Sunday, April 16, 2017

Events In Little Rock May 2017

Quapaw Quarter Spring Tour 
Skyline With Loop - John Kushmaul 

       The Quapaw Quarter Association’s 53rd Spring Tour will be held May 13 and 14. 
      This year, six beautifully restored historic homes on Arch, Gaines and State streets are featured.
    Tour hours are 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 - 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets may be purchased in
advance for $20 or on site the day of for $30.  Children ages 10 and younger will be admitted free. 
        The Association asks that no one wear high heels. 

        There will be a candlelight tour of homes from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. with dinner at the Governor’s Mansion following on Saturday evening.  Tickets are $125 per person. John Kushmaul, one of the finest contemporary chroniclers of urban Little Rock has commissioned a piece for the silent auction.

                                                           Hemingway House 

       The Spring Tour has been held almost annually since 1963. This year, it is being held on Mother’s Day weekend, so tickets might be a great gift for mom. Other activities include a Mother’s Day brunch at Curran Hall 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The cost is $50 per person.  
        The houses featured on the Spring Tour are:
             Hemingway House at 1720 Arch Street (c. 1894-95);
             Xenophon Overton Pindall House at 2000 Arch Street (c.1910);
             Redding House at 1716 S. Gaines Street (c. 1902);
             Theo Sanders House at 1907 S. Gaines Street (c. 1920);
             Sam Scull House at 2300 S. State Street (c.1914).
             Martin-Tunnah-Fulk House at 1910 Arch Street (c. 1890, with alterations c. 1925);
        “The Spring Tour fits perfectly into our mission - preserving greater Little Rock’s historic places,” Chuck Cliett, Spring Tour chair, said. Mr. Cliett is also board president of the Association. In addition, the tour is partnering with students at the University of Central Arkansas and Pulaski Heights Elementary School to help educate tour goers about non-tour homes along the route, Patricia Blick, the Association’s executive director, said. For additional information, visit 

Little Rock Wind Symphony Sunday Concert 

     The Little Rock Wind Symphony will feature its small ensembles performing in an intimate setting 3 - 4:30 p.m. May 21 at St. Paul Methodist Church, 2223 Durwood Rd.

      Admission is $10, $8 for seniors and free to students. 

       Bollywood Nights, a beautiful cultural event benefiting Harmony Health Clinic, will be held 6 - 11 p.m. May 13 at the Statehouse Convention Center.
     Tickets are $75 for an individual and $100 per couple.  Seating is limited. The non-profit Harmony Health Clinic provides medical and dental services to needy people in Pulaski County who are not covered by Medicare or Medicaid. 

     The event will showcase Indian cuisine and includes hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and a silent auction.   Attire is formal Indian or American for women and black tie optional for men. For information, call Justin Wise, executive director, at 375-4400 or visit

ZZ Top 

     ZZ Top will perform 8 p.m. May 26 at Robinson Center.

     Tickets for “The Tonnage Tour” are $126.75, $80.75, $70.75, and $60.75. Visit 

       Multi-platinum international music sensation Celtic Woman presents Voices of Angles
 7 p.m. May 17 at Robinson Center Performance Hall.  
       Tickets are $29, $69, and $99. It will include songs by Susan McFadden, MairĂ©ad Carlin, Eabha McMahon and will introduce Celtic violinist Tara McNeill, accompanied by other musicians and dancers. 

The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland
  The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland will be presented May 19 - 21 at the Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre. 
  Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children and students. Arkansas Festival Ballet Rebecca M. Stalcup is artistic director for the production.  Times are 7:30 May 19 and 2 p.m. May 20 and 21. Tickets may be purchased online at

Butterfly Swamp 5K
     The Butterfly Swamp 5K will be held 8 a.m. to noon May 13 at Two Rivers Park off Highway 10. 

     The cost is $25 and the money goes to the Katherine and Ryan Memorial Organization. There will be a butterfly release, music, food, beer, and activities for kids and adults.