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    To get you through your weekend …

    Sept. 18

    “”Winnebago Man””

    Jack Rebney was a YouTube star before YouTube was even born. Also known by his notorious alias, “”The Angriest Man Alive,”” Rebney is the star of a viral sensation — a VHS tape featuring the outtakes from his Winnebago commercial in the ‘70s, which is a riotous montage of his crabby, foul-mouthed outbursts. The tapes spread like wildfire and later became one of the first clips on YouTube, and has now been seen by over 20 million people. The question is — who was Jack Rebney, and why was he so angry? Filmmaker Ben Steinbauer wants to find out, and “”Winnebago Man”” follows him in pursuit of Rebney, now a recluse in the wilderness of California and apparently oblivious to his international cult status. Thursday is the last day to catch this hilarious and surprisingly fresh perspective of an Internet celebrity documentary at The Loft Cinema.

    The Loft Cinema

    3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

    Showings at 5:30 p.m., 9:45 p.m., $6

    Sept. 17


    Stateside Presents brings Black Rebel Motorcycle club to Plush this weekend. With a nostalgic sound that recalls classic rock with the driving intensity typical of the likes of The Velvet Underground and Led Zeppelin, BRMC is still able to create its own unique blend of the past and present. Their sound is round and rich with influences of blues, country and hard rock, weaving a soundtrack that’s at once chaotic and composed.


    340 E. 6th St.

    Doors open at 9 p.m., $20

    Sept. 18


    Shwayze (the self-proclaimed “”only black kid in Malibu””) joins Hawaiian reggae-rock band Pepper at the Rialto. Though both artists have met extreme success, they still maintain a mellow, house-party kind of vibe. Shwayze’s summery, light-hearted hip-hop and Pepper’s melodic island harmonies make a good match.

    The Rialto Theatre

    318 E. Congress St.

    Doors open at 7 p.m. $23

    “”Rocky Horror Picture Show””

    If you have a soft spot for the Time Warp, sweet transvestites from transsexual Transylvania and Meatloaf, then check out Tim Curry and a young Susan Sarandon in “”The Rocky Horror Picture Show”” this Saturday at midnight at The Loft. The cult classic will be played on the big screen, accompanied by a live performance of the movie by the “”Heavy Petting Shadow Cast.”” Let your hair down and let go of your inhibitions if you’re coming, though — this movie makes no attempts at modesty; there is, however, an excess of thrusting, strange science and some macabre kitsch. Costumes encouraged.

    The Loft Cinema

    3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

    Midnight, $6

    Sept. 19

    “”What I Did Last Summer””

    UA’s own Repertory Theatre presents A.R. Gurney’s “”What I Did Last Summer,”” a coming-of-age play that explores the difficult turbulence of youth. Jeremy Selim directs the production, which sets itself in the memory of the main character, Charlie, as he reflects on the summer he was 14 during the final months of World War II. The play is a poignant look at the transition from adolescence to adulthood, innocence and experience, and individuality and conformity. Though the setting is historical, the themes are timeless and universal. Come support the UA arts program at this matinee showing.

    Tornabene Theatre

    Drama Building, near the SE corner of Park and Speedway

    1:30 p.m., $19 for students

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