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Events are free unless

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Next week

Super Quiz: Backgammon, Bingo, Blackjack and Bridge

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1. What point count is the target in blackjack?

THE WEEKEND TEN

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1 FASHION Little Rock Fashion Week continues through Saturday with two major events at the Statehouse Convention Center, Markham and Main streets, Little Rock: “Brandon D. Campbell Presents Bare,” billed as “the first-ever natural fashion show … celebrating beauty and the skin you’re in,” 7 p.m. Friday (doors open at 6, tickets are $30), and “Big Night,” 7 p.m. Saturday, new fall/winter collections by top fashion labels (doors open at 6, “black and white gala style attire,” tickets are $55 VIP, includes appetizers, swag bag and seating closer to the runway; $40 general admission).

Getting piggy in Bentonville

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If you haven't been here recently (or at all), you might be surprised at how much Arkansas' 10th largest city resembles a leafy Sonoma Valley wine village, particularly in the area immediately around the downtown that marks ground zero for the planet's largest employer.

Calendar

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Events are free unless otherwise noted. Art & Exhibits Central Arkansas ARGENTA ART WALK 5-8 p.m. third Friday of the month, downtown North Little Rock. Music, art, food. (501) 993-1234.

Fast forward

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Next week Float: Creative and (hopefully) seaworthy watercraft will compete for Pride of the Fleet and try to avoid the Titanic Award at the annual World Championship Cardboard Boat Races, 10 a.m. July 26 at Sandy Beach in Heber Springs.

The TV Column: Grown-ups get four new titillating shows to test

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A quadruple whammy of adult-oriented entertainment debuts this evening. They'll either be welcomed as refreshing, envelope-pushing new series, or condemned as further evidence that TV has descended into the soul-sucking abyss of trash, crudity and degradation.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

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Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Drawing Invitational A 6 p.m. lecture and a 6:30-8:30 p.m. member reception mark today's opening of the "12th National Drawing Invitational: Outside the Lines" exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center in MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets, Little Rock.

Music: Milwaukee-named band fermented in Austin

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What Made Milwaukee Famous did not, in fact, make Milwaukee famous, as it turns out, since the band with that name is from Austin, Texas.

Music Scene: Bridgit Mendler, Indie Music Night to be onstage

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Bridgit Mendler, a young Disney star, will perform at Magic Springs in concert Saturday night.

Clintons inspire not one but two NY stage musicals

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As Hillary Rodham Clinton contemplates another run for the presidency in 2016, she has written a book (Hard Choices), delivered upbeat paid speeches to trade groups ("Leadership is a team sport") and pitched in at her family's foundation. Now she can add another line to her resume: musical theater muse.

Are We There Yet?: 'The King (snake)' greets Lake Catherine visitors

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If you've never held a snake, a good place to start is by handling Elvis at Lake Catherine State Park.

TRANSITIONS

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Rocket 21, once of Hillcrest and now inside the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel, 2 Riverfront Place, North Little Rock, sent out an email blast to its customers sadly saying that the restaurant has stopped serving dinner and transferred most of its menu items to the Riverfront Steakhouse in the same hotel, leading management to now tout "two great menus in one location."

Selected restaurants

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Weekly theme listings reflect a range of dining possibilities in central Arkansas, across a spectrum of settings and price ranges. To read recent restaurant reviews in their entirety, visit arkansasonline.com/restaurants.

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