The Locals coffee shop and retail space will open with a launch party and fundraising event Friday, Nov. 15.

Starting at 6 p.m., the party will include music performances, games and contests to win prizes.

Performing artists will be Big Ginsburg, Swampbird, and the Pneumatic Girls with Jack Alberson.

Purchase tickets to the event at www.thelocals.be.

Director Sandra Leyva said The Locals, part of nonprofit La Lucha Space, is "an exciting adventure in social entrepreneurship."

The Locals is at 1024 Van Ronkle Street.

The space will serve small batch Arkansas coffee and will feature products from local farmers, artists, crafters and community organizations.