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
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.
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
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.
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
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 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
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.
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
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.
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.