To-Do List

This weekend: Nia Renee, Bonnie Montgomery and Greg Spradlin, Emily Wolfe, Ballet Arkansas

The clouds are clearing and there's a lot going on in Little Rock this weekend.

Arkansas State Fair kicks off Friday

Whether you’re in it for the close encounters with livestock, the blue ribbon quilts or the dizzying centrifugal force of the Gravitron, you’re in luck, because the state fair is back after being canceled in 2020.

Paul Chesne at White Water Tavern Saturday night

In notices for a 2009 show with late Little Rock conga player Joe Cripps, Chesne was described as “like Dr. Dre meets Johnny Cash." If the through line here is extreme songcraft coupled with unpredictable performance, there are less apt comparisons.

A Halloween To-Do List: Lost Forty's Festival of Darkness, a haunted theatre tour and more

It's spooky season. Here's a Central Arkansas Halloween round-up.

Olympian trailblazer Simone Biles is headed to Little Rock

This is not a drill: Simone Biles is coming to Little Rock, and she’s bringing her high-flying cast of teammates along with her.

Here's what's at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Fest this weekend

The Hot Springs Documentary Film Fest has been paving the way for the Arkansas film scene for 30 years, and the lineup this weekend is stellar.

Campout edition of Valley of the Vapors returns this weekend in Hot Springs, plus Friday night gallery walk and an arts and crafts fair

Valley of the Vapors is back, Campout Edition.

A fiery program from the Arkansas Symphony this weekend: Stravinsky, John Adams, Ravel and a guest cellist

A fiery program from the Arkansas Symphony this weekend: Stravinsky, John Adams, Ravel and guest cellist Gabriel Martins.

Outsider folk art has taken over the UA Little Rock galleries and it's glorious

The series, gallery director Brad Cushman said, “features visionary makers of pictures and sculptural objects inspired by a divine spirit, as well as seemingly ordinary people making marks and transforming commonplace materials into extraordinary art to communicate messages to a keen observer.”

Ballet Arkansas gives free performance at Southwest Community Center in October

“Movement in the Parks ensures all within our community have access to world-class dance performances in stunning outdoor settings, free of charge,” said Michael Fothergill, Ballet Arkansas’s executive and artistic director.

Catch SocietyCon, an expo for makers and entrepreneurs, at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds this weekend

Check out SocietyCon, an expo at the state fairgrounds this weekend that gathers together local makers across the fields of art, entertainment, business and tech.

A weekend To-Do List: Outsider art up at UA Little Rock, Erika Wennerstrom at Stickyz and Control, a free show from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and more

New exhibits up at UA Little Rock and Hendrix College, a free livestream from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in the Dunbar neighborhood and more.

To-Do List: "Beautiful" at Hearne Fine Art, an anniversary for Big Silver, Mutants of the Monster and more

Plus, soprano Keely Futterer gives a recital in North Little Rock, gongs and singing bowls from Embassy of Sound, a free concert from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, The Quebe Sisters perform at Hot Springs Village's Woodlands Auditorium and more.

Jazz in the Park is back in September

The Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau revives its annual series of free outdoor concerts in September, with performances from Genine LaTrice Perez, Rodney Block, Tonya Leeks and more.

Weekly To-Do List: 'Scalia/Ginsburg,' 'Primating,' 'Pippin,' and a beer & ice cream family social

Opera and theater continue a cautious return in Central Arkansas this week.

A weekly To-Do List: Jason Isbell's shows go vax card-only, "Gone to Seed" at Historic Arkansas Museum and more

Plus, "Pride and the Power of Love" at ESSE Purse Museum and the Professional Bull Riders throwdown at Simmons Bank Arena.

A weekend To-Do List: 'Pride and the Power of Love' at ESSE Purse Museum, Summer Soulstice X, Lucinda Williams, Jason Isbell, Ashley McBryde and more

A weekend to-do list.

To-Do List: The Rep's 'Marie and Rosetta,' Mary Gauthier, Argenta Plaza Summer Series, 'Raya and the Last Dragon' on the riverfront

Coming up: The Rep takes "Marie and Rosetta" to War Memorial Park, Mary Gauthier at Fayetteville Roots HQ, 'Raya and the Last Dragon' at Movies in the Park and more.

To-Do List: Hunter Foster's 'Layman,' 'Wonder Woman 1984' at the riverfront, a radio play on KABF-FM 88.3 and more

Coming up in July.

Weekend To-Do List: Rachel Ammons, March for Black Women and Girls, American Aquarium and more

Classical music at Wildwood, psychedelta at Four Quarter Bar and more this weekend.