SXSW Sunday night knockouts (1985 to the present) circle back with Atlantan rock and troubadour craft. A quartet of local acts first, $5.
The marquee says Ghostface Killah, but a collaboration between the Wu-Tang MC and producer/composer Adrian Younge births another alter ego for the rap ninja. Say ciao to Tony Starks, a Sixties-era black Italian mobster, whose Twelve Reasons to Die tour and album of the same name take you through a gangster’s revenge as scripted by soul, funk, and horror movie soundtracks. Younge and his band Venice Dawn join Ghostface for the live experience. – Abby Johnston
Emo's, 2015 E. Riverside
College Station’s “The Front Porch Song” writers, together again.
In 1990, on the occasion of Flowers in the Dirt, I saw Paul McCartney at UC Berkeley’s Memorial Stadium. The spectacle and open-air bowl felt like a scene out of Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The cute Beatle had recently reconciled solo Paul with Sgt. Pepper, so “Jet,” “Live and Let Die,” and “Band on the Run” segued into the likes of “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Eleanor Rigby,” and “I Saw Her Standing There.” Hey Jude, don’t be afraid. – Raoul Hernandez
Depp delves into the mind of author J.M. Barrie in this adeptly realized celebration of the wonder of the imagination. Screenwriter David Magee will be present at this screening, which follows his participation in a Conversation in Film at the Harry Ransom Center at 6pm. Read a full review of Finding Neverland.
8PM, Texas Spirit Theater at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress
This spring showcase features gallery artists working in painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media collage, and prints – and these artists are, as ever, nonpareil. Sam Yeates, Randall Reid, Christopher St. Leger, Lisa Beaman, Faustinus Deraet, Chun Hui Pak, and more. This diverse array of work is highly recommended. Through May 25.
Davis Gallery, 837 W. 12th, 512/477-4929
This group show of art and design for anaglyph 3-D glasses is curated by Phillip Edward Niemeyer and features vision-galvanizing works by Alec Dartley, Dan Forbes, Dana McClure, Hannah Cole, James Blagden, Joseph Phillips, Mike Reddy, Nicole Stone, Rebecca Rothfus, Ryan Junell, Shawn Camp , and Tanya Newton-John. This gig's got a sound component, too: experimental label Aagoo's compilation recorded in double mono: the left and right channels play distinct sounds, featuring music and sounds by Palaxy Tracks, John Saba Jr., Devin Maxwell, !!!, Jim Eno, The Octopus Project, AU, and Erin Flannery & Zach Layton. Through June 16.
grayDUCK Gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/826-5334
The local squad goes on an eight-day home stretch, first against Colorado Springs starting Thursday followed by four games against Reno. Through Thu., May 23, 7:05pm. $7-16.
Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, 512/255-2255
Ms. Rebecca Havemeyer will have you scrambling for letters, numbers, and ya diaper. Drink cheap, win big. Last Wednesdays of the month, 9:30pm.
Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth, 512/494-1150