surviving the 9 to 5
The year’s shortest month has come and gone, and with it, the weeks leading up to SXSW. This week is a little light on activities (presumably the city’s way of telling us to stay in and front-load on sleep), but there are a few activities to keep you out and about. Here’s our weekly guide to keep you busy during the days that don’t start with S.
Monday, February 27th
The cinema world is full of found footage films, but few as squee-worthy as this. The folks over at Everything is Terrible! decided to take their love of canines to the next level, creating a found footage film comprised completely of dog clips (and strangely, an homage to the 1973 film The Holy Mountain).
Join KGSR in welcoming the English indie rockers of Gomez, in the first show of their two-night run at Antone’s. The British quintet will perform tracks from their latest album, Whatever’s On Your Mind.
Tuesday, February 28th
With Punch, local comedian Matt Bearden works to bring you a weekly dose of high-caliber comedy at a low-caliber price tag.
Terror Tuesdays presents a special Black History Month screening of this groundbreaking follow-up to the cinematic gem Blackula. The trailer boasts Dr. Black’s creepy conundrum quite well: “A screamin’ demon rages inside, turnin’ him into Mister Hyde. Don’t give him no sass or he’ll kick yo’ ass!” What more could you want?
Wednesday, February 29th
The chemistry between John Paul White and Joy Williams is more-than-apparent on-stage, but on their debut album
Barton Hollow, it shines through every note. The Grammy-winning duo return to Austin to perform an episode of Austin City Limits, a “bucket list” occasion if ever there were one.
It maybe a few weeks until St. Patty’s day, but what better way to ring in March with an evening of Irish-tinged punk?
Thursday, March 1st
Join the Bob Bullock State History Museum in celebrating the independence of the Lone Star State with this gala, which honors James A. Baker, III and Robert S. Strauss.
Six time Grammy-winning soul staples Earth, Wind & Fire are back in 2012, kicking off the year with a bang with the release of
Now, Then & Forever. With more than 90 million albums sold worldwide, the band remains one of the 10 best-selling musical groups of all time.
Friday, March 2nd
Partake in an evening involving the next generation of the comedy world’s best and brightest, brought to you by the company that launched the careers of Gilda Radnor, Bill Murray, Tina Fey and many more.
Austin’s Young Women’s Alliance and Young Men’s Business League partner to host this annual event honoring the future of Austin. Nominees include Andy Roddick, Bobby Bones and many more, one of whom will take the veritable torch from last year’s winner, Sweet Leaf Tea founder Clayton Christopher.
There you have it. While in all honestly, it’s probably best to begin a pre-SXSW hibernation, there are still a few activities this week that will make you feel okay about getting out and tapping into those energy reserves.