A&E priorities for the week include doubling ‘Back to the Future,’ more

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“Back to the Future”

No, “Jaws 19” isn’t in theaters. And we aren’t flying around on hoverboards. But the future date depicted in the “Back to the Future” films has arrived and there are plenty of opportunities to re-experience the 1980s flicks. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will be filling in Alan Silvestri’s soundtrack music for a screening of the first film at Hilbert Circle Theatre. Meanwhile, the Indianapolis Museum of Art will offer outdoor showings of parts one and two (bring a picnic)

Hilbert Circle Theatre, Indianapolis Museum of Art  Oct. 21 Details here and here

 “April 4, 1968”

IRT playwright-in-residence James Still crafts a play exploring how an Indianapolis family responds to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Robert Kennedy speech that was inspired by the tragedy. It’s a rare world premiere for the Indiana Repertory Theatre.

Indiana Repertory Theatre Oct. 20-Nov. 15  Details

“The Nether”

Jennifer Haley’s intense drama wrestles with the moral complexity of virtual life. Should an online fantasy world be free from judgment and consequence? Prepare to be uncomfortable and to have some intense conversation on the way home.

Phoenix Theatre Oct. 22-Nov. 22  Details

Also this week

Banjo artists Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn play the Palladium Oct. 23

Kenny Rogers joins with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Oct. 23-24 at Hilbert Circle Theatre.

“Rock to Read,” Oct. 20 at the Murat, features Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt.

The Indianapolis Museum of Art presents more than 10 words by woodblock printmaker—and former Brown County artist—Gustave Baumann Oct. 25-Feb. 14

Brent Marty returns in the one-man comedy “Miss Gulch Returns,” Oct. 23-Nov. 8 at Theatre on the Square.

Broad Ripple’s annual Zombie Walk, Oct. 24, brings out the undead for a stroll leading to the Zombie Prom at Kilroy’s Tent.

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