December 27, 2018

Ring in the New Year this Weekend

This weekend it’s time to say goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019. There is never a better excuse to get out an celebrate than New Year’s Eve. This weekend is the perfect time to hone your art skills, develop your sword skills or just celebrate in a big way. Hire a babysitter and enjoy a night out on the town or attend an event geared toward the whole family. There are several nightlife events going on around the state as well as some Noon Year’s Eve celebrations for those that want to spend their evenings at home! What are your New Year’s Eve traditions?

New Year’s Eve Party (Hot Springs)

Ring in the New Year at Oaklawn’s biggest party of the year.  The annual celebration features live music in both Silks Bar & Grill and Pop’s Lounge. Susan Erwin will be opening the party at 6 p.m. all the way to midnight in Pop’s Lounge. Mayday by Midnight will be performing in Silks Bar & Grill from 10:30 p.m. — 2:30 a.m. There will also be a breakfast special in the Bistro from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Toast to the New Year at Oaklawn!

Venue: Oaklawn Racing and Gaming (Silks Bar & Grill and Pop’s Longe)
Date: December 31
Time: 6 p.m.
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Beats & Eats NYE Bash (Searcy)

Make plans to bring your whole family to Beats & Eats NYE Bash in downtown Searcy! Admission is free for this fun family-friendly event. There will be a ball drop, laser show, food trucks and more! There will be live music by Lauren Brown, Buh Jones, The Fable & The Fury, and DJ B. Rush.

Venue: Main Street Searcy
Date: December 31
Time: 8 p.m. — 12:30 a.m.
Admission: Free
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Sword “Honor” Camp (Jonesboro)

Get ready to have fun learning the newest kicks, combinations, jump kick acrobatic skills, and sword forms from Hyper Pro Kalman Csoka. You will also learn what it takes to become a High-Performance Athlete and live by your own code of honor. You don’t want to miss this camp! Choose between a one-day session, two days or attend all three. The price will depend on which option you choose.

Venue: Joey Perry’s Marital Arts Academy
Date: December 27, December 28, December 31
Time: 7: 30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Admission: Varies
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Rocky Horror Picture Show New Year’s Eve Celebration (Batesville)

Main Street Batesville will be hosting “Rocky Horror Picture Show New Year’s Eve Celebration” at the Main Street Loft, located on the 3rd Floor at 267 East Main Street. The event will begin at 8 p.m. and tickets are $15. The evening will feature dancing, a DJ, an interactive movie experience, refreshments, drinks, and more. Guests are encouraged to dress in costume accordingly.

Venue: Main Street Batesville
Date: December 31
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $15
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Noon Year’s Eve Slime Party (Russellville)

Head to the KaleidoKids Art Studio for the Noon Year’s Eve Slime Party! This is a fun way for kids to be able to celebrate New Year’s and, of course, make SLIME! Attendees will make slime, participate in a countdown to noon and then enjoy pizza!

Venue: KaleidoKids Art Studio
Date: December 31
Time: 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Admission: Open to kids ages five and up, $25
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Arkansauce NYE Celebration (Fayetteville)

Ring in 2019 with Arkansauce, Julian Davis Band, and Deep Sequence in Fayetteville Arkansas!

Venue: George’s Majestic Lounge
Date: December 31
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Varies — Tickets Required
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Children’s Acrylic Pouring Class (Texarkana)

Discover the mesmerizing and addicting world of Acrylic Pour Painting, also known as Fluid Art in this fun and unique Children’s Group Class to learn the basics of the chemistry, techniques, and therapeutic qualities of fluid artwork. Each student will have the opportunity to learn various techniques and paint multiple pieces (at least 2) that they will be able to pick up after one week to take home. Your pieces will be allowed to dry in the studio; they are then are sealed and glossed before pickup — all included in the class. Every class offers multiple paint color choices, and no two classes are alike! The combinations of colors and techniques our students can use are endless.

Open to children ages 6-12, and there must be one adult present per child. The ticket price covers materials for each child and his/her Adult Helper.

Venue: Primal Flow Studios
Date: December 30
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: $35
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Winter Wonderland Place Event (Little Rock)

Head to the Wonder Place with your kids for an indoor interactive event and enjoy the fun with edible snowman crafts, reindeer games, slime, singing, and playing at The Wonder Place!

Venue: The Wonder Place
Date: December 28
Time: 10 a.m.- 11 a.m. OR 2:30 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.
Admission: $15
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Dave & Buster’s NOON Year’s Eve (Little Rock)

Head to Dave & Buster’s for a ”Noon” Years Eve Family Celebration.

Venue: Dave & Busters (10900 Bass Pro Pkwy, Little Rock)
Date: December 31
Time: 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Admission: Tickets Required- Prices Vary- Click Here For Details
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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.