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Things to do this weekend

Things to do this weekend

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - While this weekend is predicting chilly temperatures, there are still several things going on in Little Rock and North Little Rock to help get you out and about. 

Friday, Feb. 20

-Mardi Gras in Arkansas at Next Level Events, 1400 W. Markham St. starting at 8 p.m.

-"Frost Bite Me" at The Joint Theater, 301 Main St. starting at 8 p.m.

-The Arkansas Flower and Garden Show at the Statehouse Convention Center, 101 E. Markham st. 

-"The Sound of Music" at The Weekend Theater, 1001 W. 7th St. at 7:30 p.m.

- "How to Kill: World War II Watercolors by Robert Andrew Parker" at the Arkansas Arts Center, 501 E. 9th St.

Saturday, Feb. 21

Maumelle police offering their parking lot for online sales transactions

Maumelle police offering their parking lot for online sales transactions

MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) -- Police in Maumelle are offering their parking lot for the transaction of online sales.

According to a Facebook post made by Maumelle police, the idea was suggested by a follower of their page.

Truck food festival to hit West Little Rock

Truck food festival to hit West Little Rock

WEST LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The first annual West Little Rock Food Truck Festival is expected to really thaw things out Saturday.

They have several vendors scheduled to set up at the festival including Katmundu MoMo, Hot Rod Wieners, Waffle Wagon, Beast, The Pie Hole and many more.

No matter what your preference of food, the festival should have it. 

The West Little Rock Food Truck Festival will be Saturday, Feb. 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Chenal Pointe at The Divide off 6400 Divide Parkway. 

There are chances of freezing rain so be sure to dress warm. 

Vadim Gluzman to perform Brahms Violin Concerto with Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

MAUMELLE, Ark. (February 17, 2015) - The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (ASO), Philip Mann, Music Director and Conductor, presents the fifth concert in the 2014 -2015 Stella Boyle Smith Masterworks Series: Schubert's Unfinished.

Renowned violinist Vadim Gluzman joins the ASO to perform Brahms' Violin Concerto. The program opens with the Prelude to Wagner's Die Meistersinger and reaches a finale with Schubert's Unfinished Symphony. The Masterworks Series is sponsored by the Stella Boyle Smith Trust.

The concert takes place Saturday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 1 at 3:00 p.m. at the Maumelle Performing Arts Center.

Police are asking for help finding missing Benton man

Police are asking for help finding missing Benton man

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department issued a missing person report Tuesday for Michael Ray Isbell.

Isbell, 48, of Benton was last seen Tuesday morning around 9 a.m. at the Birch Tree Organization located at 1502 Mary Kay Lane. According to reports, Isbell has been diagnosed with a mental illness that could possibly impair his judgment. 

He is believed to still be in central Arkansas. Isbell is described as standing six feet tall with short dark hair. He was wearing a white sweater, dark jacket, tennis shoes and blue jeans when he allegedly walked away from his volunteer job. 

Behind the scenes look at Maumelle PD's new infrared cameras

MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) – The Maumelle Police Department is showing off their new infrared cameras and sending out a warning to would-be thieves.

"If it's a dog, cat, mouse, deer, or a person it's going to show up on that," said Captain Jim Hansard. "Once the light goes away it's pitch black and you can't make any detail out of the woods or the fence over there. With this it's mounted to the spotlight on the unit so we can make out all of that stuff."

Hansard gave THV11 a close-up look of the cameras, which are now being used to catch car break-in thieves. "The worst nightmare an officer has is going into something blind and not being able to know what's going on," added Hansard. "So it really helps out."

The cameras cost roughly $5,000 a piece. Hansard says they will be used for stand offs and hostage situations in addition to regular surveillance.

Maumelle police reporting increase in car break-ins

MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) – Maumelle police are sending out a warning after a recent increase in car break-ins.

Officers sent out a tweet Monday night about several cars being broken into in the Maumelle Country Club area.

The reports show the windows were broken out. Police are reminding the public to be careful and keep a close watch out for possible danger.