May 122012


Dark Shadows - Tim Burton and Johnny Depp team up again for this adaptation of the cult British series, about an 18th century vampire transplanted into early ’70′s America. Michell Pfeiffer, Eva Green, Chloe Grace Moretz and Helena Bonham-Carter co-star.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - A crack cast of veteran British actors (Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy) take a trip to India. Romantic, comedic vignettes result. Should be a charmer.

Girl in Progress - Eva Mendes and Cierra Ramirez star in this mother-daughter coming-of-age story.

Sleepless Night - A crooked cop races to recover a bag of cocaine in this crime drama.



Note: Friday, May 11th is the beginning of the Austin Vintage Style Fest Spring 2012. Various outlets feature fashion, style, and design of yesteryear blended with the vibe of today’s hip generations. Starts early at 10 AM! More here.

Fiesta Gardens – It’s Pachanga Fest 2012 from 11 AM until Saturday! the Latin-themed music, cultural arts and food festival will feature performances from Calle 13, Los Lonely Boys, Chico Trujillos, Ana Tijoux, Alejandro Escovedo and more.

Hotel Vegas – One night, two cozy sets with What Made Milwaukee Famous. Starts at 9 PM. It’s the “In The Room” series.


The Backyard at Bee Cave – Remember Z102.3, Austin’s long-lost classic rock radio station? Well, re-live that golden period with Foreigner and Foghat. Doors at 6 PM. Slow ride, take it easy.

The Belmont – Speaking of classic, get your groove with hip-hop icons Salt N Pepa. God-des and She will also perform. Doors at 8 PM.

Bass Concert Hall – The alternative rock will be strong in the air tonight with Jane’s Addition appearing at Bass. The Duke Spirit are in backup. Starts at 9 PM.


The Highball – Happy Mother’s Day! Celebrate mom with The Highball’s Mother’s Day Brunch. Starts at 10 AM.

Antone’s – What better place than Austin, Texas to hold the Girl Guitar Showcase? Doors at 5 PM.

The Continental Club – A full lineup with Junior Brown being joined by the lovely Tanya Rae, Heybale! and Redd & Earl & Dallas. Starts at 6:30 PM.