Please join the Downtown Little Rock Partnership for its Annual Meeting, presented by Hyperleap, at the Statehouse Convention Center on Thursday, March 16 at 11:30 a.m. Gretchen Hall of the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau will be honored with the Top of the Rock Award. For more information cal 501.375.0121 or email Chellie Longstreth. Tickets are $85 per person.

The Little Rock Marathon, 
benefiting Little Rock Parks & Recreation--presented by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette--will dominate the weekend downtown! With races sold out for weeks, 12,000+ athletes, and great weather forecast, promises to be another record event. 

Little Rock Marathon Health & Fitness Expo, the weekend's headquarters (Friday and Saturday) in the Statehouse Convention Center--presented by Heifer International--features more than 70 exhibitors showcasing a wide array of products and services geared toward runners, walkers and health minded consumers, as well as the latest advancements in distance running and walking, fitness and nutrition.
     The finish line, Finale Alley, for all races--except the Little Rocker Kids Marathon--will be between 3rd and 4th in the Main Street Creative Corridor. 
The kids will arrive two blocks away on Scott Street between Capitol and 4th. 
     For friends and families of marathoners, restaurants will be open in the finish line area, including Soul Fish (Sat 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun 10-9), Samantha's Tap Room & Wood Grill (Sat noon-10 p.m.) and Bruno's Little Italy on Main (Sat 5 p.m.-10 p.m.) and The Southern Gourmasian  (Sat 10 a.m.- p.m., Sun closed, food truck at Finale Alley) on Capitol and nearby EJ's Eats & Drinks  (Sat 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Sun 9 a.m.-2 p.m.) at Center and 6th, as well as food trucks ( Southern Gourmasian, Bryant's BBQ,  Hot Rod Weiners  and Loblolly Creamery) and libations coordinated  by Downtown Little Rock Partnership  in the parking lot on Main between 4th and Capitol (Finale Alley).
     Join us downtown this weekend! Good luck to all of the participants. For downtown road closures and parking suggestions link here. For all race routes link here. And, check out the new Little Rock Marathon (LRM) app! 
South Main Street area
Ongoing: Reflections--Images and Objects from African American Women, 1891-1987, Esse Purse Museum, 1510 Main Street, in collaboration with Mosaic Templars Cultural Center.  Thru April 30.
March 4: Valley Queen with Jesse Aycock & Lauren Barth, South on Main, 9 p.m. Learn more.
March 7: Screen Printing, South Main Creative, 5:30 p.m. Learn more.
March 9: We Believe in Tribes of Women, ESSE Purse Museum, 5-7 p.m.  Stories of Empowerment in honor of Women's History Month. In partnership with Women's Foundation of Arkansas and Tribe of Women. Learn more.
MacArthur Park Historic District
Ongoing: Herman Maril, The Strong Forms of Our Experience,   Arkansas Arts Center . Mid-Atlantic modernist from Maryland for his first solo exhibition in Arkansas. Thru April 16.  Learn more.
Ongoing: Ansel Adams: Early Works,  Arkansas Arts Center. American landscape photographer, 41 original prints made from 1920s into 1950s. Thru April 16. Learn more.
Ongoing: Mid-Southern Watercolorists--47th Annual Juried Exhibition  at Arkansas Arts Center. Thru April 16.  Learn more .
March 4: Arkansas Women's History Month Festival,  MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History,  10 a.m.-2 p.m.  R emembering 1917.
March 5: David & Becki Dahlstedt presented by Friends of Contemporary Craft Conversations, Arkansas Arts Center, 5 p.m. These well-known Mountain View stoneware potters discuss their process and inspiration. Learn more.
March 9Korto Momolu in special screening of AETN's Men and Women of Distinction
Arkansas Arts Center. 
W ine reception at 5:30 p.m. precedes the screening at 6 p.m. followed by Q&A session and fashion show. Free and open to the public, limited seating, reservations required. Learn more or call 372-4000.
March 9: Pay What You Can Night for Fancy Nancy The Musical, Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre, 7 p.m. Show runs March 10-April 2. Learn more.
March 14:  Movies at MacArthur: The Real Inglorious Bastards,   MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

Downtown Update  

March 3, 2017
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Downtown Notes
Numerous downtown museums are planning camps and special activities for kids during spring break. Check them out! Museum of Discovery here. Old State House here. Mosaic Templars Cultural Center here. Clinton Center here. Arkansas Arts Center here. Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center here.

Registration opened today for the Big Dam Bridge 100 Cycling Tour, an event that draws participants from across the country,  scheduled for September 23. There are early bird rates until March 15. Learn more.

