The Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge just opened at the beginning of the year and takes visitors back to the '70s.

This month, we’re giving you three ideas for your parents’ night out when the weather isn’t looking the friendliest. These indoor destinations allow for relaxation, competition and more. And while we’re suggesting these spots for the month of February, they’re really great all year round.

Don’t forget that Valentine’s Day is on the 14th so make sure to plan a special night with your special someone! Here are three ideas for February fun.

1. An Evening at The Rep

There’s nothing more relaxing than a night at the theater. For a couple hours, you get to just sit down and take in a fantastic production.

Through Feb. 11, The Rep is showing “The Call.” Here’s a brief synopsis of the show: “Annie and Peter, a Caucasian couple in their late 30s, decide to adopt, setting their sights on a child from Africa. But, when they receive surprising news from the adoption agency, their marriage is put to the test, secrets of the past are exposed and the couple is left with an unexpected choice.”

Tickets are $48 at and more information about the show is available at Concessions, including Loblolly Ice Cream, are available before the show and during intermission at Fosters on the first mezzanine.

The Rep's shows span a wide variety of genres throughout the year.

2. Rock Town Distillery Tour & Tasting

Did you know that Rock Town Distillery in downtown Little Rock offers tours? Arkansas’ first “legal” distillery since prohibition lets visitors look behind the scenes at how the spirits are made.

The 30-minute tour will explain the origins of bourbon, what makes vodka unique and more. At the end, all the participants (over 21 of course) will get to taste all of Rock Town’s award-winning spirits.

If you’re looking for a family activity, the tour is also open to those under 21 but of course they’ll have to skip out on the samples.

Tours cost $7 for adults and are free for kids. Monday through Friday tours take place at 2 and 4 p.m. On Saturdays, tours start at 1:30, 3 and 4:30 p.m. and on Sundays take a tour at 1:30 or 3 p.m. For more information, visit

At Rock Town Distillery, visitors can take a behind-the-scenes tour and learn how spirits are made.

3. Retro Bowling at the Dust Bowl

This spot is practically brand new — the Dust Bowl just opened at the beginning of January. Perfect for a double date or group date, Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge is an eight-lane, retro, boutique bowling alley right in the heart of downtown Little Rock.

The facility is a retro-inspired tribute to the classic bowling alleys of the 1970s and includes a lounge, food service and a private VIP room. The alley offers classic food items like burgers, shakes and onion rings for guests to enjoy as they bowl.

And of course, if you’re in the mood to take the whole family out, this is also a great destination for little ones as long as you’re there before 8 p.m. After that, it’s an adults-only facility. Dust Bowl is located at 315 E. Capitol Ave. in Little Rock. Head to for more information.