Calendar: Recommended

Summer Film Series: Vaudeville and Vitaphone

In the early days of talkies, Warner Bros. hired some of the top variety stars of the day to create "living sound" recordings of their acts. This collection of rarely seen short films breathes life into the extensive vaudeville collections at the Ransom Center.

7PM, Harry Ransom Center, 300 W. 21st

Arthouse Monthly: Eva Hesse

Documentary showcases the life and times of Eva Hesse, a groundbreaking artist active in New York and Germany during the Sixties. Veronica Roberts, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Blanton Museum of Art, and curator of the exhibition "Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt," will introduce the film.

7PM, Violet Crown Cinema, 434 W. Second

Austin Film Society: Surrealist Love Goddesses: The Scarlet Empress

Von Sternberg brought his intensely expressionistic visual style and his adoringly iconographic represention of Dietrich into play in this Hollywood version of the life of Russia's Catherine the Great.

7:30PM, AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville

Still Awesome: It Follows

A killer force is spread through sex, and it's all very creepy and evocative. Read a full review of It Follows.

7:35PM, Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. Hwy. 183 N.

Still Awesome: The Social Network

This retelling of Facebook's first contentious steps is a blisteringly entertaining film. Read a full review of The Social Network.

8PM, Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter

  • Art.Science.Gallery.: Contemporary Art about Evolutionary Biology

    One of our favorite galleries in this art-loving town presents an evolution-themed exhibition in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution, the Society of Systematic Biologists, and the American Society of Naturalists. Dig it: real art and real science. Through July 30

    Art.Science.Gallery., In the Canopy compound, 916 Springdale #102, 512/522-8278

  • Waterbed: Re-Enter the Chillzone

    Mac Blake and co-host Martin Urbano bring back one of their most popular show themes, bringing you a cool hour of stand-up, sketch comedy, characters, an exploration of the Dark Arts, funny vids, and anything to help you laugh the goddamn heat away. With Andrew Dismukes, Aaron Brooks, Pat Dean & Motion Ocean, and more. Thu., June 30, 10pm, $5 ($2, students)

    Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 512/480-9562

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