Calendar: Recommended


  • Summer Film Classics: The Searchers

    Regarded by many as Ford's masterpiece and one of the greatest films of all time, this John Wayne Western is a meditation on survival, the loss of faith, and the death of heroes. (Double bill: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.) Read a full review of The Searchers.

    4:20PM, Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress

    • All Things Animate: Dances & Films Made in Austin

      Lorn MacDougal and Alain Le Razer present this second multimedia event, with a screening of the films Make It Hot!, featuring top Texas breakdancers, and Soul Climber, about two freeform rock climbers defying gravity via astonishing skill and strength; with Katherine Hodges of Ready/Set/Go! showing a new film with dancer and collaborator Lisa Del Rosario; with Rosalyn Nasky(!) performing solo; and with the whole kinetic night making your eyes boggle and your muscles at least vicariously ache. Recommended. Fri.-Sat., June 14-15, 8-10pm. $10-15

      Galaxy Dance Studios, 1700 S. Lamar #338, 512/442-5299

    • Slugfest Doubleheader

      Kyle Schlesinger (of Cuneiform Press fame & fortune) presents Annabel Lee and Cindy St. John reading their poetry among the ink-stained apparatus, courtyard foliage, and wandering felines of Austin printing gem Slugfest. Wine and snacks, too, of course. Sat., June 15, 8pm (2013)

      Slugfest Gallery, 1906 Miriam, 512/477-7204

    • The Lieutenant of Inishmore

      Capital T Theatre's Mark Pickell is trying to bring about the thespian Singularity, maybe, by having Lowell Bartholomee, Joey Hood, and Jason Liebrecht working the stage at the same time. And that trio's only part of the killer cast for Martin McDonagh's twisted black comedy about the trail-of-vengeance mayhem that ensues when some fool dares to kill an Irish terrorist's cat. "Warning," says a note in the press release, "Graphic Violence and Gunshots." Yeah, no shit. See what our reviewer Dan Solomon feckin' thinks of it, so. Through June 29. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $15-30

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

    • grayDUCK gallery: Red Left Blue Right

      This group show of art and design for anaglyph 3-D glasses is curated by Phillip Edward Niemeyer and features vision-galvanizing works by Alec Dartley, Dan Forbes, Dana McClure, Hannah Cole, James Blagden, Joseph Phillips, Mike Reddy, Nicole Stone, Rebecca Rothfus, Ryan Junell, Shawn Camp , and Tanya Newton-John. This gig's got a sound component, too: experimental label Aagoo's compilation recorded in double mono: the left and right channels play distinct sounds, featuring music and sounds by Palaxy Tracks, John Saba Jr., Devin Maxwell, !!!, Jim Eno, The Octopus Project, AU, and Erin Flannery & Zach Layton. Through June 16.

      grayDUCK Gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/826-5334,

    • NMASS: New Media Art & Sound Summit

      Yes, this is mostly a music-based festival – replete with experimental wire-bending and amplified neurophony and unusual acoustic brilliance – but it features ferocious elements of video and film and performance art, too, and so we'll be damned if this isn't a good place to list the amazing thing. Your friends at the Church of the Friendly Ghost have again wrangled this annual wonder-cabinet of sonic transcendence, presenting sound artists brekekekexkoaxkoax, Derrick Fore & Mohadev Bhattacharyya, Bryan Day, Nick Hennies, Red Ox vs. Cinders, Caroline Koebel, Metrah Pashaee, Daze of Heaven, and many more. (Individual shows are $5-10; an all-fest pass is $35.) The whole weekend's recommended for anyone not willing to settle for whatever's pumped out by the insipid sugar factories of pop music. Wed.-Sat., June 12-15.

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

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