Laugh till you forget it's winter when you see James Franco and Seth Rogen chum it up in the DVD "Pineapple Express," which comes out Tuesday. When I saw it last summer at Wynnsong Theater, I was doubled-over and wheezing in laughter when Franco's pot head character kicks out his windshield to see better then gets his foot stuck in the glass. It's even better than "Borat." See a trailer at 501blog.com.
- Jaci Webb
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Check out the folk-influenced rock of Milwaukee's Union Pulse as they play a show at Bones Brewing Co. at 8 p.m. Friday. Bones has great seating and a great stage, perfect for concert-viewing. The best news is: no cover charge. It's like they knew I was starting out 2009 with an empty billfold.
For footage of Union Pulse performing their song "Midnight Sun," go to 501blog.com.
- Cathy Ulrich
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Party at the annual Twelfth Night celebration, benefiting the Billings Food Bank, Tuesday at the Billings Depot. The doors open at 5 p.m. For a $20 donation, enjoy live music and feast on crawfish with corn and potatoes, shrimp, salad, bread and dessert. For a sneak peak at this year's entertainment, visit www.501blog.com.
- Anna Paige