Where to go and what to see this week
Wed, Jun 8, 2011 (7:45 p.m.)
Illustration: Wes Gatbonton
The Wizard of Oz Break out the blankets and picnic baskets and enjoy a classic film al fresco as part of the District’s Outdoor Picture Show series. The Tin Man, Toto and free popcorn—what could be better? June 10, 8 p.m., free.
Paul McCartney His only 2011 tour stops: Peru, Chile, Brazil, New York, Vegas. Find someone with a spare ticket and spring for dinner and drinks. Offer up your vinyl copy of Wings Over America, if you must. June 10, 7:30 p.m., $105-$287, MGM Grand.
Larry King: Standing Up You’ve watched him ask the questions for decades. Now ask him one during this one-man show, in which he’ll talk about his pretty damned interesting career. June 11, 10 p.m., $70-$90, Mirage.
The Lord of the Rings trilogy Can Peter Jackson’s fantasy trilogy get more epic? Apparently so: This re-release, one night only for each installment, features the extended editions, plus new video introductions from Jackson himself. June 14, 21, 28, 7 p.m., various local theaters.
X-Men: First Class This superhero prequel is a big summer blockbuster that actually has style, excitement and real entertainment value. Imagine that! Now playing citywide.
The Other Side of Las Vegas Abraham Abebe’s melancholy urban and suburban landscapes in oil portray everyday but typically unseen sites around town. June 10-Aug. 11, Winchester Cultural Center.
Today Now The one thing more parodied than infomercials? Morning shows. And the Onion News Network’s version is the funniest of all. By far. Mini-episodes at theonion.com/video
Eye-Fi Ever forget to download photos, then drop your camera into the Grand Canyon? This wireless memory card auto-transfers to any device in range. Starting at $49.99, eye.fi.
Facebook.com/tacobell Looking for a giggle and/or a chuckle? Posts such as "Taco Bell + Sunday = [blank]" regularly garner thousands of comments, most having to do with diarrhea. Your inner 8-year-old boy will love it.