This Week

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This Week

Event highlights include the 50 Shades of Neon Art and Fashion Gallery Show at Beauty Ballroom, Austin's own Rollergirls All-Star Tournament, and a Grease Sing-Along at the Paramount Theatre. Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter and get event listings from the Chrontourage every Tuesday, with plenty of time to plan your week!

'50 Shades Of Neon' Art & Fashion Gallery Show
Friday, Jul 20
Beauty Ballroom

Every month, the Beauty Ballroom will host a gallery opening featuring local fashion designers and artists. Guests are invited to view the pieces while sipping on signature Beauty Ballroom cocktails, and mingle with the featured artists, as well as with other local fashion industry professionals. This month’s event is created and produced by Jennifer McCarty, the principal designer behind the label Cerf d’ Saint, and includes the works of Coco Coquette, Eatyour HeartOut, and Hope Perkins. The neon theme was a perfect choice for designers who are all known for using aureate and overblown colors and audacious designs. Event is free, 7-10PM, more details available online.

Music Under the Star: Little Joe y La Familia and Conjuntazzo
Friday, Jul 20
Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

Music Under the Star, the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum's popular free summer concert series, is back for its ninth season. Every Friday night in July, the Lone Star Plaza in front of the Bullock Museum is the place to be - where the whole family can take in some live music in a relaxed atmosphere from 6 - 9pm. This year's lineup features nationally known Texan artists; the concert series is held in conjunction with Texas Music Roadtrip, the largest special exhibition of its kind on the history of Texas music. Between music sets, concert attendees are invited to explore the Museum's exhibits free of charge. Further details are available online.
Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum 

1800 Congress Ave. 

Austin, Texas 78701-1342

Texas Rollergirls All-Star Tournament
Saturday, Jul 21 - Sunday, Jul 22
Austin Convention Center

Two days, six bouts, four of the best teams in the world! The best of the best are converging on Austin for a flat track roller derby showdown. They’re coming from North, from East, from West - all headed to the South, to the heartland of roller derby, the town where it all began, to take on the godmothers of the sport: your Texecutioners!
Texas Rollergirls are proud to present the 2012 STAR OF TEXAS BOWL — a two day extravaganza of the best modern roller derby has to offer, facing off in a round-robin tournament on July 21 and 22. Teams from, Austin, TX, New York, NY, Chicago, IL and San Francisco, CA. Visit for tickets and more information. Austin Convention Center

Grease Sing-Along Benefitting AIDS Services of Austin
Saturday, Jul 21
Paramount Theatre

A Grease Sing-Along Extravaganza hosted by Austin’s favorite fabulous drag personality Rebecca Havemeyer. Calling all T-Birds, Pink Ladies, and Beauty School dropouts: Come sing your hearts out to this rocking musical. Proceeds benefit the AIDS Services of Austin! And be sure to sport your best Danny rockabilly do or Sandy attire—either the good girl poodle skirt version or bad girl head-to-toe leather—for the Grease costume contest! Tell me about it, stud.
Doors at 6:30pm, film at 7:30pm. Sing-Along General Admission is $15, VIP packages also available. Visit for more details and to purchase tickets.
Paramount Theatre

713 Congress Ave.

Austin, Texas 78701-3216

Austin Chronicle Contests! (aka FREE STUFF)

As always, we have a great variety of on-line contests giving you the chance to win FREE tickets and certificates to local restaurants, concerts, festivals, movies, sporting events, and more!
This week's contests include tickets to see Lorrie Morgan at One World Theatre, passes to Spiritual Life Productions Metaphysical Fair, UTOPiAFEST, gift certificates, and the list goes on and on.
Don't miss your chance to be our guest; register now!

Family of the Year at Lamberts
Thursday, Jul 19
Lamberts Downtown Barbecue

Family of the Year makes a stop at Lamberts this Wednesday, just over a week after the release of their new album Loma Vista. Formed in 2009, Family Of The Year (FOTY) has accomplished a healthy dose of success in a short amount of time. After years of relying on each other for inspiration and support, the members of this Los Angeles outfit have formed unbreakable bonds evident in their live shows and songwriting. The band has already played sold-out concerts in England and across Europe, including a triumphant set at France’s largest music festival Les Vieilles Charrues, and garnered support stints with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Mumford & Sons, Grouplove, Milo Greene and most recently with Belle Brigade and Good Old War.

