Things to do in Sacramento and Beyond

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February 15, 2007
No fooling ...

My favorite indie underground (literally) art/music space has a lot coming up in the coming weeks.

Just consider the calendar for the Fools Foundation (located in a basement at 1025 19th St.).

Tonight, get psyched with provocative Texas rock band Charalambides. Also on the bill, two Seattle bands, Climax Golden Twins and Factums. The all-ages show starts at 9:30 p.m. and is $8 at the door.

Then, next Friday, Feb. 23, as part of its weekly film series (co-sponsored by the folks at Shiny Object), the Foundation hosts a Media That Matters film festival featuring 15 shorts - each one clocks in under 8 minutes - that cover everything from race and sexism to food choices and, yes, the media. Each film was produced by a young and/or indie filmmaker. The set starts at 7 p.m. and costs $5.

The Fools Foundation also has a new weekly Sunday film series; on Feb. 25, check out "The Most Dangerous Game." This intense 1932 film starring Fay Wray and Robert Armstrong is about what happens to the sole survivor of a yachting accident.

It also happens to be the same film that figured rather prominently in the Zodiac serial killer case. Yes, the same case that's the subject of the upcoming Jake Gyllenhaal/Robert Downey Jr./Mark Ruffalo film "Zodiac" - that movie opens on Feb. 23, two days before this screening. Could make for a good movie-going weekend. (Read my previous "Zodiac" post).

"The Most Dangerous Game" screens at 3 p.m. (which means you could still make it home in time for that night's Oscar broadcast) and costs $5.

Check out the Fools Foundation's Web site for info on additional shows, movies and art exhibits.

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