Dutch oven cooking, quilting, blacksmithing and other 19th-century demonstrations all take place at the 1850s Log House Farmstead. Visitors can join the Arkansas Country Dance Society in traditional dances. Children will be able to enjoy stilts, hoop-rolling and pioneer table games.
Quapaw Quarter: One of the most beautiful areas of the Capital City is highlighted during the 48th Quapaw Quarter Association’s Spring Tour of Historic Homes, May 12-13. P. Allen Smith’s original Garden Home, the Charles Thompson-designed Croxson House and the recently rehabilitated Boyle House are some of the featured structures. Several other privately owned homes along Arch and Gaines Streets are also a part of the event. As is tradition, there is a candlelight tour followed by a dinner and gala at the Spanish Revival YMCA on Saturday. The Sunday afternoon tour is from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Event prices vary from $20 to $150 and can be found on www.quapaw.com.
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra: “Wicked Divas” will be on stage along with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra May 12-13 at Robinson Center Music Hall in downtown Little Rock. Eden Espinosa and Emily Rozek will be performing popular favorites from “Wicked,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “My Fair Lady,” and “Chicago.” Espinosa is an acclaimed vocalist best known for her portrayal of Elphaba in the Broadway production of “Wicked.” She has also performed the role of the green witch in both Los Angeles and San Francisco. Rozek appeared at Glinda in the Los Angeles performances of “Wicked.” The curtain rises at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Ticket prices range from $20-$65; $10 for students. Tickets can be ordered online by visiting www.arkansassymphony.org/.