Whether you're coming down from a spring break trip, sneaking in some last-minute festivities or just soaking in the last few days of traffic-free streets, here's where to find your local fun. Let's get into it.
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Thursday, March 23
'90s Nickelodeon Cocktail Menu Launch Party at Rock Town Distillery // Let's start the weekend with a glass raised to nostalgia, shall we? The SoMa distillery is rolling out its latest bar offerings with a parking lot party, and it's down to be all that and a bag of chips. Expect themed drinks, food trucks, a costume contest and "Double Dare"-style games. Be there or be square 5-9 p.m. Learn more here.
Ladies Night Out at Painted Tree // Retail therapy is real, especially when your girlfriends are involved. Load up and meet up at the WLR market to cruise the vendor booths and get in on the wine, snacks, sales and live music. Shop 6-9 p.m. Learn more here.
More WLR fun: Save the Dates for the Market at Chenal 2023 Lineup
"Constellations" Opening Night at The Studio Theatre // This downtown theater's latest is all about "quantum multiverse theory, love and honey," and it certainly has our attention. Through the lens of "free will and friendship," this show follows the relationship between Marianne and Roland in a handful of the endless storylines of the multiverse. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Learn more here.
Friday, March 24
This is What Dreams Are Made Of: A Disney & 2000s Throwbacks Dance Party at The Hall // Millennials, keep that nostalgia glass raised. This traveling bash is packing your Friday with feel-good bops — think: Destiny's Child, Britney, S Club 7, High School Musical, Mandy Moore — and with themed drinks and lip-sync battles. Doors open at 8 p.m. Learn more here.
Saturday, March 25
Yoga in the Rock at War Memorial Park // Let the zen begin. Close out the week and come get your ohm on at this community class, this time led by local yogi Sarah Thomas. BYO-mat, if you've got it, and some SPF, too. The class starts at 10 a.m. Learn more here.
More flow: Dogtown Yoga to Host Free Series at Argenta Plaza
Forever Thrifted One-Year Anniversary Block Party at the Main Street Pocket Park // Somehow it's been a whole year since this hit market made its way downtown, and it's marking the occasion with fantastically vintage style. Expect lots of thrift vendors, music, art, food trucks and more. Check it out 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Learn more here.
Pottery Workshop at Nexus Coffee & Creative // Breadmaking is so 2020. Give a new hobby a try at this hands-on, all-ages class with Chris Swasta of Rolling Hills Pottery where you'll learn how to make a creation of your own to take home. Class starts at 2 p.m. Learn more here.
Thursday - Saturday, March 23-25
A Taste of the Emerald Coast at Petit & Keet // Tastiest staycation ever. This WLR restaurant is once again pulling from its Florida ties to bring a little sunshine to The Natural State. Think: chargrilled oysters, shrimp penne and rum punch. Hours are 4-10 p.m. Thursday and 4-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Learn more here.
Stay fresh: Mark Your Calendar for the First Little Rock Farmers Market of the Year
Classic Movies at Ron Robinson Theater // The popcorn is flowing once again at the downtown theater, and the lineups keep catching our eye. Up first is "The Dark Knight" on Thursday, followed by "Videodrome" on Friday and "Demolition Man" on Saturday. Showtime is 7 p.m. each night. Learn more here.
Saturday & Sunday, March 25 & 26
Music on the Patio at River Bottom Winery // Need a little fresh air? Located at BoBrook Farms, this winery's patio is the perfect place to enjoy local sips with live music from March to August on Saturday and Damon Mitchell on Sunday. The music starts at 3 p.m. both days. Learn more here.
Monster Jam at Simmons Bank Arena // Chances are you never thought you'd see us talking about monster trucks here at Soirée, but when you've reached the end of spring break, sometimes the fam just needs to jam. Gravity-defying stunts, adrenaline-charged fun, you know the drill. Catch the show at 7 p.m. Saturday or 3 p.m. Sunday. Learn more here.
Need a quick getaway that's further away? Here's how to do spring break in Spa City.