Cultural Highlights on the Homefront

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Many locals, and local parents, are slopeside in Vancouver but for those of you here and enjoying the fresh snow and post-President's Weekend powder, there's a lot going on at night. 1/16 and 1/17 at the Wheeler Opera House, Pedro Almodovar's latest film, Broken Embraces, screens at 7:30 p.m. Penelope Cruz has rejoined Almodovar's cast doing her finest work, as always, in her native tongue. Coming up 1/19 and ushering in the "All-Texas Weekend", the legendary Guy Clark is joined by Radney Foster onstage for a sure-to-be musical highlight of the winter while on Saturday, 1/20, Jerry Jeff Walker comes to the Wheeler to round out a weekend of vintage live music. Complete info, www.wheeleroperahouse.com.