Weekend Picks: From Nicolas Cage To Ballroom Dancing

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It's Thursday, which means it's time to round up our top picks for the weekend. On our minds this week: movies with Nicolas Cage, photographs from Jennifer Carpenter, and and rock and roll with These United States.


  • Hillary Hughes, music and arts editor for DigBoston

Where: Brattle Theater in Cambridge

When: June 11th to June 21st

More: The Brattle Theater is doing an almost two week long retrospective of Nicolas Cage's career. This Sunday, they're screening a double feature of "Face/Off" and "Snake Eyes," arguablly two of the cheesiest action movies of the 1990's.

What: Jennifer Carpenter's "Generation Dance"

Where: W/Y Gallery in Chinatown

When: Opening on Friday June 15th at 6 p.m.

More:  Jennifer Carpenter is a local photographer who recently studied a totally not-your-average dance scene: Chinese immigrants obsessed with ballroom dance who meet in Chinatown and keep their favorite hobby and cultural past-time going.

What: These United States at TT the Bear's Place.

When: Saturday, June 16th

More:  These United States is touring to support their self-titled album--which debuted on Tuesday, June 12.

Fun Fact: Bandleader Jesse Elliot is a direct descendent of Johnny Appleseed.

This segment aired on June 14, 2012.


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