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Thursday, Feb. 21
Art of Motion and Music: Movement and Frida at the Arkansas Arts Center: Ashley Bowman, artistic director and founding member of the Artifact Dance Project, is teaming up with the AAC to dig into the art and psyche of Frida Kahlo. Bowman will discuss how dance became the unlikely form of expression for someone with so many physical barriers. A wine reception kicks off the evening at 5:30 p.m. followed by the lecture at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
"Selma" at Ron Robinson Theater: In honor of Black History Month, CALS is hosting the Movies of a Movement: The Civil Rights & Social Change Collection on Thursday nights for just $5 a pop. Rounding out the series is this 2014 historical drama based on the 1965 voting rights marches from Selma to Montgomery. 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. 22
"Chicago" Opening Night at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre: Get ready for the razzle dazzle, y'all. The Rep is back with a bang bringing the longest-running American musical in Broadway history to the stage. You know the drill: This iconic show follows the murder trial of Roxie Hart, fellow inmate Velma Kelly and the slick-talking attorney Billy Flynn. Showtime is 8 p.m., then stick around after the play for a champagne toast. For more info, click here.
Read more: Catch Up With the Cast of "Chicago"
Wakanda Night: A Yoga Event at Studio 501: Tell Kendrick he's on in five. Judy Kay of Journey with Judy will lead this energetic yoga sesh set to songs from the "Black Panther" soundtrack, and guests are invited to hang around afterward for light eats. BYO-mat and, yes, costumes are welcomed. The flow starts at 8 p.m. For more info, click here.
National Margarita Day across Little Rock: It's that special time of year again when people embrace the warm fuzziness all around with love in their hearts. Yep, we're talking about National Margarita Day. We made you a cheat sheet with all the local celebrations, but some of our faves include Local Lime, The Fold and Heights Tacos & Tamale. Party on, fiesta people.
Saturday, Feb. 23
Red Carpet Gala at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church: Bring on the paparazzi. The Wolfe Street Foundation's annual Oscars bash brings Hollywood to Little Rock with fine dining, dancing, live music, auctions and dazzling red carpet arrivals. While this event has traditionally been a watch party, Wolfe Street is changing things up this year with the move to Saturday night, giving you the chance to glitz up on the red carpet and still watch the awards from your couch in sweatpants on Sunday. The night begins at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
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Opera on the Rocks at the Junior League Ballroom: Join the state's only professional opera company, Opera in the Rock, at this fab gala. The night includes hors d'oeuvres, fine wine, a silent auction and, of course, an amazing operatic program featuring Arkansas native soprano and local favorite Keely Futterer. It all starts at 6:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
Argenta Reading Series with Angela Mitchell 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, award-winning author Angela Mitchell will present her work to the crowd, with Micah Fields 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.
"Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom" at UA-Pulaski Tech CHARTS Theater: Part of the college's lineup of events celebrating Black History Month, this nationally-touring show also marks the 90th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "Turning 15" tells the true story of Lynda Blackmon Lowery, the youngest person to march from Selma to Montgomery in the 1965 Selma voting rights march. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
Starry Starry Night at the Statehouse Convention Center: Hosted by ACCESS schools, this year's 21st annual fundraiser will mark the occasion with dinner, cocktails, live and silent auctions, an after party and a special program honoring individuals who have made the special needs organization possible. The event begins at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
Sunday, Feb. 24
Soup Sunday at the Statehouse Convention Center: Hope you’re hungry! Marking the event's 38th year of celebrating Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, Soup Sunday pulls in tons of soups, breads and sweets from some of Little Rock’s finest and favorite restaurants, all to raise money for the organization. The good eats happen from 4-7 p.m. For more info, click here.
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Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 23 & 24
Jessamyn Stanley Yoga Workshop at Barefoot Studio: With her notable online following, yoga teacher and writer Jessamyn Stanley has become a strong voice in the body positivity movement. In this two-day workshop, Stanley will lead fellow yogis in three different sessions, each one open to registration separately. For more info, click here.
"Ode to Joy" at the Robinson Center: Next up in the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s Masterworks Series is a performance featuring Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with more than 300 voices from intercollegiate and professional choruses from across the state, as well as spoken word performances presented in collaboration with Central Arkansas Library System. You have two chances to catch the performance: 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. For more info, click here.