Today in Lawrence: LUNAFEST, 'Bride of the Gorilla'

"Granny's Got Game" is one of several films that will be featured at tonight's Luna Fest at Liberty Hall.

"Granny's Got Game" is one of several films that will be featured at tonight's Luna Fest at Liberty Hall.

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Men are apes

It's your average love story: The owner of a jungle plantation marries a beautiful woman, then is transformed into a gorilla by a strange voodoo curse. At 6:30 p.m., see for yourself when the KU Natural History Museum, 1345 Jayhawk Blvd., screens "Bride of the Gorilla," starring Lon Chaney and Barbara Payton. Free to attend.

Women's studies

From 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St., the 13th Annual LUNAFEST makes its stop through Lawrence with short films by, for, and about women. Tickets are $10 general admission, $7 students, with all proceeds benefiting the Breast Cancer Fund and GaDuGi SafeCenter, Willow Domestic Violence Center, and the Kansas Coalition against Sexual and Domestic Violence.

Faking it

And at 7:30 p.m., the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, will debut two days of "Broadway's Next H!T Musical." Master improvisers gather made-up, hit-song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor and laughter. Tickets: $24 for adults, with discounts for students and seniors. More info here.

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More April 3 events

Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 6 a.m., Allen Fieldhouse, 1651 Naismith Dr.

Story Time for Preschoolers, 10-10:30 a.m., Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St.

Skillbuilders: Aging in Place, 10-11:30 a.m., Drury Place at Alvamar, 1510 St. Andrews Dr.

Fort Leavenworth Series: Decisive Battles: “Plattsburgh, 1814,” 3 p.m., Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive.

Cottin’s Hardware Farmers Market - Indoors! 4-6 p.m., Cottin’s Hardware and Rental, 1832 Massachusetts St.

The Open Tap, discussion of a selected religion topic, 5:30-7 p.m., 5 Bar and Tables, 947 Massachusetts St., free.

Baker University Community Choir Rehearsal, 6-8 p.m., McKibben Recital Hall (Owens Musical Arts Building), 408 Eighth St., Baldwin City.

Junkyard Jazz Band, 7 p.m., American Legion, 3408 W. Sixth St.

VFW Game Night, 7 p.m., VFW Post 852, 1801 Massachusetts St.

Free English as a Second Language class, 7-8 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont St.

Affordable community Spanish class, 7-8 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont St.

“All for you, Franz? From the Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand to Total War,” 7 p.m., Spencer Museum of Art Auditorium, 1301 Mississippi St.

Signs of Life Bluegrass Gospel Jam, 7-10 p.m., Signs of Life, 722 Massachusetts St.

Trivia Night, 8 p.m. The Burger Stand, 803 Massachusetts St.

Team trivia, 9 p.m., Johnny’s West, 721 Wakarusa Drive.

Thursday Night Karaoke, 9 p.m., Wayne & Larry’s Sports Bar & Grill, 933 Iowa St.

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