Summer Fun Calendar
JULY ARTS SCREENS MUSIC OTHER
Austin Aztex

Austin Aztex

Regular season home games run through Sat., Sept. 5.
Time to make a ruckus for Austin's professional soccer team. Check the site for home game details throughout the summer.

Austin Aztex, 2720 Bee Caves Rd. #220, 512/527-3048

austinaztex.com/schedule/main-schedule, info@austinaztex.com

Round Rock Express

Round Rock Express

Regular season home games run through Mon., Sept. 7.
Themed games, action-packed innings, and fireworks make for a quintessential American summer at Dell Diamond. Good seats are cheap, but sitting in the grass in the outfield berm baseball heaven, not to mention, even cheaper.

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

www.roundrockexpress.com

"Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom"

Ongoing: Mon.-Fri., 10am-4pm. Free.
First museum in the nation to host a permanent exhibit tracing the history and evolution of Juneteenth.

George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina, 512/974-4926

www.austintexas.gov/department/george-washington-carver-museum-and-cultural-center

"Roller Derby: Skating as a Contact Sport"

Runs through August 9.
Did you know that the most recent iteration of modern Roller Derby, with leagues all across the nation, began in Austin, Texas, in 2001? Enjoy an exhibit of memorabilia from this full contact sport.

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

www.thestoryoftexas.com/visit/exhibits/texas-roller-derby

Unplugged at the Grove

Unplugged at the Grove

Thursdays, May 14 - Sept. 24, 8pm. Free.
See, hear, feel Austin music live, under the pecan canopy.

Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd., 512/474-9991

www.theshadygrove.com

<i>Living in the Age of Airplanes</i>

Living in the Age of Airplanes

Runs through April, 2016.
Witness a century of aviation history and wonder. See Bullock site for specific screenings.

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

www.airplanesmovie.com

All Summer Long

All Summer Long

All summer long.
Keep your eye on the big ring near Lady Bird Lake all summer long, as the Long Center rings in a summer's worth of Trailer Tuesdays food trailer fests, Bubblepalooza kids' day, and their popular Sound + Cinema series, plus so much more.

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

www.thelongcenter.org

Pinballz Kingdom Dragon Stage

Pinballz Kingdom Dragon Stage

Fridays & Saturdays through the summer, 8-10pm.
Live bands onstage each and every Friday and Saturday night.

Pinballz Kingdom, 15201 I-35 S., Buda

www.pinballzkingdom.com/music

The Blanton: Third Thursdays

The Blanton: Third Thursdays

Third Thursdays: Yoga, 12:30pm and evening activities, 5:30pm. Free.
Waived admission, extended happy hour, yoga session (6:30pm), unique programming, and all that art make this the place to be.

The Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr., 471-7324

www.blantonmuseum.org

Paramount Summer Classic Series

Paramount Summer Classic Series

May 23-Aug. 29. $10 ($8, advance).
Escape to someplace dark and cold: a double feature at the Paramount – the perfect place for old and new classics screening throughout the summer. See our feature on this year's movies, "Mavericks, Dreamers, and Beautiful Schemers" on p.xx.

Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470

www.austintheatre.org

Shock Wave

Shock Wave

Sundays, May 10-Aug 23, 12-6pm.
Soak in the sounds of Bird Peterson, most Sundays this summer (see web for specific dates and details) with access to the W's urban beach and complimentary valet.

W Hotel, 200 Lavaca, 512/542-3600

www.whotelaustin.com/shockwave

Blues on the Green

Blues on the Green

Wednesdays, May 27, June 24, July 22, and Aug. 5, 8pm. Free.
This year's grazing in the grass spotlights Shakey Graves, Riders Against the Storm, Jamestown Revival, Max Frost, Bob Schneider, and more.

Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-6700

www.fb.com/kgsrblues

"Ladies & Gentlemen… the Beatles!"

Opens Sat., June 13 and runs through January, 2016.
Time to shave those beards and grow out those mops, lads. The LBJ goes gear-fab for the duration of summer.

LBJ Library & Museum, 2313 Red River, 512/721-0200

www.lbjlibrary.org

"And Still We Rise"

Runs through August 30.
Race, culture, and visual conversations rendered through the universal language of art.

