The lineup is short and sweet this week, and honestly, we're thrilled. Let's get into it.


Editor's note: As COVID-19 cases surge in 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, Jan. 6

GloWild! Sensory Friendly Night at the Little Rock Zoo // If you've been hesitant to see the zoo's immersive "larger than life light show" because you thought it might be a bit too much for some of your family members, here's your chance. This particular evening promises a smaller crowd, fewer flashing lights and an overall quieter experience, including designated quiet areas. Gates open at 5 p.m. Learn more here.

Peace for the New Year at The Promenade at Chenal // Still looking for an intention or mindset for 2022? You can't go wrong with this one. Guests are welcome to gather, reflect and focus on bringing peace in the new year, while hearing from Arkansas Peace Week organizers, Arkansas WAND, Pax Christi and the Arkansas Coalition for Peace and Justice. It starts at 6 p.m. Learn more here.


Saturday, Jan. 8

Poetry Reading with Kai Coggin // Keeping with the laid-back vibes, CALS is hosting this virtual session with Coggin — an Arkansas poet, teacher and Governor’s Arts Award winner — as she shares from her newest collection titled "Mining for Stardust." It begins at 2 p.m. Learn more here.


Sunday, Jan. 9

"Worlds Within" Closing Day at Esse Purse Museum // Last call to see the second portion of Esse's three-part exhibit "The Collector’s Series." The series offers an exclusive look into the private collections of local women, with "Worlds Within" centered around nesting dolls and their place in history and modern culture. Museum hours are 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Learn more here.


Saturday & Sunday, Jan. 8 & 9

Music on the Patio at River Bottom Winery // Anyone else in need of a little fresh air? Located at BoBrook Farms, the winery's patio invites you to enjoy sips like mulled wine with live music from Brian Ramsay on Saturday and Sam Allbright on Sunday. The music starts at 3 p.m. both days. And yes, there are heaters. Learn more here.