Weekend To-Do List: 5 Happenings to Cap Off the Week

It’s the first full work week of 2015 and you deserve a weekend. Lucky for you, we’ve got a pretty sweet next couple of days as a reward. Here’s what’s going on in the city this weekend.


Thursday (Jan. 8)

Back to the Future” at B&B Little Rock Chenal 9 Imax Retro Night, 17825 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock: The Chenal 9 is showing the classic ‘80s trilogy over the next couple of weeks. Grab your popcorn and your skateboard and head over to relive how it all began with Marty and Doc Brown. The movie is showing at both 4 & 7 p.m. For more information, click here.


Friday (Jan. 9) 

Second Friday Cinema: “End of the Line” at the Old State House Museum, 300 W. Markham, Little Rock: Enjoy a night of talented Arkansans on display with the January edition of Second Friday Cinema. This month’s show is “End of the Line,” a story about Little Rock rail worker who run away to Chicago. The film features Mary Steenburgen and Levon Helm and is directed by Jay Russell, all of whom hail from The Natural State. Ben Fry will introduce the film and lead a discussion after the screening. Showtime is at 5 p.m. For more information, click here.

Cantrell Gallery’s 45th Birthday Party, 8206 Cantrell Road, Little Rock: Yes, you read that right. The art gallery and framing shop has been in business for a whopping 45 years, which certainly calls for a celebration. Cantrell Gallery will host a reception with wine and cake, of course, which will serve as the opening of a new group exhibit featuring 28 local artists, continuing through the end of February. The festivities are from 6-8 p.m. For more information, click here.

2nd Friday Art Night at the Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. Third St., Little Rock: The Historic Arkansas Museum is shaking things up this year. The night kicks off with local musician Kevin Kerby. They are also introducing a “Year of Arkansas Beer,” first featuring Diamond Bear’s Paradise Porter, and continuing to spotlight a different brew every month. And as always, you can peruse their art exhibits. The event starts at 5 p.m. For more information, click here.


Thursday & Saturday (Jan. 8 & 10)

Auditions for summer musical “Mrs. Miniver” at the Argenta Community Theater, 405 Main St., North Little Rock: The ACT is excited to present the world premiere of the stage adaptation of the 1942 film “Mrs. Miniver,” which follows the plight of an English family trying to cope with the war surrounding them. But before it can hit the stage, they need people to fill it. They have spots to fill for almost every age, so check it out if you’re interested. Auditions are Jan. 8, 6-9 p.m. and Jan. 10, 12-2 p.m. For more information, click here.

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