As the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy looms, two theater chains will present Oliver Stone’s JFK. Both Cinemark and Regal plan to show it in select theaters at 2 p.m. today and 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Regal’s Crocker Park location and Cinemark’s in Valley View are among the venues; see www.cinemark.com and www.regmovies.com for a full list.
The title aside, the film focuses not on the late president but an investigation into his death; Kevin Costner stars as Jim Garrison, the New Orleans prosecutor convinced of a conspiracy. While Stone was widely criticized for taking historical liberties, he said the movie was “counter-fiction to the Warren Commission’s fiction.”
Nominated for eight Oscars, including best picture, it won for editing and cinematography. The film is also on DVD and Blu-ray, including in a director’s cut that runs almost 3½ hours. According to the theaters’ websites, Cinemark has scheduled the original theatrical version, which runs a little over three hours, while Regal is showing the director’s cut.
Make a centerpiece
Dress up your Thanksgiving table by making a floral centerpiece from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls.
Instructor Tami Custer will lead participants through the creation of an arrangement adorned with candles. Supplies are provided.
Cost is $25 for Cuyahoga Falls residents and $27 for others. To register, call 330-971-8425 or 330-971-8225.
Beech Creek open house
Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve is offering an early taste of Christmas at its open house next weekend.
The event is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and next Sunday and includes a miniature train display, a Wreath Workshop for adults and an Elf Workshop where kids can make gifts. The drop-in workshops are from noon to 4 p.m. both days. Cost is $14 to make a wreath and $3 to $5 for a child to make a gift.
The Nature Store will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Beech Creek is at 11929 Beech St. N.E. in Stark County’s Washington Township. For information, call 330-829-7050 or visit www.bcbgarden.org.
Pink in Cleveland
Pop superstar Pink (excuse us, we mean “P!NK”) will bring her latest acrobatic stage show dubbed “The Truth About Love” to Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday, promoting her most recent platinum-selling album of the same name. The Kin will open.