UPDATE: The food truck festival on Thursday was moved to Sunday because of weather.
Get a real taste for what enterprising Arkansans can dish up at the eighth Main Street Food Truck Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday in downtown Little Rock. More than 60 food trucks will serve everything from barbecue to vegetarian treats along Main Street, blocked off from Third to Ninth streets, and Capitol Avenue, from Main to Spring streets. Add in beer gardens, crafts, a vendor marketplace, music, games and animals from Heifer Village. The 2018 Arkansas State Criterium Championships -- a speed-focused cycling event -- takes place at the southern end of the festival perimeter. Admission is free; food and drink, of course, and other vendor goods cost money. Call (501) 375-0121 or visit mainstreetfoodtrucks.com. See story on Page 4E.
Artists and fans will converge, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, upon the Statehouse Convention Center, Markham and Main streets, Little Rock, for a weekend of panels, cosplay and signings at the Arkansas Comic Con. Guests will include Star Wars actors Tim Rose and Richard Oldfield, Power Rangers Jason David Frank and Johnny Yong Bosch and artist Paris Cullins. Tickets in advance are $20 per day, $30 for the weekend, $20 for weekend military passes, $5 for youngsters 2-8. Same-day admission: $25 per day; weekend passes are $40, $25 for the military. Visit arkansascomiccon.com.
Johnny Mathis, smooth-voiced singer of songs including "Chances Are" and "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late," will perform popular tunes and personal favorites at Little Rock's Robinson Center Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $42-$128. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Comedian and radio host Bobby Bones, on his "Red Hoodie Comedy Tour," tells stories about growing up in rural Arkansas, 8 p.m. Friday, Robinson Center Performance Hall, 426 W. Markham St. at Broadway, Little Rock. Also on the bill: country singer Lauren Duski. Tickets are $33.50; $83.50 gets you VIP prime seating and a pre-show meet-and-greet. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit Ticketmaster.com.
Area chefs, artists, entrepreneurs and other creative types will come together for the new Little Rock Night Market, 5-9:30 p.m. Friday (with a sequel Oct. 5) at Bernice Garden, 1401 S. Main St., Little Rock. It's a platform to encourage shoppers to buy local. Admission is free. Visit littlerocknightmarket.com.
"On My Mind: The Natural State" -- an exhibit of recent landscape paintings by Washington artist Barry D. Lindley -- goes on display with a reception, 6-8 p.m. Friday, with a gallery talk at 2 p.m. Saturday, at Cantrell Gallery, 8208 Cantrell Road, Little Rock. The exhibit will be up through Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday or by appointment. Admission to exhibit and reception is free. Call (501) 224-1335, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit cantrellgallery.com.
When the owner of a run-down, small-town Florida bar brings in a B-level drag show to replace him, an impoverished young Elvis impersonator finds that he has a whole lot to learn about show business -- and himself -- in The Legend of Georgia McBride by Matthew Lopez, 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and Sept. 13-15 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Sept. 16 at the Studio Theatre, 320 W. Seventh St., Little Rock. Tickets are $20, $15 for students, senior citizens (65-plus) and military. Call (501) 374-2615 or visit studiotheatrelr.com or centralarkansastickets.com.
Students in the Arkansas Repertory Theatre's education classes take the mainstage at 601 Main St., Little Rock, for the third annual Student Cabaret, 3 p.m. Sunday. Doors open at 2:30. Tickets are $15, $10 for students; all proceeds benefit the Education Department Scholarship Fund. Call (501) 378-0405 or visit tickets.therep.org.
Celtic musicians Ashley Davis and Cormac de Barra perform for a Little Rock Folk Club concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Hibernia Irish Tavern, 9700 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock. Tickets are $15, $10 for military (with ID), $8 for students (with ID), free for accompanied children 12 and younger. Call (501) 663-0634 or visit littlerockfolkclub.org. See Music Scene on Page 5E.
The Plantation Agriculture Museum, U.S. 165 and Arkansas 161 in Scott, will sputter, rattle and roar during its annual Antique Tractor and Engine Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Owners of pre-1960s tractors and engines will have their prized possessions at the museum, where guests can see how the machines work. Admission is free. Call (501) 961-1409 or visit arkansasstateparks.com.
Weekend on 09/06/2018
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