Puppies, music, giant inflatables ... Bring it on.
Friday, March 22
Brothers Osborne at the Robinson Center: John and J.T. Osborne are back on the road for their world tour, bringing their unique American country music sound along with them. The brothers will be joined by special guest Devon Gilfillian, and showtime's at 7 p.m. For more info, click here.
"The Best Man" Opening Night at The Weekend Theater: Do not adjust your screens. It is not 2020. But that won't stop the drama from unfolding on stage as two candidates battle it out to become their party's nominee in this play written by Gore Vidal. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
The Glow at the Ron Robinson Theater: Epiphany Morrow, best known for his role as the frontman of the jazz- and funk-infused hip-hop ensemble Big Piph & Tomorrow Maybe, takes on a different light in this New Age narrative one-man show. Expect to see life "through the lenses of purpose, humor, creativity, race and a global perspective" with Corey Harris serving as the show's music director. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more info, click here.
Saturday, March 23
The Great Inflatable Race at Stone Links Golf Course: Get pumped, you guys. This fun run is like the state fair meets elementary school field day. It’s 3.1 miles of moon bounce-type slides, obstacles and childlike wonder. The first wave of runners starts at 9 a.m. For more info, click here.
Bizarre Bazaar at the River Market Pavilions: When spring has officially sprung, you spend your Saturdays at the River Market. During this outdoor shopping event, you can peruse a wide variety of unique items like handmade jewelry, crafts, art, antiques and vintage items, fun decor and funky clothing. Shopping hours are 12-4 p.m. For more info, click here.
National Puppy Day at Bark Bar: All bets (and age requirements) are off. In honor of the world's fluffiest holiday, this SoMa spot is waiving its age limit so all pups with proof of shots are welcome to come play. Join the cuteness and get a $1 off Spaniel Sundaes for your pup. Stop in from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. For more info, click here.
Alabama at Verizon Arena: Prepare to have "Song of the South" stuck in your head for the foreseeable future. One of the most-awarded bands in country music history, Alabama is celebrating its 50th anniversary tour with a foot-stomping stop in North Little Rock. To top it off, the boys are joined by The Charlie Daniels Band. BYO-sweet potato pie. Showtime is 7 p.m. For more info, click here.
Ask the Olsens at Plantopia Home and Garden Center: First the Osbornes, now the Olsens. Botanica Gardens and Plantopia owner Chris Olsen and brother Buddy Olsen, owner of Horticare, are teaming up to offer advice on all things landscaping. Come with questions about gardens, plants, chemicals or maintenance and leave a happy, educated camper. The knowledge flies at 9:30 a.m. For more info, click here.
Thursday - Saturday, March 21 - 23
A Taste of the Emerald Coast at Petit & Keet: Best staycation ever. This west Little Rock restaurant is pulling from its Florida ties to bring a little sunshine to The Natural State. Think: signature crab cakes, seafood gumbo, smoked tuna dip and rum punch. Hours are 4-10 p.m. Thursday and 4-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more info, click here.
Thursday - Sunday, March 21-24
"Chicago" Final Weekend at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre: It's your last chance to get in on the razzle dazzle, ladies and gents. 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. For showtimes and more info, click here.