Weekday Warrior: May is on its way and not slowing down
The past weekend was full so of fests (seven, to be exact), it’s understandable if you’re ready to hunker down and hibernate. But in true Austin fashion, there’s a bevy of activities available this week; if you do make it out, you’re sure to be entertained.
Here’s our weekly guide to keep you busy during the days that don’t start with S.
Monday, April 30
Fusebox Festival presents Cocktail Lounge #1: 80’s Again @ Midnight Cowboy
Head to Austin’s brand-new speakeasy to enjoy a night of sex on the beach and slippery nipples, in celebration of Fusebox Festival. They'll offer a menu of re-mastered 80s hits executed with the balanced flavors and fantastic ingredients they're known for.
Music Monday: Color Me Obsessed – A Film About The Replacements @ Alamo Ritz
Dubbed by Spin Magazine as the “last best band,” The Replacements have a cult following that’s as passionate as the Beatles’. The Alamo Ritz celebrates that fervor with a screening of Gorman Bechard’s 2011 peek at the band that immortalized Alex Chilton.
Tuesday, May 1
The Institution Theater Presents: Firefly: The Musical @ The Highball
The institution theater takes their “Live TV Tuesdays” event to the next level, with this musical tribute to the beloved Joss Whedon gem.
Canine Cocktail Yappy Hour @ Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar
Bring Fido or Fifi along as you enjoy your favorite libation with fellow dog-loving Austinites.
Wednesday, May 2
ACL Live Presents: The Wine Down
Wander over to ACL Live for a Wednesday of wine and live music. This week, the event features local lady Lex Land and bites by Trace.
Fantastic Fest: Juan of the Dead @ Alamo Village
The Cuban zombie Fantastic Fest hit heads back to The Alamo! Director Alejandro Buruges brings a new twist to the zombie genre with this adaptation, the first horror film to come out of Cuba.
Thursday, May 3
Roger Waters: The Wall Live @ Frank Erwin Center
The songwriting guru behind Pink Floyd heads to The Frank Erwin center to perform the pivotal album The Wall in its entirety. There are sure to be a lot of drunk old folks in attendance, so the people watching is sure to please.
The Laramie Project @ Zach Scott Theater
The Zach Scott Theater brings the tragic tale of Matthew Shephard to the stage, as told through the voice of the Wyoming townspeople who knew him best.
Friday, May 4
Death Cab for Cutie with Magik*Magik Orchestra @ ACL Live
The Bellingham, WA indie rockers headline a sold-out show at ACL Live, performing tracks from their latest (and most adventurous) album, Codes and Keys.
Texas Performing Arts Presents: Kevin Hart @ Bass Concert Hall
You’ve seen him in The 40 Year Old Virgin and Little Fockers, but Kevin Hart is a standup guy, through and through. Catch one of comedy’s hardest working acts in his prime, where he’ll likely perform bits from his 2011 release, Laugh At My Pain.
There you have it, folks – you can see Roger Waters with Austin’s old hippie contingent, bask in some indie rock glory, and even learn about one of rock music’s greatest acts, all before the end of the work week.