Livin' It Up: Big-ticket weekend

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Andy Bockelman is a member of the Denver Film Critics Society, and his movie reviews appear in Explore Steamboat and the Craig Daily Press.

Weekend Movie Showtimes

West Theatre

29 E. Victory Way

824-2000

“Underworld: Awakening,” R; 7 and 9:05 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday

“Beauty and the Beast 3D,” G; 7 and 9:05 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday

• Tickets: $7 for ages 10 and older, $5 for ages 9 and younger

• Sunday matinee: $5 for ages 10 and older, $4 for ages 9 and younger

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With Super Bowl Sunday looming, fans of Eli Manning and Tom Brady alike are waiting for the biggest game of the year.

With the eyes of the nation on the action happening in Indianapolis more than 1,200 miles away, it’s easy to forget the assortment of things happening on the home front the next several days.

 There’s no need to wait until the weekend to indulge in some great food and drink, at least if you’ve already paid your admission.

Carelli’s Pizzeria and Pasta, 465 Yampa Ave., hosts its inaugural Brew ‘N Bones Fest from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

The bad news: the event’s 50 tickets — which went for $25 apiece — are already sold out.

The good news: there’s a waiting list to get in, and it will be well worth the effort to throw your name in for consideration.

The restaurant will offer eight beers on tap with many more brews in bottle, and all attendees get a commemorative cup.

As for the eats, people can look forward to five different kinds of chicken wings in addition to sizable servings of beef and pork ribs.

If you can’t get in this time, don’t worry. Thanks to the response, Carelli’s owners are already considering another similar party for the near future.

For more information, call 824-6868.

Get a glimpse of the talent right here in your own community.

The monthly Variety Show will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, downstairs at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way.

Among the many special guests scheduled to appear are California Bill, Nashville Ray, Blues-Boy Brian, Memphis Stevie G., Indiana John, Bronx Bob and Two Original, to name a few.

Admission is free for this fun monthly event. For more information, call Steve Ghiradelli at 824-4791.

The 66th annual Craig Kiwanis Club Play may be a month away, but purchasing your tickets is an event in itself.

Gather with fellow fans of the annual show at J.W. Snack’s, 210 E. Victory Way. The doors will open at 2 p.m., and tickets will officially go on sale at 3 p.m.

This year’s show is scheduled for March 2 and 3 at the Moffat County Farigrounds Pavilion. Remember, the humor is a little risqué.

For more information, call Jeff Pleasant at 824-9359.

Madonna may be headlining the halftime show Sunday, but with apologies to the Material Girl, when was the last time she served you Italian food before she sang?

The chanteuses of the local choir Bella Vocé will bring you a night of entertainment with “Amoré, The Celebration of Love,” starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Pavilion. Start out with a hearty entrée of spaghetti and meatballs before the show begins. Choir members will be performing a set of love songs and other selections, complete with several guests.

Afterward, join in for some dancing with your significant other, child, parent or just by yourself.

The dinner, show and dancing are all included in the ticket price — $30 for adults and $25 for students 21 and younger. Funds will go to Bella Vocé’s efforts to compete at the international level.

For more information, call Brenda Hershiser at 824-5993 or Aaron Gillett at 824-5879.

Watching the Giants and Patriots duke it out in Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday will be no fun alone. If you’re hosting a party, be sure to buy or order your pizza, sandwiches or whatever other food items you’ll need well ahead of time.

If you’d rather be out and about, there’s always room and plenty of TV screens at places like J.W. Snack’s, the Sports Page Bar, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13, The O.P. Bar & Grill, 534 E. Victory Way, and more.

For those of you who haven’t seen the retooled 3-D version of “Beauty and the Beast,” West Theatre will be showing it for another week. Remember, it’s an extra $2 for the glasses.

If the animated glamour girl Belle doesn’t strike your fancy, perhaps Kate Beckinsale will in “Underworld: Awakening,” the fourth in the series about vampires and werewolves.

It’s a big week for DVD releases as “The Thing,” “Dream House,” “In Time” and “The Big Year” make the jump to disc form. And, if you’ve got the cash and the desire, be sure to snag the comprehensive limited edition of the “Transformers” trilogy.

I have neither the spare money nor the desire, but surely someone out there does.

You’ll have to wait a few weeks to pick up the aforementioned movies at Redbox, but the rental service has a pair of new and star-packed action features ready to go. Choose between “Drive” with Ryan Gosling and Albert Brooks or “The Double” with Richard Gere and Topher Grace.

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