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8 Events Marching through Arkansas this Weekend – March 10 – 13


This weekend in Arkansas, we have  musicals for kids and for adults, robots fighting for territory, vintage markets and bluegrass festivals. Or maybe you prefer a stroll through the daffodils, landing on the moon, or wearing your green in a parade. Arkansas will keep you hopping this weekend.


School house rocks

 Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre: Schoolhouse Rock – Little Rock

“Just a Bill,” “Conjunction Junction,” “Zero, My Hero,” “Interplanet Janet,” “Three is a Magic Number,” —and the beat goes on! Every song in this live musical performance of the classic, Emmy Award-winning cartoon series Schoolhouse Rock is sure to please. Packing plenty of giggles, gasps and outright laughs, this show makes grammar, science, math, history, and citizenship a delight to learn. And while the cartoon may be decades old now, this fresh live-theatre adaptation will spark the wide-eyed wonder of new discovery in our youngest generation while inviting smiles of toe-tapping, lip-synching nostalgia from the rest of us. It may be a fun-filled romp of color, comedy, music and movement, but the word of the day is still learning. Best enjoyed by all ages!

Friday, March 04, 2016 – Friday, March 25, 2016,
Children’s Theatre
501 E 9th Street
Little Rock, AR 72202

Admission: $12.50 general admission, $10 AAC members

Lend Me a Tenor


Lend Me A Tenor – El Dorado

A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter. Set in September 1934, Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli’s Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he’s Il Stupendo. May not be suitable for younger children.

Thursday, March 03, 2016 – Sunday, March 13, 2016, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
South Arkansas Arts Center
110 E. 5th Street
El Dorado, AR 71730

Admission: $5, $10, $15


Mountain View Bluegrass Festival

Mountain View Bluegrass Festival – Mountain View

Great bluegrass music all weekend long. Single day pass or Festival pass available. Thursday is All Gospel Night. Check website for a list of performers and tickets.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 – Saturday, March 12, 2016,
Mountain View, AR 72560


2nd Annual Arkansas Rock City Regional First Robotics Competition

2nd Annual Arkansas Rock City Regional First Robotics Competition – Little Rock

This year’s game is “First Stronghold” where alliances of three robots each are on a quest to breach their opponents’ fortifications, weaken their tower with boulders and capture the opposing tower,

Thursday, March 10, 2016 – Saturday, March 12, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Barton Coliseum
2600 Howard Street
Little Rock, AR 72206

Camden Daffodil Festival

Camden Daffodil Festival – Camden

Tour four beautiful private daffodil gardens with hundreds of thousands daffodils of various varieties. Historic home tours showcase Camden’s rich Civil War history. Confederate cemetery walk, Civil War reenactors, art show and sale, live entertainment, children’s activities, downtown festival with more than 100 vendors, and the event capped off with the 16th Annual Sanctioned Steak Cook-Off Saturday night. Make plans to spend two wonderful days in downtown Camden, Arkansas.

Friday, March 11, 2016 – Saturday, March 12, 2016, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Downtown Camden
121 Harrison
Camden, AR 71701

Apollo to the moon

Apollo to the Moon – Hope

What does it take to get to the moon? In this history-packed dramatic celebration of our American Space Program (first produced by Smithsonian’s Discovery Theater), young astronaut-hopeful Scott Gibson learns that it takes way more than just a rocket ship and a space helmet: It takes math, science, physical stamina, mental perseverance—and, oh yes, more math. But before all of that, it takes a talent that Scott has in astronomical supply—the talent to dream. A program for children. A production of Arkansas Arts Center.

Friday, March 11, 2016, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Hempstead Hall
2500 S. Main St.
Hope, AR 71801


Bella Rustina Modern Vintage

Bella Rustina Modern Vintage Market – Little Rock

Inside the War Memorial Stadium concourse area will be 220+ booths brimming with antiques, vintage and vintage-inspired items brought by exhibitors from many states.

Friday, March 11, 2016 – Sunday, March 13, 2016, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
War Memorial Stadium
1 Stadium Dr.
Little Rock, AR 72205

Admission: Friday: $8 adults, Saturday & Sunday: $5 adults, $1 ages 12 and under


Eureka Springs St. Patrick's Day Parade

Eureka Springs St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Eureka Springs

The 21st Annual Eureka Springs St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off at 2 p.m. down Spring & Main Streets. Anyone wearing green can walk in the parade. Wear your green and join the fun.

Saturday, March 12, 2016, 2 p.m.
Downtown Eureka Springs
3 Spring Street
Eureka Springs, AR 72632

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