Jukebox the Ghost (JTG)
may reference Nabokov in their moniker, but there’s nothing pretentious about this D.C. indie pop rock trio—rather they are unapologetically smart and themselves. They love a woman who lets them “Dance like I don’t care/You call me Fred Astaire.” With guitar, looping piano chords and frog-ass tight drumming, JTG channels heartache and spins it up into sustained exaltation. The only annoying thing may be their unshakeable optimism. Even songs which acknowledge “negative” emotions like loneliness, end with the rapturous reassurance that, gee-whiz and gosh, everyone gets lonely sometimes. The piano tinkles and unjaded gusto make JTG a band woefully out of time. Indeed, they first gained notoriety for an Ace of Bass cover (yes, Ace of Base), a band already dated in their heyday two decades ago. Yet, JTG’s brains and emotional heft reward long listens. With Dirty Heads and Just Loud on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Rialto Theatre, 318 East Congress St. Doors at 7 p.m. $36. All ages. Detail Here.
Mountainfilm on Tour.
Started in 1979, Telluride Mountainfilm is one of America’s longest-running film festivals. And now, it’s coming to The Loft and bringing a selection of “culturally rich, adventure-packed” documentary films curated from Mountainfilm. The show will explore the themes connected to the festival’s mission: “using the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.” 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. $15. Details Here.
The Food Cure.
This brand new documentary follows the lives of six cancer patients as they choose to take a radical departure from conventional medicine and put their faith in a controversial alternative cancer treatment based on food. It asks the question: Can you eat and juice your way back to health, against all odds? Enough tickets must be sold to ensure this screening goes ahead, if it doesn’t happen, refunds will be distributed. Purchase tickets online. 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3. AMC Foothills 15 Theaters. $15.50. Details Here.
Power: A Closer Look at Queens Throughout History.
If you didn’t already know you need more miniatures of queens throughout history in your life, you do now. Last year a donation by Eunice and E. G. Hernandez and family left the museum with 32 one-quarter-life-size historical figures created by George Stuart in the 1950s. Since then, the museum’s been doing three spotlight exhibits per year to highlight different figurines. This time around: Isabeau of Bavaria, Catherine de Medici, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II. What does power mean to you? What did it mean to them? How have women wielded power differently than men through history? Put on your crown and come on down. Museum open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. 4455 E. Camp Lowell Drive. $9 GA, $8 senior/military, $6 student and youth, free for kids 3 and under. Details Here.
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Events compiled by Brianna Lewis, Emily Dieckman, B.S. Eliot, Ava Garcia and Jeff Gardner.