Let the good times brunch.
Friday, May 12
Second Friday Art Night at various locations downtown, Little Rock: It’s time for the monthly roundup of downtown businesses opening their doors for an after-hours gallery walk. Highlights include Erin Lorenzen and Honey Pies at Bella Vita Jewelry and eats, drinks and circus acts at the Old State House Museum. More on that here. Other participating locations include the CALS Butler Center, Old State House Museum and Matt McLeod Fine Art. The fun lasts until 8 p.m. For more info, click here.
Empty Bowls at the Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock: The Arkansas Foodbank’s signature event is dedicated to raising awareness about hungry Arkansans and raising the funds to change it. Guests will be treated to live entertainment from Tyler Kinchen and the Right Pieces and an auction featuring specialty bowls, as well as extensive offerings from some of our favorite local eateries like One Eleven and Trio's. This year, Legacy Termite and Pest Control will be highlighted as the event continues a new tradition of “honoring a valued community partner and leader in hunger relief efforts.” It begins at 7 p.m. For more info, click here.
Hat Club Crawfish Salute at the River Market Pavillions, Little Rock: More food events? Don't mind if we do. This year's event, which benefits the UAMS Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Community Connections, offers all-you-can-eat crawfish with all the fixin's and cold beverages, as well as live music, a raffle and a silent auction. And yes, the Crawtucky Derby will be back again, too. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
Saturday, May 13
Mini Maker Faire at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, North Little Rock: Get out of here, 404. The Innovation Hub's third annual event has cooked up an error-free conglomerate of art, science, technology and the spirit of DIY. We’re talking everything from robots to ceramics to Legos and beyond. P.S. There will be food trucks. It lasts from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info, click here.
Gardening 101 Workshop at Heifer Village and Urban Farm, Little Rock: Lacking in green thumb skills? Not to worry. This beginners' workshop is here to help you out. Brush up on gardening basics or bring the kiddos out and learn together. It starts at 10 a.m. For more info, click here.
44th Annual Territorial Fair at Historic Arkansas Museum, Little Rock: Let's get historical, y'all. In a celebration of Arkansas heritage, guests will experience life in the territorial days. Be on the lookout for reenactments, blacksmith demonstrations, historical dances and pioneer games on the museum’s historic grounds. If you get hungry, you're in luck. This year's event features all sorts of treats favored by 19th century Arkansans. The fair is free and takes place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info, click here.
"Strike a Pose" screening at The Public Theatre, Little Rock: This award-winning documentary tells the stories of seven young male dancers from Madonna's Blond Ambition tour in 1990. Come see it yourself with plenty of popcorn and Stone's Throw brews to wash it down, followed by a performance from legacy step team Alpha & Omega. And make sure to peruse the silent auction items and pick up some new artwork for your walls. Proceeds from the evening go to Lucie's Place. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and showtime is at 7 p.m. For more info, click here.
Bollywood Nights at the Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock: Who else is up for a colorful night of cultural celebration? Benefitting Harmony Health Clinic, this black-tie event offers guests food, cocktails, a silent auction, dancing and a Bollywood show. The evening begins at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
Sunday, May 14
Happy Mother's Day! Little Rock is full of restaurants offering amazing brunches for the special day, and we rounded up some of the best.
Saturday & Sunday, May 13 & 14
53rd Annual Quapaw Quarter Spring Tour of Homes, Little Rock: Waiting all year for this quintessential Little Rock event is tough, but it's paying off this weeked when guests get to enjoy touring pivotal neighborhood buildings. Extra events include Saturday’s Candlelight Tour at 4:30 p.m., followed by dinner at the Governor's Mansion, then Sunday’s 11 a.m. brunch. For more info, click here.
"Back to the Future" with the ASO at the Robinson Center, Little Rock: Great Scott! In the final concert of the 2016-2017 Acxiom Pops Live! Series, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will give audiences a view of Hill Valley they've never seen before — mainly the 1985 classic presented on a giant screen while the ASO performs the film's score in time with the movie. Plus, there's an exclusive 20 minutes of new music award-winning composer Alan Silvestri later added to the score just for live orchestra performances. Buckle up, McFly. You have two chances to see the show: 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. For more info, click here.