— Ramen Heads, a documentary about the noodle soup, is making its Austin premiere this week at Alamo Drafthouse’s South Lamar theater on Friday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. Director Koki Shigeno’s film covers some of Japan’s best ramen chefs, including Osamu Tomita. As part of the debut, it will include a Q&A with local ramen shop staffers: Peached Tortilla’s Eric Silverstein,
Yoshi Ramen ’s Stacy Chen, and Daruma Ramen’s Andrew Dangerfield, with moderator Mia Khalifa.
— Hyde Park Italian restaurant Asti launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to build a patio. It has nearly $8,975 out of $15,000.
— Downtown bar Roosevelt Room is temporarily closed this week for renovations. It will reopen on Thursday, April 12.
— The Waller Creek pop-up picnic is back, but unfortunately, most of the baskets are sold out already, including that coveted Franklin Barbecue one. Still available are Uchi, Easy Tiger, Henbit, Intero, Lenoir, Texas French Bread, and Wu Chow. However, people are still encouraged to pack their own baskets and dine anyway. It takes place on Saturday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds will go towards the Waller Creek Conservancy.