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Cultural Cancellations and Postponements: The Big List

By Robert Faires, March 24, 2020, 10:10am, All Over Creation

As noted elsewhere on this site, Austinites are wasting no time in taking their art online, making sure you have performances to watch and exhibits to view while you wait out the period necessary for us to be safe. Yes, most everything is canceled now, but you may have questions about when or if some arts happenings are coming back. Well, we have answers.

The Chronicle has been collecting all of the official notices we've received about closings, cancellations, and postponements in all of the cultural areas we regularly inform you about in our Arts listings. Some businesses and organizations have already moved their offerings online (and we're sharing them as soon as we learn about them); some have canceled events that were previously announced as happening; some have already rescheduled events from this spring to summer and fall. We've noted them here so you can make adjustments in your calendar, and we'll update them as more information comes in. For ease of reference, the list is organized under the same headings as our regular listings.


2020 Texas Biennial – postponed until 2021, new dates TBA
Art City Austin 4/18 – postponed until fall, new date TBA
Austin Fashion Week April 15-19 – postponed until May 27-31
Fusebox Festival 4/15-19 – canceled; possible virtual versions of some events
Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards 4/15 – canceled
Landmarks: Art All Night 3/26 – postponed, new date TBA
Pecan Street Festival 5/02-03 – canceled
Preservation Austin Homes Tour 4/25 – postponed until Sept 26
Sherwood Forest Faire – remaining dates through April 19 canceled
Texas Burlesque Festival 4/24-25 – postponed, new dates TBA
Texas Cultural Trust – 2020 Texas Young Masters Celebration 4/20, canceled


Austin Cabaret TheatreBlue: The Songs of Joni Mitchell 3/26, canceled
Austin PlayhouseIndecent 4/03-26, postponed until fall, new dates TBA; 2019 theatre for youth production of Summer and Bird available for online viewing soon at
Cirque de Soleil – Alegría 4/22-5/19, canceled
Filigree TheatreLifted 4/23-5/03, canceled
Ground Floor Theatre – closed until further notice; Zoom Play Readings being held online
Hyde Park TheatreHouse, remaining performances through Mar 28 canceled
Jarrott Productions– Mother of the Maid 3/26-4/12, postponed until 2021, new dates TBA
Long Center – Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards 4/15, canceled; John Malkovich in The Music Critic 4/29, postponed, new date TBA
MAD ProductionsSteel Magnolias 4/02-11, canceled; Robin Hood summer 2020, canceled
Penfold TheatreVincent 3/26-4/18, postponed until July; The Tempest 5/28-6/20, canceled
Pollyanna Theatre CompanyAnts Go Marching 3/26-4/04, postponed, new date TBA
Street Corner ArtsGloria 4/03-28, postponed until December 2020 or April 2021
Theatre en BlocThe River of Haircuts 4/09-18, postponed until 2021, new date TBA
UT Department of Theatre & DanceSense & Sensibility 4/08-19, canceled
Vortex Repertory Theatre – Vortex and Butterfly Bar closed until further notice; Selfie! The Musical 3/26-4/04 canceled; Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven 4/11-5/02 canceled
Zach Theatre – remaining performances of Every Brilliant Thing, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, and Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch canceled; Roe 4/08-5/03 canceled; Spring Break camps canceled; Performing Arts School classes canceled through March 31 but will resume online beginning April 1


ColdTowne Theatre – all live shows canceled; online shows at
Esther's Follies – all live shows canceled through April 11
Fallout Theater – all live shows canceled through April 1 
Hideout Theatre – all live shows canceled; online shows Pgraph, Virtual Maestro, and Hideout Kids at; coffeehouse orders available for pickup
Institution Theater – all classes now online 
Moontower Comedy Festival 4/22-25 – postponed until Sept. 16-19
Paramount Theatre/Stateside Theatre – all shows through April postponed
Texas Performing Arts – Lisa Lampanelli: Losin' It! 3/26-27 canceled; Bert Kreischer 4/25 postponed until Sept. 26; all other performance through April postponed or canceled
The Velveeta Room – closed until further notice