The downtown bridges over the Arkansas River and the Union Plaza building will be going blue tonight for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Learn more. ( KTHV)
Around Downtown
March 3-12: Titanic--The Musical, The Weekend Theater, 1001 W. Seventh. Based on the Tony Award-winning musical. Learn more.
March 3-12: The Elephant Man, The Studio Theatre, 320 W. 7th. Presented by the Community Theatre of Little Rock. Learn more.
March 4: The History Truck WIC Work/Shop, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center,  1 p.m. Historian and artist Erin Bernard, developer of the Philadelphia History Truck will speak.  Learn more.
March 4-5: Community Theatre of Little Rock Open Auditions, The Studio Theatre, 320 W. 7th. For a late spring comedy Life is Short by Craig Pospisil. Directed by Trisha H. Spione. Roles for men and women over 18. Learn more.
March 8, 10: Hidden Figures Screening, Clinton Center. Celebrate International Women's Day March with free screening of this award-winning movie. RSVPs required. Learn more.
March 9: Brown Bag Lunch Lecture--The Effects of Home Demonstration Clubs on the Women of Lawrence County, Old State House Museum, noon. With Kristyn Watts.  Learn more.
March 9-April 13: Lenten Lunches, Second Baptist Church, 222 E. 8th. Free catered lunch and Lenten devotional, Thursdays throughout the season of Lent, 12-12:45 p.m. To register call 374-9284, ext. 32 or go online. Open to the community,
March 9: Head Wrap Tutorial, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 5:30 p.m . As part of Women's History Month in March, centered on "Arkansas Made, Hand Crafted" initiative. Learn more.
March 9: The Muses, Second Baptist Church, 222 E, Eighth, 7:30 p.m. $15 at the door. Benefits Family Promise of Pulaski County. Irish harp, flute, piano, song and dance.
March 10: Second Friday Art Night, a walkable gallery night at participating downtown museums, galleries and businesses, 5-8 p.m.
March  10: Second Friday Art Night at Matt McLeod Fine Art Gallery, 108 W. 6th, 5- p.m.  Key Connections of Humanity, featuring the work of Angela Davis Johnson, Bryan Massey, David Clemons and John David Pittman.
March 10: Opening Reception for Cabinet of Curiosities, Old State House Museum, 6-8 p.m., during 2nd Friday Art Night. 
March 11: Little Rock Beautiful's City Wide Cleanup, 8 a.m.-12 noon.
Ongoing: True Faith, True LightOld State House Museum.
The Devotional Art of Ed Stilley. 324-9685
Ongoing: The Arts @ Christ Church presents T he Watercolor Series of Kuhl Brown. Thru March 31. Hillcrest landscape artist and award-winning watercolorist. 375-2342
Ongoing: New Gallery I Exhibition Henri Linton, Sr.Hearne Fine Art, 1001 Wright Avenue. Recent works on paper & canvas. Thru March 11. 372-6822
Save the Dates:
April 8, 4th Annual Downtown Dash--10K/5K, Junior League of Little Rock event. Learn more.
March 4: Poetry Out Loud-Arkansas State Finals, UA Pulaski Technical College, Center for Humanities & Arts, 3000 W. Scenic Drive, North Little Rock. Learn more.
Ongoing: UA Little Rock, Ottenheimer Library, exhibit "War Comes Home--The Legacy" featuring letters between American soldiers and their loved ones, from Civil War era to World War II to more current combat in the Middle East. Thru March 10. Call 569-8018.

Little Rock (LRCVB) event listings also posted here.

River Market District
March 4: UCP's Putt Putt Pub Crawl in the River Market , Benefits United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mini golf for the 21-and-older crowd going pub to pub. Participating bars are Dugan's Pub, Skye Bistro/Stratton's Market, Stickyz Rock 'N' Roll Chicken Shack, Damgoode Pies, Willy D's, Gusano's, Big Whiskey's, Revolution Taco & Tequila Lounge (Rev Room) and Flying Saucer. Learn more.
March 7: Indentured--The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA with Joe Nocera, Clinton School of Public Service, Sturgis Hall, 12 noon. Free. Reservations requested. Learn more.
March 7-8:  XX screening, CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 6 p.m. $5 per night. Horror anthology by female directors starring female leads.  Learn more.
March 9: 20th Anniversary of ARKids First, Clinton School of Public Service, Sturgis Hall, 12 noon. Free. Reservations requested. Learn more.
March 10: The Dust of Kandahar: A Diplomat Among Warriors in Afghanistan with Jonathan Addleton, Clinton School of Public Service, Sturgis Hall, 12 noon. Free. Reservations requested. Learn more.
March 11: Phantom of the Opera (1925) screening, CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 1 p.m. $5. Learn more.
March 11: 18th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade , 1 p.m. Presented by the Irish Cultural Society of Arkansas. Starts at the corner of Third and Rock Streets in front of Dugan's Pub and ends at 6th and Main in North Little Rock. Learn more. Enjoy this article about Irish immigration to Arkansas here. (Only In Arkansas)
Ongoing: Clinton Center's current temporary exhibit, Ladies and Gentlemen... The Beatles!, curated by the GRAMMY Museum® and Fab Four Exhibits, featuring more than 400 pieces of Beatles memorabilia. Thru April 2. Learn more.

East Village
March 9: 2017 ADDYs--The Reboot, Rock Town Distillery , 5:30-9 p.m. Advertising Club award night for the ad industry.
Robinson Center
For tickets, unless noted otherwise, link here.
John Lennon
March 3: Kountry Wayne-The Tax Refund Tour
March 4-5: Imagine, the Music of John Lennon with the  Arkansas Symphony Orchestra .
Learn more.
March 8-19: Phantom of the Opera
March 28: Brain Candy Live
March 31: Ballet Arkansas's Turning Pointe Gala, honoring Mayor Mark Stodola. Learn more.
April 3: Gladys Knight
April 10: The Price Is Right Live
Verizon Arena
In Downtown North Little Rock,
1 Verizon Arena Way. For ticket information link here (Verizon Arena) or here (Ticketmaster).
March 3 T wenty One Pilots
March 8 Green Day, Revolution Radio Tour, with special guest Against Me!
March 10 Professional Bull Riders
March 19 Winter Jam
March 31 Blink-182 with special guest The Naked and Famous
April 21 Brantley Gilbert with special guests Tom Beathard, Luke Combs & Brian Davis
April 22 Red Hot Chili Peppers
April 23 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers with Joe Walsh
April 26 Boston: Hyper Space Tour
April 28-29 Monster Jam Triple Threat Series
May 4-7 Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment
June 9: Luke Bryan
August 3 Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
October 22 Bruno Mars
Argenta Arts District
In Downtown North Little Rock. For more information link here.
March 3-5: The Secret Garden, Argenta Community Theater. Learn more.
March 3-25: Naked People with their Clothes On, The Joint's cabaret theater and coffeehouse. Learn more.