Mike Harmeier and his Moonpies storm the Broken Spoke every Wednesday, a residency well worth witnessing, despite the construction horror surrounding the venerable South Lamar dance hall. Rocking honky-tonk as varied as any hardcore country band around, the local quintet follows in the footsteps of heroes Doug Sahm and Gary Stewart, yet they remain contemporary enough to keep the dance floor full. 2012’s The Hard Way displayed unexpected finesse underneath its rugged energy. – Jim Caligiuri
Fronterafest's all over for another year, people, except for this Short Fringe: Best of the Fest part –and I'm glad to tell you that any night of this line-up is worth seeing, because you'll laugh, you might cry, you will be extremely fucking entertained at all times. [Full disclosure: I helped decide which shows got to be presented again this week.] And "Austin's Best Monologist" – it's true! – Steven Tomlinson debuts his new "How to Use Evernote" piece in the Wild Card Bill. You'd best hurry, though, because these nights (and one matinee) of no-fail theatrical enjoyment are selling out so fast you'd think they were Tim Doyle prints or something! See website for full schedule details. Wed.-Sat., Feb. 14-16, 8pm.
This second annual exhibition explores the many methods and styles of drawing through the work of 40 Austin artists. From the abstract to the hyperreal, with surfaces manipulated by pencil, marker, ink, charcoal, pastel, etching, burning, and puncturing. Recommended like wow: This show shouldn't be missed. Through Feb. 16. Wed. & Sat., noon-5pm.
Dr. Greg Zeschuk and the production team of The Beer Diaries invite craft beer lovers to a screening of the show, paired with beers from Thirsty Planet and Twisted X, as well as food from Franklin Barbecue. Get tickets online. Wed., Jan. 30, 7pm (2013), $15