Looking for something to do this weekend? We've got you covered! Every week we look for entertainment options for you and your family. There is always something going on in the River Valley! We never claim to have a COMPLETE list, but here are several great ideas. You're sure to find one that's perfect for you! If there's something you would like us to add to the list, please let us know!

Have a blessed weekend!


Friday, July 27, 2018


Free Movie & Popcorn- Loving Vincent (PG-13)

Friday, July 27, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Pope County Library System, 116 E 3rd St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801

On the 27th of July in 1890 a gaunt figure stumbled down a drowsy high street at twilight in the small French country town of Auvers.
The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly. This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now the most famous artist in the world. His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot. Loving Vincent tells that story.

Loving Vincent brings the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil painting, hand-painted by 125 professional oil painters who travelled across the world to the Loving Vincent studios in Poland and Greece to be a part of the production. As remarkable as Vincent's brilliant paintings is his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious death. LOVING VINCENT was first shot as a live action film with actors, and then hand-painted over frame-by-frame in oils. The final effect is the interaction of the performance of the actors playing Vincent's famous portraits, and the performance of the painting animators, bringing these characters into the medium of paint.


WillPower Method Workshop + Class Breakdown

Friday, July 27, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sole2Soul, 212 W Main St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Cost: $10.00

Deepen your willpower practice by coming to our class format & exercise breakdown. Nikki will take students through every pose, explain the benefits & perfect each pose!  Repetitions produce results.  Strong from the ground up! 🖤👣 Join us for our first ever WillPower workshop!


Barrett Baber at Front Street Grill

Friday, July 27, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 12:00 a.m.
Front Street Grill, 115 S Front St, Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834
Hosted by Front Street Grill and Barrett Baber
Cost: $10.00

Barrett Baber with special guest Jason Campbell at Front Street Grill Friday July 27th. This will be an indoor show so tickets are limited get them now while available! $10 http://fsgrill.com/tc-events/barret-baber/ 
Singer / Songwriter Barrett Baber gave millions of viewers an unforgettable introduction to a rising new artist and entertainer on the country music scene when he appeared on Season 9 of The Voice. Baber consistently delivered powerful performances captivating audiences. When the dust settled, the engaging performer from Arkansas finished in 3rd place overall logging weekly top 10 iTunes performances and a #1 Billboard Music Charts single with his reinvented cover of the Country classic "I'd Just Love To Lay You Down." Speaking of Baber, Blake Shelton said, "Barrett sounds like no one else on country radio. He can be a star in country music.” On the heals of a successful US tour, Baber’s full-length album A Room Full Of Fighters debuted in the top 10 on iTunes Top 100 Album Charts, and was featured in Walmart Super Centers nationwide as part of Coca-Cola's Summer campaign in 2017. Baber released the single "Fight On" in April of 2018 and is currently working on a new recording project tentatively set for release in early 2019.


Stroll Thru the Decades - CELLO ROCK by Shari Luter

Friday, July 27, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Big Cuppa, 205 E Broadway, Morrilton, Arkansas 72110

If you missed Cello Rock here is your chance to STROLL THRU THE DECADES! Shari Luter will take the classics from each decade and Cello-ize them! Just like last time, we will seat early and make all the blender drinks prior to the start of the show and then limit sales to non-noisy items. That worked wonderfully last time and everyone was able to really enjoy the music.


Charlotte's Web

Friday, July 27, 2018 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, July 27, 2018 at 7:00; Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Rialto Community Arts Center, 213 E Broadway St, Morrilton, Arkansas 72110
Cost: $5.00 / $10.00

In this beloved story adapted by Joseph Robinette based on the literary classic by, E. B. White tells the memorable story of Wilbur, a little pig who becomes famous with the help of his clever friend Charlotte and their chatty animal neighbors. As the runt of the litter, Wilbur struggles to survive from the very beginning. Fern begs her father, Mr. Arable, to raise Wilbur and nurse him to health. Fern succeeds and Wilbur moves to Zuckerman Farm, where he learns the true meaning of friendship from the wise gray spider Charlotte. When it becomes apparent that Wilbur is being well fed for a reason, Charlotte and Wilbur are determined to foil Mr. Zuckerman’s plans. With the help of Charlotte and her “terrific” webs, Templeton the rat, and other barnyard friends, Wilbur becomes the prize-winning pig of the County Fair and the most famous pig ever. Lessons of friendship, loyalty, and truth bind this story together and shows that friends come in all shapes and sizes. Join the Rialto Players July 26 thru July 29 as we bring you into the world of Charlotte's Web.



