Naughty or nice

. May 18, 2012.

Perhaps you think films about Santa Claus have been exhausted; that there’s really nothing fresh that can be done with old Saint Nick in the theater. And maybe Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale — which screens at the Michigan Theater on December 9 and 10 — will change your mind. When a scientist in Finland discovers that the Korvatunturi Mountain acts as a burial mound, he has it dug up — then things get weird. Reindeer are killed. Bratty children go missing. Supplies disappear. One family catches the culprit, which ends up being a sadistic, pissed-off Santa Claus, and decides the thing to do is keep Old Nick in a cage and sell him to a scientist. The thing is, the film is serious — or as serious as you can be when going this route. Hey, it did get good reviews. 10pm. $9. $7 students. 603 E. Liberty St. 734-668-8463. www.michtheater.org

Trending

You Know You Want This

Kristen Roupenian’s You Know You Want This is a collection of short stories that revels in the mystifying aspects of interpersonal relationships without ever feeling the need to justify them.

Paesano Restaurant & Wine Bar

Crossing the threshold to enter Paesano (3411 Washtenaw) allows diners to enter another world.

Detroit’s Lester Johnson’s Solo Exhibit, Clarion Calls

This thoughtful mini-retrospective of the artist’s work traces his visual journey as an African American contemporary artist from the 1970’s until today.

“Mystic Nights” Show Inspires Wonder And Awe

Monthly performances by Misha Tuesday invite audience to question the realm of possibility.