LOL With FoFVA
Looking for a laugh? The Friends of Film and Video Arts (FoFVA) is hosting LOL Friends of Film Funny Film Fest, a night of “improv, silly hosting and funny flicks” on Friday, March 5. The event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the UNM Continuing Education Building (1634 University NE). Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. In addition to the juried screening of Laugh Out Loud (that’s what LOL stands for, Luddites) short films, there will be street entertainers and comedians throughout the evening. For more info, log on to filmvideoarts.org.
A Town Called Panic
Plastic playthings spring to life in anarchic anti-Toy Story
“H.R. Pufnstuf,” “Teletubbies,” “SpongeBob SquarePants,” “Yo Gabba Gabba!” Every few years a self-described “kids” show pops up that holds a peculiar, hypnotic appeal for adults—particularly those under the inhaled influence of certain recreational substances. The latest series to add its name to this surrealist list is the oddball Belgian-born creation known as “A Town Called Panic” (or “Panique au village” in its native tongue).
“The Oscar Goes to ...”
“The 82nd Academy Awards” on ABC
A whole galaxy of Hollywood stars will be in attendance, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin will share hosting duties, and at some point, somebody’s bound to show up on stage painted Avatar blue. (My money’s on Robin Williams.) But this year’s Academy Awards telecast boils down to one simple question. It’s the same question that comes up every year, and it’s the only one people actually care about: Who’s gonna win?
The Week in Sloth
“The Office” (KOB-4 8 p.m.) In tonight’s special two-part ep, Pam finally gives birth to her baby—which means, following last season’s marriage, this show has only “add Cousin Oliver” and “jump over a shark on water skis” left on its list of sitcom clichés.
“The Marriage Ref” (KOB-4 9 p.m.) Following its post-Olympics sneak preview, Jerry Seinfeld’s new reality show gets a timeslot premiere. Each week, assorted celebrities weigh in on a family squabble and declare a definitive “winner.” Eh. As reality show ideas go, it ain’t the worst.