Including watching Gene Simmons battle evil robots. Yes, really.
Thursday, Feb. 25
"We Choose Freedom" Virtual Concert // Once again, the Clinton Center is celebrating Black History Month with a little help from Parkview High. Drama, choir and orchestra students will put on a special performance for online viewers with featured songs like "I Hear America Singing," "This is Our Time" and "Hymn to Freedom." The 6 p.m. watch party is free, but registration is required. Sign up here.
Friday, Feb. 26
"KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park" Virtual BingoFlix // Here's looking at you, Gene. The BingoFlix screening series offers prizes to viewers who can fill up their bingo cards with hilariously awful cliches. The February lineup is all about musicals, and this week's 1978 flick includes mad scientists, evil robots, plenty of rock and roll and, of course, face paint. Showtime is 7 p.m. Learn more here.
Thursday & Friday, Feb. 25 & 26
Black History Month with the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center // The MTCC is wrapping up a month packed full of BHM activities. On Thursday, grab the kiddos and join virtual storytime highlighting authors and main characters of color. During your Friday lunch break, catch a Facebook Live convo with featured photographer Ed Drew, then come back for a spoken-word poetry night showcasing Arkansas poets’ original work on Black history. Learn more here.
More ways to get involved with BHM: Local Entities Launch Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge
Saturday, Feb. 27
Arkansas Hip Hop Panel & "Beat This!: A Hip Hop History" Virtual Screening // How much do you know about Arkansas' hip hop culture? Whether you're a new student or head of the class, you have plenty to learn from this panel featuring local artists like Big Piph, Ron Mc, Coffy Davis, RazorMack and DJ Ant. Afterward, stick around for a screening of the 1984 BBC documentary "Beat This!: A Hip Hop History." The panel starts at 3 p.m. Learn more here.
Sunday, Feb. 28
Music on the Patio at River Bottom Winery // This is the setting we want all of 2021 to take place in, please and thank you. Located at BoBrook Farms, the winery's patio invites you to enjoy beer, wine, cheese boards and live music from Larry Bolin. Be there 2-4 p.m. Learn more here.
Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 27 & 28
"Serenades" with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra // Valentine's Day may be behind us, but the romance continues with this Mainstage Season concert. The ASO is bringing virtual audiences these "light and refreshing" pieces for strings by Richard Strauss and wind ensemble by Antonin Dvorak. Catch the show Saturday at 7:30 p.m. or Sunday at 3 p.m. Learn more here.
More sweet tunes: Symphony of Flavors Series Pairs Local Chefs With the ASO
Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 25-28
Hurricane Season at Heights Taco & Tamale Co. // So a polar vortex might have nixed any Fat Tuesday plans you'd managed to make happen amid a pandemic, but all is not lost. HTT is keeping the good times rollin' with its annual hurricane cocktail special (think: white and dark rum, passion fruit liqueur, grenadine, house-made simple syrup and fresh-squeezed orange and lime juice). We also suggest getting your fill off fried oyster po'boy tacos while you're at it. HTT hours are 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Learn more here.