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Winter Weekend Fun – Jan. 11-13


It is time for some winter weekend fun in Arkansas! Frank Foster will be performing in El Dorado this weekend. There is a fun family Cooks and Books event in Bentonville. The folks in Northeast Arkansas can enjoy basketball Saturday afternoon by cheering on the Red Wolves and Lady Red Wolves. Enjoy!

National Arkansas Day (Little Rock)

When Arkansas first became a state in 1836, how to pronounce the name of the 25th state was up for debate. Was it Arkan-saw or Ar-kansas? You can stop by Pinnacle Mountain State Park to view a traveling exhibit provided by the Old State House Museum about the topic, then visit a fur trapper camp typical of the period. Guests can interact with live players to learn about the wilderness and settlers of the Natural State.

Venue: Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Date: January 11
Time: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Admission: Free
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Frank Foster (El Dorado)

Frank Foster is known as an independent thinking singer/songwriter, Foster’s huge following loves his ‘do it my way’ attitude and appealing songs and lyrics. He embodies musical independence at its highest level. He not only has taken the road less traveled, but the road almost never traveled. Acting as his own record label, management, booking agency, and publishing company, he has managed to find the success that some major label artists may never find. This rural Louisiana native and former oil field man has taken his songs from the campfire to the coliseum seemingly overnight, all the while gaining a following of fans whose loyalty is unmatched. Foster has opened for Hank Williams Jr., Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gregg Allman, Jake Owen, Justin Moore, Sawyer brown, Lee Brice and Gary Allen. He will be playing at El Dorado this weekend! Don’t miss out on your chance to see him live.

Venue: First Financial Music Hall
Date: January 11
Time: 7 p.m.
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Piff the Magic Dragon: The Lucky Dragon Tour (Fayetteville)

Piff is joined by his trusty sidekick Mr. Piffles, The World’s Only Magic Performing Chihuahua™. The dynamic duo performs nightly to sold out rooms at the world-famous Flamingo Casino in Las Vegas in the newly renamed Piff the Magic Dragon Theatre. Don’t miss your chance to see the show live in Fayetteville! This performance is recommended for ages 13+!

Venue: Walton Arts Center
Date: January 12
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Tickets Required
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Cooks & Books (Bentonville)

Join executive chef and local children’s culinary educator, Chef Brigham Cook, aka Chef Cookie, and learn to make homemade pasta and read the award-winning book Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola.Children of all ages are invited to join chef Cookie for a scrumptious storytime that will encourage all children to celebrate the food and culture behind this classic literary favorite. This family event is free and open to the community.

Venue: Cook’s Culinary Academy
Date: January 11
Time: 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Admission: Free
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Zaara’s 1st Birthday Celebration (Little Rock)

Flannel Up and Join the Fun at the Zoo and celebrate Zaara the sloth bear turning one! Cake and lemonade will be served inside Café Africa. The party will also feature a special menu of hot winter goodies—such as soup and/or salad/sandwich combos—and even baked potatoes. The festively decorated cafe will also have crafts, games, and other activities for kids and families. There will be s’mores, hot chocolate, and other Zoo mascots and friends.

Venue: Little Rock Zoo
Date: January 11
Time: 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
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Second Saturday Family Funday (Pine Bluff)

Ian Campbell will be in Pine Bluff this weekend in conjunction with his photography exhibition Refugia and will lead a lumen photography activity. Visitors will harness the power of the sun to make cameraless photographs with the lumen printing process. Using plants, flowers, and other materials, each participant will have the opportunity to make 1-2 prints. The results are unique and variable, with a range of possible colors that may appear in the final image. This is a fun, user-friendly introduction to analog photography.

Venue: Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas
Date: January 11
Time: 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.
Admission: Free
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2nd Friday Art Night (Little Rock)

2nd Friday Art Night is downtown Little Rock’s after-hours art and culture event, happening on the second Friday every month. Spend your evening enjoying premier galleries and museums as well as discovering pop-up artists and entertainers in participating locations. It’s free to attend and use our free trolley to jump between venues!

Venue: Downtown Little Rock
Date: January 10
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: Free
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The Old Bank Comedy Show (Russellville)

Laugh off some of that Holiday weight with a night of Comedy at The Old Bank! A talented and hilarious lineup will be in Russellville, bringing the PG-13ish jokes to the stage with Russellville’s own Rufus Elam hosting.  Andy Davis and Stef Bright are featuring in the show and headliner Brandon Davidson will close out the evening.

Venue: The Old Bank Sports Grill
Date: January 11
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $10
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A-State Basketball (Jonesboro)

The men’s and women’s basketball teams both have home games this weekend at the First National Bank Arena in Jonesboro. Plan a fun day in Jonesboro and check out both games!

January 11

Lady Red Wolves versus Georgia Southern 1 p.m.

A-State Men’s Basketball versus Troy 4 p.m.

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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.

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