The list may be short, but that means you can squeeze it all in. Let's get into it.


COVID forecast: Community level is mediumClick here to get this week's by-the-numbers report, and click here for a simplified version of what it means for how to go out into the city safely and responsibly. 


Thursday, Sept. 1

First Thursday Shop & Sip in Hillcrest // It’s the first Thursday of the month, and you know what that means — time to get your Hillcrest shop 'n' sip on. Soak up the Kavanaugh vibes while you take advantage of the specials, later hours and extra fun, like a rooftop concert from John David Salons. The fun runs 5:30-8 p.m. Learn more here.


Friday, Sept. 2

SoMa After Dark on South Main Street // ICYMI, this neighborhood bash has made its return, and area businesses are once again offering later hours and special activities. Highlights this month include the September bazaar at The Bernice Garden, a seventh birthday celebration at South Main Creative, a Paper Hearts pop-up at Community Bakery and teacher appreciation events at Bark Bar, Pink Olive and Esse. Learn more here.


Saturday, Sept. 3

Yoga in the Rock at Allsopp Park // After a late summer hiatus, the zen is back. Close out the week and come get your ohm on at this community class, this time led by yogi Panchi Patangia of Sixth House Studio and the Little Rock Racquet Club. BYO-mat, if you've got it, and some SPF, too. The class starts at 3 p.m. Learn more here.

"Ferdinand" Movie Night at Plaza Frida // Hold on to your horns. The 65th Street venue is hosting another family-friendly outdoor screening along with food trucks, snacks and drinks for purchase. In lieu of admission, just bring a sealed/canned food donation for the Arkansas Foodbank. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Learn more here.


Monday, Sept. 5

Labor Day Sunrise Hike at Pinnacle Mountain State Park // Starting the holiday with the best views around? Yes, please. Get your blood pumping with this early morning hike starting at the West Summit Trailhead and led by a park interpreter. The trek starts at 5:30 a.m. Learn more here.

If you'd rather get out of town: One-Tank Road Trips for Labor Day Weekend


And don't forget these farmers markets around the metro:

Not sure what else is open? Check out our farmers market guide.