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This Week in Argenta
This Week in Argenta

Now - April 27: "Last Night at Orabella's" An original comedy by the Main Thing. Performances at The Joint every FRIDAY and SATURDAY at 8 p.m. Admission is $20, reservations are recommended. Tickets can be purchased at The Joint's cabaret theatre, call 501-372-0205, visit www.TheJointInLittleRock.com.

Save the Date - May 1-3, 2013, Arkansas Preservation Conference - Placemaking and the Power of Preservation, Argenta Community Theater, Conference Headquarters. Registration opens soon. In the meantime, book your lodging at the conference hotel-Wyndham Riverfront Little Rock, 2 Riverfront Place, North Little Rock, AR 72114, 501-371-9000. Reservations must be made by 4/10/13 to get special rate of $99 per night, reference Arkansas Preservation Conference when you call. For more information contact: Vanessa McKuin - (501) 372-4757,
VMckuin@PreserveArkansas.org or Patricia Blick - (501) 324-9665 PatriciaB@ArkansasHeritage.org

Now - March 16: "For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights" at Laman Library, Main Branch. Through a compelling mix of photographs, television clips, and other historic
artifacts, For All the World to See traces how images disseminated in popular magazines like LIFE, JET, and EBONY, and real-time events brought into homes via television coverage helped transform public
opinion about racism and racial justice in America. Call 501-758-1720 or visit www.LamanLibrary.org.

March 13: Rock Town Slam at the Arkansas Arts Center Lecture Hall at 7 p.m. Sign up at the door to perform or come and hear the most exciting poets around. Poets are judged on the delivery of written poetry. Poet entry fee: $10; Admission:$5 at the door. Call 501-541-0681.

March 13: Live Entertainment!
The Joint Venture Improv Comedy Troupe performs at The Joint.

March 14: Children's Story Hour, 11 a.m., Argenta Branch of the Laman Library, 506 Main Street, Argenta Arts District, downtown North Little Rock, (501) 687-1061.

March 14: Live Entertainment!
Lyle Dudley plays Benihana.
The Joint hosts 5 Point Cove

March 14: Live at Laman, held monthly every 2nd Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Laman Library Plaza. This month's performance will be by Shannon Wurst. Call 501-758-1720 or visit www.LamanLibrary.org.

March 14: Business of Art at Pulaski Technical College, Main Campus from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Call 501-812-2771.

March 14:  Crush Wine Bar hosts a Spann Vineyards Wine tasting, $10, 5:30-7:30 pm - The wines for the evening: Spann Betsy's Backacher White (600 cases), Spann Chardonnay-Viognier (900 cases), Spann Betsy's Backacher Red, Spann The Classic Four and Spann Mo Zin.
Crush Wine Bar is located at 318 North Main Street, Argenta Arts District, downtown North Little Rock.

March 15: Argenta ArtWalk held the 3rd Friday of each month from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. "Art In Unexpected Places" can be found inside & out of the galleries and businesses along Main Street. For details or to display your artwork, please call 501-993-1234 or visit www.Facebook.com/ArgentaArtWalk.

March 15: Live Entertainment!
Cornerstone Pub & Grill features Interstate Buffalo
Cregeen's Irish Pub hosts Shannon McClung
Reno's Argenta Cafe presents Grace Askew
Lyle Dudley plays Benihana
Last Night at Orabella's (Original comedy by The Main Thing) at The Joint

March 15 - August 31: Captain's Cabin Exhibit at the AR Inland Maritime Museum. The new exhibit will feature photographs, biographies, sea stories from the crew, and personal artifacts from the Commanding Officers. Visitors can also tour the Razorback to view the Captain's Cabin where these men lived while in service on the submarine. The exhibit will open with an event at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum from 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Visit www.AIMM.museum, call 501-371-8320.

March 16: Tail Waggin' Tutors "Read to the Dogs" at 10:30 AM at Argenta Branch of the Laman Library, 506 Main Street, Argenta Arts District, downtown North Little Rock, (501) 687-1061.This program is to provide a relaxed and "dog-friendly" atmosphere, which allows
children to practice their reading skills. It helps build self-esteem by sitting down next to a trained therapy dog and reading to them.

March 16: 14th Annual Rock to North Little Rock St. Patrick's Day Parade begins at 1 p.m. at 3rd and Rock Street in LR; it continues through the River Market, over the Main Street Bridge and ends with Irish Dancing and Music at the Crossroads in front of Creegan's Irish Pub. Sponsored by the NLR Visitors Bureau. Visit www.IrishArkansas.org for details.

March 16: Three Days Grace and Shinedown with special guest POD at Verizon Arena at 7 p.m. Ticket Prices: $35.50 - $52.50. Tickets available at the Arena Box Office 501-975-9000, or through TicketMaster locations, 800-745-3000, visit www.TicketMaster.com.

March 16: Live Entertainment!
Last Night at Orabella's (Original comedy by The Main Thing) at The Joint
Reno's Argenta Cafe features Ashley McBryde
Cornerstone Pub & Grill hosts Se7en Sharp
Cregeen's Irish Pub presents Lucious Spiller
Benihana hosts Lyle Dudley

March 18: Special Art Show featuring art by Special Olympics Athletes and local artists with a silent auction, 5:00pm - 7:00pm at the Thea Foundation, 401 Main Street, Suite 100, Free Admission - Donations Accepted, Wine and Cheese will be served. All Proceeds Benefit Special Olympics of Arkansas.

March 19: "Fit 2 Live" at Laman! - a once-a-month series on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Branch. Learning about nutrition, exercise options, healthy grocery choices, meal planning. For details call 501-758-1720 or visit www.LamanLibrary.org.

March 19: Live Entertainment!
Tales From the South at Starving Artist Cafe
Karaoke Night at Cornerstone Pub & Grill
Open Jazz Jam at The Joint

March 20: Independent Children's Craft Day, 3:00-3:45, Argenta Branch of the Laman Library, 506 Main Street, Argenta Arts District, downtown North Little Rock, (501) 687-1061.

March 20: Live Entertainment!
The Joint Venture Improv Comedy Troupe performs at The Joint.

March 23: 2013 SEC Gymnastics Championship at Verizon Arena. The meet's format will consist of two sessions of four schools each (Seeds 5-8 and Seeds 1-4) with seeding based on regional qualifying score. Tickets available through TicketMaster 800-745-3000, visit www.TicketMaster.com.

March 30-31: Argenta Bead Company hosts a 2-day Beginning Silversmithing Class with David Smith, 10am -5pm (based on progress), $295.00 plus materials fee at class of $30 to $50, call 501.537.0928 - (main line) 501.944.7161 - (shop cell) for more information.

Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame Museum: Located on the west side of Verizon Arena. Open Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Call
501-663-4328 or visit www.ArkSportsHallOfFame.com for more information.

The U.S.S. Razorback Submarine: Visit the USS Razorback (SS 394), a BALAO Class Fleet Submarine located at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum. Ask about Birthday Parties and Group Overnight Stays! Winter Hours: Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sundays 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. CLOSED Monday - Thursday. Visit www.AIMM.museum for details. To schedule a group tour call 501-371-8320 or e-mail: info@AIMM.Museum.