Argenta Downtown Council
10th Annual Luncheon
The Argenta Downtown Council will hold it's 10th Annual Luncheon on June 1st from 11:30am - 1:00pm at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub at 201 Broadway, NLR.  The ADC provides an environment for citizens and visitors to enjoy and experience the amenities of the Argenta Arts District.  The ADC is recognized as a leader, advocate and resource in assuring the Argenta Arts District is a safe, clean, green and vital place.  Tab Townsell, the Executive Director of Metroplan will be our keynote speaker.  Metroplan serves as the regional voice on issues affecting Central Arkansas, develops transportation plans required by federal law, and convenes stakeholders to deal with common environmental issues.   Please consider supporting our downtown council's future by investing in our luncheon as a sponsor.  Contact Donna Hardcastle at dhardcastle@argentadc.org or 501-993-1234 for tickets, tables sponsors, and other sponsorship opportunities. 
 
 
ARGENTA ARTS DISTRICT
 
 
 
Argenta Arts Acoustic Music
Presents Clive Carroll
Guitar phenomenon Clive Carroll’s masterful compositions, coupled with his versatility and unparalleled technical virtuosity, have rendered him one of today’s most admired and respected guitarists. Born in England, Clive began his musical journey in Chelmsford, Essex. By his early teens, guitar in hand, Clive was traversing the worlds of soul, pop, funk and traditional Irish music, balancing his affinity for Slayer with the etudes of Tárrega. This breadth of musical curiosity was to become one of his strengths; even as a child Clive was as comfortable accompanying a group of folk singers as he was jamming along to Nirvana or performing standards with the Essex Youth Orchestra. Clive has established himself as one of the world’s premier acoustic guitar players. He has toured across Europe, Australia, the Middle East and North America, garnering praise for his sublime performances of everything from 16th and 17th century lute music to Jazz standards, Blues, Irish reels and his own groundbreaking compositions. Thursday May 18th 7:30 pm at The Joint Theater & Coffee House 301 Main St. N. LIttle Rock. Clive Carroll Mississippi Blues on you tube.
 
 
ARGENTA ARTS ACOUSTIC MUSIC SERIES
 
 
 
Legends in Argenta
Saturday, May 20th
The Argenta Plaza 520 Main St. N. Little Rock. The music will begin at 6:00pm and roll on through the evening until 11:00pm. The Arkansas Brewers Guild will be present with brewers from around the state to provide a great selection of Arkansas beer. Make your plans now to bring the family out for for an all-Arkasnas kind of good time. There will be live music, food trucks, and local shopping with art/craft vendors. Tickets will be $5 per adult at the gate. Kids 12 and under are always FREE! Legends in Argenta is a promotional event to promote our main event which is Legends of Arkansas coming September 16th to the North Shore Riverwalk right here in North Little Rock! 100% of the proceeds from Legends of Arkansas will go to The Van. 
 
 
LEGENDS IN ARGENTA
 
 
 
3rd Friday Argenta Art Walk Features Walkable Galleries
Friday May , 19th 5-8 p.m.
Walk and shop our galleries and have dinner in one of our chef-driven restaurants. Browse, buy, eat, drink and be merry!
 
 
 
 

Barry Thomas Fine Art & Studio - Spring is in the air! Enjoy a fantastic Friday evening for Argenta Art Walk with a visit to Barry Thomas Fine Art & Studio to view a collection of gorgeous oil paintings and take advantage of the Spring Sale. There will be markdowns of up to 50% throughout the gallery. If you have ever wanted to own a "Barry Thomas” this is YOUR Opportunity! Continue your gallery walk to the 700 block it will be well worth it! Refreshments will be served. 711 Main Street.

Greg Thompson Fine Art- Proudly presents their Spring Exhibition. This exciting exhibition will feature work by two new artists to the gallery, Alan Gerson, from New Orleans, and Jed Jackson, from Memphis, along with some of the most important Southern artists both past and present in the Southern art genre. New works on display by 20th century masters Carroll Cloar, Dale Nichols, Walter Anderson and Thomas Hart Benton will hang alongside the latest works by 21st century artists William Dunlap, Dolores Justus, Darrell Berry, Pinkney Herbert, Sammy Peters, Edward Rice, Kendall Stallings, Glennray Tutor, Donald Roller Wilson and more! Greg Thompson Fine Art, established in 1995 is one of the top art galleries in the country. Wine and Beer will be served. 429 Main Street.

