Weekend Guide: 9 Events to Welcome March

Whether you’re joining the marathon festivities or just trying to avoid the running routes on your way to the theater, we’ve got you covered. Let’s get into it.


Thursday, Feb. 29

Science After Dark: Star Wars – Return of the Eclipse at the Museum of Discovery // We’ve got a good feeling about this. This edition of the MoD’s grownup meetup is set in George Lucas’s galaxy far, far away. Expect lightsaber hijinx, galactic science demos and even a stop at the cantina. As always, there will be plenty of pizza and drinks from Stone’s Throw. It all kicks off at 6 p.m. Learn more here.

Leap Day Sip & Shop at The Labyrinth // Extra day, extra chance to #shoplocal. Vintage items, art, jewelry and more await at this pop-up, and you can even take a break in the lounge area with refreshments and film screenings. Stop by 6-9 p.m. Learn more here.

Marian Anderson String Quartet at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center // The MTCC and Chamber Music Society of Little Rock are teaming up to close out Black History Month with this critically-acclaimed, all-female ensemble. The quartet will present a program with pieces reflecting on the theme of enslavement, beginning with “At the Purchaser’s Option” and closing with “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing.” Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Learn more here.

Read on: 5 Black Voices & Black History Talks From the Clinton Center Speaker Series Vault


Friday, March 1

SoMa After Dark on South Main Street // Friday’s fun is just south of 630. This monthly neighborhood bash features area businesses offering later hours and special activities. Highlights this month include M2 Gallery’s 17-year anniversary, a maker meet-and-greet at The Green Corner Store and a lunar jewelry party at Argenta Bead Company. It all begins at 5 p.m. Learn more here.

“Aliens” at Ron Robinson Theater // CALS is back with the classics, and this time it’s screening James Cameron’s 1986 followup to the Ridley Scott hit. Lieutenant Ripley is back with a new crew to take on her extraterrestrial enemies, and she’s brought even bigger guns for round two. Showtime is 7 p.m. Learn more here.

“Call Me Mara” Opening Night at The Weekend Theater // Written by local playwright Phillip H. McMath, this new show is the latest to take the downtown stage. This story is set in 1942 and centers around two families building bomber engines for the war while “colliding in business and pleasure.” Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Learn more here. 


Friday-Sunday, March 1-3

Vintage Market Days at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds // Flea market fabulous is always in style. This traveling market is back with the theme “Howdy” and giving locals their fill of clothing, outdoor furnishings, antiques, art, decor and more. Shopping hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday. Learn more here.

Keep shopping: The 10 Best Antique and Vintage Stores in Little Rock

“Jesus Christ Superstar” at the Robinson Center // An icon meets a milestone. Created by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winners Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, the rock musical is celebrating its 50th anniversary, this time with “a new, mesmerizing production” depicting the weeks leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus as told by Judas. Catch the show at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday or 1 p.m. Sunday. Learn more here.


Saturday & Sunday, March 4 & 5

Little Rock Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K // This is it, folks. If you were putting off your last few miles by reading this list, your luck’s run out. Spanning two days with the theme “DinoMite,” the kids marathon, 5K and 10K will take place Saturday morning, with the marathon and half marathon taking off Sunday morning. And if you’re running on Sunday, don’t forget the adjusted start time. Learn more here.

Psst! Non-runners, avoid these places if you’re not planning on joining the cheering section.

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