Lamberts Downtown Barbecue
401 W. Second St.
Austin, Texas 78701-3802

Trevor Hall with Anuhea & Justin Young
Thursday, Jul 19
Stubb's BBQ
This Thursday, Trevor Hall's North American tour makes a stop at Stubb's indoor stage. Don't be fooled by his pop/rock reputation; Hall has really come into his own with his latest album, showcasing diverse influences such as reggae and Sanskrit throughout. Hall will be joined by Hawaiian folk rock singer and songwriter Anuhea, who is widely known for her meaningful lyrics and soulful style. No matter what your taste, this show is sure to please. For more information and tickets visit

801 Red River, Austin, Texas

Baby Acapulco's Stonelake Presents: Live Band Karaoke
Thursday, Jul 19 at Baby Acapulco Stonelake
Baby Acapulco's Stonelake presents Live Band Karaoke every Thursday from 7-10pm. Bands featured are Roberto Pulido on Thursday, July 19th and Braulio y Fuzzion on Friday, July 20th at Baby A's central location (290). Hadyn Vitera plays at Stonelake on Sunday July 22nd and The Crush plays at Stonelake on Friday July 27th. Don't miss out on all the fun at Baby A's. Family-owned and operated for over 30 years!

Baby Acapulco Stonelake
9505-B Stonelake Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78759-6532

Whalers EP Release Party with Tiger Waves
Friday, Jul 20 at Stubb's

Join Whalers as they celebrate the release of their new EP Bon Vivant at Stubb's indoors on Friday July 20th with Tiger Waves. Advance tickets available online. All advanced tickets will receive a free copy of Whalers brand new EP! Preview the first track of their new material and also download previous EPs for FREE online at

Stubb's BBQ
801 Red River
Austin, Texas 78701-3312

The Sour Notes Tour kickoff & 'Last Looks' Vinyl Release

Saturday, Jul 21 at Red 7

Join the The Sour Notes and friends this Saturday as they celebrate the release of their new vinyl album and kickoff their upcoming tour. There will be 14 bands and 2 stages of local & regional up and coming talent going on from 7pm-2am with photobooths and on-site t-shirt screenprinting of the event poster. More details and full lineup available on the Facebook event page.

Red 7
611 E. Seventh St.
Austin, Texas 78701-3304

Cinema East Summer Film Series Screening No. 4: Sun Don't Shine

Sunday, Jul 22 at Yellow Jacket Stadium

Cinema East 2012 presents a selection of 12 independent films to be screened outdoors at the track field lawn at Yellow Jacket Stadium. The films screen every other Sunday throughout the summer. The series will not only play host to a number of outstanding films, but also to food vendors, giveaways from local sponsors, a relaxed outdoor atmosphere, and more. Screenings are all-ages, bike-friendly and BYOB, and fully compatible with blankets or lawn chairs of all varieties! Join the fun every other Sunday until August 19. $3 Cover, BYOB, hot dogs & beer sold on-site! Film begins at dark (9pm). More details at or on the Facebook event page.

Yellow Jacket Stadium

Booze For Boobs Benefit Bull Ride & Johnnye's Soul Food Grand Opening!
Wednesday, Jul 25 at Beauty Ballroom

A night of fun, music, food, and booze all benefiting Breast Cancer Awareness and Research! Mechanical bull ride, drink specials, and complimentary snacks from Johnnye's East Texas Soul--a brand new food trailer set up in front of the Beauty Ballroom!
With Performances By: The Baker Family, One Hundred Flowers, Harvest Thieves, The Early Stages, Amor Negro and DJs Fine & Dandy. Ages 18 and up, doors at 8PM. Tickets only $7.00 in advance online, $10 at the door.

Beauty Ballroom
2015 E. Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas

Opiate - The Tool Experience

Thursday, Jul 26 at The Parish

Come see Tool tribute band Opiate perform live at The Parish and have the audio and visual experience that only Tool's music could deliver! Along with Opiate playing, there will be a video projection of Tool's artwork to go along with the show. Thursday, July 26th. $10 at the door, doors at 8:00, show at 9:00.
 Tickets available online.
The Parish
214 E. Sixth St.
Austin, Texas 78701-3626

Open Ears Concerts Presents Bill Chambers

Friday, Jul 27 at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

There's much more to Bill Chambers than just being Kasey's dad. The patriarch of the Chambers clan is considered by some to be Australia's premier alt-country guitarist. He can be a master of delicate picking on dobro or lap steel and a demon on slide. Along with producing albums for the likes of Catherine Britt, Audrey Auld, Bec Willis (co-produced with Kasey) and the Dead Ringer Band, Bill has still found time to write most of the songs on his albums - the ARIA nominated "Sleeping With The Blues," "Frozen Ground," and his most recent, "Drifting South."
Open Ears Concerts is a monthly non-profit series that presents established and emerging artists, mainly in acoustic genres such as folk, bluegrass, world, and jazz. Bring a dish to share in our potluck dinner/desserts and enjoy free fair-trade coffee in a family-friendly, peaceful, listener-oriented environment. Doors open and potluck begins at 6:30 pm. Mo McMorrow and Richard Bowden open the show at 7:30. All ages are welcome. $10 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away.
 St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
14311 Wells Port Dr.
Austin, Texas 78728-6826

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