Here are ten awesome things for you and your family to do all across Arkansas this month!
1. ‘America’s Splendid Beauty’
through June 30: Photographer Tim Gorman, an Arkansas native, began his career in the 1980s and has works published in architectural magazines. This exhibit will be presented at Garvan Woodland Gardens and is a collection of pristine photographic images that highlight the nature, floral beauty and color found in America.
garvangardens.org | 501.262.9300
2. Movies on the River 2016
through July 29: Grab the lawn chairs, blankets and family and head out to the Camden Riverwalk Amphitheater for Movies on the River, each Friday night at 8:15 p.m. or so. Vendors will be on hand selling snacks. Playing on the big screen with theater-style sound, the movies include “The Good Dinosaur,” “Hotel Transylvania,” “Minions,” “Inside Out” and “Jurassic World.” Call or check the website for specific dates.
camden.ar.gov | 870.837.5500
3. ‘Black Unity’
through Sept. 5: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is well known for its architecture, historical acquisitions and relevance, and this exhibit holds up to that reputation. “Black Unity” features a baker’s dozen of works — photography, sculpture, painting and tapestry — by eight African Americans exploring family, historical figures and cultural touchstones.
crystalbridges.org | 479.418.5700
4. 2nd Annual Delta Ducky Derby
June 10 through 11: Wholesome, family fun is the theme for this event featuring a rubber duck race, benefiting the Humane Society of the Arkansas Delta. Other events include a canoe race on the Mississippi River, a volleyball tournament and gala, all celebrating the beauty of the city.
deltaduckyderby.com | 870.589.3396
June 10 through 26: “Windfall” makes its world premiere as a part of The Rep’s 40th season. Jason Alexander of “Seinfeld” fame is directing this production, a story of four coworkers who pool all their money to play the lottery; however, the possibility of winning $300 million brings out the worst in the friends. “Windfall” is a dark comedy that includes music from Scooter Pietsch, playwright and Emmy-nominated composer.
therep.org | 501.378.0405
6. Cocktails in the Garden
June 14: Enjoy the beauty of the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, while enjoying refreshing cocktails and frosty beverages at this annual fundraiser. The evening includes live music and appetizers as well as the sale of works by local artists, all benefiting the activities and programs of the garden.
bgozarks.org | 479.750.2620
7. Surf the Bay Watersports Festival
June 17 through 18: Fairfield Bay is the place to be during this fifth annual festival. Wakesurfing, flyboarding, and kayaking are just a few of the water activities participants will enjoy. Land lover? That’s fine, there’s also watermelon seed-spitting and ice cream-eating contests and more. Grab the family and make your way to Greer’s Ferry Lake and Fairfield Bay.
somedaystartstoday.tv/cms/surf | 501.884.6030
8. Night on the Street 2016
June 18: Enjoy the sounds of “American Idol” Kris Allen; “Sunday Best” winner Amber Bullock; the ever-popular Frankie Beverly and Maze; platinum-selling and Grammy award nominee Tamela Mann; and the captivating Grammy-award, American Music Award- and Stellar award-winning duo Mary, Mary at War Memorial Stadium. Tickets are $40 in advance, $75 at the door and proceeds benefit the Union Rescue Mission’s Dorcas House and Nehemiah House.
urmissionlr.org | 501.749.8388
9. Sparks in the Park
June 25: Make your way to the Four States Fairgrounds for Sparks in the Park’s fun including Hot Wheels, Cool Rides, a cruising parade of more than 300 Jeeps, Corvettes, Mustangs and more; rock climbing walls, a giant sandbox, petting zoo, old-fashioned games, delicious food, fireworks and much more.
kkyr.com | 903.244.4282
June 25 through July 16: “Akin” is the latest exhibit at Boswell Mourot Fine Art and features 30 works by Kyle Boswell, blown glass and mixed media artist, and Cynthia Kresse, pastel artist. Bowell’s pieces are from the series “Pails and Buckets” and explore the objects’ transformation from universal and functional to a sculptural, nontraditional medium. Kresse’s 20 pieces are duets and focus on the properties, inclinations and relationships of pairs.
boswellmourot.com | 501.664.0030