Spotlight Archive

Pixies | Playing to the future

The tension wasn't bristling just in the choppy guitar chords, informing the Pixies' signature sound. It would eventually stop the music altogether.

"Big Hero," Tides and R Kelly

Movie night
Family Movies on the Lawn presents "Big Hero 6." It's an evening of inflatable robot fun with Baymax and his high-tech heroes. 7:30 p.m. Saturday at nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Portsmouth. 393-8181, www.pavilionconcerts.com.
Tides are in

DVD Review | The predators gather at "Wolf Hall"
Cube Candy | Meryl rocks out, Gwar writes a book
Movies | The summer guide for what to see

Welcome to the summer of 1985.
I'm not talking about the theme of time travel, that staple of warm-weather movies. But there's something in the cinematic zeitgeist this summer that reeks of 30-year-old Drakkar Noir. From George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" to "Straight Outta Compton," there's a distinct air of nostalgia in the multiplex for Reagan-era America.

Cube Candy | Jay Pharoah goes “Publix,” FX drops new trailers
Turning Tables | Juice up at "Green Cat" bar

If you're the kind of person who can down an over-stuffed sub on the beach and still feel svelte enough to frolic the day away in your teeny bikini, more power to you. But if you're looking for a less belly-bloating option, here's a tip.

Lorraine's Pick | Get your strawberry on

In Tidewater, May means strawberries. Farmers have been coaxing crops to fruition since August. For a map of local "pick-your-own" fields, check HamptonRoads.com/strawberries. Or check "Good Things To Eat" in the classifieds section of the paper. For more on the berries, see Eating Fresh, Page 3.
-- Lorraine Eaton

Fun to do | Dirty Heads in concert

Norfolk "Merchants of Doubt" 7:15 p.m., Naro Expanded Cinema, 1507 Colley Ave. www.narocinema.com.

Dirty Heads 8 p.m., The NorVa, 317 Monticello Ave. www.thenorva.com.

Virginia Beach Healthy Kids Club: Half Pints Classes 9 a.m., Whole Foods Market, 1800 Laskin Road. 422-0444. Cindy Kaza, medium 8 p.m., Funny Bone, 217 Central Park Ave. www.funnybone.com.  

Tempesto Interrupted | New coaster at Busch Gardens

WILLIAMSBURG |  Being invited to be one of the first to ride Tempesto is, one supposes, an honor. But this privilege also faintly resembles being asked to a cocktail party given by the Spanish Inquisition.
We exaggerate, but, then, to be honest about it: Who really needs a headache when we can get one at plenty of other places - and with no shaken parts?

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