It's all over but the shouting.
A.D. The Bible Continues gets an extra special party for its DVD release Sunday at the House of Blues, 2200 N. Lamar St.
The well-received series, from producers Mark Burnett (Survivor) and wife Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel), gets its Blu-ray release on Tuesday, Nov. 3. If there's a better way to celebrate than Kirk Franklin's gospel brunch, I don't know it.
The brunch features an all-you-can-eat buffet and live music. This edition's entertainment features Dameron Growe and Movement. Tickets are $40. Event starts at 11:30 a.m.
Well, isn't that just too easy: Take one costume-friendly holiday, add folks who love to dress up and presto, chango -- Halloween becomes Halloween at the Museum: Star Wars Day. Don't let the cumbersome name stop you; where else are you going to build your own R2-D2 and experience Han Solo's carbonite prison? You also will get a chance to hang out with "Vader's Fist," or the 501st Legion, which is known for its Star Wars Imperial cosplay prowess. (What you might not know is that the volunteer organization makes appearances all over, spreading as much cheer as Stormtroopers can.) They won't be alone: Members of fan club USS Joshua will represent all sorts of sci-fi fandom, including Star Trek, Stargate, Battlestar Galactica and other favorites. So, put on your finest Jedi robe and get there. Use the Force if you have to.
Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave., Dallas. Free for those in costume, regular admission for others ($10 for adults, $8 for those 65 and older, $7 for ages 3- 17, free for kids 2 and younger). 214-350-3600. flightmuseum.com/halloween-2015.
REEL ADVENTURES Put on your robe and grab your wand so you can register with the Ministry of Magic as Reel Adventures returns on Oct. 30 to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St., Fort Worth. Explore departments such as Mystical Creatures, Magical Crafts and Enchanted Writing Mysteries starting at 6 p.m. There will be stations that allow hopeful magicians to conjure an image with chemicals; identify skeletal anatomy; and match impressions using the friction ridges of various characters. After the activities, watch Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009, PG, 153 mins.) in the Omni Theater, an Imax Dome. $10-$14. 817-255-9300. fwmsh.org/reel-adventures.
STEPHEN KING THRILLER WEEK The movie marathon culminates in a 35th anniversary showing of The Shining (1980, R, 146 mins.) on Oct. 31 at 5:30 p.m. on SundanceTV. sundance.tv.
SHORTCUTS The event, which features notable short films, returns on Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. at Alamo Drafthouse, 100 S. Central Expressway, Richardson. Watch and talk about 10 films with commentary from Dallas Morning News culture critic Chris Vognar and Asbury Shorts USA director Doug LeClaire. Films include Pan Handler Party (5 mins.) and the video for Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" (5 mins.). $69, includes cocktail reception from 5 to 6. prekindle.com/shortcutsfilmfest.
FIRST TUESDAY SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM FESTIVAL The monthly fest will show Citizenfour (2014, R, 114 mins.) on Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff, 3839 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas. Discussion follows the movie, which follows director Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald's meetings with Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor who leaked documents about government surveillance programs. Free. firsttuesdayfilms.org.
GOODFELLAS 25TH ANNIVERSARY Celebrate the movie that unwittingly helped to typecast an entire generation of actors when a new 4K restoration of GoodFellas (1990, R, 146 mins.) is shown on Nov. 6 at 9:15 p.m. and Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas. Scorsese's GoodFellas, a 30-minute documentary that also can be found on the new Blu-ray, will be screened each night before the movie. $10. thetexastheatre.com.
DVD LOOKOUT Week of Oct. 26 -- Pixels was made for repeated viewing, if only to pick out beloved characters from video games. Other releases include: The 100: The Complete Second Season; Barbie & Her Sisters in the Great Puppy Adventure; Downton Abbey: Seasons 1-5; Hart of Dixie: The Complete Fourth and Final Season; The Gift; The Human Centipede 3; Lupin the 3rd vs. Detective Conan: Movie and The Special; and Southpaw.
DVD LOOKOUT Week of Nov. 2 -- Don't let them steal your Joy is the lesson here. Inside Out should be required viewing for anyone who deals with emotions; its depiction of depression is so good, it's uplifting. After learning all about emotions, get them torn asunder while watching the new Steelbook Blu-ray releases of Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season and Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season. Other releases include: A.D. The Bible Continues; Californication: The Complete Series; Empire: The Complete First Season Gold Collection Blu-ray; Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas; A Lego Brickumentary; Roar; Toy Story That Time Forgot; and Vacation.