Eddie Griffin, Primus, Lydia Lunch, Easter Celebrations

For many people, the weekend of Easter will pass with the family, so it should be a quiet weekend. In fact, it’s going to be pretty noisy, on Friday and Saturday at least, with stops in the SA tour of some prominent rock bands. Here’s a glimpse into the arts and entertainment moments of the weekend.

Eddie Griffin: Comedian and actor Griffin, the star of the sitcom “Malcolm Wadi” and movies like “The Undercover Brother,” is bringing his standup to the city. Watch for jokes about who to watch out for in clubs and a sample of life tips that have earned hard from his parents. 20:00 Friday, Goods Center for the Performing Arts, Auditorium Circle 100. $ 35- $ 60, tobincenter.org .

cold: This post-grunge band from Jacksonville, Florida, went on a “Black Sunday” tour to bring audiences to their album “The Things We Can’t Stop.” 19:00 Friday, The Rock Box, 1223 E. Houston St. $ 21, Facebook: @The Rock Box.

Richie Ramon: Drummer and singer Richard Reinhardt became Ramon in the mid-80s and played on the albums “Too Tough To Die”, “Animal Boy” and “Halfway to Sanity”. His best known contribution to the band is “Somebody Put Something in My Drink”. His shows usually feature Ramones classics and his solo material. 19:00 Friday, Tiger Paper, 2410 N. St. Mary’s St. $ 15- $ 17, papertigersatx.com.

“Carmen from Mexico”: Anna de Luna will recreate her solo show based on her mother’s experience of migrating to the United States from Mexico. Jorge Pina directed the show, Sde Luna is scheduled to perform at the Su Teatro Cultural and Stage Center in Denver this month. 20:00 Friday-Saturday, Guadeloupe Theater, 1301 Guadeloupe. $ 12, guadalupeculturalarts.org.

Triston Case: Just released his first studio album, this Nashville country singer is about to make his mark. 19:00 Friday, Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road. $ 15, gruenehall.com.

Tone bell: Bell, who starred in the NBC sitcom “Truth Be Told,” brings a style of conversation to his anecdotes about the few times he’s been to the gym and dealt with all of his friend’s children. His stand-up special is “Can’t Cancel It”. 7:30 and 9:45 Friday night, 7 and 9:30 Saturday night, Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club, 618 NW Loop 410. $ 40- $ 160 for tables with two, four or eight, improvtx.com.


Primus pays homage to Rush in her current tour.


“Primus: A Tribute to Kings”: Tribute bands are as common as mud, but it’s different. Primus, the bizarre rockers of the ’90s who are responsible for MTV hits like “My Name Is Mud,” are playing Rush’s 1977 album, “A Farewell to Kings,” in full on tour. Also Primus songs, before and after. Saturday night, Majestic Theater, 224 E. Houston St. $ 50- $ 250, majesticempire.com.

Morgan EGGstra’s Wonderland: Guests at the overall theme park can get a variety of plastic eggs that contain little surprises while touring the park. The event will also feature a foam cannon in the Starlight Amphitheater, a free face painting and a photo booth where children can take pictures with live rabbits and baby chicks. 10: 00-14: 00 Saturday, Morgan’s Wonderland, 5223 David Edwards Dr. Free – $ 29, morganswonderland.com.

Easter Eggs: A party at the American Tower base will be filled with activities like face and egg painting, pictures with the Easter Bunny and a Torii tower mascot, a moon jump and a petting zoo. During the event there will be three sides of eggs. 11: 00-17: 00 Saturday, Tower of the Americas, 739 E. César E. Chávez Blvd. free, Facebook: @Tower of the Americas.

Lydia Lunch: New York legend without a wave Lydia Lunch and her band Retrovirus play music from her entire career with bands like 8 Eyed Spy and albums like her solo “Queen of Siam”. The bill also includes the San Antonio Witchcryers, who will play their final show before taking a break. 19:00 Saturday, Tiger Paper, 2410 N. St. Mary’s St. $ 15, papertigersatx.com.

Electric six: Detroit Electric Six rockers made a splash with their 2003 album “Fire,” which included the songs “Danger! High Voltage” and “Gay Bar.” New versions of the two songs close their latest cover album, “Streets of Gold”. 19:00 Saturday, Vibes Underground, 1211 E. Houston St. $ 16- $ 18, Facebook: @ Vibes Underground.

Bay Area blues guitarist Tommy Castro and painkillers go to Sam's Burger Joint.

Bay Area blues guitarist Tommy Castro and painkillers go to Sam’s Burger Joint.


Tommy Castro + Marcia Bull: Here’s a double photo of blues. Award-winning California guitarist and singer Castro recently released “A Bluesman Came To Town” with his band, The Painkillers. Legendary musician Ball of Austin’s latest album is “Shine Bright”, an album produced by Steve Berlin from Los Lobos. 19:00 Saturday, Sam’s Burger Joint, 330 E. Grayson St. $ 30, samsburgerjoint.com.

HEB bubbles: Celebrate Military Boy’s Month with HEB and the San Antonio Veterans Office. This event will feature live music, life-size hamster ball racing, a reading of Margaret Mahi’s ‘Bubble Trouble’ and a workshop where children can make a bubble wand. 11: 00-14: 00 Saturday, Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair, 434 S. Alamo St. Free, Facebook @Yanaguana Garden on Hemisfair.

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