Culture to Consume: “Invictus,” Snoop Dogg and “Glee”

What to check out this weekend.

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MORGAN FREEMAN as Nelson Mandela and MATT DAMON as Francois Pienaar in Warner Bros. Pictures

UMD-05493 MORGAN FREEMAN as Nelson Mandela and MATT DAMON as Francois Pienaar in Warner Bros. Pictures

Rebecca Lang

Watch this: Catch Morgan Freeman playing Nelson Mandela in âÄúInvictus.âÄù The Nobel Prize winner and activist requested that Morgan Freeman portray his life story. WeâÄôre also looking forward to Heath Ledger in âÄúThe Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.âÄù Listen to this: No, not Chris Brown , despite his release this week. Why not gravitate toward Snoop DoggâÄôs âÄúMalice N Wonderland.âÄù For my mom, IâÄôm going to grab âÄúGleeâÄôsâÄù 2nd volume of covers. Read this: EsquireâÄôs fiction editors are obsessed with Stephen King, so maybe the horror auteur has cycled through fame and back to be considered somewhat of a literary underdog. Check out his new 1000+ page release âÄúUnder the Dome.âÄù Eat this: Bring an unwrapped childrenâÄôs toy or a bag of pet food to Muddy Paws Cheesecake on 27th St. W. to get into their cheesecake sampling blowout today from 4-9 p.m. Drink this: ItâÄôs the season for holiday tea. WeâÄôd recommend BritâÄôs Pub downtown, which serves tea from 1-3:30 p.m. along with finger sandwiches, desserts and other sundries. Plus, thereâÄôs plenty of booze. Click this: PitchforkâÄôs âÄúThe Worst Album Covers of 2009âÄù is a concise, witty dose of pain for all the douchiest musicians and music marketers of the year, Chris Brown and Joss Stone included.