In 2008's Visioneers, the feature debut of filmmaking brothers Brandon and Jared Drake, beard-of-the-moment Zach Galifianakis plays George Washington Winsterhammerman, a low-level worker at the fictional Jeffers Corporation. The near-futuristic workplace values productivity above all else — so much so that its workers literally blow up. Threatened by the prospect of spontaneous human combustion, George is forced to examine his complacent, banal life. Tonight at Savvy Coffee & Wine Bar (1201 Main, 816-471-7044), see why Galifianakis is breaking through to mainstream audiences as Visioneers screens at 8:30 p.m. Enjoy the cushy swankness of the recently reopened corner joint with $5.50 Three Olives cocktails (Savvy has all 15 varieties) and deep house sounds from DJ Mark Jones afterward.
Sat., Jan. 9, 8:30 p.m., 2010