Thursday, Oct. 29
Hammer 'N' Ales Virtual Event // If we didn't already love Habitat for Humanity, they'd have had us at the great pun. Enjoy a night of local beer, live music and entertainment as you raise funds for the central Arkansas branch. It kicks off at 6 p.m. Learn more here.
French Wine Class with Table 28 // Let's raise a(nother) glass. The WLR restaurant is continuing its monthly series featuring Vino Distribution picks paired with small bites from Chef Scott Rains. Just wear your mask and keep your distance. Class starts at 6 p.m. Learn more here.
Virtual Halloween at Historic Arkansas Museum // Spiderwebs? Interwebs? It all blurs in 2020. To find out if the future will be brighter, tune in to this HAM livestream with a real-time fortuneteller and Arkansas ghost stories. It starts at 6 p.m. Learn more here.
Night of Hope Virtual Gala // Back for another year, this event serves as a fundraiser for the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund. The night features lots of prizes and giveaways, including a pack of 33 Rock Town Distillery spirits. It all starts at 7 p.m. Learn more here.
Comedy at The Rail Yard // We don't know about you, but we could definitely use any extra laughs these days. The Rail Yard is coming through with a weekly comedy series in October in its outdoor space, food trucks included. It starts at 7:30 p.m. Learn more here.
Friday, Oct. 30
Farmstand & Open House at the UALR Campus Garden // Well, isn't this quaint? Come in costume and peruse the garden and go home with your fill of fall end-of-summer produce. Stop in 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Learn more here.
Food Truck Fridays at Simmons Bank Arena // The foodie gods have smiled upon us. Every Friday this month, you got your fill of deliciousness in the arena parking lot. The last lineup of trucks are Margo's Catfish Diner, ShoBo’s Kitchen, Zay O’Neils Catering, Taco Mexicano and Cheesecake on Point. Mask up and stop in 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Learn more here.
Ebb & Flow Outdoor Yoga at Two Rivers Park // Zen, found. Head across the bridge for a lunchtime yoga sesh led by Shane Haney with Arkansas Yoga Collective. The flow starts at noon. Learn more here.
"Humanoids from the Deep" Shocktoberfest Series Virtual Screening // We're not sure if filmmakers expected these movies to be laughably bad, but here we are. This week's 1980 treat tells the tale of half-man/half-fish monsters on the prowl. Plus, prizes go to viewers who can fill up their bingo cards with hilariously awful cliches. Showtime is 7 p.m. Learn more here.
Requiem: In Remembrance of the Dead at The Elks Lodge // He's baaaaack. Paul Prater, the crypt keeper behind Haunted Argenta Ghost Tours, is hosting a night of creepy (and funny) tales from beyond the grave. If that's not spooky enough, the interactive show ends with a séance. Masks and distancing required. Catch the show at 7 p.m. Learn more here.
Saturday, Oct. 31
Harry Potter Brunch & Trivia at Nexus Coffee // Dumbledore's Army, assemble. The downtown coffee shop is hosting a day of Harry Potter-themed fun. Morning brings themed eats and drinks (hello, Slytherin latte), mask-making with Cliff & Susan and perusing Rolling Hills Pottery fall collection of mugs, vases, wands and more. At night, test your HP knowledge at trivia, and don't forget your costume. Learn more here.
Howloween Doggie Costume Contest & Adoption Event at The Bernice Garden // Now, this is scary cute. Show of Fido's best outfit, bid on auction items and enjoy local eats and brews. And who knows? You might just find your new best friend from CARE. It kicks off at 11 a.m. Learn more here.
Monster Madness Hunt through downtown Little Rock // Time to hunt some monsters. This scavenger hunt asks you to follow clues and solve puzzles from the safety of your car to catch the creatures roaming the city. You have from 3-7 p.m. to complete your mission. Learn more here.
Neighborhood Trunk-or-Treat at the SoMa Outdoor Dining Room // Trick-or-treating won't be the same this year, but Loblolly Creamery and The New Gallery are teaming up to make sure kiddos still have a chance to dress up and fill up their bags with candy. Cars will be spaced out, the route will be one-way, hand sanitizer will be provided and masks and social distancing are required. Stop by 5-7:30 p.m. Learn more here.
Dia de los Doggos at Bark Bar // This annual Day of the Dead gathering is getting the activities started a day early. Along with the opportunity to celebrate lost furry friends, you can expect drink specials and prizes for the best-dressed pup. It starts at 6 p.m. Learn more here.
The Rocky Horror Pickin’ Show at Four Quarter Bar // Ever wondered what a crossover between "Rocky Horror" and bluegrass sounds like? Neither have we, but then again, 2020 has brought a lot of unexpected things. Something tells us Riff Raff would be into it. Throw on a costume and hear it for yourself 6-10 p.m. Learn more here.
"Dracula" Virtual Performance // You knew vampires were smooth, but this is next level. Ballet Arkansas is bringing back its 2018 fantastically creepy production based on Bram Stoker's classic tale. Catch it online at 7 p.m. Learn more here.
"The War of the Worlds" Virtual Performance // This is only a drill, y'all. The Argenta Community Theater is hosting a livestream performance of a modern take on the iconic radio play. The alien apocalypse starts at 7 p.m. For more info, Learn more here.
Final Night of Shadows at Sixth Halloween Drive-Thru // How do you do Halloween in a pandemic? You put it in a parking deck and make each level a different spooky experience. The corner of Sixth and Scott streets has been that magical place this month. The family-friendly drive-thru hosts its final hours Saturday night from 7-11 p.m. Learn more here.
Friday & Saturday, Oct. 30 & 31
Halloween Carnival at Funland Amusement Park // Don't let your rocketship slide PTSD scare you away from this family-friendly fest complete with rides, mazes, candy, costume contests and more. Masks required for ages 10+ and social distancing is enforced. Be there 6-9 p.m. both nights. Learn more here.
Yes, there are even *more* Halloween happenings around the city. Here's where to start:
- Your Guide to Pumpkin Patches in the Little Rock Metro
- Get Your Boos With These Local Halloween Spirits
- 5 Halloween Treats That Use 5 Ingredients or Less
- 4 Festive Tips for a Spooktacular, Socially-Distanced Halloween
- Where to Watch Halloween Movies this Month
- 5 Halloween-Themed Workouts to Get You in the Spooky Spirit
- Your Ultimate Guide to Halloween in Little Rock
Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 31 & Nov. 1
"The Taming of the Shrew" at Riverfront Park // We've never been so happy to see Shakespeare in the Park. This production is boiled down to one hour, family friendly and socially distanced in the History Pavilion. Showtime is 1 and 4 p.m. both days. Learn more here.
Sunday, Nov. 1
Dia de los Muertos at Rusty Tractor Vineyards // If you've never been to a Day of the Dead celebration, it's time to change that. You're invited for a day of honoring our ancestors, delicious drinks and eats from Tacos Godoy. Festivities last noon - 6 p.m. Learn more here.
"Up" - Friday at 7:30 p.m.
"Friday the 13th" - Friday at 9:30 p.m.
"Hocus Pocus" - Saturday at 7 p.m.
"Halloween" - Saturday at 9:20 p.m.
"Young Frankenstein" - Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
"The Rocky Horror Picture Show" - Friday at 7:30 p.m.
"The Addams Family" (2019) - Saturday at 7:30 p.m.