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  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Dimension Gallery: About Us

    Shea Little? Oh, just the guy who co-founded Bolm Studios, Big Medium, the East Austin Studio Tour, the West Austin Studio Tour, the Texas Biennial, and Cantanker magazine, that's all. Just one-third of the legendary Sodalitas trio of artists. Just a tall local feller with a complex creative agenda. Just taking a little break (get it? a Little break?) from the relentless moving-and-shaking to present his first solo exhibition.
    Through Sept. 30
  • Food

    Food Listings

    Quesoff [Postponed]

    The cheesiest time in Texas. Restaurants and home cooks battle to find out who has the best queso in the land, all to benefit the Central Texas Food Bank.
    Sat., Aug. 26, 2-5pm
  • Music

    A Giant Dog (record release), Harlem, Big Bill

    [Friday show added to the originally scheduled Saturday show due to Hurricane Harvey. Saturday's show may be canceled. Check Hotel Vegas' Facebook page for updates.]: “Normally, we’re very storyteller-esque.”: Andrew Cashen, the lank-haired guitarist and singer who, alongside dynamic frontwoman Sabrina Ellis, comprises the creative core behind both neo-New Wave local sensations Sweet Spirit and glam/punk heroes A Giant Dog, is warming to the subject of the songs on Toy, A Giant Dog’s second LP for Merge Records (see “Texas Platters,” p.56).: “I have a problem with Katy Perry songs that are just ‘I/Me/My.’ Once you hear it, you can’t unhear it,” he chuckles.: Toy’s second song, slacker anthem “Fake Plastic Trees,” blares in the first person, as does “Photograph” six songs later, possibly the least sexy song about sex, with its talk of wanting to smooch a one-night stand partner “when your teeth are brown.” When Cashen/Ellis employ a cliche, they subvert it. On AGD’s fourth long-player in nine years, they swapped longtime producer Mike McCarthy for Austin’s Stuart Sikes.: “Stuart’s repertoire of bands [White Stripes, Reigning Sound, Modest Mouse] is pretty heavy,” offers Cashen. “He broke a lotta bands in the early 2000s. They had a couple of records come out, then they’d work with him and they’d shoot into stardom.”: Cashen and Ellis continue redefining both their bands. Sweet Spirit’s recent St. Mojo, a Sikes co-production with Los Lobos’ Steve Berlin, absorbs more of A Giant Dog’s punk energy, while Toy folds in Sweet Spirit’s broad gestures.: “A Giant Dog’s been a band since 2008,” asserts Cashen. “This is our fourth record. Sweet Spirit’s only done two. We’re still trying to figure out what Sweet Spirit is as a band.: “But A Giant Dog has had time to germinate. You can’t write the same record over and over again. So we went into the studio with the idea of pushing what we sound like and still have our core values in there.”
    Sat., Aug. 26, 8pm
  • Community

    The Gay Place

    allgo Presents Tent Revival

    A three-day affair celebrating black LGBTQ queer arts with poetry, church, performance, gospel, and community building. This revival service unites "black queer operators and movers of the theopoetic, the theatrical, the scholarly, the creative, and the prophetic." See FB for complete schedule of events.
    Aug. 25-26, 7-11pm and Sun., Aug. 27, 12-5pm  
  • Music

    Dawn & Hawkes

    Local folk love from Miranda & Chris.
    Sat., Aug. 26, 8pm  
  • Music

    Decapitated, Thy Art Is Murder, Fallujah, Ghost Bath, Death of a Dream

    If Angus Young lost his brother Malcolm to dementia after Back in Black, what would’ve become of AC/DC? Guitarist Wacław “Vogg” Kiełtyka and younger brother Witold “Vitek” Kiełtyka peaked the Poles’ technical death metal on Organic Hallucinosis in 2006, after which the latter drum prodigy died in a tour bus accident. Beginning on 2011 reboot Carnival Is Forever, Vogg recast old-school DM as universal extremity, and now follow-up Anticult transcends genre altogether in Decapitated’s finest LP and one of the best discs of 2017.
    Sat., Aug. 26, 6:30pm  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Desert Hearts (1985)

    Newly Restored: A woman goes to Nevada to get a divorce and becomes enmeshed in a romance with a high-spirited local woman.
    Sat., Aug. 26, 7:20  
  • Food

    Food Listings

    Grape Stomp & Harvest Festival

    Two weekends featuring wine tastings, a celebrity chef lunch and demo, casual food on the patio, bocce ball, ping pong, tours and guided boat tours to Fall Creek Falls – plus activities for kids including a castle bounce.
    Sat., Aug. 26, 11am-5pm
  • Music

