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Austin Public Library: Read-Watch-Talk: The Music Never Stopped

After 20 years and a loss of memory, a father and son learn to reconnect over the music of the Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan. Based on Oliver Sacks essay, "The Last Hippie." Read a full review of The Music Never Stopped.

6:30PM, Yarborough Branch Library, 2200 Hancock

Summer Film Classics: 2001: A Space Odyssey

A peerless classic, Kubrick's film is a complete and total film experience, magnificent in its scope and expression, singular in its vision and ambition. And this is the way Kubrick's groundbreaking monument was meant to be seen: in mind-boggling 70mm.

7PM, Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress

Austin Film Society: New Release: Norman Lear: Another Version of You

A look at the life, work, and political activism of the writer and TV producer who gave us All in the Family; Good Times; Sanford and Son; Maude; Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman; and so much more.

7:30PM, AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville

  • One-Minute Play Festival

    It's the third year for this lively festival, presented by your friends at ScriptWorks, staged in conjunction with New York City's #1MPF. "The fast-paced fun of 70 one-minute plays has been a crowd-pleaser for audiences and participants alike," says ScriptWorks' Christina Moore. No doubt, as among the plethora of playwrights are Lowell Bartholomee, C. Denby Swanson, Lindsey Lane, Katherine Catmull, Sarah Saltwick, Max Langert, Cyndi Williams, Elizabeth Doss, Elizabeth Cobbe, and many more. Aug. 22-24. Mon.-Wed., 8pm, $20

    Austin Playhouse, ACC Highland, 6001 Airport, 512/476-0084

  • Butridge Gallery: Sum You Some Me

    The husband-and-wife team of Felice House and Dana Younger present their first art collaboration in Austin, an exhibition featuring six-foot-wide paintings and super-sized sculptures of body parts. We know what wonders these two can create separately; we're excited to witness what they've done together. Reception: Wed., Aug. 17, 6-8pm.

    Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-4000

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