High Weekend Occasions in Arkansas: September 16-19


There are at all times nice issues to do within the Pure State, and AY About You has compiled a number of the most fun occasions in Arkansas this weekend.


Hearken to Heather Baker focus on weekend occasions each Friday morning on 103.7 The Buzz.

Heather Baker




Thursday, September 16

What: Tails and Tunes

The place: Little Rock Zoo

When: 5 pm to shut

One other Thursday, one other night time of enjoyable on the Little Rock Zoo with Tails and Tunes. Tawanna Campbell is the featured musician of the night time. Campbell lives the double lifetime of being an elementary college trainer and the lead voalist of her band. Spend some further time on the zoo visiting the animals and listening to music.


Thursday, September 16

What: Cabot Firehouse Movie Pageant

The place: Downtown Cabot

When: 6 pm to eight pm

Cabot’s inaugural Firehouse Movie Pageant showcases impartial filmmakers from a number of genres. Submissions from native and regional filmmakers will probably be featured on the pageant, and there will probably be a $250 money prize for every winner in 5 particular person classes. Don’t fear about dinner as a result of Meals Truck Frenzy will probably be on stand-by with loads of choices for meals truck delicacies. 


Thursday, September 16

What: Third Thursday Pageant

The place: Downtown Benton

When: 6 pm to 9 pm

Downtown Benton’s Third Thursday Pageant is, sadly, coming to an in depth for the yr 2021 with one remaining night time of neighborhood enjoyable. Swing by for a have a look at the native distributors, actions for the children and calm down with proficient musicians from the neighborhood. Get your final little bit of enjoyable earlier than the cooler climate kicks in. 


Thursday, September 16

What: Rejoice Little Rock Collectively

The place: Robinson Middle (Little Rock)

When: 7:30 pm

Be part of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra for a free live performance celebrating the Little Rock neighborhood. Acquire entry to a preview of the ASO 2021-2022 season with conductor Geoffrey Robson. Highlights of the night time additionally embody friends pianist Karen Walwyn and vocalist Genine LaTrice Perez.


Thursday, September 16

What: Heartless Bastards with Tele Novella

The place: Stickyz Rock N’ Roll Hen Shack (Little Rock)

When: 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm

Heartless Bastards is kicking off their Lovely Life Tour in Little Rock. The band combines rock with influences from French pop, Celtic folks, area rock, symphonic pop and post-punk. Don’t miss this opening night time of the band’s tour — get your tickets right here.


Friday, September 17

What: Pettaway Sq. Household Film Night time

The place: Pettaway Sq. (Little Rock)

When: 6:30 pm

Motion pictures are enjoyable, however they’re even higher beneath the celebrities. Watch Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Misplaced Ark open air with free popcorn. In the event you’re feeling a bit of extra hungry than a bath of popcorn, Phonzie’s 1Stop will probably be there serving up some BBQ ribs and southern homestyle cooking. Deliver your blanket and garden chair and luxuriate in.


Friday, September 17

What: Oak Ridge Boys

The place: Oaklawn Racing On line casino Resort (Sizzling Springs)

When: 7 pm

Feeling like an evening out? The Oak Ridge Boys will probably be performing their Elvira 40 Tour at Oaklawn Occasion Middle, so don’t miss it! The Oak Ridge Boys have earned 12 gold, three platinum and one double platinum album with their nation and gospel sounds. Purchase these tickets quickly!


Friday, September 17

What: Wild Wines VIP Night time

The place: Little Rock Zoo

When: 7 pm to 9 pm

Beginning off the Little Rock Zoo’s Wild Wines festivities is the VIP Night time. High-tier wine choices and meals from native eating places ranked greatest within the space will probably be accompanied by stay music and particular actions. Tickets begin at $175 and embody entry to the “Mane” occasion on Saturday. Discover tickets right here.


Friday, September 17

What: Live performance within the Park

The place: Laurel Park (Conway)

When: 7:30 pm

Be part of the Conway Symphony Orchestra in Laurel Park for a free out of doors live performance. This live performance will function the “Lord of the Rings Suite” and William Grant Nonetheless’s “Track of the Rivermen,” together with some favorites everybody will get pleasure from. Deliver the household, picnic blankets and garden chairs to soak on this cool climate and good music.


Saturday, September 18

What: 2nd Annual Catastrophe Sprint 5k

The place: Murray Park River Path (Little Rock)

When: 8 am

Benefiting the Jannette Jaco Memorial Endowment, a fund created to help nonprofit organizations which might be first to answer areas affected by pure disasters, the Catastrophe Sprint permits members to enroll as both a digital participant or as a runner/walker. Individuals will obtain a finisher’s medal, t-shirt, goody packet and their official race timing. Registration is $25 to $30.


Saturday, September 18

What: 2021 Veterans Appreciation Day Truck, Bike and Automotive Present

The place: McArthur Church (Jacksonville)

When: 8 am

Open to all years, makes and fashions, the Veterans Appreciation Day present advantages native veterans locally. Just a few of the classes for the auto present embody Better of Present, Finest Vintage Car, Finest Ford, Finest Import and extra. In reminiscence of US Air Pressure veteran Neil Smith, there will probably be a “Neil’s Alternative” award. Study extra in regards to the occasion right here.


