Apr 012012
 

MOVIES

Mirror Mirror - Julia Roberts plays the evil Queen to Lily Collins’ Snow White in this Tarsem-directed update of the classic tale. Armie Hammer and Nathan Lane co-star.

Wrath of the Titans - Perseus (Sam Worthington) has to fight a few more gigantic, CGI monsters. Hopefully they didn’t retrofit the 3-D this time.

The Raid: Redemption - This knock-em-up kung-fu actioner is getting high marks from critics (except Roger Ebert, that is). Gareth Evans writes and directs.

MUSIC/OTHER

FRIDAY

Ponderosa Live – It’s the White Party with DJ Twist, DJ Knowledge and others! Doors at 5 PM.

Paramount Theater – Live Nation brings middle America’s superstar funnyman, Kevin James, to the stage. Starts at 6 PM.

The ND (501 Studios) – Krafty Kuts performs for The Bring on the Beats Tour. With The GoGo Gadgettes, 8*b1t, Teezy and DJ Koss. Starts at 10 PM.

The Sahara Lounge – Punky reggae and fast-flying Latin funk with Don Chani and La Guerrilla. Doors at 10 PM.

SATURDAY

Sherwood Forest Faire (1883 Old Hwy 20, McDade, TX 78650) -It’s Sherwood’s closing weekend for their third season. Featuring a performance by David Arkenstone. Starts at 10 AM.

Travis County Expo Center – It’s getting hot outside, to cool down with some suds at the Austin Beer Festival 2012. Starts at 2 PM.

Mohawk – “Soul Shakedown” with Austin’s giant of the scene, Nakia, Akina Adderley, The Vintage Playboys and Hard Proof Afrobeat. Doors at 8 PM.

Triple Crown (San Marcos) – Two top Austin bands take the 40 minute trip; My Education and The Eastern Sea, with Equals also on the bill! Doors at 9 PM.

SUNDAY

Nothing’s going on Sunday…April Fools! (that was lame, sorry)

Seriously, though, April 1st is the first day of Austin Restaurant Week. Check http://restaurantweekaustin.com/ for listings.

Stubb’s – Green River Ordinance with Graham Colton for the “Under Fire North American Tour.”

The Highball – Meagan Tubb & Shady People and The Deann Rene Band rock it out for the first day of the month. 10 PM.

Hole in the Wall – “Greasy, grimy” fun with Yo Yo Kokaru! Starts at 11 PM.

 

Feb 042012
 

MOVIES

Big Miracle - Drew Barrymore, Ted Danson and John Krasinski try to save whales trapped in ice.

Chronicle - Irresponsible teenage boys gain supernatural abilities. It’s not actually a good thing after a while.

The Innkeepers - This vet of SXSW 2011 is a spooky thriller about investigators staying in a haunted inn.

The Woman In Black – Daniel Radcliffe stars as a lawyer at odds with a vengeful ghost.

We Need to Talk About Kevin - Tilda Swinton was one of this season’s major Oscar snubs for this film. She portrays a mother struggling through the horrific aftermath of her child shooting his classmates.

MUSIC/OTHER

FRIDAY

The Parish – The much talked-about Zola Jesus, plus Talk Normal and Technicolor Hearts. Doors at 8 PM.

La Zona Rosa – Laugh and rock with They Might Be Giants! Doors at 9 PM.

The Elephant Room – Gato Six with Suzi Stern. As always, starts at 9:30 PM.

Poodie’s Hilltop Roadhouse – Austin royalty: Will Sexton. Have you heard Move The Balance yet? He goes on at 10:30 PM. Also playing: Ashley Monical (4 PM) and Erik Larson & Peacemaker (7 PM).

SATURDAY

NeWorlDeli – Jan Seides at 7 PM. Busy girl!

The Spellman House (400 S. Center Street. Forney, TX 75126 ) – An intimate concert with Alice Peacock and Danny Myrick. Starts at 7 PM. Purchase tickets now.

Palmer Events Center – Carnaval Brasileiro, one of Austin’s longest-lived and most beloved annual events, is in its 35th year. The city’s biggest and best party. Starts, er, “explodes” at 9 PM.

The Flamingo Cantina – The Annual Bob Marley Birthday Tribute Party. Featuring The Mau Mau Chaplains and Don Chani. Doors at 9 PM.

SUNDAY

Z-Tejas – Ironically, Saturday Nites at 6 PM.

Of course, its Super Bowl Sunday, and basically every bar is doing something. Watch America’s game!