Ongoing Events

A calendar filled with fun

No matter the season, Little Rock offers residents and visitors a wide variety of events and performances that truly set the city apart. From classical music to classic street rods – get out and discover the best of Little Rock.


Arkansas Symphony Orchestra season      
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra performs more than thirty concerts at the historic Robinson Center Music Hall each year, including concerts within the Stella Boyle Smith Masterworks Series, the ACXIOM Super Pops LIVE! Series, the River Rhapsodies Chamber Series, and numerous special events. Its resident ensembles include the Quapaw Quartet, the Rockefeller Quartet, the Sturgis Quartet, the ASO Arts Partners and the Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestras. For more information about the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra visit the Web site at or call (501) 666-1761.  


Broadway Season with Celebrity Attractions
         
Dedicated to bringing Broadway and more to Little Rock for the past 25 years, Celebrity Attractions is a presenter and producer of national touring plays across the southwest and midwest. Celebrity Attractions, in association with local partnerships, is pleased to present annually the touring Broadway Series at the Historic Robinson Center Music Hall.  Past shows have included The Wizard of Oz, Little House on the Prairie, Cats, Mama Mia, Rent, Movin’ Out, Hairspray, and more. For more information visit CelebrityAttractions.com



2nd FridayArt Night
                   
The second Friday of each month, galleries, museums and businesses in downtown Little Rock are open after hours from 5-8 PM and highlight the cultural opportunities downtown and in the River Market District. This unique gallery walk includes the state's only historical museum with gallery space devoted to local artists, a public library that oversees and curates retail and exhibition galleries, and private galleries. For more information visit the 2nd Friday Art Night Facebook page.  


The Rep
Founded in 1976, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre is the state’s largest non-profit professional theatre company. A member of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT D), The Rep has produced more than 300 productions including 40 world premieres on its 354-seat MainStage and 99-seat black box SecondStage located in its historic building in downtown Little Rock. Arkansas Repertory Theatre exists to create a diverse body of theatrical work of the highest artistic standards. With a focus on dramatic storytelling that illuminates the human journey, The Rep entertains, engages and enriches local and regional audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Hillcrest Shop and Sip
Hillcrest Shop and Sip Hillcrest Shop and Sip is a family filled neighborhood event that takes place the first Thursday of each month. Spearheaded by the Hillcrest Merchants Association, all the local shops, restaurants, and venues are open after hours until 9pm with discounted prices, promotions, appetizers and drinks. Have fun strolling the sidewalks, listening to local bands, window shopping, browsing the stores or relaxing on the promenade. This event is sure to have you coming back each month.  




Farmers’ Market
                       
Every Tuesday and Saturday during May through October, the River Market Pavilions become an oasis for farm-fresh produce, flowers and local arts and crafts. The market is open from early morning until mid-afternoon. For more information about vendors and produce visit the Web site or call (501) 375-2552.





