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Music Friday; Melies Saturday! Both $5 each

October 27, 2009

Tim MurrayStory Slam! is mixing up the format this weekend with music on Friday and a classic movie experience Saturday. Both events feature local veterans of the arts and music scene.

On Friday, Oct. 30, Tim Murray, who has taught hundreds of players at The Guitar Workshop, is taking the Story Slam! stage for a special evening of music.

He’ll perform with Aveo and other special guests.

The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets: $5 at door (no advance sales). Doors open at 7 p.m.

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A scene from Georges Melies' "A Trip To The Moon," 1902

Iconic scene from "A Trip to the Moon" by Georges Melies, 1902.

On Halloween night, Oct. 31, local film guru Ross Wilbanks will host “The Magic of Melies,” a look at Georges Melies, considered the first, and best, magician of the cinema.
Georges Melies

Georges Melies

Many of these films will have live narration and music to recreate the spirit of how Melies wanted them to be enjoyed. Among those reading will be Lawrence Toppman (yes, THE Lawrence Toppman), Amanda Varney, Wes Varney, Hana Blumenfeld, Bob Nulf, Randell Haynes and Mark Woods.

These are shorter films! You can drop by, catch one or two and then head out to CarnEvil or whatever spooky bash you want to make.

Wilbanks sayd that Melies’ vaudeville style is so lost in cinema today that these films spring anew like a broad slap across the face.

Admission: $5 at the door (no advance sales).

Mark your calendars: Wilbanks is planning another movie night on Dec. 6!

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