Movie screenings, yoga and a whole lotta ice cream.
Thursday, Jan. 31
Science After Dark: Troopers vs Trekkies at the Museum of Discovery: Easy does it … This edition of the MoD's monthly grownup meetup is poking the intergalactic bear by posing the eternal question: "Star Wars" or "Star Trek?" Swear your allegiance through space battleship pong, cardboard costumes, a drunken Storm Trooper shooting gallery and lots more. There will be eats from Fassler Hall and beer from Stone’s Throw, as well as themed drinks for both sides: Vader-ade and The Red Shirt. It all kicks off at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
Vegan Night at Table 28: This west Little Rock restaurant is going vegan. Well, for a few nights, anyway. On the third and final night of this returning special menu, expect four courses of animal-free deliciousness. Come for the curried sweet potato and coconut bisque with cinnamon croutons, stay for the espresso creme caramel with spiced pecans. Dinner is served 4 - 9 p.m. For more info, click here.
"Within Our Gates" at Ron Robinson Theater: In honor of Black History Month, CALS will host the Movies of a Movement: The Civil Rights & Social Change Collection on Thursday nights for just $5 a pop. First up is this 1920 silent film portraying the racial climate in the U.S. during the years of Jim Crow and the revival of the Ku Klux Klan. Produced, written and directed by Oscar Micheaux, it is the oldest known surviving film made by an African-American director. Showtime is 6:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
The Art of Failure at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub: The Yarn storytelling initiative is diving deep into a difficult topic to kick of its 2019 run. At this production, 10 storytellers will share true tales that shine a light on steps to success and the detours along the way. It all starts at 7 p.m. For more info, click here.
"Antiquities" at Riverdale 10 Cinema: Set and shot in North Little Rock, this indie film finally hit the jackpot — theater release! This is your last day to see what all the fuss is about and support Arkansas filmmakers (Graham Gordy, Daniel Campbell, Mary Steenburgen) during this exclusive central Arkansas theatrical engagement. For more info, click here.
"Photographing Frida" Opening Lecture at the Arkansas Arts Center: The AAC's highly anticipated spring exhibition is officially ready for visitors. "Photographing Frida: Portraits of Frida Kahlo" features 65 images of one of Mexico’s greatest painters taken by some of the most important photographers of the 20th century. The exhibit offers glimpses of Kahlo both "as art and artist," capturing everything from her tumultuous marriage to muralist Diego Rivera to her fascination with fashion to the intimate moments of her everyday life. The evening begins with a wine bar at 5:30 p.m., followed by the lecture "Her Own Muse: Fashioning Frida" by Raissa Bretaña at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
Friday, Feb. 1
Grand Opening at Happy Gray West: Located at 14710 West Cantrell just behind Pizza Cafe, this new resale shop is an expansion from the Sherwood location. Formerly known as Haven Resale, the boutique offers gently used women's clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry and accessories with all proceeds going to The Dorcas House in Little Rock. Store hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
The Art Department Presents Joëlle Storet at the Thea Foundation: In this installment of the quarterly series for Thea, we celebrate the work of Joëlle Storet, a Fayetteville-based artist who is exploring her colorful roots. Her exhibit titled "Awakening" will dive into the "deep Afro-Teutonic Synthesis" of the Belgian-born Congolese artist's work and her childhood. The opening reception includes food, drinks and the chance to win an original work by Storet. The art starts at 6:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
Saturday, Feb. 2
National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day at Loblolly Creamery: Fact: This holiday is a real thing and is celebrated on the first Saturday of February. Fact: You can eat your weight in cereal milk-flavored ice cream, cold brew floats and Will's Cinnamon Shop cinnamon roll sundaes. Fact: We may die of excitement, or maybe diabetes, whichever gets us first. Come get the goods from 9 a.m. - noon. For more info, click here.
Intro to Homebrewing at The Water Buffalo: The brewing supply store is going all in on the brews this Saturday morning. Students can expect lessons on ingredients, instructions and methods, as well as the overwhelming urge to host a cookout at their place and show off their new skills. The course starts at 10 a.m. For more info, click here.
Sunday, Feb. 3
Super Bowl Watch Parties in Little Rock: Come on, we know what your Sunday plans are. But if you're looking for a new place to watch...
Restore: A Self-Care Practice at Beige: If you're more into downward dogs than touchdowns, we've got you covered. This 90-minute experience includes a candlelit yoga sesh, sound bath and aromatherapy, all to help press the reset button. The ohm starts at 4:40 p.m. For more info, click here.
Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 2 & 3
Ice Cream Brunch at At the Corner: Holy Cherry Garcia, Batman. At the Corner is playing for keeps with its third annual Ice Cream Brunch. We're talking everything from ice cream poutine and french toast to ice cream cake crepes. Get your fill from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Sunday. For more info, click here.