* Christmas on Mars, the directorial debut of The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne, will be playing at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque on November 8th and 9th. Just listen to this description, “It’s Christmastime, and the colonization of Mars is underway. However, when an oxygen generator and a gravity control pod malfunction, Major Syrtis (the Lips’ Steven Drozd) and his team (including the Lips’ Michael Ivins) fear the worst. Syrtis also hallucinates about the birth of a baby, and many other strange things. Meanwhile, a compassionate alien superbeing (Coyne) arrives, inspiring and helping the isolated astronauts.” Needless to say, this is going to be one strange trip. Tickets can be purchased in advance here.
*Music Saves has announced a special in-store performance with The Veils, this Friday prior to their show opening for Liam Finn at The Grog Shop. For those who’ve forgotten, this is a band who put on one of my favorite shows last year, and one of Music Saves Melanie’s favorites, as well. This free event starts at 6 PM and two for one tickets for the Grog Shop show can be purchased at Music Saves during the in-store.