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Thursday, September 18th Poetry Open Mic

Friday, September 19th



NUVO Members Pick
Segment of Society Productions presents
Songwriter's Circle
Joe Augustin (Richmond)
Briagha McTavish (Lafayette)
Kevin Bond (Indianapolis)
Haley Jonay (Greenfield)

Friday, September 19  |  8:00p  |  free


Joe Augustin is an eclectic folk blues singer-songwriter with indie rock roots, who performs and records under the name Achilles Tenderloin.  His music is notable for its heavily textured lyrics, passionate vocals and unique guitar style.
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Briagha McTavish can't remember a time when she didn't write music.  It's just what she does.  The same thing goes for singing and playing piano and guitar.  She just loves it.

Hopefully, you love music as much as she does. And if you do, you'll get along just fine.

Whether she's writing an original song or just listening to someone else's, she like music that's real and tells a story that draws you in so far you feel like it's a part of you.  She like music that's full of life, that has a melody that soars, and is meaningful
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At five years-old Haley was putting on concerts in her living room for her family;  admission was a nickel.  Eleven years later she is playing to crowds of thousands everywhere from the Simply Music Festival to Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.  Haley Jonay has always had a love for performing.  She has an indescribable stage presence and connection with the audience.  She has been singing since she was a toddler and writing songs since her childhood.  Haley Jonay taught herself to play piano when she was nine, and guitar at age eleven.  Haley Jonay leaves an everlasting impression on all who listen to her music.

"...a really beautiful voice" - Platinum-Selling, Singer/Songwriter Ed Sheeran
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Next Songwriter's Circle - Friday, October 24

Saturday, September 20th



Transylvanian Lip Treatment presents
Midnight Picture Show
USA 1975 | digital | Dir: Jim Sharman | 100min | R


Saturday, September 20  |  Midnight  |  $6
17+ unless accompanying parent or adult guardian

This campy cult classic (which unfortunately, we can't name here, but you can watch the trailer over there) is the most popular midnight movie of all time.  A corn-fed all-American couple stumbles onto a creepy castle one night when their car breaks down, entering a world they never dreamed existed. The castle turns out to be inhabited by a collection of kinky Transylvanian freaks led by a mad bisexual transvestite.  The film gained notoriety as the most successful midnight movie ever, in which hundreds of cult fans show up in costume and act out scenes from the movie.

You are not allowed to bring your own props.  Prop kits are available at the show.  Prop kits include rice (during the wedding scene at the very beginning, throw yours in celebration), a newspaper (during the rain scene, keep dry), noise maker (during the creation speech, celebrate and MAKE SOME NOISE), toilet paper (when the doctor breaks through the lab wall, hurl your "scotts" tissue), and toast (make your toast during the birthday dinner...toss it), will be available at the show for $4.  YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO COME IN COSTUME.

Doors open at 11:00pm.  Virgin sacrifice before the show.  The movie begins at Midnight.
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Next Midnight Picture Show - Saturday, October 25

Monday, Setember 22nd Acoustic Ascent Open Mic

Wednesday, September 24th Fresh Wednesday Market

Wednesday, September 24th



Humble Beast Records presents
The Crimson Cord Tour
Propabanda
JGivens
+ Support (TBA)
DJ Efechto

Wednesday, September 24  |  8:00p  |  $10 / $15 (dos)

