Posts Tagged ‘shows’

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 4 The Aardvark takes a break from local bands to host the Pretty Things Peepshow tonight. This burlesque and sideshow includes live music, whip cracking, contortionism, sword swallowing, walking on broken glass, and other...


Dinner for Schmucks: American Idiot

Steve Carell has some nice gags at this meal.
KRISTIAN LIN
Maybe the best part of Dinner for Schmucks is the opening credit sequence. It shows the construction of an elaborate diorama, depicting a daytime scene in a park populated by stuffed mice that have been dressed in tiny costumes...



I Can See Cleary Now: Ramona and Beezus

A brave pest finally gets her movie, and it does some good things.
KRISTIAN LIN
The shadow of America’s recession hangs heavily over Ramona and Beezus. Wow, that’s a portentous opening sentence. It’s true, though — the very first film adaptation of Beverly Cleary’s beloved kids’ books shows the...


Gallery

Cecil Touchon
Gallery
Cecil Touchon’s show at William Campbell is fired by the idea that new styles and trends have swept the art world so fast that we haven’t been able to keep up.



La Llorona Haunts Amphibian

Taco Hell: Culebro’s new dramedy is stuft with cultural dissonance.
JIMMY FOWLER
One of the things that inspired Kathleen Anderson Culebro to write La Llorona, her supernatural-tinged drama currently being staged by Amphibian Productions, was the attempt by Taco Bell to open a series of fast-food restaurant...


More FW at SXSW

Hearsay
As first reported on Blotch (Feb. 19, 2010), Arlington pianistic singer-songwriter Jessie Frye and Fort Worth’s rowdy, skuzzy, light-hearted hard-rock act Complete join Telegraph Canyon and Best Fwends (an electronic-punk...



Domestic Conflict

KRISTIAN LIN
When I was a boy, I visited relatives in South America and noticed that all my uncles and aunts seemed to employ maids. I thought it was strange. My relatives weren’t noticeably wealthier than my parents, and yet neither ...


JJ’s R.I.P.

Hearsay
As first reported on Blotch by longtime staff writer Eric Griffey (Sun., Jan. 3, 2010), the lovable J&J’s Blues Bar is closing its doors after 20-plus years. Owner Jim Schussler refused to discuss details with the Wee...



Fort Worthless

Hearsay
Sigh. Once again, Fort Worth isn’t part of the North Texas music conversation, and, naturally, my boxers are in a wad. A while back, I bitched about the Red Dirt Roundup, an annual Stockyards festival that features countr...


Stylin’

KRISTIAN LIN
Chris Rock explains the premise of Good Hair right at the beginning. While photographs of his two young daughters fill the screen, he says, “Even though I tell them that they’re beautiful every single day, it just i...