Austin loves its music festivals; that’s no secret. But while ACL Fest and SXSW draw a national (and in the case of the latter, global) crowd, Fun Fun Fun Fest is kind of a reward for the locals, really. With edgy acts ranging from the radio-friendly MGMT, M.I.A and Snoop Dogg to more off-the-radar musicians and comedians like Tenacious D, Del the Funky Homosapien and Patton Oswalt, FFFF brings the jams and the laughs as it takes over Auditorium Shores. Single-day tickets are $79, while 3-day passes range from $179 to $325.
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Few funnymen these days are considered anywhere near the level of comedic brilliance established by the late, great George Carlin, but if there’s one contender who could eventually reach it, that person would be Louis C.K. The dark but startlingly accessible comedy actor/writer/director/producer has received more Emmy nods than anyone can shake a stick at — not that he seems to care about his own hype, though, nor is he trying to cash in on it. “This year,” he declares through his website, “I’m trying something new, building on the fun, success and fan-benefit of selling my content online… I’ve cut the ticket charges way down and absorbed them into the ticket price. To buy a ticket, you join NOTHING. Just use your credit card and buy the damn thing.” Know what? We just might. Louis graces the Moody Theater’s ACL Live Stage December 13 and 14 with three performances.
Louis C.K. live at the Moody Theater, 310 West 2nd Street
Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 10:30 pm
Friday, December 14, 2012 at 6:30 and 10:30 pm
Buy tickets here for $45 apiece
$5 admission; ticket prices vary for special events
521 East 6th Street, next to Esther’s Follies
Details at the The Velveeta Room’s website
When most of us think of Tom Hanks, we think of respectable, critically acclaimed film fare like The Green Mile, Forrest Gump and Band of Brothers. Lest we forget, though, that the man had some humble beginnings with admittedly cheesy crowd favorites like Big, Splash, Turner & Hooch and Sleepless in Seattle. Local theater gods Master Pancake take to their home stage at the Alamo Ritz this Friday night to send up one of Hollywood’s favorite living legends in a Thanksgiving weekend spectacular they’ve aptly named “Hanskgiving,” mixing live action comedy with some of Hanks’ best and worst works projected onto the drafthouse’s screen. Book your ticket early online and get to the theater an hour in advance; Master Pancake’s Thursday night show has already sold out, and Friday’s seats are filling up fast since the annual holiday weekend show has become something of a grand local tradition. Showtimes are this Friday at 7 pm and 10 pm.
$13.50 per ticket; buy in advance online to ensure seating
Alamo Ritz Theater
320 East 6th Street
Austin, TX 78701