AY Weekend Planner: Oct. 19-22

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Little Rock, Ark.-

5th Annual Fountain Fest at the Arkansas Arts Center

Thursday evening from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

501 East 9th Street, Little Rock, AR, 72202

Tickets are $25

This event is a fundraiser to support efforts to expand the Arkansas Arts Center Collection and “provide exceptional programming for young professionals in Little Rock”

The highlight is the reveal of a surprise installation in the fountain in front of the Arts Center.

There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres by Canvas restaurant

Beer by Lost Forty Brewing and Stone’s Throw Brewing and cocktails by Roxor Gin. 

Local duo Luke Johnson and Brian Nahlen will provide music. 

Museum School instructors and students will assist with a variety of art-making activities and Children’s Theatre company members will provide a shadow puppet photo booth.

Boo at the Zoo Adult Night

The best adult Halloween party in town kicks off with Adult night on Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

1 Zoo Drive, Little Rock, AR, 72205

$25 for Zoo members, $30 for non-members

Boo Adult Night allows those 21 and older to enjoy all the fun of Boo at the Zoo in an adults-only environment.

Guests trick-or-treat for fun libations and candy and enjoy haunted attractions such as the Haunted Train, Haunted House, rides, games and other more.

There is even a costume contest at the amphitheater stage. 

Live music will keep your feet moving and food trucks will have food available for purchase.

2017 Arkansas Cornbread Festival is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

At the South Main Street Commercial Historic District

Tasting Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the festival.

VIP tickets are $50

Amateur and professional cornbread entries and side dishes are judged by everyone with a tasting ticket as well as a panel of celebrity judges — with the winners of both categories winning $1,000.

Ticket proceeds benefit the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and South Main St.

Along South Main, vendors display and sell Arkansas art, handmade crafts, clothes, jewelry, home furnishings, locally produced food and gifts of all sorts.

Food trucks will also be on hand. It is a festival that truly exemplifies Southern tradition. For details go to arkansascornbreadfestival.com

Bruno Mars performs in North Little Rock at Verizon Arena Sunday at 8 p.m.

R&B, funk and soul singer-songwriter Bruno Mars is on his 24K Magic Tour in support of his third studio album, “24K Magic.”

Mars is known for hits such as “Uptown Funk,” “Grenade, “Just the Way You Are” and “The Lazy Song”

Tickets range from $56.10 – $144

For complete weekend planner details, visit AYmag.com.

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