December 24, 2012 in Features

Your week

 
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Anne Hathaway portrays Fantine, a struggling, sickly mother forced into prostitution in 1800s Paris, in a scene from the screen adaptation of “Les Miserables,” which opens Tuesday.
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Your food

Local bartenders and distillers are bringing something new to cocktails and spirits: patience. Barrel-aging cocktails and spirits brings a whole new depth of flavor to drinks. At Italia Trattoria, Bethe Bowman is serving a barrel-aged Negroni cocktail and Dry Fly Distilling recently unveiled a new gin that has been aged in their wheat whiskey barrels. Also, we catch up with Mountain Dome winemaker Erik Manz to talk about bubbly, just in time for New Year’s.

Find news and recipes in Wednesday’s Food section.

Your fun

On DVD

“The Words”

In theaters

“Django Unchained”

“Les Miserables”

“Parental Guidance”

“Silver Linings Playbook”

On TV

Today: “Christmas With the Mormon Tabernacle Choir” features baritone Nathan Gunn and Jane Seymour narrating “Good King Wenceslas” and the story of the birth of Christ. 9 p.m., KSPS

Tuesday: Get a double dose of Grinch with both the animated and live-action versions of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” 8 and 8:30 p.m., ABC.

Wednesday: “Ghost Hunters” visits the Friars Club in New York. 9 p.m., Syfy.

Thursday: The Peanuts gang celebrates in 1986’s “Happy New Year, Charlie Brown” 8 p.m., ABC.

Friday: “American Masters” examines the Joffrey Ballet. 9 p.m., KCDT; 10 p.m., KSPS.

Saturday: U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan find and destroy improvised explosive devices in the three-part miniseries “Heroes of Hell’s Highway,” which airs back to back. 8 p.m., Discovery.

Sunday: The nurses and nuns care for an abandoned newborn at Christmas in the “Call the Midwife Holiday Special” 7 p.m., KSPS.

On stage

Comedian Billy Gardell, Thursday, Northern Quest Resort and Casino

Bret Michaels, Friday, Northern Quest Resort and Casino

Lonestar, Saturday, Northern Quest Resort and Casino

Around town

“Sound of Music” Sing-a-Long, Saturday, INB Performing Arts Center

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