surviving the 9 to 5
It’s hot. There’s no way around it. We’re sweating profusely, but at least we’re happy, right?
So while you’re telling people about how the heat really isn’t “that bad,” you might as well keep yourself entertained, and there’s more than enough fun to go around this week.
Here’s our weekly guide to keep you busy during the days that don’t start with S.
Monday, June 11
King of cool Jim Jarmusch presents this film that follows three sets of intersecting stories in Memphis, Tennessee. A tribute to the city that Elvis called home, the film features the Clash's Joe Strummer, the late Screamin' Jay Hawkins, and even Tom Waits as an unseen disc jockey.
Ring in 101X’s 17th birthday with this group of Aussies made famous with their hit “Sweet Disposition,” as they celebrate the release of their self-titled sophomore album.
Tuesday, June 12
ELIOTTTTTTT. Grab your red hoodie and celebrate cinema’s greatest summer with this Speilberg classic that made Reese’s Pieces a cultural icon.
Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr plays second fiddle in this UK trio, who made their Austin debut on the same stage two years ago to a packed house.
Wednesday, June 13
The 22nd season of this popular concert series continues with Old 97’s front man Rhett Miller with his backing band, The Serial Lady Killers. 2012 Austin Chronicle Music Awards “Best New Band” winners Wheeler Brothers open the show.
Many tout this Orson Welles classic as the greatest film of all time, so why not see for yourself? We may never know if its as good as intended, or really if we’re understanding it all, but this is a film that’s well worth visiting.
Thursday, June 14
The ever-popular Martin Burke returns to the ZACH stage in this revival of a comedy he performed 12 years ago. In Fully Committed, Burke portrays all 40 characters clamoring for a table at a posh new restaurant. Talk about multi-tasking.
He may have left us too soon, but Chris Farley sure left his mark with this flick, one of the most off-the-wall buddy comedies to grace the screen. So massage your pet rock, power up your walkie-talkie, and brush up on the words to “Eres Tú,” because Tommy want wingy, and he’s ready to sell you some break pads.
Friday, June 15
In partnership with the estate of Michael Jackson, Cirque du Soleil presents this once-in-a-lifetime production, a unique view into the legacy of the King of Pop that’s geared towards both lifelong fans, and those experiencing Jackson’s music for the first time.
WMMF have been a staple of the Austin music scene since 2003, bringing a brand of soulful pop-rock that’s sure to get you dancing. Fresh off a successful kickstarter campaign aimed to raise money for their new video for upcoming single “Gone and Done It Now,” from their upcoming album You Can’t Fall Off The Floor.
There you have it, folks. You can quote along with Tommy Callahan, celebrate the life and times of the King of Pop, and even squeal at the sheer cuteness of a young Drew Barrymore, all before the weekend arrives.