Long Center for the Performing Arts

701 W. Riverside

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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.

Rhythm on Stage, featuring YOU

Free dance lessons throughout July at the Long Center, featuring instruction by the professionals from Ballet Austin’s Butler Community School. Coming up: Hip-Hop with Shepherd Allen Tue., July 15, 7:30pm. West African with Jean Claude Lessou Tue., July 22, 7:30pm. Note: See website to reserve a space.

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Queer Ride

Search QR on Facebook for up-to-date details on meeting spots and stops of this weekly ride. Wed., April 18 - Wed., Sept. 3Wednesdays, 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