This week’s top arts and entertainment picks around town, from the guy who’s paid to pick them:
Lady Cahtterly plays at the Cinematheque Friday.
Sure, the Indians’ loss last night was crushing. But they have another chance to stomp the Yankees on their own turf at 7:30 tonight. The game will beam on a big-ass screen at the Jake, and you can check it out for free.
Tuesday: Old Time Relijun’s
new CD wraps up a trilogy about “transcendent experiences, with science-fiction elements.” But they’re not Uranus-obsessed prog-rockers; they’re post-rock noise merchants who owe quite a debt to avant-garde experimentalists like Captain Beefheart. They play Oberlin College’s Dionysus Club
We’re as surprised as anyone that the Van Halen
tour hasn’t broke down after backstage fisticuffs between the embittered singer and guitarist. After all, these guys have been trying to get a reunion show on the road for more than a half-decade now. We’re pretty sure they’ll be at the Q
Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter
doesn’t even bother to conceal his adulation of freak-period Beatles. On his new album, The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter, the Idaho-based troubadour piles on a carnival of sounds that employ multitracking, various tape tricks, and lots of exotic instruments. He’s at the Beachland Ballroom
The new version of Lady Chatterley
is unlike any you’ve ever seen. D.H. Lawrence’s celebrated story -- about a repressed World War I-era wife, whose sexual awakening comes courtesy of her invalid husband’s gamekeeper -- leisurely unspools at more than two and a half hours. Best of all, director Pascale Ferran doesn’t turn away from the naughty bits: When the couple famously weaves flowers in each other’s pubic hair, audiences are treated to a close-up view of the action. It screens at the Cinematheque
-- Michael Gallucci