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  • Kicking and Screening Film Festival: The Four Year Plan

    Soccer andf business intersect in this documentary about the purchase of the Queens Park Rangers, a west London team, by F1 magnates, Flavio Briatore and Bernie Ecclestone. The four-year plan to turn around the club's fortunes is intimately observed. The short film, "Meister vs. Meister, will also screen. Afterward, local soccer celebrity Dan Wiersema will moderate a panel discussion with faculty and local soccer personalities on the theme "Authenticity and Supporting Your Local." The festival continues on Sunday. See for more details.

    6PM, Black Box Theater at the Student Activity Center, 2201 Speedway

    • Co-Lab Projects: Art of the Brew

      Here's an event – the first annual, we're told – in which Texas craft breweries and local artists have worked together to create an original body of work influenced by a seasonal, signature, or limited-edition craft brew. The visual-art show will be in the gallery while the breweries host a tasting and showcase their craft on the Co-Lab lawn. Check these brewery/artist pairings: Thirsty Planet/Matthew Winters, Adelbert’s/Pat Snow, (512)/Dave Culpepper, Live Oak/Spencer Cook, Hops & Grain/Nick Miller, Black Star/Emily Cayton, Jester King/Josh Cockrell, Saint Arnold/Jeremy Johnson, Blue-Collar Brewing/Jeremy Burks. Bonus: Live music from John Wesley Coleman, Ghostmember, Brazilian Space Program, Mockingbird Loyals, and Rough Edit. Recommended. Note: Must be 21 or older to attend. Sat., Sept. 7, 4-11pm. Two cans of food for the Capital Area Food Bank

      Co-Lab, 613 Allen, 512/300-8217

    • MASS Gallery: Texas’ Longest Hammer Choir

      Texas artist Andy Rihn's denim-clad spectacle of industrial percussion is an original art happening, filmmaking experience, and evolving installation. This event – taking place in the gallery at that hotbed of Eastside artistry – will be the psychedelic event's fourth and final celebration, featuring two films, film cart, the worksong "Prelude to the All Night Dust Bowl," hundreds of pairs of deconstructed blue jeans, and (of course) those legendary hammers. Bonus: Texas' Dankest Stump Tourney: Sat., Sept. 21, 6-10pm. Exhibition: Through Sept. 28. Fri., 5-8pm; Sat.-Sun., noon-5pm. MASS Gallery, 507 Calles #108.

    • Open Submission: Insect Art

      Because, for the first time in its 60-year history, the Entomological Society of America is having its annual meeting in Austin. And Art.Science.Gallery. and and the E. O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation will present an exhibition of entomology-relevant art, juried by Barrett Klein and Hayley Gillespie, and they'll be glad if you submit three of your best works for consideration. See website for details. Deadline: Sept. 22.

    • ROC Race

      It's like a 5K where the organizers want you to fail. The course has Wipeout-style obstacles including the Wrecking Ball and a massive moon bounce and inflatable slide. Good luck. Sat., Sept. 7, 8am (2013), $64

      Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker, 858/273-7223

    • St. Edward's Volleyball

      St. Ed's hosts the Hilltopper/Rattler Classic to get their season going. Sat., Sept. 6: Vs. Merrimack, 1pm; vs. Texas Woman's, 7pm. Sun., Sept. 7: Vs. Minnesota-Crookston, 11am; vs. Western New Mexico, 7pm. $5

      Recreation and Convocation Center, 3001 S. Congress

    • Ausitn Pride Festival 2013

      What an amazing year! The entire week has lead up to this big weekend. Here's the main event! Our daylong social scene spent prancing from community booth to community booth from buddy to ex-lover to future ex-husband with plenty of fun for folks of all orientations, ages, creeds, cultures, and proclivities, culminating in the star-studded show (starring Andy Bell of Erasure, Crystal Waters, Jane Wiedlin of the Go-Go's, Jojo of the Mary Jane Girls, Hi Fashion, RuPaul's Drag Race stars Raja, Shannel and Shangela, Steve Grand, Wendy Ho, Double Duchess, JD Samson of Le Tigre/MEN, Nancy Whang of LCD Soundsystem, and a host of local lovelies). Austin, are you ready to love thy neighbor? As thyself? Deeply? Truly? Passionately? And show how big and bursting this deep in the heart of this fucked up state is? Let's show 'em. Oh, hell yes we're proud. Sat., Sept. 7, 11am (2013), $20, $17 in advance

      Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St., 512/480-8318

    • Austin Leather Social

      Shiny, shiny ... shiny boots of leather. First Saturdays, 8-10pm, $5 to benefit CTBOL charities

      Chain Drive, 84 East Ave. (I-35 access road), 512/480-9017

    • Austin Pride Parade 2013

      Whoooo! Congrats to Grand Marshalls and community darlings Mary Morrison and Omar Lopez-Jara! An amazing 70,000 showed up to witness last year's biggest, boldest parade ever. Do not miss this year! She lines up east of the Capitol on San Jacinto and rolls along 11th in front of the pinkest dome in the land, turns onto Congress and heads towards Gaybarville. Are you rollin' or are you strollin'? Either way, get in your place and revel in the sweetest celebration of "We Are Family" that this most civilized, gay-friendly town offers. Damn right we're proud. Sat., Sept. 7, 8pm (2013), Free

      Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 512/305-8400

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