Pinky Up: Becoming A Padel Powerhouse

March 11, 2023

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Weekend Roundup

NWA Daily

Happy Friday, everyone! Here are a few fun shenanigans to consider getting into this weekend:

  • Paving the way: Celebrate Women's Empowerment Night with the No. 16 Razorback Gymnastics team as they take on No. 19 Minnesota tonight, Mar 10, at 6:45p, in Bud Walton Arena.
  • On the map: Escape into ethereal melodies and poetic lyrics with legendary lo-fi musician Bill Callahan at Mount Sequoyah on Friday, Mar 10, at 7p.
  • Pig run: The 6th annual Running of the Hogs 5k/10k will set loose Saturday morning, Mar 11, at 8a, including a new 1-mile option this year called the Hog Jog.
  • Making friends: Join Best Friends Animal Society as they open the new Pet Resource Center and maybe meet your next pet this Saturday, Mar 11, at 9:45a.
  • Fresh frescoes: Witness the first major exhibition of Diego Rivera's work in over two decades at Crystal Bridges this Saturday, Mar 11, as they open the Diego Rivera's America exhibit.
  • First listen: The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas will perform New Canons on Saturday, Mar 11, at 7:30p at Walton Arts Center, showcasing pieces from its upcoming album.
  • On clouds: Sip cloud-themed cocktails with Washington Post "Best Bartender" recipient Adam Bernbach at TheatreSquared's Dark & Stormy Popup Bar, open Thurs-Sat evenings from 6-10p.

P.S. Clocks spring forward for Daylight Savings Time this weekend, meaning we'll lose an hour of sleep Saturday night. So don't stay out too late... actually, stay out as long as you want. We're not your parents. See you Monday!


Cool Jobs in NWA

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Northwest Arkansas's Newest Professional Sport Is Padel

Matrix NWA

North America's first Pro Padel League is coming to Arkansas, establishing a franchise at Matrix Racquet Club, an 11-acre complex in Lowell with indoor and outdoor courts for tennis, pickleball, and Arkansas's first padel courts.

  • What's padel? A cousin sport of pickleball, padel is a fast-paced racquet game played in doubles on a smaller tennis court where the ball can be bounced off glass walls surrounding the court.
  • In season: The PPL's inaugural season will begin in the spring and end with the PPL Cup Championship in June. The inaugural PPL player draft will take place on Mar 20.

Learn more about The Pro Padel League HERE.

Restaurant News

Pinky Swear Officially Open At The 1907 In Downtown Rogers

NWA Daily

We had the chance to check out Pinky Swear at The 1907 in Downtown Rogers and immediately fell in love with this new, swanky, Tokyo record-bar-inspired cocktail lounge.

  • On the menu: The menu offers food from the kitchen crew behind the esteemed Heirloom. The Kim-Cheese Pizza, made with in-house kimchi, and the fall-off-the-bone Strawberry Gochujang Ribs were phenomenal. After dinner, we satisfied our sweet tooth with a Yuzu Cheesecake Popsicle.
  • On the record: Pinky Swear exclusively plays vinyl records on a stereo, and even the menu is styled after a record sleeve with many of the cocktail names paying tribute to hit songs. We'd recommend the Snoop Lion, Byrhh Mama, or Latchkey Kid.

No reservations needed. Pinky Swear will be open Wed-Thurs, 5-10p, and Fri-Sat, 5-11p or later. Follow Pinky Swear on Insta HERE.

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