She drinks her own urine, bathes in glitter, dresses like the star-child of Liza Minnelli and Oscar the Grouch, and smells “like shrimp in a diaper.” These are but a few reasons to love or not to love booze-obsessed pop princess Ke$ha (many more can be found here). Born Kesha Rose Sebert, the Nashville native appears on the MTV docu-series My Crazy Beautiful Life (Tuesdays at 10pm) and at San Antonio's AT&T Center on Monday night with Miami-born hit-maker Pitbull in tow. Check out the amusing video for K-Dollar’s new single “Crazy Kids” (featuring will.i.am) above. $42.93-$91.49, 7:30pm Monday, AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center, (800) 745-3000, attcenter.com.
2. Cheap Trick
Sorry, what’s that? Oh, nobody, just Cheap Trick, being Weezer 20 years before Weezer even existed. The best band to ever come out of Rockford, Ill. is still at it, playing a blend of spiky power pop, sharp-edged proto-punk, and catchy, riff-heavy metal way before it was fashionable. (They may not have stayed the most relevant band in the world, but at least they haven’t completely embarrassed themselves like Rivers Cuomo and co., either.) Stripped down to three original members, they’re still as deadly in a live setting as they were when they dropped the legendary At Budokan, thanks to nearly 40 years of non-stop touring and an infectious love for the sheer joy of playing music that keeps them from falling into the dull slog of most nostalgia acts. And, charmingly, they also put out their latest album on 8-track tape. $45-$75, 7:30pm Monday, The Majestic Theatre, 224 E Houston, (210) 226-3333, majesticempire.com.
3. Texas Public Radio Cinema Tuesdays: This Is Spinal Tap
As a comedy, mockumentary, or rock film, This Is Spinal Tap’s self-deprecating humor still works today, perhaps even better than when it first came out. More than just being the first in Christopher Guest’s acclaimed list of ensemble cast “improvisational” comedies (followed by Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration), the 1984 classic is in a league all of its own. You could go on and on quoting lines or remembering scenes, but the movie’s power is in the acting: after Nigel Tufnel (played by Guest) leaves the band in the middle of a show, a couple of scenes later, in a dialogue-less take, you can see in his eyes how much he wished he was still part of it. It’s perhaps the most underrated moment in a movie full of memorable gags and lines. Check out Enrique Lopetegui's story "Going to 11: Why 'Spinal Tap' is the Hardest Rocking Comedy Ever" here. $10-$12, 9pm Tuesday, Santikos Bijou, 4522 Fredericksburg, (210) 614-8977, tpr.org.
4. “The Adaptation and Re-Adaptation of a Folk Art Form: The Creation and Use of Retablos in the Andes”
In conjunction with the exhibition “Pasión Popular: Spanish and Latin American Folk Art from the Cecere Collection” and the Frances B. Wagner Lecture Series, the San Antonio Museum of Art welcomes Dr. Barbara Mauldin, Curator of Latin American Collections at Santa Fe's Museum of International Folk Art. Held in SAMA’s auditorium, Mauldin’s talk focuses on retablos, portable Catholic shrines that emerged as a successful folk art form in the Andes after being introduced by 16th-century European missionaries. Shown above: Portable altar with a figure of Santiago from La Paz, Bolivia, early 20th century. IFAF Collection, MOIFA. Free, 6:30-8pm Tuesday, San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W Jones, (210) 978-8100, samuseum.org.
5. Summer of ’83: Screwballs
As part of its thoroughly entertaining Summer of '83 Series, the Alamo Drafthouse unearths Rafal Zielinski's absurd "boner jam" Screw Balls. Billed as "an astonishing compilation of comedic segments structured loosely around the theme of breasts," the film follows five horny boys who land in detention for various exploits and plot revenge on Purity Bush, the “last hold-out” of T&A High. “Melding the zany comedy of Animal House, the single-minded sex obsession of Porky's and the titular flourish of Meatballs,” Screwballs set the bar low for the sequels Loose Screws (1985) and Screwball Hotel (1988) and is likely remembered best for a gratuitous scene introducing the niche sport of strip bowling. $9.50, 7pm & 9pm Wednesday, Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes, 1255 SW Loop 410, (210) 677-8500, drafthouse.com.
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