6 Events Around Central Arkansas This Weekend

 

Thursday

The Museum of Discovery in downtown Little Rock presents Science After Dark: Glow After Dark, an “Electromagnetic Wave Rave” from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be beer from Stone’s Throw Brewing and pizza from Damgoode Pies. You must be at least 21 to enter. Admission is $10 and free for members. Get your tickets here.

Friday through Sunday

The Arkansas Big Buck Classic returns this weekend to the Arkansas State Fairgrounds, 2600 Howard St. in Little Rock. This Arkansas tradition celebrates hunting, camping and everything outdoors in the Natural State. Experience live animals, a Pop Up Bow Tournament and much more.

Ticket prices: $12 adults, $5 kids 5-12 and free for 5 and under.

Times are as follows:

  • Friday 1 to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday

Warm yourself from the winter weather with with music from the great Tchaikovsky. Arkansas Symphony Orchestra brings Tchaikovsky’s Passion to Robinson Performance Hall, 426 West Markham Street in Little Rock Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. The program will be packed with memorable tunes. The famous composer battled through grave depression to bring us a composition full of fire, sadness and passion. Ticket prices vary. $10 to $65.

Blackbird Academy of Arts, Inc. is bringing Peter Pan the Ballet to Reynolds Performance Hall in Conway this weekend. As the mischievous Peter Pan shows Wendy, Michael and John the wonderful world of Neverland, he also must keep them safe from the dangerous and deplorable Captain Hook. You don’t want to miss the adventure, elegance and fantasy of this classic story told through ballet. Saturdays performance starts at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $20. Don’t forget about Tinkerbell’s Tea Party on Sunday following the matinee performance! Tea party tickets are $10 on a first come first serve basis. Advance purchase is suggested due to limited seating. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.

Saturday

The Arkansas Bad Boys of Comedy are bringing a night of laughs to the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 501 West Ninth St. in Little Rock from 7 to 10 p.m. Jamal Woolard and Nate Williams will be joined with other top comedians and actors to create a night to remember. Jamal Woolard is known for his starring in the hit movie “Notorious” and also Barber Shop 3. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door.

Tom Petty’s songs and rock ‘n’ roll spirit will live on forever. Celebrate his legacy at White Water Tavern on Saturday at 9 p.m. Local artists will perform his songs in this special tribute. All proceeds at the door will go to KABF Community Radio 88.3 FM in Little Rock. Just a few confirmed artists are: RJ Looney, Nick Brumley, Mark Currey, Trey Johnson and so many more. White Water Tavern is located at 2500 W 7th St. in Little Rock.

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