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Five things you should do this weekend

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1.) Gaslamp Society Winter Holiday Party
Steampunk is like dubstep: Everyone wants to know what it is and no one can explain it. Which is fine really. It’s a sub-culture and they probably don’t want all the tourist types making it mainstream, anyway. That said, if you know what it is, and you’re looking for other enthusiasts, the Gaslamp Society is for you.

2.) Fresno Winter Jam
Yes, Ice Cube and Cypress Hill had that famous feud back in the day, but that’s all been resolved and the Cube has mellowed out some. With the addition of Tyga, Sage the Gemini and Ty Dolla $ign, this is a good primer on west coast rap. five things 2

3.) “The Rocky Horror Show Live”
On second thought, you may want to save this one for New Year’s Eve.

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Donald’s weekend picks

Who needs shopping, anyway?

If you haven’t yet seen the Artists’ Repertory Theatre production of “The Rocky Horror Show,” what are you thinking? It’s a great evening. Here’s my review. There are two more performances: 8 p.m. today and Saturday.  [Details]

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Quick contest: Win 2 tickets to Sunday evening’s ‘Rocky’

We had such a good time a couple of weeks ago giving tickets away to the rockin’ production of “The Rocky Horror Show” at the Severance Theatre that we decided to do it again. I’m giving away two seats to the 7 p.m. Sunday performance this weekend.

To enter, leave a comment on this post answering this question: Do you think Brad and Janet will make it to their 10th wedding anniversary? (If you’ve never seen the show, just guess.)  I’ll select one comment at random as a winner. Deadline is 2:30 p.m. today (less than an hour from now, so hurry). If you enter, please remember to check your email, because that’s how I’ll be notifying winners. Tickets will be available at Will Call. Complete rules are on the jump.

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On TV tonight: ‘Glee’

GGLEE_Ep205-BTS_037[1].JPG “Glee,” 8 p.m. KMPH (Channel 26.1): Let’s do the Time Warp again. The cast of “Glee” has finally gotten around to performing “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” for this week’s Halloween episode.

You can thank Clovis resident Chris Colfer for the episode. He’s been bugging the creators to perform the wild stage show ever since the Fox series started.

Colfer’s character of Kurt ends up playing the role of Riff Raff. And, it was a role he was born to play.

Besides being a natural musical presentation for the series, the fact “Rocky Horror” deals with adult themes opens up the chance to talk about the role of art in education. It also might create some distraction from all of the controversy surrounding the sexy photos of cast members in this month’s edition of GQ.

Look for this episode to become an instant “Glee” classic.