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Observer Scene | Thursday, November 6, 2008

Thurs: SUB Movies presents “Tropic Thunder” in 101 DeBartolo at 10 p.m.

Craving something politically incorrect, controversial, debaucherous, and just downright good, side-splitting fun? Then the summer blockbuster “Tropic Thunder” is the film for you.

Washed up action star, Tugg Speedman (Ben Stiller), fresh off a failed foray into the mentally handicapped world of “Simple Jack,” teams up with the award-winning Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey, Jr.), the coke-addicted, fart-movie star Jeff Portnoy (Jack Black) and bawdy rapper Alpa Chino (Brandon T. Jackson) to make the most expensive war film every made. When the film quickly falls behind schedule, director Damien Cockburn (Steve Coogan) decides to take drastic measures, rigging the jungle with cameras and dropping his actors off to film, and fend for themselves. Things heat up when a heroin-cartel discovers the misfits and don’t realize it’s all an act. This one is not to be missed. Admission is $3. (There are also showings on Friday 8 p.m. and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.)

Sat: Aziz Ansari at Legends, midnight

Los Angeles based award-winning comedian and up-and-coming star Aziz Ansari will be bringing his stand-up routine to Legends Saturday night. The NYU graduate starred on the MTV sketch comedy series “Human Giant” and has appeared on the hit HBO show “Flight of the Conchords” as well as Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend.”

According to Ansari’s website, he currently has a part in Judd Apatow’s new movie “Funny People” which will star Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen. Ansari is traveling with the star of the show “Cavemen,” Nick Kroll. If you’re looking for some laughs after the game, stop by Legends for this free show (with a student ID).

Fri: Howie Day at Legends, 10 p.m.

You’ve undoubtedly heard Howie Day’s music. It’s been featured on such shows as “Scrubs,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “ER,” “Bones,” “Cold Case,” “One Tree Hill” and “Lost.” The singer-songwriter’s music has been compared to the likes of Dave Matthews and John Mayer and his hit single “Collide,” off the album “Stop All the World Now,” broke into the Top 10 of the US Adult Top 40 charts in 2004. Rumor has it that the Maine native has a third album in production and a single “Everyone Loves To Love a Lie” was released on Day’s Myspace page in February.

Day brings his solo act to Legends Friday along with Internet sensation Nick Zuber. The show is free with a student ID.

Sun: Third Day at the Morris Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.

Since they formed in the early 1990s, the Christian Rock and Worship group Third Day has sold more than six million albums. Their 2000 record “Offerings: A Worship Album” went platinum and six other records have gone gold. The Grammy-award winning band dropped their 11th studio album “Revelations” over the summer with the help of new producer Howard Benson (Daughtry, Hoobastank) and it has become one of the highest selling Christian Alternative albums on the market.

If you’re looking for an added kick to your Sunday worship, check out Third Day. Tickets for the show range from $23.50 – $33.50 and can be purchased at the Morris Box Office or by calling 235-9190.