Getting Outside

Sterling Market, a popular East Village food hall, is celebrating the grand opening of its new outdoor dining area, The Alley, this week with a weekend full of activities. 

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Discover the transformative power of art at Brandon House! This nonprofit community-based organization empowers underserved youth and emerging artists through creative education, career development, and cultural events. Their youth programs are licensed by the AR Department of Human Services to uplift Arkansas youth and arts. Check out their upcoming events here.

Restaurant News

Sterling Market Celebrates Opening of New Outdoor Dining Space Called The Alley

Sterling Market

Sterling Market, a popular East Village food hall, is celebrating the grand opening of its new outdoor dining area, The Alley, this week with a weekend full of activities

  • Something for everyone: Live music from Emily Fenton, Isaac Alexander, a weekend brunch and a Razorback football watch party will be just some of the exciting festivities. 

Check out their website for more information HERE

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Ballet Arkansas Celebrates 45 Years with Nutcracker Spectacular

Ballet Arkansas

Experience Ballet Arkansas's 45th Anniversary Nutcracker Spectacular with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra at Robinson Center, Dec. 8-10th.

  • Tis the Season: The Nutcracker Spectacular is the largest holiday production in Arkansas and 3rd largest tourism event in the Rock. Set to Tchaikovsky's paramount score, the production will feature live music by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and a cast and crew of nearly 400.

  • Nut Cracking Boutique: This year’s performances will feature partial updates to choreography, sets, and costumes as well as the Ballet’s official Nutcracker Boutique found in the lower lobby with each performance. There will be four performances over a three day span of Dec. 8-10th.

Learn more about the holiday production and find tickets HERE.

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Veteran-Owned Small Business Accelerator Launches at The Venture Center in Arkansas

Little Rock Daily

The Venture Center in Little Rock announced its inaugural Veteran-Owned Small Business Accelerator (VOSBA) cohort on its ten-year anniversary. 

  • Purposeful: The program is intended to foster veteran entrepreneurship in Arkansas through mentorship, specialized resources, and a presentation to potential investors at the end of the program. 

  • Impressive impact: The Venture Center has seen success with the 85% of its companies either still operating or having been acquired, plus over $2.5B in total investment capital raised

Read more on the program from TB&P HERE


Little Rock Community Unites for "Anyone Can" Food Drive for November

Little Rock Fire Department

The City of Little Rock is holding its "Anyone Can" food drive this November, and they need your help! 

  • What’s needed? Nonperishable items such as peanut butter, pasta, beans, and rice as well as canned vegetables and fruit. Can openers are also in need! 

  • Where to donate? Donations can be dropped off at 21 Little Rock Fire Stations through November 30th! 

Read more about the food drive from KATV HERE.

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In other news…

  • Splish, splash: Conway is breaking ground on a unique $35M Aquatics Center featuring a community pool, café, tennis and pickleball courts, volleyball, gym, party rooms, and a lazy river, set to open by summer 2025.

  • Consolidating: The Little Rock School District Board voted to move students from West High School of Innovation to Hall STEAM Magnet High School during $15 million budget cuts, with concerns about educational continuity and staffing.

  • Cougar sighting: Arkansas officials confirmed a rare mountain lion sighting in the state's remote southwest region, emphasizing the species' reclusive nature and rare presence since 1920.