By NEMS Daily Journal
Klaatu Barada Nikto
Klaatu and the robot Gort arrive on planet Earth in the 1951 sci-fi classic, “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” but you’ll have to see the movie to find out what happens next. This legendary film is getting a screening in Fairpark tonight at 8 p.m. as a part of the Movies in the Park series. It’s free. Call (662) 841-6521 for more information.
Art for Animals set for tonight
Local artists’ work is up for grabs, and all for a good cause.
The 5th annual Art for Animals silent auction is tonight at 6 p.m. at the GumTree Museum of Art.
Presented by the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society, the event will feature a silent auction of local artists’ art, as well as items donated by area businesses.
Tickets are $20.
For more info and to buy tickets, call (662) 841-6500 or (662) 322-0464.
Oren Dunn has farm equipment exhibit
“In From the Field,” an exhibit of mule-drawn farm equipment, is up now at the Oren Dunn Museum.
It will be on display through Sept. 30.
Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
Call (662) 841-6438 to learn more.
Symphony celebrates 40 years
The Tupelo Symphony is getting quite the 40th birthday party.
“Kaleidoscope of Music” will be a 1940s-themed gala at the Tupelo Country Club at 7 p.m. Saturday. There will be an auction of one-of-a-kind artwork, music from the ‘40s and appearances by Bing Crosby, Judy Garland and the Andrews Sisters impersonators.
If you have vintage clothing from any era, you’re welcome to wear it, but it is not required.
Tickets are $40/person, $80/couple, and for more info, call (662) 842-8433.
Thomas’ ‘Bad Boys’ to teach classes
Rasta Thomas’ Stars of Dance featuring the Bad Boys of Dance will be in town on Sept. 23 to perform at the Tupelo High School Performing Arts Auditorium, to celebrate Tupelo Ballet’s 30th anniversary. Tickets are $25.
The next day, the dancers will lead master classes in ballet, contemporary/jazz, jazz funk/hip-hop and Stars of Dance choreography at the Tupelo Academy of Dance Arts. Intermediate and advanced classes are offered in each. The classes begin at 10 a.m.
To register for a class, call (662) 844-1928.
Theatre presents 10-minute plays
For those with a short attention span, the 2011 Ten Minute Play Festival is for you.
The festival is presented by Theatre Oxford and will include plays written by Oxonians Neil White and Dan Mattern, and Austin K. Stein Metz of Columbus.
The plays will be performed at 8 p.m. Sept. 22-23, and at 2 p.m. Sept. 25. Tickets are $10/Theatre Oxford members, $12/non-members and $8/children.
Buy tickets and get more info at theatreoxford.com.