Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Week Entertainment

November has been stuffed with entertainment options, not unlike a Thanksgiving turkey. And it's not over yet. Yes, we've seen Falling, Meet Vera Stark, Rent, Viral, Walking with My Ancestors and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, all pretty much on top of each other. ISU's Water by the Spoonful also dipped a toe into November.

We've made it to the 25th, so that means nothing is left for November but clean-up, right?

Au contraire!

On TV, you can use the Thanksgiving break to catch up with a firecracker of a season of The Good Wife (hint: things are not going well for Cory Agos), check in on who's advancing on The Voice or who wins the mirrorball (tonight) on Dancing with the Stars, watch New Girl's Thanksgiving episode (tonight) or tune in to the annual screenings of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and Welcome to America, Charlie Brown tomorrow night on ABC. You can also see the remaining episodes of Selfie, which was canceled, on Hulu, or wallow in the bright, sparkly excess of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC, with a host of performances from Broadway shows like A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Honeymoon in Vegas, Sting's The Last Ship, On the Town and Side Show. The usual holiday weekend marathons include Portlandia on IFC and Friends on TBS on Thanksgiving Day.

In movie theaters, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1 will keep you  warm, along with Birdman, Horrible Bosses 2, Interstellar and St. Vincent, all playing local screens this week.

If you prefer your movies classic, you can find a full night of road movies on Turner Classic Movies Friday, including Road to Utopia, Sullivan's Travels and It Happened One Night.

The Normal Theater echoes the road movie idea with Planes, Trains and Automobiles -- a road trip with Steve Martin and John Candy trying to make it home for the holidays -- on Thursday and Friday.

And if that's not enough to keep you busy, Bloomington Parks and Rec is hosting a Turkey Trot to help you run or walk off the pumpkin pie.

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