by Jim Nintzel
First, there's the screening of Serenity, the movie that wrapped up at least a few of the plot lines left dangling when Whedon's cowboys-in-outer-space series Firefly was canceled by the no-good dingbats at Fox about halfway through the first season. The movie is not only a chance for Browncoats to gather; it's also a benefit for Equality Now, a cause that's near and dear to Joss' gal-empowering heart.
The Loft is promising "an out-of-this-world raffle for fabulous prizes, a 'Whedonverse' Costume Contest (dress up as your fave characters from Serenity/Firefly or Buffy/Angel), a taped introduction by Joss Whedon himself, games, fun surprises and more!"
The Loft is following up with another screening of the Buffy the Vampire Singer Sing-a-Long, which features the musical episode "Once More With Feeling." If you're a Buffy fan, you so need to see this all big-screeney.
The Serenity extravaganza starts Saturday at 7 p.m.; Buffy shows at 10 p.m.
Tickets to Can't Stop the Serenity are $10 in advance, $12 the day of the show. Tickets to the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sing-a-Long are $5. Tickets are sold separately, and both are now available at The Loft box-office.