The Arkansas Times to-do list has a wide range of activities this weekend, but let me toot our own horn about a couple of them.
40 YEARS OF THE ARKANSAS TIMES’
2nd Friday Art Night will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, with free entry to the Historic Arkansas Museum and downtown galleries and museums. You’ll want to visit HAM if you’re a Times reader. An exhibit is now open featuring 40 years of the Arkansas Times — a visual timeline of us and the state we chronicle. 40 years in the publishing business? It’s no small feat. Do we have cause for some regrets? Take a look. Other attractions downtown include Hearne Fine Art, the Butler Center Galleries, Gallery 221 and the Old State House, where Big Silver will be playing on the lawn.
LATINO FOOD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
The second Latino Festival, sponsored by El Latino and the Arkansas Times, is at 6th and Main, North Little Rock, and starts at 6 p.m. Food from five countries — Argentina, Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico and Venezuela — will be available for sale, along with beer and sangria. Music includes salsa by Calle Soul, founded by Cuban and Colombian percussionists, and Mariachi Viva Jalisco. It’s a benefit for the Argenta Arts District and Edward Food Giant is helping put on the event. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Kids 12 and under are free.