Dec 192011
 

MOVIES

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Rachel McAdams return for the sequel to the mega-successful actioner. Jared Harris (as Moriarty) and Noomi Rapace (the original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) join the cast.

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol - How many movie series have the fourth installment as the best? That’s apparently the case with Tom Cruise’s latest outing as Ethan Hunt, directed by Brad Bird (Ratatouille).

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked - David Cross and Jason Lee star in this third installment of the kiddie franchise.

MUSIC/OTHER

FRIDAY

Bass Concert Hall - The original creators of the Broadway production are together again for this new touring production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical is playing Wednesday throug Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and 8 PM and Sunday at 1 PM and 7 PM.

Eddie V’s -The Kevin Lovejoy Trio plays a four-hour set, from 8 PM to midnight.

Ruta Maya – World Music galord as Rattletree Marimba and Atash play together. Doors at 9 PM.

The Saxon Pub – Malford Milligan at 9 PM, and at 11:30 headliner Roxy Roca.

SATURDAY

Flipnotics – San Fransisco rockers The Welcome Matt at 8 PM.

The Paramount Theatre – The iconic Asleep at the Wheel at 8 PM.

The Elephant Room – Ephraim Owens Quintet moves the Room again at 9:30 PM.

SUNDAY

Emo’s Inside Room – The latest deluxe reissue of Blast Tyrant is out now, so Clutch will play the second night of a two-night stand. Doors at 8 PM.

Lucky Lounge – Austin’s eccentric R&B group The RainDoggs play at 9 PM.

Z-Tejas (on 6th) – Tres from 6 to 9:30 PM.

Dec 042011
 

MOVIES

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey – Kevin Clash, the man behind Sesame Street‘s beloved Elmo, gets his own documentary.

The Women on the 6th Floor - This French comedy considers a staid couple (Fabrice Luchini and Sandrine Kiberlain) whose lives are upended by two Spanish maids (Carmen Maura and Natalia Verbeke) who live upstairs.

Pastorela - After clergy re-cast the traditional Nativity play, one man (Joaquín Cosio) conducts an epic battle to play the Devil.

MUSIC/OTHER

FRIDAY

The Parish – The ornate and ambitious music of Rachael Yamagata comes through town on the tour for her new release, Chesapeake. Mike Viola will play in backup. Doors at 8 PM.

The Saxon Pub – Malford Milligan, Dead Man and headliner Meagan Tubb. Starts at 9 PM.

Flamingo Cantina – New Orleans reggae-rockers Outlaw Nation have just released their latest album, Back in Babylon. Catch them at 9 PM.

Elephant Room – It’s a trumpet sensation with the Maurice Brown Effect. Show starts, as always, at 9:30 PM.

SATURDAY

The Continental Club: Doors open at 3 PM. The Matinee is Redd Volkaert (no cover). At 8:30, for $10, see Modern Don Juans. Then at 9:45 it’s JD McPhearson, at 11:15 Marti Brom and 12:30 Mac Curtis.

Jovita’s – Get some live world music with Brave Combo at 8 PM.

Club de Ville – It’s a big Austin band night as Big Breakfast returns to the stage. Also playing: the luminous La Guerrilla, who are actually closing things out at 11 PM. Eric Static and Space Elevators are also playing. Begins at 8:30 PM.

Fado Irish Pub – Rockers Blaggards give the Pub some live music at 9:30 PM.

Momo’s – Southern rocker Daryl Hance brings the morning in at 11:50 PM. The Greyhounds play at 10 PM.

SUNDAY

Beauty Bar – An early start for the raucous Rusty Vein. Starts at 5 PM. Buy tickets online at www.aftonshows.com/RustyVein and enter this promo code: RUSTY442. Check it out, RV fans!

Z-Tejas – It’s those crazy Jitterbug Vipers from 6-9:30 PM!

Stubb’s – Beloved, tongue-in-cheek alt-rock quintet Cake will dominate Red River. Doors at 7 PM.

