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Ten things to do this weekend in central Arkansas



Little Rock, Arkansas – With many people’s return to school just around the corner, this weekend is packed with events for both kids and adults, including concerts and other entertainment.

Heavy metal bands from three different continents, including Chepang from Nepal, Bandit from Philadelphia, and Decultivate from the Czech Republic, as well as local acts Mammoth Caravan and BLAST, will perform at Vino’s Brew Pub on Friday. Tickets cost $15 and the show starts at 7.

The Emo Night Tour will also be performing at The Hall on Friday; tickets start at $15, and the performance begins at 8 p.m. for those who want to sing along to their favorite emo and pop punk hits.

From 8:20 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, you may begin your day at the Little Rock Zoo by enjoying Breakfast with a Twist and learning about lions. Beginning at 9 a.m., you may join the zoo in celebrating World Elephant Day with Babe, Sophie, and Zina, three Asian elephants.

The second annual Arkansas Vinyl Convention, where you can find a ton of vinyl records, cassettes, CDs, shirts, and much more, will take place at the Benton Event Center on Saturday morning. The convention’s hours are 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and admission is $6.

Sam Da Barber is hosting the Back-to-School Cut-A-Thon at Jacksonville Middle School for those getting ready for the start of the new school year. From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., kids of school age can get haircuts and braid styles, as well as enjoy snacks, jump ropes, music, and other activities.

at Jacksonville Middle School as well Baptist Health will host its Back-to-School Immunization program on Saturday in the afternoon. the first 50 children to receive vaccination Additionally, from 12 to 3 p.m., grab a free backpack filled with school essentials.

TAC Wrestling’s Break Stuff will be held at Vino’s Brew Pub on Saturday night. Heavy metal, pizza, and professional wrestling are all celebrated at the occasion. After the show, there will be a DJ spinning early 2000s heavy metal songs, a strap match, and a dog collar match.

On their Let The Bad Times Roll 2023 tour, pop-punk stalwarts Simple Plan and Sum 41 will play for alt-rock/punk superstars The Offspring in Little Rock’s Simmons Bank Arena on Saturday night. The show begins at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $29.50.

Arkansas Book and Paper Show 38 will take place in Jacksonville Community Center on Saturday and Sunday. You can visit dealers from all around the area offering unique, rare, and autographed books as well as other items for as little as $2 in admission fees. On Saturday, the show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday, it runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tiger cubs Kae, Zoya, and Sundari will celebrate their first birthday at the Little Rock Zoo on Sunday morning. The zoo is open from 9 am to 4 pm and admission is $12.95.

Visit our Local Events calendar to stay up to date on everything going on in the Natural State.

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