7 p.m. First Security Ampitheater. Free.
Grab your picnic blankets, popcorn, bug spray and catcher’s mitt for the Movies in the Park showing of the 1993 feel-good classic, “The Sandlot.” The movie about the power of friendship and baseball is set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1962, and it follows new kid in town Scotty Smalls — we have this movie to thank for the “You’re killin me, Smalls” quip — as he narrates the story of his friendship with the boys on his block. They all gather to play ball on the sandlot in their neighborhood, and it’s this time on the field that brings them together to face some of childhood’s most dramatic challenges: the pretty girl at the pool, the rival baseball team, and “the Beast,” the perceived monster of a dog that lives in the house behind the sandlot’s fence. It’s a perfectly summer-y movie for a distinctly Little Rockian summer pastime — a night at Movies in the Park feels like a rite of passage for young families, lightly-supervised preteens, youth groups and retirees alike. Gates to the amphitheater open at 7 p.m. and the movie starts just after sundown, usually around 8:30 p.m. Picnics, blankets, lawn chairs and pets on leashes are welcome.