RISE AND READ
Local author Laura McBride’s debut novel, We Are Called to Rise, has received high praise from the national press. Recommended by Vulture, PopSugar.com and author Isabel Allende, the story—set in Las Vegas—follows the emotional ups and downs of post-war life. Meet McBride at Wild in the Ogden on Jan. 17, where she’ll answer questions and sign books.
The 14th annual Jewish Film Festival started last weekend, but most of the action happens now through Jan. 25. Films include Night Will Fall, a new movie that explores the making of F3080, an of-the-time Holocaust documentary which Alfred Hitchcock helped direct. Screenings are held at CineMark Theatres in South Point and the Adelson Educational Campus. LVJFF.org.
LIVE IN TECHNICOLOR
Ever since we first saw Ace Young on American Idol Season 5, we knew his hair was destined for a biblical, musical epic. Now that he and his wife (fellow AI alum Diana DeGarmo) have taken turns on Broadway, they’re taking off in the touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. See it at The Smith Center Jan. 20-25. TheSmithCenter.com.
BRAD PITT APPROVED
The first rule of Boozy Movie Wednesdays at Inspire is that entry is free with purchase of a cocktail. The second rule is that Fight Club will be screened on Jan. 21. Third rule: It starts at 7 p.m. Fourth rule: only two guys to a fight. Facebook.com/InspireLV.