WEEK 1 | 1-5

May 1:

Celebrate underrepresented voices in film at the Bentonville Film Festival (through May 6, see page 17)

May 3:

Make a toast to Mom at One Eleven’s Trefethen Family Vineyards wine dinner

May 4:

Namaste together at the Fayetteville Yoga Festival (through May 6)

May 5:

Sample shiraz and then shake down to Jason Isbell at the Southern Wine & Food Festival in El Dorado (see page 13)


WEEK 2 | 6-12

May 8:

It’s National Coconut Cream Pie Day—aka time to head to Charlotte’s Eats & Sweets in Keo

May 10:

Butter her up at Pulaski Tech’s French croissant workshop

May 11:

Stop by Crystal Bridges for a lecture by sculptor Deborah Butterfield, then grab a table at The Preacher’s Son to talk it over

May 12:

Get some design inspo at the Arkansas Symphony Designer House in Little Rock


WEEK 3 | 13-19

May 13:

IT’S ACTUALLY MOTHER’S DAY! Brunch? Maybe at Boulevard Bistro in Little Rock?

May 18:

Show Mom she’s your gyro at Little Rock’s Greek Food Festival (through May 20)

May 19:

Get crafty at artist Tammy Harrington’s “Paper Cutting as Art” workshop at the Arkansas Arts Center (see page 26)


WEEK 4 | 20-26

May 24:

Shake things up at the Sharing Spirits cocktail competition at Bentonville’s Peel Museum and Heritage Gardens

May 25:

Check out the 60th annual Delta Exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center, then grab dinner on the patio at Canvas

May 26:

Head up to Wye Mountain to pick some blueberries, then head over to An Enchanted Evening Winery (it’s in a yurt!)


WEEK 5 | 27-31

May 27:

Make the most of your long weekend with a soak at Quapaw Baths & Spa and Hot Springs and a stayover at The Waters in Hot Springs

May 28:

MEMORIAL DAY, aka Lake Day—Ouachita or Hamilton?

May 29:
It’s not too late, baby, to see Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at Robinson Center