Fried foods, witches and outdoor fun await. Let's get into it.
Editor's note: As COVID-19 continues to take a toll on Little Rock, remember to go out into the city safely and responsibly. Keep a safe distance, wear a mask when needed and get vaccinated.
Thursday, Oct. 14
L80's Night at Petit & Keet // BYO shoulder pads. Every second Thursday this fall is L80's (ladies + '80s) Night with a themed cocktail menu, throwback tunes and a glamour shot photo booth in the Keet Corner Bar. It starts at 4 p.m. Learn more here.
"Hocus Pocus" at the Main Street Pocket Park // Let's go, sistahs. A free outdoor screening of this Halloween classic will go down in the green space between the Donaghey Plaza North Building and parking deck. BYO chairs, blankets and snacks. Showtime is 7 p.m. Learn more here.
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Little Rock Wind Symphony Season Opener at Second Presbyterian Church // This is how you celebrate a grand return. Under the direction of Israel Getzov, the Wind Symphony opens its season with a bang after going dark in 2020. Performances will include "The Pines of Rome," "Bonds of Unity" and "Of Sailors and Whales," an epic piece based on Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" by Arkansas Composer Laureate W. Francis McBeth. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Learn more here.
Friday, Oct. 15
"The Great Gatsby" Speakeasy Party with Ballet Arkansas // The dance troupe is getting the fun started early for its sparkling season opener. Ballet Arkansas is teaming up with Colonial Wines & Spirits for an evening of roaring '20s glamour, cocktails and dance. It kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Learn more here. Masks and proof of vaccination or negative COVID test required. Learn more here.
Family Movie Night at Pettaway Square // Pass the popcorn. The free outdoor movie series is back, setting up camp in the Pettaway neighborhood this fall. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, hit the food trucks and take in "Indiana Jones and The Raiders of The Lost Ark" on the big screen. Showtime is 6:30 p.m. Learn more here.
More movie magic: Read our one-on-one with Oscar nom Jessica Chastain.
Dazz & Brie at Argenta Plaza // Been missing the Summer Music Series? Us, too. Get a free dose this weekend from this fan favorite rock-and-soul duo. Grab some good eats from Main Street and come hear the show at 7 p.m. Learn more here.
Saturday, Oct. 16
4th Quarter Happenings at Domestic Domestic // #ShopLocal will always get a yes from us. Lucky for us all, this Heights shop is on the same page and is showing its local love by hosting pop-ups with food trucks, brands and more shops all through fall. It kicks off this weekend with a visit from Lili's Mexican Street Food. Stop by 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Learn more here.
Dog Yoga at Bark Bar // We'll spare you the downward dog jokes. Join this session for all skill levels led by local yogi JoAnn Camp, and yes, pups are welcome. The flow starts at 11:30 a.m. Learn more here.
Movement in the Parks at Southwest Community Center // Who doesn't love an outdoor arts performance? Ballet Arkansas is continuing its new series of free, public performances this weekend. Grab a blanket and stretch out for a perfect Saturday afternoon. Catch the show at noon or 3 p.m. Learn more here.
Fancyful Princess Ball at the Junior League of Little Rock // Make way, make way! All your (or your kids') favorite royalty will descend on downtown for games, gowns and lots of songs. You have two chances to attend: 1 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Learn more here.
Fright Night at The Promenade at Chenal // It's never too early for trick-or-treating, right? Get the fun started with a mini pumpkin patch, costume contest, candy, food trucks, music and more. Be there 5-8 p.m. Learn more here.
More fall fun: Your Guide to Local Pumpkin Patches
Evening of Wishes at Heifer International // This annual Make-A-Wish Mid-South event is back for another night of helping dreams come true for kids with critical illnesses. The evening includes dinner, drinks, entertainment, silent and live auctions and more. It starts at 6 p.m. Learn more here.
11th Anniversary Celebration at Rock Town Distillery // We'll drink to this. Arkansas' first legal distillery since Prohibition marked 11 whole years of deliciousness, and now they're celebrating with friends and supporters. Expect tours and tastings every hour, on the hour, starting at noon. Learn more here.
Sunday, Oct. 17
Rainbow Race Scavenger Hunt // The race is on. While the Central Arkansas Pride Fest is virtual this year (more on that here), there's still some in-person fun to be had. This competition asks teams to follow clues to local historical sites, LGBTQ+ owned businesses and more locations around the city. It starts at 2 p.m. next to Lucie's Place. Learn more here.
The Price Is Right Live at the Robinson Center // Time to break out the matching T-shirts. The touring version of this iconic show is making a stop in Little Rock, and even though it's not televised, that doesn't make the prizes any less real. Come on down at 7 p.m. Learn more here.
Friday-Sunday, Oct. 15-17
Arkansas State Fair at the State Fairgrounds // It's baaaaack. Some things never change, and one of those things is the fair. The lights, the sights and the deep fried perfection are all waiting for you. All you have to do is answer their siren call and get yourself a corndog (or two or three). Learn more here.