After I did my post on kids' music, I got an email from Mark Yzaguirre, who is the President of the Board of the Aurora Picture Show, which is based here in the Heights. They've got a production this weekend of Pancake Mountain this weekend. Houstonist says the following about it:
Based in Washington D.C. and created by filmmaker Scott Stuckey, the show is headed by Rufus Leaking, a goat puppet, and other characters. Many indie-rock bands perform regularly on the show (including Arcade Fire, Guster, Bright Eyes), along with special guests like Juliette Lewis and Henry Rollins - not your usual guest stars. The Washington Post called it "A sort of slapstick Sesame Street that combines Pee-wee's Playhouse silliness with the inspired lunacy of Monty Python's Flying Circus, the program also boasts an ultra-hip and ever-expanding musical guest list." Sounds like our kind of show!
Aurora Picture Show
800 Aurora Street
Saturday, Jan. 13 @ 10 a.m.
Sunday, Jan. 14 @ 3 p.m.