This international superstar’s silky vocal blending of popular styles from Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas epitomizes the essence of world music. After an artistic childhood in Benin, West Africa, her astonishingly prolific career has blossomed, earning her universal accolades and enabling Kidjo to spread goodwill around the globe. A Grammy-winner who sings in four languages, she’s touring in the wake of her new star-studded CD/DVD, Spirit Rising. – Jay Trachtenberg
Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Dr., UT campus
Based on an affection for doo-wop-inspired ballads, it’s hardly a surprise Girls was born out of Christopher Owens’ girlfriend breaking his heart and exiting their band. A few Myspace uploads later, pow! Along with Chet “JR” White, Owens’ intimate shows win over converts by the busload. At its Fun Fun Fun Fest appearance last year, the San Francisco duo wrapped flowers around mic stands as carefully as if setting up for date night at home. Beyond that, Girls have the capacity to fill venues and blow back hairlines. – Abby Johnston
Swedish stoners match up with local instro-thrashers, plus the Midnight Ghost Train, Watching the Moon, and the Unmothered. – Raoul Hernandez
Recognized as the “Father of Chicano Music,” Lalo Guerrero tells his story in his own words, and luminaries such as Ry Cooder, Linda Ronstadt, Cheech Marin, Paul Rodriguez, Los Lobos, Edward James Olmos, and Cesar Chavez talk about Guerrero's influence. free
7PM, Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River
Adam Parfrey, Jodi Wille,
Isis Aquarian & Electricity Aquarian take the floor for a presentation about secret societies, cults, Father Yod, The Source Family and YaHoWa13, The Law of Attraction, sex magick, and more. Can we recommend a thing more highly? Doubtful. Thu., March 8, 6-9pm. Free
Domy Books, 913 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/476-3669
Here's a show of such number, such diversity of talent, you'd need a dozen hands to count all the artists represented. But, luckily, you need only one method of transportation to see the goodness – small, medium, and large creations – on display. Dig it: New works by Rhody Adair, David Alcantar, Ines Batllo, Paul Beck, Sabra Booth, Tyler Butcher, Javier Lopez Cantu, John M. Carpenter, Thomas Cummins, Bryce Dishongh, Audrey Fox, C. Ellen Hart, Nancy Hoover, Erika Jaeggli, Alison Jardine, Nicole Jeffords, Eve Larson, Ellen Llewellyn, Shanny Lott, Marilyn Rea Nasky, and so many more! Through March 11. Lytle Pressley Contemporary, 1214 W. Sixth.
Join this group attempting to make the transition from an oil-based society to a more sustainable future as smooth as possible. Second Thursdays of the month, 7pm. Free.
Lars Stanley Studio, 1901 E.M. Franklin
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Sports blog the Score
. Vs. Sioux Falls: Thu., March 8, 7:30pm; Sat., March 10, noon.
Vs. Texas: Sun., March 11, 3pm.
Vs. Rio Grande Valley: Wed., March 14, 7:30pm. $8-99 plus fees.
Cedar Park Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, 512/600-5000
Time Warner Cable will be carrying some games from the high school state b-ball tourney on the Texas Channel with the 5A Final airing on FSN (Sat., March 10, 8:30pm). Thu.-Sat., March 8-10, 8:30am. $12-100.
Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River, 512/471-7744
Baseball Vs. Loyola Marymount: Fri., March 9, 6pm; Sat., March 10, 7pm; Sun., March 11, 1pm. Vs. Texas State: Tue., March 13, 6pm. UFCU Disch-Falk Field, 1300 E. MLK. $12, reserved; $7, adults; $5, youth.
Men's Tennis Vs. San Diego: Thu., March 8, 6pm. Vs. Florida State: Sat., March 10, 11am. Vs. Nicholls State: Sat., March 10, 5:30pm. Vs. USC: Tue., March 13, 6pm. Penick-Allison Tennis Center, 1701 Trinity St.
Women's Tennis William & Mary: Thu., March 8, 2pm. Vs. SMU: Sat., March 10, 3pm. Vs. Michigan: Sun., March 11, 11am. Vs. USC: Wed., March 14, noon. Penick-Allison Tennis Center.