Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Dead, on their feet
ImprovLittleRock is giving the “improv treatment” to George Romero’s 1968 classic horror movie Night of the Living Dead, 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday at the Public Theatre, 616 Center St., Little Rock. Audiences may come in costume (recommended but not mandatory) and provide suggestions for the performers. Tickets are $8. Call (501) 374-7529.
Riffing the Dead
And speaking of Night of the Living Dead, the “Riff-Trax” trio, Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett, the Mystery Science Theater 3000 guys, lob zingers at the zombie classic in “RiffTrax Live: Night of the Living Dead,” 7 p.m. today at the Breckenridge Village 12 in Little Rock, the Tinseltown in Benton and the Conway Towne Center in Conway.Tickets are available at FathomEvents.com.
‘Time Warp’ again
And speaking of seasonal screaming screenings, Market Street Cinema, 1521 Merrill Drive, Little Rock, will offer three per night, 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; one per night, 7:30 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday and on Halloween (7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 p.m.), of the 1975 cult classic horror musical, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, complete with participation package (newspaper, water gun, etc.). Tickets are $8, $6 for children 11 and younger (but the movie is, be aware, rated R). Call (501) 312-8900.
The Arkansas State University Opera Theatre will create “unexpected alien invasions” via onstage opera scenes and operatic song dramatizations at 7:30 pm. today and Friday in Riceland Hall, ASU’s Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro.
Sopranos Dennese Adkins, Crystal Aronson, Cori Beasley and Michelle Byrd; baritones George Gatewood and Gregory Self; countertenor Kyle Smith; and bass Ian Tucker will perform arias and songs with pianist Gianlucca Strazzullo from Susannah by Carlisle Floyd, La finta semplice by Wolfgang Amamdeus Mozart, La Wally by Alfredo Catalani and Turandot by Giacamo Puccini, plus art songs by John Dowland, Samuel Barber, William Bolcom and Ben Moore.
Help the singers out by showing up in alien attire. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, $5 for students and children. Call (870) 972-2781.
The Ritz Civic Center, 306 W. Main St., Blytheville, becomes “The Haunted Theater,” an annual fundraiser for the Arts Council of Mississippi County, today-Saturday and Tuesday-Nov. 2, 7 p.m. until “the last body is out dead or alive,” normally 10 p.m. weeknights, 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Admission is $5; proceeds go to the arts council’s children’s programming. The council also provides, free of charge, a kid-friendly room with a caretaker. Call (870) 762-1744, email email@example.com or visit artsmissco.org.
Kids - newborns to 6 years old - may take part in the “BOO-tiful Kids Costume Contest,” benefiting Arkansas Rice Depot, noon-1:30 p.m. Saturday in the courtyard next to J. Crew, the Promenade at Chenal shopping center, 17711 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock. The first 100 contest registrants receive a free“spooktacular” gift package, courtesy of the Chenal Parkway branch of Walgreens, which is sponsoring the event with Crain Ford. Register online and find rules and regulations at ChenalShopping.com; fee, $2, benefits Arkansas Rice Depot. Prizes include a BOB Revolution stroller (a $400 value), a family portrait package and gift cards.
New York-based Vital Theatre Company will perform Fancy Nancy The Musical! (music by Danny Abosch, lyrics by Abosch and Susan DiLallo, book by DiLallo, based on the Fancy Nancy series of children’s books) at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Fine Arts Center, East Arkansas Community College, 1700 Newcastle Road, Forrest City.There’s a pre-show party at 2. The show is part of the college’s Family Series. Tickets are $12. Call (870) 633-4480, Extension 352, or visit eacc.edu.
The Nose, Dmitri Shostakovich’s unconventional comic opera about a beleaguered Russian official and his runaway schnoz, will appear via a Met: Live in HD cinecast on the big screens of the Breckenridge Village 12 in Little Rock, the Tinseltown in Benton, the Conway Towne Center in Conway and the Razorback Cinema in Fayetteville at 11:55 a.m. Saturday. Visit FathomEvents.com for ticket information.
Sketch comedy troupe The Main Thing will reprise its production, Little Rock & A Hard Place, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday through Nov. 16 at The Joint, 301 Main St., North Little Rock. Admission is $20; reservations are recommended. Call (501) 372-0205 or visit TheJointArgenta.com.
Weekend, Pages 35 on 10/24/2013
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