A daily rundown of live entertainment in and around San Marcos tonight, compiled by Mercury Scene Editor Hap Mansfield and our content partners at San Marcos Tonight.
Tonight’s Best Bet
Well, there surely is a lot to do tonight what with the popular Mike and the Moonpies at Cheatham Street and Texas State’s Concert Band and Symphonic Winds Concert and Poetry Night at Wake the Dead Coffeehouse. The documentary-drama “Catfish” will be presented free of charge at Texas State’s Alkek Library, too. In fact, each venue tonight has its charms. However, if you want to hear the amazing capacity of human voices and one guitar you’ll head to Riley’s Tavern to see the Hillbilly Jug Band. The group rotates the singing leads and each one has a distinctive style of his/her own. They are all a joy to hear. You’ll feel like you’re at Luckenbach with experts who know how to sing a good tune and sing for the sheer pleasure of it. Their music tells the story and it moves with no frills, all substance.
ETGAR KERET Fiction Reading, Book Signing, Q&A @3:30 – 6:00 p.m. @The Wittliff Collections / Alkek Library Hailed as the voice of young Israel and one of its most radical and extraordinary writers, Etgar Keret is internationally acclaimed for his short stories. He was born in Tel Aviv in 1967 to an extremely diverse family; his brother heads an Israeli group that lobbies for the legalization of marijuana, and his sister is an orthodox Jew and the mother of ten…
Starting in Oct., which is nationally recognized as breast cancer awareness month, CTMC will offer extended-hour mammograms on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. by appointment. Although the service will continue moving forward, special reduced pricing will be available for exams taking place on a Tuesday or Thursday evening during Oct. only. To schedule an appointment for a mammogram at CTMC, call (512) 753-3661.
“Prince to Tyrant: What Changed Henry VIII?” A Presentation by Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb, Award-winning Historian, Author, and Broadcaster @5:45 – 8:00 p.m. @Alkek Library Teaching Theatre When Henry VIII ascended the English throne in 1509, he was universally regarded as good-looking, accomplished and kind. By the end of his reign, his subjects were justifiably and secretly (for it was treason to do so) calling him a tyrant. What happened? Why it did all go so terribly wrong? The answer lies…
Bob Appel @ 6 p.m. Ashes of Babylon, Loch Ness Mobsters @ 10 p.m. @ Triple Crown, 206 North Edward Gary Street
Guest Artist and Ensemble Series present “Music of David Heckendorn” Student Chamber Music Concert @6:00 p.m. @Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236) After working with guest composer, David Heckendorn for a short period of time, TX State student chamber ensembles will present a concert of the composer’s music. Mr. Heckendorn has been a public school music educator for thirty years. In 1995, he combined two vocations serving as the arranger, production music coordinator and special advisor to Richard Dreyfuss in…
The Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) Institute for Healthy Living is educating the community about the 8 wellness principles that have been proven to increase longevity and quality of life. A free, 9-week-long CREATION Health series kicked off on Thursday, Aug. 29 and takes place every consecutive Thursday, concluding on Oct. 24. This class will teach about the fifth guiding principle in the CREATION Health lifestyle, Trusting in a Higher Power. The class will run from 7 to 8 p.m.…
San Marcos Poetry Night (open mic) @7:30 p.m. @ Wake the Dead Coffeehouse, 1432 RR 12
Ensemble Series presents TX State’s Concert Band and Symphonic Winds, directed by Dr. Caroline Beatty and Dr. Kyle Glaser @7:30 p.m. @Evans AuditoriumNo advance tickets or credit card sales available for this event. Tickets will be available at the door for cash or check only between 7pm and 7:30pm. Seating will begin by at least 7:15 pm on a first come, first serve basis. $10 general admission/$5 students, senior citizens & military (with ID)
Showing of Documentary “Catfish” at Texas State @ 7:30 p.m. @The Wittliff Collections / Alkek Library 7th Floor Wittliff Collections Photography gallery The Library Film Series presents Catfish, the 2010 reality-thriller documentary, with a discussion to follow. In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as they began to film the life of Ariel’s brother, Yaniv (Nev). They had no idea their project would lead to the most exhilarating and unsettling months of their lives.…
Hillbilly Jug Band @ 9 p.m. @ Riley’s Tavern, 8894 FM 1102
OXBLVD (from Australia)then BROADCAST DAY Floyd Bauler@ 9P.M. Comedy In The Lounge @9 p.m. @ Taxi’s Pianobar, 202 North LBJ Drive
Mike and the Moonpies, The Canvas People at Cheatham Street Warehouse C
Mike and the Moonpies@ 10:45 with special guests The Canvas People@ 9:30 @Cheatham Street Warehouse, 119 Cheatham Street
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