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Gluten-free bakery to open downtown

Gluten-free bakery to open downtown

Paula Dempsey is opening Dempsey Bakery, the city's first gluten-free bakery, around June 1 at Fourth and Cross Streets in Little Rock.

This week at Hibernia: 'Jay Jackson'

This week at Hibernia: 'Jay Jackson'

This week at Hibernia's Irish Tavern, Jay Jackson will be rockin' the joint. Show starts at 9 pm, and there's no cover charge. Don't miss it!

HIBERNIA'S IRISH TAVERN

9700 Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock

(501) 246-4340

Brown Bag wine tasting at Crush Wine Bar

Brown Bag wine tasting at Crush Wine Bar

Test your ability to identify five wines at a blind tasting from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today (April 18) at Crush Wine Bar, 318 Main St., North Little Rock. Admission is $10.

Shugg's BBQ Kitchen opens in River Market

Shugg's BBQ Kitchen opens in River Market

Barbecue is back at the River Market. Stop by Shugg's BBQ Kitchen for a taste of hog heaven.

Dining on the Patio: The Best Outdoor Tables

Dining on the Patio: The Best Outdoor Tables

Make the most of central Arkansas' spectacular spring (now that the pollen is blowing away) by enjoying lunch on some of the area's most pleasant restaurant patios.

Jay Jackson's throwing a birthday blowout!

Jay Jackson's throwing a birthday blowout!

You're invited to Jay's Big Birthday Jam at the Fox and Hound in North Little Rock on Saturday, April 2 -- and it's a 1980's kind of night!

We're talking Jheri curls, Members Only Jackets, oversized sweaters and neon legwarmers. Our friends from Burning the Past will kick the show off at 9 pm, followed by the JJB rocking your favorite classics from the '80s. We're giving away prizes and playing games, in addition to having a charity auction to benefit Voices for Children of Pine Bluff (to help support kids in foster care).

Don't be lame! Totally come JAM with the Jay Jackson Band Saturday, April 2 at 9 pm. We're gonna party like it's 1985!

Scientists talk "green chemistry" at cafe

Scientists talk "green chemistry" at cafe

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, Chemistry: Then, Now, and Green on March 22. Panelists will discuss important historical discoveries in chemistry, new materials/methods and the latest happenings in environmentally sustainable “green” chemistry.

Held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Vieux Carré Restaurant/Afterthought Bar in Little Rock’s Hillcrest area, the Science Café is a relaxed opportunity for monthly exchanges with various experts. Admission is free and no reservations are needed. A variety of food and beverages are available for purchase.

This month, panelists from Hendrix College in Conway, Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) will lead the discussion. The moderator is Dorothy Graves, Ph.D., research assistant professor at the Winthrop P.