Today in Music History
IN 1977, the film Saturday Night Fever, starring John Travolta as a disco dancer, premiered in New York. The movie was largely responsible for the spread of the disco craze. Its soundtrack, featuring hits by the Bee Gees, Kool and the Gang and KC and the Sunshine Band, would become the bestselling LP of all time. The record stood until Michael Jackson's Thriller was released in 1982.
Born This Day
Morey Amsterdam, 1908
Spike Jones, 1911
Charlie Rich, 1932
Lee Remick, 1935
Chelsea Noble, 1964
Tammy Blanchard, 1976
Vanessa Hudgens, 1988
Don Amero's "Amero Little Christmas"
West End Cultural Centre, 8 p.m. Tickets $15 advance $20 door at the WECC, Ticketmaster.
The Royal Canadian Navy Band of HMCS Chippawa
Ellice Cafe & Theatre, 7:30 p.m., Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
Rockin Elvis Christmas with Rory Allen
McPhillips Station Casino, 8 p.m. Tickets $25 and $35 or $65 dinner and show at Ticketmaster.
Midnight Clear - Songs of Wonder, Mystery and Joy (Renaissance Voices)
Young United Church, 8 p.m., $10 and $20.
Westminster United Church, 6 p.m.,Tickets $10 in advance or $12 at the door, 204-786-1616.
Miracle on South Division Street
Ends tomorrow, at RMTC's John Hirsch Mainstage. Tickets start at $29 at 204-942-6537.
Cat In The Hat
Manitoba Theatre For Young People, 7 p.m., Shaw Performing Arts Centre, 2 Forks Market Rd.
A Christmas Carol
Dalnavert Museum annual reading of Charles Dickens' most beloved holiday story, 7 p.m. Admission $10 to $20 at 204-943-2835 to reserve, 61 Carlton St.
The Big Boom Theory
Celebrations Dinner Theatre, to Jan. 12, Canad Inn Fort Garry, 6:15 p.m.; $30.95 to $69.95 at 204-982-8282.
Out and About
Christmas at the Taylor's
Continues to Dec 29, 6 to 10 p.m., 3001 Roblin Blvd.
Canad Inns Winter Wonderland
Continues to Jan. 5, 6 to 10 p.m., Red River Exhibition Park; $15 per vehicle up to 7 passengers.
Eaton's Fairy Tale Vignettes
Continues to Dec. 29, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Children's Museum. Admission $10.
2012 Cannes Lions: World's Best Commercials
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets $10 and $11.
School of Contemporary Dance, Gas Station Arts Centre, 7:30 p.m. to Sunday.
Rumor's Comedy Club, 9:15 p.m.; $21.
Arkadash (268 Portage Ave.) The Deano Dean Band
Big A (1975 Portage): Momentary Madness
Brooklands Inn (8 Keewatin): Bad Vega
Canadiana Hotel (1400 Notre Dame): Mother Groove
Cavern (112 Osborne, downstairs): Prophet, Electric Soul and Hey Pilgrim
Cowboys (1034 Elizabeth): Jason Petric
Current Restaurant (75 Forks Market Rd.): Erin Propp
Jeffrey's (1420 Henderson): The Frequency
Joe's Garage (Pandora Inn): Betty Ford Trio
Highway 75 Blues and Sports Bar: (Pembina Hotel): South Thunderbird
Jaguars (Club Regent): Day After Nashville
New Cavalier Motor Inn (1650 Regent W.): Bobcatz
Nicolett Inn (632 Rue Lafleche): Renegades
The Oak (826 Regent): UV Glow Party
Palomino (1133 Portage): Rockbox
The Park Theatre (698 Osborne): JP Hoe Holiday Show
Pony Corral (Grant and Wilton): Mike and the Eastwood Gang
Prairie Ink McNally Robinson (Grant Park Shopping Centre): For the Good Times
Royal George Hotel (123 Regent): Beach Station Blues record release show
Silver Spike (202 Bond): Catie St. Germain
Tavern United (MTS Centre): Neal Pinto
Tavern United (826 Regent): Tom Dunlop
Times Change(d) (Main & St. Mary Ave.): Neville vs. Newton
Toukies (Club Regent Casino): Julien Desaulniers Duo
Upperdeck Sports Bar (McPhillips Station Casino): The Acoustic Cats
West Kildonan Legion (members and guests, 1740 Main St.): McLean Brothers
Whiskey Dix (436 Main): Bad Dog
The Wood Tavern (Norwood Hotel): Caraballo