Austin Dance Festival 4/04-07 – canceled
Ballet AustinThe Austin Music Project 3/27-29, canceled
Blue Lapis Light – Student Showcase May, canceled; studio closed until further notice
Sky Candy – classes canceled until March 29
Tapestry Dance CompanyLooking Forward/Looking Back 3/26-29, postponed, new dates TBA; Tapestry Dance Academy classes, suspended until further notice
Texas Performing ArtsViva MOMIX 4/03, canceled; all other performance through April postponed or canceled
UT Department of Theatre & Dance(R)evolution 4/15-26, canceled


Austin Chamber Music Center – Beethoven & the Infinite 03/27-28, canceled ; A Moveable Feast 4/18, canceled; The Blue Bash 5/14, canceled
Austin Opera Winter Journey (Winterreise) 3/28-4/05, canceled but will be filmed and film version made available to patrons in coming months; Turandot 4/25-5/03, canceled; Live From Indy Terrace, a weekly online concert series, has been added, Fridays, 3pm, on AO's Facebook page
Austin Symphony Orchestra – American Landscapes 4/03-/04, canceled
UT Butler School of Music – all concerts, recitals, and other music events canceled through May
Density512 – Eva and the Angel of Death 4/18-19, canceled
Ensemble VIII – In Service to the Pope - Josquin, Palestrina, and the Roman School 5/08, canceled
Golden Hornet – Young Composers Concert 3/28, postponed, new date TBA; The Creative Process Behind MXTX program, 4/16, canceled; MXTX Workshop Performance 4/18, canceled
line upon line percussion – TAK concert 3/22, canceled
Long Center – Black Violin 4/10 postponed, new date TBA
LOLA – LOLA @ 4th Tap 3/26, canceled; Good Country 4/01, canceled
Revel – No Mud, No Lotus concert 3/22, canceled


Big Medium – closed through April 14; photo tour of "Betelhem Makkonen: Rock Standard Time (RST)" available at
Blanton Museum of Art – closed through May 1
Bullock Museum – closed until further notice
Co-Lab Projects – "Elizabeth Schwaiger: Darkening Warmth" by appointment only through March 28
The Contemporary Austin – closed through March 31
Davis Gallery – "Caprice Pierucci: Full Circle: Forty Years of Making Art" 4/04-5/09, canceled
Elisabet Ney Museum – closed until further notice
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center – closed until further notice
George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural & Genealogy Center – closed until further notice
grayDUCK Gallery – closed until further notice; photo tour of "Sarah Sudhoff: Point of Origin" available at
ICOSA Gallery – "Echoes & Spaces: Shawn Camp & Lana Waldrep-Appl" exhibition by appointment only through March 28; later programming postponed indefinitely, gallery closed
Imagine Art – closed until further notice; all events and exhibitions canceled
Link & Pin Gallery – "Lawrence Jolly: Attachments" by appointment only through 4/26; "Madelon Umlauf: Recent Works" 4/03-26 canceled
Lora Reynolds Gallery – closed until further notice
MASS Gallery – currently closed, with exhibition schedule getting reworked; HOTBOX Residency is on, though, with the selected artist able to work in the gallery space April 20-May 16; application deadline: Wed., April1
Mexic-Arte Museum – closed until further notice
Ransom Center – closed through March 31
Thinkery, closed through May 1
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum – Garden Party fundraiser 4/23, canceled; museum closed until further notice
Wally Workman Gallery – open by appointment only
Women & Their Work – closed until further notice; Flight of Fancy gala 4/18, canceled


Austin Public Library – Central Library and all branch libraries closed until further notice
BookPeople – all readings and author appearances canceled until further notice; store closed to customers but online ordering available
Malvern Books – store is closed through March 27; all readings and book club events canceled through March 31
Texas Book Festival – Jenna Bush Hager appearance at Long Center postponed to Sept. 16

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