Movies in the Park
   
Each Wednesday night in June and July, visitors to the Riverfront Park's First Security Amphitheater relax with friends and family and take in a free movie on the big screen. This free movie event features amphitheater seating available on a first-come  basis, and families are invited to bring blankets and chairs and camp out on the grass. For more information visit the website at MoviesInTheParkLR.net.
Mar
Tue
28
West Little Rock
Today thru Oct 30, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM $20 - $45; Session Days & Times Vary (check our webiste calendar ); Reservations Required
An entertaining social painting experience that's fun for the whole family, ages 6 to Adult. Bring your favorite snack foods and come paint your own masterpiece. Step by step instructions provided by our skilled artists. No art experience required.
Tue
28
River Market Dist.
Today thru Apr 2, 2017
This exhibit, curated by the GRAMMY Museum® and Fab Four Exhibits, explores the impact The Beatles’s arrival had on American pop culture, including fashion, art, advertising, media and music.
Tue
28
River Market Dist.
Today thru Apr 23, 2017 Admission: $10 adults; $8 ages 1-12; free under 1; members free
In Magnificent Me! visitors can interact with a variety of medical technologies and have the chance for hands-on exploration of different human systems.
Tue
28
Downtown
Today thru Apr 16, 2017
Herman Maril: The Strong Forms of Our Experience features 90 works by the great mid-Atlantic Modernist.
Tue
28
Downtown
Today thru Apr 16, 2017
Ansel Adams: Early Works features 41 original prints, with a focus on the masterful small-scale images Adams made from the 1920s into the 1950s.
Tue
28
Airport
Today 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Early bird: $100
The Arkansas Cancer Summit is an annual event hosted by the Arkansas Cancer Coalition (ACC) to showcase the recent progress that Coalition partners have made towards meeting the goals and objectives of the state’s comprehensive cancer plan.
Tue
28
Downtown
Today thru Apr 16, 2017
The Annual Juried Exhibition of the Mid-Southern Watercolorists (MSW) returns to the Arkansas Arts Center, February 10 – April 16. This is the third of a three-year partnership between the Mid-Southern Watercolorists and the Arkansas Arts Center.
Tue
28
Downtown
Today thru Dec 31, 2018 Free
The Old State House Museum is pleased to announce that its latest exhibit, “Cabinet of Curiosities: Treasures from the University of Arkansas Museum Collection,” opens to the public on March 11.
Tue
28
Downtown
Today thru Apr 30, 2017 $10
In conjunction with Black History Month and Women’s History Month, Reflections honors and celebrates African American woman in the late 19th and 20th centuries.
Wed
29
Downtown
Mar 29, 2017 thru Apr 16, 2017 $30-$65
Four generations of African-American women gather to celebrate their beloved, outrageous matriarch’s 90th birthday. The trouble is, recently widowed MaDear would rather watch her soap operas and read her Bible than blow out the candles on her cake.
Wed
29
Downtown
Mar 29, 2017 thru Apr 16, 2017
Play by Cheryl L. West | Directed by Gilbert McCauley
Wed
29
Downtown
Mar 29, 2017 thru Mar 30, 2017 6:15 PM
Wednesday, March 29 and Thursday, March 30 | 6:15 p.m.
Fri
31
Downtown
Mar 31, 2017 7:00 PM $12.50 General ticket price $10 for Arkansas Arts Center Members
Dress up in your most glamorous attire, pour a spot of tea and join us for the most elegant musical ever –Fancy Nancy! Nancy and her pals Wanda, Rhonda, Bree and Lionel are thrilled to be dancing in their very first show, “Deep Sea Dances.”
Fri
31
West Little Rock
Mar 31, 2017 thru Apr 2, 2017
Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic opera is a tale of romance and ridiculousness as two young lovers try to navigate a rocky coast full of softhearted swashbucklers, blundering police, and an eccentric Major-General and his bevy of lovely unwed daughters. Whimsical yet thrilling, this beloved musical is sure to cruise straight into your heart!
Apr
Sat
1
Downtown
Apr 1, 2017 thru Apr 2, 2017 2:00 PM $12.50 General ticket price $10 for Arkansas Arts Center Members
Dress up in your most glamorous attire, pour a spot of tea and join us for the most elegant musical ever –Fancy Nancy! Nancy and her pals Wanda, Rhonda, Bree and Lionel are thrilled to be dancing in their very first show, “Deep Sea Dances.”
Wed
5
Midtown
Apr 5, 2017 thru Apr 26, 2017
The prestigious Las Vegas World Series of Comedy competition is coming to Little Rock during the month of April. The competition will be hosted by the Loony Bin Comedy Club in Breckenridge Village, a locally owned business of 25 years.
Sat
8
Downtown
Apr 8, 2017
Beethoven's Consecration of the House Overture, Sibelius's Symphony No. 2, and Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1, featuring Andrew Irvin, violin.
Tue
11
River Market Dist.
Apr 11, 2017 thru Apr 12, 2017 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM $5.00
Come enjoy a fun movie night for art lovers at the Ron Robinson Theater as we screen The Next Big Thing!
Fri
14
Downtown
Apr 14, 2017 thru Apr 16, 2017
Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland, - in rock, music, theatre and film – nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of RIVERDANCE.
Tue
18
River Market Dist.
Apr 18, 2017 thru Apr 19, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM $5.00
Come enjoy a movie night for adults at the Ron Robinson Theater as we screen Hotel Rwanda!
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