Dynamic, soulful, experimental, and clever, all focused on the heart of a person.  With an uncompromising message intertwined with hot rhythms and beats, Los Angeles based, Propabanda, lyrically puts together potent relevant music that reaches across the spectrum of youth and pop culture.  Bringing with him years of classroom teaching and community service experience, he is eloquently bold in the message of each song and never shies away from a strong poetic element in his music.  His Subject matter ranges from staying accountable God as well as standing up boldly for one's faith both in word and in one's life.  Not to mention aggressive battle rap and political awareness opening up for and performing with such groups as De La Soul, The Visionaries, Lightheaded, Ahmad & 4th Avenue Jones, LA Symphony and touring with none other than the Blastmaster KRS ONE, Propaganda is no stranger to live shows.  Music lovers all over the country proclaim, after a Propaganda show, "He Sounds like no one else out there.  Nobody performs like him!  His sound and style is completely his own!"  Not to mention being highly respected in the LA underground scene, a familiar face in places like A Mic and Dim lights and the Famous collective called Foundation, he is also one of the main topics of chat rooms on many Hip-Hop related sites.  "Props" has gained a national and international following which landed him in London, Cameroon television and radio and Nigeria to name a few.  After years of training being the youngest member of the Los Angeles based mega crew The Tunnel Rats, he now boasts full-length albums, two feature films, countless cameo appearances and a chance to write with and perform with Krs One.  From aggressive Battle raps over Norma Jean, Face to Face and Static Lullaby guitar licks, to smooth introspective soul rhythms, to the head nodding beats and rhymes California is known for, Propaganda is the total package.  Do not let His name fool you.  He is not simply Gossip and rumors. He is the truth.  Come and see.
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Jeremiah “JGivens” Givens was born in Los Angeles.  During the early 1990s Los Angeles experienced an all time peak of gang violence and drugs;  to avoid this, at the age of five is mother relocated to “Sin City” Las Vegas.  Although Las Vegas proved to have much less gang violence, sex, drug, and perversion were still inescapable for youth there.  JGivens was raised in a single-parent Christian family and was taught from the Bible at a young age by his mother.  From elementary school, Givens would live to aspire to be a mechanical engineer specializing in rollercoaster and ride design.  By the end of high school, Givens was a youth leader and minister at his church, graduated with honors at the top of his class, led a prolific youth ministry and community service outlet, played in the city Honors Orchestra, was admitted to the University of Southern California – Viterbi School of Engineering, and would be expelled from school his senior year for drug possession and sent to opportunity correctional school—not quite the perfect all-American picture, but where sin abounded, grace abounds moreover.  In lieu, Givens would soon continue on to the University of Southern California where he continued to be heavily involved in academics and community, yet continued to recreationally use and sell drugs, party, and practice sexual immorality.  But God never ceased to speak to Givens even in his complacent lifestyle of sin.  In his fourth year at the University, Givens began to fully surrender to Christ in his actions and lifestyle, and began to shed the secret sins that he was indulging in.  A fast would change the complete spectrum of Givens’ future. During a time of fasting God revealed something COMPLETELY NEW to Givens’ life—the gift of lyricism.  Givens had never rapped and officially written any piece until this time period.  His friends encouraged him to get a cheap microphone and make a Mixtape, and so he did.  The response was surprisingly positive, so in his final semester of engineering school, JGivens began to compose a mixtape.  He released it in June of 2010 just post graduation and the journey in music began there.  Givens has spent his his post-graduate years persuing music and outreach in Las Vegas.
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Thursday, September 25th Poetry Open Mic

Friday, September 26th



"Maybe This Place..."
Maybe This Place Is the Same and We're Just Changing
available now
Whoosierscene presents
Real Friends
Don't Call It A Comeback
Drop The Anchor
My Sweet Fall

Friday, September 26  |  7:00p  |  $15  

One of Alternative Press' Most Anticipated Bands of 2014, Real Friends is an emo/pop punk band from the south side of Chicago.  With their "do it yourself" attitude, they rapidly became one of the biggest unsigned bands in the genre, gaining the respect of bands and fans all over the map, signing to Fearless Records in December 2013.  Real Friends continues to grow in popularity daily with their hard work, relatable lyrics, energetic music, and dedicated fan base.
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Friday, October 3rd Irvington Ghost Tours

Friday, October 3rd



part of
Irvington First Friday
the Indiana Electro-Music Group presents
Irvington First Friday

with music by:
Perfect Villain (Chicago)
Rob Funkhouse (Bloomington)
Veronica Pejril (Greencastle)

with video by:
Joe Howard

and with art by:
Kyle Schroeder
Beth Ann Broadhurst

Friday, October 3  |  7:00p to 10:00p  |  free ($5 suggested)

