‘Everything Is Connected’

Although it has been nearly a year since its theater debut, I finally found three hours to enjoy “Cloud Atlas.”

Regardless or critic or fan review, star-rating or Metacritic score, “Cloud Atlas” kept me glued to the tube for the length of its 172-minute character biopic. Don’t get me wrong, the film is by no means a biography, rather its a series of fictional stories connected by hidden-in-plain-view clues that is driven, mostly, by Tom Hanks’ numerous character portrayals. However, Hanks isn’t the only one who takes on several roles. Many other actors including: Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, Susan Sarandon, Hugh Grant and more; portray various roles as the plot unfolds.

Not only are there a slew of characters, but the film spans centuries, indicating that actions of those characters hold meaning for those who exist in the future. It’s quite the riddle, and one you’ll likely want to spend more than three hours attempting to unravel.

For more information, visit www.cloudatlas.warnerbros.com.

As per usual, here are the highlights and happenings going on in the area.

HIGHLIGHTS

Infinity’s Local Music Showcase Set For Saturday: Infinity Visual and Performing Arts will host the 10th annual Local Music Showcase, featuring a total of 43 acts at 10 area venues.

A complete schedule of events is located at www.infinityperformingarts.org. For more information, call 664-0991.

Auditions for “Shakespeare in the Farce” To Be Held Tuesday: The Spire Theater will host auditions for its production of “Shakespeare in the Farce” Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Auditionees are to come prepared to do a cold reading. For more information visit www.in-spire.us.

JCC Faculty Exhibition To Be Held Through October: The Weeks Gallery at Jamestown Community College will host an opening reception for JCC’s Faculty Exhibition 2013 from 7-9 p.m. on Friday. Attendees will join the artists for a wine and beer tasting, hors d’oeuvres and live music. The event is free and open to the public.

The exhibition, which will run through Thursday, Oct. 24, includes paintings, drawings, ceramics, digital and new media works, photography and mixed media by several members of JCC’s fine arts faculty. It will also feature a 30-year retrospective of works by William Waite.

The Weeks Gallery is located on the second floor of the Arts and Sciences Center on the Jamestown campus. Gallery hours are: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.weeksgallery.sunyjcc.edu.

Second Annual End of Days Zombie Run Set For October: Registration for the second annual End of Days Zombie Run has begun.

Wake Up Productions, Almighty Tattoo Shop, The Jamestown Cycle Shop and the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation have teamed up to bring a 3k obstacle course that gets its participants running for their lives through an apocalyptic Jamestown to area residents.

For more information or to register, visit beta.active.com/jamestown-ny/running/races/end-of-days-zombie-run-2013.

HAPPENINGS

To include an upcoming show or event in this column, email drader@post-journal.com or call 487-1111, ext. 253 by Monday.

Tonight

Blue Grass Jam: 7-10 p.m., Celoron Legion, 26 Jackson Ave. in Celoron.

Opera House Exhibition Series To Screen Edvard Munch Documentary “Munch 150”: 7:30 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9 Church St. in Fredonia.

Friday

The Untouchables: 8 p.m. to midnight, Bellini Lounge, 215 W. Lake Road (Route 394) in Mayville.

Saturday

Doc And Bill: 3-4 p.m., American Foundation for Suicide Prevention fundraiser, Bemus Point Golf Club.

Rick Magee And The Roadhouse Rockers: 6-9 p.m., Hadley House, 3328 Hadley Bay Road in Stow.

Opera House Cinema Series To Screen “RED 2”: 7:30 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9 Church St. in Fredonia.

Happy Days: 8-11 p.m., Celoron Legion, 26 Jackson Ave. in Celoron.

Ken Hardley And The Henways: 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., Peek’n Peak,1405 Olde Road in Findley Lake.

Sunday

Day Old Soup: 4-7 p.m., The Boardwalk in Mayville.

Tuesday

Opera House Cinema Series To Screen “RED 2”: 7:30 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9 Church St. in Fredonia.