The Rubber Repertory’s production of Wallace Shawn’s A Thought in Three Parts opens tonight at the Vortex. Tickets can be reserved by calling 478-5282 (pick your price: $10–$30), and the play starts at 8pm. Just make sure you don’t bring the kids — this show’s 18 and up.
To celebrate one year of artin’ it up, the Blanton Museum is planning a very special B scene tomorrow night. Stop by for sweet treats, Blantinis, beer, champagne, and music from The Alice Rose and DJ Bobby Trimble.
Here’s your opportunity: Rollergirl tryouts are happening tomorrow (May 2) at 7pm and May 5 at 2pm. If you want to try out, just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early Sunday morning, a gasoline tanker crashed near California’s San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. The fire was so bad that part of the freeway melted and collapsed.
Next time I’m stuck going 2 mph on I-35, I’m not going to complain. Bay Area commuters have it bad now. Real bad. The part that collapsed happened to be where three highways converged.
Miraculously, nobody was hurt — not even the driver of the truck (but he is currently being treated for burns).
Shout out to Cafe Mundi
I went to Cafe Mundi this afternoon for the first time — this place rocks. It’s on East Fifth Street, all funky-like with cool arty stuff outside and inside, great lighting, a nice patio, plenty of parking… I could go on and on. The food is awesomely delicious, especially the chips and salsa. Everyone who was working was super nice and friendly. I was very impressed.
Tonight’s Saturday Night Live is a rerun, but it has one of my favorite sketches ever in it: Kristen Wiig as Penelope, the party guest who’s better than everyone.
Every once in a while, we get some truly… educational spam comments here. Like this one (probably my favorite so far), which was left as a comment on three different stories:
Got $70? What better way to spend it than tickets to a murder mystery starring real, live drag queens?
I don’t really know what to say besides… please just watch this.
Hey Coach Barnes! Can you spare a little change?
UT men’s basketball coach Rick Barnes got paaaiiiid yesterday. Barnes’ $200,000 raise pumps up his salary to a sweet $2 million.
Always a good time for the whole fam — especially the kids — Scottish Rite Children’s Theatre is putting on Robin Hood, everyone’s favorite story about a liberty-seeking, anti-government independent. The show starts tomorrow at 10:30am, and the last performance will be on May 27. See their website for a complete schedule and ticket info.
The Austin Outlaws, the city’s women’s football team, kick off their season tonight 7pm at House Park Stadium (12th and Lamar). They’ll take on the Gulf Coast Herricanes, a team from Mobile, Alabama. Tickets are $10 at the gate, and kids 12 and under get in free.
And in case you missed it, check out Nicole Haddad’s interview with the Outlaws.