Austin Music Hall – Brooklyn’s sophisticated, brooding The National is one of America’s best rock bands, having released a string of instant-classic records (Alligator, Boxer, High Violet). They’ll play Sunday with Local Natives backing them up. Doors at 7 PM.

Nov 262011
 

MOVIES

Hugo - The legendary Martin Scorsese returns with this extravagant fantasy film starring Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Ben Kingsley and Sacha Baron Cohen. Early reviews say this is one of 2011′s best, and the finest use of 3-D since Avatar.

The Muppets - Jim Henson’s beloved creations team up with the super-likable Amy Adams and Jason Segal for a new, madcap adventure. Plot description not really necessary because it’s The Muppets!


MUSIC/OTHER

FRIDAY

Momo’s – Austin should be proud to call The Band of Heathens home. This Friday it’s their Anniversary show, and Drew Smith’s Lonely Choir and Beckham Brothers are playing in support. Doors at 8 PM.

Antone’s – One of the hardest-working bands in America, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real are road-testing new material. Doors at 8 PM.

The Elephant Room – Gato Six with special guest Suzi Stern. Starts at 9:30 PM.

SATURDAY

** SPECIAL NOTE: Saturday, November 26th is the first day of the first annual Austin Vintage Style Fest. It’s a two-day vintage clothing tour that will include vintage dealers from all over, including local Austin shops and boutiques spanning Congress, First Street, the Drag and Burnet amongst other areas around Austin. “All attendees are encouraged to dress the part whether your thing is swing, rockabilly, mod, disco, pin-up, Hollywood glam, roaring 20’s, or if you just want to dress up and get an authentic makeover. Austin Vintage Style Festival is a collector’s dream and a fun creative tour for all ages.” It’s going to be a bi-annual event, so six months from now there’ll be another fest. But get in on it at the beginning! **

Gruene Hall (New Braunfels) – Flat Top Jones does some early-afternoon country. 1-5 PM.

Antone’s – The effervescent Carolyn Wonderland begins at 7 PM.

The Parish – You should already know about it, but MaryAnn & The Revival Band are releasing their new EP, Proper, and they’re bringing along The LaRues, Waldo and The Naturals and Federal! State! Local! Doors at 8 PM.

SUNDAY

Z-Tejas (on 6th Street) – Salud at 6 PM!

Eddie V’s – The Kris Kimura Quartet wraps up their Sunday residency. Show at 7 PM.

One World Theatre – Acoustic singer-songwriter Alyse Black comes to the One World at 7 PM.

Nov 192011
 

MOVIES

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 - The end (part 1) of the ultra-popular vampire romance series finds Bella (Kristen Stewart) pregnant with Edward’s (Robert Pattinson) baby.

The Descendents - Alexander Payne hasn’t made a movie since 2004′s Sideways, but early reviews say this George Clooney-starring comedy/drama (adapted from Kaui Hart Hemmings’ novel) is an extremely strong return. Additionally, Jim Rash (Dean Pelton from NBC’s Community) co-wrote the screenplay with Payne and Nat Faxon.

Happy Feet Two - The sequel to the surprise animated hit about a dancing penguin, this Elijah Wood- and Robin Williams-starring film is directed by George Miller.

MUSIC/OTHER

FRIDAY

Home Depot (17928 Spring Cypress Road; Cypress, TX 77429) – On a serious note, Texans from Waller, Montgomery and Grimes counties who are rebuilding after the wildfires can receive a free consultation with hazard mitigation advisors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The consultations will be available on a walk-in basis at home improvement stores in Cypress. The advisors can answer survivors’ questions about protecting homes from future disaster-related damage, as well as offer tips and techniques to build hazard-resistant homes. Most of the information and the free publications provided at the in-store FEMA information stations are geared for do-it-yourself work and general contractors. Goes from 9 AM to 6 PM and runs through Sunday.

One World Theatre - Kids in a New Groove provides private music lessons to kids in the Texas foster care system. Their program reaches children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect, and empowers them with the gift of music. Kids in a New Groove is excited to announce a fundraising event that will feature a catered dinner and auction, as well as a private once in a lifetime concert. The featured artist is Grammy award-winning artist Blues Traveler. Visit www.kidsinanewgroove.org/musicforthesoul for more information.