    KAZI 35th Birthday Jam w/ Cupid, Lil G (of Silk), Summer Wolfe, Ethan Kent, Anastasia, J-Kells, Blues Diamonds, Jinda Songbird Harris, Joe Leonard & the Southern Soul Band, Debbie Frazier-Smith, Moonlight Boulevard, & more

    88.7 on your dial, KAZI FM celebrates 35 years on-air with new and newly classic R&B and soul. Louisiana native Cupid (Bryson Bernard) of “Cupid Shuffle” fame and Gary “Lil G” Jenkins of R&B group Silk, best known for No. 1 hit “Freak Me,” lead the charge. Locals represent in R&B vocalist J. Kells and singer/MC Anastasia. Lafayette, La., siren Summer Wolfe and gospel singer/producer Ethan Kent shore up the bill.
    Sat., Aug. 26, 4pm  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Kogonada: The Art of the Video Essay

    Signature Program: To celebrate his feature film debut, Columbus, Kogonada will be screening some of his popular film essays and take part in a Q&A afterward. See "Building Emotion" for more on Kogonada.
    Sat., Aug. 26, 4:30  
  • Community

    Events

    Le Garage Sale

    You can tell it's going to be one fancy garage sale because of the "le." Don't expect hand-me-downs and suspiciously stained linens. Local boutiques will show their stuff.
    Sat.-Sun., Aug. 26-27, 11am. $10 ($20, VIP).
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    North by Northwest (1959)

    Summer Film Classics: One of Hitchcock's very best comic thrillers, North by Northwest features scene after unforgettable scene – including those with the crop duster and Mount Rushmore.
    Sat., Aug. 26, 4:10  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Pete's Dragon (2016)

    Saturday Movie Matinee: The old Disney musical is remade as a new children's classic.
    Sat., Aug. 26, 2:00  
  • Music

    Plini, David Maxim Micic, Nick Johnson

    Virtuosic instro-fusion from Sydney.
    Sat., Aug. 26, 7pm  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Pump Project: We Were There

    There's photography, and then there's … photography. Especially these days where everybody's got some kind of camera on hand and, like, seven Instagram accounts, it takes a person of magisterial skill and raptor eye to capture the world in ways worth paying attention to. Sandy Carson, frequent Chronicle contributor, is who we're talking about – and this exhibition features a decade's worth of the man's images of Austin concert crowds from 2007 to 2017, shot from the pit, exploring the symbiotic relationship between rock concert fans, the bands, and the photographer at music festivals.
    Through Sept 23. free.
  • Community

    The Gay Place

    Queer Up Charlies Pride After Party

    Join this motley crew for an xxxtra special Pride after-party. Sweat off yer glitter with DJs Dylan Reece, Cap'n Tits, Mouthfeel, and Lolo, plus special guest appearance by Pittsburgh bathhouse DJ Clark Price. Ruby Knight and Hentaii breakout a midnight disco drag special.
    Sat., Aug. 26, 9pm. $5 suggested donation.  
  • Music

    Ruby Fray, Moonsicles, Cabin Man

    Olympia émigré Emily Beanblossom’s all-grrrl ATX witch folk.
    Sat., Aug. 26, 8pm
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    The Long Riders (1980)

    The classic Western with the brothers Quaid, Keach, and Carradine.
    Sat., Aug. 26, 12:15  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Title and Deed

    Capital T Theatre's Mark Pickell directs that talented Jason Phelps in this one-man show scripted by Will "Thom Pain" Eno, offering an insight-stuffed look at what it means to be alive in this odd century and what the concept of home can embody. Recommended.
    Through Sept. 16. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $20-30.  
  • Music

    [RESCHEDULED TO SEPT. 2] Brazilian Space Program, Abinadi Meza & Mike Vernusky, R. Lee Dockery, Raquel Bell w/ Parham Daghighi

    This Church of the Friendly Ghost production stars horizon punchers BSP performing live accompaniment to David Lynch’s Eraserhead. Joined by guest drummer Tarik Aossey, their Rhodes piano-driven improvisation is girded by intuitive instrumental acumen. Abinadi Meza and Mike Vernusky cull vinyl curiosities, while R. Lee Dockery constructs ambient noisescapes rendering Gideon’s trumpet less foreboding than a kazoo. Synth chanteuse Raquel Bell performs early with multi-instrumentalist Parham Daghighi.
    Sat., Aug. 26, 7pm
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