Perfect Villain is a Chicago based duo.   New to the scene, Perfect Villain explores experimental music with an electronic sound that has a glitch hop feel and taste.   Their music bring the listen into and out of another world. They are signed to Des Moines-based experimental record label The Centipede Farm.
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Rob Funkhouse is a composer, performer, and instrument builder living in Indianapolis.  He graduated from Indiana University, where he studied music composition under Dr. Elliott Miles McKinley and Dr. Peter Farmer.  He has been involved in a number of solo, collaborative, and recording projects ranging from small band settings to an orchestral concerto.  His current projects include electric kalimba construction, solo percussion performances, electronic music, and a violin sonata.
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Veronica Pejril received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Fine Arts from Princeton University, in Music Composition.  She studied composition and computer/electronic music techniques with Paul Lansky, Steven Mackey and Milton Babbitt, with a special compositional focus on "installation music," that fits a particular environment.  Her music has been featured at exhibits, including installations at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.  Prior to arriving at DePauw, Veronica taught music and humanities courses for the City Colleges of Chicago, directed the music program for a private K-8 school in northwest Indiana, co-directed the student-run Princeton University Jazz Ensemble, and been co-manager of the Princeton University Electronic Music Studio.
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Saturday, October 4th Irvington Ghost Tours

Wednesday, October 8th Irvington Photo Club Meeting

Wednesday, October 8th



the Indiana Electro-Music Group presents
Bob Bucko, Jr.
Surrealestate

Wednesday, October 8  |  7:00p  |  $5

Bob Bucko, Jr. has made a name for himself as one of Iowa’s most prolific avant-garde musicians, releasing dozens of EPs and albums over the last decade.  While he’s highly experimental at times — his pieces often delve into other worldly found sound collages — they’re still indebted in some ways to pop song structures, lending a sense of familiarity to otherwise heady concepts.

Bob also runs a small label, Personal Archives, which highlights some of the best of Iowa’s avant-garde, such as Nora Petran and Curt Oren, among others.
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Thursday, October 16th



By-A-Thread presents
Stray From The Path
Counterparts
Expire
My Ticket Home

Thursday, October 16  |  6:30p  |  $13 / $15 (dos)

A hardcore and metal punk band out of Long Island, Stray From The Path were formed in 2001 by Thomas Williams, John Kane, Justin Manas, Ed Edge, and Frank Correira.  The original lineup released a debut full-length, Audio Prozac, in 2003, following it with Our Oceania in 2005, after which singer Edge left the band and was replaced by Andrew Dijorio, otherwise known as Drew York.  Villains appeared in 2008, after which the lineup changed again, with Ryan Thompson replacing Correira on bass, Manas moving from drums to guitar to replace Kane, and a new drummer, Dan Bourke, coming aboard. Signing with Sumerian Records, this was the lineup that recorded and released 2009's Make Your Own History, following it with Rising Sun in 2011 and Anonymous in 2013.
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Friday, October 17th



The Obsessive Viewer presents
Shocktober in Irvington

Night of the Living Dead
USA 1968 | digital | Dir:  George A. Romero | 96min | R

+ Locally Produced Short Film
+ Costume Contest

Friday, October 17  |  6:00p  |  TBA

Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American independent zombie film directed by George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea and Karl Hardman.  It premiered on October 1, 1968, and was completed on a US$114,000 budget.  The film became a financial success, grossing $12 million domestically and $18 million internationally.  It has been a cult classic ever since. Night of the Living Dead was heavily criticized at its release owing to explicit content, but eventually garnered critical acclaim and has been selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry as a film deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant."  The film has entered the public domain due to an error by the distributor.

