Mike G.'s Weekend Picks: Grab your bong! Pink Floyd's on the big screen!

Arteyu plays the House of Blues Sunday.
This weekend’s top arts and entertainment picks around town, from the guy who’s paid to pick them: Friday: David & Layla sounds like a really bad idea for a TV show that’ll make it through three episodes before it gets canned to make room for Two and a Half Men repeats. A Jew and a Muslim fall in love in N.Y.C. -- conflicts and laughs abound. But the rom-com was actually inspired by a true story and handles the subject with more sensitivity than you’d think. Director Jay Jonroy fields questions after today’s 4, 7, and 9:45 p.m. screenings at the Cedar Lee Theatre. Saturday: It smells a bit like those midnight screenings of Pink Floyd flicks/laser shows from the ‘70s, but the big-screen debut of Floyd guitarist David Gilmour’s new concert DVD, Remember That Night – Live at the Royal Albert Theatre, doesn’t pack quite the same wow factor. Still, many of your favorite Floyd tunes hit you in ass-rattling surround sound. Showtimes are at 3 p.m. and midnight (woo-hoo! grab your bong!) at Crocker Park Stadium 16 in Akron, and Severance Town Center Stadium 14 in Cleveland Heights. Sunday: On their new album, Lead Sails Paper Anchor, Atreyu channel a couple of decades’ worth of metal overload. Fret-smokin’ guitar riffs, larynx-shredding vocal acrobatics, and big, cheesy horns fill the CD, which finally comes close to replicating the intensity the SoCal band delivers onstage. It’s fist-raising, sing-along stuff that rides the line between screamo and metal. They’re at the House of Blues. -- Michael Gallucci
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