• Weekend Recs: 06.09 — 12

    Check out this weekend’s top events recommended by the Life & Arts editor.

    A modern twist on classic romance, “I Love You Because” is a musical comedy about greeting card writer Austin Bennet and his journey trying to believe in love again in New York City.

    WHAT: “I Love You Because”
    WHEN: Thursday, June 9 at 8 p.m.
    WHERE: Hyde Park Theatre
    HOW MUCH: $18 – $25

    The Austin Flea will feature handcrafted and vintage goods made by local vendors.

    WHAT: The Austin Flea
    WHEN: Saturday, June 11 from 12 p.m. ­— 7 p.m.
    WHERE: The Highball
    HOW MUCH: Free

    The crude yet hilarious comedian Chelsea Handler, popularly known for her late-night series Chelsea Lately on E! and book, “Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea,” stops in Austin for her tour “Lies Chelsea Handler Told Me.”

    WHAT: “Lies Chelsea Handler Told Me”
    WHEN: Sunday, June 12 at 8 p.m.
    WHERE: Bass Concert Hall
    HOW MUCH: $38 – $85

    Austin indie-soul garage band Follow That Bird! is kicking off its cross-country tour with Trail of the Dead at Hole in the Wall on Sunday. The band recently released their hot new vinyl 7-inch “Wooden Bones.” The concert will also feature indie bands the Sour Notes and Elaine Greer.

    WHAT: Follow That Bird! Tour Kick-off
    WHEN: Sunday, June 12 at 8 p.m.
    WHERE: Hole in the Wall
    HOW MUCH: Free, 21+