Crawfish boils, movies and food trucks await.


Thursday, March 5

First Thursday Shop & Sip in Hillcrest: It’s the first Thursday of the month, and you know what that means — time to get your Hillcrest shop 'n' sip on. Soak up the Kavanaugh vibes while you take advantage of the discounts, later hours, pop-up vendors and live music. Make sure to stop by Hocott's for food trucks, live music and free beer. The fun starts at 5 p.m. For more info, click here.

Thursday Night Crawfish Boil at The Rail Yard: Cheers to a new tradition. Starting this week, each Thursday is all about the boils with crawfish, corn, potatoes and sausage, along with beer and rib specials throughout the season. The eats begin at 5 p.m. For more info, click here.

Closing Party at Local Colour Gallery: Not everything on these weekly lists is celebratory, and this one is definitely bittersweet. After 18 years of business, this Kavanaugh gallery is closing up shop. Come raise a glass one last time and take home a piece of the gallery. Be there 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. For more info, click here.

Blue Tie Blue Jean Ball at Junior League of Little Rock: Ahead of April's National Autism Month, the Arkansas Autism Foundation is hosting its annual festive evening of hors d'oeuvres, libations, live music and a silent auction featuring artwork from local artists, hotel stays, jewelry and more. This local nonprofit offers programs, resources and events to individuals on the autism spectrum and their families, and encourages guests to wear blue for autism awareness. The party starts at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.

"Normie" Screening at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church: This award-winning film follows Annemarie Carrigan, a young woman with Down syndrome on a journey of self-discovery. The evening is hosted by ACCESS Schools and includes a post-screening Q&A with Carrigan and director Kurt Neale. Admission is free, but registration is required. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.

"We Were Soldiers" Screening at Ron Robinson Theater: CALS is hosting a new film series featuring movies on the Vietnam War in coordination with "The Things They Carried" author Tim O’Brien’s upcoming visit to the Six Bridges Book Festival. It all kicks off with this 2002 classic starting at 7 p.m. For more info, click here.


Friday, March 6

SoMa After Dark in the South Main District: Things are getting groovy in this monthly neighborhood 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 '70s-themed fun like a disco in The Bernice Garden and flower power and crepes at The Green Corner Store. It all starts at 5 p.m. For more info, click here.

AMRtists Drawing Exhibition Opening Reception at Thea Foundation: Spoiler alert: The folks at AMR Architects know how to draw. Here's your chance to see some of their sketches in person — everything from rocketships to Argenta landmarks — all in one place, and for free. The reception lasts from 5-7 p.m. For more info, click here.

Turning Pointe Gala at the Chenal Country Club: Get ready for the sautés, jetés, cabrioles, etc. Ballet Arkansas’ annual signature fundraiser offers a night of fine dining and dance. Guests will enjoy cocktails, auctions and entertainment provided by the Ballet Arkansas company dancers. Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.

Charlotte Gadberry Awards at Ron Robinson Theater: The arts community is raising a glass to one of its own this weekend. The third annual Acansa event will honor Sharon Heflin while guests enjoy the live stylings of Broadway star Analisa Leaming, all to raise funds for the nonprofit's free spring break art camps. The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. For more info, click here.


Saturday, March 7

A Damgoode Drag Brunch at Damgoode Pies River Market: We'll have another slice, please. Pizza brunch is getting an extra dose of style this week thanks to Kitty Kouture, Lola Colucci and Alura O’Shaunacy. Be there 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. For more info, click here.

"Batman" Screening at Ron Robinson Theater: We'll say it. Nicholson walked so Ledger could run. Catch the 1989 classic on the big screen for free as part of Saturday's CALS Con lineup (more on that here). Showtime is 6 p.m. For more info, click here.

Black & Gold at The Weekend Theater: This local theater is showing a little skin on Saturday. A night of music, eats, drinks and entertainment from the Foul Play Cabaret. Wear your black and gold and come help raise funds for the theater. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more info, click here.

That '70s Party at Next Level Events: And the groove keeps goin'. This annual event benefiting Kidsource Therapy is back, and this time it's all about the 1970s. Bust out the bell-bottoms for a night of casino games, food, cocktails, a silent auction and music. The party starts at 7 p.m. For more info, click here.


Sunday, March 8

Namaste for International Women's Day at ZenStudio: This Heights fitness studio is getting its girl power on. Join yogi Sarah Pilcher as she leads guests through a session followed by light bites and sips, all to raise funds for the Little Rock Zoo. The flow starts at 11:30 a.m. For more info, click here.

Read on: How to Celebrate International Women's Day in Little Rock

Wine & Weave at Zin Wine Bar: You know Netflix and chill, now it's time to switch things up. Cozy up to this workshop where you'll learn how to make a chunky-knit blanket while sipping on your favorite vino. Class starts at 1 p.m. For more info, click here.