Saturday, September 18

What: Tinkerfest 2021 constructed by Kiewit-Massman

The place: Museum of Discovery (Little Rock)

When: 9 am to three pm

Again for its tenth yr, Tinkerfest has so many actions in retailer for the kiddos that the aspiring scientists received’t know which to do first. Tinkerfest is a hands-on occasion that celebrates innovation, creating and the humanities by means of science. Some actions embody matchbox automotive ramps, magnets, DIY windchimes, bridge constructing, drones, cardboard building, water power, the ground is lava and too many extra actions to rely. As a precautionary measure for COVID-19, Tinkerfest is promoting timed tickets for 9 am, 11 am and 1 pm. Tickets are normal Museum of Discovery costs: $10 for adults, $8 for youngsters ages one by means of twelve. Senior residents, lecturers, Little Rock metropolis workers and energetic and retired army are admitted for $8.


Saturday, September 18

What: Kids’s Gallery Opening

The place: Mosaic Templars Cultural Middle (Little Rock)

When: 10 am

The Mosaic Templars Cultural Middle is opening a brand new exhibit: Similar. Totally different. Superb. This gallery is all about youngsters and celebrating the ways in which make every little one distinctive. For the opening occasion, there will probably be a magician, craft and exercise stations and galleries open for excursions.


Saturday, September 18

What: Curtis the Mentalist

The place: Loony Bin Comedy Membership (Little Rock)

When: 4:30 pm

Curtis the Mentalist is making a cease on the Loony Bin for an unforgettable present. Faces like Howard Stern have seen and been amazed by the performer, so don’t miss it. Discover out if Curtis can learn your thoughts, and get out a couple of laughs when you’re there. Get your tickets now!


Saturday, September 18

What: Canine After Darkish Glow Pawty

The place: Bark Bar (Little Rock)

When: 6 pm to 10 pm

Any canine proprietor will attest that their pooch shines the brightest, and Bark Bar is able to rejoice all these beloved canines with their Canine After Darkish Glow Pawty. Blacklight outfits, for canines and house owners, are a should to have the ability to bodily glow. A prize will probably be awarded to the perfect glowing doggo on the celebration. Register your canine to attend right here.


Saturday, September 18

What: Wild Wines 2021 The Mane Occasion

The place: Little Rock Zoo

When: 6 pm

Time for the “Mane” occasion on the Little Rock Zoo. A neighborhood favourite occasion offers friends the prospect to pattern from greater than 200 wines and meals from over 40 native eating places and caterers. The friends of honor, the zoo’s animal ambassadors, will greet attendees. Dwell music will probably be supplied by The Rodney Block Collective, Harp, Mike Poe, Brian Nahlen and a particular drum circle. Tickets begin at $85 and will be bought right here.


Saturday, September 18 – Sunday, September 19

What: Peace Week seventh Avenue Mural Portray

The place: seventh Avenue Mural Venture (Little Rock)

When: 9 am to 12 pm

As a part of Arkansas Peace Week kicking off on Sept. 19 by means of Sept. 26, the Little Rock Group is invited out to the7th Avenue Mural Venture for some portray and time to get to know the historical past and artist behind the murals. All attendees over the age of 12 will need to have a Covid vaccination or a be aware from their physician explaining particular circumstances. Masks are required by all attendees. Study extra about Arkansas Peace Week right here.


Friday, September 17 – Sunday, September 19

What: Classic Market Days of Little Rock

The place: Arkansas State Fairgrounds (Little Rock)

When: Instances differ

To all of the collectors, shabby stylish decorators and vintage appreciators on the market, the Classic Market is one thing you don’t want to overlook. Greater than 100 distributors from over 15 states will probably be in Little Rock to indicate off beautiful items and uncommon finds. There will probably be loads of choices for meals as distributors and meals vehicles will probably be stationed throughout to maintain you procuring all day. An indoor occasion, so no want to fret in regards to the warmth or the rain.


Friday, September 17 – September, 19

What: twenty sixth Annual Sizzling Air Balloon Championship and Celebration within the Sky

The place: Boone County Regional Airport (Harrison)

When: Instances differ

This occasion dates again to 1995, and the individuals at all times come again yr after yr for extra. The pageant will take off Friday night time with a stay live performance and balloon glow. Saturday, the competitions start adopted by one other balloon glow that night. Taking place on the identical time, there will probably be a youngsters paper airplane zone, music, meals, distributors and one thing for everybody. Discover the schedule of occasions right here.


Weekend Lineup on the Revolution Room:

Friday, September 17:

  • Hayes Carll with Travis Linville; doorways open at 7 pm, present begins at 8 pm; tickets are $25.

Saturday, September 18:

  • Monsters of Todd7: A Most cancers Profit for Goldie Grigg with The Getty’s, Unhealthy Behavior, Jet 420, Lypstick Hand Grenade, Exit from Darkish, Huckleberry Jam and extra; doorways open at 6 pm, present begins at 7 pm; tickets are $10.


