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No Idea Festival and Capital Area Food Bank do the benefit.

Ten Pounds to the Sound hosts a benefit tonight at Austin Figurative Gallery (301 Chicon) for the No Idea Festival 2008, the annual improv gathering tentatively set for Feb. 14-17 and featuring the Weird Weeds, experimental Japanese guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama, Damon & Naomi collaborator Bhob Rainey, and NYC-based percussionist Sean Meehan. The event spotlights San Francisco oboist Kyle Bruckmann alongside Kurt Johnson and festival organizer Chris Cogburn, as well as a solo performance from local clarinetist Jon Doyle.

For the seventh consecutive year, Mother Egan’s Irish Pub (715 W. Sixth) celebrates the birthday and “Eternal Life” of Jeff Buckley on Saturday, this time benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank and featuring Ryan Holley, Jade Day, and Tina Rodriguez, among others.

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