Stay “in the know” about all the great events going on around Arkansas. AY’s Publisher, Heather Baker, will tell you what the hot spots are this weekend.
Thursday, February 28
What: The Moth
Where: Robinson Performance Hall
When: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Show begins at 7:30
The Robinson Center is hosting The Moth performance. Five storytellers are taking the stage to share a personal and true story from their life. The Moth is a New York based non-profit created to sharing the art of storytelling with their community, education and corporate programs. Ticket prices start at $38.
Friday, March 1
What: 200th Year of the Arkansas Territory Celebration
Where: Arkansas State Capitol; Second Floor Rotunda
When: 9 a.m., News Conference – 10 a.m.
The Department of Arkansas Heritage and the Arkansas State Archives are hosting an event celebrating 200 years of Arkansas territory. Come celebrate with birthday cake, exhibits, historical displays, and period actors. The news conference will feature speakers: Governor Asa Hutchinson, Director of Historic Arkansas Museum Swannee Bennett, Department of Arkansas Heritage Director Stacy Hurst and State Historian Wendy Richter.Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/308212669832466/for more information.
Friday, March 1
What: Erin Enderlin
Where: Old State House Museum When: 6:30 p.m.
The Old State House Museum is hosting Erin Enderlin for a community concert. This Arkansas native is currently touring with Jamey Johnson through February and March but will stop by Little Rock for this show. Enderline will present the guitar she used to write “Monday Morning Church” with after the show. Admission is free. Soft drinks and beer will be offered. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/538379423320695/for more information.
Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 3
What: Arkansas Flower and Garden Show
Where: Arkansas State Fairgrounds
When: Fri. and Sat. at 9 a.m., Sun. at 10 a.m.
The largest three-day gardening celebration in Arkansas is this weekend. The Arkansas Flower and Garden Show will have plants of all shapes and sizes with over 100 vendor booths selling plants, tools, jewelry, furniture, and more! Tickets are $10 for adults per day. Three-day passes are available for $15. Children under 12 years of age get in free. All the proceeds benefit scholarships for students majoring in horticulture at Arkansas universities.
Friday, March 1 – Monday, April 1 (dates are approximate and weather-dependent)
What: Tulip Extravaganza
Where: Garvan Woodland Gardens
When: Daily 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Garvan Woodland Gardens is hosting Tulip Extravaganza to celebrate winter ending. With over 150,000 brilliant Dutch tulips, this Hot Springs garden is a must-see spot in Arkansas. This will be the biggest display of color between Dallas and Memphis thanks to the addition of spring annuals and azaleas. Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for kids ages 4-12, free for kids ages 0-3 and members get in for free.
Saturday, March 2
What: Eureka Gras Day Parade
Where: Downtown Eureka Springs
When: 2 p.m. Eureka Springs is hosting its annual Mardi Gras parade this Saturday! Their theme this year is comic book and cartoon characters. The parade will have themed floats, walkers, bands, dancers and animals. Check out Eureka Springs during their Eureka Gras season to get a taste of New Orleans spirit! FREE
Saturday, March 2 and Sunday March 3
What: 2019 Little Rock Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K
Where: LaHarpe Blvd
When: 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The 17th Annual Little Rock Marathon, Half- Marathon, 10k, 5k and Little Rockers Final Mile’s theme this year is “2019: A Race Odyssey.” This is a race for any pace filled with personality, beautiful scenic views of Little Rock and great volunteers. Races start at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday and will go through Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Visit http://littlerockmarathon.com/for more information
Sunday, March 3
What: Mardi Craw 2019
Where: Little Rock Zoo
When: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Little Rock Zoo is hosting Mardi Craw this weekend! This event will feature live music from Crescent City Combo and other Mardi Gras themed entertainment. Crawfish Country Catering from Ville Platte, Louisiana will be catering the event, offering catfish, crawfish, craft beer and lots of king cake! Admission is $35 for those 21 and older and $25 for those under 21.
Sunday, March 3
What: No Tears Suite: Concert
Where: Little Rock Central High Auditorium
When: 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oxford American magazine and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra have come together to present the world premiere of the No Tears Suitewith new arrangements from jazz bassist and composer Rufus Reid. Melba Pattillo Beals’s memoir of the desegregation of Central High School in 1957,Warriors Don’t Cry,was the inspiration for the suite honoring the sacrifices of all those who strive for an equal society. Tickets are free but attendees must RSVP online.