Weekend Lineup at George’s Majestic Lounge:

Friday, September 17:

  • Full Home twentieth Anniversary Present; doorways open at 4 pm, present begins at 6 pm; tickets are $8.

Saturday, September 18:

  • Juice Jam 2021 Free Present; Juice & Beastie Boys Tribute with Foggy Bobcat, Witchsister and Drawing Blanks; doorways open at 7 pm, present begins at 8:30 pm.

Sunday, September 19:

  • The Mountain Goats Solo Tour; doorways open at 7 pm, present begins at 8:30 pm; tickets are $20.


Weekend Lineup at Railyard Dwell:

Friday, September 17:

  • The Mixtapes; doorways open at 7 pm, present begins at 8 pm; tickets are $0 to $20.

Saturday, September 18:

  • Eureka Strings; doorways open at 7 pm, present begins at 8 pm; tickets are $0 to $20.


On this present day…

  • On September 16, 1620, the Mayflower units sail for America from Plymouth, England.
  • On September 16, 1848, slavery was abolished in all French territories.
  • On September 16, 1920, a horse-drawn wagon exploded on Wall Avenue, New York within the notorious Wall Avenue Bombing; 38 individuals had been killed and 143 had been injured.
  • On September 16, 1993, Frasier starring Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce premiered on NBC.
  • On September 16, 1996, the courtroom actuality present Decide Judy with Decide Judith Sheindlin premiered.
  • On September 16, 2002, the discuss present Dr. Phil with Phil McGraw debuted on TV.


  • On September 17, 1787, the U.S. Structure is signed by delegates on the Philadelphia Conference.
  • On September 17, 1849, Harriet Tubman first escaped slavery in Maryland with two of her brothers.
  • On September 17, 1861, the primary class for escaped slaves was taught by Mary Peake at Fortress Monroe Virginia.
  • On September 17, 1947, Jackie Robinson was named Rookie of the Yr by Sporting Information.
  • On September 17, 1954, Lord of the Flies by William Golding was printed by Faber and Faber in London, England.


  • On September 18, 1793, George Washington laid the cornerstone of the Capitol Constructing in Washington, D.C.
  • On September 18, 1895, Booker T. Washington delivered the “Atlanta Compromise” tackle.
  • On September 18, 1899, Scott Joplin was granted copyright for his “Maple Lear Rag.” This composition is essentially the most well-known ragtime piece to this present day.
  • On September 18, 2020, the earliest dated proof of the human species was discovered within the Arabian Peninsula. The footprints had been dated 120,000 years previous.


  • On September 19, 1796, George Washington’s farewell tackle as president was printed.
  • On September 19, 1893, New Zealand grew to become the primary nation to grant all ladies the best to vote.
  • On September 19, 1952, the Adventures of Superman TV collection premiered within the U.S. with actor George Reeves.
  • On September 19, 1960, Chubby Checker’s “The Twist” hits No. 1 on the Billboard Sizzling 100.
  • On September 19, 1970, The Mary Tyler Moore Present premiered on CBS.



  • James Money Penney, division retailer founding father of JC Penney, was born on September 16, 1875.
  • David Copperfield, American magician, was born on September 16, 1956.
  • Amy Poehler, American comic and actress, was born on September 16, 1971.
  • Nick Jonas, American singer, actor and producer, was born on September 16, 1992.


  • Hank Williams, American nation singer, was born on September 17, 1923.


  • Samuel Johnson, English scholar and lexicographer, was born on September 18, 1709.
  • Fred Willard, American comic and actor, was born on September 18, 1933.
  • Lance Armstrong, American bike owner, was born on September 18, 1971.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith, American actress, was born on September 18, 1971.


  • William Golding, English novelist and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, was born on September 19, 1911.
  • Jeremy Irons, English actor, was born on September 19, 1948.
  • Jimmy Fallon, American actor and comic, was born on September 19, 1974.



September 16:

  • Nationwide Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day
  • Nationwide Step Household Day
  • Mayflower Day
  • Nationwide Guacamole Day
  • Nationwide Play-Doh Day

September 17:

  • Nationwide Apple Dumpling Day
  • Nationwide Tradesmen Day
  • Nationwide Monte Cristo Day
  • Nationwide POW/MIA Recognition Day
  • Worldwide Nation Music Day

September 18:

  • Nationwide Cheeseburger Day
  • Air Pressure Birthday
  • Massive Whopper Liar Day
  • Nationwide HIV/AIDS and Getting old Consciousness Day
  • Boys’ and Ladies’ Membership Day for Youngsters
  • Pet Mill Consciousness Day
  • Accountable Canine Possession Day
  • Nationwide Clear-Up Day
  • Nationwide Dance Day

September 19: 

  • Worldwide Speak Like a Pirate Day
  • Spouse Appreciation Day
  • Nationwide Butterscotch Pudding Day
  • Nationwide Gymnastics Day


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