From cozy tea cocktails to an all-out '90s party, this weekend is sure to thaw you out.
Thursday, Jan. 23
Abbi's Teas & Things at Colonial Wines & Spirits: No saucer necessary. Abbi's and Colonial are teaming up for an evening filled with hot tea cocktails, perfect to kick off a wintery weekend. Dibs on the cherry fig toddy. Get your sip on 4-7 p.m. For more info, click here.
PowHer Hour at Heifer International: More girl power, please. This inspirational speaker series is back, inviting women at all stages of life to come together for an educational and uplifting evening. Carmen Portillo — CEO/founder of Cocoa Belle Chocolates and CB Dulces, former Food Network contestant and overall boss lady — will continue the series with a meaningful dive into breaking down barriers, turning point moments and work-life balance, all in the spirit of finding the joy in the journey. It starts at 5:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
"Off The Grid: A History of Nature, Black Power and Freedom on the Arkansas Frontier" at Williams Library: For newly freed African Americans after the Civil War, The Natural State's namesake resource offered unique challenges and a bounty of wild materials. Historian Story Matkin-Rawn and ecologist Theo Witsell will tell the story of this period of time through images, tales and botanical specimens. It starts at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
Miranda Lambert at Simmons Bank Arena: Boots at the ready. After playing the arena in 2015 and again in 2017, the country music superstar returns with her 'Wildcard' tour. Lambert is bringing musical guests Cody Johnson and Lanco to the stage, and will also host a donation drive for the Humane Society of Pulaski County. Showtime is 7 p.m. For more info, click here.
Saturday, Jan. 25
Letter Writing Workshop at Bella Vita Jewelry: Ah, the lost art of writing letters. Dust off your stamps and get back to it with a little help from Cathy Shaneyfelt, founder of the Little Rock Letter Writers League. (Yes, it's a thing.) You'll get a goodie bag of stationery, complimentary calligraphy and tips on how to make your letters more fun. You have two chances to join the class: 10 a.m. or noon. For more info, click here.
Chinese New Year at The Rail Yard: Every holiday is best celebrated through food, right? We think so, too. A day of eats and entertainment honoring the Chinese tradition awaits with Asian dishes from The Lab food truck and cocktails and barbecue egg rolls from Count Porkula. Yard hours are 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. For more info, click here.
Rescue Mixer at Bark Bar: Pints and puppies all around. Typically you bring Fido with you to this SoMa spot, but this time you'll go home with a new furry friend. Bark Bar is teaming up with Out of the Woods Animal Rescue to introduce adoptable pups to potential future families. Stop in for cuteness 5:30-7:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
Splash Winter Wine Taste at Cranford Co.: Now in its third year, this bash hosted by the state's premiere dance troupe includes cuisine from Petit & Keet, fine wines from Colonial and live music by VIP Jazz Trio. And of course, there will be plenty of ballet. The fun starts at 7 p.m. For more info, click here.
Dial Up '90s Party at Stickyz Rock 'N' Roll Chicken Shack: If you're now thinking about those high-pitched beeps and boops, you belong at this party. Pump up your Reeboks and come dance to tunes from your fave artists, everyone from Foo Fighters to Spice Girls. It starts at 9 p.m. For more info, click here.
Saturday & Sunday, Jan. 25 & 26
"Copland’s Rodeo" at the Robinson Center: Next up in the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s Masterworks Series is a performance that features "boisterous" pieces by Copland, Bartok and Ginastera. You have two chances to catch the performance: 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. For more info, click here.
Friday-Sunday, Jan. 24-26
"Aladdin" Screenings at Movie Tavern: Make way for Prince Ali. The theater has a whole lineup of Disney classics as part of its Enchanted Tales series, and for just $6 a piece. It all kicks off with a weekend full of everyone's favorite street rat. For more info, click here.
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