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story.lead_photo.caption Big Dam Bridge 100 - Photo by Staton Breidenthal

1 BOUNTY

The Arkansas Arts Center, East Ninth and Commerce streets in Little Rock, journeys through the world of contemporary art in its newest exhibit, "Independent Vision: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Martin Muller Collection." The exhibit of 89 works ranging from American photography to Russian avant-garde opens Friday and will be up through Dec. 30. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Call (501) 372-4000 or visit arkansasartscenter.org.

2 BACK IN BUSINESS

The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, 503 E. Ninth St., Little Rock, has a lot to celebrate this weekend. Saturday marks the reopening of the museum after a series of repairs and a general sprucing-up. It's also the day for the Vintage Military Vehicle Show and the 125th anniversary of MacArthur Park. The museum is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; the vehicle show is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. General admission is free; it'll cost $10 to get into the German Biergarten from 4-8 p.m. Call (501) 396-0329 or visit macarthurparklr.com. See story on Page 4E.

3 BIKES

Cyclists will pedal their way around Central Arkansas on Saturday during the Big Dam Bridge 100. Riders have the option of lengths from 15 to 100 miles; the first start time is 6:50 a.m. at Riverfront Drive and Willow Street, North Little Rock. The Finale Fest celebration will continue at North Little Rock's Riverfront Park, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. There's also the Big Dam Bridge 100 Expo, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday at the Statehouse Convention Center, Markham and Main streets, Little Rock, and the Gears and Beers Athlete Reception, 6-8 p.m. Friday at Little Rock's Old State House Museum, 300 W. Markham. Registration is $64-$119.95. Call (501) 607-2904 or visit thebigdambridge100.com.

4 BIG WORKS

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra opens its 2018-19 Stella Boyle Smith Masterworks season, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Robinson Center Performance Hall, 426 W. Markham St. at Broadway, Little Rock. David Fung will solo -- on the brand new nine-foot Steinway D piano the orchestra recently acquired -- in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20; the program also includes Paul Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice and the suite from Igor Stravinsky's ballet Petrushka. Philip Mann conducts. Sponsor is the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Guild; series sponsor is the Stella Boyle Smith Trust. Tickets are $16-$68, $10 for active duty military and students, free to Sunday's matinee for K-12 students with a paying adult. Call (501) 666-1761, Extension 100, or visit ArkansasSymphony.org.

5 BUFFET & PLAY

Mirth and mayhem ensue as pathologically shy Englishman Charlie Baker (Greg Robinson), resting up at a rural Georgia fishing lodge, pretends to be a foreigner who doesn't understand English -- and ends up uncovering a nefarious plot by the Klan -- in The Foreigner by Larry Shue, through Oct. 20 at Murry's Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12:45 and 6:45 p.m. Sunday -- 12:45 p.m. Wednesday matinees only (no Wednesday evening shows) through Oct. 10. Doors and the buffet open 90 minutes before curtain. Tickets are $33-$35, $23 for children 15 and under; show-only tickets are $25 and $15. Call (501) 562-3131 or visit murrysdp.com.

6 (RHAPSODY IN) BLUE

Pianist/storyteller Richard Glazier brings to life the songs and story of songwriting brothers George and Ira Gershwin in Gershwin -- Remembrance and Discovery, 7 p.m. Friday at the Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock. The program includes rare arrangements of Gershwin songs and a performance of the complete solo piano version of Rhapsody in Blue. Admission is by free ticket; reservations are a must -- call (501) 918-3098 or visit cals.org.

7 'BURNING LOVE'

Dave Hoover and Sean Michael bring their Elvis Tribute Show to the stage of the Argenta Community Theater, 405 Main Street, North Little Rock, 7 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 6. Tickets are $25, $40 VIP (balcony seating, backstage meet-and-greet with signed photo and photo ops, complimentary champagne). Call (501) 353-1443 or visit tinyurl.com/elvisbros.

8 BROADWAY

And speaking of Elvis, he, along with Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins made up the Million Dollar Quartet, subject of a Broadway musical (original concept and direction by Floyd Mutrux, book by Mutrux and Colin Escott), about the Dec. 4, 1956, Sun Records recording session in Memphis for which producer Sam Philips brought the four legends together. A touring company brings the show to El Dorado's Murphy Arts District, 8 p.m. Saturday at Griffin Music Hall, 101 E. Locust St.. Tickets are $35-$55. Call (877) 940-3334 or visit eldoMAD.com.

9 BLAST

In Sherwood, crafts, children's events, performances and games combine to create Sherwood Fest, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at Sherwood Forest, 1111 W. Maryland Ave. General admission is free. Call (501) 835-5319 or visit cityofsherwood.net.

10 BARN

Arts and crafts, a car show, children's activities, food and music will help Camden celebrate 50 years of the Camden Barn Sale, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday at Oakland and Monticello streets. General admission is free. Call (870) 836-6426 or visit camdenbarnsale.com.

Weekend on 09/27/2018

Print Headline: THE WEEKEND TEN

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