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, Feb. 21
What: AY Magazine Presents: Bourbon and Tapas
Where: Allsopp & Chapple Restaurant and Bar
When: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Get ready for one of the coolest events this month! AY is hosting an exclusive Bourbon and Tapas event at Allsopp & Chapple on Feb. 21. If you haven’t heard of Allsopp & Chapple, then get ready – check out our March issue for the details on this hot new restaurant. During the event, you’ll enjoy fantastic bourbon from Rock Town Distillery along with delicious appetizers from Executive Chef Bonner Cameron’s kitchen. Have your fill of great food and bourbon while listening to amazing live jazz! Make sure to reserve your spot! Reservations are $15. Call 501-902-4911 for reservations.
Friday, Feb. 22 – Sunday, March 24
Where: Arkansas Repertory Theater
When: Opening Feb. 21 @ 7 p.m.
The Rep is opening their production of Chicago this week. The musical tells the story of Roxie Hart’s murder trial set in the 1920s with her attorney Billy Flynn as Roxie becomes a celebrity in the city of Chicago. This Tony and Grammy Award winning show will kick off the Rep’s 43rd season. Preview shows run on Wednesday and Thursday before the shows opening. Ticket prices start at $18. Get your tickets here.
Friday, Feb 22- Sunday, Feb 24
What: Jurassic Quest
Where: Statehouse Convention Center
When: Friday, Feb 22 @ 3pm-8pm, Saturday, Feb 24 & Sunday, Feb 25 @ 9am-8pm
Jurassic Quest is coming to Little Rock! Come see the largest dinosaur event in north America featuring a dinosaur exhibit with realistic dinosaurs, a Dino Tour, Dino Cinema, science stations, green screen photos, facepainting and more! General admission is $22 and VIP passes are $36 offering unlimited rides and activities. Get your tickets here.
Saturday, Feb 23
What: The Beat Goes On 5K
Where: 1 Medical Park Dr, Benton, AR 72015-3353, United States
When: 7:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
The Beat Goes On 5K is taking place this Saturday! This annual event is a fundraiser for Saline Memorial Health Foundation. The money raised will go towards the new Wellness Park at Saline Memorial and support the enhancement of cardiovascular care. The Race begins at the hospital and will lead runners into Downtown Benton. Registration is $20. Register online.
Saturday, Feb 23 & Sunday, Feb 24
What: 67th Annual Home Show
Where: Verizon Arena
When: Saturday @ 9 a.m. & Sunday @ 10 a.m.
The Home Builders Association of Greater Little Rock is presenting the 67th Annual Home Show this Saturday and Sunday at Verizon Arena. This event will have more than 200 vendors present representing every aspect of the home industry. The show will allow for anyone interested in buying, building, remodeling or looking for design inspiration to speak with industry professionals. General admission is $10, kids 12 and under are free, Seniors (65+) and Military(with ID) are $5.
Saturday, Feb 23
What: 5K Run Against Domestic & Teen Dating Violence
Where: Burns Park Softball Complex
When: 9 a.m – 12 p.m.
With February being National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Youth Development Initiative is hosting their first annual 5K Run Against Domestic and Teen Dating Violence at Burns Park. The walk/run is a community oriented event hosted on behalf of Women and Children First, a shelter for domestic violence victims and their children, to raise awareness and encourage local communities to prevent this type of abuse among young people. Tickets prices range from $10 to $25. Get your tickets here.
Saturday, Feb 23
What: Wolfe Street Glitz and Glamour for a Great Cause
Where: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
When: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Wolfe Street’s annual fundraising event is being held this Saturday night. The night will include dinner, dancing, paparazzi photos and music by The Zac Dunlap Band. The Wolfe Street Foundation was founded in 1982 with its mission to provide facilities, outreach and education to those recovering from substance abuse. Check out this fun and formal event to support a good cause. Red Carpet tickets are $250.
Saturday, Feb 23 and Sunday, Feb. 24
What: Ode to Joy- Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and the Harding Chorus
Where: Robinson Center
When: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
The Harding University Chorus is joining the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra for the third time in five years this Saturday and Sunday. They will perform Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, “Ode to Joy” conducted by Philip Mann. Ticket prices start at $16. Get your tickets here.
Sunday, Feb 24
What: Painting with a Purpose
Where: Heifer International
When: 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Painting with a Twist is hosting Painting With a Purpose, a benefit event for Heifer International. Come learn to paint with local professionals for a great cause! Up to 50% of the proceeds from this class will go benefit their work to end poverty and hunger. The event will be held off site at Heifer Village. Seats are $35. Reserve your seat here.
Sunday, Feb 24
What: Cookbook Club: Southern Living Party
Where: eggshells Kitchen Co.
When: 5 p.m.- 6 p.m.
eggshells Kitchen Co. is hosting a cookbook night on Sunday. All the recipes used will come straight from Southern Living Party Cookbook: A Modern Guide to Gathering, by Elizabeth Heiskell. After registering for this event you will be sent list of recipes to choose from. You will then have your recipe emailed to you for you to prepare. Bring your dish Sunday night for the gathering to see everyone’s creations. The event is free but attendees must register online.
Sunday, Feb 24
What: Walk for Wheezy
Where: Cabot High School Panther Stadium
When: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Walk for Wheezy will be held this Sunday for its fourth year.This event is for all ages and will offer food, free fun kids activities like bounce houses, craft station, games, and more! Registration prices starts at $20. This non profit organization was created to raise funds for Arkansas Children’s Hospital in memory of Eloise Ann Owen who died in 2016 from hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Click here to register.
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