Bernie - Richard Linklater returns with a mordant black comedy starring Jack Black as a beloved, East Texas mortician who murders an elderly widow and hides her body to continue receiving her benefits. Also starring Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey. Based on a true story.
The Five-Year Engagement – Emily Blunt and Jason Segel take their time to tie the knot. Community‘s Alison Brie and Parks and Recreation‘s Chris Pratt co-star.
The Raven - John Cusack stars as Edgar Allan Poe in this murder mystery thriller.
The Pirates! Band of Misfits – Aardman (the animation company behind Wallace and Gromit) returns with this high-seas comedy starring Hugh Grant and Salma Hayek.
Emo’s East & Beauty Ballroom – AUSTIN PSYCH FEST destroys your brain pan with a lineup that includes The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Black Angels (of course), The Black Lips, Olivia Tremor Control and Meat Puppets. It’s the fifth year! New location! More info here!
Uncle Billy’s Brew & Que on Lake Travis – World music combo Brave Combo. Starts at 7:30 PM.
Paramount Theater – The Moontower Comedy and Oddity Fest Paramount lineup for Friday: Jeffrey Ross at 7:30, the Funny or Die showcase at 8 PM, and the Late Show at 10:30 PM.
Ponderosa Live – Hear the latest R&B and Hip-Hop. Hip Hop/ R&B at Ponderosa Live.
Pease Park – Hey counterculture, it’s Eeyore’s 49th Annual Birthday Party. Featuring Funkotron, Scorpio Rising, East Side Blues Syndicate and FREE admission! Starts at 11 AM.
The Long Center of the Performing Arts – Purple Party 4 for the Long Center’s anniversary. “A spectacular, music-filled evening , in celebration of its fourth anniversary as Austin’s Creative Home.” All guests are encouraged to dress in shades of purple for the event. The show’s centerpiece: : “Madmen Across the Water: The Music of Elton John,” featuring lead vocalist Jean Meilleur with the rock group Jeans N’ Classics, backed by the Austin Symphony Orchestra, beginning at 8pm.
Antone’s – Blues-Rock trio North Mississippi All Stars with Ian Siegal in support. Doors at 8 PM.
The Continental Club – Get some solo cello (no charge) with Steve Bernal’s Zodiac at 8:30. Then at 10:30 (for $5) see the Continental favorites Mike Flanigan Trio.
La Zona Rosa – Say Anything comes rocking through with Fake Problems and Kevin Devine. The guys in Say Anything must love Austin; they were just here for SXSW. Doors early at 6:30 PM.
Antone’s – The rangy boys in Deer Tick. Turbo Fruits and The Derailers will also play. Doors at 8 PM, Show at 9 PM.
The Mohawk – Austin’s own Little Radar is releasing its new album, Up in Arms. So they’ll play with The Baker Family and The Couch. 8 PM doors.