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for Wed., Sept. 20
  • Austin Ice Cream Festival

    Scoop up Austin’s coolest summer event and enjoy frozen treat samples, crazy contests, fun, and games! After dark the park opens again with live music, sweet & savory samples, frosty cocktails, and fun!
    Sat., June 23, 10am-3pm & 6-10pm  
    Fiesta Gardens
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  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Honky Tonk Heaven: The Legend of the Broken Spoke (2016)

    Entertaining doc on the Austin institution.
    Wed., Sept. 20, 4:10  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Suspiria (1977)

    Newly Restored: Heavy on atmosphere – the color palette is luridly beautiful and the freaky-deaky Goblins score will nail you to the wall. This is a new 4K restoration.
    Wed., Sept. 20, 8:45  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Conan the Barbarian (1982)

    Master Pancake: This annual event includes a fantasy costume contest host by the Sound on Sound Music Festival where the winner gets free tickets to the fest. Oh, and Austin favorite movie mockers will be skewering Ahnold (as well as key plays at this very publication). The film is free, but seating is limited, so arrive early to secure your seat. RSVP at the link.
    Wed., Sept. 20, 7:00  
  • Music

    Depeche Mode

    UK electro pioneers dropped 14th studio LP Spirit in March.
    Wed., Sept. 20  
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  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Frágil Equilibrio (2016)

    CineNoche: Spanning from Africa and Spain, to Japan, this socio-economic doc are tied together by the words of the former President of Uruguay, José “Pepe” Mujica. Winner of the Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 2017 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival.
    Wed., Sept. 20, 7:00  
  • Music

    Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires, The Midgetmen, Xetas

    Rolling Stone described Bains’ 2014 Sub Pop release Dereconstructed as resembling “Flannery O’Connor [giving] up fiction for a Coors and a Gibson SG.” That’s to say these Alabamans brew a politically charged, garage-basic hard rock marinated in Steve Cropper’s Memphis soul guitar science with a literary bent betraying no sentimentality. Brand-new LP Youth Detention for NYC punk imprint Don Giovanni Records is as furiously bitter and hard-driving as ever. Midgetmen and Xetas, two of Austin’s more nonstandard punk acts, open.
    Wed., Sept. 20, 9pm
  • Arts

    Books

    Poetry on the Plaza

    In which the Harry Ransom Center presents Anna Wright of Actors from the London Stage reading from the work of contemporary British poets.
    Wed., Sept. 20, noon. Free.
  • Music

    Steve Winwood

    Birmingham organ/vox legend, 69, offers Greatest Hits Live.
    Wed., Sept. 20, 8pm  
  • Music

    Tenacious D

    Wayne and Garth, Bill and Ted, Beavis & Butthead; Nineties hesher culture produced several comedy duos of note. And yet, only guitarist Kyle Gass and singer Jack Black turned schtick into an actual musical act. Plying acoustic metal bordering on dubiously autobiographical mini rock operas about loser metalhead culture only added substance to the act.
    Wed., Sept. 20, 7pm  
  • Music

    Tom Russell

    Last year’s Gunpowder Sunsets anthology only heightened anticipation for new originals from Southwest balladeer Tom Russell. Folk Hotel continues to distinguish what makes the 70-year-old Santa Fe resident a master songwriter: fascinating characters, quirky details, and sophisticated narrative structure. Russell’s 28th studio album, featuring contributions from locals Eliza Gilkyson and Augie Meyers, lovingly details his Texas exit via “Leaving El Paso.”
    Wed., Sept. 20, 8pm  
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