"Interstellar," the sci-fi movie starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, will open in 35 mm on Tuesday at three Alamo theaters — the South Lamar, Lakeline and Village locations. It will also open Tuesday in 75 mm at the Alamo Ritz. (Tickets for the Alamo showings are on sale at drafthouse.com.)
On Wednesday, "Interstellar" will open at the IMAX Theater at the Bullock Texas State History Museum (tickets at www.thestoryoftexas.com). And the movie opens wide on Friday. Look for a review at Austin360.com on Wednesday and in the Austin360 print edition next Friday.
— Charles Ealy
On sale today
Even though he averages more than 80 concerts annually, Alice Cooper always packs a surprise. The architect of shock-rock has had a career of platinum albums and sold-out tours, fueled by his theatrical brand of onstage antics. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will play Feb. 12 at ACL Live, and in the spirit of the holiday, tickets go on sale Halloween morning.
Tickets are also going on sale Friday to see one of Austin’s most successful bands, Spoon. On Aug. 5, roughly 20 years after their debut EP, the local heroes released their eighth studio album, "They Want My Soul." Current members Britt Daniel, Jim Eno, Eric Harvey, Rob Pope and Alex Fischel performed songs from the album at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, drawing large crowds despite sharing a time slot with the Replacements. Spoon returns to its hometown Dec. 5 to play KSGR’s 24th Anniversary Soiree at ACL Live. The show will also feature special guests St. Paul & the Broken Bones and James Bay.
But that’s not all — tickets for these shows also go on sale this week:
• Glass Animals at the Parish (Dec. 17)
• Tesla at Emo’s (Jan. 28)
• Alejandro Escovedo Orchestra with Elias Haslanger and Church at ACL Live (Jan. 10)
— Rachel Corbelli
KLRU has special programming planned in November, which is Native American Heritage Month. On Wednesday, Austin’s public television station is hosting a free screening of a documentary about LaDonna Harris, a Comanche political and social activist. Filmmaker Julianna Brannum and editor Sam Douglas will be there to talk about "LaDonna Harris: Indian 101" after the movie is shown. The screening, which is at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Studio 6A on the University of Texas campus, is open to the public but requires an RSVP at www.klrusupport.org/ladonna-harris-screening-rsvp. (The documentary also will air at 10 p.m. Nov. 17 on KLRU; see all the station’s special Native American Heritage Month programming at www.klru.org/blog/2014/10/native-american-heritage-month-programs-2).
Next week in Austin360
No time for festival withdrawal: Fun Fun Fun Fest is here. We’ll have previews of the three-day extravaganza at Auditorium Shores (spilling into Butler Park this year because of ongoing construction), as well as the FFF Nites shows.