Long Center for the Performing Arts

701 W. Riverside

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We Play Chekhov: Two Short Stories

Breaking String Theatre, the fiercest purveyors of Russian plays (vintage and contemporary) in this town, present a couple of Chekhov short stories adapted for the stage, directed by Graham Schmidt, and performed by the cream of Austin's acting crop. "The Black Monk" is about an aging scholar who is visited by an apparition in the form of a monk; "The Beyoncé" is Eliza Bent's take on the maestro's "The Fiancée." Through Aug. 24. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $20-40.

Austin Symphony Orchestra: Free Concerts in the Park

Each Sunday a different ensemble of the ASO will be featured at Hartman Park on the grounds of the Long Center, performing music from jazz and light classical to pops selections and film scores. Pro tip: Bring a picnic dinner and blanket and make it a group outing. Through Aug. 24. Sundays, 7:30pm.

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Trailer Food Tuesdays

Mobile feast returns to Long Center terrace. Tue., July 29 - Tue., Oct. 28Lastu Tuesdays of the month, 5-9pm.

Queer Ride

Search QR on Facebook for up-to-date details on meeting spots and stops of this weekly ride. Wed., April 18 - Wed., Oct. 1Wednesdays, 7pm. Free.


  • 2013: Readers Best Performance Space
  • 2011: Readers Best Downtown View
  • 2011: Readers Best Performance Space
  • 2010: Readers Best Downtown View
  • 2010: Readers Best Performance Space
  • 2009: Readers Best New Building (Past Five Years)
  • 2009: Readers Best Performance Space
  • 2008: Critics Best Structural Update
  • 2008: Critics Best Room for Listening
  • 2008: Readers Best Performance Space