+FIVE: Feb. 13-19, 2014


+1 | Combustible songs

Rustic Overtones
Thursday (Feb. 20), 9 p.m.
The Pickle Barrel, Killington

Combining elements of rock, ska, jazz and funk, Rustic Overtones have a unique and big sound. The Portland, Maine-based band makes its annual stop at the Pickle Thursday — a must-see show for fans of gritty rock and big horns. Tickets: $11-$13. Listen at therusticovertones.com.


+2 | On the air

Rob Bartlett & Tony Powell: ‘Stupid Cupid Valentine Show’
Saturday, 8 p.m.
The Paramount Theatre, Rutland

Since 1986, Rob Bartlett has written and performed many of the “Imus in the Morning” program’s popular cast of characters, including Larry King, Hulk Hogan and Paula Dean. Tickets: $39.75. More info at www.paramountvt.org.


+3 | Andy’s dandy

Friday, 9 p.m.
The Alley, Rutland

This high-octane, up-beat, power trio is back at The Alley Friday to rock you into Saturday morning. If you like ’90s rock with a modern twist this is your band. Listen at andylugo.wix.com/lugoband.


+4 | Rom-com classic

SCREENING: ‘When Harry Met Sally’
Friday, 7 p.m.,
The Paramount Theatre, Rutland

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with this classic rom-com starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan. Tickets: Adults $6; kids12 and under $4.


+5 | Sting like a bee

SCREENING: ‘The Trials of Muhammad Ali’
Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Rutland Free Library, Rutland

‘The Trials of Muhammad Ali’ covers Ali’s toughest bout: his battle to overturn a five-year prison sentence for refusing U.S. military service in Vietnam. Prior to becoming one of professional sports’ most famous faces, Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion and wartime dissent. The film focuses on the most controversial years of Ali’s life, when an emerging sports superhero chooses faith and conscience over fame and fortune.