Weekend Guide: 13 Activities for January Days

The snow is gone and the rain has moved in, but there’s still plenty of ways to enjoy the city this weekend. Let’s get into it.


Film Screenings

First things first, we’re shaking up our regular programming a bit. There are lots of special screenings this weekend, so we thought it deserved its own category. Pass the popcorn.


  • 7 p.m. – “Tango & Cash” as part of the CALS BingoFlix! series at Ron Robinson Theater


  • 7 p.m. – “Fargo” at Ron Robinson Theater



  • 12:30 p.m. – “Oppenheimer” as part of the Arkansas Cinema Society’s For Your Consideration series at AMFA
  • 4 p.m. – “Barbie” as part of the Arkansas Cinema Society’s For Your Consideration series at AMFA

Editor’s note: Due to “unforeseen circumstances,” ACS has canceled both For Your Consideration screenings and rescheduled “The Zone of Interest” to Feb. 2. 


Saturday, Jan. 27

Local Love Meet & Greet at The Full Moon // Kavanaugh is getting a little extra flair thanks to this art showcase. Nine local artists — including James Hayes, Kristin McCaslin and Lauren Meredith — will be on hand to meet shoppers and sell their latest work. Stop by 12:30-3:30 p.m. Learn more here.

S’Mores & Pours at Stone’s Throw Brewing // Leave the chestnuts at home, this fire is all about the ‘mallows. Get cozy in the biergarten and roast up a healthy dose of s’mores to go with Stone’s Throw’s seasonal beers. (We’ve got our eye on the Cocoa Celebration Chocolate Stout.) Be there 6-9 p.m. Learn more here.

Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons at Simmons Bank Arena // You’re just too good to be true, Frankie. The OG Jersey boy is coming to NLR with “The Last Encores” tour, bringing to the stage his iconic hits like “Sherry,” “Walk Like a Man” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” Showtime is 8 p.m. Learn more here.


Sunday, Jan. 28

The Market at Pettaway in Pettaway Square // There’s another new market on the scene and we have no complaints. This brand new meetup makes its debut this weekend with lots of local vendors and plans to return every Sunday. Come shop 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Learn more here. Editor’s note: This market will open next Sunday, Feb. 4, rather than this weekend.


Saturday & Sunday, Jan. 27 & 28

Piazzolla, Bach & Saint-Saëns at the Robinson Center // Next up in the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s Masterworks Series (and first up for 2024) is this show featuring the talents of flutist Carolyn Brown, direction of Geoffrey Robson and music of Astor Piazzolla, C.P.E. Bach and Camille Saint-Saëns. You can catch the show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday or 3 p.m. Sunday. Learn more here.

Coming to the stage soon: Ballet Arkansas Returns to Robinson With “Swan Lake”


Thursday – Sunday, Jan. 25-28

North Little Rock Restaurant Week(s) // Hope you’re hungry. Fourteen full days of deals and delicious eats are going strong, and it’s all to support local restaurants and owners. We suggest loading up on your NLR favorites for the next few days, and you might just win some swag while you’re at it. That’s what we call a win-win. Learn more here.

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