The Paramount Theatre – Minneapolis country/rock veterans The Jayhawks play with a special guest spot from Jolie Holland. Get there at 7 PM.

**SPECIAL NOTICE** Ghostland Observatory added a second bonus performance at ACL Live at Moody Theater on Friday. Doors at 7 PM.

Antone’s – Austin Americana quintet Wheeler Brothers just dropped their debut release, Portraits, and are rocking Antone’s with Telegraph Canyon and El Cantador. Doors at 8 PM.

SATURDAY

**SPECIAL NOTICE**

Grab the whole family and your friends and head out to the IBIZ Districts to view and vote on your favorite window display. It’s the IBIZ District Holiday Window Shopping Contest. Merchants are competing for the YOUR vote on the best holiday window. You can vote once in each district for your favorite display. When you vote, you can also enter a chance to win a Holiday Stocking filled with goodies from IBIZ District Merchants.

Participating districts are: South First IBIZ District, South Lamar IBIZ District, North Drag IBIZ District, North Loop IBIZ District and Lo-Burn IBIZ District.

Windows will be up on November 19 and run through Christmas. The Public will vote on all winners. There are 2 rounds of voting. Round 1 will result in one winner from each district. In Round 2, the winners from each district will go head to head resulting in one final IBIZ Winner. To vote visit: www.IBuyAustin.com/windowshoppingcontest.

Round 1: (November 19 – December 5) All businesses will compete with their neighbors in their own IBIZ District

Round 2: (December 6 –December 14) The winner from each IBIZ District will compete with the winners from the other IBIZ Districts for one FIRST PLACE WINNER.

To vote and get more information, go to  www.IBuyAustin.com/windowshoppingcontest.

Rusty’s Walnut Creek Ranch (394 Pleasant Chapel Road) – 12 obstacles. 3.01 miles. Extreme terrain. Warrior Dash is the ultimate event for thrill-seeking athletes and party-goers. The first wave of the race will begin at 8 AM, followed by waves of 500 racers taking off to battle the course every half hour until the last group at 4 PM. The Dash continues into Sunday, when the first wave will start at 8am and will continue to have waves of 500 racers every half hour until 4 PM. Warriors, come out to play.

ACL Live at the Moody Theater – Are those stadium-wide, sci-fi beats emanating from a stage with two men on it? Then it must mean Ghostland Observatory is back home. Doors at 7 PM.

Momo’s – KP and the Boom Boom are gonna trot out some new songs, with Ghosts Along the Brazos, Fierce Bad Rabbit and The Damn Torpedoes playing after. Doors at 8 PM.

Skinny’s Ballroom – Scan Hopper 2 is dropping so Scan Hopper is playing  a CD Release Show with The Gary, My Education, and Zest of Yore.

SUNDAY

Emo’s – Arizona hard rockers The Bled are gonna wrap up their careers this upcoming August after ten years. So catch them when you can with Decoder, The Brigade and Ready The Messenger. Doors at 7 PM.

The Continental Club – Junior Brown continues his guitar-lacin’ residence at the Continental. Guest performer: Tanya Rae. Starts at 7:30 PM. Brown will be followed at 8:30 PM by JonDee & Friends, Johnny Goudie, Mike Flanigin Trio and Jake Langley.

Red 7 – Hard rock icons Fu Manchu plays with Honky and The Shrine. Show up at 9:30 PM.

Nov 122011
 

MOVIES

Immortals - Visually gifted art director Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) returns with an extravagant tale of Theseus (Henry Cavill) on a mission for the Gods.

Jack and Jill – Adam Sandler plays himself and his annoying sister in this comedy. Katie Holmes and a huge list of celebrity cameos guest star.

Melancholia - Kirsten Dunst won best actress at Cannes for this film, the latest from provocateur Lars von Trier. The story follows a depressive bride (Dunst) and her sister (Charlotte Gainsbourg) as the Apocalypse nears.