The story follows characters Ben (Duane Jones), Barbra (Judith O'Dea), and five others trapped in a rural farmhouse in Pennsylvania which is attacked by unnamed "living dead" monsters, drawing on earlier depictions in popular culture of zombies.  Night of the Living Dead was the basis of five subsequent Living Dead films (1978–2010) also directed by Romero, and has inspired remakes
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The Obsessive Viewer is a screen addict’s thoughts about movies/TV shows and the entertainment industry as a whole.



Saturday, October 18th



NUVO Editor's Pick
By-A-Thread presents
Wonderful World Tour
Aaron Carter
Joe Jacobs
+ Support (TBA)

Saturday, October 18  |  7:30p  |  $15 / $18 (dos) / $65 (VIP)

Aaron Carter became an international pop sensation at the age of 10 and went on to release several hit singles and multiplatinum albums as well as appear in film, television and on Broadway.  Carter recently finished a successful North American tour performing songs he made famous during the past 15 years.  He is currently recording a new album and preparing for his next tour.  Carter, now 26, began his career at the age of 7 singing lead for the band Dead End.  Two years later in 1997 he made his first solo appearance when he opened for brother Nick Carter’s band the Backstreet Boys in Berlin, Germany.  Within months Carter was signed to a record label and released his first hit single, “Crush On You,” followed by his first album, “Aaron Carter” which achieved gold status in several countries around the world.  After signing with Jive Records the following year,  Carter released his next album, “Aaron’s Party” in 2000, which was an instant success and went triple platinum selling more than 3 million copies.  “Oh Aaron” was released in 2001, which also went platinum, followed by the double platinum album “Another Earthquake” in 2002.  His collection album, “Most Requested Hits,” was released in 2003, followed by “Come Get It: The Very Best of Aaron Carter” in 2006.  One of the top pop acts of his time, Carter regularly toured around the world performing for millions of adoring fans.  His best-known singles include “I Want Candy,” “Aaron’s Party,”  “That’s How I Beat Shaq,” “Oh Aaron” and “I’m All About You.”  Carter was also the featured opening act for the world tour of Britney Spears.  In 2013 Carter kicked-off the “After Party Tour,” his first tour in eight years, which was initially scheduled for 80 shows across North America but quickly grew to more than 150 dates after strong initial ticket sales.  Carter’s television credits include “Lizzie McGuire,” “Sabrina, The Teenage Witch,” “7th Heaven,” “Family Affair” and “Figure it Out.”  Films include “Ella Enchanted,” “Fat Albert,” “PopStar” and “Supercross.”  He has performed on soundtracks for motion pictures such as “The Princess Diaries,” “A Cinderella Story” and “Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.” On Broadway,  Carter appeared in “Seussical,” the Dr. Seuss themed musical, and more recently completed a 400-performance stint in “The Fantastiks,” the longest-running musical in the world.  A new generation of fans got introduced to Carter when he joined the cast of the hit ABC primetime series “Dancing With The Stars.”  Carter and his partner, Karina Smirnoff, finished in fifth place in the competition.  Carter has won multiple awards, including the Teen Choice Award, Kids’ Choice Award and Radio Disney Music Award and is in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the youngest singer to have four consecutive top ten singles in the U.K.  He has performed live around the world to crowds of more than 1 million fans, was a featured performer for the “Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration” and has performed at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Billboard Music Awards, the People’s Choice Awards and the American Music Awards.
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Monday, October 20th



part of the
The Historic Irvington Halloween Festival


the 68th Annual Irvington Halloween Festival presents
Slightly Haunted Puppet Show
featuring the Peewinkle's Puppet Studio

Monday, October 20  |  6:30p  |  free

Representing three generations of puppeteers, the Peewinkle's Puppet Studio have been a favorite for over 50 years.  For the ninth year these magical puppets will be entertaining both young and old as part of The Historic Irvington Halloween Festival.  The Halloween program features beautiful hand-crafted and costumed marionettes performing in full view of the audience.  The cast includes dancing ghosts and skeletons, a juggling scarecrow, and Esmerelda the witch, while Dracula welcomes visitors from a second story ghost house.

