Last summer in San Antonio, the Maiden England world tour scorched even this godless desert. As reanimated on double DVD Maiden England ’88, the UK’s Rolling Stones of metal revived that year’s Seventh Son of a Seventh Son LP and tour with an epic prog revival of the title track, Charles Bronson-like outburst “The Evil That Men Do,” and the rest. It’s insanely appropriate that the razor-wire sextet returns to Austin for the first time since that very tour, with Megadeth in tow. – Raoul Hernandez
Texan’s superb take on the Punch Brothers. Night one sold out.
For her 2011 CD Travels With Charlie, Charlie Faye recorded in 10 different cities across the country, but her excellent new offering, You Were Fine, You Weren’t Even Lonely, explores more personal terrain. Faye’s croon torches effectively though pop, folk, and soul, which combined with her steely and direct songwriting makes her a natural for the stage of the Chronicle’s free Paper Cuts series. Complimentary drinks and nosh with RSVP. – Doug Freeman
It's hard to believe that 40 years have passed since Jimmy Cliff blazed his way into cinematic legend in The Harder They Come. It's a showbiz story, Jamaica shantytown style; it's a rebel-boy story, reggae style; it's an eternal story about a country boy on his way to doom in Babylon. The Harder They Come is the movie that popularized reggae music in America, and the film's score – with classics such as “Many Rivers to Cross” and “You Can Get It If You Really Want” – is still one of the great movie soundtracks of all time. And the movie's critiques of the music industry, the ganja trade, and organized religion still ring true.
7:15PM, Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln.
Because, for the first time in its 60-year history, the Entomological Society of America is having its annual meeting in Austin. And Art.Science.Gallery. and ARKive.org and the E. O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation will present an exhibition of entomology-relevant art, juried by Barrett Klein and Hayley Gillespie, and they'll be glad if you submit three of your best works for consideration. See website for details. Deadline: Sept. 22.
Bryan Batt, star of TV's "Mad Men," brings his funny and personable cabaret act to Austin. Tue., Sept. 10, 7:30 & 9:30pm. $40-105
Zach Theatre, 1510 Toomey, 512/476-0541
Tired of doing yoga constrained by walls and ceilings? Try this 60-minute class taught be a professional instructor, all on the lawn of this historic house. Tuesdays through Sept. 24, 7pm. $5-15 sliding scale.
Neill-Cochran House Museum, 2310 San Gabriel, 512/478-2335
Meet and greet with fellow allies in the cause for love. Second Tuesday of every month, 6:45pm. Free.
Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church, 3315 El Salido, 512/302-3524