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Movie Night - Babette's Feast

Babette's FeastWednesday Night
August 5, 2009
7:00 p.m.   FREE

A special movie night at the museum to celebrate the exhibit Key Ingredients: America by Food, a Smithsonian traveling exhibition.

Written and directed by Gabriel Axel, from a short story by Out of Africa's Isak Dinesen, this Oscar-winning film* offers "an irresistible mixture of dry wit and robust humanity" (Newsweek).

On the desolate coast of Denmark live Martina and Philippa, the beautiful daughters of a devout clergyman who preaches salvation through self-denial. Both girls sacrifice youthful passion to faith and duty, and even many years after their father's death, they keep his austere teachings alive among the townspeople. But with the arrival of Babette, a mysterious refugee from France's civil war, life for the sisters and their tiny hamlet begins to change. Soon, Babette has convinced them to try something truly outrageous-a gourmet French meal! Her feast, of course, scandalizes the local elders. Just who is this strangely talented Babette, who has terrified this pious town with the prospect of losing their souls for enjoying too much earthly pleasure?

*1987: Foreign Language Film
Friday Night is Art Night

LichtensteinFriday, August 7, 2009
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

During the run of the exhibition The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Collection, the Yakima Valley Museum would like to invite the community to an after-hours viewing and curator-led tours of the exhibit.

This Friday is Artists' Night.  All local artists are invited for a special reception to celebrate the last month of the exhibit. Come and meet local artists and enjoy the exhibit 

Admission to the museum is free for this special event from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00pm.

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