Calendar: Recommended


  • Austin Film Society: Somebody Up There Likes Me Premiere

    Actor Nick Offerman and Director Bob Byington will be in attendance. Each ticket includes screening, Q&A, and reception with complimentary food and drink. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to AFS.

    8PM, Violet Crown Cinema, 434 W. Second

    • Cult of Color: Call to Color

      Did you miss this brilliance when it premiered in 2008? Don't miss it now, as the collaboration among Ballet Austin's Stephen Mills, Houston-based artist Trenton Doyle Hancock, and Austin composer Graham Reynolds, returns to bring Hancock's unique mythology to new life, presenting a world of superheroes and strangely formed creatures of action and vivid dysfunction. April 5-7. Fri., 6:30 & 8pm; Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $47

      Ballet Austin, 501 W. Third, 476-2163

    • Adam Sultan

      Death and loss is at the heart of this new production from Physical Plant Theater, death and loss as experienced by the fictional Adam Sultan – who's played by and based on the real-life Adam Sultan whom this city has cherished the presence and talents of for so long. This is a mortality-stained love letter to one man and to an entire community, a savory pie of creation in the face of that Reaper who cares not. Written and directed by Steve Moore and Zeb L. West. Recommended. Through April 13. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $12-25

      Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 512/474-7886

    • Slowgirl

      It's the regional premiere of this new play by Greg Pierce, about a chatty teenage girl who uncovers secrets about her reclusive, soft-spoken uncle when she visits him in exile in the Costa Rican jungle. Directed for Hyde Park Theatre by Ken Webster, starring that worthy and Molly Karrasch. Through April 27. Thu.-Sat., 8pm.

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

    • Davis Gallery: No Place Like Home

      This spring showcase features gallery artists working in painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media collage, and prints – and these artists are, as ever, nonpareil. Sam Yeates, Randall Reid, Christopher St. Leger, Lisa Beaman, Faustinus Deraet, Chun Hui Pak, and more. This diverse array of work is highly recommended. Through May 25.

      Davis Gallery, 837 W. 12th, 512/477-4929

    • Inglorious Costume Party

      Get dressed as your favorite character from the creative mind of Quentin Tarantino. We call the Gimp! A costume contest, photo booths, dance offs, and more fun in keeping with the theme ensure your night's plot is an action packed one. Fri., April 5, 9:30pm-2am (2013), $10 ($20 without costume)

      Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 512/480-9562

    • Lonestar Rod & Kustom Round Up

      is South by Southwest for vintage rides. Cut your bangs, slick your hair back, and lace up your creepers, because the swinging music and parade of low-profile hot rods is nonstop. The proper exhibition is at the Expo Center, but the party crawls all up and down South Congress. Go online for a complete schedule. Fri.-Sat., April 5-6, $15

      Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker, 512/854-4900

    • Texas State

      Football Maroon and Gold Spring Football Game & Fan Fest: Sat., April 6, 6pm. Free. Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium. Softball Vs. Louisiana Tech: Fri., April 5, 4pm (doubleheader); Sat., April 6, 1pm. Vs. Baylor University: Tue., April 9, 6pm. Bobcat Softball Field. $6-10. Track and Field Texas State Invitational: Fri.-Sat., April 5-6, all day. Texas State Track & Field Complex.

    • University of Texas

      Softball Vs. Texas Southern: Thu., April 4, 7pm. Vs. Western Kentucky: Sat., April 6, 5pm; Sun., April 7, 11:30am. Red and Charline McCombs Field, 2001 Comal. $5-9. Baseball Vs. Oklahoma: Fri., April 5, 6:30pm; Sat., April 6, 2:30pm; Sun., April 7, 2pm. Vs. Texas State: Tue., April 9, 6pm. UFCU Disch-Falk Field, 1300 E. MLK Blvd. $12 (reserved), $7 (adults), $5 (youth). Women's Tennis Vs. Florida International: Fri., April 5, 6pm. Vs. Texas Tech: Sat., April 6, 2pm. Vs. Boston University: Sun., April 7, noon. Penick-Allison Tennis Center, 1701 Trinity St. Women's Volleyball The Texas Volleyball team will celebrate its 2012 national championship with fans during an exhibition match Vs. Wichita State. Photos and autograph sessions before and after match. Sat., April 6, noon. Gregory Gym, 2101 Speedway. Free.

      Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River, 512/471-7744

    • Stop Hitting Yourself

      There is much to say about this 1930s Hollywood hullabaloo, but we'll leave it at this: Paul Soileau is queen. Thu.-Sun., Apr. 4-21, 8pm, $5-25

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

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