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All the info on the Balloon Inflation event, a couple of movies to see, and two hockey games to choose from. Hmmm…25


May the odds to have a fabulous weekend be ever in your favor. Katniss Everdeen returns to the screen, a new version of an old favorite’s back on Broadway, and there are hoops to catch in Brooklyn.


The Peanuts movie is here! Plus get your cider on and see George Takei on Broadway.


Enjoy music or a film on this hump day – or get shady with some new specs!


Two movies to choose from tonight — can you guess one?? — plus, where should you eat today?


Back to the work week and Back to the Future! Plus get all your looks for the upcoming wedding season, today on Citybuzz.


Cure your Monday blues at a baseball game, outdoor movie, or theater festival!


Chang chang, changitty chang ch-bop… can you tell what we’re excited for today??


A pair of movie choices to kick off your week, plus a delicious Restaurant Week choice for you Italian food lovers out there!


Jon Stewart and some of your other fave celebs take the stage for a great cause, the Orchid Show begins, and Will Smith back on the big screen. Happy Weekend, NYC!


Happy Weekend! Head to the Chinese New Year parade, or to the movies! Plus a beer lover’s dream. Lots to do in NYC!

Weekend Edition: January 23-25, 2015

Ready for the weekend? Have some outdoor fun at Winter Jam, help Lexington Candy Shop celebrate 90 years, or head to the movies!

Weekend Edition: December 12-14, 2014

It’s the weekend! Jingleball 2014 is here, so see Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Sam Smith, Ariana Grande and more of music’s hottest stars! JT also here this weekend, plus a new Christian Bale flick.

Catch an art-house flick at the Texas Theatre

The Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff is most infamously known as the place Lee Harvey Oswald was caught by police after (allegedly) shooting President John F. Kennedy. Over the years the theater has been neglected, demolition threatened, and, finally, saved by both the Oak Cliff and the film community. The Texas Theatre is now one of the only places in DFW to catch a real independent, art-house film. If obscure films, documentaries, old restored movies or just a really awful B horror movie is your cup of tea, the Texas Theatre is your kind of place. They also have bar for enjoying cocktails during the movies, as long getting up to visit the facilities in the middle of a movie doesn’t bother you.

2. Star Studded TriBeCa Film Festival April 21-30

Picture 18Tribeca Film Festival invades lower Manhattan once a year and it’s always a star studded, must-see red carpet event, after all it was created by Robert DeNiro. One of the most important and popular independent film festivals, this year the parties and controversy have started early.

Shrek Forever After will open the festival, and other films like My Trip to Al Qaeda, Last Play at Shea, and Edward Burns’ Nice Guy Johnny are sure to bring out the stars. One film, though, that is getting a lot of publicity, protests and defense (even a write up in the New York Times) is the transgender comedy Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives. With titles like these, this year’s Tribeca Film Festival will not disappoint.

4. 7 Premieres, 7 Parties at Gen Art Film Fest April 7-13

Picture 23April is the month for film festivals in New York and Gen Art is a great place for cool, cutting edge people and films. Now in its 15th year, the Gen Art Film Festival is a week-long festival showcasing 14 films (7 shorts, 7 features) from some of North America’s most talented emerging filmmakers. In the past it has introduced cutting edge filmmakers like Alan Cumming, Cary Fukunaga and the late Adrienne Shelly. A unique feature of this festival is that regular people can get tickets to the highly coveted and star studded after-parties.

3. Movies & Music at CIMMfest March 4-7

Picture 9Movies and music go hand in hand and the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival celebrates the partnership. Created by filmmakers and musicians, the CIMMfest (as it’s affectionately known) showcases cutting edge films, videos, exhibitions and concerts from all over the globe. It was a huge hit in its inaugural year last year, world premiering Camera War, Richard Bellia’s first US show and much more. This year, it’s destined to have even bigger special guests and better music and movies

Spice Up Date Night at Fernbank’s Martinis & IMAX

salsa-nightA trip to the museum has always seemed to be a silent, introspective experience a.k.a. not a hangout spot. The Fernbank Museum has found a way to spice it up with the Martinis and IMAX Friday night movie series where guests sip on delicious cocktails, dance to live music and nibble on delectable bits all beneath the remnants of the dinosaur dynasty.

