The Saturday Is Bright and Not Filled With Terrors
And here's a plethora of recommendations for you
By Wayne Alan Brenner,
3:58PM, Fri. May 4, 2012
What this Saturday is filled with is, as usual, so many things to do in one riverside city right here in Central Texas.
(Note: We mean Austin, yes. Where you probably live, right? Because – since you have more than just the intelligence that The Good Lord gave a bag of hammers – you don't live in Dallas or Houston.)
(We're not going to diss San Antonio. Because, you know what? We actually like a whole lot of things about San Antonio.)
Fusebox Festival continues through this weekend, after all, and there's a plethora – yes: plethora – of things going on in their excellent line-up of events. In fact, there's Todd Reynolds & the Golden Hornet Project doing something sonically strange and compelling near MoPac and Lake Austin Boulevard even before it's noon on Saturday.
We're also going to point you again to this. Because if there's one sweet respite from the heat and the driving-around-town, it's a brief (and Topo Chico-spiked) sojourn in the home of some local writer.
And Saturday is also Free Comic Book Day, wherein you can snag a plethora – ah, that word again – of paper-based sequential-art goodness at any of the several comic book shops around the ATX.
And, later that day, edging into the night, where it may very well be dark and full of terrors (like, at the least, drunk college students hurling their semi-digested meals onto your formerly favorite stretch of sidewalk) … later that day, we say, it's a veritable visual-arts wonderland, with the Springboard: Deep East Austin Studio Crawl … Co-Lab's Teenage Wasteland … Lindsey Kuhn at the South Austin Popular Culture Center … and Camp Bosworth's 'Los Narcos' show at Yard Dog Folk Art.
Oh, hey – there's also something called the Pecan Street Art Festival happening Downtown, we hear. Lots of arts 'n' crafts and hubbub, lots of food trailers and live music. Maybe … yeah, maybe even a plethora or two.