Calendar: Recommended


    David Torn


    Epistrophy Arts presents NohBand: alto saxpert Tim Berne, guitarist David Torn, and drummer Dave King. The bandleader, playing complex and mercurial, boasts deep roots in avant-garde circles alongside his six-string cohort, fond of exploring electronics textures. Torn notches 30 years with ECM Records and has scored innumerable film/TV soundtracks. A powerful drummer, King is a founding member of the Bad Plus. – Jay Trachtenberg

    The North Door, 501 Brushy

  • The Aluminum Show

    You know that the Doctor and his companions would pronounce the word as al-oo-min-ee-um – as would anyone in most other parts of the world but here – but you won't be thinking about that as you're dazzled by this wonderment, written and directed by Lior Kalfo, in which "aluminum pipes come to life to illustrate one man’s incredible journey to a parallel universe where there's a planet made entirely of aluminum, a world where the forces of beauty and compassion strive to triumph over the forces of intrigue and fear." (Note: We're voting for Hillary, btw.) Recommended if you think you'd enjoy a high-energy, visually stunning, breathtakingly choreographed spectacle based on a particular chemical element. Wed., Oct. 26, 7:30pm, $27 and up

    Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside, 512/474-5664

  • AFS: Hello, Goodbye: The Long Goodbye

    Gould plays Raymond Chandler's diffident private eye Philip Marlowe, who is caught up in a typically nasty and convoluted web of shady characters and intrigue. The script is by The Big Sleep's Leigh Brackett, and Altman here commits the same kind of genre evisceration of film noir as he did with the war film in M*A*S*H and the Western in McCabe & Mrs. Miller. Highly recommended.

    7:30PM, AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville

  • Still Awesome: Let the Right One In

    This multi-award-winning Swedish film might be summarized as a vampire tween romance, but that cheap and tawdry sum-up does zero justice to the magnificent emotional resonance of this gem. Read a full review of Let the Right One In.

    10PM, Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. Hwy. 183 N.

    • Houdini Speaks to the Living

      The Hidden Room's redoubtable Beth Burns has teamed up with NYC-based magician Patrick Terry to create this drama surrounding the initially friendly but ultimately contentious relationship between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and The Escape Artist Formerly Known as Erik Weisz. (Note: Don't be a sap; that's Houdini.) The show's based on actual conversations and correspondences of the two, as gleaned from the rich archives of the Harry Ransom Center, with that Terry playing history's premiere escapologist and Austin's own Robert Matney as Sir Arthur. Magicians rejoice! Spiritualists beware! Rosabel believe! Through Oct. 30. Wed.-Sun., 8pm, $15-25

      York Rite Masonic Hall, 311 W. Seventh.

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