Since 1952, they have been performing throughout the US Midwest, Canada, Mexico and Europe.  Most recently, they performed in Shanghai, China, at Century Park for their National Day Celebration.  Beautiful hand crafted and costumed marionettes are performed in full view of the audience.  This show has been an extremely popular event for children and we expect a large crowd.  So please arrive early to get a good seat.
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Wednesday, October 22nd



part of the
The Historic Irvington Halloween Festival


the 68th Annual Irvington Halloween Festival presents
Young Frankenstein
USA 1974 | 35mm | Dir:  Mel Brooks | 106min | PG

40th ANNIVERSARY SHOWING

Wednesday, October 23  |  8:00p  |  $5

Frankenstein quickly returns to Transylvania and the old ancestral castle, where he is awaited by the faithful houseboy Igor, the voluptuous lab assistant Inga, and the mysterious housekeeper Frau Blucher, whose very name causes horses to rear in fright.  The young man had always rejected his grandfather’s medical experiments as impossible, but he changes his mind after he discovers a book entitled How I Did It by Victor Frankenstein.  Now all that’s involved is a little grave-robbing and a trip to the handy local Brain Depository, and the Frankenstein family is back in business.

In his two best comedies, before this, “The Producers” and “Blazing Saddles,” Brooks revealed a rare comic anarchy.  His movies weren’t just funny, they were aggressive and subversive, making us laugh even when we really should have been offended.  (Explaining this process, Brooks once loftily declared, “My movies rise below vulgarity.”)  “Young Frankenstein” is as funny as we expect a Mel Brooks comedy to be, but it’s more than that:  It shows artistic growth and a more sure-handed control of the material by a director who once seemed willing to do literally anything for a laugh.  It’s more confident and less breathless.

From its opening title (which manages to satirize Frankenstein and Citizen Kane at the same time) to its closing, uh, refrain, Young Frankenstein is not only a Mel Brooks movie but also a loving commentary on our love-hate affairs with monsters.  This time, the monster even gets to have a little love-hate affair of his own.   -Robert Ebert



Saturday, October 25th



Transylvanian Lip Treatment presents
Midnight Picture Show
USA 1975 | digital | Dir: Jim Sharman | 100min | R

HALLOWEEN SHOW

Saturday, October 25  |  Midnight  |  $6
17+ unless accompanying parent or adult guardian

This campy cult classic (which unfortunately, we can't name here, but you can watch the trailer over there) is the most popular midnight movie of all time.  A corn-fed all-American couple stumbles onto a creepy castle one night when their car breaks down, entering a world they never dreamed existed. The castle turns out to be inhabited by a collection of kinky Transylvanian freaks led by a mad bisexual transvestite.  The film gained notoriety as the most successful midnight movie ever, in which hundreds of cult fans show up in costume and act out scenes from the movie.

You are not allowed to bring your own props.  Prop kits are available at the show.  Prop kits include rice (during the wedding scene at the very beginning, throw yours in celebration), a newspaper (during the rain scene, keep dry), noise maker (during the creation speech, celebrate and MAKE SOME NOISE), toilet paper (when the doctor breaks through the lab wall, hurl your "scotts" tissue), and toast (make your toast during the birthday dinner...toss it), will be available at the show for $4.  YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO COME IN COSTUME.

Doors open at 11:00pm.  Virgin sacrifice before the show.  The movie begins at Midnight.
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Next Midnight Picture Show - Saturday, November 29

Tuesday, October 28th



the Indiana Electro-Music Group presents
Tatsuya Nakatani
Adam Riviere

Tuesday, October 28  |  7:00p  |  $10

Tatsuya Nakatani is a creative artist originally from Osaka, Japan.  He has been residing in the USA since 1994 and is currently based in Easton, Pennsylvania.  Since the late 1990s, Mr. Nakatani has released over sixty recordings in the USA and Europe and has performed countless solo percussion concerts through intensive touring.  He has also collaborated with hundreds of other artists internationally and presented masterclasses, workshops and lectures across the USA and around the world.