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

www.thestoryoftexas.com

<i>Catch Me if You Can</i>

Catch Me if You Can

Fridays-Saturdays, July 10 - Aug. 2, 7:30pm; Sundays, 2:30pm. $22-24.
Musical based on the film based on the true story of con man Frank Abagnale Jr.

Wimberley Playhouse, 450 Old Kyle Rd., Wimbereley

www.wimberleyplayers.org

<i>Hairspray</i>

Hairspray

Thursdays-Sundays, July 10-Aug. 15, 8:30pm. Free.
It's the play based on the film based on the play based on the other film based on the mad mad mind of John Waters and his take on integrating Baltimore of the Sixties.

Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Dr., 512/397-1463

www.zilker.org/oklahoma-2

<i>Sophisticated Ladies</i>

Sophisticated Ladies

Wednesdays-Saturdays, July 15-Aug. 23, 7:30pm; Sundays, 2:30pm. $25-73.
The music of Duke Ellington and Harlem’s famed Cotton Club come to Zach. Expect lots and lots of feathers.

Zach Theatre, 1510 Toomey, 512/476-0541

www.zachtheatre.org/show/sophisticated-ladies

<i>Hank Williams: Lost Highway</i>

Hank Williams: Lost Highway

Fri., July 17- Sun., Aug. 16.
The life of the Hillbilly Shakespeare through song.

Georgetown Palace Theatre, 810 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown, 512/869-7469

www.georgetownpalace.com/auditions.php?pageID=198

Mayhem Festival

Mayhem Festival

Fri., July 31, 11am-10pm. $66.60-1,920.
Slayer and King Diamond headline this all-day metal fest on the river.

Whitewater Amphitheater, 11860 FM 306, New Braunfels, 830/964-3800

www.whitewaterrocks.com/event/834085-rockstar-energy-drink-mayhem-new-braunfels

Social Distortion

Social Distortion

Fri., July 31, 8pm. $35.
Southern California punk rock tough guys make a living outta Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes.

ACL Live at the Moody Theater, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd., 512/225-7999

www.acl-live.com/calendar

AUGUST ARTS SCREENS MUSIC OTHER
<i>Gorilla vs Bear 5</i>: Jamie xx

Gorilla vs Bear 5: Jamie xx

Sat., Aug. 1, 8pm. $25.
Music blog hosts Jamie Smith, one of the brains behind London's the xx. His second solo effort, In Colour, hit shelves June 1.

Mohawk, 912 Red River, 512/482-8404

www.mohawkaustin.com

Austin Pet Expo

Austin Pet Expo

Sat.-Sun., Aug. 1-2. Free.
Boy, do pets have it ruff. Here's everything for the love of your life: microchipping, training, heartworm and flea preventatives, and a costume contest. Bring your pet (and immunization records), or adopt one there.

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd., 800/977-3609

www.austinpetexpo.com

Austin Steam Train: Super Hero Flyer

Austin Steam Train: Super Hero Flyer

Sat., Aug. 1, 10am departure, 1pm return. $37-42 with discounts for kids and seniors.
Ride the rails in style and in costume! Take a 44-minute trip on the Bertram Flyer and enjoy a visit from the Super Hero Squad and some "super food and drinks."

Austin Steam Train, 401 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste A-103, Cedar Park, 512/477-8468

www.austinsteamtrain.org

311

311

Sun., Aug. 2, 8pm. $39.50-59.50.
Approaching 25 years, 311 summons 11th studio LP Stereolithic. You're probably missing the Nineties right about now, aren't you?

ACL Live at the Moody Theater, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd., 512/225-7999

www.acl-live.com/calendar

<i>Fantastic Four</i> opens

Fantastic Four opens

Fri., Aug. 7.
An old friend becomes foe, and the newly empaneled Fantastic Four must sever all ties.
<i>Ricki & the Flash</i> opens

Ricki & the Flash opens

Fri., Aug. 7.
Diablo Cody's latest zinger, in which rock goddess Meryl Streep attempts to reconnect with her forgotten family.
<i>Shaun the Sheep</i> opens

Shaun the Sheep opens

Fri., Aug. 7.
Shaun (the Sheep) takes a day off of work in this animated film, finding more adventure than he'd hoped. From the joker responsible for 2011's Gnomeo & Juliet.
Rooster Teeth Expo

Rooster Teeth Expo

Fri.-Sun., Aug. 7-9. $30-450.
Weekend passes to this gaming/Interwebs expo are sold out, but you can still grab single-day tickets to access all the panels, indie developers, and like-minded geeks you can stomach.

Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/404-4000

www.rtxevent.com/home.php

Austin Steam Train: Starstruck Express

Austin Steam Train: Starstruck Express

Sat., Aug. 8, 7pm departure, 10pm return. $75-85, youth, ages 17-20, $70-80.
This a 20’s Hollywood Bash is a rolling three-hour murder mystery complete with train ride, entertainment, box dinner, beer, and wine.

Austin Steam Train, 401 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste A-103, Cedar Park, 512/477-8468

www.austinsteamtrain.org

Barton Springs Fest

Barton Springs Fest

Sat., Aug. 8, 8am.
In addition to the cooling waters that are so dear to this sweltering city, this event has a little something for everyone, including live music, speakers, a diving competition, and free watermelon to celebrate. Throw in some yoga and poetry reading, and you have a uniquely Austin happening.

Barton Springs Pool, 2201 Barton Springs Rd., 512/867-3080

www.sosalliance.org

Ice Cream Festival

Ice Cream Festival

Sat., Aug. 8, 10am-7pm. $10, kids 8 and under free.
Get three tickets to get free ice cream samples from any of the many vendors. Plus, many vendors give it out for free, to boot. A cool, sticky way to spend a hot summer day.

Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia St., 512/441-9015

www.roadwayevents.com

Lisa Fischer

Lisa Fischer

Sat., Aug. 8, 7pm. $25-93.
Everytime she opens her glorious mouth, that 20 Feet to Stardom gets shorter and shorter.

One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Caves Rd., 512/330-9500

www.oneworldtheatre.org

Shania Twain

Shania Twain

Sun., Aug. 9, 7:30pm. $44-134.
Country's queen says goodbye with this 48-city summer tour. Kiss the ring while you still can.

Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River, 512/471-7744

www.uterwincenter.com/events

Whitesnake

Whitesnake

Sun., Aug. 9, 8pm. $39-59, V.I.P. packages.
Here we go again: Can the croons of coverboy David Coverdale still make Tawny Kitaen writhe atop a Jaguar XJ?

ACL Live at the Moody Theater, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd., 512/225-7999

www.acl-live.com/calendar

Perseid Meteor Shower

Perseid Meteor Shower

Wed., Aug. 12.
The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour. This year's shower should peak Aug. 12 into Aug. 13. Get out of town, away from the city lights, and look to the northeast after midnight until dawn.

www.earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide

Capital City Black Film Fest

Capital City Black Film Fest

Thu.-Sat., Aug. 13-15. $50-149.
Black roles, black directors, black issues – any number of ways a film might make its way into this fest celebrating and expressing the African-American experience.

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.

www.capcitybff.com/#welcome

Damien Rice

Damien Rice

Thu., Aug. 13, 8pm. $35.
Listen to this Irish multi-instrumentalist when he says: "I Don't Want to Change You."

Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Dr., UT campus, 512/471-2787

texasperformingarts.org/event/damien-rice-2015-austin-texas-bass-concert-hall

<i>Forever Plaid</i>

Forever Plaid

Fri.-Sat., Aug. 14-29.
The plaid lads croon til you swoon, all the way from doo-wop heaven.

Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale, 512/926-2203

www.austintheatreproject.org/#!foreverplaid/cgnj

<i>Guys & Dolls</i>

Guys & Dolls

Fridays-Sundays, Aug. 14-23.
The hustle and bustle of post-WWII NYC comes to Lakeway.

TexARTS, 2300 Lohmans Spur, 512/852-9079

www.tex-arts.org/about-us/auditions.aspx

<i>Straight Outta Compton</i> opens

Straight Outta Compton opens

Fri., Aug. 14.
Straight out the streets of chaos and no pity … NWA doc follows the hip-hop collective's journey to West Coast royalty.
<i>The Man From U.N.C.L.E.</i> opens

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. opens

Fri., Aug. 14.
Full-length take of the mid-Sixties campy TV spy drama, where CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin join forces to foil a plot to proliferate nuclear weapons.
Anime Overload

Anime Overload

Fri.-Sun., Aug. 14-16. $30.
No surprises here, just a whole heck-of-a-lot of Japanese animation and pop culture events, panels, and workshops. We imagine there will be no shortage of outlandish costumes (aka Cosplay Contest) as well.

