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Thursday, Feb. 7

First Thursday Shop & Sip in Hillcrest: It’s the first Thursday of the month, and you know what that means — time to get your Hillcrest shop 'n' sip on. Soak up the Kavanaugh vibes while you take advantage of the discounts, later hours, pop-up vendors and live music. This month, make sure to get your fill of eats and music at Cafe Bossa Nova and Valentine's Day crafting at La Terraza For more info, click here.

Shhhhh-icago Speakeasy at Rock Town Distillery: Party like it's 1926. The Arkansas Repertory Theatre's comeback season kicks off with "Chicago" on Feb. 20, which means there's conceivably no other way to celebrate than with a "Chicago"-themed speakeasy. Be one of the first to taste Rock Town Distillery's new drink "All That Razz!" while cast members Rachel Perlman and Erik Joshua Clack perform a few sets of tap dance to Jazz Age music. The party starts at 5:30 p.m., but following speakeasy tradition, a password is required. (Hint: The password is a famous lyric from a "Chicago" song.) For more info, click here.

"Malcolm X" 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. Next in the series is this biographical drama directed and co-written by Spike Lee dramatizing key events in Afro-American activist Malcolm X's life including his criminal career, his incarceration, his journey with the Nation of Islam and his assassination. Showtime is 6:30 p.m. For more info, click here.

More movie talk: Ron Robinson Theater Hosts Date Night Movie Series in February

 

Friday, Feb. 8

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 exhibits at The Rep, Historic Arkansas Museum, CALS  and The Bookstore at Library Square, as well as Galentine's Night at Bella Vita and a screening of "The Creature from the Black Lagoon" at the Old State House Museum. The fun lasts until 8 p.m. For more info, click here.

Fifth Anniversary Show Opening at Moxy Modern Mercantile: Holy moly, Moxy's turning five! To celebrate, the SoMa shop is hosting an exhibit by Christopher Copeland titled "Faces Unknown." See if for yourself and get in on light bites and drinks while you're at it. It starts at 5 p.m. For more info, click here.

 

Saturday, Feb. 9

Hip hop yoga at Athleta: With the day we've got lined up, something tells us you might need this. Get in on this free hip hop yoga sesh with instructor Valerie Luquette Talburt at The Promenade at Chenal. Class begins at 8:30 a.m. For more info, click here.

National Pizza Day + Birthday Party at Raduno Brick Oven & Barroom: Confetti cannons at the ready, boys. The SoMa pizzeria is marking four years of business on our greatest national holiday with all kinds of deliciousness, including $10 classic pies, $4 draft beers, a brunch special featuring Mr. Mason’s Pit Bar-B-Q and fan-favorite menu items from years past. Restaurant hours are 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. For more info, click here.

Wine and Chocolate Tasting at Colonial Wines & Spirits: What goes together better than chocolate and wine? Not much. And Colonial is indulging that delicious love affair by pairing a lineup of some of its best wines with special selections from Izard Chocolate's locally-made artisan sweets. Come get a taste starting at 1 p.m. For more info, click here.

Cheers! A Spirited Cheat Sheet for Your Valentine's Sweet Treats

Chocolate Fantasy Ball at the Statehouse Convention Center: Have mercy. The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas will host its annual event including music, dancing, auctions, dinner and of course, unbelievable amounts of chocolate. Pro tip: Don't skip on the signature chocolate martinis. The sweetness starts at 6 p.m. For more information, click here.

Read our Feb. cover story: Happy Meals: The Carters Cozy Up to the Ronald McDonald House Mission

 

Sunday, Feb. 10

Valentine's Brunch Market at Fassler Hall: Find the perfect gift for that special someone in your life (or yourself, no judgement) at this Sunday afternoon gathering. Hosted by local creatives, the market will be stocked with Valentine-ready jewelry, prints, sweets and more, alongside brunch, mimosas and Lost Forty's holiday-appropriate Barrel-Aged Love Honey Bock on draft for the beer-inclined. Be there from noon - 3 p.m. For more info, click here.

Fusion: The Mighty Mississippi at the Clinton Presidential Center: The center's new temporary exhibit, "The Mighty Mississippi: A Mosaic of America's Growth," explores how the river affected everything from commerce to environment to pop culture and beyond. The exhibit is part of the center's third annual Fusion: Arts + Humanities Arkansas program, and this gathering includes a keynote address by nationally-recognized photographer, filmmaker and folklorist Tom Rankin; a Delta Blues musical performance by Grammy Award-winning musician David Evans; and special performances by the Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra Jazz Ensemble and North Little Rock High School theater students. It starts at 5:30 p.m. For more info, click here.

Read on: Clinton Center to Launch Exhibit Exploring the Mighty Mississippi

 

Saturday & Sunday, Feb 9 & 10

"Something Wonderful" at the Robinson Center: You know the music, but you've never seen it quite like this. In the next installment of the 2018-2019 Acxiom Pops Live! Series, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will give audiences a healthy dose of some of theater's most-loved music, including Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music," "The King and I," "Carousel" and "Oklahoma!" Hosting the event will be none other than Oscar "Andy" Hammerstein III, grandson of librettist and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II. 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.

 

Friday - Sunday, Feb. 8 - 10

Love in Harmony at South on Main: Just in time for Valentine's Day, this weekend series features musical couples making beautiful music together. On Friday night, Cindy Woolf (The Wildflower Revue) and Mark Bilyeau (Big Smith) will take the stage, followed by Kami Renee and Gavin Le'nard (of Dazz & Brie) on Saturday and Angela Paradis and Derek Wood (The Going Jessies) on Sunday. For more info, click here.

 

Want more sweetness? Check out our guide to all things Valentine.