If there really were an explosion this Saturday at Cinema Paradiso, this is what the authorities would find in the rubble: artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, performers, beer bottles, and movie candy. Organized by Under Lab Studios, a self-described “emerging artist movement,” The Auteur Explosion is a monthly event that seeks to bring together local practitioners of the creative arts.
The ninth incarnation of this cultural hoedown will feature live music by Pretty Please, Casual Suspects, and MindYou; a tango and contortion show by two women calling themselves “the Jade Goddess and Vanessa Goz”; films by Neranjan Venom, Chi-Chi TV, and Andrew Colton; and art by Kris Garloff, Bhavna Bhen, and Angela Wilford. The evening begins at 9 and doesn’t quit until 2 the next morning. Admission is free. Sat., Aug. 22, 9 p.m., 2009