Rain or shine, it's gonna be a good time. Let's get into it.

 

Editor's note: COVID numbers are still (thankfully!) low, but remember to go out into the city safely and responsibly. Keep a safe distance, wear a mask when needed and get vaccinated

 

Thursday, May 12

Tacos & Tequila at Laman Library // What's in a name? Exactly what's in the name of this tasty event. Local restaurants are offering up some of the best tacos in town for guests to enjoy, along with lots of margaritas to wash it all down. Be there 6-9 p.m. Learn more here.

 

Friday, May 13

Second Friday Art Night in downtown Little Rock // Bring on the 2FAN. It’s time for the monthly roundup of downtown businesses opening their doors for an after-hours gallery walk. Highlights this month include Blade & Barrel sips at the Historic Arkansas Museum, a Howdy Bonita pop-up at Bella Vita, a bluegrass concert at the Old State House Museum and opening exhibits at The Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square. The fun lasts 5-8 p.m. Learn more here

Morning, Noon & Night: A Guide to Downtown & Argenta

 

Saturday, May 14

Little Rock Gran Fondo // At the ready, riders. Approximately 70 miles of premium Arkansas scenery await on this bike tour (gran fondo means "big ride" in Italian, btw), or 40 miles if you opt for the Medio. Whether or not you ride, you can still enjoy the block party afterward complete with food, drinks and live music. It all starts at 8 a.m. Learn more here.

Breakfast with a Twist at the Little Rock Zoo // Animal lovers, this is for you. The zoo's breakfast series serves guests a yummy meal alongside some of its most iconic animals, plus a session with Painting with a Twist. Up this week? Colobus monkeys. Breakfast is served at 8 a.m. Learn more here.

Keep it wild: Little Rock Zoo Announces Breakfast with a Twist Dates for 2022

Yoga in the Rock at Argenta Plaza // Don't let the weekday drama get you down. Come get your ohm on at this monthly community class (the first of 2022!), this time led by yogi Shontel Lee. BYO-mat, if you've got it, and maybe some bug spray and SPF, too. Namaste. The class starts at 6 p.m. Learn more here.

 

Friday & Saturday, May 13 & 14

Argenta Dogtown Throwdown // The Main Street fun is back, baby. The NLR neighborhood shuts down the streets every second weekend for outdoor dining, vendors, live music and local entertainment. Highlights include a performance by The Big Dam Horns, as well as the Argenta Farmers Market. From Friday happy hour to last call on Saturday night, you'll find all kinds of fun in Argenta. Learn more here.

Stay fresh: Your Guide to Farmers Markets in the Metro

 

Sunday, May 15

Lili's Anniversary Celebration at Rusty Tractor Vineyards // Birthday hats at the ready. It's been a whole year since Lili's Mexican Street Food rolled into town and quickly became a favorite. To mark the occasion, they're pulling out all the stops with a mini-festival full of local vendors, live entertainment, family-friendly activities and even more food trucks. Stop by noon - 4 p.m. Learn more here.

Field Hands 2 at Back 5 Fields // An evening on the farm sure sounds nice to us. Guests are invited to hang out and tailgate while enjoying the sounds of Sean Alexander Dixon of The Federalis and Whoa Dakota. You'll also have a chance to support the farm's efforts (in tandem with The Van) to employ unsheltered Arkansans. Be there 3-6 p.m. Learn more here.

 

Friday - Sunday, May 13-15

Made in Arkansas Film Festival at the Ron Robinson Theater // Now in its fourth year (and in person for the first time since its inaugural year), this fest is designed to promote local talent by featuring films made right here in The Natural State. Filmmakers from across Arkansas submitted their films, which will be screened for the public, plus the films from 2020 and 2021 will finally get their chance on the silver screen. Learn more here.

 

Saturday & Sunday, May 14 & 15

"New World Symphony" at the Robinson Center // Two words: Bluegrass concerto. Next up for the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra is this program featuring guest conductor Matthew Kraemer and violinist Tessa Lark playing pieces that pull from Irish to Americana to Native American influences. Catch the show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday or 3 p.m. Sunday. Learn more here.