Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” fame will appear live at Alamo Drafthouse La Vista to riff on some seriously bad movies.
Conniff and Beaulieu were a big part of the show, and fans will recognize them for playing the show’s mad scientists, TV’s Frank and Dr. Clayton Forrester.
They also served behind-the-scenes roles on the show: Both wrote for the show. Conniff selected the films they screened. Beaulieu voiced and operated the Crow T. Robot puppet. (After “MST3K,” they also went on to write, produce and act in plenty of other iconic TV shows.)
Two screenings will take place at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
‘Forever Young’ Series kicks off
Take a trip to Paris with a series of children’s films presented at Film Streams.
The “Forever Young” program begins Saturday at the Ruth Sokolof Theater with a special screening of “The Red Balloon” and “The White Mane.”
The series will continue through June with screenings of “A Cat in Paris,” “The Triplets of Belleville,” “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “Hugo” and “Small Change.”
Film Streams starts ‘Sights on Sounds’ series
Pairing cinema and music, the “Sights on Sounds” series begins Sunday at Film Streams.
Sunday night’s “Sound Inventors” program will feature Opera Omaha’s ONE Festival artist-in-residence Ross Karre, who will provide commentary during a program of documentary shorts.
The series continues with an April 30 screening of “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World,” which will benefit the Toy Drive for Pine Ridge, as well as “A Tuba to Cuba” on May 12 and “Carmine Street Guitars” on June 9.
‘Ben-Hur’ anniversary screening
We’re talking about the 1959 classic and not the 2016 remake. One is one of the greatest films ever, and the other has a really, really bad rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Anyway, the 1959 epic film won 11 Oscars, and to celebrate its 60th anniversary, it’s screening on Sunday and Wednesday at Bluffs 17, Oakview, Twin Creek and Majestic.
Outlook 2019: Arts & Entertainment
Omaha and Council Bluffs have become world-class stages for art, music, dance and drama while attracting some of the biggest names in the entertainment world to perform before big crowds.
American Midwest Ballet, the Chanticleer Community Theatre, the Kanesville Orchestra and the Kitchen Council will share the Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center.
A Norwegian firm will handle design and landscape changes; an initial plan is expected "soon."
Deb Beck, who has a long career in theater and costuming, says the kids gain confidence as they learn how to sing, apply makeup and audition.
If you like going to concerts, you're going to have a good year.
Despite the countless anxieties that come with being a human that lives on this planet, there are still plenty of things to look forward to this year