HASTINGS — Prairie Loft will host the 13th annual Flatwater Music Festival on Friday and Saturday, June 28 and 29.

The festival features music on two stages, family activities, music jams, workshops, food trucks, art vendors, beer garden and more.

Festival hours are 6 to 11 p.m. Friday and 1 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Friday night the main stage will feature the Bottle Tops at 7 p.m. and the Hangin’ Cowboys at 9. Deliberate Kim will present a patio concert at 6.

Saturday on the main stage will be Emily Bass and Near Miracle at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Talbott Brothers at 7 and Bonnie and the Clydes at 9.

Daily admission is $10 for tweens, teens and adults. Kids 10 and younger are admitted free.

Those attending are advised to bring lawn chairs or blankets; no pets are permitted on the grounds.

Prairie Loft Center, 4705 DLD Road, is located west of Hastings.

For a complete schedule of events and directions to the site, check online at https://prairieloft.org/. Updates may also be found on the event’s Facebook page.

Hastings College set to host Open Space for the Performing Arts

HASTINGS — Hastings College will host its inaugural Open Space for the Performing Arts, a performing arts immersion program for high school students, Sunday through June 30.

The program allows 27 selected students from Nebraska and Colorado to work with Hastings College Department of Music and Theatre professors in acting, technical theatre, instrumental performance, piano performance and vocal performance. Several Central Nebraska students will be part of the program.

Sessions during the week will focus on advanced techniques and styles within a specific area of music (instrumental, piano, vocal) and theater (acting, technical theater). Students also spend time rotating through hands-on “electives” in other areas of the performing arts — from improv to composition to jazz. Electives help students broaden their experience and gain a more comprehensive understanding of the performing arts.

A concert highlighting the week’s work is set for 1 p.m. Sunday, June 30, in Perkins Auditorium in the Fuhr Hall of Music, 723 E. Ninth St. It is open to the public and there is no admission charge.

MONA to host program, summer concert

KEARNEY — The Museum of Nebraska Art will host “Decorative Arts: The Philip and Mildred Strain Collection” at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 26.

This “Collection Connection” program will be presented by William Stoutamire, director of the Frank Museum on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus.

Stoutamire will share the story behind the decorative arts collection of Kearney’s Philip and Mildred Strain, now on display at the G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture. For much of their lives, the Strains quietly collected valuable pieces of European and American decorative art by Tiffany, Steuben, Meissen, Sèvres, Royal Vienna and more. Learn what drove the Strains to secretly amass the most significant decorative arts collection in the Great Plains region, as well as what stories this art can tell — tales of corruption, bribery and theft across the globe.

Stoutamire holds a Ph.D. in history from Arizona State University and has served as Frank Museum director since 2014.

The next day, the museum will host the second of its “Sounds of Summer” music series when the Sheila Greenland Band takes the stage in the Cliff Hillegass Sculpture Garden.

Gates open at 6 p.m. Thursday and tables and chairs will be provided for self-catered picnics. Music starts at 7 and goes until 9. There is no admission charge.

The music series will conclude July 25 with Formerly Three.

The Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave., is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; it is closed Mondays and major holidays. There is no admission charge.

The Museum of Nebraska Art celebrates the history of Nebraska’s visual art for diverse audiences. MONA collects, preserves, researches, exhibits and interprets the work of artists who were born, lived, trained or worked in Nebraska or who created artworks that reflect the culture of Nebraska.

For more information, call (308) 865-8559.

New Way Worship Tour coming to Ord

ORD — The New Way Worship Tour is scheduled to stop in Ord on Friday.

The tour’s music and ministry is set for 7 p.m. at the Golden Husk, 129 S 16th St. There is no admission charge, but freewill donations will be accepted.

New Way Worship, from Nebraska Christian College in Omaha, is in its 46th year. This group is an auditioned group comprised of high school students from all over the United States brought in for worship leading and band training. New Way Worship travels around the Midwest during the summer, presenting nights of worship to various churches and organizations.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and a concession stand will be available. For more information, contact The Golden Husk Theatre at (308) 730-8133 or check on Facebook or www.goldenhuskarts.org.

‘Beyond the Screen’ series to feature ‘The Dish’

“The Dish” will be the featured movie in the “Beyond the Screen” series at 6:30 p.m. July 3 at Central Community College-Grand Island.

This 2000 film tells the true story of the eccentric scientists at Parkes Observatory in Australia who worked with NASA to engineer an interface that could relay images of man’s first steps on the moon. The movie not only revisits the historic 1969 Apollo 11 mission, but it also depicts the frustrations and teamwork between the Australians and NASA that ultimately results in successfully making a radio telescope do a job it wasn’t originally designed to do.

The “Beyond the Screen” series is offered free of charge and is open to people who enjoy watching and discussing movies. The movie will be followed by a discussion with CCC English instructor Jim Kosmicki serving as moderator.

Reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact the CCC Extended Learning Services Office at (308) 398-7445; toll-free at (877) 222-0780, ext. 7445; or by email at elsgi@cccneb.edu.

Guns N’ Roses reunion will land in Nebraska

LINCOLN — Guns N’ Roses’ long-running reunion tour will come to Lincoln in the fall.

Longtime GNR members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan will perform hits such as “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Mr. Brownstone” and “Welcome to the Jungle” on Oct. 15 at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Until the band’s “Not In This Lifetime” tour kicked off in 2016, the three members of the band’s classic lineup had not performed together since 1993.

Guns N’ Roses has performed more than 150 tour dates, fueled by the band’s greatest hits, since launching the reunion tour.

Considered one of the best rock albums of all time, “Appetite for Destruction” featured guitarist Izzy Stradlin, who has declined to participate in the reunion, and drummer Steven Adler, who has performed at select dates on the tour.

In the ‘80s and early ‘90s, Guns N’ Roses was the biggest rock band in the world. “Appetite for Destruction” sold more than 18 million copies, and its dual “Use Your Illusion” albums each sold more than 7 million.

Formed in 1985, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band has sold more than 44.5 million albums in the U.S. with hit songs such as “Sweet Child O Mine,” “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Nightrain” and “Paradise City.”

Guns N’ Roses last played the area in 2011 when Axl Rose led the band that featured none of the “Appetite”-era musicians. Slash will bring his solo band to Stir Cove this summer.

Reserved seat tickets run from $59 to $225 (plus fees); general admission standing only/floor tickets are $225 (plus fees). Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster.

For more information, check the PBA website at www.PinnacleBankArena.com

— BH Media News Service

This weekend at the Grand ...

“Pokemon Detective Pikachu” is showing this weekend at the Grand Theatre, 316 W. Third St. Showtimes are 7:15 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son, Tim, to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth Detective Pikachu. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Pikachu, they join forces to unravel the tangled mystery. Rated PG.

Admission is $3.50 for adults, $2.50 for children 12 and younger. For more information, call (308) 381-2667 or visit grandmovietheatre.com.

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