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Film

Austin Film Society: The Creative in Crisis: Alex in Wonderland

Sutherland plays a director who's hot off a successful blockbuster and is now agonizing over his next project in Mazursky's semi-autobiographical film. This series is curated by Chronicle Managing Editor Kimberley Jones, who will present the film. For more on the series see "The Pen May Be Mightier Than the Sword, but Sometimes It Makes You Want to Slit Your Wrists," May 2.

7:30PM, The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35

Arts

  • Church of the Passionate Cat

    What do you get when you cross film noir with metaphysics, and nightclub partying with a revival meeting, and you co-produce the entire crypto-detective, mirror-ball-in-the-shadows thing with Austin's Rude Mechs? You get the second stagework from Underbelly, whose first production Slip River so thoroughly wowed audiences, and you get a buzz of anticipation throughout the naked city for this max work of theirs. Bonus: Hannah Kenah stars as the caper's boozy shamus. May 8-18. Thu.-Fri. & Sun., 8pm; Sat., 8 & 10pm. Thu., May 8 - Sun., May 18, (2014), $15 ($10, students)

    The Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo, 512/476-7833

    www.rudemechs.com

  • WarHorse

    The National Theatre of Great Britain’s epic production, winner of five Tony awards in 2011, makes its Austin premiere. You remember the Spielberg movie, about a young man and his horse caught in the mayhem of the first World War? You still need to see this: theatrical art at its finest.May 6-11. Tue.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 1 & 7pm. $25 and up

    Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Dr., UT campus, 512/477-6060

    www.broadwayinaustin.com

  • grayDUCK Gallery: Venomous Cabbage and Other Demands Satisfied

    San Antonio's Leigh Anne Lester inaugurates the new grayDUCK space with her intricately detailed representations of plant species, inspired by genetic modification and evoking thoughts on the environmental effects humans may be creating. Gorgeous work on the Eastside. Through June 1.

    grayDUCK Gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/826-5334

    www.grayduckgallery.com, duckduck@grayduckgallery.com

  • Community

    • Thinkery21: Freewheelin'

      Celebrate National Bike Month with this 21-and-up event at the still shiny kids museum. Exhibits, live demonstrations, hands-on activities, and roller races are on the agenda. 7pm. $15.

      Thinkery, 1830 Simond, 512/469-6200

      www.thinkeryaustin.org/thinkery21/

    • Texas Stars

      The top-seeded Stars take on the fourth-seeded Grand Rapids Griffins as they advance to the second round of semifinals, after defeating Oklahoma in a three game sweep in round one. The Calder Cup is closer in sight as the team start with a two-game home stand before traveling to Michigan for three, then back to Austin for two, if necessary. Thu., May 8, 7:30pm; Sat., May 10, 7:30pm. $15-75.

      Cedar Park Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park, 512/600-5000

      www.texasstarshockey.com

    • Thursday Night Social Ride

      Loads of cyclists take part in this friendly, socially paced ride of 12 to 15 miles. Riders will stop for cars and try not to block intersections along the way. This adult ride concludes at a different bar each week. Thursdays, 7pm. Free.

      Festival Beach, 2101 Bergman

      www.socialcyclingaustin.org

    • The Thong Jog Launch Party

      Honor the memory of our beloved Leslie with as little clothing as you can. Come kick off the lead-up to this butt-cheeky fundraiser. 10am. $25.

      Package Menswear, 1114 W. Fifth, 512/554-7508

      www.austinthongjog.com