Good times: things to do next week that you may not’ve heard about

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It’s starting to get cold outside, and as the temperatures drop and holiday festivities go into full swing, you may be looking for something to do next week. Well, you’re in a good location. 

Here in central Arkansas, you’ve got a supremely diverse collection of activities that will entertain even the most stalwart folks. So if you’re more bored than you’d like to be, here are some things you can do next week.

Nov. 7 – Garrison Keillor in Little Rock 

The creator of “A Prarie Home Companion” will be darkening our door this week. The author of books such as “Lake Wobegon Days” and Leaving Home: A Collection of Lake Wobegon Stories” Keillor will be performing at the Robinson Center Music Hall in Little Rock at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 7.

Nov. 7 – Scientots @ Mid America Science Museum 

Every Tuesday and Saturday at the Mid America Science Museum in Hot Springs all members can go and hear stories and do science activities. For more information about education programming, call 201-767-3461 and visit

Nov. 8 – Hospitality and Tourism Conference in the Diamond Lakes Region 

If you’ve ever wanted to know how to get into the hospitality and tourism field, then this conference is for you. Lasting from Nov. 8-9 at Degray Lake Resort State Park, this conference will give you the ability to network and learn more about specific strategies that you can use to better yourself in the field of H&T.

Nov. 10 – Fall Reggae Party 

The Rev Room in Little Rock will be host to the Fall Reggae Party on Friday, Nov. 10. The party will feature Indika, Irie Trinity, and Butterfly. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and tickets are $15. Call 501-818-0568 for more details.

Nov. 10 – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri 

Acclaimed Director of films such as “In Bruges” and “Seven Psychopaths” Martin McDonagh’s new film opens on Friday. It’s already getting rave reviews and early Oscar buzz for it’s actors, including Woody Harrelson, Frances McDormand, and Sam Rockwell. 

Nov. 11 – Tom Petty Tribute Encore 

In honor of the man that made us all free fall, the Rev Room presents a concert that features the music of the man, the myth, the legend Tom Petty. Tickets range from $10-15 and the doors open at 9:00 p.m.