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Jim Sullivan joins Radio Boston with some ideas for how to spice up your weekend.


What: "Dark Horse" screening

Where: The Brattle Theatre in Cambridge

When: Thursday, September 27 at 5:30, 7:30 and 9:30

How much: $6.75 to $9.75

More: Abe (played by Jordan Gelber) is in his 30s, living with his parents and working for his father, played by Christopher Walken, in a low-rent real estate office. Abe has been branded a failure but he considers himself  "a front runner mentality with dark horse qualities." Abe falls in love with an unlikely, edgier girl named Miranda (played by Selma Blair) and he proposes to her just one week after meeting her at a wedding. So clearly, he's a pretty unstable guy, and due to a series of events in the film, he's forced to really figure himself out.


What: Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones

Where: Peabody Essex Museum in Salem

When: Exhibit runs through late February

More: This exhibit, while not associated with Boston Fashion Week (which starts Thursday) is certainly in the spirit of fashion week. The exhibit is co-curated by Stephen Jones, a famous British milliner whose hats have been worn by Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Marilyn Manson, Barbra Streisand and members of the royal family. In the words of Jones himself, "A hat is the cherry on the cake, the dot in the 'i,' the exclamation mark of the fashion focus."


Marc Ribot (Flickr/retorta_net)
Marc Ribot (Flickr/retorta_net)

What: New Music Now program with Marc Ribot

Where: The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

When: Thursday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m.

How much: $10 to $20

More: Marc Ribot is kind of a jack of all trades when it comes to style, most noted for his longtime collaboration with Tom Waits. But he’s also the ultimate sideman, playing with The Black Keys, Elvis Costello, Elton John, Medeski, Martin & Wood, and many more and in many genres. He’s released 19 albums under his own name, the latest of which is called "Silent Movies." Ribot's management has called his solo shows “completely unpredictable" because he shapes his sets according to the acoustics or temperature of the room, or to his mood on the day of the show, and he opens up the program to where ever it may take him and the audience.

This segment aired on September 27, 2012.

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