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The movie isn’t going anywhere, people—it’ll be in theaters probably the whole summer, so what does it matter if you're the first to see it?
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Friday, May 20
6:00 p.m.
Suns at Mavericks: Game 6 of this back-and-forth series, in which Phoenix will be looking to steal a win on the road and advance to the conference finals.

7:00 p.m.
In Good Company: Staying in? Rent this. Good little film in which Topher Grace plays Dennis Quaid’s new boss. Scarlett Johansson also stars.

7:40 p.m.
The Freeway Series kicks off tonight at Chavez Ravine, where the Dodgers, who come into the series struggling, look to get back on the right track by beating up on their crosstown rivals, the Angels. Also, keep in mind, the D-men are annoyed at the fact that the Angels changed their name, so this series should be intense.

10:00 p.m.
BSTV (VH1): New show that pushes people's limits to find out just how much crap they'll take for TV fame, by giving them what they think is the opportunity of a lifetime. Each episode invites real people & celebs to participate in what they believe to be casting calls and pilot tapings for the latest, hottest new reality shows coming to the tube (we saw a segment that gave was casting for the opportunity to be the person to pull the lever on the electric chair, on TV, for a person on death row). What they don't know is -- every audition is 100% fake. A cast of solid improv actors pose as the show's producers and talent.

2:00 a.m.
www.zappos.com - Can’t sleep? Cruising the net spending money on porn? Why not spend your hard earned dough on shoes instead? They’ve got free shipping, too!


Saturday, May 21
11:30 a.m.
11th Annual Taste of Tribeca: Guest chefs from hot Tribeca restaurants offering up great food. Thru 3:30 p.m.. (Duane St. btwn Greenwich/Hudson Sts.)

12:30 p.m.
KROQ Weenie Roast: It’s sold-out, so if you don’t have tix, you better kiss some serious ass or roll someone with tix asap. Here’s the sked for the big Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre rockin’ day.

Budweiser Stage Two
12:30 Open Air Stereo
1:00 The Dead 60’s
1:30 The Bravery
2:00 Alkaline Trio
2:30 Transplants
3:00 Bloc Party
3:30 Mars Volta

Main Stage
3:45 MxPx
4:15 Hot Hot Heat
5:00 My Chemical Romance
5:45 Jimmy Eat World
6:30 Interpol
7:15 Queens of the Stone Age
8:00 The Killers
8:45 Audioslave
9:45 Foo Fighters
10:45 Motley Crue

1:10 p.m.
Dodgers vs Angels: Game 2 of the three-game series, so if you didn’t get out to the series opener, bring the kiddies to this afternoon affair.

7:30 p.m.
IO at the GIG: Killer band, stopping by LA to rock out.

7:30 p.m.
Alicia Keys at the Hollywood Bowl: Whoa, does it get any better?

8:30 p.m.
Nimbus at Abuelitas: This place is a cool little venue in the cozy little town of Topanga! So get ready to rock Topanga style.

Sunday, May 22
11:30 a.m.
Venice Art Walk: Artists open up their studios & their homes; all work is sold to benefit the Venice Family Clinic. Some of L.A.’s best restaurants participate in the Food Faire w/samples; there’s music and a silent auction, too. Thru 4:30 p.m. @ Westminster School (1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd., 310-392-9255).

1:10 p.m.
The Freeway Series concludes at Chavez Ravine. So here is your last chance to take the family to the ballpark. Afternoon games rock!!

Star Wars at the ArcLight: Avoid the long lines, by purchasing tickets online at the ArcLight where you can reserve your seats. That way, you can show up just as the trailers are starting and not have to deal with all the madness. Plus you will have your option of seeing it at the DOME, or in Digital, does it get any better than that? We think not.

6:00 p.m.
Z100’s Zootopia at Continental Arena: Anchoring the lineup are two marquee divas, Jennifer Lopez and Gwen Stefani. The show will also feature The Black Eyed Peas, past American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson, newly minted solo singer Rob Thomas, and pop tunesmith Gavin DeGraw—along with New York-bred popster Jesse McCartney, Canadian punksters A Simple Plan, and yes, a reunited Backstreet Boys.

7:00 p.m.
Star Wars Episode II makes its world broadcast premiere on Fox: Yes, we know, most of you who even care about this already have the DVD, but the cool thing about this is it’s in Hi-Def. So, if you have Hi-Def or know anyone who does, it’s worth checking out. We love Hi-Def. We would watch paint dry in Hi-Def; actually, we have.

10:00 p.m.
Discourse @ The Parlour: With guest DJs Senior Junior Senior, Liz O & Kid C. $5 cover. (7702 Santa Monica Blvd.)

JE-C’S NEW-MOVIE RUNDOWN
Star Wars Episode III: Return of the Sith
Starring:
Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid and Samuel L. Jackson
Synopsis: The Clone Wars have been dragging on for three years, and Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi have emerged as heroes in the battle against evil Gen. Grievous' droid warriors. Skywalker returns to his secret wife, Padmé Amidala, only to discover that she is pregnant; he soon begins to have horrible dreams of her dying during childbirth. In order to prevent his fears from becoming reality, Skywalker begins to take steps down a path toward the Dark Side, resulting in an eventual Lightsaber duel between student (Skywalker) and mentor (Kenobi).
Thoughts: Ahhh ,yeah, the mother of all movies is finally here. And, of course, if you are a big Star Wars geek, you probably won’t be paying attention to this little section because either you will have seen the move or will be waiting in line to see it again. However, I don’t feel like wasting two months of my life outside to see this movie. You know why? Simple, because the movie isn’t going anywhere, people—it’ll be in theaters probably the whole summer, so what does it matter if you're the first to see it? I got news for you: If you are on the West Coast, you are behind everyone else, and so you won’t have seen it first. I think this movie is going to be amazing, and I plan to see it this weekend. I wonder if this will be the final one? Or does Lucas have something else in the works?

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