‘Sunset Baby’ Running at City; Three Rivers Film Festival Screening ‘Rams’ (Tues., 11/10/15)

1) To get in the mood for Sunset Baby, try listening to Gil Scott-Heron’s 1970 anthem “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.” As it turned out, many aspects of that era’s black liberation movement were in fact televised, media-analyzed, and, ultimately, marginalized. Dominique Morisseau’s 2013 play explores the failures and unfinished business that have resulted. Set in the present, Sunset Baby concerns a former activist who pays a visit to the now-grown daughter he once abandoned. She’s living a low life that appalls him; he tries to preach the ideology that had inspired him; she lashes back. Amid the fireworks, the play digs into the personal issues that can’t be separated from social issues—specifically, those arising between a parent and child, both of whom are flawed, as we humans tend to be. 7 p.m. Performances through December 13. City Theatre is presenting Sunset Baby in the Hamburg Studio Theatre adjacent to 1300 Bingham St., South Side. (MV)

2) Three Rivers Film Festival – 34th Annual celebration of national and international filmmaking. November 6-15.

RamsA darkly comic film about two estranged brothers who own adjacent sheep farms in a sleepy, secluded valley in Iceland. When a contagious sheep virus threatens their livelihoods and the future of the valley, old grievances must be put aside. But can they be? From director Grímur Hákonarson. (Iceland, 2015) 2 p.m. Waterworks Cinema, Waterworks Mall, 930 Freeport Rd., O’Hara Township. (TH)

3) Getaway to the tropics with a trip to Brillobox for Tropical Tuesdays. There you’ll feel the trade winds (breeze from the fans) soothing your overdue vacation bones. Here’s a sampling of their specials: $3 select craft cans, $4 frozen drinks, $10 California bubble bath, $10 Eva Peron, $7 Fernet con cola, and $6 Coronita Margaveza. You can also sop up the island drinks with $7 pineapple soy-glazed chicken or tofu skewers served with Caribbean sweet potato salad. Shoes and shirt required. 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. 4104 Penn Ave., Bloomfield.

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