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Top Things to Do This Week, July 21-27

July 20, 2013

YellowBrix

July 20--1. "Bulk Collection" at Grayduck Gallery

Opening reception 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. 11 to 6 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 12 to 5 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 25. 608 W. Monroe St. 512-826-5334, grayduckgallery.com.

Jason Webb's first solo show, "Bulk Collection," features paintings about all kinds of objects: ones kicked to the curb for trash collection; others collected and cherished by people not ready to give them up. With both series of paintings, he's interested in the meaning -- or lack thereof -- these objects have in our lives. Webb earned the chance for the show after winning a competition called "Eyes Got It" at last year's East Austin Studio Tour that riffed on reality TV shows. This Austin-spun event, the third of its kind, involved a panel of local art professionals critiquing artists' work in front of a live audience.

2. Afternoon in the Garden at Zilker Botanical Garden

12 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free; entry to the garden is $2 for adults and $1 for seniors and children. 2220 Barton Springs Road. 512-477-8672x17, www.zilkergarden.org.

This kid-friendly event offers an up-close look at some of the animals and plants involved in pollination, including bats and moths and the night-blooming plants the winged creatures work to pollinate after dark. Kids (and anyone else who wants to join in) get the chance to meet some of these plants and animals; they will also be able to go on a scavenger hunt with a pollinator wand.

3. "Springsteen and I" in theaters

7:30 p.m. Monday. $10-$15. Cinemark Southpark Meadows, 9900 S. Interstate 35 Ste. N; Arbor Cinema at Great Hills, 9828 Great Hills Trail. For additional participating theaters, visit www.fathomevents.com.

Celebrate a musical legend through the eyes of his fans when "Springsteen & I" pops into theaters on Monday and Tuesday, July 30, also at 7:30 p.m. "Springsteen & I" incorporates video submissions from more than 3,000 Bruce Springsteen fans from across the world and also includes Springsteen performing some of his greatest hits.

4. Uberpong: The League at the Parish

8 p.m. Tuesday. 214 E. Sixth St. $10-$25. 512-850-4206, www.uberpong.com.

Uberpong started as a Kickstarter project with a vision of combining pingpong with graphic design by customizing the typically red and black pingpong paddles used in the game. They sold out two events earlier this year and hope to continue that success by starting a social pingpong league in Austin. It began July 16 and continues every Tuesday through Aug. 6. It's $10 to join for one night and $25 to join for the next three. Players can use traditional or Uberpong paddles in the games. --Melissa Martinez

5. Antone's 38th Anniversary Bash

6 p.m. Wednesday. $10. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. 512-800-4628, www.antonesnightclub.com.

David Grissom, Malford Milligan, Denny Freeman, Chris Layton, Derek O'Brien, Emily Gimble, Cindy Cashdollar, Larry Fulcher, Sarah Brown, George Rains, Johnny Nicholas, Georgia Bramhall and more perform, plus a celebration of Pinetop Perkins' 100th birthday.

Also playing: Inc. and Rough Edit at Mohawk; Robert Allan Caldwell, John Evans and Them Duqaines at the White Horse; Jon Dee Graham and James McMurtry at the Continental Club. -- Peter Mongillo

6. Cinema41's "A Time for Burning" screening

8 p.m. Thursday. Free. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Road. www.facebook.com/events/513422185398174/

Cinema41, a monthly event for cinephiles, focuses on showing overlooked or forgotten independent films, and "A Time for Burning" is one such film. An Oscar-nominated documentary from the 1960s, it focuses on racial tensions from that decade, as seen at a small Nebraska parish. After the screening, attendees can join in a conversation with Ryan Darbonne, Austin Film Festival's Film department director and Cinema41 founder.

7. Black Sabbath concert

7:30 p.m. Saturday. $123.53-$205.88. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St. 512-471-7744, www.uterwincenter.com/events/2013/black-sabbath.

Black Sabbath -- Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler -- are previewing music from their recently released album "13." Following the positive response to the heavy metal group's announcement of just four tour dates, the three are in the middle of a full 20-city U.S. trek that launched in Houston. The stop in Austin is part of 93.7 KLBJ's 40th anniversary celebration.

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