Holiday Inn Austin Midtown, 6000 Middle Fiskville, 512/451-5757

www.animeoverload.net

The Sup Cup

The Sup Cup

Fri.-Sat., Aug. 14-15.
'Sup? SUP is up! Check out these SUP races on a blanket or camp chair along the banks of the Colorado in Bastrop, or register to get in on the competition. Proceeds benefit the Bastrop YMCA.

Fisherman's Park, Farm Street at Willow Street, Bastrop, 512/303-0558

www.visitlostpines.com

Jill Scott

Jill Scott

Sat., Aug. 15.
Jilly from Philly brings much-anticipated new music from The Light of the Sun, her latest LP.

ACL Live at the Moody Theater, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd., 512/225-7999

www.acl-live.com/calendar

Sam Smith

Sam Smith

Sat., Aug. 15, 8pm. $35-89.50.
"Stay With Me" singer Sam had a big year in 2014 with the release of debut LP In the Lonely Hour. In March, he released "Lay Me Down," a velvety collaboration with John Legend.

Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River, 512/471-7744

www.uterwincenter.com/events

Colbie Caillat & Christina Perri

Colbie Caillat & Christina Perri

Sun., Aug. 16, 8pm. $39.50-69.50.
Two songbirds for the price of one: Colbie Caillat spins fourth LP Gypsy Heart, and TV-regular Christina Perri opens her "Jar of Hearts."

ACL Live at the Moody Theater, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd., 512/225-7999

www.acl-live.com/calendar

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: <i>Legends</i>

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Legends

Wed.-Sun., Aug. 19-23.
This year's iteration of the greatest show boasts a wooly mammoth, a pegasus, and a unicorn (!).

Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River, 512/471-7744

www.ringling.com

Austin Pride Week

Austin Pride Week

Sat.-Sun., Aug. 22-30, all week long, with the big fest and parade, Sat., Aug. 29.
Capital City's annual LGBTQ week culminating in a big ol' fest and Downtown parade drawing over 100,000 supporters of rainbow-hued acceptance. All welcomed. All welcoming.

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

www.austinpride.org

Austin Steam Train: Princess Flyer

Austin Steam Train: Princess Flyer

Sat., Aug. 22, 10am departure, 1pm return. $32-37 with discounts for kids and seniors.
Princess get the royal treatment and costumes and stuffed animals encouraged! Take a 44-minute trip on the Bertram Flyer, hang out with the Depot Princesses, and dig in to some milk and cookies.

Austin Steam Train, 401 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste A-103, Cedar Park, 512/477-8468

www.austinsteamtrain.org

Bat Fest

Bat Fest

Sat., Aug. 22, 4pm-12am. $10, kids 8 and under free.
One bridge, 1.5 million bats, three live music stages, 75+ vendors, with plenty of batty activities.

Congress Avenue Bridge, 512/441-9015

www.roadwayevents.com, info@roadwayevents.com

Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone

Sat., Aug. 22, 7pm & 9:30pm. $25-93.
Wait… don't tell me: Is it the Comedy Hall of Famer and regular on Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me?

One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Caves Rd., 512/330-9500

www.oneworldtheatre.org

Texas Rollergirls Championships

Texas Rollergirls Championships

Sat., Aug. 22, 5pm. $15.
The culmination of a season of skate.

Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/404-4000

www.texasrollergirls.org, tickets@texasrollergirls.org

<i>The Austin Chronicle</i> Hot Sauce Festival

The Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival

Sun., Aug. 23, 12-5pm. Free.
Have you got what it takes to take the heat of over 350 contenders for best hot sauce? Come find out at the world's largest fest of its kind.

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

austinchronicle.com/hotsauce

Def Leppard With Styx and Tesla

Def Leppard With Styx and Tesla

Sun., Aug. 23, 7pm. $25-125.
Seventies rockers continue their arena smashing tour with fellow dad-rock staples Styx and Tesla.