J. Edgar - Leonardo DiCaprio portrays legendary/infamous FBI director J. Edgar Hoover in Clint Eastwood’s latest film.

MUSIC/OTHER

FRIDAY

Texas Capitol Visitors Center – Pay respect to the best of our country at Voices of Veterans™ program put on by he Texas Veterans Land Board and chairman Jerry Patterson. The program is known as “Every Veteran Has a Story to Tell.” The exhibit will include a short video on the Voices of Veterans™ program, multimedia iPad kiosks with selections from veterans’ interviews and personal memorabilia. Twelve Texas veterans of four wars — World War II, Vietnam and both Iraq wars — are featured in videos about courage, duty, fear and survival as part of the exhibit. It will run until September 2012.

Waterloo Records – An in-store, acoustic performance by Yellowcard, who are pushing their new release When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes (Acoustic). Starts at 5 PM.

Steiner Ranch Subdivision (located off of Hwy 620, in the Towne Square Park off of Country Trails Lane) – Ernie Reyes World Martial Arts will be holding a Kick-A-Thon fundraiser to benefit the Bastrop Fire Department whose resources have been tapped after the extensive firestorms. The company’s goal is to raise $10,000 to help supply the department with essential fire fighting gear for future rescue efforts. Donations will be accepted on-site the day of the event, or interested parties can stop by the studio and make a contribution. Call for more information at 512-266-3339 or visit Facebook at Facebook.com/wcwmaaustin. Starts at 5 PM.

Eddie V’s – Debonair piano troubadour James Speer starts at 8. He’ll probably play a few cuts off his anticipated coming release, Living Room Sessions.

SATURDAY

The Parish – Let Rasputina trail you off into Victorian-shaded, cello art pop. The trio plays with The Wilderness of Manitoba. Doors at 8 PM.

The Continental Club – Starting at 8, the no-cover show is Steve Bernal’s Zodiac, but on this night Ephraim Owens, Jon Dee Graham, Robert Kraft, Kellie Salome, Steve Bernal, Gail Folkins, Mary Perna and more, participate in the Quarterly Tertulia: a Convergence of Art, Music and Words. That goes ’til 10 PM, and at 10:30 pay $5 to see Mike Flanigin Trio w/Jake Langley & Brannen Temple.

Emo’s – Canadian rock duo Black Pistol Fire plays with The White White Lights and The Blind Pets. Doors at 9 PM.

Elephant Room – Latin-tinged jazz group The Brew will play at 9:30 PM.

SUNDAY

Continental Club – Here’s the lineup: Doors open at 1:30pm. $15  2:00-6:00: Cajun Dance with Charles Thibodeaux & The Cajun Aces and Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys.  $15  7:30: Junior Brown & The Lovely Tanya Rae. $8  10:00:  Heybale! wth Redd & Earl & Dallas.

Beauty Bar – It’s the Afton Showcase, with Aaron Stephens, Angie Parker, Christina Murphy, Shawn Lucas, Tory Andrew, A City For The Taking, Son De Rey, Trippo Marx and The Chorderoys. A long lineup starts at 5 PM.

Skinny’s Ballroom – Close your weekend with some friends at Music Trivia at 7 PM. At 9 PM Jazz Pick-Up Night begins.

Oct 072011
 

MOVIES

The Ides of March - George Clooney returns to the director’s chair in this political thriller about a campaign worker (Ryan Gosling) trying to manage multiple crises as his candidate (Clooney) pines for the White House.

Margaret - Kenneth Lonergan’s once-heavily anticipated follow-up to You Can Count on Me got waylaid in studio rights issues. Now the Anna Paquin/Matt Damon/Mark Ruffalo bus crash drama is being unceremoniously, disappointingly dumped on the market. Check it out if you’d like, though; any box office money coming this title’s way would be a welcome surprise.

MUSIC/OTHER

FRIDAY

Handshakes (1104 E 6th St., Austin, TX, 78702) – Handshakes, the long-awaited gourmet milkshake trailer, is doing its soft open at the back lot of Cheer Up Charlie’s. Handshakes offers a variety of shakes including The Panshake (pancake shake), The Texas Popper (jalapeno shake) and many more. Starts at 4 PM.

