The kids are back in school and it's easier now to maintain a routine than during hectic summertime. So here’s a bold suggestion: make date night a regular part of your fall routine — whether it’s grabbing a quick dinner together, seeing a show or cheering on your favorite sports team. Here are three ideas to get you started this month.

1. Bobby Bones Red Hoodie Comedy Tour
Sept. 7 at 8 p.m.

Bobby Bones, originally from Hot Springs, will perform his comedy show at Robinson Performance Hall.

The host of iHeartMedia’s “The Bobby Bones Show,” reaching millions of listeners on nearly 100 stations, Bones’ stand-up show combines his love for country music and comedy in his distinct humorous patter, while regaling stories from growing up in rural Arkansas, to hosting the biggest show in country radio.

The show takes place in the Robinson Performance Hall and tickets start at $33.50. Visit Robinson's events page for more information.


2. Acansa Arts Festival
Sept. 18-23

Acansa Arts Festival offers a wide range of live entertainment, including dance performances by the group MOMIX, a group based out of Connecticut.

Now in its fifth year, Acansa is bringing together another group of acclaimed performers and artists from central Arkansas and the surrounding region. Festival events include concerts, recitals, a one-woman play and a contemporary dance performance by MOMIX, just to name a few.

Acansa features performances at 14 venues including the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Arkansas Arts Center, Argenta Community Theater and more.

For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit Acansa.org. Tickets start at $20 for individual events and performances.


3. Little Rocktober Fest
Sept. 22 from 6-9 p.m.

Enjoy dinner and local beers for only per ticket at Little Rocktober Fest.

At this event put on by the Central Arkansas Fermenters, sample hundreds of commercial beers from across the world and enjoy a bratwurst dinner included in the ticket price. Support local breweries and try great beer made right here in Arkansas. Proceeds from the event will go to STOP Inc., an organization committed to improving students’ self-worth and self-pride through social opportunities emphasizing their talents.

The beer festival takes place at Dickey-Stephens Park and tickets are $35 in advance or $45 the day of the event. Visit LittleRocktoberfest.com for more information.