Calendar: Recommended


  • Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience

    Austin could not be a better home for this exhibit focused on the history of music festivals. Artifacts and concert footage bring the experience alive whether it's Hendrix at Monterey or Queen at Live Aid - both featured in a video montage of the Top 10 festival performances of all-time. Artifacts include Muddy Waters' '59 Martin acoustic played at the '68 Newport Folk Festival, a poster board stenciled sign by Banksy, and Dave Navarro's Jane's Addiction stage getup. Curated by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. March 10-July 23, Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm, Sun., 12-5pm, $9-13

    Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/936-8746

  • John Hughes Tribute: Sixteen Candles

    Hughes nails just about every aspect of the teenage experience. Plus, Ringwald is radiant as the eternal teen looking for love.

    7PM, Flix Brewhouse, 2200 S. I-35, Round Rock

  • Colossal Women: The Legend of Billie Jean

    A Texas teen gets caught up in a cross-state fight for justice when bullies trash her brother's scooter.

    10PM, Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth

    • Chicon Street Poets: Outlaw Poet

      The monthly anthology of poetry and spoken-word performance features Justin Booth, whose work is full of gritty, graceful takes on the back alley lives of the secret Southern world where hookers stroll, the damned score dope, and tattoo machines buzz. Come get your street-level literary kicks, and – do you dare take the Haiku Challenge this night, citizen? Bonus: Live music by that Katie Solo. Mon., March 27, 7pm

      Dozen Street, 1808 E. 12th

    • Hari Kunzru: White Tears

      The Brooklyn-based author presents his new novel in which two ambitious young musicians are drawn into the dark underworld of blues record collecting, haunted by the ghosts of a repressive past. Mon., March 27, 7pm

      BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar, 512/472-5050

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