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for Fri., Feb. 21
  • Texas Independence Day Celebration

    Help honor the 184th anniversary of Texas Independence with this annual two-day free celebration featuring live music, food, traditional crafts, living history presentations, firing demonstrations, historical encampments and commemorative programs. Complete details and schedule are available online.
    Feb. 29-Mar. 1  
    Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
  • Wastin' Away National Margarita Day Celebration

    High 5 and The Austin Chronicle are hosting a party on National Margarita Day at High 5's Anderson Lane location, featuring the Texas Tide Jimmy Buffett tribute band, a shrimp boil, give aways, and of course delicious MARGARITAS!
    Sat. Feb 22, 2pm-7pm  
    High 5
  • Music

    Mary Wilson (9:30, 7:00)

    Founder and longest-running member of Motown flagship the Supremes, Mississippi-born Mary Wilson, 75, embodies the post-war migration of Southern blacks into urban centers of industry like Detroit. When she helped christen the LBJ Library’s anniversary exhibit on the Motor City imprint last year, Wilson’s regal charisma and girlish showbiz smarts dazzled without ever singing a note of Supremes No. 1s including “Where Did Our Love Go,” “Baby Love,” and “You Can’t Hurry Love.”
    Fri., Feb. 21  
    • Arts


      A'lante Flamenco: Procession

      A’lante Flamenco gives you a chance to connect with your fellow humans, singing, chanting, and marching along with the dancers and musicians as they take you on a sensory experience that goes beyond flamenco, evoking Semana Santa in Sevilla, the Arabic culture of Granada, and the universal appeal of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. (Or, yes, you can also just sit back and take in the spectacle.) Bonus: Guest artists Julie Slim Nassif and Oliver Steck.
      Through Feb. 23. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 4pm. $22.  
    • Community


      Barbara Jordan Exhibition

      The Barbara Jordan Freedom Foundation displays an interactive exhibit of the politician, policymaker, and activist's life.
      Through Feb. 22. Free.
      Texas Capitol Rotunda, 1100 Congress
    • Community

      Civic Events

      Early Voting

      Cast your ballot for the 2020 joint primaries early. Sites throughout the city and county will open polling places. Need help deciding who to vote for and learning the issues? Check out austinchronicle.com/elections for our ongoing coverage.
      Feb. 18-28
      Anywhere you see "Vote Here"
    • Qmmunity

      Arts & Culture

      OUTsider Fest: NASTY Fruits

      Austin’s transmedia fest celebrating LGBTQIA+ boundary-pushers returns, with this year’s Legacy Award posthumously honoring Chavela Vargas – featuring a performance by Dorian Wood, with guests Michael Corwin & Mariachi las Coronelas. The lineup includes work by Christeene, Kay Turner, and Yuliya Lanina, among other queerdos. See full schedule online.
      Wed.-Sun., Feb. 19-23. Badges, $99; students & youth, $25.  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      1815 Gallery: In Love and Tech

      This group show, which inaugurates the 1815 Gallery on Rosewood, is "an exploration of human interaction in the digital age."
      Through Feb. 28
      1815 Rosewood
    • Arts



      This new play by Audrey Cephaly is a darkly comic drama about love, art, and the power of healing. Listen: "After a tornado barrels through North Alabama leaving nothing but death and destruction, only June and her wisecracking pet goat Weezy live to tell the tale." Directed by Rudy Ramirez for Shrewd Productions, starring Lizzie Beckham, Shannon Grounds, Jennifer Jennings, and (the legendary) Jennie Underwood.
      Through March 7. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $15-30.  
    • Arts


      Arden of Faversham

      Hidden Room Theatre presents the lamentable and true tale of Master Arden, his wicked wife, her insatiable lover, and the bumbling ruffians the illicit pair hire to kill him. No one's sure if Shakespeare (or Kyd? or Marlowe?) had a hand in writing the script back in the day, but we know that the show is here directed by Beth Burns and embodied by a fine and vigorous cast.
      Through March 1. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $18-37.  
    • Arts


