Summer Fun 2014





Kids' Club: Return to Oz

In this sequel, Dorothy is locked in a mental hospital, although she escapes and returns to Oz, where she discovers war has broken out. The movie also features Will Vinton Claymation.

11AM, Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth


  • Fronterafest 2013: Best of the Fest!

    Fronterafest's all over for another year, people, except for this Short Fringe: Best of the Fest part –and I'm glad to tell you that any night of this line-up is worth seeing, because you'll laugh, you might cry, you will be extremely fucking entertained at all times. [Full disclosure: I helped decide which shows got to be presented again this week.] And "Austin's Best Monologist" – it's true!Steven Tomlinson debuts his new "How to Use Evernote" piece in the Wild Card Bill. You'd best hurry, though, because these nights (and one matinee) of no-fail theatrical enjoyment are selling out so fast you'd think they were Tim Doyle prints or something! See website for full schedule details. Wed.-Sat., Feb. 14-16, 8pm.

    Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd, 512/479-7529

  • Strike: Martial Arts and I Am the Machine Gunner

    The celebrated Russian playwright Yury Klavdiev's pair of gritty shows, directed by Graham Schmidt, is held over from Breaking String's New Russian Drama Festival this weekend. Because you want to see Joey Hood as a thug with a heart, among other things, and here's another few chances for you. Thu.-Sat., Feb. 14-16, 8pm.

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

  • Pump Project: The Drawing Show

    This second annual exhibition explores the many methods and styles of drawing through the work of 40 Austin artists. From the abstract to the hyperreal, with surfaces manipulated by pencil, marker, ink, charcoal, pastel, etching, burning, and puncturing. Recommended like wow: This show shouldn't be missed. Through Feb. 16. Wed. & Sat., noon-5pm.

    Pump Project, 702 Shady, 351-8571

  • Community

    • Austin Sustainable Swap

      Bring the bounty from your garden or a craft you made, or just offer your services to folks in exchange for something you want or need. It's bartering at its best to keep waste at a minimum. Untraded items can be donated to local nonprofits. Third Saturdays of the month, noon-4pm. Free.

      Hot Mama's Espresso Bar, 2401 E. Sixth, 512/476-6262

    • Women.Design.Build Bike Maintenance Workshop

      Register online and learn to keep your bicycle in tip-top shape. 10am-noon. Free.

      Yellow Bike Project Headquarters, 1216 Webberville Rd.

    • Year of the Snake Celebration

      Lamar Boulevard's massive Chinese market goes all out for New Year's with dragon dance teams, martial arts performances, firecrackers, and lots of other family activities. While you're there, buy some non-Western foodstuffs to challenge your palate. 10am-3pm. Free.

      Chinatown Center, 10901 N. Lamar, 512/343-3688

    • Sesame Street Live

      Surely Elmo is getting up to no good again, and we guess that there will be no shortage of singing, learning, and dancing as the Sesame crew works to restore order to their neighborhood. Thu., Feb. 14, 7pm; Fri., Feb. 15, 10 am & 7pm; Sat., Feb. 16, 10:30am, 2, & 5:30pm; Sun., Feb. 17, 1 & 4:30pm. $13-65.

      Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River, 477-6060

    • University of Texas

      Baseball UT has been selected in the Big 12 Preseason Coaches' Poll to finish third in the conference behind Oklahoma and TCU. Catch their regular-season openers against Sacramento State: Fri., Feb. 15, 6:30pm; Sat., Feb. 16, 2pm; Sun., Feb. 17, 1pm. Vs. UT Arlington: Tue., Feb. 19, 6pm. UFCU Disch-Falk Field, 1300 E. MLK Blvd. Women's Basketball Vs. Houston Baptist: Wed., Feb. 20, 7pm. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River. $8-16.

    • Beargasm Event: Cocked and Loaded - Military Party

      Really. What more do you need to know than: "Beargasm," "Cocked," and "Loaded?" The "military" part means dress in dress blues or fatigues – whatever makes your little general stand at attention. DJ C-Rail, dancers, Jell-O shots, with the money going to LGBT veterans. 9pm-2am.

      The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth, 512/482-8993