The Santa sightings have officially begun.

 

Thursday, Nov. 8

"The Wizard of Oz" at Riverdale 10: Pick your poison, readers. Whether you prefer ruby slippers or house slippers to transport you to your dream world, we're all getting a taste of technicolor with this screening of the 1939 classic. Showtime is 6 p.m. For more info, click here.

"Doga" at Bark Bar: We'll spare you the downward dog jokes. Kelly Ransom will lead this all-levels, vinyasa-style class. Your entry fee gets you and your pup in the door, as well as your first beer. Get your flow on at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.

PowHer Hour at CALS Main Library: More girl power, please. This new inspirational speaker series invites women at all stages of life to come together for an educational and uplifting evening. Dr. Becky Whetstone, an author and marriage and family therapist, will continue the series in the Darragh Center Auditorium with a meaningful dive into the struggle of finding the elusive work/life balance, especially during the holidays. It starts at 5 p.m. For more info, click here.

 

Friday, Nov. 9

Second Friday Art Night in downtown Little Rock: Bring on the 2FAN. It’s time for the monthly roundup of downtown businesses opening their doors for an after-hours gallery walk. Highlights include live music at the Old State House Museum and exhibit openings at the Historic Arkansas Museum, but the big bash is at Bella Vita Jewelry, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Expect drinks, sweets, music and giveaways. More on that here. The fun lasts until 8 p.m. For more info, click here.

 

Saturday, Nov. 10

The Bernice Garden Vintage & Craft Market at The Bernice Garden: Formerly known as the South Main Vintage Market, the popular pop-up will return to the garden featuring vintage items of all kinds, along with vendors, artists, craftspeople, jewelers and more. The SoMa event will take place from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. For more info, click here.

25th Annual Holiday Art Show at Gallery 26: The work of more than 60 artists awaits at this annual show and sale, including jewelry, pottery, photography, ornaments. paintings, drawings and more. Trust us, your walls will thank you. Stop in 7-10 p.m. For more info, click here.

 

Thursday - Saturday, Nov. 8-10

Holiday House at the Statehouse Convention Center: Holy early Christmas shopping, Mr. Freeze. The Junior League of Little Rock’s annual fundraiser/shopping extravaganza helps you get everything checked off your list in one day without leaving the building. Cruise through the dozens of merchant booths and impress everyone at Thanksgiving when you decide to sleep in on Black Friday. General shopping hours are 12-9 p.m. on Thursday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday. There are also special events each day like doughnuts with Santa on Saturday. For more info, click here.

FOCAL Used Book Sale at the CALS Main Library: Time to tackle that summer reading list you put off. 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 and early entry on Thursday night. For the rest of us, sale hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Pro tip: Bring a backpack. For more info, click here.

 

Sunday, Noc. 11

Holidays in The Heights on Kavanaugh Blvd.: Let’s get festive, Little Rock. It’s time yet again to officially launch the holiday season in The Heights neighborhood with cider, good eats, lights, trolleu rides and some one-on-one time with Mr. Claus himself. The holly jolly vibe lasts from 12-4 p.m. For more info, click here.

Delta Biscuit Co. Brunch at Proof Bar & Lounge: Sweet gravy, it's finally happening. The food truck is finally making its debut with a pop-up brunch complete with biscuits, drink specials, football watching and giveaways. And just wait until you see the menu. Brunch is served 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more info, click here.

 

Friday & Sunday, Nov. 9 & 11

Opera in the Rock at The Studio Theatre: The state's only professional opera company is changing the way people see opera with its upcoming concert, "Double Feature: A 1950’s Night of Comic Opera." The show will feature three short, one-act operatic comedies (don't worry, they're in English) all staged in the 1950s. You have two chances to see the show: Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. For more info, click here.

 

Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 10 & 11

Symphony Local at the Robinson Center: There's a new festival in town. Accompanying the ASO performance of Elgar's Enigma, Symphony Local will celebrate all things local including the Arkansas Foodbank, craft beer, food trucks and local arts and crafts vendors. The fest takes place before each concert: Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. For more info, click here.