The South Broadway Cultural Center’s “Night of the Arts” on Thursday, May 7, kicks off with a public reception from 6 to 8pm for the opening of the center’s new group exhibition Vantage Points. Laurie Egbert, Kelly Eckel, LaVerne Harper and Ali Baudoin are the featured artists. Starting at 8pm in SBCC’s John Lewis Theatre, there will be a screening of Karen Hipscher’s experimental short film “Can’t Get Through This.” The Albuquerque-based “image maker” uses her camera to study windows, doors and other “intersections of space between interior and exterior.” Following the dive-minute short, SBCC will show director Tim Burton’s biographical 2014 film Big Eyes. The film profiles American artist Margaret Keane (Amy Adams), whose paintings of big-eyed children became a sensation in the 1950s and ’60s. Adams won a Best Actress Golden Globe for her work. Admission to any of these “Night of the Arts” events is free. The South Broadway Cultural Center is located at 1025 Broadway SE.
This Saturday, May 9, the historic KiMo Theatre offers up a King Kong-sized marathon of ... well, King Kong. Starting at 2pm, audiences will be treated to a trio of monster hits. First up is the 1933 version of King Kong starring Fay Wray and Robert Armstrong. That’s followed at 4pm by the 1976 remake of King Kong starring Jessica Lange and Jeff Bridges. The evening closes out at 6:30pm with the 2005 remake of King Kong starring Naomi Watts and Adrien Brody. Individual tickets are $8 general admission or $6 students/seniors. If you want to watch all three films (and why wouldn’t you, that’s kinda the point?), passes are $21 general admission and $15 students/seniors. You can purchase tickets in advance, if you like, at kimotickets.com. The KiMo Theatre is located at 423 Central NW.
Live long and prosper
The organizers of this year’s Bubonicon science fiction convention are sponsoring a special tribute to late, great actor Leonard Nimoy, This Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9, there will be a screening of the 1986 hit Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. It will take place at Guild Cinema (3405 Central NE) starting at 10:30pm. Ticketholders will have a chance to win cool door prizes courtesy of Lobo Anime & Comics, and local artist Jon Sanchez (“Jonito”) has produced a limited-edition Star Trek IV poster that will be on sale in the theater’s lobby. Admission is $8, and a portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit the Albuquerque Library Foundation.
Just to remind you, this Sunday is Mother’s Day. If you’re looking for something to do with your mom, Albuquerque’s premier drag troupe has a campy suggestion. The ever-fashionable ladies of The Dolls will be MCing a special Mother’s Day Joan Crawford Double Feature at Guild Cinema. First up is, of course, the 1981 biopic Mommie Dearest starring Faye Dunaway. Then it’s right into Crawford herself in the 1962 psychodrama What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? The double feature plays at 2:45pm and again at 8pm—perfect for after-brunch or after-dinner viewing. For more info, go to guildcinema.com.