Immortals - Visually gifted art director Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) returns with an extravagant tale of Theseus (Henry Cavill) on a mission for the Gods.
Jack and Jill – Adam Sandler plays himself and his annoying sister in this comedy. Katie Holmes and a huge list of celebrity cameos guest star.
Melancholia - Kirsten Dunst won best actress at Cannes for this film, the latest from provocateur Lars von Trier. The story follows a depressive bride (Dunst) and her sister (Charlotte Gainsbourg) as the Apocalypse nears.
J. Edgar - Leonardo DiCaprio portrays legendary/infamous FBI director J. Edgar Hoover in Clint Eastwood’s latest film.
Texas Capitol Visitors Center – Pay respect to the best of our country at Voices of Veterans™ program put on by he Texas Veterans Land Board and chairman Jerry Patterson. The program is known as “Every Veteran Has a Story to Tell.” The exhibit will include a short video on the Voices of Veterans™ program, multimedia iPad kiosks with selections from veterans’ interviews and personal memorabilia. Twelve Texas veterans of four wars — World War II, Vietnam and both Iraq wars — are featured in videos about courage, duty, fear and survival as part of the exhibit. It will run until September 2012.
Waterloo Records – An in-store, acoustic performance by Yellowcard, who are pushing their new release When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes (Acoustic). Starts at 5 PM.
Steiner Ranch Subdivision (located off of Hwy 620, in the Towne Square Park off of Country Trails Lane) – Ernie Reyes World Martial Arts will be holding a Kick-A-Thon fundraiser to benefit the Bastrop Fire Department whose resources have been tapped after the extensive firestorms. The company’s goal is to raise $10,000 to help supply the department with essential fire fighting gear for future rescue efforts. Donations will be accepted on-site the day of the event, or interested parties can stop by the studio and make a contribution. Call for more information at 512-266-3339 or visit Facebook at Facebook.com/wcwmaaustin. Starts at 5 PM.
Eddie V’s – Debonair piano troubadour James Speer starts at 8. He’ll probably play a few cuts off his anticipated coming release, Living Room Sessions.
The Parish – Let Rasputina trail you off into Victorian-shaded, cello art pop. The trio plays with The Wilderness of Manitoba. Doors at 8 PM.
The Continental Club – Starting at 8, the no-cover show is Steve Bernal’s Zodiac, but on this night Ephraim Owens, Jon Dee Graham, Robert Kraft, Kellie Salome, Steve Bernal, Gail Folkins, Mary Perna and more, participate in the Quarterly Tertulia: a Convergence of Art, Music and Words. That goes ’til 10 PM, and at 10:30 pay $5 to see Mike Flanigin Trio w/Jake Langley & Brannen Temple.
Emo’s – Canadian rock duo Black Pistol Fire plays with The White White Lights and The Blind Pets. Doors at 9 PM.
Elephant Room – Latin-tinged jazz group The Brew will play at 9:30 PM.
Continental Club – Here’s the lineup: Doors open at 1:30pm. $15 2:00-6:00: Cajun Dance with Charles Thibodeaux & The Cajun Aces and Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys. $15 7:30: Junior Brown & The Lovely Tanya Rae. $8 10:00: Heybale! wth Redd & Earl & Dallas.
Beauty Bar – It’s the Afton Showcase, with Aaron Stephens, Angie Parker, Christina Murphy, Shawn Lucas, Tory Andrew, A City For The Taking, Son De Rey, Trippo Marx and The Chorderoys. A long lineup starts at 5 PM.
Skinny’s Ballroom – Close your weekend with some friends at Music Trivia at 7 PM. At 9 PM Jazz Pick-Up Night begins.