Despite its simple plot, Christmas on Mars isnt kid stuff. During a colonization of Mars, the oxygen generator and gravity control malfunction. Thankfully, an alien comes along and helps the dumb-nut humans out (sort of like pilgrims and Indians, only without any air to breathe). The Flaming Lips have a reputation for multilayered lyrics and energetic performances. Expect the same from Christmas on Mars. 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Alamo Drafthouse, West Oaks, 1000 West Oaks. For information, call 281-920-9211 or visit www.drafthouse.com/westoaks. $8.50.
Dec. 12-14, 7:30 & 10:30 p.m., 2008