* Tuesday, December 29. Berkeley, California, U.S.A.
Ideas in Animation presents "Nik Phelps and the Sprocket Ensemble Go to the Dogs" - an evening of live music set to contemporary animation, as well as live performances. The animated films that will be premiered include Nina Paley's "Cancer," Rock Ross' "Stupor Mundi," Michael Rudnick's "El Nino Sequence," Jason Shiga's "Double Duce," Dave Clausen and Carrie Kessler's "Publegg Enemy," and the cartoony and frenetic "A Dog Cartoon" directed by Dave Thomas of Wild Brain Animation. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Fine Arts Theater in Berkeley. For additional details call the Berkeley Theater at (510) 848-1038 or the Sprockets Ensemble at (415) 681-3189.