UK pub rock at a Texas honky-tonk? As sure as Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen floored “Hot Rod Lincoln” to the Top 10 in 1972! Co-pilot, Telecaster gunner, and longtime Austinite Bill Kirchen teamed with Harvard dropout and 1970 London rocker Austin DeLone on Transatlanticana, sequel to the pair’s Nick Lowe-produced 1983 album as the Moonlighters, Rush Hour. Merle Haggard tribute (“Hounds of the Bakersfield”), Butch Hancock co-write (“Oxblood”), and Bob Dylan (“The Times They Are A-Changin’”) ground Transatlanticana in Lone Star roots. – Raoul Hernandez
This visually adventurous, restored film about a master criminal features very early sound effects, and was recorded with the then-new technology of Magnifilm – an experimental, 65mm widescreen process.
7PM, Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth
Local animators show shorts and works-in-progress in a show co-presented by Austin animation house Mighty Coconut. See "Drawing Together
," July 22, for more info.
7:30PM, AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville
This year's "Eyes Got It!" winner Rachel Wolfson Smith presents her series of large graphite drawings, bringing medieval battles and fables into the modern age with stunning, monochrome beauty and power. "I interpret the allure and consequences of King Midas' wish as drawings of race scenes reminiscent of Renaissance battle paintings," says Smith, "and gold-leafed stars, like gilded icons, hovering in the night sky above expensive cars that lost control." We look on, thunderstruck – and reckon you will, too, citizen. Through Aug. 21
grayDUCK Gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/826-5334
"Bob Khosravi was born a baby, which his mother appreciated." Yeah, and we're lucky this Austin-based man of many stories
, who's cracked up the crowds at Moontower and Bridgeport and more, is tonight's Cap City headliner. Wed., July 27, 8pm, $10-14
Eat pancakes for the Central Texas Food Bank. Through July 31.
Kerbey Lane Cafe, all locations
Kids and their guardians are invited to try their hand at making art in various forms as inspired by the works in the museum. The Blanton supplies the materials, you supply the creativity. Wednesdays through July 27, 10am-2pm. Free with admission ($5-9 for adults and children).
The second half is swinging with visits from the Fresno Grizzlies (Astros) and Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals). Vs. Fresno: Thu., July 21, 7:05pm; vs. Omaha: Tue.-Fri., July 26-29, 7:05pm. $7-16.
Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, 512/255-2255