Austin’s party punks push the pizza analogy on Hot and Ready, but they’re far more Coca-Cola and Pop Rocks. Trebly, red-hot guitar solos crackle and pop above relentless drums, as singers Ben Shorts, Bench Shorts, and Daren Shorts III deliver their best Joey Ramone impressions. Flesh Lights keep the tempos fast and melodies pure, and Foreign Mothers ride surf-guitar leads, snarky shouts, and gang vocals. – Bryan Rolli
Shovels & Rope
Sponsored by “The National Beer of Texas,” the proceeds from Heritage Fest benefit Feeding Texas, a nonprofit devoted to ending hunger in the Republic while promoting healthy nutrition. As such, the South Carolina folk duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst (Shovels & Rope) offers tart harmonies and tasty folk-punk, while the Austin-born Okkervil River likely preview September LP Away with delectable literacy and live spice. San Antonio punks Girl in a Coma and local Delta Spirit frontman Matthew Logan Vasquez garnish. – Molly Murphy
Stubb's, 801 Red River
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
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
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
7:35PM, Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. Hwy. 183 N.
8PM, Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter
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
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)
Bring the kids to get a taste of the outdoors with hikes, garden fun, interactive education, and more. Every week has a theme, this week it's the predators of Central Texas. Go to their website for more info. 6-9pm. Free.
Friday night's game begins Red, White & Blue Weekend which features a fireworks display at the end of each evening game. This four-day series vs. the Iowa Cuba includes two double-headers, Thursday and Saturday. Thu., June 30, 5pm; Fri., July 1, 7:05pm; Sat., July 2, 4:30pm; Sun., July 3, 7:05pm. $7-16.
Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, 512/255-2255