Doc­tor Who spe­cial to roll at six movie the­aters in state

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - STYLE - ERIC E. HAR­RI­SON

“Rif­fTrax Live: Doc­tor Who — The Five Doc­tors,” a spe­cial fea­ture-length episode of Doc­tor Who, with riffs from Michael J. Nel­son, Kevin Mur­phy and Bill Cor­bett of Mys­tery Sci­ence Theater 3000, shows up on big screens — the Breck­en­ridge 12 and Colonel Glenn 18 in Lit­tle Rock, the Tin­sel­town in Ben­ton, the Con­way Towne Cinema in Con­way, the Ra­zor­back in Fayetteville and the Malco 12 in Fort Smith — at 7 p.m. Thurs­day.

The cen­tral Arkansas the­aters only will screen a “re­broad­cast” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24. The episode was orig­i­nally re­leased in cel­e­bra­tion of the Bri­tish TV se­ries’ 20th an­niver­sary in 1983. Tick­ets and more in­for­ma­tion are avail­able on­line at Fath­omEvents.com.

Cates in Eureka

The Cate Brothers — twin brothers Earl and Ernie Cate — per­form for Third Sat­ur­day Mu­sic in the Park, 5-7 p.m. Sat­ur­day in the band­shell in Eureka Springs’ Basin Spring Park, 4 Spring St. Ad­mis­sion is free. Visit the web­site, eu­rekasprings.org.

Art­mo­bile grant

The Arkansas Arts Cen­ter has re­ceived a $7,500 grant from Kum & Go to sup­port the Arkansas Art­mo­bile, the Arkansas Arts Cen­ter’s 40-foot, cli­mate-con­trolled mo­bile art gallery and its 2017–2018 trav­el­ing ex­hi­bi­tion, “A Feast for the Eyes.”

The ex­hi­bi­tion is a vis­ual sur­vey, taken from the Arkansas Arts Cen­ter Col­lec­tion, of the evo­lu­tion of food, from fuel to fine din­ing.

The Art­mo­bile, one of the na­tion’s few mo­bile art mu­se­ums, has been trav­el­ing across Arkansas since the early 1960s. In 2016-2017 it had 11,470 vis­i­tors at 28 venues.

El Do­rado di­rec­tor

The South Arkansas Arts Cen­ter board of di­rec­tors has hired Laura Allen as the El Do­rado cen­ter’s new ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, ef­fec­tive Aug. 14. The Jones­boro na­tive is a 2001 grad­u­ate of Hen­drix Col­lege in Con­way. She moved in 2009 to El Do­rado, where she has been a writer and ed­i­tor, first with the Di­a­mond Agency, where she cre­ated Cloud 9, the in-flight magazine of Sea­Port Air­lines, in 2012 and El Do­rado In­sider’s Guide in 2013. She worked for statewide monthly magazine At Home in Arkansas from 2000-09, and be­came its ed­i­tor in 2003. Visit the web­site, saac-arts.org.

Sor­did screen­ing

A screen­ing of play­wright/ film­maker Del Shores’ lat­est film, A Very Sor­did Wed­ding, 6 p.m. Sept. 3 in the Uni­ver­sity of Arkansas-Pu­laski Tech­ni­cal Col­lege’s Cen­ter for Hu­man­i­ties and Arts, 3000 W. Scenic Drive, North Lit­tle Rock, ben­e­fits Lit­tle Rock’s Week­end Theater.

Doors open at 5: 30. Shores and his pro­duc­ing part­ner, Emer­son Collins, will at­tend an 8 p.m. re­cep­tion fol­low­ing the 1 hour, 44-minute film, a se­quel to Shores’ play Sor­did Lives, which the Week­end Theater has pro­duced twice, and which Shores adapted for the big screen in 1999. Tick­ets are $20 (screen­ing only), $ 45 ( VIP seat for the film, plus post- show re­cep­tion and meet- and- greet with Shores). Visit tix.com/Event. aspx?Even­tCode=993452.

Demo­crat-Gazette file photo/JOHN SYKES JR.

The Arkansas Art­mo­bile and cu­ra­tor Katie Combs made a 2016 stop at Ward Cen­tral Ele­men­tary in Ward. A re­cent grant from Kum & Go will fi­nance the mo­bile gallery for 2017-18.

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