Weekend To-Do List: 8 Things to Do in the Metro

Somehow, we’re already staring at the last days of January. We’re not sure where all the time went exactly, but we’ll toast to it anyway. Here’s some of what we’re looking forward to the next few days. What are you up to this weekend? Use the hashtag #HeySoiree and let us know.


Friday (Jan. 23) 

“The Whipping Man” Opening Night 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 Q&A with the cast and return directer Gilbert McCauley. The opening night performance begins at 8 p.m. with a post-show reception. For more information, click here.


Thursday & Friday (Jan. 22 & 23)

Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” part of Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s Intimate Neighborhood Concerts (INC) Series, at the Albert Pike Masonic Temple, 712 Scott Street, Little RockWhat makes the INC series so special are the unordinary venues, hence the “intimate” tag. Not only will patrons enjoy an up-close experience, but they’re also invited to mingle with the musicians after each show. The INC kicks things off with Mozart’s two-act opera in partnership with Opera In The Rock. The show starts at 7 p.m. both nights. For more information, click here.


Saturday (Jan. 24)

EVOLVE: Winter Nights at Little Rock Marriott, 3 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock: The Centers for Youth and Families is hosting its annual signature fundraiser. Guests will enjoy a night of food, music, elegance and a snowy wonderland to fit this year’s Winter Nights theme. Plus, the silent auction includes a trip to Italy, one to California and a week’s worth of clothing from Greenhaw’s Fine Men’s Wear. The event starts at 7 p.m. For more information, click here

Passport to the World at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1100 Napa Valley Drive, Little Rock: Stop by for a night supporting the Annunciation Scholarship Foundation. Enjoy a silent auction and hors d’oeuvres from around the world that have been paired with specific wines. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, click here.


Friday & Saturday (Jan. 23 & 24)

“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


Friday-Sunday (Jan. 23-25)

Yoga Weekend Workshop with International Teacher David Swenson at Loft 1023, 1023 W. Seventh St., Little Rock: The team at Yay! Yoga! is offering an incredible experience with one of the world’s experts in Ashtanga Yoga. There are personalized sessions scheduled throughout the entire weekend, which you can attend individually or as a whole. 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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