Weekends are supposed to be the busiest time for concerts and film screenings, but tonight's about as loaded as it gets.here.
Additionally, the Orpheum Summer Classic Movie Series kicks off with a screening of To Catch a Thief, the 1955 Alfred Hitchcock romantic thriller co-starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. To Catch a Thief is a merely good film from a great director, but seems to be the title the Orpheum has embraced. The series continues tomorrow night with the Coen brothers' The Big Lebowski. Screenings begin at 7:15 each night. Tickets are $7.
Meanwhile, a few miles southeast, at Snowden Grove Amphitheatre, there's a whole lot more country music going on, as septuagenarian legend Willie Nelson brings his Country Throwdown Tour to town. Nelson will be joined by contemporary outlaw-style artist Jamey Johnson and a long list of up-and-coming country acts. More info here.
With country happening downtown and in Mississippi, Midtown is hosting a couple of promising rock shows tonight. At Minglewood Hall, New York-based electronic duo Ratatat performs at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. And at the Hi-Tone Café, Austin psychedelic rockers the Black Angels perform. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is $13.