Summer Fun 2014





Marx Brothers Retrospective: Animal Crackers

Hooray for Captain Spaulding, the African explorer (Groucho Marx) who is the guest of honor at one of Mrs. Rittenhouse's tony dinner parties. This movie features the Marx Brothers at their zaniest.

2:05PM, Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth


  • Tapestry Dance Company: Rhythm, Reason & Reality

    Jazz, R&B, and spoken-word works weave throughout this collection of rhythmic creations which includes the premiere a capella tap work “Anacruses," “Listen” (from Footprints), and additional dances from Voices of Rhythm, Ears Wide Open, and the NEA American Masterpieces production of The Souls of Our Feet. April 4-6. Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $20 ($15, students)

    The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside, 512/474-5664

  • For Fear the Glass May Shatter

    This operatic show explores the science and struggle around Nobel Prize-winning physicist Wolfgang Pauli, exploring themes of scientific criticism, competition and collaboration, concern for reputation, the social and personal politics of war, and the role of women in science and culture. Conceived and written by David DeMaris, developed through workshops with the cast and musical collaborator Emily Breedlove, this complex spectacle is directed by Bonnie Cullum for the Vortex Repertory Company. Note: The show's also part, for three nights, of Fusebox Festival. Through April 18. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $10-30

    The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd., 512/478-5282

  • From the Pig Pile: The Requisite Gesture(s) of Narrow Approach

    This "interactive journey across a vast landscape of associate histories" features "original music, puppetry, dancing, marauding, a Yeahoh sighting, and enough champagne for everyone," with the whole thing scripted, as it were, by Sibyl Kempson and directed by Jenny Larson and Shawn Sides in a collaboration between Salvage Vanguard Theatre and those unstoppable Rude Mechs. Creations and contortions morphed over the course of three years by a cast and crew of fearless local notables, now unpacking in piles onstage. Through April 13. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. Note: This joint's also part, for three nights, of Fusebox Festival. $20

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

  • ArtErotica

    This alluring art affair and auction (featuring erotic-themed paintings, sculptures, fabrications, and kitsch) celebrates love, lust, and lots in between – as a fundraiser for local people affected by HIV and AIDS. Bonus: specialty drinks, erotic desserts, and live performers. Suggestion: Attend in your seXXXiest outfit. Sat., April 5, 8-11pm. In What Once Was a Home Depot, 7211 N. IH-35. $75 ($50, in advance)

  • Tiny Park: Miguel Aragon

    This exhibition, the last for Tiny Park in the current space on Navasota, include two large-scale works that are a continuation of the artist’s series of hand-drilled portraits. Recommended. Through April 26. Saturdays, noon- 5pm.

    Tiny Park, 1101 Navasota #2

  • Community

    • Lonestar Rod & Kustom Round Up

      This is South by Southwest for vintage rides. Cut your bangs, slick your hair back, and lace up your creepers, because the swinging music and parade of low-profile hot rods is nonstop. The proper exhibition is at the Expo Center, but the party crawls all up and down South Congress. Go online for a complete schedule. Fri.-Sat., April 4-5. $15.

      Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker, 512/854-4900

    • Sesame Street Live

      You might have heard of this neighborhood association consisting of a coalition of puppets and humans. Kids are gonna learn stuff about life and probably leave better people. Thu., April 3, 7pm; Fri., April 4, 10am & 7pm; Sat., April 5, 10:30am, 2, & 5:30pm; Sun., April 6, 1 & 4:30pm. $18 and up.

      Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River, 512/477-6060

    • The Cat in the Hat

      The classic Seuss tale comes to life onstage complete with the siblings, Thing 1 and 2, and, of course, the infamous cat. Recommended for kids over the age of 3. Saturdays through May 3, 11am & 2pm. $16 ($14, kids).

      Zach Theatre's Kleberg Stage, 1421 W. Riverside, 512/476-0541

    • Texas VegFest

      What could be better than a spring day on the shady shores of Lady Bird Lake with cooking demos, educational speakers, kids activities, live music, good food, and cold beer? 11am-6pm. Free.

      Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia St., 512/480-8318

    • CityScape Adventure Race

      Bring your thinking cap, comfortable shoes, and money for public transportation as you solve clues and run around town trying to complete all the tasks first. 11am-5pm. $25.

      Aussie's Grill & Beachbar, 306 Barton Springs Rd., 303/800-5828

    • Round Rock Express

      Spring is here and that means our favorite kings of the diamond will be taking the field once again. Come and cheer them on at their eight-game homestand. Mon.-Thu., April 7-10, vs. Colorado Springs. $7-16.

      Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, 512/255-2255

    • Austin Leather Social

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

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

    • It's a Small World

      This show by the Kiki Krew, with special guest Miss Simone Riviera, explores the globe. No word on whether there will be little boats or a never-ending soundtrack. 9pm.

      Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35, 512/419-9192