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story.lead_photo.caption Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor.

1 A TENOR

When a world-famous tenor isn't exactly in shape to sing the title role in Verdi's Otello at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, the director's meek assistant must come up with a last-minute replacement in Ken Ludwig's Lend Me a Tenor. Precipice Theatre stages the farcical comedy, 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and Jan. 17-19 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Jan. 20 at the Studio Theatre, 320 W. Seventh St., Little Rock. Tickets are $18, $15 for senior citizens, students and military. Visit tinyurl.com/y8rqruqh; email lrprecipicetheatre@gmail.com for more information.

2 ART

Cantrell Gallery, 8206 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, celebrates 13 members of the Arkansas League of Artists at its first exhibit of the new year. The "Member's Choice Winners" exhibit opens with a reception, 6-8 p.m. Friday, and continues through March 9. Admission to the reception and gallery is free; hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Call (501) 224-1335 or visit cantrellgallery.com.

3 ACTIVITIES

Families can do something constructive at the Arkansas Arts Center's Super Sunday Free Family Funday, Sunday at the Arts Center in MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets, Little Rock. From noon-3 p.m., families can build their own architectural creations in the Alice Pratt Brown Atrium. Admission is free. Call (501) 372-4000 or visit arkansasartscenter.org.

4 ALCOHOL

The Old State House Museum, 300 W. Markham St., Little Rock, is marking the 99th anniversary of the start of Prohibition at a Prohibition Prequel Party for 2nd Friday Art Night, 5-8 p.m. Friday. The Bob Boyd Sounds will perform Dixieland jazz; there will be trivia games and the new Pre-Prohibition Porter that won at the Central Arkansas Fermenters' recent winter 2018 beer-making competition. Admission is free. Call (501) 324-9685, email info@oldstatehouse.org or visit oldstatehouse.org.

5 APSE

A priest is on trial for the murder of a young nun in a small Michigan town early in the 20th century in Milan Stitt's The Runner Stumbles, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 18-19 and 24-26 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Weekend Theater, 1001 W. Seventh St., Little Rock. Tickets are $16, $12 for students, senior citizens and military. Visit weekendtheater.org; for more information, call (501) 658-2044.

6 ANTICS

Texas cousins work together to put on the "ultimate high school reunion" as Murry's Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Col. Glenn Road, Little Rock, presents Last Round-Up of the Guacamole Queens by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, through Feb. 2. The buffet opens 90 minutes before curtain time, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (with 12:45 p.m. Wednesday matinees only, Jan. 16 and 23), 12:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $35 Tuesday-Thursday, $37 Friday-Saturday, $33 for matinees, $25 show-only or for children 15 and younger. Call (501) 562-3131 or visit murrysdp.com.

7 AWARENESS

Field trips and other programs dedicated to the nation's bird are planned for Eagle Awareness Weekend at Petit Jean State Park near Morrilton. Activities will be 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and admission is free. Call (501) 727-5441 or visit petitjeanstatepark.com. See story on Page 4E.

8 'ACTIVISM'

Two new exhibits will open to the public this weekend at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St., Pine Bluff. "Era of Activism," focusing on social issues and activism from the 1960s and '70s with works from the center's permanent collection, opens Saturday and will remain up through Aug. 31. And the already-open "2019 Small Works on Paper" touring exhibition of pieces by more than three dozen Arkansas artists no larger than 18-by-24 inches, sponsored by the Arkansas Arts Council, has a reception, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, and will be up through Jan. 26. Admission is free. Call (870) 536-3375 or visit asc701.org.

9 APPEAL

Experience justice 19th-century-style at Historic Washington State Park's quarterly Trial by Jury event, 6 p.m. Saturday. After dinner at the Williams' Tavern Restaurant, the program continues with a trial drama from the 1800s. Reservations are required and cost is $25, $20 for children under 14. Call (870) 983-2684 or visit historicwashingtonstatepark.com.

10 ANTIQUES

More than 100 exhibitors from more than 10 states will fill more than 200 booths with architectural salvage, old advertising, antique toys, linens, primitives, glassware, antique furniture "and much more" for the Antique Alley Arkansas Antique Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Conway Expo Center, 2505 E. Oak St., Conway. Admission is $5, $1 for children 12 and younger, good for the entire weekend. Parking is free. Call (501) 230-5728 or visit antiquealleyarkansas.com.

“Member’s Choice Winners” exhibit at Cantrell Gallery. Shown is "Fun With Flowers," a painting by Sharon Franke
Laura Landers as Sister Rita and Chad Fulmer as Father Rivard in The Runner Stumbles.

Weekend on 01/10/2019

Print Headline: THE WEEKEND TEN

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