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20 San Diego Uptown News | Aug. 5–18, 2011 Uptown Games Uptown’s


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North Tavern, 3825 30th St., 294-2501, npbid@northparkmain- street.com, free. Pajama storytime: 6:30 to 7 p.m., Mission Hills Library, 925 W. Washington St., 692-4910, tinyurl.com/missionhills, free.


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“Something’s Fishy:” 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday through Aug. 21, puppet show at the Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theatre in Balboa Park, 2125 Park Blvd., bal- boaparkpuppets.com, 544-9203, adults $6, seniors and military $5 and children $4. Adams Ave. Farmer’s Market: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Wednes- day, John Adams Elementary School, 4674 35th St., free. Vegetarian Tasting Menu: 5 p.m., weekly, rotating menu from Specialty Produce and Suzie’s Farm at Alchemy, 1503 30th St., 255-0616, alchemysandiego.com, $25. Call for reservations.


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“Gustav Stickley and the American Arts and Crafts Movement:” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturday, until 9 p.m. on Thursdays and from noon to 5 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 11, the San Diego Museum


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debut in “An Unmarried Woman” (1978), and one year later Woody Allen threw him a line of dialog in “Manhattan.” Rasche is probably best known to the general popula- tion as the star of TV’s “Sledge Hammer!”


This is beginning to sound like an obituary, not a celebration of Rasche’s “breakout” perfor- mance in “Blue Eyes.” Why spend so much time on some ob- scure bit player instead of pulling out the scalpel and performing my usual cinelostomy? Because I love it when dependable perform- ers are allowed a chance to bur- row out from beneath shadowy background roles to savor, if only for a moment, the glow of leading man or lady status. (The same goes for Brendan Gleeson who gives the best performance of the year in “The Guard,” also opening today.)


After years of playing politi- cians, lawyers, lawmen, double- agents, and priests, the time was right for Rasche to distill these characters’ worst qualities into Marshall, the racist Chief Immi- gration Officer at JFK Airport. It’s Marshall’s last day on the job and the thought of mandatory retire- ment has left him a bitter, broken alcoholic.


He decides to spend his clos- ing hours harassing one final group of potential terrorists (and other assorted persons of foreign origin) trying to gain access to American soil. His loyal under-


of Art, 1450 El Prado, 232-7931, sdmart.org, adults $12, seniors and military $9, college students $8, youths 7 to 17 $4.50, youths 6 and under and members free. North Park Farmer’s Market: 3 to 7 p.m. every Thursday, park- ing lot behind CVS at 32nd St. and University Ave., free. North Park Historical Society meeting: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 3795 Utah St., 294-8990, info@north- parkhistory.org, free. “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy!” 7 p.m. Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 4, Ly- ceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, 544-1000, $42.50-$47.50. Cinema Under the Stars pres- ents “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?:” 8:30 p.m., Cinema Un- der the Stars, 4040 Goldfinch St., 295-4221, topspresents.com, $14 Thursday and Sunday, $15 Friday and Saturday.


AUG. 19 Summer reading program: 10:30 to 11 a.m., Mission Hills Library, 925 W. Washington St., 692-4910, tinyurl.com/mission- hills, free. North Park Promotion Com- mittee meeting: 1 to 2 p.m., Heaven Sent Desserts, 3001 University Ave., 294-2501, npbid@ northparkmainstreet.com, free. Mission Hills Farmer’s Mar-


lings, Officers Evans (Erica Gim- pel) and Estevez (Frank Grillo) reluctantly agree to start the day toasting Marshall’s sendoff with a shot of Jack.


