Corndogs, yoga, "Beetlejuice" and more fall fun awaits.
Thursday, Oct. 17
Food Truck Thursday at the Pulaski County Administration Building: Time to fill that food truck-shaped hole in your life. This monthly meetup at 201 S. Broadway St. will welcome eats like Bragg's Big Bites, Southern Cravings & Catering, Tren Al Sur and more. Be there 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. to get the goods. For more info, click here.
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. Make sure you stop by The Charlotte John Company for food, candy, costumes and drinks. For more info on Third Thursday, click here.
Fountain Fest at the Terry House: It’s time to get artsy. Hosted by the AAC Contemporaries, this big outdoor party is traditionally centered around the Arkansas Arts Center's Carrie Remmel Dickinson Fountain, but since it's currently under renovations, the fun is moving down the block. Food from Petit & Keet and the Chenal Country Club, sweets from the UA Pulaski Tech Culinary Arts Institute, and local brews from Stone’s Throw await, along with live music, hands-on art projects and more. It all starts at 5:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
Strut Your Pup Doggie Beauty Pageant at Argenta Community Theater: It doesn't get much cuter than this, folks. Benefiting the North Little Rock Friends of Animals shelter, this fashion show is all about Fido, along with an open bar and hors d'oeuvres for the humans. Doors open with a cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. For more info, click here, and get your tickets here.
Fit + Fabulous Outdoor Fitness Series at the Outlets of Little Rock: Get your sweat on at this free outdoor class led by ZenStudio. The Outlets will provide treats, swag and store deals to go along with the long-awaited fall weather. Class starts at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
The Next Course at Ben E. Keith Foods Mid-South: Have mercy. This annual event showcases eats from some of the state’s finest chefs in one to-die-for, five-course dinner. Proceeds from the event go to Youth Home, an organization that provides mental health programs for teens and families. The feast begins with a wine reception at 6 p.m. and the first course at 7 p.m. For more info, click here.
"Vertigo" Screening at Ron Robinson Theater: Hope you're good with heights. Hitchcocktoberfest continues with this 1958 classic so load up on Dramamine and be there. Showtime is 7 p.m. For more info, click here.
Haunted Tours of Little Rock in the Quapaw Quarter: If you've ever wondered if one of these neighborhood homes is haunted, this is the tour for you. The bus tour promises an evening of spooky fun and local history. Some of the neighborhood's most iconic sites are on the list, including the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, Curran Hall and, of course, Mount Holly Cemetery. The haunting starts at 7 p.m. For more info, click here.
Friday, Oct. 18
Open House at Rattlesnake Ridge Trail: Lace up those hiking boots. The trails at Rattlesnake Ridge Natural Area are officially opening five miles of hiking and mountain biking trails for the folks of central Arkansas. To mark the opening, they're inviting the public to come out and enjoy the newly completed trail from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. For more info, click here.
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. Highlights include the exhibit openings at Argenta's Laman Library and Thea Foundation, plus a part-harvest festival for the kids, part-cocktail party for the 21+ crowd at the Innovation Hub. The Art Walk runs from 5-8 p.m. For more info, click here.
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Celebrate! Maya FriendRaiser at Trapnall Hall: The Celebrate! Maya Project, an Arkansas-based nonprofit honoring Maya Angelou, will host this fifth annual bash including poetry, live music, hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction. Get your Maya on from 6-8 p.m. Bonus: This year's event kicks off three days of fifth anniversary celebrations. For more info, click here.
Boo at the Zoo Adult Night at the Little Rock Zoo: Leave the little monsters at home and come enjoy this grownups-only even. Expect trick-or-treating for libations, haunted houses and trains, spooky food trucks and more. The fun lasts from 6-9 p.m. For more info, click here.
"Beetlejuice" Screening at Ron Robinson Theater: We're only gonna say this once (definitely not three times): There's nothing quite like watching this 1988 flick on the big screen. And if anyone knows how we talk Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis into adopting us, let us know. Showtime is 7 p.m., but if you want a little extra action, stick around for "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at 9:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
"Wizard of Oz" Opening Night at Wildwood Park for the Arts: Yep, definitely not Kansas. L. Frank Baum's classic tale comes to life on the Wildwood stage with all your favorite songs and characters in tow, including a pair of very sparkly shoes. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
Saturday, Oct. 19
Halloween Half Marathon/5K at the North Shore Riverwalk: A frightfully fun new run is in town. Goblins and ghouls of all varieties and ages are invited to join one of two timed courses — the half marathon or 5K — and costumes are very much encouraged. Race participants will receive a custom finisher's medal, a shirt and access to all the race day festivities. The half starts at 7 a.m. and the 5K kicks off at 9 a.m. For more info, click here.
Harvest Festival at The Bramble Market: Bring on the seasonal goodness. Expect vendors, hayrides, pumpkin decorating, food trucks and more at this fall fest. Proceeds benefit Joe T. Robinson Middle school and the West Pulaski Fire Department. The fun lasts 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. For moe info, click here.
Little Rock Pride Fest in the River Market: Get ready to celebrate, Little Rock. This annual fest includes performances by Betty Who, Thea Austin, DJ Kecia, Chloe Jacobs, Bijoux and more. There's also a parade down President Clinton Ave., a family fun zone, pride yoga and an after party at Fassler Hall. It all kicks off at noon. BYO-rainbow. For more info, click here.
Fall Favorites Wine Tasting at O'Looney's Wine & Liquor: Oktoberfest may be going strong, but don't forget the vino. This monthly gathering is all about fall's tastiest wines and we're all in. Stop in 2-4 p.m. For more info, click here.
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Friday & Saturday, Oct. 18 & 19
Carnival Bizarre at Argenta Community Theatre: Not into haunted houses? Maybe cirque and sideshow theatrics are more your Halloween style. This third annual event promises plenty of it, complete with eats, drinks, drag and costumes The bizarre bash will be held two nights this year, and both start at 8 p.m. For more info, click here.
Sunday, Oct. 20
Yogathon Arkansas at The Dome: Eight hours full of 14 classes should be enough to scratch your yoga itch. From restorative flow to trauma yoga and everything in between, it's all here at this event that doubles as a fundraiser for Women & Children First. The flow kicks off at 11 a.m. For more info, click here.
Dark Market at Vino's: Think Halloween is the most wonderful time of the year? This macabre pop-up is for you. Local vendors will be on hand with strange art, tarot readings, unique crystals and more for you to peruse. Get your fill of spookiness noon - 5 p.m. For more info, click here.
DIY Macrame Plant Hanger at South Main Creative: Time to do right by your kiddos, plant parents. Learn how to make your own macrame hanger and leave with a small pothos plot ready for a new home. Class starts at 2 p.m. For more info, click here.
Friday-Sunday, Oct. 18-20
"Sleepy Hollow" at UA-PTC CHARTS Theater: Heads up, Ichabod. This creepy classic tale gets a new life thanks to this retelling by Ballet Arkansas. You have four chances to catch the show: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more info, click here.
Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 17-20:
Last Days of the Arkansas State Fair at the Fairgrounds: Some things never change, and one of those things is the fair. The lights, the sights and the deep fried perfection are all waiting for you. All you have to do is answer their siren call get yourself a corndog. For more info, click here.
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