Weekend Guide: March 28-31

From Easter egg hunts to foodie events to disco dance parties, this weekend is one you don’t want to miss in the capital city. Let’s get into it.

 

Thursday, March 28

Food Truck Thursday at the Pulaski County Administration Building // It’s time to fill that food truck-shaped hole in your life. This meetup at 201 Broadway St. will welcome eats like Luncheria Mexicana Alicia, Top Dog Catering, Banada Burger and more. Be there 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. to get the goods. Learn more here.

Sunny War at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts // Next up in the AMFA concert series is this singer, guitarist and “roots music revolutionary” out of Nashville whose subjects stretch from love songs to social justice and everything in between. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Learn more here.

“Shrek: The Musical” at the Robinson Center // It’s a scientific fact that ogres have layers, and they’re all on display in this traveling production. All your favorite characters from the mega-hit movie will hit the stage to find true love, save the magical kingdom and take Lord Farquaad down to size. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Learn more here. Bonus: Stop by Big Orange first for their seasonal milkshake “Ogre the Top” inspired by the show.

Save the dates: Little Rock’s 2024 Spring Performing Arts Calendar

 

Friday, March 29

Arkansas Times Craft Beer Festival at Argenta Plaza // The brew is back. To enter ultimate TGIF mode, head north and get your fill of craft brews and seltzers from regional and national breweries, then wash it all down with food trucks and music. Even better? Proceeds benefit the Argenta Arts District. Be there 6-9 p.m. Learn more here.

Keep that glass raised: Sip on the Wild Side at Little Rock Zoo’s Wild Wines

“You Have No Idea” at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts // The latest screening in the Arkansas Cinema Society’s Arkansas Filmmaker Spotlight series is this award-winning documentary centered around how one family navigated an autism diagnosis by rejecting limited advice of the early ’90s and instead focusing on giving their son a life filled with love and community. Following the screening will be a Q&A with the filmmaker and two of the subjects. Showtime is 6:30 p.m. Learn more here.

Gimme Gimme Disco at The Rev Room // Whoever said disco was dead was seriously disturbed. This touring dance party is coming to the River Market with a playlist inspired by ABBA, Donna Summer, the Bee Gees and more. The groove starts at 9 p.m. Learn more here.

 

Thursday & Friday, March 28 & 29

Classic Movies at Ron Robinson Theater // The popcorn is flowing once again at the downtown theater, and the lineups keep pulling us in, especially with this month’s spotlight on strong female leads. Up first is “A League of Their Own” on Thursday, then a BingoFlix screening of “Barbarella” on Friday. Both screenings start at 7 p.m. Learn more here.

 

Saturday, March 30

Easter Festivities at the Market at Chenal // This WLR market is kicking off its 2024 season with springtime fun at 21 Rahling Circle. Along with fresh produce, pastries and local goodies, visitors can also get in on Easter fun, games, music, food trucks and more. Stop by 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Learn more here.

Yoga in the Rock at Rock City Yacht Club // Let the zen begin. Close out the week and get your ohm on at this outdoor community class, starting the season strong with a flow led by yogi Sarah Martin. BYO-mat, if you’ve got it. The session starts at 10 a.m. Learn more here.

BoBrook Egg-stravaganza at BoBrook Farms // And now for the second weekend of fresh air on the farm. Along with egg hunts and bunny photos, expect food trucks, hay rides, lawn games, wine tastings and more. Stop by 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Learn more here.

Easter Party at the Vineyard at Rusty Tractor Vineyards // The holiday fun continues at Sunset Lodge. Come meet the Easter Bunny, hit up The Prickly Pickle food truck, hunt for eggs and enjoy some live music from Ben Byers, not to mention the bloody mary and mimosa bar. Be there noon – 6 p.m. Learn more here.

 

Thursday – Saturday, March 28-30

Cajun’s Wharf Throwback at Capers // Is that you, Play De Do? Even after the iconic eatery closed its doors in 2019, its devotees remain. So to give fans a taste of the good ol’ days, Cajun’s sister restaurant is bringing back some of the most popular items on the former menu. Think: lobster tail, oysters bienville, The Boston Casserole, crab au gratin and more. You can taste the nostalgia for dinner service only, and reservations are encouraged. Learn more here.

More nostalgic fun: Pulaski County Fair Coming to NLR This May

 

Sunday, March 31

Easter Eats in Little Rock // No matter how you plan to celebrate, there’s one thing we’re pretty sure makes everyone’s list: great food. From brunch buffets to make-at-home kits, we curated a list of Easter menus just for the foodie. Find it here.

The Market at Pettaway at Pettaway Square // This weekly market is getting an extra dose of hops this Sunday (and not only because Moody Brews just opened next door). It’s all about Easter fun this week with egg hunts, crafts, food trucks and more than 20 booths to peruse. Check it out 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Learn more here.

 

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