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Sean Penn to Promote First Novel in Austin
Academy Award winner, director, journalist, and Madonna’s ex-boyfriend Sean Penn will appear at Central Presbyterian Church on April 3 to promote his first book, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. Penn will speak with Rice University history professor Douglas Brinkley, author of Cronkite and The Great Deluge.

1:45PM Mon. Feb. 12, Mae Hamilton Read More | Comment »

Five Arts Events in Austin This Weekend
Get out into the city. Experience something more than the familiar cushions of that couch and the pressure gravity imparts upon your sitting asscheeks. Live, we mean, a little!

11:30AM Fri. Feb. 9, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Five Recommended Arts Events This Weekend
So much to do in this town, yes, and your reporter never even considers the regular music scene. (Lucky for us all, the reporter who does consider the regular music scene? Who relentlessly considers it? Has just made note of some of the sonic goodness that we prefer beyond that regular scene.)

12:01PM Fri. Feb. 2, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Notes on "Notes on Sugar"
As an undergrad art history student at the University of South Florida, Phillip Townsend met the subject of his thesis, the Afro-Cuban artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons. “I met her during undergrad and followed her work and pitched the idea to her about a show, and she was like, 'Yeah, whenever you are ready let me know,'” Townsend says.

2:30PM Thu. Feb. 1, Melany Jean Read More | Comment »

Austin Opera Terminates Buckley's Contract
Austin Opera announced today that it has "terminated the employment contract of Principal Conductor & Artistic Director Richard Buckley, effective immediately," following an investigation conducted by the company and outside counsel that revealed "inappropriate behavior in violation of the company’s policy on harassment."

1:05PM Thu. Feb. 1, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Moontower Comedy 2018: Still More Headliners
We've been getting a steady stream of acts for the seventh Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival since October, with more than 40 names dropped to date. Now comes the final headliners, and they include: Tig Notaro, Jo Koy, Nikki Glaser, and An Evening for the Comedy Resistance, featuring David Cross.

10:00AM Wed. Jan. 31, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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Comedy, This Month!
What? No, uh, of course this isn’t comprehensive. This is just a heads-up about some major acts (or maybe-not-quite-major-as-such-but-we-totally-love-’em) coming your way in February.

10:30AM Mon. Jan. 29 Read More | Comment »

Five Recommended Art Events This Weekend
In which we slay for thee, fair citizen, the oppressive tyranny of choice that threatens us all in these digitally benighted times. Slay for thee, we say, as if the process were some vile wyrm lately birthed upon the burgeoning ‘scape of Austin, Texas, where you for reasons unfathomed still deign to live.

12:01PM Fri. Jan. 26, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Five Arts Events In Austin This Weekend
The weather’s turning gorgeous again! Get out of your house, citizen, catch a bit of cultural goodness beyond whatever’s pixeling your screen. Look, here’s some good shit coming up fast:

1:15PM Fri. Jan. 19, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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