Mardi Gras royalty at its finest! Arnie, a golden doodle owned by Joe Peacock, and Stella, a golden retriever owned by Leslie Fendley, are the official King and Queen of Barkus! For event details see Barkus on Main below.
Main Street Creative Corridor
February 24-26: Sister Act, Arkansas Repertory Theatre.
Raise your voice with The Holy Order of the Little Sisters of Our Mother of Perpetual Faith in this rapturous new musical based on the 1992 hit movie starring Whoopi Goldberg! Learn more.
February 26: Barkus on Main–
Come on out for Barkus on Main
, 1-5 p.m.
, a Mardi Gras-themed dog party and parade (parade starts at 2 p.m.
) in the Main Street Creative Corridor, presented by Hounds Lounge Pet Resort and Spa.
There will be prizes for 8 different categories, food and beverages for sale, along with live entertainment by the Big John Miller Band! For more information link here
, or call Downtown Little Rock Partnership
South Main Street area
Ongoing: Reflections–Images and Objects from African American Women, 1891-1987, Esse Purse Museum, 1510 Main Street, in collaboration with Mosaic Templars Cultural Center. Thru April 30.
February 25: 2017 South Main Mardi Gras Parade, 12 noon, kicks off at 24th and Main. See the River City Rebels, The Broadway Boilers, Arkansas Circus Arts, Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theater, Phatt Hog and the Hogettes, Parkview Mimes, Central High Jazz Band Students, Scimitar Shriners, Arkansas Lions Club and many more! Check out the local merchants while there for more fun activities.
February 25: The Root Café’s 5th Annual Little Rock Beard and Mustache Contest-
“Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Hairiness.” Bernice Garden, 14th and Main. Starts immediately after the parade. This year’s categories: Fullest Beard, Most Original Beard; Lifetime Achievement Categories include Best Natural Beard, Best Groomed Beard and Best Mustache.
February 25: SoMa Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball
, Rogers House, 400 W. 18th. 7-10 p.m.
, $50. Learn more.
March 7: Screen Printing
, South Main Creative
, 5:30 p.m. Learn more
In Downtown North Little Rock. For more information link here.
Ongoing: North Little Rock Restaurant Month. Learn more.
February 24-March 5: The Secret Garden,
Argenta Community Theater. Learn more
February 24-March 25
: Naked People with their Clothes On,
The Joint’s cabaret theater and coffeehouse. 301 Main Street. Learn more.
March 1: Cregeen’s Wild Turkey 101 Whiskey Dinner
, 6:30 p.m.
Limited seating. Learn more.
: Sandwiching in History Tour: Old NLR Fire Station,
506 Main. Presented by Arkansas Historic Preservation Program
. Free. Learn more.
MacArthur Park Historic District
Ongoing: Herman Maril, The Strong Forms of Our Experience, Arkansas Arts Center
. Mid-Atlantic modernist from Maryland for his first solo exhibition in Arkansas. Thru April 16
. Learn more.
Ongoing: Ansel Adams: Early Works, Arkansas Arts Center.
American landscape photographer, 41 original prints made from 1920s into 1950s. Thru April 16
. Learn more
Mid-Southern Watercolorists–47th Annual Juried Exhibition at Arkansas Arts Center
. Thru April 16
February 28: Community Conversation with Studio Gang, Arkansas Arts Center, 501 E. Ninth, Lower Lobby Lecture Hall, 12 noon. Studio Gang, the design architect selected for the Arkansas Arts Center’s upcoming building project will discuss their firm’s approach to design. Patrons may ask question as well as participate in information-gathering for the upcoming design process. Free. 372-4000 for reservations.
March 5: David & Becki Dahlstedt
presented by Friends of Contemporary Craft Conversations, Arkansas Arts Center
, 5 p.m.
Stoneware potters discuss their process and inspiration. Learn more.
March 9: Korto Momolu in special screening of AETN’s Men and Women of Distinction
, Arkansas Arts Center
. Wine reception at 5:30 p.m.
precedes the screening at 6 p.m.
followed by Q&A session and fashion show. Free and open to the public, limited seating, reservations required. Learn more
or call 372-4000.
