January 25, 2018

Warmer Temperatures Cure Cabin Fever this Weekend

Have cabin fever? The weather has warmed up, so get out and enjoy events this weekend in the Natural State.  If you are anywhere near Little Rock on Saturday, you should head to Park Plaza Mall and check out the business booths created by the top 25 teams of 5th-8th graders around the state. Then head over to the Big Buck Classic, the largest hunting expo in Arkansas,  with hundreds of outdoor-related vendors, interactive exhibits and attractions.  In Northwest Arkansas, you can enjoy some beautiful music and then taste test some new creative pizzas. Our friends in south Arkansas have an event for families with children who love Shopkins. Cheers to the weekend – Only In Arkansas! 

Youth Entrepreneur Showcase (Y.E.S.) 5th-8th Grade Business Plan Competition (Little Rock)

The Youth Entrepreneurship Showcase (Y.E.S.) for Arkansas competition was launched by Arkansas Capital in 2006 to give young Arkansans a chance to find out what entrepreneurs go through when starting a business. Y.E.S. competitors are teamed up to collectively identify a problem in the marketplace and then think of a solution that could also make money.

Next, the students begin a business planning process to find out if their solution works and is needed in the marketplace. The 25 top scoring teams are invited to Park Plaza in Little Rock for Y.E.S for Arkansas Expo Day, where they have a chance to market and sell their products to mall patrons. A new team of judges will visit each booth to score them on their retail space, their marketing pieces and innovation. The public is invited to visit these teams at their retail booths during Y.E.S. for Arkansas Expo Day!

Venue: Park Plaza Mall (Little Rock)
Date: Jan. 26
Time: 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Admission: FREE
Contact: Click Here

 

AACLIVE: Travis Linville and the Grahams (Fort Smith)

Travis Linville has been called a “Godfather of modern Oklahoma folk,” and a mentor for a multitude of Oklahoma Americana musical acts including John Fulbright and Parker Millsap. Alyssa and Doug Graham are an Americana folk-rock music duo with lots of southern flavor. Intimate non-smoking listening room.

Venue: 801 Media Center at 5 Star Productions
Date: Jan. 25
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $40
Contact: Click Here

 

28th Annual Arkansas Big Buck Classic (Little Rock)

An Arkansas tradition celebrating outdoor recreation in the Natural State, specifically geared toward hunting, camping and enjoying nature. There are hundreds of vendors selling outdoor related products, live animal attractions, a chili cook-off benefiting Shriners, a climbing wall benefiting Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South, a free youth bow shoot supporting Arkansas National Archery in Schools Program, a 3D Pop Up Bow Tournament, an Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Aquarium, live deer, boats, RV’s and much more.
Venue: Arkansas State Fairgrounds
Date: Jan. 26- Jan. 28
Time: 1 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Admission: $12 adults, $5 children 5-12, under 5 years old free
Contact: Click Here

 

Northeast Arkansas Bridal Expo (Jonesboro)

Plan the wedding of your dreams at the Northeast Arkansas Bridal Expo! Top wedding experts from across the region will be gathered to showcase their products, services and beautiful fashions. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to win fantastic prizes and take home free gifts from vendors. If you have a wedding coming up, don’t miss out on the Northeast Arkansas Bridal Expo!

Venue: Northeast Arkansas District Fairgrounds
Date: Jan. 27
Time: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Admission: $5 at the door
Contact: Click Here

 

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Masterworks II: Mozart & Mendelssohn (Fayetteville)

The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) presents its 2017-18 Season with five mainstage performances at Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. Masterworks II: Mozart & Mendelssohn will feature Mark O’Connor’s Appalachia Waltz; Mozart’s Horn Concerto with SoNA Principal Horn Bruce Schultz; Satie’s (orch. Debussy) Gymnopedie No. 1; and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4.

Venue: Walton Arts Center
Date: Jan. 27
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Varies for adults depending on seating, $10 students and children 12 and under
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Arkansas Pizza Experiment (Rogers)

Friendly competition with a cause! People will be cooking to raise money for Healing Gardens of NWA. The Experiment is a cutthroat competitive culinary extravaganza that is not for the faint of heart. Your job: Show up ready to either eat or create pizza. Participants must sign up ahead of time as slots are limited. Making a pizza: Crusts will be provided, one small for the judges, and one large for spectators. You provide the toppings and sauce. There will be no access to the stove top or knives so you must bring the ingredients prepared to go on the pizza. You must come up with an original name for your pizza. You will get to taste each participant’s pizza.

Venue: The Rail-A-Pizza Company
Date: Jan. 28
Time: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Admission: FREE
Contact: Click Here

Shopkins LIVE (El Dorado)

Shopkins Live! lights up the stage in this premiere live production packed with show-stopping performances featuring the Shoppies. Join Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette, and Polli Polish as they perform the coolest dance moves, sing the latest pop songs, and show off the trendiest fashions.

Venue: Griffin Music Hall
Date: Jan. 26
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: Varies
Contact and Tickets: Click Here

 

 

Arkansas Razorbacks Basketball

Razorbacks vs.  Oklahoma State
Venue: Bud Walton Arena
Date: Jan. 27
Time: 5 p.m.
Admission: Varies

Lady Razorbacks vs. Kentucky
Venue: Bud Walton Arena
Date: Jan. 29
Time: 6 p.m.

Only in Arkansas

There's a lot to celebrate in Arkansas. It's unique. Southern. Delightfully eccentric. Which is why we love every nook, cranny, cave and corner. In fact, some of our favorite things can't be found anywhere else. They're only in Arkansas. So we love them even more. The attractions we visit, the food we crave, the festivals we attend, the mountains we hike, the rivers we float, the stories we tell and the company we keep – it all adds up to one incredible state. And that familiar, meandering silhouette? Looks like home to us.