Sorry for being late with the monthly events, but – fear not! – there are still plenty of things going on the rest of this month that you won’t want to miss.
Jazz in the Park
Jazz in the Park kicks off its third year this month and is better than ever through a new partnership with Art Porter Music Education! Art Porter Music Education, Inc. (APME) continues its mission of keeping alive the musical legacies of local jazz statesman Art Porter, Sr. and his son, renowned saxophonist Art Porter, Jr.
Performances are Wednesday nights in April from 6pm to 8pm in the History Pavilion in Riverfront Park (in case of rain, the West Pavilion will be the alternate site). The event is completely free, but no coolers are allowed. Beer, wine, soft drinks and water will be available for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit Art Porter Music Education, Inc.’s scholarship fund. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome, and there is some seating in the natural stone amphitheater at the History Pavilion.
The scheduled artists are – April 8, Jazz R Us; April 15, New Era Jazz Project; April 22, Stellar Way; and April 29, John Burnette Band.
Central Arkansas Astronomical Society
Interested in celestial bodies? Want to see them up close and personal? Drop in on the next meeting of the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society!
Farmers Markets Around the State
Hot Springs Gumbo & Crawfish Fest
Paranormal Support Group of Central Arkansas
Interested in the paranormal? Do you have stories to share or questions to ask? Do you want to learn more about local spirits who are still seen and/or heard? Then this meeting is one you’ll want to attend! Arkansas Ghost Catchers is hosting the Paranormal Support Group meeting at the MacArthur Military Museum, on Sunday April 12 from 2 – 4pm.
Ever wonder what that creak was in the middle of the night, or heard your name whispered when you walked by an empty room? This is the place to come to have those questions answered!
EtsyFest#15 is here!
In the last weeks of April 2011, a small group of Little Rock Etsy shop owners created a new Etsy Team called Etsy Little Rock. Since that time, this small and diligent group of artists have been working together to lay a foundation for a thriving, local Etsy community. This group has since met regularly to put their ideas/talents together to create event/sales opportunities for current Etsy sellers and artists alike.
April 25, 2015 is the BIG DAY! EtsyFest#15 will be held from 11am to 6pm on Kavanaugh in Hillcrest between Spruce and Walnut Streets. Check out their Facebook page for info on some of the vendors who will be there – I think there are 100? Plus food trucks and live music – what more could you ask for?? It’s The Place To Be on April 25. Period.
Other Events in April
April 15 Tax Deadline… but we all know this already, right?
April 22 is Earth Day… and Administrative Professionals Day…
April 23 is National Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day. That’s always fun. LOL!
And April 24 is Arbor Day – certainly a day we Arkansans should appreciate. We have such beautiful forests and state parks. Why not visit an Arkansas State Park that weekend? Awesome idea!