To-do list, April 17 



7:30 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall. $20-$54.

You might have grown up dancing to Billy Joel songs, but not like this. “Movin' Out,” the hit Broadway musical, was conceived and choreographed by the dance legend Twyla Tharp, and uses Joel's songs to tell a dialogless story about five high school friends whose lives are torn apart by the Vietnam War. The show debuted on Broadway in 2002 and ran for three years. Joel and Tharp both won Tony Awards. After performances on Tuesday and Wednesday, tonight is your last chance to catch the show. JBR.



7 p.m., Alltel Arena. $17-$50.

Surely, you saw this coming. The most insidious cultural phenomenon since, well, ever, had to come to ice. Not just because everything is better on ice (Disney golden aphorism number 143). No, this had to happen because it just makes sense. What is high school, after all, if not a skating rink? The cold sheen of popularity, the slicing blades of nonconformity, the pirouettes of love, the weird skin-colored spandex of awkwardness. Add some familiar song and (ice) dance that suggests your favorite scenes from “High School Musical” and “High School Musical 2” and you've got something special. So special, in fact, that you'll have six chances to catch the show. LM.


9 p.m., Salty Parrot. $10.

n After getting screwed over last month on a double booking, the best monthly local hip-hop event returns in a new venue and with a new theme. Last month's “The Dime featuring Spades and Dominoes Tournament” has morphed into the “Night Breeze Edition,” and while I was ready to own some folks at spades, drink specials on Sea Breeze and river winds will be just fine, too. Because, really, who cares about the theme with this line-up? As usual, rapper/organizer/all-around go-getter Epiphany anchors the night with his right-hand woman, sultry soul singer Gina Gee. Then there's the laid back but always lyrically barbed Goines, of Suga City; throwback favorite Rockst*r; arguably Little Rock's rap queen, Shea Marie, and a lot of other names that might not be as household, but still deserve attention, like Da Saw Squad, Lady Phat, DK & Soulja T, BMore Mike, JP, Mr. Gator and Cliquestars. LM.


9 p.m., White Water Tavern. $5.

Back in the early days of American Princes touring, they made pals with an Atlanta band called A Fir-Ju Well and brought them to town to play Vino's. They were great. A four-piece, the fellas alternated instruments often and played really fiery Kinks-style Brit Pop with some psych flourishes. Two years ago, they changed their name (too many people asked them how to pronounce A Fir-Ju Well) to Gringo Star. They've played here pretty steadily since, but until now, I always pegged them for a mariachi Beatles cover band or some novelty something to pass on. Don't repeat my mistake. On the heels of a forthcoming album produced by Ben H. Allen (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley, P. Diddy), they've given the Internet “All Y'all,” a garage-pop gem filled with steady handclaps, shimmering harmonies and enough general low-key infectiousness to lead one to believe that soon it might be hard not to know Gringo Star. The Reds, the local minimalist pop-rockers, could hold down this bill alone, and it'd still be essential listening. LM.





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