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Getting Help for Art Venues ASAP
In his 2016 Music & Creative Ecosystem Omnibus Resolution, Mayor Steve Adler called the lack of affordable space for artists a priority concern. Working out how to address that took the city some time, but this week the Cultural Arts Division is rolling out its Art Space Assistance Program and telling artists how they can tap its $200,000 in aid.

4:25PM Tue. Jun. 27, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Celebrating Shondee Superstar
Twelve weeks ago, one of Austin's funniest, fiercest stand-up artists – and probably its best loved – left us way, way too soon. Lashonda Lester's star was on the rise, and we don't know anyone who didn't want to see it hit the big time and shine forever. Wednesday, the comedy community gathers to pay tribute to Lester and raise funds to aid her family.

3:06PM Tue. Jun. 27, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Rude Studios Open for Rentals
Let’s see: The Rude Mechs moved out of the Off Center on May 15, and here it is, not even six weeks later, and the theatre collective is opening a new 5,000-square-foot space . So much for going the Scarlett O’Hara route of weepily wondering, “Where shall we go? What shall we do?”

11:00AM Fri. Jun. 23, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Rude Studios Open for Rentals
Austin African American Book Festival Comes to Carver Museum
The Austin African American Book Festival celebrates its 11th year and, like years past, addresses the current state of Black culture and race in America.

4:15PM Wed. Jun. 21, Jennifer MacKenzie Murphy Read More | Comment »

Improvising All Night Long! Twice!
When it comes to doing something for 48 hours nonstop, the only thing most people can lay claim to is breathing. But eight of Austin's most intrepid improvisers will spend 48 consecutive hours this weekend making stuff up onstage. From 5pm Friday to 5pm Sunday, June 23-25, they'll be at the Hideout Theatre performing in 48 different improv shows.

2:00PM Wed. Jun. 21, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Plans for MACC Renovation Underway
After a year of planning, the city’s Parks & Recreation Department and CasaBella Architects finally brought the public into discussions of efforts to reimagine the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, known as the MACC, with a public input meeting on Saturday (June 17).

11:20AM Tue. Jun. 20, Maria Mendez Read More | Comment »

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Five Arty Things To Do In Austin This Weekend
Step away from the screen now, darling. Just for one night, OK? And then you can get back to it instanter, we swear, then you can re-enter the endless online churnings and commercial-media binge-sessions all refreshed from having experienced – Oh! Actual, non-virtual life! Like what’s enhanced by these local events:

11:30AM Fri. Jun. 16, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

"A Celebration of Writing, and Reading"
In advance of the 25th anniversary of the Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest, I went digging through the back issues to see what was published for its debut. In the March 27, 1992 issue, there it was: the winning stories, the list of judges, and, best of all, the contest's origin story spun by Chronicle Editor Louis Black.

5:00PM Wed. Jun. 14, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Five Good Things to Do in Austin This Weekend
Time flies when you’re having fun … damental problems dealing with reality – as any number of politicians could tell you. But, except for our No. 1 Good Thing to Do, let’s leave politics aside and have some art-fueled enjoyment over the next few days and nights:

11:15AM Fri. Jun. 9, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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