      Cider House Rulz

      "Every first and third Friday of the month, enjoy a comedy variety show featuring stand-up and a bunch of things that aren’t stand-up, too!" And this night is the gig's Two-Year Funniversary Spectacularium, as hosted by Ron Lechler and Katherine Hutchins.
      Fri., Feb. 21, 8pm. Free.
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Fancy Fancy Studios: Audiobiography

      Swing by this Eastside venue for a post-apocalyptic cup of coffee (!?) and a self-guided tour through "a surreal house of memory, grief, and floating bubbles" as author and multimedia artist Jamaica Cole presents her first book, The Endlessly Forking Snake Tongue, in audio and installation form. Local, lovely, and recommended.
      Feb. 21-23. Fri., 7-10pm; Sat., noon-10pm; Sun., noon-7pm
    • Music

      No Idea Festival day two

      Now 17, Chris Cogburn’s No Idea Festival remains the premier local gathering for the sonic avant-garde. In agreement are Japanese sonic explorers Takahiro Kawaguchi and Makoto Oshiro, who employ altered everyday objects in making the mundane sound ethereal. More overtly musical, jazz violist Mat Maneri joins drummer Randy Peterson, Norwegian accordionist Kalle Moberg, and local bass ace Ingebrigt Håker Flaten. German saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock, Mexican double bassist Juan García, locals Jonathan Horne (guitar) and Bob Hoffnar (pedal steel) and more travel to the fringes as well. www.noideafestival.com.
      Fri., Feb. 21, 8pm  
    • Music

      Om, Wovenhand [outside]

      In November, doom astronauts Sleep beamed down a transmission, “Sched 01.01.CE02020 Prep Hypersleep Facil for Indef Duration,” obviously implying a hiatus. That made room for Al Cisneros’ metaphysical pilgrims Om to tour bass-heavy drone meditations. A double-stuffed bill pairs them retribution primitives Wovenhand, led by roots exorcist David Eugene Edwards.
      Fri., Feb. 21, 8pm  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      QuiltCon 2020

      The world's premier modern quilting event returns to Austin with nearly 600 quilts on display, including the works of Victoria Findlay Wolfe and the Amish of Lancaster County, PA. Demos, merchandise, and much quilty camaraderie all around!
      Feb. 20-23. Thu.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 10am-4pm. $12.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Rejected (2000)

      Special Event: Twenty years after Don Hertzfeldt ("World of Tomorrow") burst onto the scene with "Rejected," he presents the film and talks at length about its impact on culture and his subsequent work, also featured at this screening.
      Fri., Feb. 21, 9pm  
    • Music

      Rick Maguire, Caroline Says, Alex Peterson

      Self-releasing solo act in late-Aughts Boston, Rick Maguire’s Pile changed lineups and relocated to Nashville, releasing and reissuing albums for Brooklyn’s Exploding in Sound imprint as recently as 2019’s dissonant grunge-punk platter Green & Gray. Maguire goes it alone here, with support from locals Caroline Says and Alex Peterson.
      Fri., Feb. 21, 9pm  
    • Music

      Scarface w/ live band, Peterson Brothers, Blakchyl, DJ Kurupt

      Geto Boys MC Brad Terrence Jordan in da house (of blues).
      Fri., Feb. 21, 9pm  
    • Arts


      Single Black Female

      This is the premiere of Lisa B. Thompson's two-woman show of rapid-fire comic vignettes exploring the lives of thirty-something middle-class African American women in urban America as they search for love, clothes, and dignity in a world that fails to recognize them among a parade of stereotypes. Directed by Matrex Kilgore for Ground Floor Theatre, starring Michelle Alexander and Valoneecia Tolbert in multiple roles.
      Through Feb. 29. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $5-40.  
    • Music

      The Aggrolites, Los Kurados, Kung Fu Sound System

      L.A. ragga ska since 2002.
      Fri., Feb. 21, 9pm  
    • Qmmunity

      Nightlife & Parties

      ToyBOX: Denim Daddy Dreamz

      Papi Churro and Chique Fil-Atio are bringing their daddy zaddy denim dreamz to life with performances by Luna Knight, the Great Tex, Arcie Cola, and Mad Max Morrison.
      Fri., Feb. 21, 8pm. $5-7.  
      Scissor Sisters Hair Show, 6535 N. Lamar
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