This week’s Wave

Catch a sneak peek of Season 3 of “Downton Abbey” on Friday at Clyde Iron Works.

Now that we’ve cashed out 2012, this week’s Wave is all about the future.

We play the role of seer and point A&E fans in the direction of a year’s worth of solid art and entertainment options. For instance: Did you know that Trampled By Turtles is already scheduled for a June show at Big Top Chautauqua? But you could also stay in town that weekend and check out Lyric Opera of the North’s production of “La Traviata.” It’s up to you.

You’ve maybe noticed that we have a new music reviewer critiquing his way through the local music scene. Tony Bennett, musician/freelance writer, really knows how to make a colorful sentence. Here you can get to know him better and here you can see what he thinks of the Hattie and Her Man Band album available for download on Bandcamp.

This week’s Best Bets include a sneak peek at Season 3 of “Downton Abbey,” the return of Saturday Morning Family Films series at Zinema 2, a Dr. Who tutorial also at Zinema 2, Retribution Gospel Choir at Red Star and an ice carving competition at Little Angie’s.

Also on the internet:

The Current is steaming new Southwire.

Renegade Theater Company wants you to audition for stuff.

MPR has a piece on the Finnish folk group Kaivama, which plays Jan. 11 at Beaner’s Central.

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