Events for Thursday, December 27, 2012 through Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Here's what's going on this week:
Thursday, December 27

  • Jeff Slutsky will be at Boulder Coffee on Park tonight from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. [source: Boulder Coffee calendar, 2012-Dec-24]
  • Tonight through Saturday at 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the MuCCC, Shakeco presents Tales from Shakespeare for Young Audiences. [source: MuCCC website, 2012-Dec-24]
  • The Dryden will screen Oliver Twist (David Lean, UK 1948, 105 min.) tonight at 8 p.m.

    Fleeing from the clutches of a cruel orphanage to the brutal streets of London, young Oliver finds himself amidst a criminal underworld of pickpockets and thieves. Exploring familiar Dickens territory regarding guilt and the unpredictable circularity of life, this dark tale of childhood naïveté is loyal to the emotional rollercoaster that Dickens intended. David Lean's second Dickens adaptation stars Alec Guinness as Fagin and John Howard Davies as the eponymous Oliver.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Dec-24]

  • Over at the Bug Jar starting around 8:30 p.m. is The Michael Vadala Trio, People With Teeth, and Cammy Enaharo. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Dec-24]
  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que will host wicked fun, saxophone-driven, percussive groove-rock band The BuddhaHood tonight starting around 10 p.m. [source: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que website, 2012-Dec-24]

Friday, December 28

  • Tonight at 8 p.m., the Dryden will screen Spaceballs (Mel Brooks, US 1987, 96 min.)

    One of Brooks's most quotable films, this Star Wars send-up takes on the mega-franchise, American politics, and Hollywood itself. Luke Skywalker, excuse me, Lone Starr must do battle with the evil President Skroob (Brooks) and Dark Helmet for the hand of Druish Princess Vespa and the air over planet Druidia. With the help of a diminutive merchandises chilling mystic named Yogurt (also Brooks), a half-man/half-dog co-pilot, and a purity defending droid, can Lone Starr and his band of weirdos save the day?

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Dec-24]

  • Updated: Acanthus (337 East Ave.) will host fantastic, subdued "gypsy folk" from The Pickpockets, and Black Bandit and The Stickups starting around 10 p.m. tonight. [source: Facebook, 2012-Dec-28]

Saturday, December 29

  • The Dryden will screen Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (Robert Zemeckis, US 1988, 104 min.) tonight at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m.

    The year is 1947 and A-list cartoon actor Roger Rabbit has been framed for murder. His boss killed, his wife blackmailed, and the future of his beloved "Toontown" in jeopardy, Roger and detective Eddie Valiant pursue the truth in this comic noir-tinged mystery that reignited interest in animation at a time when it was dwindling. Robert Zemeckis's highly creative live action/animation hybrid film was the first of its kind to win four Academy Awards.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Dec-24]

  • Updated: Tonight starting around 9 p.m. at Skylark, The Pickpockets will perform their Tape Release Show along with Roger Kuhn. [source: Facebook, 2012-Dec-28]

Sunday, December 30

  • The Absolutes, effortlessly tight, fast, hard-pop-rock from Routine Involvements, The Ginger Faye Bakers, and Anchorage Nebraska will perform tonight at the Bug Jar starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Dec-24]

Monday, December 31

  • Tonight at 7 p.m. at the MuCCC, Shakeco Radio Theater presents The Land that Time Forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs. [source: MuCCC website, 2012-Dec-24]
  • The Dryden will screen a Double Feature of To Catch a Thief (Alfred Hitchcock, US 1955, 106 min.) and Desire (Frank Borzage, US 1936, 89 min.) starting early at 7 p.m. (they're also doing this as a dinner-and-movie, so check the website.)

    Stolen jewels, stolen kisses … New Year's Eve is a night for romance and excitement, and the Dryden Theatre offers up a double-shot of both on the last night of the year. First, reformed burglar Cary Grant is under suspicion on the French Riviera, and distracted by the lovely Grace Kelly. Then, confirmed burglar Marlene Dietrich is on the run from the French police and distracted by the dashing Gary Cooper. These romantic, comedic thrillers endure as examples of why old acquaintances should never be forgotten.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Dec-24]

  • Tonight at the Bug Jar starting around 9 p.m. is New Years Eve with Seth Faergolzia and the 23 Psaegz, Dream Girls, Dumb Angel, Hieronymus Bogs, and Seth's a special Best of Dufus set. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Dec-24]
  • The BuddhaHood and Subsoil will perform tonight at the Lovin' Cup starting around 9 p.m. [source: Lovin' Cup website, 2012-Dec-24]

Tuesday, January 1

  • Just prior to closing for 2 months of renovations, the Dryden will present Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, Guiseppe Tornatore, Italy 1988, 155 min., Italian w/subtitles) tonight at 8 p.m.

    If you've ever told anyone you're a film buff then you've probably heard two things: "then you've been to the Dryden" and "you have to see Cinema Paradiso." … Giuseppe Tornatore's classic tells the story of Salvatore, a young man growing up in a provincial Sicilian village who seeks refuge at the Cinema Paradiso, working in the booth and finding a mentor in the theater's projectionist, Alfredo.

    [source: Dryden website, 2012-Dec-24]

Wednesday, January 2

  • Tonight at the Bug Jar starting around 9 p.m. is California Cousins, Hideout, and Ahura Mazda. [source: Bug Jar calendar, 2012-Dec-24]


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