Bike rides, book sales and Ric Flair all made the list.
Friday, March 17
3rd Street Block Party at Dugan's Pub, Little Rock: Oh, Saint Pat. We shall celebrate you and all your Irish goodness at our beloved Dugan's. Guests can load up on some delicious eats (including boozy ice cream and more from Loblolly), drinks, live music and performances from both the McCafferty and O'Donnovan Schools of Irish Dance. It all begins at 4 p.m. For more info, click here.
Third Friday Argenta Art Walk in downtown Argenta, North Little Rock: It's time to go on a walk, everybody. Lace up your comfy shoes because this fun walk is all about strolling through the Argenta Arts District’s monthly lineup of special exhibits. Walkable galleries include Barry Thomas Fine Art & Studio, Greg Thompson Fine Art, Laman Library, Core Brewery, Mugs Café, House of Art, Claytime Pottery, Argenta Gallery, StudioMain and Argenta Bead Company. The Art Walk runs from 5-8 p.m. For more info, click here.
Arkansas Chamber Singers Spring Concert at the St. James United Methodist Church, Little Rock: Birdsong is nice and all, but given the recent cold snap, we'll take this setup instead. The ACS is dedicated to performing the best of classical choral repertoire and this seasonal program does just that featuring "Ascension Oratorio" by J. S. Bach and accompanied by members of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
14th Annual World's Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Hot Springs: Covering a brief 98 feet, this parade will make it's way down Bridge St. with plenty of sights to make up for its brevity. Starting the parade is WWE legend Ric Flair, while the grand marshal is none other than Alfonso Ribeiro (yes, Carlton from "Fresh Prince"). Want more? Capping off the night is a free concert from Uncle Kracker. We're not making this up. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. Click here for the full schedule of events.
Saturday, March 18
Soapmaking Workshop at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Little Rock: As part of an artisan workshop series the MTCC put together honoring Women's History Month alongside its Arkansas Made, Black Crafted initiative, this class will help you clean up your soap game. Najiba Moyer of Simple Soaps and Scrubs will lead the workshop, and your $25 registration fee covers supplies and 1 lb. of handmade soap. The class lasts from 1:30 - 4 p.m. For more info, click here.
Friday & Saturday, March 16 & 18
Used Book Sale at the CALS Main Campus, Little Rock: To all the bookworms who take "spring cleaning" to mean clearing off more shelf space to make room for new books, this is your time. The library basement is full of thousands of gently read books, and for the pocket change price tag, they are practically calling your name. Purchase a wristband and you'll get River Market Books & Gifts discounts. For the rest of us, sale hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Pro tip: Bring a backpack. For more info, click here.
Sunday, March 19
Yoga Box Racing Ride & BBQ at HIA Velo, Little Rock: Yoga Box Racing is an Oklahoma-based women's cycling team, and our fair city is showing the traveling ladies some good ol' Southern hospitality. You can meet the cyclists, set out for a group ride, then rally for barbecue, beer, a raffle and an auction, with proceeds going to the Yoga Box 2017 racing season. It all starts at 11 a.m. For more info, click here.
Friday-Sunday, March 17-19
Arkansas Pen Show at the Crowne Plaza, Little Rock: The Arkansas Pen Club is here to help you remember why you learned cursive in elementary school. The group is "dedicated to the preservation and study of writing instruments," so you'll definitely find your fair share of high class writing utensils at this annual event, but you can also brush up on skills like modern calligraphy and brush lettering. Show hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday. For more info, click here.