Summer Fun 2014




Progress Texas: Koch Brothers Exposed

The targets of the latest film by the muckraking, liberal documentarian Robert Greenwald are Charles and David Koch, the wealthy brothers who helped finance the conservative political advocacy group Americans for Prosperity. A discussion will follow the screening.

6:30PM, Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar


  • SouthPop: Live Music & Dead Clubs

    The South Austin Popular Culture Center presents this "visual history through T-shirts," chronicling the rise and fall of bands and venues, charting that storied sequence across the public strata of the cotton upper-body garments once relegated to underwear but now (for decades, now) more akin to personal billboards of opinion and taste. Through Dec. 23.

    South Austin Popular Culture Center, 1516-B S. Lamar, 512/440-8318

  • Austin's Pemberton Heights

    Elizabeth A. Cash and Suzanne B. Deaderick present images from the Austin History Center and photographs provided by longtime Austinites, Pemberton Heights residents, and others in this amazing collection. Mon., Dec. 3, 6pm (2012)

    Barnes & Noble Arboretum, 10000 Research #158, 512/418-8985


    • Remembering Bhopal

      Protesters will lie down, covered in white shrouds, to represent those who died in Bhopal, India, after 27 tons of gas leaked from a Union Carbide factory nearby. 11am-2pm.

      UT West Mall, UT campus, Guadalupe between 21st and 24th, 669-9612

    • Bikin' Betties Social Ride

      Social Cycling Austin presents Bikin' Betties, a weekly, beginner-friendly, all-ladies bike ride that ends with drink specials and fun activities (karaoke, mini-golf, outdoor movies, etc.) Along the way, bond with other two-wheelin' ladies. Join the Facebook group for ride details. Mondays, 8pm.

    • 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

    • 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

    • Ann Cvetkovich Book Launch

      Depression: A Public Feeling. OK, we know that sounds perversely resonant yet must-to-avoid-y this time of year, but trust us, good prof Ann will have you uplifted and dancing a jig. And if not, well, that's kinda the point: It's a public feeling, yo. Come celebrate Ann. She's a keeper. 7-9pm. Free.

      BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste. 105-A, 512/472-2785