Thursday, May 17, 2007

OFF DUTY LIFE >>05-18-07

Steak cook-offs Saturday

19th Annual Magnolia Blossom Festival and World Championship Steak Cook-Off runs through Saturday at the downtown square in Magnolia. Enjoy the annual juried sidewalk art show and sale, 5K run, arts and crafts, fishing tournament, antique car show, motorcycle show, food vendors, carnival, gospel singing, parade of steak cookers, dog show, live local entertainment, professional entertainment and world championship steak cook-off. Admission is free, except for the steak dinner. For more information visit blossomfestival.org.


Annual event for pets set

The 8th Annual Paws on the Pavement is Saturday at Murray Park in Little Rock. The 5K run kicks off at 8 a.m. and the one-mile run/walk begins at 9:30 a.m. Pets are welcome to participate with their owners in the one-mile fun run/walk. Admission is free to spectators. For more information visit www.careforanimals.org.


Mudbug Madness in Pine Bluff

MudBug Madness Crawfish Festival is Saturday at Pine Bluff Regional Park. There will be a carnival, live music and crawfish boil. Admission is free. For more information visit http://smokeonthewaterbbq.com.


Bubble Man peforms

The Science of Bubbles performance by Bubble Man is Saturday at the Arkansas Arts and Science Center in Pine Bluff.
Tom Noddy, the Bubbly Guy, who makes good, clean and, yes, educational fun with his amazing show, Bubble Magic. Engaging children in science and math can be a challenge, but Bubble Magic make many of these concepts from angles and shapes to nature and physics fun not only to children but to adults as well. Admission is $25 non members/$20 members. For more information visit www.artssciencecenter.org.


Greek Food Festival this weekend in Little Rock

The 23rd Annual Greek Food Festival runs through Sunday at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church at Little Rock. There will be a medley of Greek and Middle Eastern cuisines, a limited drive-thru and rides.

The Indoor Old World Market offers exceptional imports, artwork, pastries and coffee bar. There will also be guided church tours, live entertainment, including costumed dancers from the Greek-American Folkdance Society and more. Admission is free. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information visit www.greekfoodfest.com.


First film festival runs through Sunday

Little Rock Film Festival runs through Sunday at Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 East Third St., in Little Rock. The Historic Arkansas Museum is the sponsor of the first Little Rock Film Festival. The museum is one of several downtown locations that will screen independent films, both narrative and documentary, from around the world. Admission is free. For more information visit www.historicarkansas.com.

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