City Planner: Weekend Edition (10/21-22)

David Sedaris @ Orpheum


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: "Besides the hilariousness of David Sedaris, I can't think of anything in the cultural world that my four parents, sundry friends, and all my cousins (Republicans and Democrats alike) agree on. He's a point of American consensus free of a 'point,' so naturally there's a backlash. But even if you suspect that the memoirist and public radio commentator has been blessed with unusually good material in his too-weird-for-sitcom family (and judging from his sister,

Strangers with Candy

star Amy Sedaris, he has), there's a real art to his gliding irritability. His version of real people, even himself, can't be the whole story, yet he rarely seems to fudge for anything but a focused laugh (he reaches for those punch lines). Sedaris enjoys his own smallness and discomfort without celebrating it. Like a quieter, literary version of Larry David in

Curb Your Enthusiasm

, he's a man of the people--just on his own, very specific terms.

$22-$37. 8:00 p.m



Laura Harley @ Acadia Rollergirls @ Roy Wilkins Gin Blossoms @ Fine Line Big Ditch Road (CD Release)@ Hexagon Plastic Constellations @ Triple Rock G.S.T. @ Fusion (formerly French Press) The Hook Up (fe. Black Blondie) @ Dinkytowner Todd Norsten (closing) @ Midway Contemporary Art


RatDog @ Fitzgerald ARENA @ Southern Bouncing Souls @ First Avenue A Whisper in the Noise @ Triple Rock Widespread Panic @ Northrop (with this dude opening!)

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