Pencil This In: Music of the Marshalls, Geneviève Castrée and Patricia Bracewell Book Signings
The latest installment of the For The Record series begins tonight at Rockwell: Table & Stage with The Marshalls—focusing on the music found in the films of Hollywood siblings Garry and Penny Marshall. The live concert tonight includes music and moments from films such as Pretty Woman, Big, The Other Sister, Runaway Bride, Riding In Cars With Boys, The Preacher's Wife, Beaches, A League Of Their Own, Awakenings and more. Weekly performances are Thursday-Sunday at 8 pm through April 6. Tickets: $20-$40.
Mark Oliver Everett, better known to his close personals as E, fronts the Eels, and the band plays the Fonda tonight at 9 pm. Eels plays in support of the new release Wonderful, Glorious, released earlier this month. Doors at 8 pm. Tickets: $32. Check out our interview with Everett.
Actors Forum Theatre in NoHo presents Déjà v2 tonight at 8 pm. The show combines the skills of international magic champion Brian Joseph Ochab and actor Brandon Scott to present an evening of comedy, magic, mischief and a mind-bending audience experience. Music guest: Saint Tone. Déjà v2 also plays tomorrow at 8 pm and Sunday at 3 pm. Tickets are $24.
Patricia Bracewell discusses and signs her new historical fiction novel Shadow on the Crown tonight at 7 pm at Vroman’s. It takes place in 1002 A.D., with 15-year-old Emma, the daughter of a powerful Norman Duke, who is forced to marry a much older King of England in order to keep an unstable peace. Now trapped in a loveless marriage and enemies abounding throughout the new court, she finds herself attracted to her new husband’s oldest son.
Illustrator and cartoonist Geneviève Castrée discusses and signs her debut graphic novel, Susceptible, tonight at 7:30 pm at Skylight Books. The story follows Goglu, a daydreamer with a young working mother, a distant stepfather, and a father who lives 5,000 miles away. It’s a look at a childhood, in which a child is forced to be more adult than the adults in her life.
The Four Letter Theatre presents the dark comedy The Meat Shall Inherit, written and directed by David Gallic. In the play, the Kiddler kids come together to partake in a bizarre final request from their dead father who believed he could “create a utopian society within his own family by teaching the strangest of traditions from a variety of cultures.” Tonight at 8 pm through March 2 at studio/stage. Tickets: $20 for general admission; $15 for students and seniors.
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