Dec 5, 2013 7:58 PM by Faye DeHoff

Arts & Culture Guy: Local artists and new releases

TUCSON - An exhibit featuring local artists and a presentation of "American Idiot", featuring the popular music of Green Day.

Those are just a few of the events Herb Stratford will talk about in this week's Arts and Culture segment.

The Tucson Museum of Art presents "Art on Tap" December 7 from 6 to 10 p.m. The event features 15 different craft brewers, live music, glass art demonstrations and more. The museum is located at 140 N. Main Ave. Tickets are $30-$50.

Broadway in Tucson's presentation of "American Idiot" is on stage at the U of A Centennial Hall December 7th and 8th. The Tony Award- winning musical is based on the best-selling music of the band Green Day and is chock full of familiar tunes. Tickets are available from BroadwayInTucson.com or the UA Centennial Hall box office.

An art exhibit entitled "Construct: Putting it Together" is on display at the Pima Community College Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery through December 13. Featuring the work of 16 artists who make work that is "constructed," the show is a fascinating survey of work by Tucson artists. Free and open to the public, the gallery is located on the west campus at 2202 West Anklam Road.

"Out of the Furnace" tells the story about fate, circumstance and justice. Russell (Christian Bale) and his younger brother Rodney (Casey Affleck) live in the economically depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother is lured into one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will almost cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother.

Zoe Saldana plays Bale's love interest Lena Warren and Shepard plays Red, Russell and Rodney Baze's uncle. Woody Harrelson plays the brutal crime boss Harlan DeGroat and Forest Whitaker plays Wesley Barnes, the Sheriff of Braddock.

The film is rated R.


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