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story.lead_photo.caption Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival. Democrat-Gazette file photo

1 'MATERS MATTER

The tomatoes are in and Warren celebrates with the annual Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival, Friday-Saturday. Activities include tomato-based games and contests, music, arts and crafts and fireworks. General admission is free. Call (870) 226-5225 or visit pinktomatofestival.com.

2 FREE AT LAST

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 501 W. Ninth St., Little Rock, hosts its annual Juneteenth celebration, paired with the opening of its newest exhibit Saturday. The festival, noon-6 p.m., includes music (Grammy nominees R&B singer Carl Thomas and gospel singer VaShawn Mitchell), vendors, food trucks, competitions (3-on-3 basketball tournament and the Level Up Youth Dance Competition) and a kids' zone. Admission is free. The exhibit, "Finding Freedom in the Forest: Opportunities and Challenges for African-Americans in the Timber Industry," explores the industry history through the experiences of black Arkansans. It'll remain on display through Aug. 31. Call (501) 683-3593 or visit mosaictemplarscenter.com.

Dazz and Brie. Democrat-Gazette file photo/Thomas Metthe
Dazz and Brie. Democrat-Gazette file photo/Thomas Metthe

3 THEY'LL BE JAMMIN'

Dazz & Brie, Dial Up and The Cons of Formant will get folks moving and grooving at the East Village Jam, 5-11 p.m. Saturday at the Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. Also look for craft beer, food trucks and games. Tickets are $5, free for children 5 and younger. Presenters are Riceland Foods and the Downtown Little Rock Partnership. Call (501) 375-0121 or visit bit.ly/2JCa5Cy.

Steve Miller Band. Special to the Democrat-Gazette
Steve Miller Band. Special to the Democrat-Gazette
Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives. Special to the Democrat-Gazette
Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives. Special to the Democrat-Gazette

4 'CLASSIC ROCK MEETS COUNTRY'

The Steve Miller Band, with Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, at 7 p.m. Sunday bring their "Classic Rock Meets Classic Country Tour" to the Walmart AMP, 5079 W. Northgate Road, Rogers. Gates open at 6. Tickets are $35-$95.50 plus fees. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit amptickets.com.

Avenue Q at the Weekend Theater: Willie Lucius (Gary Coleman) and his friends Trekkie and Kate Monster. Special to the Democrat-Gazette
Avenue Q at the Weekend Theater: Willie Lucius (Gary Coleman) and his friends Trekkie and Kate Monster. Special to the Democrat-Gazette

5 SESAME STREET MEETS SOUTH PARK

The raunchy puppet-populated Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q (music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, book by Jeff Whitty) opens the 2019-20 season at the Weekend Theater, 1001 W. Seventh St., Little Rock, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and June 21-22 and 27-29 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday and June 23 and 30. The theater labels the show possibly "inappropriate for children under 17" due to language and adult situations, including puppet nudity. Tickets are $22, $18 for students, senior citizens and military. Visit centralarkansastickets.com. For more information, call (501) 374-3761.

Seraph Brass -- (from left) Jean Laurenz, Hana Beloglavec, Rachel Velvikis, Gretchen Renshaw James, Raquel Rodriquez Samayoa and Mary Elizabeth Bowen. Special to the Democrat-Gazette
Seraph Brass -- (from left) Jean Laurenz, Hana Beloglavec, Rachel Velvikis, Gretchen Renshaw James, Raquel Rodriquez Samayoa and Mary Elizabeth Bowen. Special to the Democrat-Gazette

6 SERAPHIC SOUNDS

Seraph Brass —Mary Elizabeth Bowden, Raquel Rodriquez Samayoa and Jean Laurenz, trumpet; Rachel Velvikis, French horn; Hana Beloglavec, trombone; and Arkansas' own Gretchen Renshaw James, director of bands and low brass at Conway's Hendrix College, tuba — play arrangements of works by Edvard Grieg, Claude Debussy, Felix Mendelssohn, Isaac Albeniz, Vittorio Monti and Franz Liszt:

• 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 4106 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock, closing out the church's Festival of the Senses season. A reception follows in the parish hall. Free. (501) 753-3578 or (501) 753-4281; email baxternan@aol.com.

• 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 224 N. East Ave., Fayetteville, part of the annual Artosphere Festival. $15. (479) 443-5600; artospherefestival.org.

• And five of the players perform works by Alexander Borodin, Catherine McMichael, Anthony DiLorenzo, Rafael Mendez, Joan Tower, Albeniz and Liszt, twice this weekend in Conway: 7 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, 1610 Prince St., and 7 p.m. Saturday in Reves Recital Hall at Hendrix, 1600 Washington Ave. Free.

7 ARTISTS' SHOWCASE

The Arkansas League of Artists' 2019 Members' Show, featuring 40 oils, watercolors, acrylics and pastels, opens with a 2nd Friday Art Night reception, 6-8 p.m. Friday at The Bookstore at Library Square, 120 River Market Ave., Little Rock. The show remains up through July 4. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Admission to the reception and exhibit are free. Call (501) 786-0910.

8 SHOW & SWAP

Check out vehicles of all makes and models at the annual Petit Jean Auto Show & Swap Meet, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. through Saturday at The Museum of Automobiles, 8 Jones Lane, Morrilton. Admission is free. Call (501) 727-5427 or visit museumofautos.com.

9 SPRINKLERS AND STAMENS

Cool off while touring the flowers and plants at Thirsty Thursdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. every Thursday through August as the sprinklers run in the Children's Garden and Ellipse at Garvan Woodland Gardens, 550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs. Admission to the gardens is $15, $5 for kids 4-12. Call (501) 262-9300 or visit garvangardens.org.

10 PAMPER PAPA

Sunday is Father's Day, so get out and celebrate by taking in some Arkansas Travelers baseball at North Little Rock's Dickey-Stephens Park (milb.com/arkansas/tickets). Or have brunch (restaurants won't be as crowded as on Mother's Day, but reservations are a good idea). Or go fishing at a nearby lake or pond. Or go visit the dads of the animal kingdom at the Little Rock Zoo (littlerockzoo.com).

CORRECTION: Robert Lopez, who co-wrote with Jeff Marx the music and lyrics for the musical Avenue Q, opening Friday at the Weekend Theater in Little Rock, worked with South Park co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone on the musical The Book of Mormon. An earlier version of this story incorrectly connected Lopez to South Park.

Weekend on 06/13/2019

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