14 Events for Weekend Family Fun
This weekend is shaping up to be a great one. With plenty of activities to choose from, —including the Greek Food Fest, Messtival at the Museum of Discovery and a Princess Tea Party at the Castle on Stagecoach — you're bound to have a full agenda.
Aldersgate After Dark Live at Clinton Presidential Center: The experience of Aldersgate After Dark Live includes a night of entertainment by The Cutting Edge Dueling Pianos to duel it out and raise money for the campers and senior adults of Camp Aldersgate. Hors d'oeuvres and libations are served and guests can bid on an upscale silent auction. Call for ticket information. 7-11 p.m. For info: (501) 225-1444, website. PARENTS' NIGHT OUT!
Sherwood Community Night at Pediatrics Plus: The event includes fun activities for the entire family such as face painting and bounce houses as well as free food and ice cream. 5-7 p.m. For info: (501) 753-5459, website. FREE!
Messtival at Museum of Discovery: A day full of making ooey, gooey, slimey, gooey messes! What's better? You don't have to clean it up. The museum has activities for the whole family so mark your calendar! $10, $8 kids. 10 a.m. For info: (501) 396-7050, website.
Bridge to the Future Festival at the Clinton Presidential Center: The festival brings community organizations together with families to encourage kids to read throughout the summer to avoid learning loss. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For info: (501) 374-4242, website. FREE!
Craw'N for the Zoo at the Little Rock Zoo: With an entire ton of crawfish and enough beer to satisfy a thirsty crowd, Craw'N for the Zoo is a fun-packed night of food and festivities. Ticket-holders get free admission to the Zoo all day. $45; $50 at the gate. 4-7 p.m. For info: (501) 666-2406, website. PARENTS' NIGHT OUT!
“Villains Against ALS" at the Albert Pike Masonic Center: Once a year, ALS In Wonderland comes together to produce a night of intrigue, fantasy and inspiration. Enter into a world of flowing champagne, greet the Mad Hatters to pick a uniquely designed top hat, feast on delectable edibles, hear live musical sounds and prepare yourself to experience a world like no other. $75-$150. 7-9:30 p.m. For info: (501) 492-6955, website. PARENTS' NIGHTS OUT!
Endangered Species Day at the Little Rock Zoo: Join this zoo-wide event highlighting unique species and learn how you can have an everyday impact in helping the zoo’s wild counterparts. The day will be filled with activities, demonstrations and Animal Ambassador Shows. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free with admission. For info: (501) 661-7220, website.
Princess Tea Party at the Castle on Stagecoach: The Tinker Fairy, The Bayou Princess and Rapunzel are in attendance for May's Princess Tea Party. Parties include horse-drawn carriage rides, tea, treats, musical performances, princess dances and complimentary photos with the princesses. Call for reservations. 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $60, $50 for children. For info: (713) 304-3434, website.
Little Rock Wind Symphony Chamber Players present "Intimate Winds": This Sunday afternoon program features LRWS's small ensembles performing in an intimate setting. Enjoy delightful chamber music for one to twelve instruments, including a clarinet quartet, brass quintet, woodwind septet and more. $10, $8 seniors, free for students. 3-4:15 p.m. For info: (501) 666-0777, website.
First Lady's Tea at the Arkansas Governor's Mansion: First Lady's tea at the Governor's mansion with First Lady Susan Hutchinson and special guest Miss Arkansas Savannah Skidmore. 2-4 p.m. Tickets are $35, $50 for adults. For info: (501) 324-9805, website.
3rd Annual Sharing Smiles Day at Little Rock Kool Smiles: The annual Sharing Smiles day offering a day of free dental care exclusively for kids. Kool Smiles dentists provide dental exams, limited emergency care, extractions and restorative care for uninsured or underinsured children on a first-come, first-served basis. 1-4 p.m. For info: (501) 603-5357, website. FREE!
Little Rock Comic Con at the Benton Event Center: A central Arkansas comic convention that brings professionals from the comics industry together with fans. Special guests include Jason Faunt, Gary Chalk, Justin Nimmo and Paul Rienhart. Tickets are $10-$110. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For info: (501) 786-9951, website.
33rd Annual International Greek Food Festival at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church: A family-friendly weekend filled with food, fun and fundraising for local charities. Admission is $3 or three canned food items for the Arkansas Foodbank. Parking and trolley service are free. The festival is open May 19 and 20 from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and May 21 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For info: (501) 221-5300, website.
The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland at the Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre: Alice in Wonderland is presented by the Arkansas Festival Ballet. $20, $15 for students and children. 7:30-9:30 p.m. For info: (501) 227-5320, website.