Anna Karenina - Keira Knightley teams with director Joe Wright for a third time for a visually stunning adaptation of one of Leo Tolstoy’s most famous works. Jude Law co-stars.
Killing Them Softly - A host of great actors – Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta – play wiseguys in 2008 New Orleans and Brad Pitt leads the ensemble as a stylish hitman exacting revenge for a busted-up poker game. Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) writes and directs.
MUSIC & MORE
Artworks – Get some culture at Artworks and Capital Fine Art Grand Opening! It’s a new location, and the event starts at 6 p.m.
Trailer Space – Countdown to the apocalypse (that’s what they say, at least) as Kinky Machine, Brazilian Space Program and Yuma all light up the stage. Begins at 7 p.m.
ACL Live – Austin’s fast-rising guitar hero, Gary Clark Jr., performs and you can watch it live here! Starts at 8 p.m.
ND Austin – It’s the album release party for My Education‘s latest, A Drink for All My Friends. Also playing: Digital Antique, The Clouds are Ghosts and Silent Land Time Machine. Starts at 9 p.m.
Red Eyed Fly – The outside stage gets a workout with Circadian Rhythms, The Morning Sun, Your Friendly Ghost and Cityline Horizon. Starts at 9 p.m.
Brew Exchange – After that pitiful loss to TCU, the Texas Longhorns hope to re-group against Kansas State. Watch them bring it home with the Do512 & Brew Exchange Longhorn Football Watch Party. Starts at 7 p.m.!
La Zona Rosa – We’re gonna get weird with it once the doors open at 8 p.m. Performances by Exstus, Bluetech, Phutureprimitve and headliners Cirque Lunaire.
Mohawk – Rap icon Talib Kweli stops by and 10 YR, Lyric Michelle and DJ Notion do their support thing. Starts at 8 p.m.
Emo’s – The indie artist most associated with Christmas, Sufjan Stevens, presents his appropriately gaudy and elaborate holiday special, The Sufjan Stevens Christmas Sing-A-Long Seasonal Affective Disorder Yuletide Disaster Pageant On Ice. Starts at 8:30 p.m.
Kingdom – Beat Binge ATX brings James Egbert to Austin. Also playing is DJ Andrew Parsons and Shwann, not to mention the GoGo Gadgettes. Starts at 10 p.m.