May 27 Saturday
Organized by Keep Arkansas Beautiful, the Keep America Beautiful™ Great American Cleanup® in Arkansas has kicked off for the Spring 2023 season. Now through May 31, 2023, Arkansans are encouraged to clean up and beautify their communities through a multitude of cleanup events. To find cleanups near you or register your own cleanup, please visit keeparkansasbeautiful.com/get-involved/cleanups.
May 28 Sunday
The Little Rock Zoo invites the you to celebrate Memorial Day weekend here at Red, White and Zoo! Each day of the weekend, May 28-30, 2022, will feature fun for the entire family! There will be an amphitheater animal pop-up encounters Saturday and Sunday starting at 11:00AM. The Zoo appreciates and honors our veterans and active military. We would like to show that gratitude all weekend, by inviting all active military and veterans to have $6 admission to the Zoo with current military i.d. Come celebrate the heroes who have fought and sacrificed to protect us. Come enjoy a great weekend and come love your Little Rock Zoo!* Please confirm directly with the promoter or box office to ensure event details have not changed.
Irish traditional music session. Live music every Sunday afternoon at Hibernia Irish Tavern. Open to traditional Irish style musicians, dancers, singers and storytellers of all ages. Listeners welcome. Family friendly setting. Free and open to the public.
May 29 Monday
May 30 Tuesday
The Arts & Science Center will host a free, public opening reception for a new exhibition by artist Kim Kwee from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 2023.
“A Simple Heart” is a series of paintings, fabric works and assemblages representing a series of investigations into family, specifically mothers and daughters, and the shifting ontological status of dolls, decorative objects, and ephemera like the vintage paper dolls the artist used. Kwee’s work combines textiles and drawing media. The Little Rock native has been teaching drawing and design at the University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College since 2010. She has a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
This exhibition is sponsored by Simmons Bank and will remain on view in the William H. Kennedy Jr. Gallery through Saturday, July 8. Gallery admission is always free. The reception is sponsored by ASC volunteer group Art Krewe and MK Distributors.
The Arts & Science Center will host the exhibition “Arkansas Women to Watch 2023: New Worlds” from Thursday, May 19, to Aug. 12, 2023, at ASC’s home facility at, 701 S. Main St. in Pine Bluff.
“New Worlds” is the latest exhibit in the Women to Watch exhibition series, conceived by the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA). The Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (ACNMWA) organizes the statewide tour of the art by the Arkansas nominees.
The exhibition’s guest curator is Chaney Jewell, former curator of collections and exhibitions at ASC. She nominated four Arkansas artists whose work embodies the “new worlds” theme of “migration or stagnation of an individual, environmental changes, physical or emotional growth of an individual and imaginary worlds”: Heidi Carlsen-Rogers, Anaïs Dassé, Hannah McBroom and Aimée Papazian.
Relyance Bank is the sponsor of the ASC presentation of the exhibition.