‘PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST': Norton Fine Arts will feature the figurative paintings of Stephen Cefalo at this week's 2nd Friday Art Night event, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 12. Cefalo will give a demonstration from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. June 13 at the gallery at 1206 Main St. Other 2nd Friday Art Night shows include sculpture by Elena Petroukhina at The Arts Scene, 110 N. State St.; furniture by Arkansas craftsmen at the Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. Third; and paintings, ceramics, photos, fiber art and woodwork by Arkansas artists at the Arkansas Studies Institute's retail gallery, 401 President Clinton Ave. Trolley transportation will be provided. Also open downtown Friday night: River Market Artspace (301 Clinton) and the gallery at ChristChurch (509 Scott St.).
Blue Sail Coffee Roasters opens its shop Saturday, March 25, in the Little Rock Technology Park, 417 Main St. The grand opening announcement says the shop will be in business at 7 a.m. and stay open until 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
The Bruzatori family, Little Rock residents for 14 years, are serving up their family recipes of grilled meats, empanadas, Graciela’s chimichurri (named for the matriarch, Graciela Bruzatori) and other dishes reflective of their Argentinian-Italian heritage at Buenos Aires Grill and Cafe. Head cook is Paul Hohnbaum.
IndieWire breaks news long whispered downtown — a more ambitious successor to the Little Rock Film Festival is in the works, with backing from writer/director Jeff Nichols, a Little Rock native. His "Loving" has won wide acclaim recently.