Summer Fun 2014





Blue Starlite Drive-In: Slackerwood and the Austin Film Society Present: Cinema Six

In this locally made comedy, a group of hapless movie-theatre employees are caught between adolescence and adulthood while forced to manage the theatre on their own.

8PM, Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st


  • La Pastorela

    This comedy for the whole family is a cherished holiday tradition, now with a new twist written by Miguel Angel Santana. Directed by Alejandro Pedemonte for the Austin Latino Theatre Alliance, performed in Spanish with English surtitles. Through Dec. 15. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. Extra show: Sat., Dec. 8, 4pm. $18 ($13, students, seniors)

    Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River

  • SVT Gallery: Vivid Section

    Here's a retrospective of work by your Arts Listings editor, Wayne Alan Brenner, featuring pen-and-ink drawings, altered and embroidered cloth, screenprints, mixed-media works, and a new 4-by-6-foot portrait of Philip K. Dick in acrylics. Maybe check in and see what this fellow who's been writing about the scene for years can actually do, artwise, himself? Through Dec. 30.

    Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 512/474-7886

  • Guzu Gallery: Strange Beasts

    The earth may not actually shake during this tribute to the Japanese Kaiju phenomenon, featuring screenprints and original art – but you know that Guzu (the pop gallery nextdoor to Austin Books & Comics) is gonna be Gojira'd and Gamera'd and King Ghidorah'd beyond polychrome and radioactive capacity. Through Dec. 31.

    Guzu Gallery, 5000 N. Lamar, 454-4898,


    • Blue Genie Art Bazaar

      Need something Austin-y (art, jewelry, prints, clothing, etc., whatnot, and then some) for a loved one this year? More than 125 artists and artisans will help you with your gifting conundrums. Special events occur throughout the month of December, so shop early and often. Through Dec. 24, 10am-10pm, everyday. Free.

      The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35, 454-2000

    • Hill Country Christmas Lighting Trail

      Take in the sights with special events at selected locations. Nov. 23-Jan. 1.

      Bandera, Blanco, Boerne, Burnet, Dripping Springs, Fredericksburg, Johnson City, Kerrville, Llano, Marble Falls, and Wimberley

    • The Rules of Basketball

      Features an exhibition by artist Paul Pfeiffer and a display of James Naismith's 1891 document the Original Rules of Basketball. You won't want to miss this in-depth and historical look into the sport of basketball. Runs through Jan. 13, 2013.

      The Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr., 512/471-7324

    • University of Texas

      Men's/Women's Swim/Dive USA Swimming AT&T Winter National Championships: Thu., Nov 29-Sat., Dec. 1, all day. Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, 646 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. Volleyball NCAA Women's Volleyball Tournament: First Round: Thu., Nov. 29: North Carolina State vs. Texas A&M: 4pm; Colgate vs. Texas: 7pm. Second Round: Fri., Nov. 30: NC State/Texas A&M winner vs. Colgate/Texas winner: 7pm. Gregory Gym, 2101 Speedway. $7-12. Women's Basketball Vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi: Fri., Nov. 30, 11am. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River. $8-16. Men's Basketball Vs. UT-Arlington: Sat., Dec. 1, 3pm. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River. $8-40.

    • World AIDS Day Interfaith Service of Remembrance & Hope

      Join the entire faith community (everybody, people!) for this solemn yet energizing service of song and solidarity. Let's gather to bear witness not only to the lives lost to HIV/AIDS, but to the loves and true lives behind the stats. 7pm. Free, all welcome.

      Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1610 E. 11th, 512/472-3741

    • All Day World AIDS Day

      The local, state, and global perspective on where we are at. Over 30 community-group booths, AIDS Quilt sections, workshops, break-out sessions, and more will be open for your participation. Come plug in to this local reflection of all who have passed, suffered, survived, and thrived. Fri., Nov. 30, 8:30am-5pm (2012)

      For the City Center, 500 E. St. Johns, 512/961-5587