Other entertainment, events and arts this weekend:
FUN: Pulaski County Fair
The PBJ Happee Days Shows Carnival, rides, games, petting zoo, novelty vendors, adult food, soft and drinks are all part of the second annual event. Pulaski County Fairfrom 5:30 pm to 11:00 pm today-Friday and from noon to 11:00 pm Saturday-Sunday at North Little Rock’s Riverfront Park, 120 Riverfront Drive, on the banks of the Arkansas River.
◼️ “Hip Hop Night” tonight including hip hop street dance battle at 7pm (registration 5:30pm to 6:30pm) plus breakdance, Krump and All-Styles performances.
◼️ Friday, Rock and Blues Night with Monsterboy Lives starting at 5:00 pm, followed by Chad Marshall Trio at 6, John Calvin Brewer at 7, and Mojo Depot headliner at 8:15.
◼️ Saturday, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, My Voice Matters in Arkansas talent show, followed by country and bluegrass performances: Ten Penny Gypsy at 4:00 pm, then Pamela Hopkins at 5:00 pm, at 6: The Gravel. Yard, at 7:15 by the Eli Adams Band and at 8:30 by Corey Jackson.
◼️ Sunday gospel music from 1pm to 3pm followed by Hispanic Heritage Night with DJ Oscar Jimenez opening at 5pm and returning at 7:30pm; Ballet Quetsali at 6 and 7 years old; Mariachi Arriero at 6:15; and PM Gauyuver’z Musical at 8.
Admission is $5, free for children under 12. Wristbands for all-day passes cost $25; single trip tickets cost $1 (3-7 trip tickets depending on the trip). A portion of the proceeds goes to North Little Rock parks and recreation. Visit thepulaskicountyfair.com.
spa city dinosaurs
“Dinosaur Expedition: Rise of the Mammals”. An interactive exhibit celebrating “the world of dinosaurs in their prime and the cataclysmic event that may have led to their extinction and the emergence of our own species,” according to Diana LaFollette, executive director of the Mid-American Science Museum, opens Saturday. at the museum, 500 Mid America Boulevard, Hot Springs.
Exhibition until Aug. 20, large-scale animatronic dinosaurs and mammals are featured, as well as interactive crates and displays, a full-size T-Rex replica, an interactive geological area and dinosaur fossil excavation, “Event Day Comet Puzzle” and fossil video scanning. station with interactive display. “Think of it as somewhere between the excitement of Jurassic Park and the adventure of Indiana Jones,” says LaFollette.
Museum opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday from 9:00 to 17:00, Sunday from 13:00 to 17:00. Admission is $12, $10 for children 3 to 12, $11 for seniors 65 and over, teachers, and the military. Call (501) 767-3461 or visit midamericamuseum.org.
FOOD: pie for lunch
Little Rock food historian, author, and road warrior Kat Robinson, host of the Emmy-nominated documentary Make Room for Pie; a delicious slice of the natural state” and the Arkansas PBS show “Home Cooking with Kat and Friends”. “is in the spotlight Potluck and Poison Ivy, 18:00 today at The Joint, 301 Main St., North Little Rock. Central Arkansas band The Salty Dogs will provide musical entertainment. Tickets, $35, include dinner. Visit potlucandpoisonivy.org/buy-tickets.