The Hunger Games - The best-selling phenomenon gets its much-anticipated (and well-reviewed) screen adaptation. Jennifer Lawrence stars with Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland and Elizabeth Banks.
Ponderosa Live – The latest R&B and hip-hop for Club Friday, which happens every Friday at Ponderosa. Great drink deals and spinning from DJ Munk. Starts at 5 PM.
The Big Pink – Message here to get the official address, but Greg Mullen, Hurricanes of Love, Invisible Circle and a “secret mystery project” will all play. Begins at 8 PM.
The Blue Theatre – A new play at Austin’s independent theater spot. The Dragon’s Play is about how “a husband and wife’s peaceful existence is shattered by the appearance of an unexpected visitor. On a hot stretch of highway in central Texas, a boy befriends a wounded dragon. Spanning two moments in time and space and blurring the lines between each, The Dragon Play explores what happens when reality and fantasy converge, when desire and duty conflict, and when our deepest secrets show up breathing fire.” Sounds great. It started yesterday and runs until April 14th. Starts at 8 PM.
Hole in the Wall – Friendly Savages, Sweet Pea and Sunrise Capital backing up headliners MaryAnn & The Revival Band. $5 gets you in! Doors at 8:30 PM.
Stubb’s – This one is already sold out, so hopefully you’ve got tickets at this point. If not, good luck getting to see Young the Giant backed up by Grouplove. Doors at 7 PM. They’re doing a second night on Sunday (it’s also sold out).
Uptown Marble Theatre – No rest for Austin blues queen Carolyn Wonderland. Doors at 8 PM.
1st Down and Stassney – Kanude comes ’round again. Doors at 9 PM.
Gruene Hall – Fred Andrews and Honeybrowne just released This Side of Crazy, and their live show in New Braunfels begins at 9 PM.
The Saxon Pub – Split show this Sunday. Bobby Whitlock with Coco Carmel go on at 6 PM, followed by Resentments at 7:30 PM. Then, at 11, it’s Billy Harvey.
ACL Live at the Moody Theater - The 2012 Experience Hendrix tour comes to Austin City Limits Live with an all-star lineup paying homage to Jimi in celebration for his 70th birthday year. Featuring performances by Billy Cox, David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas, Jonny Lang, Eric Johnson, Robert Randolph, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Dweezil Zappa, Brad Whitford, Taj Mahal, The Slide Brothers and Mato from Indigenous. Doors at 6:30 PM.