The Argenta Vibe: Scratching the Surface
Chris Kent - ADC Marketing & Development Director
Chris Kent joined the Argenta Downtown Council in January 2017 as the Marketing and Development Director.  Chris has a long history in Argenta.  He most recently served as Secretary on the ADC board and has been a board member for the last three years.  Chris previous served three years as president of the Main Street Argenta Board and has been a board member for the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce.  "My first experience in Argenta was in spring of 1989 during my freshman year of college moving my families business, Star Bolt and Screw Co., to its current location at 5th and Olive.  Through the hard work and dedication of a lot of people, Argenta has come a long way over the years.  I am proud of what we have accomplished and am excited about what the future holds."
 
 
ARGENTA ARTS DISTRICT
 
 
 
During Wind & Rain at ACT
The Argenta Community Theater and the Arkansas Repertory Theater are pleased to announce the world premiere of DURING WIND & RAIN, A Delta Family Album: 1895-1900. The musical drama is based on a true story inspired by the Thomas Hardy poem During Wind and Rain.  It is set in Desha County, Arkansas and is a musical journal of the Joseph Hubbard Jones family, ancestors of Margaret Jones Bolsterli.  The Work covers a period of the Jones family when they are forced to negotiate and overcome the ill effects of a series of hardships.  Both Rice and Bolsterli are personally drawn to this material as Southeast Arkansas Natives, growing up the the Desha County town of Watson.  It is a true window into a bygone southern culture as seen through the viewpoint of one family, emotionally similar to Thornton Wilder's drama, OUR TOWN. During Wind & Rain is written by Arkansas composer Michael Rice and Libretto by Margaret Jones Bolsterli, directed by Judy Trice, and produced by Vincent Insalaco and Judy Kohn Tenenbaum. April 19th -23rd at The Argenta Community Theater, 405 Main Street, North Little Rock.
 
 
DURING WIND & RAIN TICKETS
 
 
 

3rd Friday Argenta Art Walk Features Walkable Galleries

Friday April 21, 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 Come welcome Barry Thomas to the Argenta Arts District! 20% off paintings 24x12 up to 48x48 during art walk. 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 and Jed Jackson, 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! Wine and Beer will be served. 429 Main Street.

Argenta Branch of Laman Library The Argenta Branch Library will have a brand-new exhibit and a meet-the-artist reception. Exhibiting artists for the April Art Walk are printmakers Neal and Tammy Harrington. Neal, the 2013 Delta winner, uses wood cut technique and Tammy uses paper cut technique. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. 420 Main Street.

Core Brewery The Latino Project presents “Downtown Throw Down”. The work of 14 artists with the common theme of fighting. “Downtown Throw Down” will be on display at Core Brewery through May 13.  411 Main Street.

Mugs Café “Outside the Lines”, An Exhibition of Artworks by Nikki Dawes, Kirk Montgomery, Dusty Higgins, and Ron Wolfe. Their work has graced the pages of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette as well as many other publications. Letting their creativity fly, Nikki, Kirk, Dusty and Ron have put together an exhibition of artworks that showcase their talent away from the printed page. “Outside the Lines” runs through May. Refreshments will be served 515 Main Street.

House of Art Real T@lk at The House of Art 8 PM - 11 PM. Real T@lk is a dynamic rapper poet based in Atlanta and from the windy city of Chicago.  Open for the Art walk 5:00-8:00pm.  108 E. 4th Street.

Claytime Pottery Shop and see Argenta’s own pottery studio. 417 Main Street.

Argenta Gallery is proud to present the opening reception of “FACES,” an art exhibit showcasing the art of Stephano Sutherlin and curated by Will Hogg.  The exhibit will include over twenty new pieces that illustrate Stephano’s bold and energetic style. “FACES” will be on display at Argenta Gallery from April 21 through May 15, 2017.  Refreshments will be served. 413 Main Street.

StudioMain- Join us for a reception and exhibition celebrating studioMAIN’s impact in 2016, previewing what is in-the-works for 2017, and honoring those that have made it all possible. Hors d’oeuvres and local beer provided! 5:30-7:30pm, with brief show-and-tell @ 6:00pm. 413 Main Ste. A.

Thea Foundation – North Little Rock High School Senior Exhibition. 401 Main Street Suite 100.

 
 
 
 
 
Argenta Arts Acoustic Music Series
Presents
Konarak Reddy 
Konarak Reddy is a pioneer and legend among music aficionados in India. He is renowned for his finger-style playing, as well as for integrating Hindustani and Carnatic styles of improvisation into his guitar technique. He first studied western classical theory on guitar, and then became proficient on the sarod, which he studied with Gurus Debi Prasad Ghosh and Rajeev Taranath.  Thursday April 20th 7:30pm at the Joint Theater & Coffeehouse 301 Main Street North Little Rock. 
 
 
WATCH KONARAK REDDY
KONARAK REDDY TICKETS
 
 
 
Razorback Baseball at Dickey-Stephens
The Arkansas Razorback baseball team will return to Dickey-Stephens Park on April 19 when it hosts the Memphis Tigers. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. Come early, stay late and enjoy some great food and drinks at our many bars and restaurants. Four Quarter Bar has $2 PBR drafts, $.75 High-life Ponies, and has their full menu available until 1:30 am. Reno's Argenta Cafe has $3 Dos Equis Pints and $4 margaritas. 
 
