It’s mid-September, and despite devastating weather aftermath for our neighbors to the South, Little Rock is about to have a lovely, warm fall weekend, the kind that organizers of the Turkish Food Fest and Legends of Arkansas were probably hoping for when they pinpointed this Saturday on their planning calendars.
Here are a handful of suggestions for how to spend it soaking up some music and art.
Little Rock Violin Shop: 10th Anniversary Garden Party
6 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15. Little Rock Violin Shop, 316 E. 11th St. Donations.
If you didn’t know Little Rock had its own violin shop: we do! The shop, owned and managed by violist Joe Joyner, is celebrating its tenth year in business, and they’re throwing a garden party tonight with music from the Little Rock String Quartet and Bonnie Montgomery; a concerto competition with a $100 gift certificate to the shop as a prize; a cello-shaped pinata; Scottish music for cello and violin; and food and drink with donations benefiting the Chamber Music Society of Little Rock and the Faulkner Chamber Music Festival. Organizers suggest parking on the street or at the MacArthur parking lot at 11th and Commerce streets. Check out our summer story on LRVS here.
9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15. White Water Tavern. $10.
Speaking of violins, this former violinist is a seasoned rocker who’s made the rounds with his band The Lossy Coils and as a sideman to Joe Ely, and his latest record, “Strange Days,” manages to be effervescent and biting at the same time. Check out the title track below.
Turkish Food Fest
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. Raindrop Turkish House, 1501 Market Street.
click here to read more.