Act Comedy "Little Rock and a Hard Place"
Cornerstone Pub & Grill hosts Le Chat
Benihana presents Lyle Dudley
Reno's Argenta Cafe features Morning View
Through July 14: Last week for Best of the South Exhibit at Greg Thompson Fine Art! Don't delay! Our biggest exhibition the year is
coming down on July 14. Our regular hours are Tuesday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(and by appointment). If you would like to schedule a private viewing, please give us a call at (501) 664-2787. www.GregThompsonFineArt.com
We are located at 429 Main Street in the Argenta Arts District of North Little Rock. Our entrance is on Main Street level at the corner of
5th and Main Streets.
July 12: Live at Laman, held monthly every 2nd Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Laman Library Plaza. This month's performance will be by The Amy Garland Band. Call 501-758-1720 or visit www.LamanLibrary.org.
July 13: Fit 2 Lunch, restaurant TBD, meet at City Hall at 11:00 AM, Join Alderman Beth White and Bernadette as we take public and active transportation to a local restaurant in a quest for healthy food options!
July 19: NLR Chamber Business After Hours, Luau & Leis at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Live music, food, beverage, networking and lots of great door prizes. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. RSVP to 501-372-5959.
July 20: Argenta ArtWalk held the 3rd Friday of each month from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. "Art In Unexpected Places" can be found inside the galleries and businesses along Main Street. For details or to display your artwork, please call 501-993-1234 or visit www.Facebook.com/ArgentaArtWalk.
July 21: THEA Foundation and Reel Arkansas Wokshops from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the THEA Foundation. July 7 - Creative Writing with
Jess Carson; July 21 - Intro to Photography with Ariel Bisbess. Cost is $50 per workshop. Call 501-379-9512 for details.
July 25 - 28: Cabaret at the Argenta Community Theater, the first community production. For details and tickets visit www.ArgentaCommunityTheater.com or call 501-353-1571.
The U.S.S. Razorback Submarine: Visit the USS Razorback (SS 394), a BALAO Class Fleet Submarine located at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum. Ask about Birthday Parties and Group Overnight Stays! Summer Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sundays 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. CLOSED Monday & Tuesday. Visit www.AIMM.museum for details. To schedule a group tour call 501-371-8320 or e-mail: info@AIMM.Museum.
The Beacon of Peace and Hope and surrounding Peace Garden presents a special welcome to visitors. Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) worked with the City of NLR and the
submariners to build this monument for peace and reconciliation.