by John Tarpley
The Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas is getting a toe in on summertime crawdad madness this week when it takes to downtown for "Preservation Crustaceans," an evening of all-you-can-handle bugs 'n' brews to benefit the conservation group. For 12 years, the Alliance has compiled an annual list of "endangered historic places" throughout the state with the goal of raising funds to preserve the threatened spaces. A $20 donation gets you a bottomless helping of crawfish, shrimp, sausage, veggies, beer and/or drinks that won't get you drunk. For tickets, visit PreserveArkansas.org.