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Wildwood’s Lanterns Festival

February 8, 2013

This first full moon of the lunar year, folks should consider heading to the Wildwood’s Lanterns Festival in Arkansas. Held at Wildwood Park for the Arts in Little Rock, this festival is held from late afternoon until approximately 10 p.m. from February 22 through the 24th. Participants can look forward to a fun and interesting time whether by themselves, as a romantic encounter, a friend’s outing or a romantic date.

This wonderful evening consists of many magical aspects such as live theater and music, plenty of delicious food and drink, a multicultural experience featuring eight separate cultures (such as Shakespearian England and Japan), and gorgeous, artistic lanterns. Paths lighted by these works of art make for a beautiful, rewarding experience. This is a popular event in Little Rock is enjoyed by thousands of locals and out of the area visitors alike. Yet it is never too crowded to accommodate more folks looking for a wonderful time. It would be a shame for anyone to miss this event if they are anywhere near.

Come down to Little Rock and experience beauty, culture and a magical experience with someone in your life.

The 55th Annual Delta Exhibition

January 18, 2013

The 55th Annual Delta Exhibition is coming to Little Rock, AK. The exhibition runs from January 18th – March 10th and is a wonderful art show. Over 900 entries are received for this exhibition, and only the cream of the crop make it, so you can expect some amazing pieces.

Held in the Arkansas Art Center, this show represents the wide variety of art and expression in the Mississippi delta. Since 1958, the Annual Delta Exhibition has showcased some of the best work in the area. This year will prove no exception.

Members of the Center can enjoy a reception on January 17th, as an opening to the show. The show will display all ranges of media, both two dimensional and three dimensional. Sculptures and paintings alike are judged by a guest juror to the Arkansas Art Center, who will award prizes to the best work.

Submissions for the showcase come from Oklahoma to Texas, and represent a wide variety of perspectives. This Exhibition is free, so bring family or friends down for a unique aesthetic experience in downtown Little Rock.

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

November 27, 2012

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre, located in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas, is a world-class entertainment venue known for its high-quality productions. This holiday season, the theatre, also known as ‘The Rep’, has a special treat in store as it presents Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.

Based on the classic movie of the same name, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s production brings to life this heartwarming tale of holiday romance and music for a five week run between November and December. The staging includes several musical numbers, including favorites like “Blue Skies” and “It’s Cold Outside”, as well as the all-time classic holiday song “White Christmas.”

The Rep will be holding several events in celebration of the show, including a talk with its director and other personalities from the theater, a ‘pay what you can’ night where guests can pay any price they choose for up to two tickets, a screening and discussion of the movie this production is based on, and a performance that will be accompanied by sign language interpretation.

If you live in or around Little Rock, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas is a must-see holiday event, and if you know someone in the area, tickets to this outstanding performance would make the perfect gift.

Lanterns Festival!

November 14, 2012

LANTERNS! Festival Friday, February 22, 2013 – Sunday, February 24,

2013 Admission: $10 adults, $5 ages 6-12, kids 5 and under free.

The Lantern Festival really does offer something for everyone. This event which is inspired by Asian traditions celebrates the first full moon of the lunar year with hundreds of illuminated lanterns as far as the eye can see. Featuring live entertainment, and gourmet treats this is a festival that you are sure to want to be a part of. Take a stroll along one or all of the lantern lighted trials, with fire pits aglow to keep you warm. Along these walking trails into the winter woodlands you will be introduced to many sights and cultures from Venice to Rio de Janeiro and even the moon.

With great entertainment for the entire family, this is surely going to be one of the best events you will attend during the 2013 year. The event is handicap accessible and kid friendly. So no matter where you are from, or where you are traveling to, this is one stop that you definitely want to make. Located conveniently in central Little Rock Arkansas, it is very easily found and can provide hours of entertainment for you, your friends and your loved ones.

ADDRESS: 20919 Denny Rd. Little Rock. Website: www.wildwoodpark.org

Battle Colors of Arkansas – Old State House Museum

November 13, 2012

Battle Colors of Arkansas is an exhibit at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock detailing the civil war and the influence Arkansas had on it for both sides. There are several artifacts from the time period including equipment of soldiers from both Union and Confederate forces and flags from both sides as well. There are even some new exhibits recently acquired that are sure to amaze and pique the interest of all viewers.

This is an educational experience for people of all ages and anyone interested in the history of Arkansas or the civil war will be entertained. Thanks to grants and private donations there will be two flags never seen before debuted at this exhibit in Little Rock. The exhibit is running through February 2013 so there is plenty of time to catch this amazing display of history and local culture. Come see how Arkansas played an integral role for both sides of the conflict that was one of the most influential events in American history!

Multiplicity – Arkansas Art Center

November 12, 2012

Multiplicity is a dynamic art exhibit making waves at the Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock Arkansas. From the Smithsonian’s permanent collection, this traveling exhibition brings the art of printmaking to the dynamic Arkansas Art Center.

