5 things to do this week
Fed up with the family? Here's some options to get out of the house and on the town before and after the holiday.
Sunday movies: Film Church @ Liberty Hall
Liberty Hall will be screening the Oscar-winning 1957 war epic "The Bridge on the River Kwai," "widely considered to be one of the greatest films" (Wikipedia quote there, but it's true). Doors are at 11 a.m. and $6 gets you a ticket for the film; for more, there's brunch and bloody marys from 715 restaurant. Check out Scenestealers for more info.
Come out Christmas Eve for soul-music DJing and dancing, starting at 10 p.m. in the basement, and you may even see Father Christmas getting a groove on.
Tuesday movies: New Christmas releases If you're looking for something to do with the family (or just to get away from them) after unwrapping presents, why not check out a flick? Christmas is usually one of the biggest movie-going days of the year, and set to be released on Tuesday are director Quentin Tarantino's violent latest, "Django Unchained," and the sure-to-be-epic "Les Miserables," starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway. SouthWind 12 will be showing both of them along with other recent releases. Liberty Hall will be open on Christmas, too, but with just one option: "Anna Karenina." So many period pieces to see, so little time.
The Lawrence/KC band Be/Non is playing again with its original lineup after a hiatus that began in the late 1990s. Their music has evolved over those years, but is mainly experimental, noisy, indie rock. They've played with the Flaming Lips' Steven Drozd, which gains them lots of cool points, at least in my book.
If you want to wrap up your holiday time with some seriously devilish music, this is the choice for you. As the event listing reads, "Krampus is a goat-horned, pointy-eared mythical demon of late 19th century Alpine folklore. An ominous Christmastime specter of black, wiry fur, cloven hoof, and talon foot, Krampus roams the street, slithering his long, piercing tongue of admonition at all the naughty children." I think he basically beats up Santa.
Assuming that all floats your boat, Melting Point of Bronze, Iron Guts Kelly, Loadblower and Sister Rat will all play, starting at 8 p.m. It's free and 18+.