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1. “You’ve got two empty halves of coconut and you’re banging them together.” The Alamo Drafthouse Ritz is screening Monty Python and the Holy Grail on Friday in quote-along fashion, probably because you can’t watch it without saying some of the lines out loud anyway, so might as well make an event out of it! Alamo is also donating 5% of all sales this weekend to the Austin wildfire relief efforts. Click here for more info.
2. The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas is currently offering an exhibit about censorship called Banned, Burned, Seized, and Censored. Visit the center to learn how censorship is impacted by the times and how it continues today. For more details, please click here.
3. Listen as filmmaker Richard Linklater and artist Mika Tajima discuss their work in a live interaction at the Visual Arts Center at the University of Texas on Tuesday. Mika Tajima has an installation currently on display at the center as well. Click here to learn more.
4. ACL Fest is just around the corner and the city warms up this week. Here’s our recommendations for your live music adventures. First, check out Wild Frontier Fest at Emo’s featuring Octopus Project, Balmorhea, and White Denim on Saturday. By the way, a new Emo’s venue also opens this weekend on East Riverside. For an ecclectic night of strings playing songs you know and love, go see Will Taylor and Strings Attached play Nutty Brown on Saturday, promising a show of Police and Sting tributes. Due to high demand, a second show was added with Santana and Michael Franti playing ACL-Live on Monday and Wednesday. Also generating enough demand to schedule two nights is Deadmau5 at Austin Music Hall next Tuesday and Wednesday. If you haven’t seen a Deadmau5 show, this is something you should definitely attend. He blew away the ACL Festival crowds last year and his shows are always entertaining.