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Film

Summer Film Classics: Musicals: Guys and Dolls

Damon Runyon's Times Square comes to life in this musical about a traveling craps game – and a gambler and a missionary who fall for each other, despite their best intentions. Bonus: Marlon Brando sings and dances. (Double bill: Singin' in the Rain.)

7PM, Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress

Girls on the Run: Lunafest

This touring festival of award-winning international films is produced by Luna Bar, and proceeds benefit Girls on the Run, education programs, and the Breast Cancer Fund. This edition includes nine short films made by, for, and about women. The films range from animation to fictional drama, and cover such topics as motherhood, women's health, body image, aging, and cultural diversity. See www.lunafest.org for the lineup.

7:05PM, Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln.

Arts

BedPost Confessions

It's always a titillating time at this popular monthly show where writers and performers represent a wide range of sexualities through storytelling and performance. Tonight's celebration features Julie Gillis, with Paul Kenneth Shreeman, Jessica Graves, Jen Mulhern, and it's all hosted by Emcee NIKKI. Bonus: Door prizes from a variety of fine and sexy adult emporia. Thu., Dec. 18, 8pm (2014), $10

The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/485-3002

www.bedpostconfessions.com

Community

  • Juneteenth Community Program

    Prior to Saturday's parade and celebration, come by to hear keynote addresses by dignitaries and church and gospel choirs. 7-9pm. Free.

    Doris Miller Auditorium, 2300 Rosewood, 512/476-4118

    www.juneteenthcentraltexas.com

  • Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageant

    Come out and see the parade of beauty, talent, and intelligence. Categories range from Princess (ages 5-8) to Miss Juneteenth (ages 14-18). Scholarships are awarded to the winners. 1-5pm.

    Doris Miller Auditorium, 2300 Rosewood, 512/476-4118

    www.juneteenthcentraltexas.com

  • Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live

    Get ready for the ultimate playdate – 65 million years in the making - you are led on a breathtaking tour of prehistoric Australia. Meet and interact with an assortment of life-like dinosaurs puppets in this educational live performance. Tue.-Sun., June 17-22; check website for showtimes. $18-55.

    Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside, 512/457-5100

    www.thelongcenter.org

  • Nature Nights

    Bring the kids to get a taste of the outdoors with hikes, garden fun, interactive education, and more. Every week has a theme, go to their website for more info. Thursdays, June 12- July 17, 5-8pm. Free.

    Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse, 512/232-0100

    www.wildflower.org/nature

  • TRIO for Paws Lawn Party

    The hotel's summerlong initiative to raise funds for local animal nonprofits begins with a lawn party that offers a silent auction, appetizers, cocktails, and music by DJ Mark Sayre. 5:30-7:30pm. $35 ($100 for VIP).

    TRIO at the Four Seasons, 98 San Jacinto, 512/685-8300

    www.trioaustin.com

  • Round Rock Express

    The Express finish up hosting the River Cats before the Fresno Grizzlies roll in for a four-game series. Come on out to the ballpark saturday night, and you could win a free used car. Thu.-Fri., June 19-20, 7:05pm, vs. Sacramento; Sat.-Tue., June 21-24, 7:05pm, vs. Fresno. $7-16.

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

    www.roundrockexpress.com

  • Texas Stars Calder Cup Rally

    The Stars defeated the IceCaps 4-3 in game five to win the Calder Cup, and now it's time to celebrate! Come out and congratulate the team at this rally while enjoying beer and hot dog specials. 6pm. Free.

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

    www.texasstarshockey.com

  • Thursday Night Social Ride

    Loads of cyclists take part in this friendly, socially paced ride of 12 to 15 miles. Riders will stop for cars and try not to block intersections along the way. This adult ride concludes at a different bar each week. Thursdays, 7pm. Free.

    Festival Beach, 2101 Bergman

    www.socialcyclingaustin.org

  • AGLCC's 17th Anniversary Party

    If there is but one AGLCC event you attend per annum, may we recommend this one? It's a great glimpse at the diversity of LGBTQIA biz concerns in ATX, with yummy bits from chamber members and a great excuse to hang out at City Hall. (Parking validation in the city garage, btw ….) 6:30-8:30pm.

    City Hall, 301 W. Second

    www.aglcc.org/calendar/aglcc-happy-hour-2014-06

  • Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

    Olin Meadows stars in this Agape Actors production of this Broadway play about the relationship that develops between a dance instructor and his student. Thu.-Sat., June 19-21 and 26-28. $20, students and seniors $15.

    Black Box Theater, Eastview High School, 4490 E. University, Georgetown, 512/943-1800

    www.agapeactors.wordpress.com

  • Where the Girls Go: Queer Prom

    What will you wear to prom? The Gay Place's Sarah Marloff and crew present these monthly "trans-positive, all-gender-inclusive, anti-isms/ists, pro-makeout spaces." This one happens to come with a slow dance. 10pm.

    Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River, 512/431-2133

    www.fb.com/wherethegirlsgoATX

  • Austin Aztex

    Hot on the heels of the announcement that they will be joining the USL Pro league next season, the Aztex host the Laredo Heat. For more, see "Soccer Watch," p.XX. Sat., June 14, 7:30pm (2014), $10

    House Park, 1301 Shoal Creek Blvd., 512/335-8881

    www.austinaztex.com