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7 Things That Are Everything This Week

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Our entertainment and events highlights this week include a leather fair, the confessions of a former child star, and the new adventures of everyone's favorite sexy computer hacker.

Want, watch, go, party, read, and yaaaas with the 7 things that are everything this week.

Trevor MacDonald

A-ha, Hunting High and Low: Super Deluxe 30th Anniversary Edition
One of the defining bands of the MTV generation celebrates the 30th anniversary of a quintessential '80s album. A-ha's Hunting High and Low: Super Deluxe 30th Anniversary Edition is a must-have for any fan. This posh package includes a remastered version of the original album, plus various B-sides and more than two dozen rare and unreleased demos. A full version of the album in early and alternate mixes, released here for the first time, is included as well. The set also features a DVD that contains an unseen slightly alternate cut of the 1985 "Take on Me" video in addition to the 1984 version and of course the "classic" video.


Love him or hate him, director Roland Emmerich has certainly made an impression with Stonewall, a heavily fictionalized retelling of the birth of the modern LGBT rights movement that's been heavily criticized for whitewashing history. The plot focuses on a fictional character, Danny Winters, who, after being kicked out of his Indiana home for being gay, befriends a group of LGBT people in New York. Along the way, arrests are made. Riots ensue. See the movie and judge for yourself.

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Design the Night, benefiting PAWS/LA
PAWS/LA, an organization that helps people with serious illnesses or financial troubles take care of their furry friends, is holding a most unusual fundraising event Saturday evening. For Design the Night, seven renowned interior designers in Southern California will host themed dinner parties in their home, their studio, or another venue (one is the home of out actor Sean Hayes), giving attendees a peek into their private world and creative process. Some of the parties are sold out already, but several, including the one at Hayes's home, still have tickets available at press time. Tickets are $200 per person and promise a fabulous evening for a great cause. Order here.


Folsom Street Fair
San Francisco's Folsom Street Fair is an event where truly, anything goes. The world's largest leather and fetish fest, happening Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., takes up 13 city blocks and is expected to draw 400,000 attendees. The event promises "a pig's dream" with 200 exhibitor booths, dancing to bands and DJs, public play stations, and "an erotic artists' area with a sick and twisted performance stage." Get ready to show off your best fetish gear and/or your natural glory -- there's a clothes check for those who want to get naked. Read more about Folsom here.

3_2Oprah: Where Are They Now? with Danny Pintauro
Who's the Boss star Danny Pintauro will talk to Oprah Winfrey about coming out, meth addiction, Hollywood homophobia, and selling Tupperware on Oprah: Where Are They Now? Tune in to OWN Saturday at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central to learn all about the former child star's grown-up life. Check out a preview below.


David Lagercrantz, The Girl in the Spider's Web
Stieg Larsson, the acclaimed author of the Millennium trilogy kicked off by the best-selling The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, may have died, but his legacy lives on with The Girl in the Spider's Web, a fourth installment in the series about bisexual hacker Lisbeth Salander and her partner in crime, the journalist Mikael Blomkvist. The announcement of the book, which is written by David Lagercrantz, generated some controversy, as there is a dispute between Larsson's family and his longtime girlfriend about the decision to continue the series. But many have praised Spider's Web for emulating Larsson's ability to create a thrilling page-turner, which in this case delves into the net of cybercrime. Buy it now in bookstores everywhere.


Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris
If you haven't had the chance to catch Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris yet, you're missing out on a good time. The variety show airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m./7 Central on NBC, and you can catch up on the initial episodes that began airing earlier this month on NBC's website. Just take a look at the clip below from last week's episode as NPH teams up with Joe Jonas and Britney Spears as they prank three unsuspecting men who believe they are interviewing for a security job to protect the pop princess.

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