This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

Tuesday, November 15

Kevin Smith really didn't cut it for us anymore. Then Smith showed up on one of our regularly-TiVo-ed shows, Degrassi: The Next Generation, and we were forced to rethink our position. On the show, Smith used the Degrassi Community School and its students in his "latest project." In doing so, he met Caitlin Ryan (the do-gooder TV journalist grown up from '80s hit Degrassi Junior High) and got her a big-time gig in L.A. That's awesome, because she and Joey were totally in a rut, and that whole marriage proposal wasn't foolin' anybody, besides...well, we digress. Anyway, Smith's back on our good list, and the timing couldn't be better since the Lakewood Theater is featuring his 1995 flick Mallrats as part of the Quick Cocktails and Comedy series. Admission is $1 and well drinks are $2. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the movie starting at 8 p.m. Even better? We get to honor another one of our teen soap obsessions, since the bitchy Shannen Doherty stars alongside Silent Bob. The Lakewood Theater is located at 1825 Abrams Pkwy. Call 214-821-SHOW.

Wednesday, November 16

As much as we support older women in creative endeavors, something about handing our mothers a mike and telling them to "get up there and be funny like ya are in the kitchen!" just scares the shit out of us. Perhaps we're still having flashbacks from watching Sally Field make jokes about kielbasa in Punchline. Nick at Nite, however, feels differently and is encouraging all those moms who have a punch line as perfect as Donna Reed's pot roast to come to the Addison Improv, 4980 Belt Line Road, 8 p.m. Wednesday for the Search for the Funniest Mom in America. Now, in all seriousness, it might be a pretty funny show--unless Nick at Nite has rules against working blue...Some of the dirtiest mothers we've ever seen were, well, mothers. Call 972-404-8501 or visit

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