Fests, food trucks and fond farewells await.

 

Thursday, May 30

Science After Dark: Combust a Move! at the Museum of Discovery: "It's like Pyro Prom." When that's how organizers are describing this edition of the MoD's monthly grownup meetup, you know it's going to be fire (we'll see ourselves out). Expect lots of fire, explosions and dancing, complete with fire twirlers and professional break dancers. There will also be plenty of drinks and eats from Fassler Hall, Rock Town, Stone's Throw and Damgoode Pies. It all kicks off at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.

Women Make Arkansas Market at the Bernice Garden: The female creatives are getting in formation and we are so there. This inaugural event will spotlight the creations and talents of the women featured in Erin Wood's new book, "Women Make Arkansas: Conversations with 50 Creatives." The evening also includes live entertainment by Shannon Wurst, Rena Wren and others, as well as food trucks from Loblolly Creamery, Lost Forty Brewing and Low Ivy Catering. The market starts at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.

 

Friday, May 31

"Dazed & Confused" Screening at Ron Robinson Theater: School's out and CALS has a brand new movie series. Kicking off the "Rock & Reel" lineup is this 1993 classic about a few rowdy teens in the '70s just trying to make sure their summer is alright, alright, alright. Showtime is 7 p.m. For more info, click here.

 

Saturday, June 1

Tour de Rock through central Arkansas: Pulling in cyclists from across the country, this open-course ride winds through the metro before landing back at the finish line in North Little Rock. Afterward, riders and supporters can hit the after party complete with food, drinks and music. Funds raised for the ride support the work of CARTI cancer care programs. Riders will depart on a rolling start system, the first of which begins at 6:30 a.m. For more info, click here.

PK Cookout Grilling Festival at War Memorial Stadium: Yes, this fourth annual event is as tasty as it sounds with even more for attendees this year. You can watch the fun unfold as a spectator and get in on food trucks, drinks, music and cooking demonstrations.  But if you've got a PK Grill, a kickin’ recipe and the will to win, you could go home with prizes and glory. The fun runs from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more info, click here.

Love Your Dog Day at The Promenade at Chenal: Bring on the cuteness. Arkansas Veterinary Emergency and Specialists, CARE, the Humane Society and more are joining forces for this "celebration of all things dog." Stock up on treats, toys and the spa treatment for your pup, or find a new furry friend to take home. Be there 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. For more info, click here.

Scarchella at Pleasant Ridge Town Center: Sorry, West Coast. We've got a new fest on the brain. Scarlet is hosting this block party with live music from Boom Kinetic, fresh brews from Lost 40, food trucks, snow cones and festival games. Salon Scarlet will also have an on-site braid bar and festival accessories, as well as giveaways and discounts. Be there and be Instagram-ready starting at noon. For more info, click here.

Little Rock Polo Classic at the Windrush Polo Club: Now in its sixth year, this polo event includes a silent auction, jewelry raffle, a best-dressed competition, gourmet food and libations. Attendees will also have a chance to participate in the traditional divot stomp followed by a champagne toast. Proceeds go to Hope Rising Children's Home in Leogane, Haiti. The classic starts at 4 p.m. For more info, click here.

El Sur Street Food Co. at Stone's Throw Stifft Station: Every weekend in June, Stone's Throw's new digs will host a different food truck and first up is El Sur's taste of Central America. (P.S. If you haven't checked out the new Stifft Station taproom, here's your chance.) The eats will be available 5-9 p.m. For more info, click here.

 

Thursday - Saturday, May 30 - June 1

Last weekend at Cajun's Wharf: Well, friends. This is it. The Little Rock landmark is calling it quits after more than 40 years, but not before one heckuva going-away party. The weekend is full of live music, your favorite eats and, yes, your last shot at a Play De Do. For more info, click here.

Miss the memo? Catch up here: Cajun's Wharf to Close on June 1

A Taste of the Emerald Coast Summer Kickoff at Petit & Keet: Oh, hello, deliciousness. After a popular run during spring break, this west Little Rock restaurant is once again pulling from its Florida ties to bring a little sunshine to The Natural State. Think: signature crab cakes, oysters, summer sangria and a new summer cocktail menu. Hours are 4-10 p.m. Thursday and 4-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more info, click here.

 

Sunday, June 2

Bridge Builders: An Inspiring Conversation with Samantha Allen at the Clinton Presidential Center: Pride Month starts strong with the author of "Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States." Allen, a trans journalist, will discuss the themes of "hope, joy, friendship and the exhilarating possibility of change for the better" covered in the book and more. The program is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. It starts at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.

 

Friday - Sunday, May 31 - June 2

Grand Opening Weekend at Club Pilates: Time to get your sweat on, y'all. The newest Club Pilates location is finally opening its doors at 16900 Chenal Pkwy. and is celebrating with all sorts of goodness. You can expect discounts, intro classes, prizes and giveaways. For more info, click here.