Weigh Your Options with Stones Throw.
Between work and sleep, a good chunk of your next 24 hours is pretty well-planned. But how will you spend the rest? If you're anything like Beethoven, you'll probably spend an hour counting out just the right amount of beans for your coffee.
That's a true story, by the way. Young Ludwig used to do that every morning.
How do we know? Well, because the gang over at Info We Trust have put together a graphic laying out how all sorts of historical figures spent their waking hours.
It's an interesting read, to be sure. We're not sure if it'll necessarily help you figure out what to do after you get off work tonight, though.
But that, of course, is what we're here for.
Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton at Alamo Drafthouse
This documentary looks back at the first 18 years of avant-hip-hop label Stones Throw Records and features interviews with founder Peanut Butter Wolf, plus a whole mess of others including Kanye West, Snoop Dogg and Questlove. Head on up to the spot before the 8 p.m. screening to grab a drink in the bar and check out a pop-up store of Stones Throw records from our pals at Good Records. — Cory Graves
Texas Rangers vs Philadelphia Phillies at Globe Life Park in Arlington
Does it bode well for the Rangers' season that the team's Opening Day starter, Tanner Scheppers, has never before started a game in the majors? That is a feat, we should note, hasn't been done since the LA Dodgers rolled out a fresh-faced Fernando Valenzuela in 1981. Still, even with the high number of key injuries the team racked up during Spring Training, it's hard not to be optimistic on Opening Day. How long that feeling will stick around, however, is another matter altogether. — CG
Pink Martini at Strauss Square
According to bandleader Thomas Lauderdale, Pink Martini got its start after the onetime aspiring politician decided to put together the best damn political fundraiser band the likes of Portland had never before seen. In the two decades that followed, that dream would prove extremely short-sighted. The band's blend of old-timey styles, world music, classical and jazz have taken them all over the world and scored them legit hits in several countries. They'll be joined tonight by the great grandchildren of Baron von Trapp, who also appear on the band's latest album. — CG
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