Celebrate: Every few years, the calendar bestows upon October an extra weekend for us to revel in Autumn leaves and hot apple cider- and this is one of those years. Why not take this extra weekend before Halloween to finally decide on a costume and if you are anywhere near Lexington, North Carolina, hit-up their annual Barbecue Festival. Every year, the streets of historic Uptown Lexington are transformed into a great big playground with food, entertainment, shopping and lots of family fun. Each year, an eighteen-block region of the downtown area is filled with arts and crafts vendors, entertainment stages, street performers, and fun festival food. Three large tents serve up thousands of pounds of barbecue sandwiches, freshly made from area restaurants. And, everyone loves the “Hogway Speedway” racing pigs!
Punching the Clown – A satirical songwriter comes to Los Angeles and puts his life’s work in jeopardy.
Paranormal Activity 2 – Spooky hauntings are once again the main course in this Paramount Pictures follow-up to Oren Peli’s wildly successful supernatural thriller.
Boxing Gym – Explores the world of a boxing gym in Austin, Texas, dwelling on the discipline of training as people from all walks of life aspire to reach their personal best.
Harlem: A Century in Images by Deborah Willis, Cheryl Finley and Elizabeth Alexander, Introduction by Thelma Golden – A century of Harlem, through the eyes and lenses of some of the most important artists and photographers of the twentieth century. The vibrant and bustling neighborhood occupying the upper reaches of Manhattan has been at the crossroads of the artistic, literary, and political currents of the African-American community since the early days of the twentieth century.
Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters by Marilyn Monroe, Bernard Comment, Stanley Buchthal – An unprecedented collection of written artifacts—notes to herself, letters, even poems—in Marilyn’s own handwriting, never before published, along with rarely seen intimate photos.