Super Bowl Sunday entertains, movies make a comeback, and young artists make a strong showing this week.


Super Bowl XLIII is good for something, even if your team lost in the playoffs.

    Are you an Arizona Cardinals fan or part of Steelers nation? Or are you still crying into your Yuengling because the Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens didn’t make it?
    Who cares. The Super Bowl is worth watching no matter who’s playing, mainly for the commercials and the halftime show, which this year features Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. So thankfully, there probably won’t be any wardrobe malfunctions.
    Kickoff is at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, on NBC.

Films return to the Schwartz Center after winter break

    The Schwartz Center for the Arts is resuming its film series just in time; the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild awards still are fresh in our minds and the Oscars are just a month away.
    First up is “What Just Happened,” a fitting movie for the return of a film series: it’s a behind-the-scenes look at two very stressful weeks in the life of a film producer, played by Robert De Niro.
    Although the film didn’t win any major awards this year, it does come with a pedigree cast and crew. Director Barry Levinson won an Oscar for directing “Rain Man,” De Niro has won twice for acting and Catherine Keener was nominated for both “Being John Malkovich” and “Capote.” The film also stars Bruce Willis, Stanley Tucci (“The Devil Wears Prada”) and Kristen Stewart (“Twilight”).
    “What Just Happened” runs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, and Sunday, Feb. 8.
    Following on Wednesday, Feb. 11, and Sunday, Feb. 15, is “Happy-Go-Lucky” starring Sally Hawkins, a recent Golden Globe winner for this role. The movie also received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay. After “Cadillac Records” and “Milk,” it is a contender in eight Oscar categories this year.
    Movies at the Schwartz Center for the Arts are $8, $6 for students, military and those 65 and older with identification.
    Anyone interested in receiving email updates about upcoming films is encouraged to submit an email address to filmfans@schwartzcenter.com.

Admire the work of local student artists at DSU gallery

    An exhibit featuring the work of Delaware’s creative teens is on display at the Arts Center/Gallery at Delaware State University through Saturday, Feb. 14. The Delaware Regional Scholastic Art Award Exhibition is the regional affiliate of the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, which annually draws the work of more than 75,000 teens from across the country.
    The exhibit at DSU features the work of Gold and Silver Key award winners from this year’s state competition, and work from the Congressional Art Award winner for the state. Artwork by students from Dover High School, Caesar Rodney High School, Campus Community High School, Saint Thomas More Preparatory School and Smyrna High School is featured in the exhibition.
    The competition is open to all the state’s seventh- through 12th-graders, and this year’s winners represent more than 40 public and private schools throughout the state. All Gold Key winners will be sent to the national competition in New York.
    The Arts Center/Gallery is located in the Jason Library, Room 102.
    For more information, call 857-6697.