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Le Pops makes amazing popsicles in Little Rock

May 27th, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Le Pops is a hidden treasure that we love to share with guests of The Empress.  Located in The Heights, a neighborhood known for it’s cool, independently owned shops and restaurants, this gourmet popsicle shop uses fresh Arkansas produce to create really tasty popsicles in a variety of flavors. On a recent visit, salted caramel, cherry […]

The Kinsey Collection on African American History in Little Rock

May 23rd, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

The impressive Kinsey Collection includes authentic and rare art, original artifacts, books, documents, etc., that tell a more complete story of the black experience in America. The collection has received national acclaim, is a favorite of black celebrities, and has been featured at the DuSable Museum of African American History, the American Pavilion of Epcot […]

Arkansas Literary Festival

April 15th, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Prestigious award-winners, screenwriters, comedians, an expert witness, artists, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet are among the diverse roster of presenters who will be providing sessions at the thirteenth annual Arkansas Literary Festival, April 14-17, 2016.   This year’s Festival authors have won an impressive number and variety of distinguished awards and fellowships including: Pulitzer Prize, […]

Jewish Food and Cultural Festival in Little Rock

April 7th, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

At the ever-popular Ask-the-Rabbi booth, visitors can learn about Judaism itself, from Jewish holidays to life-cycle customs. At a replica of the Western Wall, visitors can leave a note of prayer, just as people do at the actual wall in Jerusalem. Judaica, jewelry, and other gift items created by local Jewish artists will be on […]

Loblolly Creamery goes Nautical

March 30th, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

“We have had a great time with the mobile food truck over the past few years, and we have looked into adding a second truck for some time now,” owner Sally Mengel tells us. “I have also been intrigued about having a floating food truck for a while, so we decided to put the two […]

Rock City Ramble Bicycle Scavenger Hunt

March 19th, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

  Join Bobby’s Bike Hike and the Little Rock River Market for the 3rd annual Rock City Ramble!, a city-wide bicycle scavenger hunt. Clues will be hidden around downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock for teams on bicycles for a fun and interactive competition (via a provided map) to find the clues. For the […]

Easter Sunrise Service in Little Rock

March 11th, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Celebrate Easter Sunrise Service  Sunday, March 27th at 7:00 a.m. at the First Security Amphitheater in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas.  Every year, thousands gather on the banks of the Arkansas River and proclaim the good news that Christ is risen. The service will also be broadcast live on KATV Channel 7. The Annual Community Easter Sunrise Service is […]

Purse-onas exhibit at Esse Purse Museum

March 3rd, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

ESSE Purse Museum is pleased to showcase the Purse-onas photo exhibit by  JasonTravis , which features photo portraits of people of all ages above a photo of each person’s bag or purse and its contents, offering an intimate look into the lives of others. In conjunction with the exhibit’s opening, ESSE will resume “The ESSE […]

Arkansas Flower and Garden Show in Little Rock this weekend

February 26th, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

  The Arkansas Flower and Garden Show is the largest three day celebration of gardening in the state.  The goal of the Show is to cultivate interest in the Natural State through what is grown for beauty and sustenance. Visitors come to learn about gardening and shop for their homes and gardens February 26-28, 2016 […]

Spring Break in Little Rock

February 17th, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Little Rock Spring Break is coming quickly teachers, parents, vacationers and everyone else who likes to get away in March!  The Empress would love to be Spring Break headquarters for your couple, family or group.  With rooms ranging from affordable to super luxurious, we have an option for everyone.  Need some examples of our amazing […]