Summer is just about here, and I’m starting to feel pangs of nostalgia for a favorite pastime of adolescence. On hot nights in the 1980s, my friends and I would head to air-conditioned movie theaters. But I wasn’t all that interested in seeing the latest boy-adventure blockbuster from George Lucas or Steven Spielberg. I wanted to see movies that told stories that resonated with my life: adventures of a more down-to-earth, female-centric variety. At that age, my girlfriends and I were trying to navigate the difficult terrain that comes with falling in love; becoming sexual; dealing with friends, family and school, but most of all, growing up and trying to be our own person.
“Welcome to Christmas,” TV movie (8 p.m., Hallmark), “A Christmas in Tennessee,” TV movie (8 wall decal ballet slippers vinyl wall decal 22294 p.m., LIfetime), “Crikey! It’s the Irwins” (8 p.m., Animal Planet), “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (8 p.m., Bravo), “Alaska: The Last Frontier” (8 p.m., Discovery), “Bob’s Burgers” (8:30 p.m., Fox), “Shark Tank” (9 p.m., ABC), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (9 p.m., CBS), “Ray Donovan“ (9 p.m., Showtime), “Family Guy” (9 p.m., Fox)..
For more insight on why it took “The Other Side of the Wind” so friggin’ long to get released, queue up Morgan Neville’s superb documentary “They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead.” The “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” director gives us an interesting portrait of a complicated Welles during the final phase of his influential career. Neville’s film is endlessly clever and fascinating. It’s also available on Nov. 2. And if you’re ready to leap into the winter holiday season, Netflix is also dropping “The Holiday Calendar” on Nov. 2. Kat Graham stars in this rom-com revolving around a fortune-telling advent calendar.
The home: Oakland’s Lake Merritt once was lined with impressive mansions like this 1876 Italianate Victorian, home to William Walker Camron and later, Josiah Stanford (Leland’s oldest brother), Saved from the wrecking ball in 1971, the restored Camron-Stanford House has been open to the wall decal ballet slippers vinyl wall decal 22294 public since 1978, Extras: Penny Candy Shop where children can select an old-fashioned treat to take home, Details: Free admission for the Dec, 1 event, For the afternoon tours on Dec, 14-15, regular admission applies ($5 general, $4 seniors), 1418 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, 510-874-7802; www.cshouse.org..
Smart comedy for thinking adults. PITTSBURG — Standup comic Darren Carter headlines a monthly comedy show with Keith Lowell Jensen and Natasha Muse at the California Theatre, 8 p.m. Dec. 13, 351 Railroad Ave. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door. For tickets and information, call 925-428-1611 or go to PittsburgCaliforniaTheatre.com. Black Diamond Ballet presents ‘Nutcracker’. PITTSBURG — The nonprofit organization Black Diamond Ballet will present “The Nutcracker” Dec. 13 and 14 at the Pittsburg Creative Arts Building, 250 School St.
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