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1. Rodrigo Y Gabriela, an incredible acoustic guitar duo with influences from both latin and heavy metal music, will showcase their superb talents at Stubb’s tonight. Click here for more information.
2. The University of Texas football team may be starting their 2010 season this weekend, but more people will likely watch UT graduate (class of 2009) Robert Rodriguez’ new film Machete, which opens on Friday at theaters throughout the country. Check your local theater listings for show times.
3. Make your reservations for Austin Restaurant Week, which will run from September 19-22 and 26-29 and will offer the opportunity to dine in some of Austin’s finest restaurants at special prices, with proceeds to benefit the Sustainable Food Center. We’re telling you about this now, because if we wait you won’t be able to get reservations. So check out this website for the list of restaurants and make your reservations now.
4. The Texas premiere of The Fence (La Barda), a documentary examining the effectiveness of the fence along the American-Mexican border, will be screened on Thursday, September 9 at 6:30 pm at the LBJ Library Auditorium. Director Rory Kennedy and Producer Keven McAlester will follow the film with a discussion, moderated by historian David Brinkley. RSVP by September 7 by clicking here.