Bonus points for the DIY wine class.


Thursday, January 11

Block, Beer & Bourbon at the Junior League of Little Rock Building: Now this is what we call a good pairing. This second annual event is a fundraiser to support local public radio stations KUAR and KLRE, and will serve up all the beer, bourbon and live music you could want. Expect a curated selection of craft beer and bourbon set to the sounds of Rodney Block and the Rodney Block Collective. The fun starts at 7 p.m. For more info, click here.


Friday, January 12

Second Friday Art Night at various locations in downtown Little Rock: It’s time for the monthly roundup of downtown businesses opening their doors for an after-hours gallery walk. Highlights include new exhibits at the Historic Arkansas Museum, Gallery 221 and CALS River Market Books & Gifts. The fun lasts until 8 p.m. For more info, click here

"As Bees in Honey Drown" Opening Night at The Weekend Theater: Mysterious women, screenplays, empty bank accounts — this satirical comedy has it all. The Little Rock theater's show only runs for the next three weekends, so get your tickets now. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. For more info, click here.


Saturday, January 13

"Star Wars" Science at the Museum of Discovery: Oh, we have a great feeling about this. For those who are strong with the Force, thes day-long exploration of all things "Star Wars" will feature activities for kids and adults alike, such as a Jedi training course, cryo hovercrafts with dry ice and a Sith squeeze can crush. You might even spot a few of your favorite "Star Wars" characters. Stop in between 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Midi-chlorians not required.) For more info, click here.

Intro to Winemaking at The Water Buffalo: The brewing supply store is going all in on wine this Saturday morning. Students can expect lessons on ingredients, instructions and methods, as well as the overwhelming urge to host brunch at their place and show off their new skills. The one-hour course starts at 10 a.m. For more info, click here.


Thursday-Sunday, January 11-14

Chinese Lantern Festival at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds: This is it, folks. It's your last chance to explore more than 30 giant lantern displays, each one custom built onsite by Chinese artisans with a passion to keep the tradition going. You can also expect food, drinks, folk art demonstrations, live performances, a marketplace and more. Stop in between 5:30-10 p.m. For more info, click here.