Austin 360 Amphitheater at Circuit of the Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd., 800/745-3000

www.circuitoftheamericas.com/events

<i>A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum</i>

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Fri., Aug. 28 - Sun., Sept. 20.
Something familiar, something peculiar, something for everyone, a comedy tonight!

City Theatre, 3823-D Airport, 512/524-2870

www.citytheatreaustin.org/season.html

<i>Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend</i> opens

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend opens

Fri., Aug. 28.
Fifteen years after the first ass-kicking, The Green Legend ups the ante with a storied sword and a last grasp at redemption. Opens in theaters and Netflix simultaneously.
<i>Damn Yankees</i>

Damn Yankees

Fri., Aug. 28- Sun., Sept. 27; Fri. & Sat, 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm.
The Devil and Mr. Boyd meet on the diamond once again.

Georgetown Palace Theatre, 810 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown, 512/869-7469

www.georgetownpalace.com/season.php?showType=season

Float Fest

Float Fest

Fri.-Sun., Aug. 28-30, 9am. $50-299.
Float on the San Marcos River and dry off to the sounds of Ghostland Observatory, Bun B, Phantogram, and more.

Cool River Ranch, 601 Dupuy Ranch Rd., Martindale

www.floatfest.net

Texas Roller Derby Playoffs

Texas Roller Derby Playoffs

Sat., Aug. 29, 6pm. $15.
The last big struggle, where teams jockey for position to get into the October championships to determine who gets the coveted Cavello Cup.

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.

www.txrd.com/schedule

SEPTEMBER ARTS SCREENS MUSIC OTHER
<i>All Things Must Pass</i> opens

All Things Must Pass opens

Tue., Sept. 1.
Documentary on the meteoric rise and eventual fall of Tower Records, and its founder, Russell Solomon.
Out of Bounds Comedy Festival

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival

Tue.-Mon., Sept. 1-7.
Stand-up, sketch, and improv your brains out with the best, including this year's guests: Mike Lawrence (Nerd of Mouth podcast), Matt Peters (Weeds, OITNB), and April Richardson (Chelsea Lately), and so many more.

www.outofboundscomedy.com

Kerrville Fall Music Festival

Kerrville Fall Music Festival

Fri.-Sun., Sept. 4-6.
It's a "Kerrville" encore, once more before summer's end. As with the main summer fest, it's so much fun, filled with so many "folks," and this year with… pancakes!

Quiet Valley Ranch, 830/257-3600

www.kerrville-music.com

LEGO KidsFest

LEGO KidsFest

Fri.-Sun., Sept. 4-6. $22.50; chilldren 3-17 and seniors, $19.50; children under 2, free.
Hands-on, minds-on fun.

Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/404-4000

www.legokidsfest.com/texas-2015.html

Rugged Maniac Obstacle Race

Rugged Maniac Obstacle Race

Fri., Sept. 4, 10am-4pm.
It's a giant challenge course just like on those crazy TV shows inspired by those crazier Japanese TV shows. Register now.

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

www.ruggedmaniac.com

Splash Days

Splash Days

Fri.-Sat., Sept. 4-6.
There's little labor involved in checking out the hot papis sprawled across Hippie Hollow at this annual Labor Day gay-thering of (mostly) men at the park (and after parties in the clubs).

Hippie Hollow, 7000 Comanche Trl., 512/854-7275

www.splashdays.com

aGLIFF

aGLIFF

Thu.-Sun., Sept. 10-13. $100-1,000.
Our Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival is the largest and longest-running of its kind in the Southwest.

www.agliff.org

SMTX Pride Parade & Festival

SMTX Pride Parade & Festival

Sat., Sept. 12, 8am.
San Marcos LGBTQ tribes come together for this second year of celebration with a festival and parade.

Dunbar Rec Center, 801 W. MLK, San Marcos

www.fb.com/SMTX.PRIDE

Captivate Conference

Captivate Conference

Fri.-Sun., Sept. 18-20. $30-250.
Explore the creative eco-system in this convergence of film, mobile, music, and video game industries.

Ragsdale Center, 3001 S. Congress, 512/448-8796

www.captivateconference.com

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