Seasonal Special Happenings

Punk Poet

When: Tue., Dec. 17 and Wed., Dec. 18 2013

Before she formed the riot grrrl act Bikini Girl in 1990, singer Kathleen Hanna was just another private school student trying to find herself. Contrary to popular opinion, the teachers at trendy Evergreen College in Olympia, Wa., didn't take kindly to her literary experiments. But then she met underground writer Kathy Acker and realized she didn't need to hold back. Acker helped her channel her more extreme impulses, and it wasn't long before Hanna was fronting the abrasive and openly feminist Bikini Kill. Hanna's history is well documented in the new film The Punk Singer, which features plenty of vintage footage that shows just how extreme the band's live performances were. The movie shows tonight and tomorrow night at 7:30 at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are $9. (Niesel)

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