The Rum Diary - Johnny Depp reprises his Hunter S. Thompson-doppelganger in this adaptation of one of the Gonzo king’s earlier works. Co-starring Aaron Eckhart and Amber Heard.
In TIme – Justin Timberlake and Olivia Wilde try to live past the age of 25 in this dystopian, sci-fi actioner.
Puss in Boots - Antonio Banderas’ popular Shrek character gets his inevitable spin-off.
Anonyous - Roland Emmerich directs this Shakespeare-was-a-fake alternate history with Rhys Ifans as Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, the real man behind the canon.
Emo’s – Close Your Eyes released their album Empty Hands and Heavy Hearts this week, and it’s charting on the Rock iTunes charts. Support by The Color Morale, Like Moths to a Flame, affiance, and Counterparts. Doors at 7 PM.
The Marriott Austin Downtown – The Dinner Detective is America’s premier murder mystery comedy dinner show. It’ll bow in Austin Friday at 7 PM and YOU might be the culprit! Special Halloween showing.
Antone’s – Legendary, pioneering Austin psychedelic artist Roky Erickson is the perfect person to hold a Halloween Bash. He’ll be joined by James Arthur’s Manhunt, Shapes Have Fangs and Holy Wave. Doors at 8 PM.
The Continental Club Gallery – American popular song, originals, ’70′s pop and soul with The Robert Kraft Trio at 8:30 PM (no cover!). Then at 10:30 it’s jazz, blues and funk from the Mike Flanigin Trio with former Jimmy Vaughan Denny Freeman & Frosty.
The Round Top Festival Institute (248 Jaster Road, Round Top, TX 78954) – Take part in a historically-themed, theatrical Halloween costume ball at the cultural and architectural treasure between Austin and Houston. The Spectral Panopticon is kinda hard to talk about in the Forecast’s limited space, but there’s going to be music from Slowtrain and Luna Tart, “luminal” and “sonick” arts from Dr. Strangevibe, interactive installations, the latest scientific marvels, take a ride on the Edison Dub Cylinder Zeppelin, create your own cinematographe masterpiece at the Steam Station, spectral divinations from The Ghost Box and Ms. Brainbot, purchase wondrous wearable art, objects of curiosity, and house wares from the Mysterium and as well as costumery and keepsake photografic imagery from the Airship Phantasmagoria and tarot readings from Madame Epiphany. Starts at 7 PM. Buy tickets here.
Momo’s – Happy birthday to our friend Ginger Leigh, who plays a celebration show at 8 PM, followed by a “welcome home show” by Wendy Colonna and Dave Madden‘s CD release concert.
Club De Ville – Alive is Golden Bear‘s third album, and they love showing their music off in Austin so they’ll play Saturday with Shivery Shakes, Haun’s Mill and The Great Nostalgic. Starts at 8 PM.
La Zona Rosa – Rocking girl quartet Wild Flag with Drew Grow and The Pastors’ Wives. Doors at 8 PM.
Mohawk – Zola Jesus plays with the full band in support of her critically-acclaimed recent release Conatus. Doors at 8:30 PM.
ACL Live – The Halloween bring ACL’s third annual Zombie Ball to fruition. Hosted by award-winning wardrobe stylist and founder of Kitsch Trading Co. Sandra Antoun, the ghoulish, “Haunte’d Couture ” (got that from the press release) features zombies and celebrities and the Rhymnese Twins at the Red Carpet Review. The Bright Light Social Hour are the headliners, and that’s just a perfect choice, but there’s a long lineup before. Read below:
9:00-9:20 PM People Vs. De La Rosa
9:30-10:00 PM Killa Dilla
10:05-10:10 PM Celeste Myhre- Aerialist
10:15-11:00 PM Black Taxi
11:00-11:10 PM Stephen Moser Award (all Mosers to the stage)
11:15-11:20 PM Kitty Kitty Bang Bang/ Big Spender
11:25-11:40 PM Misty Hillin
11:45-11:55 PM Andy Agne – Aerialist Lyra Piece
12:00-12:10 AM Sky Candy Aerialists
12:15-12:25 AM Erotic Rain
12:30-12:35 AM Kitty Kitty Bang Bang / Thriller
12:45-1:45 AM Bright Light Social Hour
1:45-2:15 AM DJ Rion King
Kung Fu Saloon – Because Halloween falls on a Monday this year, and we all have to work, Sunday will be Halloweve at Kung Fu Saloon, featuring $1 mimosas from 11 ’til 5 PM, a chance to build your own Bloody Mary, 16 vintage arcade games for free and at 10 PM DJ Boombai will get your butt on the dance floor. Starts at 11 AM.
La Zona Rosa – The first South American band to be signed to Sub Pop, Sao Paulo’s CSS will hype their latest release, La Liberacion, and Men and EMA will provide backup. Doors at 7 PM.
The Parish – Liverpool rock trio The Wombats will go to town with The Postelles and The Static Jacks. Starts at 9 PM.
Stubb’s – The Dean’s List, a rap/pop hybrid trio from Boston (a place where there are more than a few real Dean’s lists), shows off with Oncue as support. Doors at 9 PM.