“Blue Eyes” (“Olhos Azuis”) could just as easily have been called “Vaqueros y Extranjeros” (“Cowboys and Aliens”). After a game of pick-a-passport arbitrari- ly allows six displaced persons to enter the country, the remaining “five little Indians all in a row” fall subject to various games of provocation designed to pass the Chief’s time in as amusing a manner as possible. Something happens to one of the detainees that kicks into play a secondary plot involving Marshall and a young prostitute (Cristina Lago), scouring the bowels of Brazil in search of one of the victims of his ill-tempered behavior. Left to his own devices, Racshce could act rings around his fellow castmates. Director José Joffily is not quite as lucky with the rest of his actors. Gimpel and Grillo’s simplistic charac- ters could have been lifted from an episodic TV cop drama. The good-cop/bad-cop scenes inside the interrogation office quickly dissolve into predictable canned theatre. Having a black and Hispanic join the white man in his persecution of minori- ties is forced and obvious. The flashback structure, artlessly ar- ranged to break up the monotony, can’t help but bring moans each time Joffily cuts away from the palpable on-screen chemistry be- tween Rasche and Lago to scenes staged in accordance with one of


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ket: 3 to 7 p.m. every Friday, 4050 Falcon St., free. Friday teen night: 6 to 9 p.m., movies, games, activities, food and more sponsored by the California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention Program at the Mid- City Gymnasium, 4302 Landis St., 516-3082 or 641-6125, free. Velodrome bicycle racing: 6:30 p.m. every Friday through Sept. 23, San Diego Velodrome, 2221 Morley Field Dr., 786-0648, free. “Maestro: The Art of Leonard Bernstein:” 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 28, Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, 234-5623, theoldglobe.org, $39-$90. “Amadeus:” 7 and 8 p.m., the day of the week varies until Sept. 22, Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, 234-5623, theoldg- lobe.org, $29-$79.


13th Annual LGBT Film Fes- tival opening night: 7:30 p.m., screening “Going Down in La-La Land at the Birch North Park Theatre, 2891 University Ave., 814-3434, filmoutsandiego.com, $30, includes opening night part at Top of the Park.


Cinema Under the Stars pres- ents “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?:” 8:30 p.m., Cinema Un- der the Stars, 4040 Goldfinch St., 295-4221, topspresents.com, $14 Thursday and Sunday, $15 Friday and Saturday.u


the actor’s inaugural productions at Victory Gardens. Tickets for “Cinema en tu Idioma” range from $10 for the general public to $8 for students, seniors, and Media Arts Center members. Below is a complete list of titles and showtimes.


“Without Men”: Fri. 8/5 8:30 p.m., Sat. 8/6 8:30 p.m., Sun. 8/7 4:00 p.m., Mon. 8/8 4:00 p.m., Tues. 8/9 4:00 p.m., Wed. 8/10 8:30 p.m., Thurs. 8/11 8:30 p.m.


“All She Can”: Fri. 8/5 6:15 p.m., Sat. 8/6 6:15 p.m., Sun. 8/7 8:30 p.m., Mon. 8/8 8:30 p.m., Tues. 8/9 8:30 p.m., Wed. 8/10 6:15 p.m., Thurs. 8/11 6:15 p.m.


“Di Di Hollywood”: Fri. 8/5 10:45 p.m., Sat. 8/6 10:45 p.m., Sun. 8/7 6:15 p.m., Mon. 8/8 6:15 p.m., Tues. 8/9 6:15 p.m., Wed. 8/10 10:45 p.m., Thurs. 8/11 10:45 p.m.


“Blue Eyes”: Fri. 8/5 11:30 a.m., Sat. 8/6 11:30 a.m., Sun. 8/7 10:45 p.m., Mon. 8/8 10:45 p.m., Tues. 8/9 10:45 p.m., Wed. 8/10 11:30 a.m., Thurs. 8/11 11:30 a.m.


“Where the Road Meets


the Sun”: Fri. 8/5 1:45 p.m., Sat. 8/6 1:45 p.m., Sun. 8/7 11:30 a.m., Mon. 8/8 11:30 a.m., Tues. 8/9 11:30 a.m., Wed. 8/10 1:45 p.m., Thurs. 8/11 1:45 p.m.


“Forged”: Fri. 8/5 4:00 p.m., Sat. 8/6 4:00 p.m., Sun. 8/7 1:45 p.m., Mon. 8/8 1:45 p.m., Tues. 8/9 1:45 p.m., Wed. 8/10 4:00 p.m., Thurs. 8/11 4:00 p.m.u


August 19th Home Improvement For advertising, call Mike at Hot Stuff Answer key, page 23 Section (619) 519.7775 ext. 108


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