With Swedish imports outside and locals indoors, Mohawk’s two stages go regional. Jens Lekman and former Concretes singer Victoria Bergsman, under the name Taken by Trees, complement each other with Scandinavian whimsy and introspection early, both having released fall LPs. Afterward, the party moves inside for power pick-me-ups from the Sour Notes and dreamy fourpiece Belaire, both churning out guitar-driven pop and colorful visuals, a departure from the sleepy Nords. – Abby Johnston
After flooring a Chronicle Paper Cuts audience in September with Southwestern songcraft and a double-barreled live show, the CenTexan Sons of Fathers return with more free firepower in topping the paper’s “Best of Austin” afterparty. Anticipating a big 2013 with its second LP, this son-of-a-gun crew teams up in prime time with the classically Western kickass of local scenemates Crooks. With free pie from Austin’s Pizza, DJs, projections, and consulting HAAMbassadors, Emo’s Eastside house of worship goes honky-tonk – Raoul Hernandez
The Texas Stadium parking lot, which used to be home to the Dallas Cowboys' legions of tailgaters prior to the team's move to Arlington, Texas, is what's referenced in this documentary's title. The film, which premiered at SXSW Film 2012, looks at the close-knit bonds among the tailgater community.
Ah, the perfect date! It's Salvage Vanguard Theatre's posh fundraiser, with intimate performances by the Golden Arm Trio's Graham Reynolds, world-class violinist Roberto Paolo Riggio, author Spike Gillespie, and a string trio from Church of the Friendly Ghost; with hosts in period costume (think: Marie Antoinette) conducting parlor games; with a specialty cocktail from the spirited laboratory of Hank Cathey; with the tastiest noms you can imagine; and all of it in that venerable manse known as Eponymous Garden. Tue., Nov. 13, 8pm. 1202 Garden. $45 ($60 for two)
Ann Wood's fantastic art incorporates two- and three-dimensional pieces – entire taxidermied deer, for instance – into a rococo outcropping of landscape that references topiaries, floral bouquets, and pastry decorating. But, note: The death and decay lurking below the surface or hovering nearby is, you might say, more than just the icing on this complex cake. Recommended. Through Nov. 17.
Features an exhibition by artist Paul Pfeiffer and a display of James Naismith's 1891 document the Original Rules of Basketball. You won't want to miss this in-depth and historical look into the sport of basketball. Runs through Jan. 13, 2013.
Wild women rolling up from the Tuesday LezRide ain't all that's coming to this spankin' new queer night on the Eastside. So are the pre-TuezGayz foofays, cuz Bern's closes at midnight. What a cram-packed evening. Every other Tuesday., Donations for whatever cause is announced weekly, cash only, 21+