The leprechauns are coming, and we're not mad about it. Let's get into it.
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Thursday, March 9
"Llego Hoy" at Ron Robinson Theater // As part of the Arkansas Cinema Society's Filmmaker Spotlight Series, David Cruz will debut his feature film following a mother desperate to reconnect with her son. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the local filmmaker. Showtime is 7 p.m. Learn more here.
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Friday, March 10
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 a macrame pop-up at Bella Vita, exhibit openings at The Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square and live music at the Old State House Museum and Historic Arkansas Museum. 2FAN runs 5-8 p.m. Learn more here.
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"The Big Lebowski" at Ron Robinson Theater // Obviously, The Dude abides. The CALS theater is keeping the weekend classics rolling, and this time you can catch Jeff Bridges in one of his most iconic roles where a case of mistaken identity gets more than a little out of hand. Showtime is 7 p.m. Learn more here. Bonus: Up for something weirder? Come back for "Brazil" on Saturday. More on that here.
Saturday, March 11
14th Annual Citywide Cleanup across the metro // This weekend you have a chance to help The Natural State live up to its name. The effort is hosted by Keep Little Rock Beautiful and is part of the Great American Citywide Cleanup. There are lots of organized activities being led by neighborhood or volunteer groups, so pick one (or go solo) and roll up your sleeves. A kickoff event will be held at MacArthur Park at 8 a.m. Learn more here.
Forever Thrifted + Rose Garden Market at La Rosa Antigua // Now this is some first-rate, secondhand goodness. Local thrift pro La Rosa Antigua marks one year of community markets this month, so you can think of this meetup as the pre-game before the big birthday bash later this month. Expect vintage vendors, music, art, food trucks and more. Check it out 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Learn more here.
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St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Little Rock and Argenta // Put on your green and head downtown for this 22nd annual parade. Held by the Irish Cultural Society of Arkansas, the parade begins at Sixth and Main in Argenta and wraps up at Third and Cumberland across the river. Expect leprechauns, Irish wolfhounds, bands, Irish dancers, floats and lots more. The parade kicks off at 1 p.m. Learn more here.
Third Street Block Party at Dugan's Pub // Just go ahead and clear your schedule. After the parade wraps up next door, the street stays closed on this bit of Third so guests can load up on live music, eats, drinks and vendors, all in the name of St. Pat. The fun lasts until 9 p.m. before moving indoors. Learn more here.
Shamrock Shuffle 5K at Two Rivers Park // We can't guarantee a pot of gold at the finish line, but you can expect green beer. This second annual run is, of course, St. Patrick's Day-themed, and it all goes to benefit the Ronald McDonald House's Red Shoe Crew. Start time is 2 p.m. Learn more here.
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Thursday - Saturday, March 9-11
FOCAL Used Book Sale at the CALS Main Library // Time to get a head start on that summer reading list. The library basement is full of thousands of gently read books, and for the pocket change price tag, they are practically calling your name. FOCAL members can get early entry on Thursday night. For the rest of us, sale hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday. Pro tip: Bring a backpack. Learn more here.
Friday - Sunday, March 10-12
Bella Rustina Modern Vintage Market at War Memorial Stadium // Rejoice, estate sale lovers. This beloved market is back in its original location, complete with more than 225 booths of antique decor, vintage furniture and upcycled pieces from all over the country, plus food trucks and treats to keep you going. Shopping hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday. Learn more here.
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