Friday, December 05, 2008

December 05, 2008 - Big weekend in the OC, Oscar the grouch and a very (free) Bela Fleck Xmas

Christmas in the Studios is Saturday from 10:30am – 5:00pm at the National Transit Art Center (206-210 Seneca Street Oil City, PA - map) as part of the Oil City Christmas Past community celebration. Check out 20 artists who create paintings, photography, fabric art, paper art, jewelry, stained glass art and more.

The Resident Artists of Pittsburgh Opera present a Free Brown Bag Opera on Saturday from 12pm – 1pm (2425 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh PA - map). For information: (412) 281-0912

Check out a holiday movie at Oil City's Latonia Theatre (1 East First Street Oil City - 677-1260 - map)on Saturday from 1:30pm – 2:30pm. It's a showing of Great Rupert a (stay with me here) 1950 "classic" starring Jimmy Durante wherein a down on their luck family meets a squirrel who brings Christmas joy.

$3 for adults, children under 12 free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Venango Campus Independent Film Series concludes with a showing of The Darjeeling Limited on Saturday December 6, 7:30pm – 9:30pm at the Robert W. Rhoades Center Auditorium, Clarion University-Venango Campus ( map)

Starring Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, and Jason Schwartzman, The Darjeeling Limitedis an emotional comedy about three brothers re-forging family bonds. The eldest, played by Wilson, hopes to reconnect with his two younger siblings by taking them on a train trip across the vibrant and sensual landscape of India.

Free and open to the public. For questions regarding the series or any of the films, please contact Emily Aubele at 676-6591, ext. 1269.

Diningverse is an Erie based website that:
allows you to explore local restaurant information, menus, photos and customer recommendations the way it was meant to be.

The Conneaut Lake park debacle continues.

Amazon has Pittsburgh-based Girl Talk's Night Ripper [Explicit] album on sale for $5.

Dorothy Sterling veteran of the Federal Writer's Project and noted children's author has died.

The NYTimes takes a look at Holiday albums.

Stuffed animals from sweaters.

Oscar speaks truth to power:

Free and Legal Downloads:

Mogwai Live at Hammersmith Apollo on October 24, 2008

Guster Live at Telluride Bluegrass Festival on June 22, 2007

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones Live at M A C C on November 30, 2008 (includes several Christmas songs).

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