Celebrating esteemed print makers like Chuck Close and Kiki Smith, Multiplicity explores the art of printmaking on a monumental scale. In a digital age where anyone can generate prints at a click of a mouse button, Multiplicity explores the time honored and somewhat forgotten trade of printmaking, making multiple prints from a single image. Printmaking was once a great art form using techniques like wood blocks and metal prints to create exquisite prints. Creating a print was an excruciatingly complicated process and a true art form that created beautiful masterpieces. The artists of the Multiplicity collection take this classic trade one step further by using multiple images in an innovative way creating an multiple workds of art in one image on a grand scale. This stunning fits right at home in the Arkansas Art Center, a interactive center for the visual and performing arts.

Visit the Multiplicity exhibit, and all the Arkansas Art Center marvelous offerings and delight your inner creativity. Delve into a world full of imagination and delight and discover what the Arkansas Art Center has to enrapture visitors of all ages.

2012 Arkansas Cornbread Festival

November 8, 2012

The 2012 Arkansas Cornbread Festival in Little Rock, AR is an outdoor event open to the public. This year’s festival took place on November 3rd between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. There were two sets of prices: the early bird prices were $7 for adults and $3 for kids, while tickets purchased the day of the actual event cost $10 for adults and $5 for kids.

The festival serves as a place for restaurants and individuals to compete to see who has the most deserving cornbread recipe. Anyone with a penchant for making this treat could be drawn to the festival to gather inspiration, and likewise, fans of this food would surely find the festival enjoyable. Those who are confident in their cornbread-making abilities might also be drawn to the prizes, which are checks for $500 and $100, as well as an amateur prize of a T-shirt and a check of $50.

Ultimately, anyone with a knack for baking, some creativity, and the right ingredients could technically win the grand prize. It’s worth trying, and even if a participant doesn’t win, they’ll have a great time participating.

The Wildwood Holiday Tour of Homes

The Wildwood Holiday Tour of Homes is an annual event held by the Wildwood Park for the Arts in Little Rock, Arkansas. This unique tour helps foster the holiday spirit by offering two days of excursions to lavishly decorated homes in the city, with entertainment, food and drink, and all the elements of a special holiday affair.

The Wildwood Holiday Tour of Homes kicks off on a Friday night with the preview party, hosted at the first house of the tour. The following day, the tour brings participants to seven different homes located throughout Little Rock, decorated especially for this yearly event. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Wildwood Park’s Arts on Tour Production, a program that brings a wide range of the arts to local elementary school students.

If you’re visiting Little Rock in early December, make it a priority to find time to participate in this extraordinary glimpse into the beautiful homes of Little Rock. However, make sure you purchase tickets in advance, as this popular tradition is certain to be high on everyone’s list of must-see holiday events.

Holiday House – State House Convention Center

November 7, 2012

This November 7th through the 10th, the Holiday House 2012 will be held at the State House Convention Center. The general shopping hours on these dates are as follows: Thursday, November 8th will be from noon to 9PM, Friday, November 9th will be from 9AM to 9PM and Saturday, November 10th will be from 9AM to 6PM. To find the Holiday House, use the map provided on the Junior League of Little Rock’s website.

Tickets are on sale now so don’t hesitate to buy. There are many different ticket options and services that come along with each. The cheapest start at $5 which is for Cookies & Milk Mrs. Claus at Holiday House which where you can bring your children to enjoy milk, cookies, and crafts while the cheery Mrs. Claus reads them classic holiday tales. The most expensive is the $100 Friends of Holiday House Ticket Special which includes 2 Sponsor Party Tickets, 2 Preview Party Tickets and a name listing on the Holiday House’s own personal Facebook fan page. For those wishing to enjoy some morning shopping, the $30 A Very Merry Morning Ticket might be the best option. This includes limited crowds and lots of space to visit all of the fantastic merchants available.

2013 International Greek Food Festival

September 13, 2012

The International Greek Food Festival, which takes place in Little Rock, Arkansas every year in May, is exactly what it sounds like: a festival with tons of food hailing from Greek and Mediterranean culture.

This year, the Greek Food Festival took place from May 18 to May 20, 2012 at 1100 Napa Valley Drive in Little Rock, Arkansas. This annual Greek Food Festival is the biggest ethnic festival that takes place in Arkansas and has been around for 27 years. Each year, thousands of people come out to experience the different foods from the Mediterranean. The menu includes local favorites, ranging from sweets such as pastries to savory foods such as Greek Souvlaki, also known as Greek kabobs. In case participants get too full from eating all the delicious foods, the Greek Food Fest also offers other attractions including the Old World Market, which sells handmade trinkets and treasures from Greece, tours of the Church, and a kid’s area, which contains many fun activities like face painting, candy walk, jump houses, and a rock climbing wall.

This Greek food festival is a wonderful event for the whole family, and will provide many cherished memories for the years to come.