Can you believe that November is here? Let’s enjoy this beautiful weekend with great events around the state. Enjoy a time-honored gallery stroll or get your fill of mushrooms. There are events on the urban harvest and hydroponic gardening. Take a bike tour or join a beer run. Celebrate the Asian heritage or brush up on your jousting skills for the Renaissance fair. There’s something for everyone this weekend – only in Arkansas.
Gallery Walk – Hot Springs
Experience a continuous tradition of 25 years and counting as galleries stay open late for Gallery Walk on the first Friday of each month. Enjoy openings of new exhibits by local, regional, national and international artists. The Hot Springs Arts District is a unique blending of natural beauty surrounded by a National Historic District. Stroll beautiful downtown Hot Springs and enjoy some of the finest contemporary art in America. Many galleries stay open until 9 p.m. often with music and complimentary refreshments.
November 4, 2016, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Local Art Galleries
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Mushroom Mania – Little Rock
Join field mycologist, Jay Justice and other members of the Arkansas Mycological Society for a day of immersion into macrofungi, the largest members of the fifth kingdom. Events include interpretive hikes to observe mushrooms and fungi, opportunities to consume wild mushroom soup, and lectures on edible and poisonous mushrooms!
November 5, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Little Rock, AR 72223
Admission: $20 per person
Contact: Park Superintendent
Urban Farm Fest 2016 – Conway
Join the harvest at the garden behind the Faulkner County Library for this FREE family-friendly event! There will be live music, kid’s activities, hula hooping, demonstrations, garden tours, food from local farms, pizza, and a community potluck! Bring the whole family, a dish or dessert to share for the potluck (if you can), and enjoy an afternoon in the garden!
November 5, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Faulkner County Library
1900 Tyler Street
Conway, AR 72032
8th Annual Tour duh Sunken Lands – Tyronza
This biking adventure is a 52-mile cultural tour through the unique Sunken Lands of East Arkansas. Starting at the Southern Tenant Farmer’s Museum in Tyronza, the tour rolls through the fields and swamps left behind by the greatest earthquake in American history and stops at several regional and national museums including the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home. Admission to all attractions is included in the fee, as well as a “warming soup” at the midway point, the John Gresham Painted House in Lepanto, and an Americana style post-ride dinner at Tyboogie’s.
November 5, 2016, 10:00 a.m.
117 S. Main Street
Tyronza, AR 72386
Central AR Asian Festival – Little Rock
Join the experience for the largest community festival in Central Arkansas celebrating Asian-Pacific Islander cultures! There will be authentic ethnic food vendors, live performers and demonstrations, indoor and outdoor activities, shopping, health screenings and much more.
November 5, 2016, 10:00am – 5:00pm
6221 Colonel Glenn Rd
Little Rock, AR 72204
Hydroponic Gardening Workshop at Garvan Woodland Gardens – Hot Springs
Can a person grow tomatoes and strawberries in the winter? With proper lighting, temperature, airflow, and nutrition, you can grow anything you want! Hydroponic gardening is a gardening technique that does not use soil. Participants will discuss the foundational concepts and principles needed to be a successful hydroponic gardener. In addition, Nolen Buffalo, of The Water Buffalo in Little Rock constructs and demonstrates the use of various styles of hydroponic gardens, highlighting how each style might meet the gardener’s needs. The class finishes with a discussion of nutritional needs of the garden and some typical issues that new gardeners face. There will be door prizes! Reservations required.
Magnolia Room, Pratt Welcome Center and Garvan Boat Dock
550 Arkridge Rd.
Hot Springs, AR 71913
Admission: $15 GWG Members, $20 Non-Members
Gravette Renaissance Family Festival – Gravette
Jousting, battling, a petting zoo, arts and crafts, food vendors, a comedy team, dancing, bards and storytelling, royalty…so much more!
November 5, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Old Town City Park
800 Atlanta St. SE
Gravette, AR 72736
Admission: $5 adults, kids free
2nd Annual Arkansas ALE Run – Little Rock
The event features four beers, one mile, and one big party to raise funds and awareness for ALS. Participants include runners, walkers, rollers and drinkers who unite for a fun-filled event capped off by an unforgettable after party featuring live music, gourmet food, games and great people.
November 6, 2016, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Pleasant Ridge Town Center
11525 Cantrell Rd.
Little Rock, AR 72212