April 2016 Events in Little Rock, Arkansas - Events Calendar

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Check the recurring events page to see what shows and theater are playing.

All of April:

  • April Showers Gift DriveHoly Sews provides handmade infant burial clothing for families that experience the loss of their baby during gestational weeks 16-25. They are collecting supplies all month.

April 1

April 2

  • Springfest 2016 at Riverfront Park in Downtown Little Rock: Springfest is a new free family festival put on by the organizers of Riverfest.  Most of the family entertainment from Riverfest has been moved to this free event.
  • CALS Con: CALS Con is a free, family-friendly celebration of fandoms.  They will have a Maker Space, Lego building, tabletop gaming, Star Trek, Disney, Marvel and Star Wars panels and more.  It's all free from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • City of Little Rock Job Fair: Find out about job opportunities at the City of Little Rock.  Starts at 10 a.m. at the Statehouse Convention Center.

April 3

  • Tea & 'Tiques at ESSE Purse Museum: The new temporary exhibit, Caro Nan: The Women Behind the Baskets, opens with special guests Carolyn McDaniel and Nancy Steele. Enjoy complimentary hot tea and refreshments with admission to the museum. The ESSE Purse Museum is located at 1510 S Main St. Admission is $10.
  • Third Annual Pilgrimage for Peace at Heifer International:  The third annual Pilgrimage for Peace is being organized by local faith and activist communities in Pulaski County, to “mourn the violence committed in our community and the world and to walk together as active peacemakers.”  The Pilgrimage, a reflective walk, will start at 2:00 p.m. from the headquarters of Heifer International, 1 World Avenue in Little Rock, then passing the presidential library and the River Market.  It will make its way over the Junction Bridge to the “Beacon of Peace & Hope,” located at 110 Riverfront Drive in North Little Rock at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum on the north shore of the Arkansas River.
  • Film Screening: “Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning” at Arkansas Arts Center:  "Grab A Hunk of Lightning," a 110-minute film narrated and directed by Dorothea Lange’s granddaughter, award-winning filmmaker Dyanna Taylor, tells the compelling story of the passion, vision, and drive that made Lange one of the most important documentary photographers of the 20th century.  Starts at 2 p.m.

April 6

  • Jazz in the Park: The Jazz in the Park series is a series of free weekly concerts will held each Wednesday night in April and September from 6:00 to 8:00 at the History Pavilion in Riverfront Park.

April 7

  • Arkansas Travelers Opening Night at Dickey-Stephens Park:  Opening Night 2016 is scheduled for Thursday, April 7 at 7:10 p.m.  The Travs are home April 7-12.

April 8

  • Eggshibition: Starting at 7 p.m. at the UALR Jack Stephens Center. Eggshibition is an egg themed art exhibit and auction. Tickets are $50 (more info).  501-821-5500.

April 9

  • Magic Springs Opens: Magic Springs starts its spring house on April 9.  They will be open weekends only until summer.  Magic Springs is a theme park located in Hot Springs.

April 9-10

  • Bella Rustina Modern Vintage Market in Conway: Inside the Conway Expo Center, 2505 E. Oak St., will be 200+ booths brimming with antiques, vintage, and vintage-inspired items brought by exhibitors from many states.  Admission is $5.

April 10

  • Jewish Food Festival: The festival features cultural and religious booths and, of course, food. It's being held at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Arkansas. Festival begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. Admission to the festival is free.
  • Re-Imagining Charles Burchfield  –  Study the imagery and style of Charles Burchfield by tracing outlines of his compositions and finishing them by adding personal imagery.  Free at the Arkansas Arts Center.

April 12

  • Razorbacks Baseball at Dickey-Stephens Park: This is the annual Razorback baseball game at Dickey-Stephens Park. This year they will the University of Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks.

April 14-17

  • Arkansas Literary Festival: The annual literary festival has something for all levels and types of readers with programming from screenwriters, comedians, an expert witness, artists, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.  They also have workshops for writers and special activities for kids. See the schedule. Most events are located at the Main Library, 100 Rock St.

April 14

  • Sing into Spring: Arkansas Chamber Singers Fundraiser: Dine on hors d’oeuvres and cocktails at the Governor’s Mansion while listening to the sounds of Spring from the Chamber Singers. Tickets are $65.

April 16

  • Frogwatch at the Little Rock Zoo: Learn how to identify frogs by their call and help with a citizen science project to track amphibian populations in the wild.  Starts at 9 a.m.

April 22-23

  • The Arkansas Jazz Festival:  Located at the River Market, the festivals begins Friday with Heber Springs Jazz Band at 3:30 p.m. and the University of Arkansas Fort Smith at 8:30 p.m..  It picks back up Saturday at 9 a.m. with the Maumelle Jr. High and at 6 p.m. when Kris Berg and Lil' Metroplexity close the festival.  It's free.
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