Fashion and food trucks and alpacas — oh, yes!
Thursday, March 7
Easterseals Arkansas Fashion Event at the Statehouse Convention Center: It doesn't get much more wonderful than this. An annual favorite event, this runway fashion show stars professional and Easterseals models sporting fashions from local boutiques. Heather Brown and Moose from Alice 107.7 will emcee the evening, which also includes live music by Boom Kinetic, gourmet food and silent and live auctions. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
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Night at the Museum at the Old State House Museum: Move over, Ben Stiller. This brand new monthly program from the OSHM is all about bringing history to life. Folks 21 and older can get in on games, activities, libations and learning through themes like Indiana Jones and "Back to the Future.' To kick it all off, this week covers everything from the prehistoric era to the Civil War. The fun lasts from 6-9 p.m. For more info, click here.
Serve the Rock at Dickey-Stephens Park: If you’ve wanted to get involved with local nonprofits, but haven’t exactly found where you fit best, now’s your chance. More than 30 charities and nonprofits in the area will be set up and ready to tell you about how you can plug in. Hear from organizations like the Museum of Discovery, Alzheimer's Association and Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance in a business after-hours setting. It kicks off at 5 p.m. For more info, click here.
"Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise" Screening at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center: The icon and Arkansas native is at the center of this documentary. Celebrating Women's History Month, guests are invited to watch this intimate glimpse into Angelou’s journey from the Depression-era South to speaking at a presidential inauguration and beyond. Showtime is 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
Friday, March 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 , the Old State House Museum and Nexus Coffee and Creative. The fun lasts until 8 p.m. For more info, click here.
Girls Night Out with Arkansas Yoga Collective at ZenStudio: Time to get bendy, ladies. This duo is teaming up for International Women’s Day with an evening of yoga, wine and chocolate. Sarah Pilcher will lead the 45-minute empowering yoga sesh, and proceeds benefit Arkansas Women’s Outreach. Class starts at 6:45 p.m. For more info, click here.
Cactus and Succulent Garden Workshop at The Meteor Cafe: Whether your thumb is green or the color of perpetual death, the Phantom Palm team (a branch-off of Electric Ghost) will walk you through the process of building a small tabletop garden, step by step. You'll go home with three cacti or succulents, a planter, soil and amenities and a game plan for helping your desktop desert thrive. Plus, The Meteor will offer happy hour pricing for anyone with a ticket. The workshop starts at 6:45 p.m. For more info, click here.
Saturday, March 9
Keep Little Rock Beautiful across the metro: This weekend you have a chance to do your civic duty and help The Natural State live up to its name. Now in its 10th year, this city-wide effort is part of the Great American Cleanup. There are tons of organized activities led by neighborhood or volunteer groups, so pick one and roll up your sleeves. It's time to get to work. For more info, click here.
Alpacapalooza at Heifer Village and Urban Farm: And now for something completely different. This family-friendly outdoor bash is all to celebrate urban and rural farming in the are. Pack up the kiddos and come enjoy crafts, food trucks, vendors and, yes, alpacas. The palooza parties 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. For more info, click here.
Black & Gold: A Fundraiser Cabaret at The Weekend Theater: This local theater is showing a little skin on Saturday. A night of music, comedy, hors d'oeuvres, drinks and an art auction await, as well as entertainment from singers, dancers and the Foul Play Cabaret, a burlesque dance troupe from Hot Springs. Wear your black and gold and come help raise funds for the theater. It all starts at 7:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
Thursday - Saturday, March 7-9
FOCAL Used Book Sale at the CALS Main Library: Time to get a head start on that summer reading list. The library basement is full of thousands of gently read books, and for the pocket change price tag, they are practically calling your name. FOCAL members can get River Market Books & Gifts discounts and early entry on Thursday night. For the rest of us, sale hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday. Pro tip: Bring a backpack. For more info, click here.
Sunday, March 10
One-Year Anniversary Party at Proof Bar & Lounge: Bring on the deliciousness. This Hillcrest spot is celebrating its big birthday all day long, and you're invited. First, Delta Biscuit Company food truck will serve up brunch from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., then the smoked meats hit at 5 p.m. along with the release of a special single-barrel whiskey from Rock Town Distillery. The day will also include music, giveaways and more until closing time at 11 p.m. For more info, click here.
Saturday & Sunday, March 9 & 10
Classical Mystery Tour: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band at the Robinson Center: Penny Lane is calling. In honor of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' iconic "Sgt. Pepper's" album, this traveling show will revisit some of their most-loved songs, all backed by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. The tour is based on the original Broadway show "Beatlemania" and features original members of the cast taking up the reins as John, Paul, George and Ringo. You have two chances to catch the show: 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. For more info, click here.
Friday - Sunday, March 8-10
Bella Rustina Modern Vintage Market at 2616 S. Shackleford Road: Rejoice, estate sale lovers. This beloved market is back in a new location (taking over the former Gordmans space), complete with more than 225 booths of antiques, vintage items and more from all over the country. Shopping hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 12-5 p.m. on Sunday. For more info, click here.