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Film

Summer Film Classics: Hollywood's Golden Year: The Wizard of Oz

Follow the yellow brick road. Read a full review of The Wizard of Oz.

7PM, Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress

Arts

  • Once There Were Six Seasons

    Here's the world premiere of what we were lucky enough to get a taste of as a workshop production a while back: A truly magnificent work of theatre. Watch, amazed, as Caroline Reck and Glass Half Full present this … ah … well, imagine a complex series of living dioramas about environmental changes that occur over thousands and thousands of years – and now see those dioramas morph from one to the next, live, as you watch. It's no wonder The Henson Foundation is backing this astonishing accomplishment in puppetry and scenic manipulation, and you know we're giving it our highest recommendation. Through June 7. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 6pm. $12-20

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

    www.glasshalffulltheatre.com

  • Big Medium: Pillow Book as Inheritance

    Terri Thomas – whose shows are always a welcome spectacle of technical brilliance, stunning graphics, and arch humor – explores notions of birthright through her variation of a Japanese Shunga Pillow Book: a folded-paper manual on the ways of intimacy, with explicitly illustrated sexual advice. Highly recommended. Through June 7. Fri.-Sat., noon-6pm.

    Canopy, 916 Springdale

    www.canopyaustin.com

  • grayDUCK Gallery: Venomous Cabbage and Other Demands Satisfied

    San Antonio's Leigh Anne Lester inaugurates the new grayDUCK space with her intricately detailed representations of plant species, inspired by genetic modification and evoking thoughts on the environmental effects humans may be creating. Gorgeous work on the Eastside. Through June 1.

    grayDUCK Gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/826-5334

    www.grayduckgallery.com, duckduck@grayduckgallery.com

  • Community

    • East End Fourth Fridays

      This monthly event returns with deals and sales at participating stores all along the east end of 11th Street. Bring the kids to Kenny Dorham's for pizza, games, crafts, and more. 7pm. Free.

      Kenny Dorham's Backyard, 1106 E. 11th, 512/477-9438

      www.diversearts.org

    • Kerrville Folk Festival

      Since 1972, the longest continuously running music festival in America has been filling the Texas hills for 18 days with the sound of music, this year including Judy Collins, Ray Benson, Eliza Gilkyson, and more. Thu.-Sun., May 22-June 8.

      Quiet Valley Ranch, Kerrville

      www.kerrville-music.com

    • American Track League

      Get up close and personal with Olympic athletes at this touring track and field event. Live music soundtracks a number of events, including the long jump, hurdles, and pole vaulting, and the girls of the ATL Dance team will help with the cheers. 7pm. Free.

      Texas State University, Performing Arts and Conference Center, San Marcos, 361/245-2204

      www.americantrackleague.com

    • Texas Stars

      The Western Conference finals have begun, and Game 1 saw the Stars fall to Toronto Marlies 5-1. Come show your support on Monday for Game 2, before they head up north to continue the series. Fri. & Mon., May 23 & 26, 7:30pm. $20-80.

      Cedar Park Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park, 512/600-5000

      www.texasstarshockey.com

    • Queergrass

      Brand New Key and Hot Tub Cousins play at the bring-yr-own-container place. So, bring your own container! 7-9pm. Free.

      In.gredients, 2610 Manor Rd., 512/275-6357

      www.in.gredients.com