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Weekday Warrior: Swing into spring with this week's activities

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Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars at Jo’s Coffee
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Texas Performing Arts Presents: Daniel Tosh at Bass Concert Hall
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Gnap! Presents: The Professor: Improv Inspired by Doctor Who
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Quiet Company at The Palm Door Photo by Jon Shapley

Spring has spring, and you know what that means: You can go ahead and kiss your lounging-around time goodbye, because as the temperature goes up, so do the number of events around town.

Here’s our guide to getting you through those days that don’t start with an S.

Monday, April 2

27th Annual Funniest Person in Austin Contest @ Cap City Comedy Club

Cap City presents this annual event, bringing Austin’s local comedians head to head in an annual showdown that culminates with a $5,000 cash prize and the opportunity to showcase live in front of representatives from Comedy Central and elsewhere.

Austin Beer Guide Spring Issue Release Party @ Black Star Co-op

The newest issue of Austin’s guide to the hoppy side of life is celebrated with a kick-off party at Black Star Co-Op. Special brews will be served in a one-of-a-kind beer glass that’ll be yours to keep.

Tuesday, April 3

Quiet Company @ The Palm Door

No local band had a bigger 2011 than Quiet Company, who cleaned up at the Austin Music Awards with a record-breaking 10 wins.  The Austin Chronicle presents them free of charge, as part of their Paper Cuts series.

Big Screen Classics: The Exorcist @ Alamo Ritz

Re-live one of cinemas most vomit-filled classics - with a big-screen viewing of this Linda Blair gem of 70’s cinema.

Wednesday, April 4

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars @ Jo’s Coffee

Documentary filmmaker DB Pennebaker captured some of the 1970’s best behind-the-scenes moments, and this Dave Bowie film is no exception. David Bowie embodies glam rock in this concert classic; his last show as the Ziggy Stardust character.

The Dionysium: Humour Theory @ Alamo South Lamar

The Drafthouse presents this unique night of debate, lecture, and theatrical presentsation. As usual, the show will feature a lecture, a declamation, a drinking song, a film or live musical performance, an appeal to Dionysus, a fiction-writing contest, and plenty of strong drink.

Thursday, April 5

Texas Performing Arts Presents: Daniel Tosh @ Bass Concert Hall

In addition to hosting the web soup-esque Tosh.0, Daniel Tosh also happens to be one of comedy’s biggest headliners. His casual and aloof comedy style is a draw for audiences of many generations. So it’s okay to take your mom.

Austinist Presents: Indieroke @ Mohawk

Sure, anyone can belt out Journey, but do you have what it takes to sing-along with indie staples like Spoon, Pavement, and Bloc Party? If you’re looking to woo a fellow hipster, that rendition of “In The Aeroplane Over The Sea” that you’ve been working on may just come in handy.

Friday, April 6

Master Pancake: Sex and the City @ Alamo Ritz

The Master Pancake crew rips apart what they say is the most requested film of all time. So start sipping those cosmos now, because this two-hour parade of fashion is just made to be mocked.

Gnap! Presents: The Professor: Improv Inspired by Doctor Who

Those of us not openly defining themselves as TV anglophiles may not be that familiar with Doctor Who, but this Brit Sci-Fi classic is a bonafide gem. Join Gnap! in celebrating The Doctor and his many travel companions as they traipse through the time-space continuum with aplomb.

There you have it, folks. You can mock SJP’s horrendous fashion sense, spend some time with Ziggy Stardust and even belt out your best Stephen Malkmus, all before you put a lid on the work week. 

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