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The Insiders: Serving up a cultural buffet for your Saturday pleasure

We went shopping to find things for you to do today – don’t worry, we used our cloth bags, as directed – and boy did we hit the jackpot of sense-stimulating activities. There’s enough culture around these parts today to fill an entire club.

If books are your thing, swing by Gibson’s at 1 p.m. They have a ton of them; oh, and they also have an author stopping by to talk about one of his. D.J. MacHale will be on hand to discuss Storm, the second installment of a trilogy dubbed the SYLO Chronicles. MacHale has also written the Morpheus Road trilogy and the Pendragon series, the former of which was not named after the Beatles less-heralded road-based album. If you can’t make the event, MacHale can sign a copy in a parallel science-fictiony universe and transport it to Gibson’s for you. Or, he’ll just sign one while he’s there. Either way, call 224-0562 or email michael@gibsonsbookstore.com to have a copy set aside for you.

From books to movies we go, with a stop at Red River Theatres. As part of the ongoing 6th annual New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival, there will be a showing of Aftermath at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Fair warning: this isn’t a light tale, and does feature mature content and some violence. Then again, so does this column sometimes (the movie really does, though ). The film is also in Polish, with English subtitles.

There’s also some live theater in town, thanks to some very small actors. But that’s only because they’re from the Rundlett Middle School Drama Club (and, in all fairness, we haven’t seen them all. Some of them might be rather tall for their age). We assume they’ll all stand tall in performing Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. at 7 p.m. at the middle school. Tickets are $8, or $5 for seniors and students.

Today is also the second of three Concord Light Opera shows at the Unitarian Universalist Church. Stop by and catch an 8 p.m. performance of Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore. Tickets for that show are $20, or $15 for students and seniors 65 and older.

(Email the Insiders at theinsiders@cmonitor.com.)

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