Liquid Liquid. Since 2000, DJ and promoter David Pianka has hosted Making Time, a groovy series of party jams at various Philly venues.
The N.Y.C.-based minimalist funk outfit Liquid Liquid's spare, evocative sound made for throbbing underground hits such as "Bellhead" and "Cavern" back in the day.
- A.D. Amorosi
Unplug! Lyric Fest tells the story of a child (played by 9-year-old Karim Council) who is sent on a Philadelphia city tour by his father, who is frustrated by his son's obsession with all things electronic. It features a range of music including jazz, opera, Broadway, classical songs, and dance.
- Monica Peters
New this week: Shrek Forever After (**1/2). The third sequel in the behemoth DreamWorks Animation franchise offers an "alternate reality" scenario and introduces a mad Rumpelstiltskin with a
band of witches.
Voices of Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, and Eddie Murphy. PG (scary dragon, intense action, fairy tale flippancy).
- Steven Rea