If you’re spending more than one night a week on the couch, you’re clearly not taking advantage of all that Springtime in Austin has to offer. There are festivals aplenty, a favorite funnyman and even one of Cameron Crowe’s greats with which to fill your schedule this week.
But just how do you narrow it down? Here’s our weekly guide to keep you busy during the days that don’t start with S.
Monday, April 23
The Austin Chronicle has partnered with Grounded in Music to host a special evening of music trivia benefiting this local non-profit that offers music programs to kids who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford it. While no team slots remain, a $15 donation allows you the privilege to watch and heckle.
The always-hilarious NPR staple heads to The Paramount to tell tales from his extensive catalog of observational humor.
Tuesday, April 24
It’s hard to think of a more iconic movie scene than when lovelorn Lloyd Dobler serenades Diane Court with Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes,” so join the ladies of The Alamo in celebrating 80s cinema romance at its finest.
KLRU celebrates its 50th anniversary with this in-depth look at the perennial children’s program and its impact on our educational system. The event will feature a conversation with Miles Ludwig, Managing Director of Content Innovation Lab at Sesame Workshop.
Wednesday, April 25
The Black Keys have had a big year, with their release El Camino blowing up the charts and airwaves of radio stations everywhere. They headline a nearly sold-out show at the Erwin Center, so here’s your chance to catch one of today’s biggest acts in your own backyard.
This year’s Grammy winner for Best New Artist heads to tape an episode of ACL, the cherry on top of a banner year for the Wisconsin-based troubadour.
Thursday, April 26
The first annual comedy and oddity fest continues, with performances from Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Wanda Sykes, Seth Meyers and many more.
Welcome the Reverend to ACL Live, as he performs tracks timeless tracks including “Let’s Stay Together,” “I’m So Tire of Being Alone,” and many more.
Friday, April 27
Hold on to your butts, everyone, because Stephen Spielberg’s dinosaur triumph is getting the Pancake treatment, and its about to get as hot as bit Tim, the human piece of toast.
It’s not a week without a new festival, it seems, so head over to Emo’s East, as Reverb Nation and The Black Angels present: Psych Fest. Headlining acts include Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Black Lips, Olivia Tremor Control.
There you have it, folks. You can hone your Jeff Goldblum impression and croon with the Reverend Al Green before the work week is through.