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Hot Sheet: Of Bats and Boys

Hot Sheet: Of Bats and Boys


Our top 10 arts and entertainment highlights this week include Jennifer Hudson, Aaliyah, Channing Tatum, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and those campy adventures of Batman in the '60s.

Hs141114-10_010. MUSIC: "Go All Night," Gorgon City featuring Jennifer Hudson
If you thought the debauchery of after-hours clubbing was a nightlife relic left in the last decade, look no further than Gorgon City's new video proving that the underground scene is alive and well for those who still crave it. Jennifer Hudson joins the British electronic house duo on vocals for a late-night gathering reminiscent of Madonna's "Deeper and Deeper" video, including cameos from Michael Musto and drag divas Miss Fame, Svetlana Stoli, and Ebonee Excell. "I grew up singing in gay clubs, and drag queens used to be the ones who would dress me up," Hudson told The Advocate in a recent interview. "That's why I always say I'm a queen on the inside too." Watch below as JHud channels her inner queen surrounded by LGBT club kids for the excellent video and dance single "Go All Night." -- Scott Ragan

Hs141114-09_09. BLU-RAY: Batman: The Complete Television Series
Holy Blu-ray, Batman! The beloved campy superhero series is finally available on home video for the first time as a limited Blu-ray boxed set, Batman: The Complete Television Series. The collection spotlights all 120 episodes in spectacularly remastered footage and enough extras to fill the Batcave, including the featurettes Hanging With Batman, a true slice of life in the words of Adam West; Holy Memorabilia, Batman! a journey into the most sought-after collectibles through the eyes of three extraordinary collectors; and Batmania Born! Building the World of Batman, which explores the art and design behind the stories of the Caped Crusader. Additional bonus features include goodies from the archives such as Burt Ward's original screen test with Adam West and the unaired Batgirl pilot. -- Jase Peeples

Hs141114-08-2_08. TV: Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B
The story of beloved music artist and actress Aaliyah gets the Lifetime movie treatment in Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, starring Alexandria Shipp as the self-proclaimed "street but sweet" performer. Based on the best-selling book Aaliyah: More Than a Woman, the made-for-TV film follows the journey of the talented performer from her debut on Star Search at the age of 10, through the challenges she faced along the way on her rise in the entertainment industry, to that tragic day, August 25, 2001, when Aaliyah and several members of her camera crew died in a plane crash shortly after takeoff from a Bahamian runway. Celebrate the life of one of the recording industry's most successful artists Saturday at 8 p.m. Eastern/Pacific, when Lifetime reminds us #TalentIsEternal. -- Jase Peeples

Hs141114-07_07. FILM: Beyond the Lights
Created by filmmaker Gina Prince-Blythewood (Love and Basketball), Beyond the Lights follows the rise of Noni Jean (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), a singer on the verge of becoming a star in the vein of Rihanna or Beyonce. However, the edge of fame becomes a dangerous precipice for Noni, who, after being forced into the mold of celebrity, attempts suicide as a means of escape. She is rescued at the last minute by a police officer (Nate Parker), who forms a bond with her as she dangles from the edge of her hotel balcony. They fall in love, and their relationship helps guide Noni to her true calling. Bolstered by a stellar performance from Minnie Driver as a stage mom, Beyond the Lights is a not-to-be-missed drama that is unafraid to look at the ugliness of fame. It premieres in theaters this weekend. Watch the trailer below. -- Daniel Reynolds

Hs141114-06_06. EVENT: Project Nunway 666: Heretics of Fashion
You're sure to see some divine designs at the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's sixth annual charity fashion show Saturday evening at SOMArts in San Francisco. Some of the duds have been designed by Matt Sarafa, a 16-year-old contestant on the Project Runway spin-off Threads. Peaches Christ and Sister Roma will MC, and a panel of celebrity judges will include Jane Wiedlin of the Go-Go's. A highlight of the evening will be an award honoring Sasha Fleischman, the agender Oakland teen whose skirt was set afire on a city bus last year. Fleischman is now a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Proceeds from the show will go to the Sisters Grant Fund, which makes grants to local nonprofit organizations. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8. Get your tickets here. -- Trudy Ring

Hs141114-05_05. MUSIC: Edvin Marton: Prince of the Violin Tour
If an orchestra sounds like a snoozefest, then you haven't heard Edvin Marton, "Prince of the Violin," who blends the classics with pop-rock. Boasting over 5 million albums sold and an Emmy award to boot, the Hungarian musician has electrified audience members in over 5,000 concerts, which boast world-class special effects like flames and lights. On this tour, for the first time ever, Marton will be performing with a 1699 Stradivarius violin, valued at $8 million, in Southern California, and he will be accompanied by a female band. Marton will perform at 8 p.m. December 6 at the Plaza del Sol Concert Hall at California State University, Northridge, and 6:30 p.m. December 7 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego. Watch the trailer below. - Daniel Reynolds

Hs141114-04_04. EVENT: Gay Film Weekend
The five finalists in Pride Films and Plays' Great Gay Screenplay Contest will be performed as staged readings this weekend in Chicago. Performances are scheduled tonight through Sunday at the Center on Halsted's Hoover-Leppen Theatre. The screenplays are 1974 by Christopher Halligan; Agent Call Boy by James Rosenfield; The Celestial by Barry Brennessel; Chance Meetings by John Woodard; and How to Be a Homosexual by J.B. Berg. See the schedule and order tickets here. -- Trudy Ring

Hs141114-03_03. BOOK: The Art of Asking,Amanda Palmer
Amanda Palmer is just one of those people you know you're going to high-five right off the bat when you meet her. You know why? Because she just goes for what she wants. In her new book,The Art of Asking, Palmer dives into her journey from being the lead singer of the Dresden Dolls to a performance artist who knows exactly how to embrace her audience to help her continue her own artistic endeavors in a nontacky way. This book is a how-to for creatives who want to do their thing and just need a little help from their Facebook friends to get there. -- Michelle Garcia

Hs141114-02_02. MUSIC: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Soundtrack
Written and curated by indie pop powerhouse Lorde, the atmospheric Part 1 soundtrack of the highly anticipated final installment of The Hunger Games trilogy features a good mix of rising stars and some unexpected veterans of the music industry, including Grace Jones, Simon Le Bon, and The Chemical Brothers. Tove Lo, CHVRCHES, Ariana Grande, Charli XCX, and many others also appear on the 14-track album available Monday. Watch Lorde's video for "Yellow Flicker Beat," from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 soundtrack below. -- Scott Ragan

Hs141114-01_01. FILM: Foxcatcher
Director Bennett Miller (Moneyball, Capote) won a Palme d'Or for Foxcatcher, a biographical drama that captures the chilling, true-life tale of a murderous wrestling coach. Steve Carell shines as John du Pont, a psychotic millionaire and trainer of Olympic wrester Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum). Du Pont kills Mark's brother, Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo), another Olympic wrestler, and the film unravels as an intense study of the excess and pathology that can lead to such a brutal act. Hailed as a game-changer for its three male leads, Foxcatcher comes out in theaters this weekend. Watch the trailer below. -- Daniel Reynolds

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