Argenta Branch of Laman Library- The exhibit for the May 19th Art Walk will be photographs by Sabine Schmidt and Don House with poetry by Sy Hoahwah. The title of the show is “We’re Not Telling You Everything: Words and Images from the Wichita Mountains”. Opening reception will be Friday, May 19th with a walkthrough and poetry reading Saturday, May 20, 12pm – 1pm. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. 420 Main Street

Core Brewery-The Latino Art Project of North Little Rock, Arkansas is proud to present “Faces by Chalino,” an art exhibition showcasing the art of Luis “Chilino” Atilano. Luis was born in Michoacán, Mexico and immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of two.  Luis and his wife Jessica live, with their four children, in Sherwood, Arkansas.  Luis has love for popular culture, both Latino and American, and this is reflected in his style of Pop Art. “Faces by Chalino” will be on display from May 19th through July 15th.  Core Brewery is located at 411 Main Street.

Mugs Café- Will exhibit “Nightflyers”, an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Greg Lahti and Robert Bean. Life doesn’t slow down when the sun goes down! Join Greg Lahti and Robert Bean as they present a series of paintings and drawings that examine the stories and images of night life. Greg’s colorful and beautifully rendered paintings capture both the exciting and the subtle relationships found after dark. Robert’s black and white line drawings seek to capture the manic energy that is often found under the artificial lights of bars and restaurants in the late hours. Join us as we take a trip through the city under the blanket of night! Refreshments will be served 515 Main Street.

House of Art- The Gallery is being renovated and will reopen for a future art walk. 108 E. 4th Street

Claytime Potteryhas new pieces from Gailen Hudson from Springdale, new barrel fired pieces from Larry Pennington and a collection of coffee mugs. 15% off all pottery during art walk. 417 Main Street.

StudioMain- Get in early on the planning and contribute to studioMAIN’s next Pop up in the Rock, “Pop Up Argenta!” Hors d’oeuvres and local beer provided! 413 Main Ste. A

S.W.A.G. (Southern Women Artisans Guild – SWAG will be hosting the LFAR (Local First Arkansas) Social Hour during Art Walk.  Come by and meet other local business owners and check out the renovations forced by the recent flooding. 606 N. Olive.

Thea Foundation The gallery is being renovated and is under construction and will be closed until the August Art Walk.

 
 
 
ACTING UP REGISTRATION
 
 
 
Fine Tex-Mex Comedy Tour
Argenta Community Theater
The TEX-MEX Comedy Tour features two nationally known comedians, William Lee Martin & Alex Reymundo. These two artists share a combined 50 years of delivering laughter across the USA, overseas on Television, DVD, Radio & social media platforms with a reach of over 500k. Friday May 19th & Saturday May 20th.  Doors open 6:30 PM Show starts at 8 PM.  405 Main Street NLR.
 
 
TICKETS FOR FINE TEX MEX COMEDY
 
 
 
Cregeen's Tequila Dinner
Friday May 19th 6:30 PM
Cregeen's Irish Pub would like to invite you to a special Patron sponsored tequila dinner in their private dinning room..  Learn about the full patron lineup as they pair them with a fine meal.  Cregeen's will greet you with an opening cocktail, then present a private dinner as Spirit Expert Johnny Maddox educates you about the nuances of fine tequila.   Appetizers, main course, dessert and maybe even a few surprises are in store. See the bartender or call (501)-376-PINT for tickets.  $40.00 and $35 for Cregeen's Whiskey Club Members.  301 Main Street. 
 
