Calendar Arts All Events

All Events for Wed., Aug. 16
Recommended
  • Arts

    Comedy

    TNM: It's Subterranean!

    It's the underground space Downtown, swarming with improvisers and stand-up comics and sketch artists, here in the powerhouse founded by Chris Trew and Tami Nelson. Monday nights feature Fuck This Week, wherein your moans, groans, gripes, and complaints are turned into comedy gold. They let Rob Gagnon do his Sandbox thing on Tuesdays at 9pm, Wednesdays get some work done in the Garage, Thursday sinks All Hands On Deck, if not for the courage of the fearless crew, Friday's got a new installment of the Franchise and the return of the Panel Show – and, on Saturday, it's Red Handed and the storytellers of BOOM! before the Megaphone Show. And on Sunday, the – ah, see website for more shows and details.
    $7-10.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Flatbed Press: Texas Bird Project

    Frank X Tolbert 2 has explored the birds of Texas in large-scale paintings, etchings, and drawings, transforming the feathered creatures into darkly familiar personalities. Now see the results take odd and papery wing on the walls of this excellent venue.
    Through Oct. 7
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Your Portrait By That Fancy Tom!

    Here's a creative opportunity for you: Be the art. Because local artist Tom Britton, known to some as Fancy Tom and known to even more as "Whoa, man, your skills are amazing!" is working toward an exhibition of portraits to be displayed at Lustre Pearl in October. And he's planning on showing, like, a fuck-ton of portraits there, and so he needs citizens (like you, yes) to stop by his studio for a couple of hours, to be added to the collection he's creating.
    Free.  
All Events
  • Arts

    Comedy

    Adam Ray

    Wait, you mean … Slimer? From the Ghostbusters reboot? And this Ray is part of the newest incarnation of MadTV as well? And is like one of the basic elements of comedy podcasting? And – OK, let's see what he's got online – and right here, live, tonight.
    Aug. 16-19. Wed.-Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 8 & 10:30pm. $12-23.  
  • Arts

    Litera

    Austin City Lit

    Story Bar and the Writers’ League of Texas present a social night of short fiction, poetry, music, comedy, and more.
    Wed., Aug. 16, 5pm. Free.
  • Arts

    Dance

    Dance By Carly: Six-Week Tango Series

    "Learn the basics of this century-old elegant dance, set to the music of the Golden Era." See website for details!
    Classes begin Sept. 5. $69.  
    2110 W. Slaughter #123
  • Arts

    Litera

    Literary Libations Week

    This week, bars across Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston are slinging literary-themed cocktails in honor of the Texas Book Festival's Lit Crawl Austin – that annual evening of literary shenanigans that's coming back in November. A portion of each drink sale at participating pubs will go towards keeping Lit Crawl free and open to the public. See website for details, and … chin-chin, you scrubbers!
    Through Aug. 18  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Million Dollar Quartet

    This rocking show with pro-level entertainers brings to life the night in 1956 that Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Carl Perkins joined forces at Sun Records Studio in Memphis for the greatest jam session ever.
    Through Sept. 3. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2:30 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25 and up.  
  • Arts

    Comedy

    Stone Cold Comedy

    Check out what's happening in this right-next-to-that-funky-video-store hotbed of comedy. Thursdays showcase longtime house improv troupe, the rightfully celebrated Frank Mills – and, afterward, it's the Skeksis-proof sketch of Pendulum. The rest of the week rocks with a stand-up showcase hosted by Sam Harter and Carina Magyar; the laughalicious ladies of Loverboy going all Kiss and Tell on Fridays; the Movie Riot continuing to unreel its filmic lunacy that same night; and don't miss Latinauts: La Frontera Final on Saturday, getting more spacey than Kevin, right before the doc-skewering Reel Lives. And then, Midnight Society! Oh, and Sunday's Stool Pigeon! See website for more.
  • Arts

    Theatre

    The Art of Remembering

    Adina L. Ruskin's array of stories – among them, a feisty Polish-Jewish émigré taking America by storm, an Argentine who stands against his country's repression, and a woman who witnesses the fall of the Berlin Wall – is directed (in multimedia splendor) by Adam Roberts for Austin Jewish Repertory Theater and features Michelle Alexander, Sarah Viskovich, and Sarah Zeringue.
    Through Aug. 19. Wed.-Thu., 8pm; Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2 & 8pm. $18-22.  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Twentyeight

    This new play from Tyler English-Beckwith and Matrex Kilgore is the story of six Black people "separated from their homes and in search of outer space, working to build their spacecraft, living in fear of the sirens and what comes after the sirens are gone." Presented by Gale Theatre Company and the Vortex, featuring a solid ensemble cast and action set to the hymns of Kanye West. And, hey – see our review right here.
    Through Aug. 19. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. Extra show: Wed., Aug. 16, 8pm. $15-35. Two-for-one admission with donation of two cans for SafePlace, Thursdays & Sundays).  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Wally Workman Gallery: Gordon Fowler

    Texas landscapes in all their glory in new oil-on-canvas paintings by the popular artist.
    Through Aug. 26
  • Arts

    Litera

    Word Wednesdays

    Hosted by Robin Blackburn. Sign up before 7pm. Every third Wednesday, y'all. Wake The Dead Coffeehouse, 1432 RR 12, San Marcos.
Ongoing
  • Arts

    Offscreen

    Austin Public

    Committed to freedom of speech and expression, Austin Public is a nonexclusive and content-neutral media studio that offers low- and no-cost training, equipment, facilities, and cablecasting services to all Austinites. It is managed by the Austin Film Society under contract from the city of Austin, and operates cable channels 10, 11, and 16, and live streams. New training classes are ongoing; see website for calendar.
FEATURED VENUES