Nakatani's approach to music is visceral, non-linear and intuitively primitive, expressing an unusually strong spirit while avoiding any categorization.  He creates sound via both traditional and extended percussion techniques, utilizing drums, bowed gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, metal objects and bells, as well as various sticks, kitchen tools and homemade bows, all of which manifest in anintense and organic music that represents a very personal sonic world.  His approach is steeped in the sensibilities of free improvisation, experimental music, jazz, rock, and noise, and yet retains the sense of space and quiet beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music.  His percussion instruments can imitate the sounds of a trumpet, a stringed instrumentor an electronic device to the extent that it becomes difficult to recognize the source of the sound.  He has devoted himself to a musical aesthetic where rhythm gives way to pulse, often in a way that is not always audible or visible, in currents that incorporate silence and texture.Nakatani’s primary music activities include solo percussion performance, N.G.O. (Nakatani Gong Orchestra) and collaborations with musicians and dancers both in live performance and recordings.
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Saturday, November 1st



proudly serving
Fountain Square Brewing


NapTown Sounds presents
Freakaphonics
Hyryder
New Old Cavalry
Kaleidoscope Jukebox

Saturday, November 1  |  8:00p  |  $10 / $15 (dos)

Naptown Sounds is proud to bring a new live music experience to the Indianapolis area!

Freakaphonics is an event that shifts the paradigm for common live music experiences.  Freakaphonics incorporates active surround-sound mixing of live bands, live “surround” video mixing/projection, and “surround” stage lighting.  Audience members will be able to experience their favorite bands in a professional, multi-dimensional environment.



Thursday, November 6th



proudly serving
Scarlet Lane Brewing Company

AnC Movies presents
Science, Sex and the Ladies
The True Story of Female Orgasm
USA 2013 | digital | Dir:  B Aaron, C Borowicz, T Borowicz | 98min | NR


Thursday, November 6  |  7:30p  |  $6 / $8 (dos)

Out of the land of Kinsey from the Heartland of America, comes a frank, irreverent and very necessary documentary.  Science, Sex, and the Ladies is humorous but serious with a simple yet far reaching argument; our (mis)understanding of the female orgasm has broken our sexual cultural.  By looking back through the hallmarks of sexual research that define our scientific and cultural understanding of sex and orgasm, and by taking a witty look at the history and society that shaped them, the film discusses not only how we ended up this way but most importantly why we need to change.
Science, Sex, and the Ladies was researched, written and created right here in Central Indiana over a period of 8 years.  It's been a long time in the making, and we're excited to finally share it with the city that helped build it!

Come out to see a movie you won't forget, drink some fabulous local brew, and enjoy some time with friends!
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Saturday, November 8th



Transylvania Lip Treatment presents
"Repo! The Genetic Opera"
    USA 2008 | digital | Dir:  Darren Lynn Bousman |98min | R

Saturday, November 8  |  Midnight  |  $8
17+ unless accompanying parent or adult guardian

In the not-so-distant future, a mass epidemic of organ failures has gripped the nation.  In the darkest of hours, a savior emerges:  The bio-tech company known as GeneCo.  GeneCo offers organ-financing for everyone.  But that’s not all…  GeneCo can help you with the latest in ocular technology and fashion, how to make brand names pop on an x-ray, choosing the right style of lungs this season, and the latest cure for blood diseases.  Come discover what the founder and CEO may be dying from, the secret he holds over a self-widowed Repo Man who’s hiding a daughter that shouldn’t even be alive, and who gets the company when he dies.  Come on, his choices are between a hair-trigger, obsessive-compulsive knife nut, a flamboyant, face-stealing rapist, and the spoiled princess who trades sex for drugs…  You know you wish you were on the front lines, watching that battle!  So hurry now…  Get your tickets, opera tickets…  And don’t be shy!

Doors open at 11:00pm.  Preshow is, well just before the show.  The movie begins at Midnight.



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