Mon., March 12
Role-playing games get the onstage treatment they’ve always begged for with She Kills Monsters. The wild 1990s-decorated comedy by Qui Nguyen about Dungeons & Dragons opens at Theatre Three, 7:30 p.m.
Howard Deutch’s 1986 romantic comedy Pretty in Pink screens in Spring Break weather at Main Street Garden Park. 7:45 p.m.
Tues., March 13
Organist and Liberace wardrobe enthusiast Cameron Carpenter identifies as a concert player. From that realm he advocates for the digital organ, even giving TED talks in its service. The first solo organist to ever be nominated for a Grammy, Carpenter bridges the worlds of traditional and contemporary music at Moody Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m.
If you love jazz guitar, move dinner to Independent Bar & Kitchen, where Mark Lettieri (Snarky Puppy) plays at 8 p.m. with his trio. Kirk Thurmond follows.
Wed., March 14
Scribe and famously captivating reader Anna Badkhen has landed at Wild Detectives amid her immersive travels before. She brought her quieting, revelatory portrait of Afghan women as they work through four seasons, The World Is A Carpet, to the bookstore in 2014. Writer Christina Ulsh was there; she and Badkhen spoke last week for this lyrical interview ahead of the author’s stop behind her new book Fisherman’s Blues, set in the West African port of Joal, at 7:30 p.m.
Thurs., March 15
Not So Fun Wknd, a true gift of a walkable music festival, begins today so you can catch spillover from SXSW without the three-hour drive south to Austin. A companion gift: Yazz Martinez’s thick preview, so you don’t miss the best gets. (Statistically, according to her guide, Club Dada’s where to park it tonight for shades of dream-pop with Sports and Computer Magic.) Here’s where to find tickets.