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Briefs: Encores of two “RiffTrax Live” shows; record year for pet adoptions; Huntington Habitat needs volunteers

Friday, January 11, 2013 - 12:01 am

RiffTrax shows at Coldwater Crossing

The stars of RiffTrax — best known for their groundbreaking hit show “Mystery Science Theater 3000” — will present encores of two episodes of the “RiffTrax Live” cinema series Jan. 24 and Jan. 31 locally.

“The Best of RiffTrax Live: 'Manos' The Hands of Fate” will air at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at Coldwater Crossing, 211 W. Washington Center Road.

“The Best of RiffTrax Live: Plan 9 from Outer Space” will air at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at Coldwater Crossing.

Comedians Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett will give wisecracking commentary on these gold standards of bad movies.

Tickets are available now at Coldwater Crossing and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The events will be broadcast to nearly 300 select movie theaters across the country through NCM's exclusive Digital Broadcast Network.

Record pet adoptions

The Allen County SPCA announced in a news release that the organization placed 819 pets in homes during 2012, an increase of 348 pets from 2011.

“This success is a result of the great partnerships we have in place, and we are particularly grateful to the national ASPCA for a grant we received to cover the cost of transferring felines from area open-admission shelters such as Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control,” said director Jessica Henry.

“With the ASPCA's help, we were able to bring in 105 at-risk cats, have them spayed or neutered, tested, vaccinated and prepared for adoption.”

The ACSPCA admitted a total of 839 cats and dogs, 476 of which came from surrounding shelters.

Broadway play film shown locally

NCM Fathom Events, Overnight Musicals and The Broadway League present “One Night Stand: Creating a Play in a Day,” a unique one-night event broadcast at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at Coldwater Crossing, 211 W. Washington Center Road.

The film follows some of New York's top comedic actors, writers, composers and directors as they are given 24 hours to write, cast, compose, rehearse and perform four short musicals at New York City's Gramercy Theatre.

Actors featured in the musicals include Cheyenne Jackson (“30 Rock,” “Glee”), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (“Modern Family”), Rachel Dratch (“Saturday Night Live”), Richard Kind (“Argo,” “Mad About You”), Roger Bart (“Desperate Housewives”), Mandy Gonzalez (“Wicked”), Capathia Jenkins (“Newsies,” “Chicago”), Theresa McCarthy (“Saturn Returns,” “Titanic”), Nellie McKay (“Home Sweet Mobile Home”), Marnie Schulenburg (“As the World Turns”), Tamara Tunie (“Law and Order SVU”), Alicia Witt (“Two Weeks Notice”).

Tickets are available at Coldwater Crossing and online at www.FathomEvents.com.

Volunteers needed at Habitat site

Huntington County Habitat for Humanity will hold indoor build days to work on flooring and cabinets Jan. 22-23 and Jan. 28-31 at 66 Greenhill Court. Volunteers should call Margo Crawford at 1-260-356-7425 or email mcrawford@hc habitat.org.

— News-Sentinel staff reports