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Film Ryan Gilbey

THE REACTION to Gummo (left) was predictably mixed, but this harsh, experimental portrait of white-trash youth was generally better received than Larry Clark's Kids. That film was scripted by the impish young Harmony Korine, who wrote and directed Gummo and makes a memorable appearance as a drunk making sexual advances to a gay dwarf. Also featured: dead cats, a boy who wanders the streets in pink rabbit ears, lots that's pretentious, and more that's compelling.

Oxford Phoenix (01865-554909) 11.30pm

All the huffing and puffing that the makers of The Object of my Affection put into the film's romantic complications makes you recoil. Better to enjoy the glorious supporting performances: Alan Alda as an egotistical agent, Allison Janney as his brittle wife, and Nigel Hawthorne as a critic.

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Theatre Dominic Cavendish

THE OLD NEIGHBORHOOD (below), a trilogy detailing the homecoming of a middle-aged Jewish man, is the closest David Mamet has come to putting his life on stage, but it's no exercise in navel-gazing. Gripping performances, particularly from Zoe Wanamaker, unleash the torrents of emotion swelling behind Mamet's wry, well-wrought dialogue.

Royal Court at the Duke of York's, London WC2 (0171-565 5000) 7.30pm

Watching and Weighting by Susan Gott concludes a season of new works at Hull Truck. This comic monologue, about a wife who blames her husband's adultery on her thighs, highlights the downside of fitness and dieting regimes. It runs in tandem with John Godber's The Weed - looking at the male equivalent - body-building.

Hull Truck Theatre, Spring St, Hull (01482 323638) 8pm


Duncan Hadfield

One, two or even three of Bach's Bradenburg Concertos are not that difficult to encounter in Baroque music programmes. But it's rare to be able to hear all six at a single sitting, partly because of the different instrumental combinations each calls for. Those present no problems, though, for one of our best period ensembles - The English Concert (right), directed by Trevor Pinnock in a City of London Festival concert from the splendid setting of Goldsmith's Hall.

Goldsmith's Hall, Foster Lane, London EC4 (0171-638 8891) 8pm

Pop Tim Perry

PLAYING LIVE has always been one of the strengths of cosmopolitan four- piece Drugstore (right), and for this late-night show they should be in top form as they prepare for Glastonbury and a seven-week tour of the USA to promote their fine White Magic for Lovers album. Fronting the blend of fuzzy guitar and whirring cello is livewire Brazilian singer Isabel Monteiro, a woman who knows how to work up a crowd. Middlesbrough Arena (01642 251854) tonight. Doors open 9pm. pounds 3 before 10pm, pounds 4 before 10.30pm, pounds 5 after Veteran worldbeat musician Taj Mahal, always rises to the live occasion and draws a loyal following. Expect every corner of ethnic American music to be explored and then fused with African and Caribbean rhythms. There's also some rather heavy blues rock from support act The Walter Trout Band. Croydon, Fairfield Halls (0181-688 9291) tonight, pounds 15/20