3/4: Balaban, Bess, and Brunnstrom

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PRODUCTIVE PANEL: CNN anchor Campbell Brown will moderate a panel of creative folks from Hollywood as part of the Brinker International Forum tonight. Panelists include Peter Gruber, producer of films like Rain Man and Tim Burton's version of Batman; actor Bob Balaban, often seen in films by Christopher Guest; and director Brett Ratner, who destroyed the X-Men franchise with the awful film X-Men: The Last Stand. Though we don't know why we'd take advice from Ratner, the rest of the panel should be a great group to explain the full process of making a film, from writing to producing, acting, and directing. 8:00 p.m. tonight at the AT&T PAC.

ALMOST 'SUMMERTIME': Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Gershwins' opera, Porgy and Bess, the production currently going on at Bass Hall has been completely updated with new costumes, scenery, and lighting -- all approved by the Gershwin Estate. That stamp of approval means a lot to us, as we've seen some not-so-great versions of the legendary show. Frankly, if you haven't seen it yet, you owe it to yourself to catch the closing show tonight at 8 p.m.

ICING ON THE CAKE: Vancouver's games switched on the hockey fan in us once again. Now we're looking for every opportunity to catch the Stars on ice. Luckily our high-sticking, body-checking team takes on the St. Louis Blues tonight at the AAC. Skates hit ice at 7:30 p.m.

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