 
CREGEEN'S IRISH PUB
 
 
 
Potluck & Poison Ivy 
Kickoff Show
Join us May 25th 6pm at The Joint Theater & Coffee House for the first Potluck & Poison Ivy Show. Potluck and Poison Ivy is produced by Paula Martin, an award winning producer who previously created and produced the Tales From The South Radio Show which aired on NPR for 10 years. Potluck & Poison Ivy will be a regular monthly show on the 4th Thursday of each month, so mark your calendars. This first event is a fundraiser for the ACANSA Arts Festival.  Tickets are $100.00 and will feature live music by Heather Smith and the PAPI band and storytellers Kevin Kresse, Tyler Thompson and Susan Elder. 
 
 
POTLUCK & POISON IVY
 
 
 
 
Argenta Reading Series
High School Writing Contest
Congratulations to our finalists of the Argenta Reading Series High School Writing Contest; Haley McDaniel of Valley View High School, Britney Graves of Bryant High School, Gaylee Spurlock of Valley View High School and Bradi Matlock of Har-Ber High School. These finalists will read their work in front of a live audience to determine the winner of the $1,000 scholarship. The writing contest is made possible through a partnership with the William F. Laman Public Library. Saturday May 27th Argenta United Methodist Church 421 Main Street. Musical Performance 6:30 PM and Readings 7:00 PM.
 
 
ARGENTA READING SERIES
 
 
 
The Main Thing’s
Rough Night at the Remo Room 
ROUGH NIGHT AT THE REMO ROOM – In this 2-act original comedy, big city problems have made their way to Dumpster, Arkansas – crime, drugs, and even a homeless man! To make matters worse, the unintelligible Doc Moore is trying to deliver urgent news, but no one can understand him. Meanwhile, Lou lies like crazy to land the Singing Fertle Family a gig at a local nightclub, forcing them to live up to his outrageous claims. Rough Night At The Remo Room will open March 31, and run through June 17, 2017, with performances every Friday and Saturday at 8:00. The Joint’s cabaret theater offers cocktails, craft beers, wines, European-style coffees, snacks, and desserts at your table throughout the show. Admission is $24, and reservations are recommended. Tickets may be purchased by calling the theater box office at 501-372-0205 or at www.TheJointArgenta.com or at The Joint located at 301 Main St N. Little Rock.
 
 
TICKETS FOR "ROUGH NIGHT"
 
 
 
Downtown Little Rock Partnership Newsletter
Interested in more happenings in the downtown area?  Click the button below to see what our friends south of the river have going on.  Take the scenic trolley ride back and forth across the river!
 
 
DOWNTOWN LITTLE ROCK PARTNERSHIP
 
 
 
Upcoming in Argenta!
The Joint - Tuesday May 23rd & 30th 8pm; Punch Line Stand up Comedy Open Mic Night; Wednesday May 17th, 24th, & 31st 8pm The Joint Venture Comedy Improv; Friday May 19th & Saturday May 20th 8pm The Main Thing Comedy, "Rough Night at the Remo Room"; Thursday May 18th 7:30 pm Argenta Acoustic Music Series presents Clive Carroll; Thursday May 25th 6pm Potluck & Poison Ivy ACANSA fundraiser, Monday May 29th 7pm Film Society of Little Rock presents Monday Night Shorts.
Tickets available at THE JOINT TICKETS 
Verizon Arena- June 1st Maxwell, June 5th Brit Floyd, June 9th Luke Bryan, August 3rd Faith Hill & Tim McGraw, September 16th Janet Jackson, October 22nd Bruno Mars, November 16 Chris Stapleton, December 2nd Joe Bonamassa, January 12th Katy Perry 
Tickets available at  VERIZON ARENA TICKETS
Argenta Community Theater- Friday May 19th & Saturday May 20th 7:30pm Fine Tex Mex Comedy Tour,.
Tickets available at ACT TICKETS
Argenta Attractions - Arkansas Maritime Museum, The Submarine and much more. To check out more of Argenta attractions, Click our website below.
 
 
argentaartsdisctict.org
 
 
 

Argenta Restaurant News!

