Tickets on sale this week and more upcoming events
On sale today
Pat Green caught American’s attention in 2003 with his smash hit “Wave on Wave” and hasn’t lost it since. The Texas native, who has had 15 songs on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs list, is highly regarded for his songwriting. He’s co-written with the likes of Willie Nelson, Jewel and Rob Thomas. After spending a few years reaching for mainstream stardom and selling out shows in Los Angeles and New York, Green is returning to his Texas country roots to play ACL Live at the Moody Theater on Jan. 31. Tickets for the show go on sale today.
Also on sale today are tickets for Jack White’s two-night stint at the Austin Music Hall. Best known for being half of The White Stripes, the Detroit native has been in several bands and recently kicked off a successful solo career. In June, he released his second solo album, “Lazaretto,” to sales peaking in the top five in eight countries. The eight-time Grammy winner performs in Austin on Jan. 24 and 25. Tickets for each night are sold separately.
And check out these other shows going on sale this week:
• Jan. 25: Russell Peters at ACL Live
• Jan. 20: Machine Head at Red 7
• Feb. 7: Motion City Soundtrack at Emo’s
• Feb. 12: Thomas Jack at The Parish
• Feb. 13: Lotus at Stubb’s
• Feb. 20: Taking Back Sunday at Emo’s
• March 6: Above & Beyond at Austin Music Hall
• April 24: Father John Misty at Stubb’s
• April 30: Blackberry Smoke at Emo’s
— Rachel Corbelli
Happening this weekend
The 16th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Austin, a 5K (3.1 miles) with a 1-mile family walk to raise money for breast cancer screening, education, medical services and support, takes place on Sunday. Registration tent opens at 6 a.m.; start line closes to participants at 9 a.m. Downtown Austin. www.komenaustin.org.
Playwright Liz Coronado Castillo’s bilingual comedy “Aye, No!” reaches beyond the laughs to shine a light on sexual identity in a culturally relevant and entertaining way. The play brings to life the story of Alicia, a college student from a small border town, who decides to bring a friend home from college to meet her traditional Mexican family. While Alicia’s well-intentioned grandmother and two nosy aunts expect a boyfriend to walk in the room, instead they meet Alicia’s girlfriend Cathy. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 23. $14-20. Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. http://ayeno.bpt.me. — Nancy Flores
Next week in Austin360: Longtime farmers market and supper club veterans Dai Due find a permanent home for their locavore ethos on Manor Road.