There's free yoga, outdoor concerts, a traveling circus and so much more.
Thursday, May 27
French Wine Class with Table 28 // Let's start by raising a glass. The WLR restaurant is treating your taste buds right with featured sips from the Burgundy and Cote du Rhone wine regions paired with small bites from Chef Scott Rains. Class starts at 6 p.m. Learn more here.
When you're done with grapes: Where to Pick Berries in Central Arkansas
Friday, May 28
Little Rock Parks & Recreation Golf Scramble at Rebsamen Golf Course // At the ready, golfers. This four-man scramble, which provides lunch and door prizes, is a day of fun designed to help keep our local parks in top shape. Join the morning flight at 8 a.m. or the afternoon at 1 p.m. Learn more here.
"Stone Cold" Virtual BingoFlix // Hope you like pyrotechnics. The free BingoFlix screening series offers prizes to viewers who can fill up their bingo cards with cheesy movie cliches. The May lineup is all about films made in Arkansas, and this outrageous 1991 flick features biker gangs, blackmail and yes, the infamous battle scene shot at the Arkansas State Capitol. Showtime is 7 p.m. Learn more here.
Thursday & Friday, May 27 & 28
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Pop-Up Concerts // We like the sound of this. To mark the closing of its 55th season, the ASO is hosting free concerts around the city. Hear the ASO Brass Quintet on Thursday at Argenta Plaza and the Quapaw String Quartet on Friday at the History Pavilion in Riverfront Park. Both shows start at 7 p.m. BYO-seating. Learn more here.
Saturday, May 29
Little Rock Oddities & Curiosities Expo at the Statehouse Convention Center // "For lovers of the strange, unusual and bizarre…" You have our attention. This annual expo is back and bringing the weirdness to downtown once again. Expect preserved specimens, original artwork and jewelry, halloween-inspired pieces, antiques, skulls and a whole lot more. Lydia Deetz would be proud. Be there 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Learn more here.
Not your vibe? Try this new plant shop in Hillcrest instead.
Memorial Day Weekend Party at The Rail Yard // Can't wait until Monday to get your summertime started? Neither can East Village. Get the Memorial Day activities rolling with a full lineup of food trucks, drinks, live music and lawn games. Stop in anytime 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Learn more here.
Yoga in the Rock at Allsopp Park // Don't let the weekday drama get you down. Come get your ohm on at this free monthly community class, this time led by yogi DeNee Knight. BYO-mat, and maybe some bug spray, too. Namaste. The class starts at 6 p.m. Learn more here.
Thursday - Saturday, May 27-29
Live Entertainment at the SoMa Outdoor Dining Room // This is how we weekend now. The SoMa space at the corner of Main and 13th streets is officially on with a lineup of live fun. Bring your eats and drinks from surrounding restaurants, spread out, get some fresh air and enjoy trivia on Thursday and live music on Friday and Saturday. Learn more here.
Looking for a more quiet outdoor dining experience? Try these picture perfect picnic spots.
Sunday, May 30
Little Rock Open at Rebsamen Tennis Center // We're calling this a love-love situation. The Baptist Health Foundation is kicking off eight days of pro tennis and activities, and all the matches on opening day are free to the public. Learn more here.
Friday-Sunday, May 28-30
Northshore BalloonFest at the NLR Northshore Golf Range // Yes, you read that right. There's a hot air balloon festival happening across the river this weekend. Add in lots of live music, eats, drinks and, of course, balloon rides and you've got a recipe for awesomeness. Learn more here.
Monday, May 31
Memorial Day Sunrise Hike at Pinnacle Mountain State Park // A day off is no excuse to be lazy. Start it off right with the best view of your city starting at the West Summit Trailhead and led by a park interpreter. Just make sure to tag #heysoiree on all those amazing Insta pics you post. The hike starts at 5 a.m. Learn more here.
Then cool off: Try These Slushy, Star-Spangled Spirits for Memorial Day
Saturday-Monday, May 29-31
Red, White & Zoo at the Little Rock Zoo // What's blue and white and red all over? A real patriotic penguin waiting to celebrate Memorial Day with you. Come by and get in on food specials, shows and activities. Learn more here.
Thursday-Monday, May 27-31
Cirque Italia at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds // You've never seen a circus quite like this (unless you caught their stop in town last summer). The troupe is spending a few days in Little Rock with its water circus show full of high seas adventure. Masks are required and social distancing will be enforced. You have multiple chances to catch the show. Learn more here.
Playing at the North Little Rock Drive-In this weekend:
"Space Jam" - Friday at 8:15 p.m.
"Halloween" - Friday at 10:10 p.m.
"Top Gun" - Saturday at 8:15 p.m.
"The Goonies" - Sunday at 8:15 p.m.
Farmers markets around the metro:
Saturday: Argenta Farmers Market (formerly Dogtown Market)
Saturday: Little Rock Farmers Market
Saturday: White Water Tavern Market
Sunday: Bernice Garden Farmers Market
Not sure what else is open? Check out our farmers market guide.