Weekend Guide: 11 Events to Enjoy the Warm Weather

The groundhog was right. Concerts, pub crawls, even a little ghost hunting — it’s all happening this weekend. Let’s get into it.


Thursday, Feb. 22

National Margarita Day across Little Rock // Salt or no salt, frozen or on the rocks, margaritas bring people together. You can never go wrong with any of your fave local haunts, but if you’re looking for your next marg love affair, we made you a cheat sheet of the best local celebrations and specials. Learn more here.

“Hobbits and Sax” at the Second Presbyterian Church of Little Rock // The Little Rock Wind Symphony is headed to Middle Earth for its first concert of the year. With guest artist Andy Wen, this program not only showcases the world premiere of an alto sax concerto, but also “an evening of musical adventures that even hobbits would approve of.” Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Learn more here.


Friday, Feb. 23

Fifth Anniversary at The Blue Umbrella // Break out the confetti because this downtown gift shop is throwing a birthday bash. Cake and festivities await at the corner of Main and Seventh to celebrate five years of the shop’s mission to showcase Arkansas artisans with developmental disabilities. Stop by 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Learn more here.

Ghost Hunting 101 at the Old State House Museum // If you live by the “every season is spooky season” creed, this is for you. Join paranormal investigators Rhonda Burton and Linda Howell to learn a thing or two about investigation techniques while supporting the Arkansas State House Society. It starts at 7 p.m. Learn more here.

More OSHM: Save the Date for the 10th Annual Seersucker Spring Social

“Space Jam” at Ron Robinson Theater // We’re gonna take it into overtime. CALS’ popular BingoFlix series is back, offering prizes to viewers who can fill up their bingo cards with cheesy, so-bad-they’re-good movie cliches. With Looney Tunes, aliens and peak Michael Jordan, this 1996 classic really needs no introduction. Showtime is 7 p.m. Learn more here.


Saturday, Feb. 24

Midsouth Black Expo at The Venue at Westwind // “The largest celebration of Black business in Arkansas” is back to mark a milestone. Now in its 20th year, the event will once again bring together more than 100 performers, food vendors, artists, cultural exhibits and more under one roof. Explore it all from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Learn more here.

Public Transit Pub Crawl across Little Rock // Designated drivers aren’t a problem when you’re rolling with Rock Region Metro. Hosted by Our Little Rock, this crawl starts at Fassler Hall for breakfast before hopping the bus for stops at happy hours (and mini neighborhood tours) around The Heights, Hillcrest and Stifft Station before hitting the after party at Dust Bowl. It starts at 11 a.m. Learn more here.

Hope Ball at the Statehouse Convention Center // This annual gala is held by the 20th Century Club to raise funds to provide no-cost temporary housing for cancer patients receiving treatment in Little Rock. The evening includes dinner, drinks and entertainment. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Learn more here.

Read our December feature with 20th Century Club Executive Director Angie Taylor.


Thursday – Sunday, Feb. 22-25

Black History Month Performances across the metro // Even with celebrations taking place all February long, it just so happens that there are lots of shows and live events happening this weekend that celebrate BHM and the Black community in Little Rock. Add these to your agenda:

Read on: 10 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month in Little Rock

“Godspell” Opening Weekend at Argenta Community Theater // Blessed are the theatergoers. For ACT’s first production of the year, it brings this hit musical to the stage portraying the life and parables of Jesus set to an “eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville.” Learn more here.


Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 24 & 25

Kerson Leong at the Robinson Center // Next up in the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s Masterworks Series is this show featuring the talents of violinist Kerson Leong and direction of Geoffrey Robson. The program not only showcases the music of Beethoven, but also Christopher Theofanidis’ piece inspired by the legend of Petit Jean and Jonathan Bailey Holland’s piece commissioned to celebrate the opening of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. You can catch the show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday or 3 p.m. Sunday. Learn more here.

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