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Austin Film Society: Rebel Rebel: Getting Straight

If you're not already pencilling this movie into your calendar based on the people involved, then there is no hope for you. This is a fantastically frenetic film chronicling student unrest in the Sixties.

2PM, The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N I-35

Arts

  • Conspirare's ComPassion: A Festival of Musical Passions

    This festival showcases four different programs that celebrate archetypal stories of suffering, empathy, and redemption in different ways. Concerts include Pietà by John Muehleisen, Considering Matthew Shepard by Craig Hella Johnson, Requiem by Maurice Duruflé, A Gnostic Passion by Doug and Brad Balliett, and St. Matthew Passion by J.S. Bach. Note: The festival runs through June 15 at multiple locations including St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, and St. Martin's Lutheran Church. See website for details. $10-60

    St. Martin's Lutheran Church, 606 W. 15th, 512/474-5664

    www.conspirare.org

  • Borderlands Texas Poetry Review: Launch Party

    Celebrate the latest issue of this fine series, featuring keynote poet Laurie Ann Guerrero, along with writers Ken Fontenot, Jonathan Moody, Anis Shivani, Scott Wiggerman, and Steve Wilson. Bonus: work from photographer Joel Salcido. Bonus: Live music from Westgate Revival. Sun., June 8, 3-5pm.

    Malvern Bookstore, 613 W. 29th

    www.malvernbooks.com

    Community

    • Kerrville Folk Festival

      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

      www.kerrville-music.com

    • Texas Stars Finals

      The Stars showed their first signs of struggle in their playoff series against Toronto but managed to eke out a victory in game 7. Now it's the Calder Cup finals (the minor league equivalent of the Stanley Cup) against the St. John's IceCaps. The two teams have nearly identical records during the post-season with 11 wins and five losses, however the Stars have scored more goals over their 16 playoff games. The IceCaps' Andrew Gordon is on fire in playoff points with eight goals and eight assists. The Stars have a two-prong answer to that: Mike Hedden and Travis Morin have 10 goals and 20 assists between them. The first two games of the best-of-seven series are here at home. Sun. & Mon. June 8 & 9, 7:30pm. $20-80.

      Cedar Park Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park, none

      www.texasstarshockey.com

    • X Games

      Extreme sports arrive in Austin for a weekend of dirt flying, rail sliding action. Check out our full coverage. Thu.-Sun., June 5-8.

      Circuit of the Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd., 512/301-6600

      xgames.espn.go.com