Arkansas Ale House - Open Tuesday through Sunday 11am-9pm. The bar is open until 10pm Friday and Saturday. Tuesdays 5-9pm BOGO Burgers (buy one get one free) dine in only, Wednesdays Live Trivia with Challenge Entertainment, Thursdays 5-9pm $7.50 HOPE Plate Special, Fridays 5-10pm $5 Flights, Saturdays All Day "HOPPY" Meal $10 - Entree w/side, Beverage and toy, Sundays Beer to go!
Diamond Bear Brewery - Diamond Bear offers public tours of the brewery every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. During the tour we offer samples of our award winning beers to visitors over the age of 21 (and have root beer for those under 21). Current Free Tour Times:Friday: 5 pm Saturday & Sunday: 4 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour starts. Tour includes history, samples and a walk through of the facility.Private groups can be scheduled by calling the brewery at (501)708-2739.
Ristorante Capeo - Refined Italian menu with a long wine list presented in an intimate space with an open kitchen. Open Monday - Thursday 5 pm to 9 pm and Friday and Saturday 5-10 pm. Monday June 12th 6:30 pm three course wine dinner $55.00. Consists of three savory courses paired with three full glasses of wine.  
Renos Argenta Café - Mondays all you can eat wings for $13.95, Tuesday $2 well drinks, Wednesday $1 tacos, $3 Dos Equis Pints & $4 house margaritas. Thursday $6 Big Ass Beers! 
Four Quarter Bar - Open 3 pm - 2 am, Live music @10pm; Fri. May 19th Legends of Argenta Pre Party w/ Mountain Sprout & Big Still River, Sat. May 20th The Creek Rocks, Fri. May 26th The 58 Delrays with Follow the Buzzards, Sat. May 27th The Squarshers. Fri. June 2nd Kris Lager, Sat. June 3rd Cosmotion, Fri. June 9th  Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings, Sat. June 10th Mulehead, Fri. June 16th FreeWorld, Sat. June 17th Objekt 12. Serving Food until 1:30 am. Now open for Brunch every Sunday at noon.
Cregeens Irish Pub- Lively neighborhood tavern with Irish pub grub, whiskey & plenty of beers on tap, plus music shows.
Core Public House - Open Mondays,Tuesdays & Wednesdays 3-9 pm, Thursdays & Fridays 3-9 pm, Saturdays 12-11 pm, Sundays 12 pm-9 pm. Happy Hour 4-6pm $3 non-imperial pints. The kitchen is open until 30 minutes before closing with a with great menu! 
Crush Wine Bar -Tuesdays Happy Hour 4-7 pm and Thursdays Happy Hour all night!
Skinny J's -New American Restaurant.  Live Music Fri. May 19th The Grant Garland Band, Sat. May 20th Ben Byers, Sat. May 27th Brian Mullen. Mon.-Wed. 11am-9pm, Thurs-Sat 11am-10pm, Sun. 10am-9pm. 
Mug's Cafe - a place to “see and be seen”, but don’t confuse Mugs with a Starbucks crowd. And chances are, if you live or work in the area, you’ll recognize a few faces. Now serving Arkansas Craft Beer, featuring a new brewer each month.
Flyway Brewery -  Wed. May 17th 6-8pm Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament benefiting the Lymphomaniac Society, Monday May 30th Game Night 6pmMondays are better at Flyway with Half Off Pretzels and $4 Pints. open daily 4-9 PM. 
Kamikaito by Kiyens - Coming to Argenta at 521 Main Street. It will be an offshoot of the WLR Kiyens Seafood, Steak & Sushi offering similar meals, opening early 2017. Stay Tuned for Opening Date!
Benihana - open Sunday for lunch 11:30am-2:30pm and dinner 5-9pm. Live music every Thursday-Saturday
Riverfront Steakhouse - Live Music Wednesday -Saturday, Early Bird Dinner and Drink Specials Mondays and Wednesdays 5-6 pm
The Joint - Open 7am Tuesday-Friday & 8:30 am Saturday for coffee. See up coming in Argenta for events.
To Check out all of the Argenta Restaurants, click our Argenta Arts District website. 
 
 
argentaartsdistrict.org
 
 
 
Support for the Argenta Arts Foundation is provided, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
 
 
 
 
 
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