Calendar: Recommended


  • 70mm at the Ritz: The Untouchables

    Kevin Costner is at his best here as crime-fighter Eliot Ness in this David Mamet-authored film audaciously directed by De Palma. The film’s final shoot-out is a direct ode to Battleship Potemkin’s Odessa Steps sequence. Connery won an Oscar for his performance.

    4PM, Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth

    • No Assurance

      What exactly does "modern dance" mean, these days? We suggest that this night of movement works will give you a compelling and memorable clue. The No Assurance project brings together choreographers willing to venture out of comfort zones and safety nets, with this show presenting different expressions of “No Assurance." Featuring Julia Duffy-Dzubinski, Katherine Hodges, Magdalena Jarkowiec, Erin Lane, Rosalyn Nasky, and more. Fri.-Sat., Jan. 25-26, 8pm. $12 ($10, students)

      The Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo, 512/476-7833

    • Fronterafest 2013: Best of the Fest!

      Fronterafest's all over for another year, people, except for this Short Fringe: Best of the Fest part –and I'm glad to tell you that any night of this line-up is worth seeing, because you'll laugh, you might cry, you will be extremely fucking entertained at all times. [Full disclosure: I helped decide which shows got to be presented again this week.] And "Austin's Best Monologist" – it's true!Steven Tomlinson debuts his new "How to Use Evernote" piece in the Wild Card Bill. You'd best hurry, though, because these nights (and one matinee) of no-fail theatrical enjoyment are selling out so fast you'd think they were Tim Doyle prints or something! See website for full schedule details. Wed.-Sat., Feb. 14-16, 8pm.

      Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd, 512/479-7529

    • Museum of Natural and Artificial Ephemerata: House

      Witness all ye artlovers the Museum of Natural & Artificial Ephemerata's current exhibition of urban habitation, and enjoy a tour of their bizarre "impermanent collection" as well. Through Jan. 28. Saturdays, 1-4pm.

      Museum of Natural & Artificial Ephemerata, 1808 Singleton, 512/289-9517

    • Pump Project: The Drawing Show

      This second annual exhibition explores the many methods and styles of drawing through the work of 40 Austin artists. From the abstract to the hyperreal, with surfaces manipulated by pencil, marker, ink, charcoal, pastel, etching, burning, and puncturing. Recommended like wow: This show shouldn't be missed. Through Feb. 16. Wed. & Sat., noon-5pm.

      Pump Project, 702 Shady, 351-8571

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