OUR TOP PICKS

Saturday: Bruno Mars at Circuit of the Americas. My mother-in-law, who (fun fact) was once courted by Earth, Wind and Fire’s Maurice White, swears up and down that Mars is the funkiest artist performing today. This is debatable, but there’s no denying the superstar’s ridiculously catchy pop tunes mixed with electric gliding, neck-breaking dance moves make him one of the most dynamic live artists in the game. There are no general admission single-day tickets for this show (other tickets remain for Saturday), but your G.A. three-day ticket also includes the Britney Spears show on Sunday. $189 (general admission 3-day); single-day Saturday tickets start at $175. 8 p.m. 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd. circuitoftheamericas.com. — D.S.S.

Sunday: Loudon Wainwright at Texas Union Theater. In his later years, Wainwright has probably been more known as an actor, with minor roles in movies such as “Knocked Up” and “Elizabethtown” plus TV appearances in “Parks and Recreation” and “Person of Interest.” But Wainwright was a major songwriting talent right out of the gate in 1970 with his self-titled debut. Two dozen more albums have followed, including a Grammy-winning exploration of early-20th-century country-blues master Charlie Poole in 2009. Raina Rose opens. $40-$45. 8 p.m. 2247 Guadalupe St. cactuscafe.org. — P.B.

Sunday: Kimmie Rhodes & Bobby Earl Smith at Threadgill’s South. The Riverside Drive restaurant’s days are numbered — it’ll close before the end of the year — but some good shows remain, including this brunch acoustic gig featuring two singer-songwriters and longtime friends whose history goes back to the days when the legendary Armadillo World Headquarters stood in roughly the same place. Rhodes has a beautiful new “duet memoir” out called “Radio Dreams” that brings her late husband Joe Gracey back to life on the page with vivid stories of the 1970s Austin music and culture. Free. 11 a.m. 301 W. Riverside Drive. threadgills.com. — P.B.

Tuesday: Lemon Twigs at Antone’s. Winners of South by Southwest’s coveted Grulke Prize for Developing U.S. Act in 2017, the Long Island, N.Y., band fronted by brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario returned to play ACL Fest later that year. The brothers are barely 20, but their understanding of music seems encyclopedic, as they incorporate everything from classic 1960s pop to Broadway theater music to modern indie rock into the songs on 2016’s “Do Hollywood” and this year’s “Go to School.” Jungle Green opens. $20. 7 p.m. doors. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightlcub.com. — P.B.

Wednesday: Boz Scaggs at Paramount Theatre. A schoolmate of Steve Miller in Dallas as a child and later a member of Miller’s band, Scaggs wasn’t commonly associated with Texas when he rose to pop stardom in California with the multiplatinum album “Silk Degrees.” But his new album “Out of the Blues” draws more heavily upon his Texas roots, with classic R&B and blues-steeped material. $35-$95. 8 p.m. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org. — P.B.

Wednesday: “One Road Austin” at 3Ten. A kickoff bash for EQ Austin, which describes itself as “a new community-based nonprofit with a mission to stimulate cultural representation in the creative sector,” this event will feature performances by Ruben Ramos, Vallejo, Betty Soo, Nakia, Peterson Brothers, Graham Reynolds, Del Castillo, Tomar Williams, Lesly Reynaga, Oliver Rajamani, Tiarra Girls and more, plus a tribute to the late MC Overlord. $11. 8 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. oneroadaustin.com. — P.B.

Thursday: Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Concert at ACL Live. The fifth annual induction ceremony, which recognizes acts that have had a special influence on the long-running TV show, this year honors Ray Charles, Los Lobos and Marcia Ball. The latter two will be on hand to perform, along with Norah Jones, Boz Scaggs, Gary Clark Jr., Ruthie Foster, Robert Randolph, Irma Thomas, Tracy Nelson, Lou Ann Barton, Shelley King and Carolyn Wonderland. Musician and actor Chris Isaak returns as the evening’s host. $50-$300. 7:30 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com. — P.B.

Thursday: Ghostland Observatory at Stubb’s outdoor. Eight years after Ghostland Observatory’s last album, “Codename: Rondo,” was released, the Austin dance duo is back. Their new album, “See You Later, Simulator,” is a festival-ready collection of sweaty bangers woven with soaring electro-pop aspirations. For years, they’ve had Austin’s top laser light show, and they upped the ante to create a visually spectacular setup for the current tour. Gibbz opens. $40. 7 p.m. doors. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com. — D.S.S.