Cedar Park Center – It’s a weekend where a few music legends are visiting Austin. One of those legends, Dolly Parton, comes through town on her 2011 Better Day World Tour. She is supporting her upcoming studio album, Better Day. Dolly’s at 7 PM.

Mohawk – Toast of Paris electro-poppers Chateau Marmont will get the club moving via their visionary synth-pop. Folk-pop outfit Revolver is playing in support. Doors at 8 PM; $10 or $12 at the door.

Emo’s – Charleston, South Carolina indie rockers All Get Out released their debut album The Season on September 20th. You can hear their new single, “Lucky Bastard,” here. Also playing are Arizona’s Lydia (the headliners) and Look Mexico. Doors at 9 PM.

Lambert’s – Peter Wolf Crier just released their second album, Garden of Arms, and it’s getting some heavy early praise. They play with Milagres as backup; doors open at 10:30 PM.

SATURDAY

Kung Fu Saloon – Get up early for that pre-noon kickoff at Kung Fu’s UT vs. OU Watch Party. The party will include complimentary Man Bites Dog hot dogs and Happy Hour prices. Starts at 10 AM.

Mexican American Cultural Center – Austin’s best dance party will also be in support a great cause.  Octotea 16 benefiting The Paul Kirby Emergency Fund at AIDS Services of Austin will be held from 5:30-10:00 PM. The event features music spun by nationally acclaimed DJ Roland Belmares, live musical performance by Nakia, complimentary food courtesy of Central Market, a silent auction featuring a private screening party for 36 at iPic Theatres and a raffle featuring a trip to Las Vegas. Tickets: $40 Pre-Events, $50 online $65 at the door.  $30 of the price of the ticket is tax deductible. Buy your ticket today by visiting the website at www.octopusclub.org/octotea.

Mohawk – Genre-bending, bedroom genius Toro Y Moi must like Austin; he’s been around here a lot in the last two years. In support of Saturday’s concert are Unknown Orchestra and Bass Drum of Death. Doors at 8 PM.

Antone’s – Country roughneck icon David Allan Coe will hold the Antone’s stage with his fiery compositions. Doors at 8 PM.

SUNDAY

ACL Live at the Moody Theater – Remember how I said we’d have some legends in town this weekend? Well, get yourself over to the Moody by 6:30 PM for an amazing double bill of B.B. King backed up by Leon Russell. No introduction necessary for either man.

Sep 242011
 

MOVIES

Moneyball - Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill (who is getting major Oscar buzz for his role) and Philip Seymour Hoffman star in director Bennett Miller’s movie about Oakland A’s manager Billy Beane, who revolutionized MLB scouting with the titular signing strategy.

Abduction - Boyz N the Hood director John Singleton tells a story ofma man (Taylor Lautner) thrust into a mystery when he discovers he was reported missing as a child. Maria Bello and Afred Molina also star.

Killer Elite - Jason Statham must save Robert De Niro from the nefarious likes of Clive Owen. Action!

MUSIC/OTHER

FRIDAY

The Continental Club – It’s Friday, so head over for the no-cover Happy Hour at the Continental Club. The Blues Specialists go on at 6:30, and after them it’s Not in the Face at 9:30 PM followed by Gold Blooded, The Preservation and the Happen-Ins. Also, the Continental’s gallery opens at 8 PM. There are more performances on top of that: Matt Hubbard & Friends at 8:30 PM (no cover) and the Mike Flanigin Trio with Jake Langley at 10:30 ($5).

ACL Live at the Moody Theater – 80′s trailblazers Erasure have just released Tomorrow’s World, their first record in four years. They’ll play tonight with Frankmusik. Doors at 6:30 PM.

Lustre Pearl – FREE CONCERT ALERT! The Black Angels will perform a free concert presented by JanSport, and the event also features free beer, free food and giveaways all night. Sounds like a hell of a time. Starts at 7 PM.

