Memorial Day has come and gone, and June is almost here. Where has the Spring gone? Well hopefully you got your rest in, because the summer activities are starting to roll in, and it’s gonna be a busy one. Here’s our weekly guide to keep you busy during the days that don’t start with S.
Monday, May 28
OK, so it’s technically a children’s movie, and a children’s activity, but that doesn’t mean it’s not good for a few grown up laughs, right? Indulge in the animated expression of the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp/Danny Elfman love fest with this macabre Claymation flick.
Since 1972, the Kerville Folk Festival has been bringing folk near to our fair city, with 18 days featuring over 100 artists. What better way to spend your day off than by celebrating America’s emerging songwriters?
Tuesday, May 29
The theatrical celebration of Victor Hugo’s novel continues to stake its claim as the longest-running musical of all time, celebrating its 25th year with an all-new production of the classic story of Jean Valjean.
Join fellow passionate Texas Politicos as they await the returns from Texas’ primary election. Featuring music from Mace Garrett Trio and Little Joe Dalton.
Wednesday, May 30
Wes Anderson’s films are as highly-anticipated as they are quirkily charming, so celebrate his latest endeavor with a special advance screening at the Alamo. Featuring Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, and perennial Anderson staple Bill Murray in the tale of a 1960s sleep-away camp that brings two 12 year-olds together.
Bleach Magazine celebrates their upcoming “SKY ROCKET” issue with a special release party featuring performances by ORTHY and Gal Pals.
Thursday, May 31
Perhaps the most epic of the Leone westerns, this is the story of a mysterious stranger with a harmonica, who joins forces with a renegade to save a damsel in distress. Part of the annual screening of cinematic classics brought to you by The Paramount Theater.
Because in spite of your rage, you are still just a rat in a cage. Sing along with Billy Corgan, Noel Gallagher, Rivers Cuomo and even Kurt Cobain, with this celebration of all the angsty alt-rock that the 90s had to offer.
Friday, June 1
There’s no denying that the tale of Fraulein Maria and the curmudgeonly Captain Von Trapp is one of the greatest films of all time, so why not watch the Pancake crew tear it to shreds? With child actors who can’t act, Nazis and musical numbers that’ll be stuck in your head for days, this is chock-full of making-fun fodder.
Austin is nothing if not a festival town, so let’s celebrate the small screen with this inaugural celebration of must-see TV. Highlights include a Rolling Roadshow screening of Friday Night Lights with cast in attendance, and appearances from Bill Lawrence and many more.
There you have it, folks. You can sing along to “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” mock Maria Von Trapp, and even say hey to Coach Taylor before the work week wraps up.