“The Nut Job” (PG, 86 minutes, Universal): Cleverness is in short supply in this animated feature about a grouchy squirrel named Surly and his best buddy (Buddy the mute rat), who plan a heist to steal cashews, peanuts and almonds. Of all the flaws of “The Nut Job,” Surly’s gruff attitude is one of the hardest to overcome. He’s not a very fun character to travel with, even when he evolves into a kinder, gentler squirrel with an after-school-special-worthy lesson to share. But it doesn’t compare to the growing list of children’s movies that also delight adults were. Contains mild action and rude humor. Extras include animated shorts “Surly Squirrel” (the 2005 short that inspired the film) and “Nuts & Robbers.” Also, on Blu-ray: deleted scenes, storyboards slide show, lead voice actor Will Arnett interview on the script and dance-off end credits. Also available in 3D.
The gallery is at 2485 Sand Creek Road, Suite 128 in The Streets of Brentwood, For more information, visit www.DeltaGallery.com or call 516-5935, Brentwood Teen Theater presents ‘Seussical Jr.’, BRENTWOOD — Brentwood Teen Theater presents its final weekend of crochet pattern - baby ballet flats and mini crochet flowers “Seussical Jr.”at Resurrection Ministries, 1275 Fairview Ave, Performances are set for 7:30 p.m, Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m, Saturday, On first look “Seussical” might seem a tale of odd creatures thrust into a world of out- of-shape twisted environments more intended to help ease children into slumber at bed time..
“Phenoms” (8 p.m., Fox): In the run up to the World Cup, this five-part documentary series chronicles the journey of the next great soccer players on their quests to represent their respective countries. It kicks off with Parts 1 and 2, “Attackers’ and “Defenders.”. “CNN Special Report: A Double Life: The Spy Inside Al Qaeda with Christiane Amanpour” (10 p.m., CNN): For the first time, the complete story of a longtime spy inside al Qaeda is told. The special reveals the amazing account of a former jihadist and member of al Qaeda who became a spy for the West. Aimen Dean was an idealistic teenager who embraced jihad and became an al Qaeda operative when he met and pledged loyalty to Osama bin Laden. After the bombings of two US embassies in East Africa which resulted in massive civilian casualties, Dean grew disillusioned with al Qaeda and eventually became a spy for the British intelligence agency MI6.
TECHstyle Art Biennial: An exhibition of contemporary artists merging fiber media with new information and communication technologies as a medium of artistic expression and/or in the content of their work, Work includes digitally printed fabrics and quilts, digital jacquard weaving, digital imaging, inkjet printing, laser engraving, 3D software, and heat-press laminations, Aug, 24-Oct, 14, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, 520 S, First St., crochet pattern - baby ballet flats and mini crochet flowers San Jose, $8, 408-971-0323, www.sjquiltmuseum.org..
Informal group for Pacifica writers of poetry, fiction /non-fiction meets at 2 p.m. third Saturday of month at Florey’s Books, 2120 Palmetto Ave. We have a featured reading, an open reading for visiting writers and potluck refreshments to share. Program is free and open to public. (650) 557-9097. All dances taught and beginners welcome. No partners needed. Third Saturday of month, Pacifica Library, 104 Hilton Way, 7 p.m. Call Julie for more info 359-3285. What is circle dancing? Visit circledancing.com for more info.
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