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Fans of Glaswegian indie pop take heed: Camera Obscura crosses the pond this weekend to grace you with their presence at Bimbo’s 365 Club. This Friday at 9 p.m. the group will charm with their Scottish antics for the low, low price of $16.

Accompanied by soundtrack wunderkind Portastatic, this show promises an excess of adorable lyrics, a sweet sound unmatched by any. This tour stops here for one night only, so make sure to take this opportunity to revel in the hipster glory that is sure to reach near-critical levels.

—Meggie Brummett

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Ever wonder what it's like to live in a crumbling communist village?

This Saturday, Feb. 17, the Pacific Film Archive shows its newly-struck print (from Hungary) of Bela Tarr's mythic 1994 film, “Satantango,” for the first time in Berkeley. The seven and a half-hour film starts at 1 p.m.; you'll be out by 9:30, with intermissions. Susan Sontag said, “I would see (“Satantango”) once a year, for the rest of my life.” Get your first, if you haven’t already.

—Ryland Walker Knight

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Khalo Matabane’s film “Conversations on a Sunday Afternoon” moves effortlessly between the fantastical and the painfully true. Composed of scripted scenes and documentary-style interviews, the film tells the story of Fatima, a Somalian refugee. Part of the African Film Festival and the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, “Conversations on a Sunday Afternoon” will play at the Pacific Film Archive, Sunday at 5:30 p.m.

—Brandy Gamoning

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This Monday, fulfill your patrioitic duty and celebrate President’s Day. But instead of honoring to Honest Abe, honor America’s favorite C-lister Millard Fillmore or practice your Zachary Taylor impression.

—Max D. Baumgarten

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