Editor’s note: Welcome to V3 Weekend, VanyalandA guide to help you figure out your weekend fun with carefully curated selections and recommendations across three areas: music, comedy, and film/television. It’s something you need to know about where you need to be and where you’re going, and we’re on our way with a shotgun.
Music: Sheila Devine in Paradise
If the night before Thanksgiving is when we all gather in the crappy bars of our hometowns to see the jerks we grew up with, then the night after Thanksgiving is for select families to get together and celebrate in their favorite company. Sheila Devine performed to pay homage tonight (November 25) while holding court at Paradise Rock Club to head the stellar score alongside Valleyheart and The Rupert Selection, the last of which we unveiled earlier this week for the psycho-grunge homegrown trio’s new cruiser “Astronauts”. And needless to say, Aaron Perrino is thrilled: “Some of my fondest memories are playing The Paradise, so we’re super excited about that,” he writes. The band is also taking bookings, so have yours ready at the door later this evening and get ready to sing all the songs you know and love with all your friends around.
THE SHEILA DIVINE + VALLEYHEART + THE RUPERT SELECTION :: Friday, November 25th at The Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Ave. in Boston, Massachusetts :: 19:00, 18+, $20 :: Event info :: Advance tickets
Comedy: Josh Gondelman in Laugh Boston
Speaking of reunions and homecomings Josh Gondelman returned to town as a native of Stoneham and a writer for Desus and Mero as well as Last week tonight publishes four shows over two nights, Friday and Saturday (November 25), at Laugh Boston at Seaport. Here’s how we covered it in this week’s Mic’s Up: “Similar to college students heading home for the holidays, the region’s comedy scene this time of year is often flooded with local comedians returning home briefly. and while it’s nice to have Josh Gondelman home at a moment’s notice, having him home for the holidays feels even more special and we can only hope that his warm and toasty demeanor doesn’t make us feel too comfortable as we try to prevent a coma after food.”
JOSH GONDELMAN :: Friday, November 25th and Saturday, November 26, Laugh Boston, 425 Summer St. in Boston, Massachusetts :: 19:00 and 22:00, $25 :: Advance tickets
Cinema/TV: “Bones and All” in theaters
If a rock or comedy show isn’t too appealing for the long weekend after the holidays, then going to the movies might be just what the doctor ordered. And our doctor usually prescribes a large dose of Timothée Chalamet, regardless of our ailment. Our favorite handsome boy stars in Luca Guadagnino’s romantic road movie about new period cannibals. Bones and all, which was reviewed earlier this week by film editor Nick Johnston. Check out his detailed and comprehensive review here and see the brief synopsis: “Love blossoms between a young woman on the fringes of society and a disenfranchised drifter as they embark on a 3,000-mile odyssey down the back roads. America. However, despite their best efforts, all roads lead back to their horrific past and to the final battle that will determine if their love can survive their differences.” Chill. Here’s the V3 synopsis: We just have no choice but to stand.
‘BONES AND ALL’ :: Now playing in select theaters, check local listings for screenings and screenings.