Piranha 3D With just the right sense of its own absurdity, this B-movie remake about killer prehistoric fish delivers ample gore and nudity and makes the most out of its 3D gimmickry. Now playing citywide.
Sons of Anarchy Few shows push the boundaries of cable as much as this drama involving a motorcycle gang that lords over a small California town. Intricate, brooding, violent and the best depiction of a “family” since The Sopranos. Season 3 premieres on FX September 7.
Longshot Magazine Producing a magazine in a week is tough. Doing it in a weekend? Insane. The volunteer-driven Longshot churns out a themed issue each month in just 48 hours from topic announcement to final edit. Order a copy and read select stories at one.longshotmag.com.
Clownshow 1230 Insurgo Theater debuted its new variety show last month with stellar results. Don’t miss the monthly Euro-comic insanity, which includes homoerotic acro-balancing, mad-scientist contortion and more that will leave you confused but entertained. September 3-4, 12:30 a.m., $10, Insurgo Bastard Theater.
Dark Side of the Rainbow Queuing up Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon along with The Wizard of Oz isn’t just an activity for stoners in their living rooms anymore. The Sci Fi Center offers a public showing of the classic movie with a Floyd soundtrack; altered states optional. September 4, 9 p.m., $10. Sci Fi Center, 792-4335.
Slidin’ Thru This slider truck made truck food the it cuisine in town. Now, help spread those delicious Pep-Peps to the entire country. Food Network is taking votes for America’s favorite food truck, and the Slidin’ Thru crew is in the running! foodtrucks.teamdigital.com or text FT64 to 66789 (up to 10 times a day).
456-RIDE Labor Day weekend’s big party slate seems like a good excuse to remind: Driving under the influence is dumb. Get you and your car home for around the same cost as a cab.