The Whirling Dervishes performing in Istanbul; the Turkish cultural experience will visit Little Rock on Jan. 31.

With this week's blue skies and spring-like temperatures, we've completely forgotten about our winter blues! And we can't wait to enjoy a weekend full of family fun, which includes performances by young violin Virtuoso Randall Goosby, a cultural experience with the Whirling Dervishes of Rumi, and a free health fair at McCain Mall.

ASO Masterworks Series Presents: Tchaikovsky & Mozart Festival at Maumelle Performing Arts Center: Young violin virtuoso and Memphis native Randall Goosby performs with the ASO for Mozart's Concerto for Violin in A Major. Also on the program are Polonaise from Eugene Onegin and Symphony No. 4 by Tchaikovsky. Goosby has studied under Itzhak Perlman and is currently pursuing his degree at Julliard School of Music in New York. Guest conductor Vladimir Verbitsky will be at the baton for both festival performances. $19-$58; children are admitted free for the Sunday show with one paid adult admission an an Entergy Kids Ticket. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 & 3 p.m. Feb. 1. For info: (501) 666-1761,

Whirling Dervishes of Rumi Present Sufi Music Concert at Albert Pike Memorial Center: Based on  Turkish customs and culture, this show is a cultural experience for Arkansans. The audience will learn about Mawlana Jalaleddin Rumi, a spiritual master and poet in the 1200s, and the group that was founded to follow his teachings. The Whirling Dervishes were influential in poetry, calligraphy, visual arts and music from the 14th to the 20th century. Then, you'll be treated to traditional Sufi music and the whirling dervish ceremony. $25, students are $10. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31. For info: (501) 221-3443, or click here.

McCain Mall Health Fair: Local physicians, specialists, and other healthcare providers will be on hand to offer advice and answer questions on a variety of health related topics. Participants will include nutritionists, fitness experts, massage therapists, insurance agents and many more. Heart attack risk assessments will be conducted until noon. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 31. For info: FREE!

"Rumpelstiltskin" at the Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre: "Rumpelstiltskin" is the newest musical to hit the stage at the Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre. Based on the German tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, the children's story is adapted for the stage by Keith Smith. Playgoers will recognize the familiar plot line about a sneaky dwarf and a girl who lies to the king about her ability to spin straw into gold. The magical dwarf promises to help the girl, but for a price. In the end, the girl must guess his strange name or else give the dwarf her first child. $12.50 for children and adults & $10 for AAC members. Showtimes are: 7 p.m. Fridays & 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Feb. 8. For info: (501) 372-4000,

Build it Lab Workshops at Museum of Discovery: In partnership with AGC Arkansas, Home Depot and University of Arkansas at Little Rock, this workshop series will engage youngsters in activities related to home-building: framing, waterproofing, plumbing, wiring, roofing, soundproofing and painting. Plus, visitors can watch as students from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Construction Management program build a playhouse to be donated to a school. Each Saturday will focus on a different phase of construction: Exterior Finish (Jan. 31); Wiring & Roofing (Feb. 7); Interior Finishing (Feb. 14); and Painting (Feb. 21). The workshops will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. each Saturday through Feb. 21. Activities are included with regular museum admission: $10, children ages 1-12 $8, children under 1 free. For info:

For more weekend events, browse our full online calendar here.