Austin, Texas, roots-rockers Band of Heathens come back to town for a performance after the 7:10 p.m. Arkansas Travelers game at the Hook Slide Corner at Dickey-Stephens Park, $6-$12.
Florida rapper Plies — known for his hits "Shawty" and "Medicine" — comes to Clear Channel Metroplex, 9 p.m., $25-$50.
From 10:30 a.m. to noon, The Promenade at Chenal hosts the free Dad is Rad Father’s Day Contest event. Meet members of the Arkansas Travelers, get a free signed baseball and enter a drawing for $750 in prizes from Promenade retailers and four tickets to see the Travelers on Father's Day.
Down in Hot Springs, Maxine's has an eclectic lineup, with Little Rock bruisers The See, Fort Smith post-punks Pagiins and hometown folk faves Ben Franks & The Bible Belt Boys, 8 p.m., $7.
Southern hip-hop group Rehab is at Juanita's, 10 p.m., $13 adv., $15 day of.
The great Tyrannosaurus Chicken roars into White Water Tavern for a night of trance-inducing psyche-blues, 9:30 p.m.
Long-running Little Rock troupe Red Octopus Theater's "Summer in the City!" is sketch comedy with a summertime theme and is recommended for mature audiences, The Public Theatre, through June 16, 8 p.m., $8-$10.
"Spring Awakening," the Tony Award-winning musical adapted from Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play about the trials, tears and exhilaration of the teen-age years, returns to The Weekend Theater, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, $16-$20.