If you need to break out of the house, don't worry, there are plenty of opportunities to keep your social distance. 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. 13
Opening Day at Big Rock Quarry Bike Park Pump Track // Get on your bikes and ride. NLR Parks and Rec is officially opening the first phase of a new bike park located at 4600 River Road (that's by the Arkansas River and below Emerald Park). The ribbon cutting is at 2 p.m., and afterward you're welcome to enjoy the new 15,000-square-foot asphalt track. Learn more here.
Friday, Jan. 14
National Dress Up Your Pet Day at Bark Bar // Now this is a holiday we can get behind. Get Fido into his finest and let him celebrate among equally elegant pups, where a costume gets him in free. Stop in between 4-9 p.m. Learn more here.
Second Friday Art Night in downtown Little Rock // It's (kind of) the first 2FAN of 2022, but it feels more like 2020. To keep everyone safe, the after-hours gallery walk of downtown businesses technically canceled its January event, but a couple still have activities on the calendar. The Historic Arkansas Museum will host a virtual concert with singer-songwriter Charlotte Taylor on Facebook Live (more on that here), and the Old State House Museum will hold extended hours for visitors to spread out and see the exhibit lineup. It starts at 5 p.m. Learn more here.
Saturday, Jan. 15
3rd Saturday at Historic Arkansas Museum // Time for some time travel. HAM is launching a new series giving guests an immersive opportunity to learn about life in the early days of Arkansas. And, yes, it takes place on the third Saturday of each month. The inaugural event is about surviving harsh winter conditions in the mid-19th century with hands-on activities and demonstrations. Stop by 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Learn more here.
"Shen Yun" at the Robinson Center // The award-winning show that has performed for sold-out audiences around the world is coming to downtown Little Rock. "Shen Yun" showcases the culture and tradition of ancient China with classical dance and music performed by a full orchestra. Showtimes are 2 and 7 p.m. Masks required. Learn more here.
GloWILD! Closing Night at the Little Rock Zoo // Shine bright like a zebra. The "larger than life light show" that took over the zoo in November is closing up shop. Saturday is your last chance to see the 50,000+ lights on display with handcrafted, silk-covered, animal-shaped lanterns around every corner. It's open 5-9 p.m. Learn more here.
Sunday, Jan. 16
ADG Bridal Show at the Statehouse Convention Center // It's a nice day to plan a white wedding. This annual exhibition hosted by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette features a day of fashion, florals, music and all the pieces you need to put together the perfect day. Masks required. The show runs 12:30-4 p.m. Learn more here.