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Weekend Events Calendar

Genna McCabe | Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Thursday

‘Romeo and Juliet’ @ Washington Hall, 7:30 p.m.
The Actors from the London Stage present “Romeo and Juliet” this Thursday and Friday at Washington Hall. The troupe will portray the timeless story of two star-crossed lovers from feuding families in Verona but with an added challenge. Each production by the Actors is directed and performed by five individuals, all playing several major and minor roles in the play. For any unfamiliar with the play, as well as those very familiar, this is an excellent opportunity to see world-class actors perform a staple of British theater and literature. Tickets are only $12 for students and can purchased online.
 

Friday

The Antlers @ Legends, 10 p.m.
The Antlers, set to perform at Legends on Friday night, have become a well-known name on the indie music scene within the last year or so. Originally the solo project of front man Peter Silberman, he decided to round out his sound with the addition of Michael Lerner on percussion and Darby Cicci on keyboards, among other things. The result was the formation of a mellow cool sound mixing acoustic guitar, smooth vocals and steady though subtle beats. They Antlers released their first full-length album as a band, “Hospice,” in 2009, and it quickly earned a place on several “Album of the Year” lists.

Saturday

‘End of Poverty?’ @ DPAC, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.
“End of Poverty?,” released in 2009, is a thought-provoking, challenging documentary by filmmaker Philippe Diaz which dares to ask the tough questions regarding the plague of poverty which sweeps our planet. It points out the history of exploitation and colonization, which has resulted in a perpetual cycle of abuse between the richest and poorest countries in our world. It begs for an answer to the apparently unbalanced utilization of the world’s resources and the never-ending struggle of developing countries just to feed their citizens. Especially relevant in the wake of the earthquake in Haiti, this documentary is certain to challenge the preconceived notions we all have regarding poverty.

Sunday

‘Touch of Evil’ @ DPAC, 3 p.m.
Starring Charlton Heston and Orson Welles, “Touch of Evil” is the thrilling tale of a police officer (Heston) on his honeymoon, who is dragged into an investigation regarding a mysterious car explosion right along the Mexican/American border. The car, originating in Mexico, drove into the United States before exploding due to a car bomb. Heston’s character, Mike Vargas, is asked to help in the investigation but quickly comes to find that he and the local police chief (Welles) butt heads. “Touch of Evil” is both a cinematic masterpiece and an intriguing mystery that is sure to entertain. Tickets are $6 for the general public, $5 for staff, $4 for seniors and $3 for students.