9 Events for Weekend Family Fun
An ice cream for breakfast party, a father-daughter dance and a hot cocoa party and are just some of the sweet events happening this weekend.
Opening Night of "The Snowy Day" at the Arkansas Arts Center: Enjoy Opening Night Dinner at Canvas restaurant starting at 5 p.m., before the 7 p.m. performance of "The Snowy Day." Choose from a full menu, including a special kid’s menu with plenty of child-friendly favorites, and coloring placemats featuring activities and artwork from the show. To make reservations, call (501) 907-5946. The play is based on Ezra Keats' childhood favorite books and follows little Peter in his discoveries through the freshly fallen snow and other adventures. Tickets range from $10-$12.50. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Freezin’ for a Reason 2018 at Conway High School: The sixth annual Freezin’ for a Reason will feature great food from and activities for whole the family. Runners can participate in either a timed 5K or 10K on a certified course at 9 a.m. Then, all are invited to participate in the “Lap for Life” around 10:30 a.m. The event raises money for Arkansas Children’s Hospital in honor of Charlotte and Stella Mulhearn, who received treatment at ACH. Visit the website for details.
National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day at Loblolly Creamery: Will's Cinnamon Shop and Loblolly Creamery are taking things up a notch with cinnamon roll ice cream sandwiches and sundaes. Enjoy this sugary sweet breakfast from 9 a.m.-noon, and show up in PJs for free coffee and hot cocoa. For more info, click here.
Tea Party at CALS Main Library: Put on your fancy party clothes and head to the Kids Department at the Main Library for this fun tea party with lots of treats starting at 10:30 a.m. Don't have dress up clothes? No worries, you can borrow some from the library’s closet. FREE!
Hot Chocolate Party at "The Snowy Day": Warm up before the 2 p.m. performance of "The Snowy Day" with a Hot Chocolate Party from noon-2 p.m. Enjoy generous cups of hot chocolate, marshmallows and a chocolate fountain complete with super-size marshmallows for dipping. Tickets are required, and must be purchased separately from play tickets: $10 for members, $12.50 for non-members. The play is based on Ezra Keats' childhood favorite books and follows little Peter in his discoveries through the freshly fallen snow and other adventures. Tickets range from $10-$12.50. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
“The Illusionists - Live From Broadway” at the Robinson Center: A touring magic show formerly on Broadway is coming to the Robinson Center. "The Illusionists" group is made up of a trickster, an inventor, a deductionist, a manipulator and a daredevil. The show is full of comedic magic tricks, death-defying stunts and more! Shows take place at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets range from $45-$100. Visit the website for more information.
Father-Daughter Dance in the Gene Moss Building at Tyndall Park: This daddy and daughter event is perfect for girls ages 3-12 and their fathers. The evening includes music and festivities for every duo to enjoy as they’re dressed to the nines in their Valentine’s Day best. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $30 per father-daughter duo. Call (501) 776-5970 for more information. The event goes from 6-9 p.m.
Pixar in Concert at UCA Reynolds Performance Hall: Pixar is coming to you like you’ve never heard or seen it before: in concert with live symphony orchestra. This visually stunning, high-definition, multi-media family show features montages of memorable clips from every one of Pixar’s 14 films. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Call (501) 450-3265 or visit the website for more information.
Winter Discovery Lake Cruises on Lake Maumelle: Come prepared to discover Lake Maumelle as it springs to life, in the middle of winter! Pinnacle Mountain State Park and its surrounding bodies of water host thousands of animals that have migrated south for the winter. A park interpreter will guide the way searching for critters of all kinds that spend the winter around the lake. Advance registration and payment required: $15 for adults and $8 for children ages 6-12. Cruises take place at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and meet at the Jolly Rogers Marina. Visit the website for details.