Wednesday, October 17, 2012

This week only: Led Zeppelin and Bridge School Benefit screenings

Posted By on Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Led Zeppelin Celebration Day
So who wants to go see Led Zeppelin, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Jack White, Guns N' Roses, the Flaming Lips, Ray LaMontagne, Foster the People, Lucinda Williams, and k.d. lang?

Okay then, your best shot at seeing them perform anytime soon — or, in the case of Led Zeppelin, any time ever — will be this week.

For those who haven't noticed the media blitz, Celebration Day, the big-screen chronicle of Led Zeppelin's 2007 reunion concert in tribute to Atlantic Records' Ahmet Ertegun, is about to have its much-hyped two-night run. You can catch it in local theaters, including Cinemark Tinseltown and Cinemark Carefree Circle with IMAX, this Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. For more info, you can visit the event site here.

For those who prefer a smaller screen and a more diverse selection of bands, the rest of the above acts will be among the performers at Neil Young's eight-hour, all-acoustic 2012 Bridge School Concert this Saturday. You can stream it live for a suggested donation of $5 or more. Proceeds will go to the Northern California school's education and outreach programs on behalf of children with severe speech and physical impairments. Go to the Bridge School's Facebook page, where full details will be posted soon.

And finally, for those who choose Les Troyens over Led Zeppelin — or both for that matter — the Metropolitan Opera's 2012-14 Live in HD season has just gotten underway. Click here for the full performance schedule, including theaters and showtimes.

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