Back to School Fun Night

Friday, July 27, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Russellville Dance and Gymnastic Center, 1405 S Oswego Ave, Russellville, Arkansas 72802

Come to the Back to School Fun Night at RDGC !
Visitors and Friends welcome. We will be serving drinks, pizza, dessert, and FUN !


Saturday, July 28, 2018


Music Downtown at Sundown July Concert

Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Main Street Russellville, 320 W C St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801

 Dazz & Brie and Hannah Blaylock perform at this FREE Concert at Depot Park!




Sensory Play Time

Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
 Pope County Library System, 116 E 3rd St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801

An inclusive and interactive play time for children with special needs, filled with sensory play and socialization. The program is held privately next door to the library in Heritage Hall. Registration is required. Please contact Melanie Goad at (479) 968-4368 or [email protected] to register and discuss your child's needs.


Exploration Station - The Ocean

Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Pope County Library System, 116 E 3rd St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801

An ocean themed story time followed by sensory play with ocean specimens (coral, anemones, puffer fish, star fish, sand dollars, etc.), water, and moon sand. Come explore the ocean with us.

Be prepared for a mess! This program is open to 2-12 year olds, siblings, and families. No registration is required.



Neighbor's Table

Saturday, July 28, 2018 11:30 a.m.
All Saints' Episcopal Church Russellville AR, 501 S Phoenix Ave, Russellville

All are welcome to attend this no pressure, no questions asked free lunch. Doors open at 11:30am. Fresh coffee is served and then lunch is served at 12pm to 1pm.

In addition to the wholesome and delicious hot FREE LUNCH served two other offerings for our Neighbors are now available: Guests who come for lunch can now pick up a sack lunch to take with them and have a second free meal; and, after lunch, there are usually “take-outs” available (and, as always, generous portions of “seconds” are served before dessert.)

Also, the clergy and people of All Saints’ have begun a new “Loaves and Fishes” ministry, with Sunday morning offerings at the altar now including necessities like cereal, peanut butter, shelf-stable milk, toilet paper, toiletries, hand soap, and detergent. The available items gifted each Sunday will be distributed on the following Saturday to Neighbors Table guests after the meal.


Public Auction - Trash & Treasure Building

Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Trash & Treasure, 6735 US Hwy 64 W, Russellville

Public Auction at the Trash & Treasures Building. For complete details and terms, go to:  www.millertimeauction.com OR www.auctionzip.com - Auctioneer # 19886


Grand Opening Party!

Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
As the Fur Flies, 2801 E 5th St, Russellville

It’s our grand opening party and we can’t wait to meet you! Stop by between 10 and 2 on Saturday, July 28 for refreshments (human and canine!), entry into drawings for gift certificates, $5 nail trims (normally $15), or just say hey! Bring your pet’s proof of rabies vaccination if you bring your pet!


Sam Allbright

Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Big Cuppa, 205 E Broadway, Morrilton, Arkansas 72110

Sam Allbright will be stopping by Big Cuppa again!


Mister Lucky Sat night at Front Street Grill

Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 9:00 p.m. to Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 1:00 a.m.
Front Street Grill, 115 S Front St, Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834

Sat night the party is on with Mister Lucky! Get there early and get your table and enjoy a tender 8 oz filet and sides for just $16.95


Sunday, July 29, 2018


Opal Agafia | Downtown Russellville

Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Main Street Russellville, 320 W C St, Russellville
Hosted by Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings

Opal Agafia returns to home roots in the River Valley this July 29th to perform at the Russellville Downtown Amphitheater across from the Depot! This concert is FREE to the public. Bring lawn chairs! Family Friendly! opalagafia.com FREE CONCERT Sponsored by Gus Boyd


Waldo Party!

Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Dog Ear Books, 301 W Main St., Russellville, Arkansas 72801

Come celebrate the end of our month-long event of finding Waldo in Russellville Downtown! We'll have drawings and more fun than you can handle!



Arkansas State Parks Events This Weekend


Birds, Butterflies and Canyon Walls

Friday, July 27, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Petit Jean State Park1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR  72110
Admission: Free
Meeting Place:  Breezeway of Historic Mather Lodge

Bring your binoculars, if you have them, and join Park Interpreter BT. We are making a short hike to the Cedar Falls Overlook, looking for summer butterflies and bird species along the way. We will have a few binoculars on hand for those without them. 

Mammal Animals of Petit Jean

Friday, July 27, 2018 from 4:00 p..m. to 4:30 p.m.
Petit Jean State Park1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR  72110
Admission: Free
Meeting Place:  Historic CCC Room at Mather Lodge

Meet Park Interpreter BT to guess which mammal the furs and skulls belong to. You will also get to discover some interesting features about these animals who live at Petit Jean State Park. 

Nature's Night Lights

Friday, July 27, 2018 from 7:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR  72802
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Amphitheater

Fireflies are a one-of-a-kind animal that can make your evening at Lake Dardanelle State Park truly magical. Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater to discover the magic behind these incredible little bugs as they light up the night.

Owl Prowl

Friday, July 27, 2018 from 8:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Petit Jean State Park1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR  72110
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: The Amphitheater

Meet Park Interpreter Ross to discover more about the nocturnal birds of prey called owls that make Petit Jean State Park their home. Before the evening is over, we will invite a few owls to come in for a visit. Please bring a flashlight and wear closed-toe shoes. 


Snakes of Petit Jean

Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 9:00 a.am. to 9:30 a.m.
Petit Jean State Park1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR  72110
Admission: Free
Meeting Place:  CCC Room at Mather Lodge

Join Park Interpreter Matt at the CCC room at Mather Lodge and learn about some of the snakes that inhabit Petit Jean State Park's special ecosystem. At this program, you will learn about the roles that snakes play in our environment, have a chance to discuss some snake myths, and possibly even get to see a live snake up close. This program lasts about 30 minutes.

Birds of Petit Jean

Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR  72110
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Swimming Pool Parking Lot

Meet Park Interpreter Ross to learn about some of the birds we have here at Petit Jean and why they are important to our ecosystem. Bring a bird guidebook if you have one and join in the fun! 

Wildlife Hike

Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR  72802
Admission: Free
Meeting Place:  Amphitheater

You can explore nature at this park because Lake Dardanelle’s diverse habitats sustain many living creatures. Meadowbrook Trail is home to many of these creatures. Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater and discover what animals call this area home. Then head down the trail to see how many creatures you can see or what traces of them we can find.

Owls: The Superheroes of the Forest

Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Mount Nebo State Park16728 West State Highway 155, Dardanelle, AR  72834
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Amphitheater

Did you know that owls help humans by catching and eating pests? Join a park interpreter to find out what else these superheroes are capable of!

Fish Prints

Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR  72802
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Lakeview Room

Lake Dardanelle’s fishery is healthy and diverse. We’ll use the fishery as inspiration to make some beautiful creations. Meet a park interpreter to create some fishy art.

What's For Lunch?

Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR  72802
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Visitor Center

We have 8,000 gallons of aquariums, filled with many of the fish species found in Lake Dardanelle. Join park staff in the visitor center as they feed the fish live food. See for yourself, what’s for lunch?

Critter Crunch

Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 1:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR  72802
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Visitor Center

Lake Dardanelle State Park’s diverse habitats provide homes for many creatures large and small. Join a park interpreter in the kid’s corner of the visitor center as she tells you about some of the smaller creatures. She will also be feeding these creatures; so come discover the small native wonders we have around us.