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar – Fantastic Fest runs through this weekend and we want to make sure everyone knows it. The Fest started yesterday and goes until Thursday. It is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and other “fantastic” movies from all around the world. The complete schedule is here. Editor’s note: One of the judges for this week’s Fantastic Fest is Brea Grant, a Texas-born actress who will soon be seen as the newest cast member on Dexter. From the Platform PR release: “Grant was previously seen in NBC’s Heroes, Rob Zombie’s Halloween II and the award-winning indie film Homecoming. Currently she is writing the IDW mini series Suicide Girls, the ever-famous pop culture phenomenon which feature the hot tattooed ladies in comic book form. Also with IDW, she has written the zombie series set in the 1920s called We Will Bury You with her brother Zane.”

Mohawk – Psychic Chasms is one of the more celebrated records to come from a Texan artist in recent years, so Neon Indian‘s set is an exciting prospect. Com Truise will be backup. Doors at 8 PM.

SATURDAY

Sixth Street – It’s that time again! The Fall 2011 Pecan Street Festival is a free, bi-annual juried arts and crafts festival held on 6th Street. The festival has been an Austin tradition for more than 33 years.  The show features artisans from all over the United States who display and sell homemade art and craftwork. Festival goers can find paintings, sculpture, woodwork, candles, jewelry, cowboy hats, home decor, games, and other useful and whimsical household items. There are also a ton of live bands playing:

MUSIC:
MAIN STAGE
NOON      RoadHouse Rockers
1:00PM    Moving Blues
2:00PM    Stupid Drama
3:00PM    The Day Tripper Band
4:00PM    Deuce Coupe
5:00PM    Hard Proof Afrobeat
6:00PM    The Boxing Lesson
7:00PM    That Damned Band
8:00PM    Tortilla Factory

TRINITY STAGE
NOON      Residual Kid
1:00PM    Erin Ivey
2:00PM    Ariel Abshire
3:00PM    Jaimee Harris
4:00PM    Western Ghost House
5:00PM    Dead Black Hearts
6:00PM    BK & MR E
7:00PM    MoTel Aviv
8:00PM    The Shears

RED RIVER STAGE
NOON      VaNa MaZi
1:00PM    Majestic Revelation
2:00PM    Little Radar
3:00PM    Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour
4:00PM    Javi Garcia and the Cold Cold Ground
5:00PM    Haun’s Mill
6:00PM    Wild Child
7:00PM    The Rajamani Ensemble
8:00PM    Digital Antique

Show up on Sixth at 11 AM.

Opal Divine’s Penn Field – Local Austin Musicians such as Two Hoots and a Holler, Erik Larson and Peace Maker, Bob Cheevers and Twilight Trio will come together for the 3rd Annual Malia Moore Benefit as part of a benefit for Malia Moore, a child with an extremely rare brain disorder called lissencephaly/Miller Dieker Syndrome. In addition to the live music, there will also be a silent auction with exotic trips, jewelry, designer bags and sunglasses. There will be plenty of fun for the kids and adults as well. The Shriner Clowns will be performing for two hours; and there will be face painting and kid’s games! Starts at 4 PM.

ACL Live at the Moody Theater – The biggest-selling comedy recording artist ever, “Weird Al” Yankovic, will bring his Alpocalypse tour to Moody. Doors at 7 PM.

SUNDAY

The Domain (11410 Century Oaks Terrace) – At 8 AM, thousands of superheroes will attempt to set a new world record. The CASA Superhero 5k run will be held at the Domain and PowerCapes.com is organizing an effort to break the current world record. The current record, which stands at 1,580 superheroes, was set back in October 2010 at the Megamind movie premier. PowerCapes.com hopes to break that record while shedding light on a great cause. Additional info: CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Travis County is the only nonprofit organization with volunteers sworn-in by a judge to make recommendations to the court in the best interest of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. CASA volunteers are court-appointed, trained and committed adults who stand by the children’s’ side, watch over their case and advocate for their best interest. They ensure the children remain a priority and are often the only guiding presence involved from beginning to end during a child’s case. PowerCapes.com is the place where you can build your own custom superhero cape. For less than $25, children and adults can feel like they can take over the world. With 11 cape colors and more than 25 emblems to choose from- you can pick the perfect color combination to suit you or your child’s favorites. All capes are handmade in Michigan and are perfect for parties, holidays, or just any day you might need to feel like they could run the world.

