Dave Carlock’s Best Bets: Jan. 25

Published 12:53 pm Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Friday,  Jan. 25

“Unnecessary Farce”

8 p.m.

South Bend Civic Theater

403 N. Main St., South Bend, Ind.

(574) 234-1112

Life is a farce, or at least it seems so, and this play shines a light on situations never found in the real world: inept cops, sexy accountants, scaredy cat security guys and a hit man in a kilt. ZANY!

Check it out: sbct.org

Saturday, Jan. 26

’80s Party!

8 p.m.

Riviera Theater

50 N. Main St., Three Rivers

(269) 278-8068

Who’s up for some dress-up fun? Best 80s look wins the contest. DJ Bobbo will be spinning 80s songs and have 80s-themed drinks.

Grab your hair crimper and pop open a can of Aqua Net or pump your Spritz Forte to make the scene.

Check it out: trriviera.com

Sunday, Jan. 27

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia Presents: “Cinderella”

3 p.m.

Morris Performing Arts Center

211 N. Michigan St., South Bend

(574) 235-9190

Hailing from a truly unpronounceable Russian city that starts with a “V,” this production showcases 65 dancers in three acts. Bring your young girls if you’d like to inspire them to start ballet — universal story, lovely theater, should be a winner for the not-too little ones. Make it a family affair.

Check it out: morriscenter.org

Tuesday, Jan. 29

MOVIE: “Let Fury Have the Hour”

Friday, Jan. 31

Riviera Theater

6 p.m.

50 N. Main St., Three Rivers

(269) 278-8068

I think I love the Riviera Theatre, and, yes, it got two recommendations this week.

This is the type of indie film I thought you could never see in this area.

An official selection of the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, check out the auto-playing trailer at the link below to see an example of the cool films the Riviera is bringing to the screen.

Check it out: bit.ly/UIf4iG

Thursday, Jan. 31

Best of Rifftrax Live:

“Plan 9 from Outer Space”

7:30 p.m.

Celebration Cinema

1468 Cinema Way, Benton Harbor

(269) 934-7469

Widely heralded as the “Worst Movie Ever Made,” “Plan 9” is the masterpiece of director Ed Wood, the subject of Tim Burton’s 1994 film.

Yes, you can see the last footage of horror actor Bela Lugosi (“Dracula”), who died before the film began. Yes, BEFORE the film began. Enjoy the horribly nonbelievable special effects.

Check it out: http://bit.ly/XqjlG0

NOTE: This link does not show the BH Celebration as a participating location, but I’ve confirmed with the cinema the feature is showing.

Send info on events you think Dave should know about to DaveCarlocksBestBets@27sounds.com.