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All Events for Fri., Sept. 29
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  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Cult Classic Convention

    It's three days of cult and horror celebrities, live music, comedy, and a special screening of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre with Edwin Neal, and of course, the legendary Sid Haig will be there. For tickets and more info, visit the website.
    Fri.-Sun., Sept. 29-Oct. 1  
    • Arts

      Dance

      Blue Lapis Light: Belonging Part One

      These performances by Austin's astounding gravity-defiers feature aerial and ground dancers and digital media highlighting the planet's beauty and the impact our actions have on the environment.
      Through Oct. 1. Thu.-Sun., 8:15pm. $45-60.  
      Seaholm District Plaza, 211 Walter Seaholm.
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Lora Reynolds gallery: Kay Rosen + Hubbard/Birchler

      Kay Rosen makes paintings, drawings, videos, prints, and collages of words. Small, monumental, whatever the scale, her compositions in Jumbo Mumbo can feature just a single word in unexpected ways. Video artists Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler's Night Shift comprises four one-sided conversations between Sam (an older police officer) and four rookie cops.
      Through Nov. 11
    • Music

      Agony Column

      Fri., Sept. 29
    • Community

      Events

      American Indian Heritage Day

      Learn about cultural traditions, clothing, art creation, and more at hands-on activity stations all day. The public celebration with dancing and drumming performances begins at 6:30pm.
      Fri., Sept. 29. Free.
    • Community

      The Gay Place

      Austin LGBT Bar Association CLE 2017: The Empire Strikes Back

      A half-day of classes and learning opps with Rep. Celia Israel, attorney and advocate Claire Bow, UT Prof. Ariel Dulitzky, and more talking pronouns, queer foster youth, and hate speech vs. free speech. A happy hour follows. See full schedule on Eventbrite ticket link.
      Fri., Sept. 29, 1:30-4:30pm. $50-70.  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Betrayal

      The Filigree Theatre – Austin’s new female-driven theatre company – kicks off its inaugural season with a production of Harold Pinter's stunning exploration of the tangled web of deception that lies at the heart of a love triangle. Directed by Elizabeth V. Newman, featuring David Moxham, Emily Rankin, J. Kevin Smith, and Felix Alonzo. See what our reviewer thought of the show RIGHT HERE.
      Through Oct. 8. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $30.  
    • Community

      The Gay Place

      Blue Ball

      The Weird City Sisters of Perpetaual Indulgence and Our Ladies of the OutHouse, Poo Poo Platter are joining forces for the most epic Blue Ball(s). Three runway shows promise denim daddies, bluecifer (a blue twist on yer average devil), and more. Proceeds help promote PrEP access.
      Fri., Sept. 29, 10pm. $5-10.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Carpinteros (2017)

      Lates: A love triangle develops between inmates in a Dominican Republic prison in this wonderful (and brutal) film. Lars Nilsen approved.
      Fri., Sept. 29, 9:00  
    • Music

      Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio, Ike Stubblefield Trio

      If you look at the inside of a Hammond B-3 organ, it’s like a miracle,” marvels Dr. Lonnie Smith. “It’s like something from Thomas Edison. The makers are geniuses.”: Takes one to know one.: The soul-jazz maestro, 75, remains a mesmerizing performer and B-3 wizard. Turban-wrapped with a long white beard, the Western New Yorker looks the part of a mystic. Like his groove-filled music, he proves easy to connect with.: “When I came to Blue Note [Records], I had been playing behind all these Motown-type groups: Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, the Impressions,” he explains. “I love that kind of music, so I took some of that grease into Blue Note and had a slow funky thing that I stayed with for a while.”: Playing alongside Lou Donaldson, Lee Morgan, and George Benson, Smith rolled that slow funky thing to a boil on a series of stellar LPs for the classic jazz imprint, starting with 1968’s Think!: “I get that inside my body when I play it,” he says of the organ. “It’s like electricity. It’s like fire. It burns through you. Everything runs hot while I’m playing. I’m totally out of it, into space. I’m gone. I don’t get that from any other instrument. It just hugs and grabs you. It’s warm. There’s nothing like it.”: Dr. Smith, who is self-taught and plays by ear, leads a live trio that must stay nimble.: “What happens if I throw a curve at you, or you throw a curve at me? Are you able to respond to that? What do you do now? You got to watch and listen, keep your ears open. It’s so beautiful when you’re doing it right.: “Each and every one of us has a story to tell, and that’s what you have to do. You have to play life. Not just notes, but life.”
      Fri., Sept. 29, 8:30pm  
    • Music

    • Music

      Father John Misty

      As Father John Misty, Josh Tillman croons disdain for our modern experience while sucking its marrow. Balladeer of the existentially bored and prophet of oblivious profligacy, his third LP Pure Comedy hones a perfect pop pastiche between apocalyptic visions and self-flagellating confession. Prepare for a tightrope walk between sincerity and snark. Psych-folk chanteuse Weyes Blood opens an added second show.
      Fri., Sept. 29, 8pm
    • Music

      Goldie

      Fri., Sept. 29, 10pm  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Henry IV