 
RAZORBACK BASEBALL TICKETS
 
 
 
 
It's Farmer's Market Season!
Dogtown Farmers Market to Open!
Argenta and The Dogtown Farmers Market are happy to announce that the Farmers Market will have its seasonal Grand opening on April 22 at 8am at 410 Main Street North Little Rock. Spring & Fall Hours: Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (April, May, June, September), Summer Hours: Saturdays, 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (July, August).
 
 
DOGTOWN FARMER'S MARKET
 
 
 
Big Brothers Big Sisters Argenta Donation Center Ribbon Cutting
Please join us in welcoming the Big Brothers Big Sisters Donation Center to Argenta on Thursday April 20th.  The ribbon cutting will be at 3:30pm followed by an open house reception with door prizes, food and drink.  700 W. Broadway North Little Rock.
 
 
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS
 
 
 
The Fashion Event
See the season’s newest styles hit the runway while enjoying a one of a kind cocktail, hors d’oeuvres and beer garden or be a special guest in the VIP Lounge! The runway show will feature looks from Arkansas-based designer Linda Rowe Thomas plus many local stores.  Thursday, April 27 at 7-10 PM at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub 201 E. Broadway N. Little Rock. 
 
 
THE FASHION EVENT TICKETS
 
 
 
B Street Rib Off at the Argenta Plaza 
2017 Marks the 9th Annual B Street Rib Off, we hope it's our biggest year yet. On April 29, 2017 we will descend on North Little Rock's Argenta neighborhood to fill the streets with the aroma of hickory and tastes of world-class BBQ. And it will all be done in the name of fighting evil (cancer). As always, all proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society of Central Arkansas.  
 
 
B STREET RIB OFF
 
 
 
Party with a Heart's GNO Dance Party
Let's face it ladies -- we LOVE to dance!!! How many of us actually get the chance to dress up, enjoy a night out with girlfriends, and dance? How many of us would do that if we had a place to go? And what if we could do that and raise money for a good cause? That's why Party with a Heart decided to throw a dance party! and you and all your girlfriends are invited.  All proceeds from Party with a Heart's 2017 events will benefit Literacy Action of Central Arkansas. Date and Time: Saturday, April 29, 2017, 8:00pm-11:00pm.  Location: Argenta Community Theater, 405 Main St. NLR, AR 72114 Ticket Price: $60.00.
 
 
PARTY WITH A HEART
 
 
 
Brews and Barks
Back by popular demand, BREWS and BARKS, a dog-friendly craft beer tasting, has been scheduled for Saturday, April 29th, 2-6pm. Hosted by the Humane Society of Pulaski County and Diamond Bear Brewing Company, the event will take place at Diamond Bear Brewing Company at 600 N. Broadway in North Little Rock.  Tickets $35/ea in advance and $40/ea the day of the event. 
 
 
BREWS AND BARKS TICKETS
 
 
 
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 - Tuesady April 25th 8pm Punch Line Stand up Comedy Open Mic Night; Wednesday April 19th & 26th 8pm The Joint Venture Comedy Improv; Thursday April 27th Comedy Cage Match with Jay Jackson 8pm;  Friday April 21st & Saturday April 22nd 8pm The Main Thing Comedy, "Rough Night at the Remo Room";  Thursday April 20th 7:30 pm Argenta Acoustic Music Series presents Konarak Reddy; Monday April 24th 7pm The Film Society of Little Rock presents "Monday Night Shorts" $8.00.  
Verizon Arena- April 21st Brantley Gilbert, April 22nd Red Hot Chil Peppers, April 23rd Tom Petty, April 26th Boston, April 28th & 29th Monster Jam. May 4th-7th Disney on Ice, June 1st Maxwell, June 5th Brit Floyd. 
Tickets available at  https://www.verizonarena.com/concerts-and-shows/
Argenta Community Theater- April 19th-23rd 7:30 During Wind and Rain, a musical drama.
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 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 - During April, we are partnering with the the Humane Society of Pulaski County for our H.O.P.E. Plate Special! Every Thursday during the month, we will offer a special H.O.P.E. Plate of the day, while supplies last, and a portion of each H.O.P.E. Plate sold will benefit the Humane Society.  Saturday April 29th 2-6pm Brews and Barks, a dog friendly craft beer tasting benefiting the Humane Society of Pulaski County. 

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. Thurs. April 20th Lagunitas 420 Waldo release party with Chris DeClerk, Fri. April 21st Youth Pastor, Sat. April 22nd Weakness for Blondes, Mon. April 24th 9pm The Supersuckers, Fri. April 28th Big Dam Horns, Sat April 29th Cluster Puck, Sun. April 30th 7-10pm Doug Dicharry (Dance Monkey Dance). Fri. May 5th Cinco de Mayo Bash with Henry & The Invisibles, Sat. May 6th The P47’s, Fri. May 12th P.U.S.H. 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 - April 30th Toast and Jams Brunch, May 6th 8pm Chris DeClerk.

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 -  Mondays 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 - pen 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 website below. 

 
 
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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