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Screen: Special Showings

Labyrinth

When: Sat., June 18, 7:30 p.m. 2016

SATURDAY, JUNE 18

LABYRINTH, CIRQUE DE VOL & BOWIE TRIBUTE BAND

Judging from many Internet threads, I was far from the only person who always thought the line was "Slap that baby, make him pee," not "make him free." Usually that would be an outrageous mishearing, but it's not even the most absurd thing in "Magic Dance," a song from the 1986 Jim Henson movie musical Labyrinth, where Jennifer Connelly has to rescue her baby brother from a fantasy maze full of puppets singing new wave music. David Bowie, the villainous Goblin King—dressed in a feathered wig, a pirate shirt, and very tight jodhpurs—cavorts around kicking goblins and funkily serenading "the babe ... with the power of voodoo." In its summer film series, NCMA frontloads a 9 p.m. screening of the delectable oddball classic (scripted by Monty Python's Terry Jones!) with a Cirque de Vol aerial show and a band covering Bowie songs from the film. With food trucks idling and cosplay encouraged, it should be a fun place to celebrate an era when Bowie was at his savviest and silliest. —Brian Howe

NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF ART, RALEIGH7:30 p.m., $10–$15, www.ncartmuseum.org

Price: $10-$15

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