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Friday-Saturday

Happy Birthday, Lenny: Austin Symphony Orchestra celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday at Long Center

Friday

88 Degrees & Rising Tour with Rich Brian, Joi, Keith Ape, Higher Brothers, more at ACL Live

Bob Moses, Mansionair at Emo’s

Rebirth Brass Band, Big Sam’s Funky Nation at Scoot Inn

Wavves, Wooing, Megafauna at Empire

Shinyribs at Sam's Town Point

Wade Bowen at Mohawk outdoor

Jeremy Zucker at Parish

Michael Christmas & Sylvan LaCue at Stubb’s indoor

Too Many Zooz, Honeycomb at Antone’s

Western Youth, Donovan Keith, Blues Specialists at Continental Club

Mickey & the Motorcars, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub

Billy Joel tribute with Will Taylor & Strings Attached at Townsend

Murali Coryell at Geraldine’s

Michael Fracasso at Cactus Cafe

Mike Nicolai at Sam’s Town Point

Saturday

Mary Chapin Carpenter at Paramount Theatre

Toadies, Ume, Otis the Destroyer at Stubb’s outdoor

Years & Years, CYN, Jess Kent at Emo’s

Dylan Scott at Nutty Brown Amphitheatre

Sunsquabi, Late Night Radio at Mohawk outdoor

Molly Burch record release, Olden Yolk, Cowboy Crisis at Barracuda

Tom Petty birthday tribute with Petty Thieves at ABGB

Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, Los Coast at Antone’s

Jon Dee Graham, Hard Truth, Folk Uke, Bubble Puppy at Saxon Pub

Tomar & the FCs, Shelley King at Continental Club

Jamie Lin Wilson at Sam’s Town Point

Exploded View at Parish

Amigo the Devil at Mohawk indoor

Hayden James at Empire

Lou Ann Barton, Soul Man Sam at C-Boy’s

Ephraim Owens Quintet at Elephant Room

Sunday

Britney Spears at Circuit of the Americas

Blind Boys of Alabama at One World Theatre

Wild Nothing, Men I Trust at Mohawk outdoor

Denzel Curry, City Morgue at Emo’s

Vicente Amigo at Long Center

Los Temerarios at H-E-B Center

Hilary York, Eve Monsees & Mike Buck, Bonnie Montgomery at C-Boy’s

Soul of a Musician series with Love & Chaos at Threadgill’s North

Rosie & the Ramblers at ABGB

Monday

Fidlar, Dilly Dally, Side Eyes at Emo’s

Mystery Monday with Christine Albert, Tom Russell at El Mercado Backstage

Lonelyland, Hoody & the Wolves at Saxon Pub

Church on Monday Band at Continental Gallery

Chief Perch at Mohawk indoor

JD Clark at Geraldine’s

Tuesday

Max, Nina Nesbitt, Ezi at Scoot Inn

Maggie Rogers, Mallrat at Stubb’s outdoor

Reverend Horton Heat, Junior Brown, Whitney Rose at Continental Club

Ephraim Owens, James McMurtry at Continental Gallery

Spafford at Parish

Comeback Kid at Barracuda

Death Valley Girls, Dreamings, Trouble Boys at Hotel Vegas

Seela, Jeff & the Jump Tones at Saxon Pub

Durawa, Murali Coryell at El Mercado Backstage

Alice Spencer at Townsend

Alyssa Grace at Geraldine’s

Wednesday

A Perfect Circle, Tricky, Night Club at Austin360 Amphitheater

Joey Graceffa at Emo’s

Tower of Power at One World Theatre

Reverend Horton Heat, Junior Brown, Scott H. Biram at Continental Club

Tom Misch at Mohawk outdoor (sold out)

Starcrawler, Kay Odyssey, Infinites at Mohawk indoor

Wheelwrights, Abe Partridge at Cactus Cafe

Vinyl Theatre, Marfa Crush, Catching, Clover the Girl at Antone’s

Caamp, Doc Robinson at Scoot Inn

Ruen Brothers at Stubb’s indoor

Mammoths, Garrett Lebeau at Parish

Thursday

Jimmy Webb at One World Theatre

Public Image Ltd. at Mohawk outdoor

Reverend Horton Heat, Flaco Jimenez, Joe King Carrasco at Continental Club

Kasbo, Vancouver Sleep Clinic at Emo’s

One Road Austin “Women of World Music” with Leti Garza, Lesly Reynaga, Candiland, Naga Valli, Tiarra Girls at One-2-One Bar

David Garza at C-Boy’s

Juanita Stein, Go Fever, Ben Ballinger at Hotel Vegas

Bonnie Whitmore, Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental Gallery

Murali Coryell at Whip In