March 9: Pay What You Can Night for Fancy Nancy The Musical
, Arkansas Arts Center
Children’s Theatre, 7 p.m.
Show runs March 10-April 2
. Learn more.
|For tickets, unless noted otherwise, link here.
March 3: Kountry Wayne-The Tax Refund Tour
March 4-5: Imagine, the Music of John Lennon
March 8-19: Phantom of the Opera
March 28: Brain Candy Live
March 31: Ballet Arkansas’s Turning Pointe Gala, honoring Mayor Mark Stodola. Learn more.
April 3: Gladys Knight
April 10: The Price Is Right Live
February 24, 2017
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The BIG news for downtown…the Broadway Bridge is scheduled to reopen next week…ahead of schedule. Learn more. (Arkansas Business)
Producing Artistic Director John Miller-Stephany for the Arkansas Repertory Theatre
officially announced this week an
eclectic program of plays for 2017-18. “It might be more varied than ever before! I’m thrilled with the roster we’re offering during my first full season as producing artistic director and sincerely hope you’ll join us for all seven of our productions – it’s sure to be a remarkable year!” Learn more. (Little Rock Culture Vulture)
, dean emeritus and distinguished professor of law and public policy at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law
, has been selected as the law school’s interim dean. Learn more
. (UALR Now)
The University of Arkansas Little Rock
has raised nearly $500,000 for endowed scholarship funds for art and design students. Tom Clifton, dean of the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences, announced the scholarship campaign progress during a February 23 topping out ceremony at the site of the future Windgate Center of Art + Design, located on the northeast corner of campus off 28th Street near Fair Park and Boulevard. Learn more
. (UALR Now
has featured Downtown Little Rock in its newest issue. Announced is a potential new office for the University of Arkansas Walton College of Business at 117 Main Street, although nothing is formalized. The article says the college is working with Stephens Interests and that nothing is finalized. Learn more
Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects has been selected as the Little Rock firm to assist national architectural firm Studio Gang in the design of the greatly anticipated Arkansas Arts Center’s estimated $46 million expansion.
A new event–Lions Uptown Market Bazaar–
announced for Saturday, April 15
is coming to the Main Street Creative Corridor. The one day event will be held at 5th and
Main streets featuring vintage and classic collectibles, decorative items and more. Organizers are seeking vendors, 10×20 booth spaces available. Proceeds will benefit special projects of the Little Rock Founders Lions Club, including World Services for the Blind, Arkansas Lions Eye Bank and Lab, Mid-South Lions and Junior Deputy Royals. Learn more
The Little Rock Technology Park
opens March 1 and has announced five of its new tenants. Learn more. (Arkansas Business)
Jazz in the Park
organizers have announced the lineup for the April series in Riverfront Park. Sponsored by Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau (LRCVB), partnering with Art Porter Music Education, Inc. (APME), Jazz in the Park celebrates local musicians who have been in Little Rock’s jazz scene for years and those who are just getting started. Learn more. (Little Rock Soiree)
Ongoing: Blue and You Fitness Challenge Signup
(for March 1-May 3
) sponsored by Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield
and the Arkansas Department of Health. Learn more.
February 24-March 12: Titanic–The Musical
, The Weekend Theater, 1001 W. Seventh. Based on the Tony Award-winning musical. Learn more.
February 24-26: Arkansas Flower and Garden Show
, Statehouse Convention Center. Learn more
Easterseals Arkansas Fashion Event, Little Rock Marriott, 6 p.m Sold out
. Learn more
February 26: Red Carpet Gala
, Robinson Hall Ballroom, 5:30 p.m.
Benefits Wolfe Street Foundation. Learn more
March 1: Ash & Go, First United Methodist Church, 723 Center Street. On your way to work, you can Ash & Go from 7:30- 9 a.m. in the FUMC parking lot at 8th and Center streets. Or you can stop by at 12 noon for Ash Wednesday Worship Service with a short message and the imposition of ashes. A sack lunch will be provided.
