Greet the oncoming holiday season with gratitude rather than dread, considering that you haven't stumbled upon a secret group of aliens posing as wealthy, powerful members of society. Director John Carpenter's 1988 film They Live, starring former wrestler "Rowdy" Roddy Piper as hero John Nada, blends humor, horror and social commentary – and holds status for coining the phrase "I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass ... and I'm all out of bubble gum." ART OPENING & A MOVIE also includes a conspiracy-themed art show at 8 p.m. You'll leave with a newfound mistrust for everyone you meet. $10. 9:30 p.m. Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-873-1939. www.plazaatlanta.com.
Note: A previous version of this brief, as well as the print version in this week's paper, incorrectly listed the price of admission. Correct price is reflected here.