Pub crawls, kitten yoga and a whole mess of food trucks await.
Thursday, Nov. 7
Fit + Fabulous Fitness Series at the Outlets of Little Rock: Get your sweat on at this free class led by Full Out Barre. The Outlets will provide treats, swag and store deals with this sweat sesh held in space M115, across from J.Crew Factory. Class starts at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
Aiming for Zero at the Grandeur House: This Arkansas nonprofit is taking things to the garden for this annual fundraising event. An evening of alfresco Southern eats from Petit & Keet await guests, as well as live music by Hemmed in Hollow, a wine pull, live auction and raffle baskets. The night celebrates National Adoption Month while proceeds go to Project Zero's mission of helping kids in foster care find their forever homes. It all starts at 6:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
Friday, Nov. 8
Second Friday Art Night in downtown Little Rock: Bring on the 2FAN. It’s time for the monthly roundup of downtown businesses opening their doors for an after-hours gallery walk. Highlights include a screening of "Meet Me in St. Louis" at the Old State House Museum, live music and beer at the Historic Arkansas Museum, an exhibit opening at The Bookstore at Library Square and an art show at The Rep. The fun lasts 5-8 p.m. For more info, click here.
Lululemon Pub Run at Fassler Hall: First we run, then we sip. Make your way around downtown breweries with local brews to spur you along (the first beer at each stop is on Lulu). And don't worry, you can walk, too. The trek starts at 6:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
Saturday, Nov. 9
Cats on Mats at the Little Rock Animal Village: Move over, downward dog. This one's for the felines. The kitten yoga trend continues with a sesh led by yogi Jo Ann Camp, including some one-on-one time with adoptable kittens, coffee and treats. All proceeds go to the Little Rock Animal Village. Come get your flow on at 9 a.m. For more info, click here.
Fall Into Nature Fest at Rattlesnake Ridge: Oh, there you are, autumn. Come learn all about how to enjoy The Natural State from folks like the Central Arkansas Trail Alliance, Friends of Fourche Creek, Rock Town River Outfitters and The Nature Conservancy. While you're there, make sure to hit the El Sur Street Food Co. truck and the Flyway Brewing beer garden. The outdoor fun lasts 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more info, click here.
One Year Anniversary Party at The Rail Yard: Has it been 365 days already? Whether we're in a time warp or not, we're still joining the food trucks, live music and drink specials all day long to celebrate. The fun starts at 11 a.m. For more info, click here.
Sicily Visits Little Rock across the metro: The South meets southern Italy in a "journey through wine, food, olive oil and arts." Um, yes, please. There's a cooking class with Sicilian Chef Pino Maggiore and a showcase of Sicilian artistry complete with cocktails, bites and handbags. For more info, click here.
Margarita Crawl at the Flying Saucer: Pass the salt, please. This event kicks off at The Saucer and makes its way to Brewski's, Big Whiskey's and more for discounted drinks. Cheers, y'all. It kicks off at 2 p.m. For more info, click here.
Starry Starry Night at the Access Academy and Young Adult Campus: No, you're not imagining things. Hosted by Access Schools, this event is on a new schedule and will mark the occasion with dinner, cocktails, live and silent auctions, an after party and a special program honoring individuals who have made the special needs organization possible. The event begins at 5 p.m. For more info, click here.
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Foam Glow 5K at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds: You glow, girl. This race will leave the light on for you for 3.1 miles of glow-in-the-dark fun and suds. Once you cross the finish line, stick around for the after party with a live DJ, more glowing foam and tons of blacklights. Start time is 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
Breath of Life Gala at the Robinson Center: The Arkansas chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is celebrating 12 years of good at this year's fab bash. Dinner, cocktails, music and live and silent auctions await guests, along with a night celebrating community leaders, volunteers, families and the CFF's progress toward finding a cure. The evening's activities begin at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
Holiday Art Show at Gallery 26: The work of more than 60 artists awaits at this annual show and sale, including jewelry, pottery, photography, paintings, drawings and more. Trust us, your walls will thank you. Stop in 7-10 p.m. For more info, click here.
Reigning Cats & Dogs at Next Level Events: Need more furry friends in your life? We thought so. This annual event is getting the rodeo treatment and raising funds for the Humane Society of Pulaski County in one fur swoop. The pup party begins at 7 p.m. For more info, click here.
Offstage at the Unitarian Universalist Church: "A mystical evening of magic and masquerade" await guests at this inaugural fundraising ball benefiting The Weekend Theater. Expect hors d’oeuvres, drinks, entertainment, dancing and a silent auction. There will also be prizes for best costumes and best masks, of course. The evening begins at 7 p.m. For more info, click here.
Friday & Saturday, Nov. 8 & 9
"Debut" at the Argenta Community Theater: In a unique night with Ballet Arkansas, the troupe will, ahem, debut not one, but five innovative, contemporary, world-premiere works choreographed by company dancers. Catch the show at 8 p.m. both nights. For more info, click here.
Thursday - Saturday, Nov. 7-9
Holiday House at the Statehouse Convention Center: Holy early Christmas shopping, Mr. Freeze. The Junior League of Little Rock’s annual fundraiser/shopping extravaganza helps you get everything checked off your list without leaving the building. Cruise through the dozens of merchant booths and impress everyone at Thanksgiving when you decide to sleep in on Black Friday. General shopping hours are noon - 9 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday. There are also special events each day like doughnuts with Santa on Saturday. For more info, click here.
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FOCAL Used Book Sale at the CALS Main Library: Time to tackle that reading list. The library basement is full of thousands of gently read books, and for the pocket change price tag, they are practically calling your name. FOCAL members get early entry on Thursday night. For the rest of us, sale hours are 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday. Pro tip: Bring a backpack. For more info, click here. Bonus: Don't miss the Self-Published & Small Press Book Fair on Saturday. More on that here
Sunday, Nov. 10
Holidays in The Heights on Kavanaugh: Let’s get festive, Little Rock. It’s time to officially launch the holiday season in The Heights neighborhood with cider, good eats, lights and some one-on-one time with Mr. Claus himself. The holly jolly vibe lasts from noon - 5 p.m. For more info, click here.
Arkansas Ale Run at the Pleasant Ridge Town Center: One mile, four beers and a fun-filled after party — all for a good cause. Open to all ages (those under 21 get root beer), this event takes place in the shopping center’s parking lot where competitors drink one beer before each of the four laps it takes to make a mile. Proceeds go to the ALS in Wonderland Foundation, which helps provide a variety of services and programs to those with ALS. It all goes down (smoothly, we hope) at noon. For more info, click here.
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"Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark" Screening at The Root Cafe: No snakes, please. At the return of Movies in the Parking Lot, audience members are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets to the outdoor screening, and to bring their appetites for the food trucks and beer tent. Showtime is 6 p.m., but we suggest showing up when the doors open at 5 p.m. to get a good seat. For more info, click here.
Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 9 & 10
Beethoven & Blue Jeans + Beer & Brats Street Party at the Robinson Center: Keep it casual. The ASO will perform pieces from William Grant Still, Florence Price and, of course, Beethoven with everyone in casual attire — even the musicians. Before each performance, the ASO will bring back its street party in front of the Robinson Center, complete with brats, beer and music. The street party kicks off at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday with showtime at 7:30 p.m. It picks up again for round two at 1 p.m. on Sunday with showtime at 3 p.m. For more info, click here.
'Tis the season for holiday open houses! Check out these around town: