Days of Summer


By Bill Chenevert

Friday, August 8: Even as a shaggy, eternally stoned weed dealer, James Franco can sell a movie -- the boy is gorgeous. If that weren't reason enough to see his latest, Pineapple Express, Franco also joins hilarious underdog Seth Rogen (of Knocked Up fame) and spunky Rosie Perez, who plays a crooked cop. Here's the trailer. Meanwhile, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 hits theaters today. We've watched darling America Ferrera come into her own as the star of Ugly Betty, Blake Lively do the same in Gossip Girl, and, well, Amber Tamblyn and Alexis Bledel are adorable, too. Watch the trailer and tell us it's not precious.

Saturday, August 9: Chicago's Northhalsted Market Days is in its 27th year and spans six city blocks, hosts over 400 vendors of food and crafts, and boasts three stages of performances for both days. Today and tomorrow you will no doubt get your eat on if you live in Chi-town. And Sunday you can catch the Chicago Gay Mens Chorus at noon, so show up and show some love. Check out the website for a full listing of bands.

Sunday, August 10: What is there to say about Tony Kushner and Angels in America that hasn't been said? It's arguably the most brilliant play of our gay generation, so Seattle boys and girls, listen up. Tonight is the last night of Angels in America: Perestroika, in which eight actors play at least two roles. (Serious acting chops are a requirement. Hello, Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, Mary-Louise Parker, and Patrick Wilson were in the HBO Miniseries.) Get your tickets now before they're sold out.