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Film

Jim Henson's Birthday: The Muppets Take Manhattan

The Muppets invade Broadway – and lord knows, if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. free

7PM, The North Door, 502 Brushy

Arts

  • Our Dinner With the Danger Gods

    The Austin Film Society and Fantastic Fest present this unique opportunity to hear from five of the fiercest stunt performers of all time. Join stunt legends Gary Kent, Chuck Bail, John "Bud" Cardos, Bobby Sargent, and Bob Ivy for a couple of hours of charbroiled meat, drinks, true stories, tall tales, and life advice – as moderated by Fantastic Fest's Zack Carlson and AFS's Lars Nilsen! Fri., Sept. 27, 8pm. $10

    The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35, 512/454-2000

    www.austinfilm.org

  • Community

    • HAAM Benefit Day

      The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians keeps local artists alive and kicking, and now is your chance to help. Venues, restaurants, and all kinds of businesses will donate a portion of the day's profits in an effort to keep this city's lifeblood healthy. See our Music Listings for a list of music performances around town. Go to www.myhaam.org for a complete list of participating businesses.

      www.myhaam.org

    • Jack and the Beanstalk

      You know the drill: cow, bean, stalk, goose, giant, etc. We think it might be a cautionary tale about the stock market, if it weren't played with puppets and geared toward kids ages 4 and up. Mon., Sept. 23, 3:30pm, Old Quarry Branch, 7051 Village Center; Tue., Sept 24, 3:30pm, PM Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S. Fifth; Thu., Sept. 26, 7pm, Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca. Free.

      512/974-7400

      library.austintexas.gov

    • Yoga on the Lawn

      Tired of doing yoga constrained by walls and ceilings? Try this 60-minute class taught be a professional instructor, all on the lawn of this historic house. Tuesdays through Sept. 24, 7pm. $5-15 sliding scale.

      Neill-Cochran House Museum, 2310 San Gabriel, 512/478-2335

      www.nchmuseum.org