Rock House Cave Hike

Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Petit Jean State Park1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR  72110
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Rock House Cave Parking Area

Meet Park Interpreter Matt at the Rock House Cave parking area to hike to the park’s archeology site, Rock House Cave. We will view American Indian rock art. This hike is ¼-mile long and will take about 45 minutes. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring along water.

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Mount Nebo State Park16728 West State Highway 155, Dardanelle, AR  72834
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Waterfall Trailhead

Join a park interpreter to take a hike and see if you can find everything on the scavenger hunt. The park interpreter will provide the scavenger hunt list and necessary supplies.

Petit Jean Softball

Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Petit Jean State Park1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR  72110
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Ball Field at CCC Chimney

Meet the park interpreters for a fun, family game of softball – Petit Jean style.  We have some softball equipment, but if you have your own bring it out and join us.

Stories of Lake Dardanelle

Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR  72802
Admission: Free
Meeting Place:  Orientation Room

Exploration, opportunity, and progress forged the culture you find here today. Meet a park interpreter to hear some stories of the past that create the wonderful and unique culture in the River Valley.

Sunset Kayak Paddle

Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR  72802
Admission:  $12 adults, $6 children 6-12, under 6 not permitted
Meeting Place: Visitor Center

Enjoy a quiet evening on Lake Dardanelle on this 1.5 hour guided paddle with a park interpreter. You will be able to explore the coves of the lake and watch the wildlife as we go. Interpreters will provide instruction and guidance, so no experience is necessary, but you should be comfortable around water. Kayaks, life jackets, and paddles are provided. Sign up at the visitor center or call (479) 967-5516 at least one day in advance. If you prefer a tandem kayak (2 people), please specify when you register. We will meet at the visitor center front desk. 

Sunset at the Palisades

Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Petit Jean State Park1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR  72110
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Palisades Overlook

Join Park Interpreter BT to see a magnificent Petit Jean summer sunset and to learn about the planetary movement that gives us the seasons of the year. The sun will set at approximately 8:19 p.m. 

Owl Prowl

Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 8:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Mount Nebo State Park16728 West State Highway 155, Dardanelle, AR  72834
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Cornwell House

Join a park interpreter to discover the owls of Mount Nebo State Park! A short discussion about owls will be followed by a walk to call to the owls. See “who” answers our calls! Wear appropriate footwear and bring a flashlight.


The Story of Mt. Nebo

Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Mount Nebo State Park16728 West State Highway 155, Dardanelle, AR  72834
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Cornwell House

Have you ever wondered how Mount Nebo got its name? How some of the trails were built? What about how it became a state park? Join a park interpreter to explore the history of Mount Nebo!

Lake Cruise

Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR  72802
Admission: Free
Meeting Place:  Weigh-In Pavilion

Explore the wonders of Lake Dardanelle and the Arkansas River aboard the state park tour boat (weather permitting). Enjoy abundant wildlife, amazing history, and astounding views of the river valley throughout this 1-hour cruise. There is no fee for the tour, but space is limited. You must register for the tour. Call (479) 967-5516 to register for a seat. We begin boarding 15 minutes before the tour, at the boat dock near the south boat ramp.

Take Nothing But Pictures

Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Petit Jean State Park1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR  72110
Admission: Free
Meeting Place:  CCC Overlook

Join Park Interpreter Ross to enjoy one of the most scenic views on the mountain. We will talk a little about the resources we have here at Petit Jean and some ways we can help to preserve them.   

People of the MIddle Waters

Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR  72802
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Orientation Room

The area surrounding Lake Dardanelle has been home for many cultures. One of the original American Indian tribes in this area was the Osage. Yet, most people know little of this tribe. Join a park interpreter and learn about this tribe and where they are today.

Mammals in the Air

Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 7:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR  72110
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: The Amphitheater

Bats are crucial to a healthy ecosystem and Petit Jean Mountain is no exception to that. Join Park Interpreter Ross to learn more about these flying mammals and how they can be beneficial to us.


That's it for this edition. All of us at the Tabatha Davis Team invite you to have a safe and fun weekend. Spend it with someone you love.

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