      Shakespeare? Of course. But this kingly classic is directed by Beth Burns for the Hidden Room, is based on a new adaptation by Dr. Ralph Alan Cohen, and features a cast worth shouting about infused with a rowdy glam-rock aesthetic. Which means that this ain't your great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather's Henry IV, this is your chance to see the Bard's work presented with incomparable theatrical power and style. Bonus: live music from Shoulders' Todd Kassens.
      Through Oct. 1. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $15-30.  
      York Rite Masonic Hall, 311 W. Seventh.
    • Music

    • Arts

      Classical Music

      line upon line percussion: Left

      The boundary-breaking trio begins a new season with this concert of work by four composers – Rick Burkhardt, Jason Federmeyer, Michelle Lou, and Laura Steenberge – who earned their doctorates in the Golden State. Experience the Big Medium Gallery as you never have before, as the three pioneers unleash a flow, a barrage, a complex manifestation of sounds that only the sonically savant can imagine.
      Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Fri.-Sun., 8pm. $15.  
    • Music

      Monk Parker (LP release), Adam Torres, Thor & Friends

      Leading the jazz rocking King Valentine Octet (Austin) and Valentine Six (New York), he was Parker Valentine. Collaborating with ex-paramour Lily Wolfe in NYC slowcore combos Parker & Lily and the Low Lows, he was Parker Noon. Now, Mangham “Monk” Parker forges a solo path on Crown of Sparrows somewhere between languid country & western and orchestral psych-pop. Based again in Austin, Parker hosts the ethereal Adam Torres and tribal Thor & Friends.
      Fri., Sept. 29, 9pm  
    • Community

      Civics 101

      Over the Lege Part 2: The Governor Strikes Back

      Stephanie Chiarello Noppenberg's satire comedy variety show inspired by the shenanigans of the Texas Legislature returns. Special guests include ATPE’s Monty Exter (Sept. 22) and Sen. Kirk Watson (Sept. 29).
      Through Sept. 30. Fri.-Sat., 8pm. $15.  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Parts & Labour: Shadows in the Waves

      And here's an exhibition of stone sculptures and prints by Andrew Hamra, and multimedia paintings by Jade "DMZL" Fusco. Bonus: The opening party brings a fine complement of drinks, noms, and live music.
      Reception: Fri., Sept. 29, 6-9pm
    • Community

      Events

      Puppy Party

      Bring your pup – it's his party after all – for games, hot dogs, dog beer, pupsicles, face painting, balloon art, and some cool giveaways (ACL tics).
      Fri., Sept. 29, 6-8pm  
    • Community

      Events

      River Revival Music Fest

      This camp out/music fest hosted by Splice Records and Saint Arnold Brewing features jams from Pimps of Joytime, John Evans, Henry & the Invisibles, Tomar & the FCs, Emily Bell, and more.
      Fri.-Sun., Sept. 29-Oct. 1  
      K&L Ranch Camp, 5455 River Rd., New Braunfels
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      The Sensitives (2017)

      Texas Filmmakers: Filmmakers will be in attendance.
      Fri., Sept. 29, 6:30  
    • Music

    • Community

      Sports

      UT Soccer

      The 10-0 Longhorns welcome Texas Tech to town:
      Fri., Sept. 29, 7pm. $5-8.  
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    • Community

      Events

      50 Over 50: An Oral History of Austin's Live Music History

      Fifty artists over the age of 50 provide an oral history of their role in and the evolution of Austin's vibrant music scene. Bring your smartphone and earbuds to hear their stories. Live music by Harvey Thomas Young at 8:30.
      Thu.-Sun., 1-6pm, through Sept. 30. $5 suggested donation.
    • Music

      Aaron Stephens

      Fri., Sept. 29, 10pm
    • Arts

      Dance

      Abraham. In. Motion. Live! The Realest MC

      The internationally acclaimed Kyle Abraham and his seven-member company present a new work that displays humanity in our digital age, creating "an abstracted and humorously dark narrative that places the iconic childhood character of Pinocchio in an industrial dystopia."
      Sept. 29-30. Fri., 8pm; Sat., 1pm. $10-40.  
    • Music

    • Arts

      Comedy

      Altercation Comedy Festival

      Here's four nights you won't soon forget, as JT Habersaat's riotous monster-baby of a stand-up party returns to Austin, bigger and badder than ever – with more shows, more nights, more headliners, more comics from across the nation! Kyle Kinane! Ron Babcock! Carmen Morales! Aaaaaaah!
      Sept. 27-30. Wed.-Sat., 6pm-12mid. $25-175.  
    • Music

      Andy Macintyre

      Fri., Sept. 29, 8pm
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Art.Science.Gallery.: The Birds

      This exhibition features new work in multiple media, work that explores topics of bird migration, communication, taxonomy, feeding behavior, natural history, flight behavior, bird diversity, and conservation. Artists Carol Cunningham, Carrie Carlson, Emily Coleman, Kim Heise, Lauren Rochell, Lisa Rawlinson, Pat Falconer, Zoë Trautz, Rachel Ramirez, and Sarah St. Laurent bring the ornithological wonders.
      Through Oct. 1