Every summer, the beautiful and historic Paramount Theater opens its doors for an exhausting array of classic movies, shown in twos and threes as themed events sharing a lead actor, director, style or genre among them. On Sunday, July 22, the hills will come alive onscreen (twice!) as Julie Andrews swirls and sings her doe-eyed way through The Sound of Music following Saturday’s showing of Grease — a family-friendly weekend full of sweet musical classics.
The Paramount Theater, 713 Congress Avenue
Saturday, July 22; shows start at 2 pm and 6 pm
Tickets: $10 at door, $8 online
Details at the Paramount website
In Austin, we have two globally-renowned music festivals, an interactive festival, several film festivals, and even an annual celebration of Eeyore’s birthday; with a quirk factor and penchant for big events as grand as ours, it stands to reason we’d eventually get around to hosting a comedy festival too. And since we’re all about enjoying the best of everything, the Moontower Comedy Festival’s driving forces are no small potatoes; The Onion, Esquire Magazine and Funny Or Die are the architects of next week’s side-splitting affair.
Cap City Comedy Club and the Paramount Theatre will host comic legend Steven Wright, SNL “Weekend Update” anchor Seth Meyer and snark genius Aziz Ansari, as well as dozens of up-and-coming comedians, at various events running April 25-28. Badges, VIP passes and single-performance tickets for most shows can be purchased at moontowercomedyfestival.com.
April 25-28, various locations
See official website for more info
Funded and supported in part by the City of Austin’s cultural arts division, the Women in Jazz series has been showcasing a broad range of emerging and established jazz talent since 1994, even supporting amateur jazz cats to learn the basics through special workshops hosted every year and capped off with a concert from a national headliner. This year, Grammy winner Norman Brown and veteran saxophonist Richard Elliot take the stage, along with vocalist Pamela Hart and saxophonist Charmin Greene.
Tickets $43, $53 and $63
Doors open at 7 pm; show starts at 8 pm
Paramount Theater, 713 Congress Ave