Few people – if anyone – knows Arkansas better than Joe David Rice.
The former director of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, Rice is an authority on the Natural State, from its northeast corner where he was born and raised to its southwest heel. Now, he is coming to share that hard-won knowledge with some lucky folks.
Potluck and Poison Ivy, a live dinner and storytelling event held in Argenta, will welcome Rice on Jan. 23 to share his stories and experiences. During this hearty potluck, you’ll have the chance to hear from one of the state’s noted experts and a man who once owned the second-largest cave in Arkansas!
Since retiring from the Parks and Tourism Department in 2017, Rice hasn’t slowed down. In fact, he’s been hard at work producing Arkansas Backstories, a two-volume book of some of the lesser-known facts about Arkansas. You can read them every month in AY About You Magazine, where Rice serves as travel editor.
In addition to Rice, guests will get to enjoy a musical performance from the Salty Dogs. This four-man band has evolved over the years from a “lark retro-country act” to “equal parts 1954 Nashville, 1961 Bakersfield and 1972 Everywhere.”
Tickets for Potluck and Poison Ivy are $35, which includes dinner and the show. There is a full cash bar, as well.
Potluck and Poison Ivy is held at the Joint Theater and Coffeehouse in North Little Rock. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.