Calendar: Recommended


Summer Film Classics: Manhattan

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

Summer Film Classics: Casablanca

Play it again, Paramount. (Double bill: The Manhattan.)

7PM, Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress

Austin Film Society: Arthouse: She Killed in Ecstasy

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

Tommy Wiseau Live: The Room

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

  • Austin Sketch Fest

    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 (2906 Fruth). 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! 2Girls1Pup! 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

  • Art.Science.Gallery.: The Buzz Stops Here

    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

  • Livestrong Foundation: Counting Radiation

    "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.

  • Shrine of Inevitable Forces

    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.

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