Tuesday, November 25
Around about the time of the last Beastie Boys album, every hipster with a hard-on was sporting a "Free Tibet" T-shirt. Guess what? Tibet still needs freeing. Tonight at the Hi-Pointe Theater (1005 McCausland Avenue, 314-995-6273), Blue Beryl Dharma Center sponsors a benefit screening of Tom Peosay's new documentary Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion, which depicts the compassionate and loving (yet no less determined) spirit of the Tibetan people in the face of their Chinese oppressors. Prior to the movie is Happiness Hour, with Tibetan food (and samples of mysteriously and intriguingly named "Tibetan butter tea") and music, plus guest speaker Lama Lobsang Palden Rinpoche. Tickets are $15 in advance (available by calling 314-761-9642) or $20 at the door. Go on; the Beastie Boys would be proud of ya.