Martinis and IMAX, presented by Turner, features films such as The Greatest Places, Wild Ocean and Van Gogh’s Brush with the Ocean. This is not your average dinner and a movie; the screen is the world’s largest film format at 5 stories high and 75 feet wide. Why not opt a cocktail for a soda? Cocktail favorites include the Frost Bite Martini, Kentucky Cider and the IMAX original. And boring popcorn is replaced by restaurant worthy menu selections including specialty pizzas,  assorted appetizers and desserts.

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Not Your Average Movie Night at E Street Cinema

Picture 5In the mood to a catch a flick without the dreaded lines and overpriced popcorn?  Take a trip to the Landmark E Street Cinema and get ready for a killer movie night.  Although the prices are comparable to most blockbuster theatres, E Street will definitely give you more bang for your buck.  As one of the few independent theatres still up and running in the city, E Street Cinema showcases a great line-up of indie films with a passionate and knowledgeable staff that adds to the eclectic atmosphere.

For a little nostalgia, make the trip downtown and be sure to grab a ticket to a Midnight Madness showing.  The theatre shows classic 80s cult films every Friday and Saturday nights at midnight like The Rocky Horror Pictured Show, The Neverending Story, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, and Back to the Future.  The fun doesn’t stop at the film though, E Street serves beer, wine and champagne – so grab a glass of bubbly and get ready for a not-so-average movie night.

Insider Tip: The theatre validates parking for those drivers looking to avoid hefty downtown garage fees.  E Street is also easily accessible by the Metro Center and Gallery Place metro stations if you’re one to take advantage of the bonus beverages!

1. Attend the Golden Globes 1/17/10

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The Golden Globes Award Show is one of the events that gives LA its glamorous image and makes the world envious that they aren’t on the red carpet. Well, every award show needs an audience and that means every year Golden Globes tickets go on sale.
There are two ways to see the show, by buying tickets online or grabbing a bleacher seat. Golden Globes ticket purchasing requires a good amount of research and possibly a few scams or two, so the bleacher seat is a safer bet. The Golden Globes are held at the Bevery Hills Hilton Hotel, so of course they offer a package for a weekend stay at the luxurious hotel complete with front row seats to the red carpet. Tickets are limited, meaning one most buy them early and be willing to pay the price. But, we’re sure every penny is worth it to see- and possibly talk to- the most beautiful and famous people in the world.

5. Go Glam Hollywood at Film Noir Festival 1/22-1/31/10

The Eighth Annual Film Noir Festival proudly changes the City by the BPicture 5ay to Noir City. Held at the majestic Castro Theatre for ten days in January, the festival will be showing noir style films in this year’s theme of “Lust and Larceny.”

So grab a fedora hat and look around the corner cautiously as you enjoy the black and white crime dramas of the 40s and 50s.

Buzzworthy Films at The Angelika

Looking for something entertaining and low-key with a side of wine? Check out the Angelika Film Center at Mockingbird Station. Whether you’re trying to impress a date or a client, this place has it all.


One of the most stylish and beloved theaters in Dallas (voted Best Movie Theater by the Dallas Observer), the Angelika combines old world charm with new world hip and features some very under-the-radar Oscar-worthy films. During the spring this place packs a hearty crowd of celebrities and movie critics for the annual USA Film Festival; however, look over your shoulder on any given day and you’d be surprised who might be sitting behind you.

Majestically overlooking the whole of Mockingbird Station, the Angelika is easily accessible by car, cab, or train and provides an abundance of shops, like Movida Boutique, and restaurants, such as a local Dallas favorite Trinity Hall.  But don’t overlook the Angelika Cafe where you can order standard movie fare such as popcorn and a soda, or get into the mood with wine and chocolate.