Cue the confetti cannons.
Thursday, Jan. 17
Justin Timberlake at Verizon Arena: Now, THIS is how you kickstart a weekend. The Memphis native returns to his Southern roots, bringing his global "The Man of the Woods" tour to North Little Rock after the release of his fifth studio album of the same name last February. We suggest you put on your dancing shoes. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. and doors open at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
Justin Timberlake Pre-Concert Cocktail Party at The Fold: If you want to get your fill of bringing sexy back — whether or not you have concert tickets — you can do it literally with The Fold's lineup of JT-inspired cocktails. FYI: The Sexy Back consists of Godiva Chocolate liqueur, Ancho Reyes, cream and Kahlua. Consider the feeling officially un-stopped. Stop in from 4-9 p.m. For more info, click here.
Friday, Jan. 18
Third Friday Argenta Art Walk in 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. This month's walkable galleries include Greg Thompson Fine Art, Barry Thomas Fine Art & Studio, Laman Library, StudioMain, The Joint and the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub. The Art Walk runs from 5-8 p.m. For more info, click here.
"Forrest Gump" at Ron Robinson Theater: Run, don't walk, to this $5 screening of the 1995 Academy Award winner for Best Picture. You'll feel just like peas and carrots again watching this classic that turns 25 this year, and you might just get a hankerin' for shrimp and ping pong. Showtime is 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
Saturday, Jan. 19
"Star Wars" Science at the Museum of Discovery: Oh, we have a great feeling about this. For those who are strong with the Force, this day-long exploration of all things "Star Wars" will feature activities for kids and adults alike, such as Sith lightning shows, DIY cryo hovercrafts, droid disco dancing and lots more. 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.
Historic Tour of Dreamland Ballroom and Taborian Hall: We've all heard about how Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, B. B. King, Ray Charles and other legends have all performed in Taborian Hall, but there's much more to the story than that. Learn all about it in this afternoon tour, which is free and open to the public. The tour starts at 1 p.m. For more info, click here.
Blind Wine Tasting at O'Looney's Wine & Liquor: This monthly wine tasting is getting a mysterious twist. Don't worry, no one's handing out "Bird Box" blindfolds, but each wine will be presented blind — meaning with no details whatsoever — and you get to test your knowledge on your favorite wines. Stop in 2-4 p.m. For more info, click here.
The Harlem Globetrotters at Verizon Arena: Whether you’ve got kids to entertain or not, the Globetrotters still put on quite the show. The world-famous team is on its new Fan Powered World Tour with more than 20 occasions before, during and after the game for fans to interact with the Globetrotters. Bring the kids. Or don’t. Tipoff is at 2 p.m. For more info, click here.
Argenta Reading Series with Elle Nash at Argenta United Methodist Church: This monthly Argenta meetup has a goal to "connect writers directly with their audience" by inviting the two into an intimate space. This month, nationally-published writer/editor Elle Nash will present her work to the crowd, with Lilyan Kauffman performing the opening reading. The night starts with wine at 6:30 p.m. and readings start at 7 p.m. For more info, click here.
Splash Winter Wine Taste at the Little Rock Marriott: Now in its second year, this bash hosted by the state's premiere dance troupe was so popular when it launched that the team decided to go much bigger and better this year. The night includes Cuisine provided by executive chefs David Utley and sous chef Evan Davis, fine wines from Colonial Wines and Spirits and live music performed by ASO musicians. Of course, there will be plenty of ballet, featuring excerpts from "Fire & Rain" and the work of two up-and-coming choreographers. The fun starts at 7 p.m. For more info, click here.
Yoga and Wine Night at SparkFit: Yep, more fruit of the vine coming at ya. You can unwind (literally) with this gentle, restorative yoga sesh, followed by vino and light bites. The goal of this session is to "breathe, relax and drift away from everyday stressors." Sign us up. Class starts at 5 p.m. For more info, click here.
Friday-Sunday, Jan. 18-20
Grand Re-Opening Weekend at ZenStudio: The Heights fitness studio underwent big renovation plans over the past few months, but now it's ready to rock and roll. To celebrate the new and expanded space, ZenStudio is offering all sorts of fit fun, including free classes all day Saturday. For more info, click here.