Salute Old Glory at the Little Rock Wind Symphony's "Grand Old Flag," its 22nd annual Stars and Stripes Celebration for Flag Day, 7 p.m. Sunday on the front lawn of the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History in MacArthur Park, 503 E. Ninth St., Little Rock. Israel Getzov will conduct a program of marches, patriotic songs, music from movie soundtracks and Broadway show tunes. The Little Rock Air Force Base Honor Guard will present the colors; Boy Scouts of Troop 604 will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Blue Bell Creameries will provide free ice cream, there will be free bottled water from Premium Refreshment and WoodmenLife will provide hand-held flags. Provide your own lawn chairs and picnic baskets. In case of rain, the event moves next door to the Arkansas Arts Center. Sponsors include Centennial Bank. Admission is free. Call (501) 666-0777 or visit lrwindsymphony.org.
2 FAMILY FESTIVAL
Summer gets off to a rocking start at the Kidstock Family Music Festival, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library, 4800 W. 10th Ave., Little Rock. The kickoff party for the Central Arkansas Library System's Summer Reading Club includes music and magic performances, karaoke, sidewalk chalk and lawn games. Call (501) 978-3870 or visit cals.org. See story on Page 4E.
The 106th Army Band will play mid-19th-century music as part of the festivities, noon-5 p.m. Saturday as the Old State House Museum, 300 W. Markham St., Little Rock, celebrates the 182nd anniversary of Arkansas' statehood. The "Work and Play"-theme event will provide information on Arkansas' industries, trades and pastimes of the period, via living history characters, and period games, including faro, checkers and skittles. The Arkansas Pioneers Association will serve refreshments. Admission is free. Call (501) 324-9685 or visit oldstatehouse.com.
Old Crow Medicine Show, with "special guest" Joshua Hedley, performs at 8 p.m. today at the Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. Tickets are $35. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com. See Music Scene on Page 5E.
5 FARM FEST
Get out and enjoy local food, local brews and music at the Heifer Urban Farm Fest, 7-10 p.m. today at Heifer International, 1 World Ave., Little Rock. The festival will feature lawn games, food from food trucks including Katmandu Momo, Excaliburger and Shambala and music from the Funkanites. Tickets, $50, include food and drinks. Email email@example.com or visit heifer.org.
6 (AL) FRESCO THEATER
A king grows jealous of his wife, leading him to make a series of terrible mistakes, in William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, with which the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre opens its 12th season, 7:30 p.m. Friday outdoors on the Lawn of McAlister Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Additional performances: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 17, 24, 28 and 30 and July 4 and 6. Admission is pay-what-you-can (suggested donation: $15 per person). On-site vendors will sell food and drinks and several artists will display works for sale. Call (866) 810-0012 or visit arkhakes.com.
7 FRESH TOMATOES
The tomatoes are ripe on the vines and downtown Warren is gearing up for the annual Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival, Friday-Saturday. The festival includes arts and crafts, races, contests and a parade. Of course, there will be tomato-based activities such as the tomato-packing contest and the tomato-eating contest. This year's headliners are the Bellamy Brothers on Friday and Mark Chestnutt on Saturday. General admission is free but some activities have fees. Call (870) 226-5225 or visit pinktomatofestival.com.
8 FORWARD FEST
Downtown Pine Bluff celebrates its Go Forward Pine Bluff revitalization initiative with Forward Fest -- Blues, Batter and Brew, Saturday, centering on the Jefferson County courthouse, 101 W. Barracue St., Pine Bluff. Gates open at noon. Bands including Angie Stone and Bigg Robb will perform; there will be food, fireworks, children's activities and a car show. Lawn chairs are OK but not coolers or backpacks. General admission is free; VIP dining and seating is $35. Call (870) 536-7600 or visit goforwardpinebluff.org.
9 FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
With the 2018 Hot Springs Music Festival in the full swing of its 23rd season, the Festival Orchestra and and principal conductor Stefan Sanders will perform John Williams' main theme and "Cantina Band" from Star Wars and Gustav Holst's The Planets, 7.30 p.m. today at Oaklawn Magnet School, 301 Oaklawn St., Hot Springs. Tickets are $20. The Lumos Wind Quintet will perform twice on Sunday: 3 p.m. at the Presbyterian Kirk in the Pines, 275 Asturias Drive, Hot Springs Village, and 7.30 p.m. at Oaklawn Magnet School. Tickets are $15. Call (501) 623-4763, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit hotmusic.org.
10 'FACE THE DAY'
Heavy metal band Queensryche, glam metal band Warrant and hard rock band Great White perform at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in Timberwood Amphitheater at Magic Springs, U.S. 70 East (Grand Avenue), Hot Springs. Concert tickets are $8-$10; park admission is $59.99, $36.99 for children and senior citizens (season passes are $74.99). Call (501) 624-0100 or visit magicsprings.com.
Weekend on 06/07/2018
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