Weekend To-Do List: 11 Events to Check Out

We know Sunday is a big day for most of you for unspecified reasons, but that doesn’t mean the rest of your weekend can’t be spectacular as well. Here’s how to make that a reality. 


Saturday (Jan. 31)

Cosmic CSI! Galaxy Transformations within the Virgo Cluster at The Innovation Hub, 201 E. Broadway St., North Little Rock: Anne Abramson is an astronomy Ph.D. candidate from Yale who has been making waves in the story of galactic gas-stripping. Sit in on the native Arkansan’s presentation to learn about the lives of stars and galaxies in layman’s terms. No Ph.D. in astronomy required. The presentation starts at 4 p.m. For more information, click here.

The Whirling Dervishes of Rumi and Sufi Music Concert at the Albert Pike Memorial Center, 712 Scott St., Little Rock: Presented by the Dialogue Institute of the Southwest, don’t miss this “highly cultural and spiritual celebration of existence.” Audiences will catch a glimpse of the 800 years of cultural tradition. The show begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information, click here.

Saints and Sinners Gala at the Statehouse Convention Center, 101 E. Markham St., Little Rock: The Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s annual black tie event is their largest fundraiser and arguably the most fun. A night of great food and cocktails, live and silent auctions and entertainment only The Rep could provide awaiting guests. The fun starts at 6 p.m. For more information, click here.


Friday & Saturday (Jan. 30 & 31)

Planet Spring Collection Trunk Show at Beyond Cotton, 107000 Rodney Parham Rd., Little Rock: Check out the exclusive offerings from Planet’s 2015 Spring lineup and customize your look. There will be giveaways at the trunk show, too, so you’ll definitely want to be there. For more information, click here.

“Frost Bite Me” at The Joint Theater, 301 Main St., North Little Rock: Stop by The Joint and get your dose of The Main Thing. They’ve got a show full of sketch comedy and parodies, including an original piece about Sherwood, Arkansas’ number one private eye. Plus, The Joint has plenty of food and drink to make the night even better. The show starts at 8 p.m. both nights. For more information, click here


Sunday (Feb. 1)

HeART of the Bar at South on Main, 1304 S. Main St., Little Rock: This “handmade holiday market” showcases the wares of a dozen Arkansas artisans at this free event. You’ll also be able to get your hands on special cocktails and Valentine treats, and even crash a photo booth. The market was moved up to noon-6 p.m. so you can still enjoy the game. For more information, click here.


Saturday & Sunday (Jan. 31 & Feb. 1)

Tchaikovsky & Mozart Festival at the Maumelle Performing Arts Center, 100 Victory Lane, Maumelle: As the fourth part in the ASO’s Stella Boyle Smith Masterworks Series, this concert will be under the direction of guest conductor Vladimir Verbitsy, and will feature college freshman and Carnegie Hall veteran violinist Randall Goosby. The show is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, click here

Gege Thalheimer’s Benefit Estate Sale at the Colony West Shopping Center, 10300 Rodney Parham Rd., Little Rock: Celebrate the life of the late Gege Thalheimer and her legacy of philanthropy by shopping her estate sale benefitting Our House, Just Communities of Arkansas and the Jewish Federation of Arkansas. Visitors will find tons of designer items including Chanel, Gucci, Valentino and more. Hours are 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday and 1:30-6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, click here.


Thursday-Sunday (Jan. 29 – Feb. 1)

“The Whipping Man” at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St., Little Rock: In The Rep’s latest upcoming production, a jewish Confederate officer and his two former slaves remain, Simon and John. The three are left in the ruins of their hometown, forced to learn how to live in a post-slavery world. What unfolds as they wait for their loved ones’ return is full of pain, faith, horror, strength and secrets. Check out our review of “The Whipping Man” here. For more information, click here.

Art in the Park UALR Exhibit at Wildwood Park for the Arts, 20919 Denny Road, Little Rock: Come out and enjoy the newest exhibit in the Art at the Park lineup. The show includes work from students, faculty and alumni from UALR in a variety of mixed media. The exhibit is open on weekdays from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. and on weekends from noon- 4 p.m.. For more information, click here.

Charles Schulz exhibits at The Clinton Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock: Snoopy gets the presidential treatment as the Center celebrates 65th anniversary of Charles Schulz’s famous pup and the rest of the crew with their newest exhibits, “Pigskin & Peanuts” and “Heartbreak in Peanuts.” The Center is open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 1-5 p.m. For more information, click here.

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