Hoffman plays a convict on parole who tries to make a go of it in the straight world, until he's convinced of its futility.
Everything you need to stay cool this summer will be tax-free this weekend: air conditioners, refrigerators, ceiling fans, plus dishwashers and other appliances. See website for the complete list. Sat.-Mon., May 24-26.
This festival offers a weekend of family fun, great Cajun food, live music, and a special brunch from John Russ of San Antonio. Tickets online. $7 ($12, two-day pass; $20, three-day pass).
Downtown Marktplatz, 100 W. Main St., Fredericksburg, 830/433-5225
Since 1972, the longest continuously running music festival in America has been filling the Texas hills for 18 days with the sound of music, this year including Judy Collins, Ray Benson, Eliza Gilkyson, and more. Thu.-Sun., May 22-June 8.
Quiet Valley Ranch, Kerrville
Formerly know as Capital of Texas triathlon, you can choose from the full 60.5 kilometers of running, biking, and swimming (combined) or try the shorter sprint and rookie courses. Onlookers can pick a spot along Congress Avenue or along Lady Bird Lake. A party at the Palmer Events Center awaits the finishers, who will likely be too tired to celebrate. 6:30am-1:30pm. $160 and up.
Auditorium Shores, 920 W. Riverside
The Western Conference finals have begun, and Game 1 saw the Stars fall to Toronto Marlies 5-1. Come show your support on Monday for Game 2, before they head up north to continue the series. Fri. & Mon., May 23 & 26, 7:30pm. $20-80.
Cedar Park Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park, 512/600-5000