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Film

Afternoon Tea: Gosford Park

The servants know all in this Altman mystery set in a British countryside estate in the Thirties. Read a full review of Gosford Park.

4PM, Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N.

Arts

  • Austin African-American Book Festival

    This eighth annual festival of literature features MacArthur Fellow Dr. Arnold Rampersad and Mississippi Senator David Jordan, with a showcase of local authors and two facilitated discussions. Sat. June 28, 10am-4pm. Free

    Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina, 512/974-4926

    www.aabookfest.com

  • Sky Candy: COSMICOMICS

    The aerialist dancers of Sky Candy perform their original high-flying take on the classic Italo Calvino short stories. Weird fantasy up in the air, where gravity is a verb and the answer to all of human existence might just be "pasta." Directed by Rudy Ramirez, with Andy Agne, Donnesh Amrollah, Julie Cullen, Winnie Hsia, Chelsea Laumen, Poet Powell, Irene Tapia, Joanna Wright, and guest performers dazzling your eyes. June 21-23: Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2 & 8pm; Mon., 8pm. June 26-29: Thu.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $22 ($17, students, seniors; $12, ages 9 and younger)

    Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside, 512/800-4998

    www.skycandyaustin.com, info@skycandyaustin.com

  • Community

    • Keep Austin Weird Fest and 5K

      It’s that time of year again, weirdos, with the only festival where a twerking zombie and a hippie caveman are social norms. This is a race we can get behind, because no one cares who wins and the focus is on drinking. Bands and businesses are littered throughout the three or so miles of costumed zaniness. Stop for a slice of pizza and a shot of vodka, puke it up around mile two, and then go for some Amy's Ice Creams. Be the fun. 2-10pm. $20-75.

      Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside

      www.keepaustinweirdfest.com

    • Young Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'

      This family friendly adaptation features all your favorite characters: Prospero, Ariel, and Caliban in one Shakespeare's most famous plays. Thu.-Sat., June 26-28, 8pm. $12-16.

      The Curtain Theatre, 7400 Coldwater Canyon

      www.austinshakespeare.org

    • Austin Aztex

      The World Cup, what's that? Come cheer on the local boys as they go against the Laredo Heat. See "Soccer Watch" for more. 7:30pm. $10.

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

      www.austinaztex.com

    • Texas Roller Derby

      Can the Hellcats pull one over on the Rhinestone Cowgirls? Not without a fight (or two, or seven). 7pm. $15.

      Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd., 512/404-4500

      www.txrd.com

    • 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