Druthers and Exit Strategy

    Hiatus Picks the Week’s Best Bets

    “Eraserhead”
    Ken Cinema / Dec. 6 & 7 / Midnight
    Is there any better way to kick off your holiday merriment than with David Lynch? There’s more than your usual share of weird in this industrial tomorrowland of foreboding black and white, as Henry Spencer must play daddy to his girlfriend’s mutant baby, unaware of the truths that underlie the tot’s genealogy. “Eraserhead” was our invitation to Lynch’s carnival of confusion manifested in later masterpieces like “Blue Velvet,” and it’s grainy brilliance is clearer then ever in a new 35mm print at two midnight screenings at the renowned Ken Cinema. (CM)

    Shonen Knife
    The Casbah / Dec. 7 / 8:30 p.m. / $15
    Way before the 5678’s became the quintessential cutesy all-girl group after woo-hooing in “Kill Bill”, Japanese exports Shonen Knife fused raw Ramones chord progressions with Hello Kitty in the early ’80s. Tracks like “Lazybone” and “Twist Barbie” charm listeners with schoolgirl rock-and-roll naivete and thickly accented vocals. Ls and Rs aside, the Osaka cult trio flies back to the U.S. to support its new record Fun! Fun! Fun!, making a pit stop at the Casbah this Friday. (CK)


    This Week’s On-Campus Events

    ucsd wind ensemble
    Mandeville Auditorium
    Dec. 6, 8 p.m.
    FREE

    “buried Child”
    Galbraith Hall
    Dec. 6, 8 p.m.
    $4

    “Trade”
    Price Center Theater
    Dec. 6, 6 & 9 p.m.
    $3

    Unwritten Law, Murs & more
    Price Center Plaza
    Dec. 7, 8 p.m.
    FREE

    The Sess, The So So Glos & More
    Che Cafe
    Dec. 7, 8 p.m.
    $5

    La Jolla Symphony
    Mandeville Auditorium
    Dec. 8, 8 p.m.
    $15

    “good Luck Chuck”
    Price Center Theater
    Dec. 11, 6 p.m.
    FREE

    Allegiance, Bitter End & More
    Che Cafe
    Dec. 15, 7 p.m.
    $8

    Celtic Christmas
    Mandeville Auditorium
    Dec. 15, 8 p.m.
    $39

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