Equal parts spooky and quaint. 

 

Thursday, Oct. 31

Vegan Night at Table 28: This west Little Rock restaurant is going vegan. Well, for a few nights, anyway. On the third and final night of this returning special menu, expect three courses of animal-free deliciousness. Come for the cornflake-crusted butternut squash, stay for the chocolate coffee cake with mocha mousse. Dinner starts at  4 p.m. For more info, click here.

Third Thursday Fright in The Heights: It's about to get frightening in The Heights at this weekend pregame. During this monthly event, stores in The Heights extend hours and shoppers enjoy business open houses, music, eats and drinks, sales and specials. This time around, everything is getting the spooky treatment so get your trick-or-treat on at your favorite local shops. For more info, click here.

Night Brunch of Tricks & Treats at At the Corner: It's like brinner, but better. Your favorite downtown brunch spot is taking things to the next level with this Halloween-themed brunch. Expect to be more treated than tricked, especially if you're in costume. Brunch starts at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.

Yes, there is SO MUCH MORE happening on Oct. 31. Here's everything you need to know:

 

Friday, Nov. 1

Nightmare on Sixth Street Halloween Party at The Rail Yard: Ok, just one more, we promise. This bash includes a costume contest, food trucks, vendors and music from DJ Jacob Reyes and Monsterboy. Be there 3:30 - 10 p.m. For more info, click here.

SoMa After Dark in the South Main District: One of Little Rock's most unique neighborhoods finally got its own bash. Expect to see local businesses offering later hours and activities tailored to their specialties. Stop in at any of your favorite haunts to find fun like a Day of the Dead party at Atlas Bar, ghoulish cocktails at Raduno and a screening of "The Breakfast Club" at The Bernice Garden. It all starts at 5 p.m. For more info, click here.

Little Rock Night Market at the River Market Pavilions: New location, same good vibes. This family-friendly market is back for the last meetup of the year with an array of food trucks, drinks, live music and local vendor booths. Stop in from 5-11 p.m. For more info, click here.

Cocktails & Kittens at SoMa Animal Clinic: We'll take the catbernet, please. This evening benefits CLAWS (Cats' Lives Are Worth Saving) with an evening of wine, beer and frozen cocktails while hanging out with kittens that are up for adoption. Stop in 5-8 p.m. For more info, click here.

Campin' Out at the Joseph Pfeifer Kiwanis Camp: Pass the s'mores. Guests are in for a casual evening filled with food, drinks, entertainment, a silent auction and s'mores, of course. All proceeds go to the Pfeifer Camp and its work helping children in central Arkansas. Get in on the action from 6-9 p.m. For more info, click here.

The Art Department Presents Justin Bryant at the Thea Foundation: This installment of the quarterly series for Thea highlights the work of Arkansas native Justin Bryant. His new exhibit titled "Myriad Subtleties" "investigates the past and present imagery of African-Americans to reflect a multi-contextual narrative of poetry, personal narrative and history." The opening reception includes food, drinks and the chance to win an original work by Bryant. The art starts at 6:30 p.m. For more info, click here.

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Saturday, Nov. 2

Holiday Open House at Bella Vita Jewelry: We're not wasting any time on the holiday season, folks. Stop by this downtown shop to get first dibs on specially-picked ornaments and decorations, treats, giveaways and new one-of-a-kind Bella Vita items. Shop hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more info, click here.

Dia de los Muertos Festival at the Central High School Museum: If you've never been to a traditional Day of the Dead celebration, it's time to change that. All ages are invited to enjoy crafts, food, performances by Ballet Quetzalli and more. The fest lasts noon - 5 p.m. For more info, click here.

Rockin' in the Garden at The Bernice Garden: For the uninitiated, Trust Tree is a nonprofit music and art camp for girls in central Arkansas. This family-friendly event will include performances by Trust Tree campers, Better Get Your Britches and Waco Kids, as well as a photo booth, face painting, zine-making, vinyl record painting, snacks and Lost Forty brews. The fun lasts 4-7 p.m. For more info, click here.

Tailgate Pawty at Bark Bar: Know what'll lessen the blow of a not-so-hot Hogs season? Watching the game with man's best friend. Oh, and barbecue, beer and a tail-wagging contest will help, too. It starts at 2 p.m. For more info, click here.

Fest for the Cure at Diamond Bear Brewing: More pink power, please. This weekend, the NLR brewery is bringing back its beer and wine festival benefiting Komen Arkansas. The day comes complete with food trucks, a souvenir tasting glass, lawn games and a showing of the Hogs game. It all starts at 5:30 p.m. For more info, click here.

Opus Ball XXXV at the Little Rock Marriott: This is it, symphony lovers. The annual Arkansas Symphony Orchestra grand ball is upon us. This black tie affair puts on the ritz to raise funds for music education and outreach programs for children across the state of Arkansas. Guests will enjoy a night of fine dining, auctions and a unique blend of the arts based around Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons." The ball begins at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.

Read our November feature: Pitch Perfect: A Marriage of Music and Art

"The Wizard of Oz" Singalong at Ron Robinson Theater: We know, it's nearly impossible to watch some movies and not sing along, and this is one of 'em. Come sing your heart out with Dorothy and the gang at 7 p.m. For more info, click here.

Opera in the Rock at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre: The state's only professional opera company is diving into a pop culture favorite with its upcoming concert "Souvenir: a Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins." Showtime is 7:30 p.m. For more info, click here.

 

Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 31 - Nov. 2

Fall Adventures at The Pine Hill Ranch: Well, if this isn't the most picturesque autumn evening. Horse-drawn hayrides, games and activities await guests, along with all the s'mores you can eat. Hours are 5-7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 3-7 p.m. Saturday. For more info, click here.

 

Sunday, Nov. 3

Silent Sunday at the Statehouse Convention Center: Hope you're hungry. This annual event brings together the area's best independent restaurants (and their signature dishes) in one of the biggest tasting events in the state. Even better, proceeds go toward technology programs at the Arkansas School for the Deaf. Lunch starts at noon. For more info, click here.

Hillcrest Pumpkin Roll in Hillcrest: It’s November, meaning your jack-o'-lantern's probably a little ripe. And since clearly the best way to dispose of it is to propel it down a steep slope in your neighborhood, that’s exactly what’s going to happen on Sunday on Hill Road, just like it’s happened for the past 15 years. There are prizes for kids and adults, and proceeds benefit Camp Aldersgate. The pumpkins fly at 2 p.m. For more info, click here.

Pettaway Pumpkin Smash at Pettaway Park: Ok, so if the high-velocity roll isn't your style, this should be more your speed. Come smash your funky-smellin' pumpkin or smash one from the organizers' stash, then check out the free games, food, prizes and baking contest. The smashing starts at 2 p.m. For more info, click here.

 

Friday-Sunday, Nov. 1-3

"Escape to Margaritaville" at the Robinson Center: Still looking for that shaker of salt.  Jimmy Buffett's musical romantic comedy follows the story of a singer/bartender who falls for a tourist at a Caribbean getaway, until paradise is threatened by a volcano. The show includes some of Buffett's classics like "Fins," "Volcano," "Cheeseburger in Paradise" and, of course, "Margaritaville," alongside a host of original songs. You have four chances to see the show: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. For more info, click here.

 

Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 31 - Nov. 3

Kaleidoscope Film Festival in Argenta: Now in its fifth year, this LGBTQ film fest “celebrates the diversity of the LGBT community and filmmakers by presenting poignant and thought-provoking films documenting LGBT lives truthfully and with respect.” Kaleidoscope 2019 includes everything from horror classics to documentaries to short films from local filmmakers. For more info, click here.