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Austin Film Society: Jewels in the Wasteland: Cutter's Way

One of the great, frequently overlooked films of the Eighties is this textured character study-cum-modern film noir. Heard plays a physically and mentally damaged Vietnam vet who joins with his pal (Bridges) to solve a murder – or at least that's ostensibly what the movie's about. Richard Linklater will introduce the film and discuss it afterward.

7:30PM, AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville

  • Mozart Requiem Undead

    Part of the Fusebox Festival line-up – in fact, it's the fest's opening event – this is the Golden Hornet Project's years-long undertaking come to gorgeous sonic fruition: Mozart's unfinished requiem, at long last finished by world-class composers (Glenn Kotche, Caroline Shaw, Todd Reynolds, Adrian Quesada, Petra Hayden, Kate Moore, Justin Sherburn, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, Brent Baldwin, Graham Reynolds, and Peter Stopschinski) and premiering under the Texas sky in conjunction with the Texas Choral Consort. We can't begin to properly describe how awesome this concert will be. And, listen: It's free. Recommended times infinity. Wed., April 16, 6:30pm (2014)

    French Legation Museum, 802 San Marcos St., 512/472-8180

  • Fusebox Festival

    This sprawling spectacle of performances and concerts and exhibitions is one of the city's brightest annual treasures, bringing in artists and creative teams from all over the world, presenting compelling works by those beyond-Texasers as well as by talented locals, and offering it gratis – that's free gratis – to all and sundry. It's two weeks full of nonstop art and performances and workshops and process-oriented conversations and everything else that Ron Berry and Brad Carlin and Natalie George and their many fierce friends have gathered for the city's enjoyment. Subhuman Theatre! Miwa Matreyek! Bird & Anchors! Rosalyn Nasky! Magnifico! See the Fusebox website for details. Through April 27.

  • The Contemporary Austin: Charles Long

    Behold the many odd and engaging wonders created by Charles Long! At the Jones Center on Congress, the acclaimed artist collaborates with local organizations to turn the downtown space into "a Wagnerian hybrid environment of sculpture, film, music, fragrance, theater, performance, and grand spectacle" called CATALIN. At Laguna Gloria, his Pet Sounds installation features "luscious, playful blobs that engage the viewer with murmurs, vibrations, and strange sounds when touched. Through April 20.

    The Contemporary Austin, 700 Congress, 512/453-5312

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