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The Music Box finishes the year in grand fashion by screening some of the most epic movies of all time as part of its On an Epic Scale series (through January 2). Today's double feature: Kurosawa's masterpiece Seven Samurai and Francis Ford Coppola's disturbing Vietnam War epic Apocalypse Now.
Starting the New Year's Eve celebration early, Chicago-born DJ/production duo Flosstradamus kicks off a two-night stint at the Riviera Theatre tonight. As Miles Raymer writes in Soundboard, "they're at the forefront of 'trap music,' which updates this blend by combining contemporary EDM and the trap sound that's been dominating southern rap lately."
Tony Adler listed Burning Bluebeard among his theater highlights of 2013, calling it "an ensemble masterpiece, at once comic, horrific, and holy." Catch it tonight at Theater Wit.
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.