With the Designers Choice Fashion Preview just a few days away, 15-year-old designer Abby Alba is as calm as can be. That’s likely because she’s done this before.
Alba, a ninth-grader at eStem in Little Rock, participated in last year’s fashion show, where she said she learned that planning is essential..
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and the Point 94.1 are sponsoring a Youth Rock Orchestra Camp led by violinist Rachel Barton Pine on March 28-30.
The camp, held at Wildwood Park for the Arts, features master classes, rehearsals and a concert with Pine and youth musicians, blending music from Sibelius, Bruch, Paganini with Van Halen, Metallica and Led Zeppelin..
Celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month at the Rollin’ By the River Fun Walk on Saturday, March 22, at the grounds of the Clinton Presidential Center, noon to 3 p.m.
Hosted by the Arkansas Governor’s Developmental Disabilities Council, the event features activities for the whole family, including a fun walk tour of the center’s grounds..
Larry’s Pizza in Cabot is hosting a fundraiser on March 15 to help pay for medical expenses for 16-year-old Sydnie Reedy, who has brain cancer.
Reedy is traveling back and forth to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston for specialized chemotherapy treatment..
Learn about the pets that called the White House Home at the Clinton Presidential Center’s “Presidential Pets” exhibit, which runs through April 27. Click HERE for details.
Enjoy 12 exhibits and 20 activity stations focusing on what it takes to build a city at the Museum of Discovery’s “Tech City” exhibit, now through May 11..
SoMa (Southside Main Street) is celebrating Mardi Gras on Saturday, March 1, with its annual parade.
The parade starts at noon at 24th and South Main, and features floats, neighborhood events, beads, costumes, music and lots of activities along Main Street..
The Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle film series kicks of on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 1-6 p.m., at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center with a screening of “The Abolitionists.”
The film series is a partnership of the UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture and the National Endowment for the Humanities..
The Arkansas Flower and Garden Show is this weekend, Feb. 21-23 at the Statehouse Convention Center.
The show features 80 vendors, with lots of plants, pots, outdoor furniture, garden art, tools and more..
The deadline for central Arkansas writers to submit pieces for the Listen to Your Mother: Little Rock (LTYM) show is Saturday, Feb. 22.
LTYM is a live reading of local writers, with productions in 32 cities nationwide celebrating Mother’s Day..
My wife could go into labor at any moment now. In fact, I just checked on her, and she’s sleeping soundly and it’s not quite 8 p.m. yet. But I know that come midnight, she could be waking me up with those same words she woke me up with last time, also around midnight: “Get up, baby, my water just broke!”
She’d been having contractions that day, at often enough intervals so as to prompt her giddy parents to drive down to Little Rock..
All week, we’ve posted a bunch of fun events going on in central Arkansas this weekend (Jan. 31 – Feb. 2). Here’s a recap:
Friday: It’s “Pay What You Can Night” at the Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre..
Celebrate World Wetlands Day at the Little Rock Zoo on Sunday, Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The zoo will be hosting special activities, including wetland experiments, water inspections and a chance to learn about the zoo’s wetland species..
The Central Arkansas Library System announced its lineup for this year’s Arkansas Literary Festival on April 24-27.
This year’s lineup features more than 80 presenters, along with a mix of sessions, parties, panels, special events, performances, workshops and more for the whole family..