November 10, 2013

Arts Around Town | Week of Nov. 11

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The Arts and Entertainment writers let you know whats happening around Ithaca this week.

Lewis Black

A Lie of the Mind Opening at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Kiplinger Theatre

Written by Sam Shepard and directed by Cornell’s own Jesse Turk ’14, A Lie of the Mind, a play about family dysfunction and abuse, is coming to the Kiplinger Theatre starting this Friday. A New York Drama Critic’s Circle Best Play winner, this play gives the audience an intimate look into the complex dynamic of marital violence, brain damage and what it means to be in love.

Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival First screening at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Cinemapolis

Coming back to Ithaca this week is IIFFF: The Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival. Featuring an international short film competition, a tribute to horror film writer Dan O’Bannon — the writer of the Alien franchise — and dozens of other previously unreleased gems, IIFFF should not be missed.

Lewis Black 8:00 p.m. on Saturday at State Theatre of Ithaca

“If it weren’t for my horse, I wouldn’t have spent that year in college,” Lewis Black said on his The White Album back in 2000. While this has nothing to do with his upcoming performance at the State Theatre on Saturday, he is performing near a couple of colleges. And, since there hopefully isn’t a horse in your way, there is no excuse not to see Lewis Black this weekend and count him say f*ck precisely 12 times. A Grammy Award winner and 51 on Comedy Central’s 2004 list of 100 Greatest Stand-up Comedians of All Time, Black is a performer to see. Your stomach may never feel the same.