The Backyard – Are you an animal lover? Then you should know that PAWS of Austin will be hosting Puppy Mill Awareness Day to encourage Austin residents to save animals through pet adoptions. The event will host celebrity guests to speak about the issues of puppy mills throughout Texas and the nation. The event will also provide live entertainment from local Austin musicians and several non-profit animal organizations will have pets available for adoption. Starts at 10 AM and runs until 4 PM.

Sep 092011
 

MOVIES

Contagion - A whole list of stars (Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bryan Cranston…) line up for Steven Soderbergh’s epidemic thriller.

Warrior - The man who will be Bane, Tom Hardy, plays Tommy Conlon and Joel Edgerton plays brother Brendan (Nick Nolte’s their dad!) in this inspirational mixed martial arts drama.

MUSIC/OTHER

FRIDAY

Momo’s – Our friend David Berkeley continues his very busy tour with a show that starts at 7:30 PM.

The Continental Club – Bruce James has the 10:30 slot this month. Jake Langley in support and doors at 8 PM.

The Flamingo Cantina – For $15, enjoy the “new voice of Brazil” (with NPR’s blessing) Luísa Maita with Sons of Orpheus and DJ Richard Henry backing her up. Doors at 9 PM.

SATURDAY

Ruta Maya Organic Coffee – Credit goes to the Austin Samba School for Brasil Day Austin. Celebrate the opening of the Carnaval season with some of the best Brasilian Music and Dance in Austin. The event features:

Anne Simoni

Antônio Dionísio

Susanna Sharpe Quartet

Capoeira Evolução

Morena Soul

Austin Samba School (Lançamento da Camiseta!)

Seu Jacinto

Os Alquimistas (CD Release Party!)

The show starts at 8pm (early). $12 at the door and $10 for a student with ID.

Saxon Pub – They made an appearance in the Forecast last week, and this Saturday Roxy Roca keeps up their killer pace. Also playing: Wendy Colonna and Michael Holt and the Trophy 500s. Doors at 8 PM.

Mohawk – With their new album Outside, Brooklyn alt-country outfit O’Death will have something to unload on Austin’s ears. Why Are We Building Such a Big Ship is also playing. Doors at 9 PM.

Lambert’s Downtown BBQ – A top Austin songwriter, transplanted from San Fransisco, Brittany Shane just finished recording her first album. But her Saturday show is not about that. All proceeds from the gig will benefit Austin Pets Alive in regard to the recent Central Texas Wildfires. GoldDiggers will be the support. Doors at 10 PM, and it’s only a $5 cover so see if you can drop by.

SUNDAY

Fiesta Gardens – Fun Fun Fun Fest is proud to present the first ever FFF Water Olympics. This aquatic fun will give people the chance to win passes to the Festival after proving themselves with feats of strength and tests of agility, balance and speed on Town Lake. In the spirit of the old North vs South Austin tug of war across town lake, called the “City-Wide Jerk Off,” the crew at Fun Fun Fun Fest have decided to hold their own tug-of-war across the lake pitting fans of the old festival location, Waterloo Park, against those in favor of the move to Auditorium Shores. Starts at noon!

Wavves

Emo’s – As part of Wild Frontier Fest (this will be Day 2 on Sunday), Wavves, Peelander Z and Cruiserweight will make the stage a very unique spot to watch. Zeale and Zlam Dunk are also playing. Starts at 2 PM(?!).

Peelander Z. Wow.

Emo’s East – The grand opening of Emo’s East will be celebrated with some heavyweights of Austin music history: The Butthole Surfers. Expect incendiary experiences. 400 Blows and Bodytronix are also playing. Doors at 9 PM.