Some bunny's gonna have an awesome weekend.
Thursday, April 18
Third Thursday in The Heights: It's like pregaming for the weekend with a local twist. During this monthly event, stores in The Heights extend hours until 8 p.m., and shoppers enjoy business open houses, music, eats and drinks, sales and specials. Word on the street is the Easter Bunny may make an appearance. For more info on Third Thursday, click here.
Ragin' Cajun Bash at Heifer International: You smell that? That’s the savory aroma of one of Little Rock’s most delicious annual events. The all-you-can-eat crawfish boil (with tons of trimmings, of course) also libations and live music. But the best part is that the night’s proceeds go to further CARTI's mission to promote compassionate care and high quality cancer treatment. The eats begin at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
Catfish Tales in Four Courses at the Historic Arkansas Museum: This foodie event kicks off the Arkansas Foodways Dinner Series for 2019. The dinner will center around catfish, the 2019 Arkansas Food of the Year, and will pay homage to the Southern staple with dishes designed to change the way we think about catfish. Chef Scott Rains of Table 28 will create a four-course contemporary take on the fish while Rock Town Distillery will serve up cocktails perfectly paired with the menu. Dinnertime is 6:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
Speakeasy Party at Four Quarter Bar: Just say the magic word. Come join the 1920's fun at this third annual fundraiser for the ALS Association of Arkansas where you'll sip Prohibition-style drinks and do a little swing dancing to the sounds of live jazz. Doors open at 7 p.m., and yes, costumes are encouraged. For more info, click here.
Friday, April 19
Third Friday Argenta Art Walk in North Little Rock: It's time to go on a walk, everybody. Lace up your comfy shoes because this fun walk is all about strolling through the Argenta Arts District’s monthly lineup of special exhibits. This month's highlights include an exhibit opening by North Little Rock artist Morgan Coven Herndon at the Argenta Library. The Art Walk runs from 5-8 p.m. For more info, click here.
"Native Gardens" Opening Night at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre: Things are about to get messy. The garden gloves come off in The Rep's newest comedy as neighbors go at it, challenging their ideas of race, taste, class and privilege. Showtime is 8 p.m., but we suggest showing up early for food trucks, then sticking around after the play for a champagne toast. For more info, click here.
Grand Opening at Lucky Lou's: Time to raise a glass, downtown. While some are still mourning the loss of Blue Canoe, a new joint has already moved in. Lucky Lou's is keeping pretty hush-hush about what to expect, but something (mainly the s'mores stations) tells us this campy bar will be right up our alley. Doors are open 1-10 p.m. For more info, click here.
Hello Spring Kickoff Party at Plantopia: Greeting the season with open arms? You're not the only one. This North Little Rock nursery is spreading the good spring vibes with a fiesta. Guests can enjoy margaritas, Mexican food, even a mariachi band as they peruse the new items in the garden, along with a 20% discount storewide. The party starts at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
Saturday, April 20
Yoga Warriors Fighting Colon Cancer Event at the DoubleTree Hotel: Now in its sixth year, FOX16 News anchor Donna Terrell is back with more yoga warriors, bigger and better than before, to bring awareness to colon cancer. Join in for a free and fabulous yoga sesh, raffles and giveaways. The class starts at 10 a.m., bring your own mat. For more info, click here.
Vintage & Craft Market at The Bernice Garden: Just in time for farmers market season, this popular pop-up will return to the garden featuring vintage items of all kinds, along with vendors, artists, jewelers, live music and more. Bonus: There will be food trucks and beer, too. The SoMa event will take place from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. For more info, click here.
Mutts & Matts at Bark Bar: We'll spare you the downward dog jokes, but just know it's taking a lot of restraint. Jenny Dunlap will be heading up this vinyasa flow yoga sesh where pups and yogis of all levels are invited. Class starts at 11 a.m. For more info, click here.
Autism Festival & Walk at War Memorial Stadium: The Arkansas Autism Foundation is celebrating a month of events marking Autism Awareness Month with this free fest. The day includes food, entertainment, an Easter egg hunt and a one-mile walk. Gates opens at 10 a.m. For more info, click here.
Spring Plant Fair at The Heights Neighborhood Garden: It might be news to you that The Heights even has a neighborhood garden, but nevertheless you're invited to 5305 Kavanaugh Blvd. to get your fill of organically-grown vegetables, herbs and more all grown by different Arkansas farmers. Plus, there's even a free gardening class with Garden manager Karl Heinbockel. The fair lasts from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more info, click here.
Easter Bunny Lunch at One Eleven: So your kids want to see the Easter Bunny, but the last thing you want to do is stand in line at the mall. Never fear. Here the kiddos can get some quality time with the big guys while fueling up on some of the city's finest eats (ditto for you), and even burn a little energy with an egg hunt. Lunchtime is at noon. For more info, click here.
Brunch with the Bunny at the Little Rock Zoo: If you're looking to start your day a little earlier, head for the zoo. Get in on the brunch buffet before taking photos with the Easter Bunny and hiding eggs for the elephants to find — yes, really. Brunch starts at 9 a.m. For more info, click here.
Cardiac Classic Bike Ride through Little Rock: Need to shake off the not-so-healthy eats? The Arkansas Heart Hospital has you covered with this annual bike ride featuring 20-, 35-, 50-mile and 100K routes along the Arkansas River Trail out past Pinnacle Mountain. It all begins at Burns Park at 7 a.m. For more info, click here.
Trust Tree Spring Fling at Lost Forty Brewing: For the uninitiated, Trust Tree is a nonprofit music and art camp for girls in central Arkansas. This family-friendly fest will include craft beer, music and activities for all ages like a succulent station and poetry writing. The fun starts at 3 p.m. For more info, click here.
Hop Hop Pop-Up Shop at 3604 Kavanaugh Blvd.: All the eco-goodness is coming to this Hillcrest space. Hosted by Hillcrest Waterbugs, guests can shop vendors specializing in fashion, plants, zero-waste housewares and more. And yes, the Big Bunny will be there. The pop-up lasts from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more info, click here.
Sunday, April 21
Easter Brunch in Little Rock: No matter how you plan to celebrate, there’s one thing we’re pretty sure makes everyone’s list: great food. Here are some of the top places to enjoy a fantastic meal with even more fantastic people:
- All-day Easter beer brunch at Lost Forty
- Two-day Easter brunch at At the Corner
- Raduno's Easter brunch in SoMa
- Easter brunch buffet on the Capital Hotel Mezzanine
- Rebel Kettle's Sunday best Easter brunch
Or check out our neighborhood dining guides for more options:
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