7 Events for Weekend Family Fun
Warm this chilly weekend up with lots of fun, family activities.
Home School Friday at Pinnacle Mountain State Park: Join a park interpreter at the visitor center for a home school class geared toward children third grade and higher. Pre-registration is required. Call (501) 868-5806 to register and for details about this week's class theme. The class is free and goes from 1-2:30 p.m. Click here for more information.
SoMardi Gras - Purple Reign: SoMa’s Annual Mardi Gras Parade starts at noon at 24th and S. Main Streets and will head north on S. Main to 12th Street. Some of the participants in the festive march include the Picasso’s in Purple, The Broadway Boilers, Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre, Arkansas Roller Derby and many more. Plus, local stores will offer Mardi Gras treats and specials. Click here for more information.
Children’s Dining Etiquette Lesson at The Butcher Shop Steakhouse: Participants will learn how to correctly set a place setting, pass around the table, bread service, conversations at the dining table, how to excuse oneself from the table, menu etiquette and more. Then, kids will order a three-course meal while remembering to use the skills learned in the first hour. The lesson goes from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and is intended for ages 8-13. Cost is $49.50 per student. Visit the website for more details.
Barkus on Main Mardi Gras: The second annual Barkus on Main Mardi Gras Pet Parade starts at 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of 7th and Main Streets and travesl up Main to its intersection with 4th Street. Before the parade, starting at noon, there will be a crawfish boil, gumbo, beads galore and more along the Creative Corridor. And after the parade, head to a Mardi Gras Block Party on the 300 block of Main Street with hosts Soul Fish Cafe, Brewski's Pub & Grub and CJRW. Visit BarkusonMain.com for more information.
Mother-Son Night at the Museum: Enjoy a mother-son night at the Museum of Discovery to benefit The Gladney Center for Adoption. Tickets are $60 per mother-son duo and $15 for an additional son. The event goes from 5:30-7 p.m. Visit the website or call (817) 922-6005 for more information.
"The Snowy Day" at the Arkansas Arts Center: 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. Shows hit the stage Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 10 & 11 at 2 p.m.Tickets range from $10-$12.50. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Performs “Music City Hit-Makers” at the Robinson Center: This show fuses the No. 1 hits of Nashville Grammy Award-winning songwriters and a band comprised of top studio musicians with the artistry of a live symphony orchestra. Three of Nashville's elite songwriters - some of the most famous people you've never heard of - perform and share the stories behind some of the biggest hits they've penned for today's most iconic stars. Shows take place at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10-$65. Visit the website for details.