Arturo Sandoval afterparty? Jazzmanian Devil soon covers Coltrane with Allman Bro. Jaimoe.
Previously a member of the Cuban jazz juggernaut Irakere, trumpeter and pianist Arturo Sandoval defected to the U.S. while on tour with his mentor, Dizzy Gillespie. In 2000, that life story turned into a TV movie, For Love or Country. A 10-time Grammy winner and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013, the 65-year-old Latin ritmo ambassador is still a fire-breathing trumpeter and a beautifully lyrical pianist. – Jay Trachtenberg
From a Sinatra vocal bravado to his trademark skinny-tied suit, the Walkmen’s former frontman remains the poster boy for the retro revival of his band’s 13 favored years. Shortly after their announcement in 2013 of an “extreme hiatus,” the D.C.-reared singer dropped his debut solo effort, last year’s Black Hours, which further homes in on that Sixties inspiration. The Brooklyn dweller’s inaugural disc ebbs the New Yorkers’ garage-punk angst and ups Leithauser’s pop panache and lyrical POV. – Neph Basedow
Starlings, TN, the dulcimer-focused alternative string band that formed in Nashville 15 years ago, then reassembled locally in 2011, are calling it quits. Chief songwriter Steven Stubblefield reports that life has taken the quartet in different directions, himself destined for family life in Louisiana while fellow founder Tim Bryan heads to Wisconsin. Guitarist Bryan Robison reports a new local project in the works and bassist Mitchell Vandenberg continues to tour with Carson McHone. – Kevin Curtin
Georgia punkabilly transplant.
Allen’s stunning use of black-and-white cinematography (by Gordon Willis) and music score by Gershwin makes this meditation on love and life in New York one of his most memorable. (Double bill: Casablanca.)
9PM, Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress
Play it again, Paramount. (Double bill: The Manhattan.)
7PM, Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress
In this sexually charged revenge thriller from the one-and-only Jess Franco, a woman seduces and kills each member of the medical committee who rejected her husband's research, and caused him to commit suicide.
8PM, The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35
The movie that's become the latest sensation in the "so bad it's good" school of filmmaking screens with filmmaker Tommy Wiseau in attendance.
10:15PM and 6:30PM, Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar
It's another year gone by and your hardworking friends at ColdTowne Theatre
have again wrangled an entire week's worth of superlative sketch comedy from across the nation
and are presenting it, night after night after night, in their own venue (4803-B Airport
) and at Spider House Ballroom
). Whoa, damn, this is one hell of a terrific showcase, citizen … Stag Comedy
! Your Terrific Neighbors
! Master Pancake
! Midnight Society
! Bullshit Women
! The Don't We Boys
! Troupes from Chicago
! New York
! North Carolina
! Los Angeles
! You get the idea, right? There's so much top-notch comedy action here, it's best to 1) check the website
for a complete schedule and 2) consider grabbing an All-Fest Pass
for your best entertainment value. Through May 24
This is an encaustic art exhibition about bees, curated by Lola Baltzell of International Encaustic Artists and juried by acclaimed entomologist Dr. Barrett Klein, representing 12 artists from eight states and three countries, and briefly colonizing that most excellent gallery in the Canopy compound. Through May 30
Art.Science.Gallery., In the Canopy compound, 916 Springdale #102
"My works on paper examine autobiography via repetition and ritual," says Megan Hildebrandt. "I am interested in creating proof of my existence on paper." Here, the artwork charts the experience of being diagnosed with and treated for cancer at age 25. For Hildebrandt, it was a trial; for viewers, it's now a visually stunning treat. Through May 30
2201 E. Sixth.
Colin McIntyre Sculpture Studio
presents this one-month exhibition of monumental sculptural works
, opening the first week of WEST
and featuring three separate suites of art. Note: We've seen what wonders this talented man can forge with steel and fire
and we suspect you'll be as amazed as we are. Bonus: Photography by Heather Gollatz-Dukeman
. Through June 6. Thu.-Sun., 11am-6pm
108 W. Gibson.
This original stage adaptation inspired by the eponymous French film – in which a Scottish soldier is dispatched into a supposedly evacuated French village, except the village has actually been taken over by the escaped patients of a lunatic asylum – is "performed as a mime ballet with Chaplinesque moments and commedia dell’arte influences" and directed by David Yeakle for Tongue & Groove Theatre. Through June 6. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 6pm, $15-20
It's still early in the season but the Express are sitting in first place in their division and they'll be playing at home all week. Vs. Albuquerque, Thu.-Sun., May 21-24, 7:05pm (1:05pm on Sunday); vs. El Paso, Mon.-Thu., May 25-28, 7:05pm. $7-16.
Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, 512/255-2255