As the rain clears and the sun peaks out from behind the clouds, it's time to get out and enjoy your weekend in central Arkansas!


Dr. Seuss' Birthday at Argenta Branch Library: The Cat in the Hat, Thing One and Thing Two invite kids of all ages to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday with stories, games, and refreshments at the Argenta Branch Library in North Little Rock at 4 p.m. Call (501) 785-1720 for more information. 


Professional Bull Riders Mowdown at Verizon Arena: The PBR event begins with pyrotechnics, explosions and flames. Then the excitement really begins when the top 35 bull riders in the world compete against the fiercest bucking bulls on the planet, providing two hours of thrills and spills guaranteed to keep you on the edge-of-your-seat and your heart pounding. The show starts at 7:45 on Friday and 6:45 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets start at $18. Click here for more information.


Lanterns! Festival at Wildwood Park for the Arts: Wildwood's 10th annual festival celebrates the first full moon of the lunar new year. Held over three magical evenings, guests are transported to far away lands and times as they stroll through beautifully lit pathways. Cultural vistas feature live entertainment, food, drink, games and more. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for kids 5 and under; prices increase by $2 at the gate. The gates are open 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 6-9 p.m. Sunday. Call (501) 821-7275 or visit the website for more information.

Scholastic Book Fair at Stephens Elementary: Stock upon boooks at this family-friendly, educational shopping event. The book fair takes place from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. each day in the school's media center. Visit the event Facebook page for more details.


"High School Musical" on Stage at Second Presbyterian Church: Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on stage! Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities. Disney's "High School Musical" is fun for the whole family. The curtain opens at 7 p.m. on Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. General admission is $10 and reserved seating is $20. Call (501) 227-0000 or visit the website for more information.


Little Rock Marathon in Downtown Little Rock: Cheer on marathon runners along the route starting at 7 a.m. Information for anyone interested in watching is available here including parking, and the best spectator-friendly locations throughout the 26.2-mile course.

Twilight Hayride at Pinnacle Mountain State Park: Take a hayride through fields and woods, featuring unique views of Pinnacle Mountain not available anywhere else in the park. Weather permitting, guests may get to enjoy a cozy campfire with some tasty treats at the end of the route. Advance payment and registration are required: $15 for adults and $8 for children ages 6-12. The ride goes from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Visit the website or call (501) 868-5806 for more information.