LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — SoMa is full of locally-owned shops, breweries and restaurants. The area is perfect for an afternoon or weekend stroll but the local business owners are expanding.

Starting April 5, SoMa will kick off its new "SoMa After Dark" event. "It is a family-friendly monthly event held on the first Friday of each month, where we invite you to tour our diverse, locally-owned businesses," said Annabell Rector, owner of Reinvented Vintage. 

SoMa After Dark starts at 5 p.m. Rector said businesses will stay open later and may have special offers to After Dark shoppers.