Natasha Bedingfield. The British singer (a native New Zealander) has established a niche with her sunny pop songs (consistent with her Christian music background). But Bedingfield's haunting ballads such as "Unwritten" and "Soulmate" are really indelible. Then again, she's also a favorite studio guest of Rascal Flatts. As they say, it's all good. Kate Voegele, who has played singer-songwriter Mia on the TV series One Tree Hill, will play herself as the opening act.
- David Hiltbrand
4th Annual West Park Arts Fest. On Saturday, West Park Cultural Center and the High School of the Future present an afternoon of youth performances and arts and crafts at the school. The indoor children's pavilion will have storytelling from Oni Lasana and historical storytellers from Promise Ministries. There will be performances by the Kensington CAPA Drumline, the Gideon School Band, the SOTF Jazz Band, and the Young Talents of Music, made up of youths from across the city. Tree House Books hosts a book giveaway for children and young adults.
- Monica Peters
New this week: The Tree of Life **** Terrence Malick contemplates the universe and nature, grace and grief and love - and the lives of a family in 1950s Texas - in his beautiful, elliptical, kind of nutty masterpiece. With Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain, and Sean Penn, and yes, CG dinosaurs, too. PG-13 (violence, adult themes)
- Steven Rea