March 2-12: The Elephant Man
, The Studio Theatre, 320 W. 7th. Presented by the Community Theatre of Little Rock. Learn more.
March 4: The History Truck WIC Work/Shop, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 1 p.m.
Historian and artist Erin Bernard, developer of the Philadelphia History Truck will speak. Learn more.
March 4-5: Community Theatre of Little Rock Open Auditions,
The Studio Theatre, 320 W. 7th. For a late spring comedy Life is Short
by Craig Pospisil. Directed by Trisha H. Spione. Roles for men and women over 18. Learn more
: 15th Annual Little Rock Marathon
presented by Little Rock Parks & Recreation
. Hang out at Finale Alley at Main and Capitol for the final stretch and check out the food trucks and special drinks sponsored by Downtown Little Rock Partnership
. All races are sold out
Ongoing: True Faith, True Light
, Old State House Museum
The Devotional Art of Ed Stilley. 324-9685
Ongoing: The Arts @ Christ Church presents The Watercolor Series of Kuhl Brown. Thru March 31. Hillcrest landscape artist and award-winning watercolorist. 375-2342
Ongoing: New Gallery I Exhibition Henri Linton, Sr., Hearne Fine Art, 1001 Wright Avenue. Recent works on paper & canvas. Thru March 11. 372-6822
Ongoing: World View, Gallery 221, 221 W. Markham, showcasing art by Hannah Hinojosa’s, a UA Little Rock graduate and head of the art department at Joe T. Robinson High School. Thru March 1. Satirical Specs exhibit, a playful look at society’s short comings. Thru March 1. 801-0211
Save the Dates:
April 8, 4th Annual Downtown Dash–10K/5K, Junior League of Little Rock event. Learn more.
Ongoing: UA Little Rock, Ottenheimer Library, exhibit “War Comes Home–The Legacy” featuring letters between American soldiers and their loved ones, from Civil War era to World War II to more current combat in the Middle East. Thru March 10. Call 569-8018.
|Little Rock (LRCVB) event listings also posted here.
River Market District
February 24: 2016 Oscars Nominated Animation Short Films,
Ron Robinson Theater, 6 p.m.
$5. Learn more
February 26: Music of a Movement–Songs of the 60s, Clinton Presidential Center
, 3 p.m.
Clinton Center Black History Month program produced by the Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School. Learn more
February 28: Rise–How a House Built a Family with Cara Brookins, Clinton School of Public Service
, Sturgis Hall, 6 p.m.
Book signing to follow. Learn more.
March 3: World Day of Prayer, Christ Episcopal Church, 504 Scott Street. Celebrated by Church Women United Central Arkansas South. Registration, 9:30 a.m.; program, 10 a.m. Open to the community.
March 3: Robin Ferriby
, Clinton School of Public Service,
Sturgis Hall, 12 noon
. Scholar in Residence with the Center on Community Philanthropy at Clinton School. Bice president of Philanthropic Services for the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and a vice president of the Foundation for Detroit’s Future, an organization that administers and oversees the “Grand Bargain” that resulted in Detroit’s exit from bankruptcy. Learn more.
March 7-8: XX
Ron Robinson Theater, 6 p.m.
$5 per night. Horror anthology by female directors starring female leads. Learn more.
March 11: Phantom of the Opera
(1925) screening, CALS
Ron Robinson Theater, 1 p.m.
$5. Learn more.
In Downtown North Little Rock,
1 Verizon Arena Way. For ticket information link here (Verizon Arena) or here (Ticketmaster).
March 3 Twenty One Pilots
March 8 Green Day, Revolution Radio Tour, with special guest Against Me!
March 10 Professional Bull Riders
March 19 Winter Jam
March 31 Blink-182 with special guest The Naked and Famous
April 21 Brantley Gilbert with special guests Tom Beathard, Luke Combs & Brian Davis
April 22 Red Hot Chili Peppers
April 23 tom Petty & The Heartbreakers with Joe Walsh
April 26 Boston: Hyper Space Tour
April 28-29 Monster Jam Triple Threat Series
May 4-7 Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment
August 3 Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
October 22 Bruno Mars