Barbra Streisand, sexy burlesque and a character with an angry inch - my kind of weekend.
Jason Brock has likely settled back into "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," one of the coolest shows to get an alternative spin from the creative mind of Nick Olivero. You must get tickets to this rock 'n roll theatrical event. If not from the wonderful show, then the post show cabaret concert of Jason Brock. It plays this weekend and more information is at www.boxcartheatre.org.
It's also your last chance to catch up on Oscar nominees before Sunday's awards in which Barbra Streisand, Adele and Jennifer Hudson will perform....can this year's show be re-titled "Oscars: The Musical?" Most of the festivities start at 4pm (PST) on ABC but you can start with the pre pre pre pre show as early as 1:30pm (and I am sure other networks have their own pre-shows as well). Since there is no Worst Meanest Critic Award so it's unlikely Rex Reed will be there.
For those who don't know anything about the Academy Award nominated short films, you can catch them all at Landmark Theatres - go to www.landmarktheatres.com.
If you're way behind seeing the nominees, you van see ALL the Best Picture nominees tomorrow for $60 at AMC Theatres or five movies for $40. They will try to get you to join their Stubs Club - I had terrible problems with that club in the past and there's a fee - so if you go, just go for the movies and skip the club. Call theatre to see if there is in/out privileges. Check it out at www.amctheatres.com/events/best-picture-showcase.
Century Theatres is also having a marathon with four movies for $30. I wish Landmark or an smaller theatre chain was doing this as Century has really been nickel and diming its guests. Some theatres like the Century at Westfield charge more to see a movie with a normal size screen (they are calling their smaller theatres screening rooms). And after you take a bank loan out for popcorn and a soda there are NO free refills. But at least the marathon has a deal and even a discount on snacks. Go to www.cinemark.com/cinemark-oscar-marathon.
Back to live theatre...Diabla Productions is putting on what looks like another fun filled, sexy show: "Celebrities & Idols: A Burlesque Variety Show." Playing tonight at Rooster's in Alameda, the show features celebrity look-a-likes performing as Marilyn Monroe, Cleopatra, David Bowie, Madonna and Gidget. It's sexy so it's definitely 21 and up. Doors open at 7:30pm and tickets are $8. Get information at www.diablaproductions.com.