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for Sun., May 20
  • A Jam for George!

    Celebrate the music of George Harrison on what would have been his 76th birthday. Featuring live performances by Acey Monaro and Ben Burdick of GO FEVER, Cara Tillman of Moving Panoramas, Paul Banks of P.T. Banks, Austin Lancaster of Blackboot Family Band, T.J. Masters of GUMA, Sam Rives of Jean Wranglers and a full band set from Burgess Meredith! Refreshments provided by Hops & Grain Brewery.
    Sun. Feb. 24, 2pm-6pm
    BLK Vinyl
  • 32nd Annual Old Settler's Music Festival

    Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit (acoustic) and Brandi Carlile headline Old Settler’s Music Festival. Bring the whole family to enjoy camping, jamming, youth activities, workshops, craft beer, gourmet food, and an art fair. Over 30 bands with Del McCoury, Shinyribs, Hayes Carll, Wild Child, Galactic, & more.
    Apr. 11-14  
    Tilmon, TX
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    Barton Hill Farms Backyard Bash

    Family activities, face-painting, and backyard games, all set to the tune of live country & bluegrass music.
    Saturdays & Sundays in May. $9.95 presale; $14.95 at the gate.  
  • Arts


    Cry It Out

    Molly Smith Metzler's new play provides an honest look at the absurdities of being home with a baby, the power of female friendship, the dilemma of going back to work, and the effect class has on parenthood in America. Directed by Lily Wolff for Theatre en Bloc, and featuring – wow, what a castLee Eddy, Christin Davis, Jenny Lavery, and Ben Wolfe. And here's what our reviewer thought of the show.
    Through May 20. All shows 8pm, different nights each week, see website for details. $15-70.  
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    Killer Girls

    Whoa, that American Berserk Theatre company, first bringing the world their dystopian blockbuster Subject to Control, then following it with For Time and Eternity (about that whole Joseph-Smith-and-the-Mormons thing), now presenting this pop horror revenge comedy – written and directed by Kaci Beeler – in which five female students on the Fruit Ninja Team of John Wilkes Booth University are invited to a tournament in #grabherbythepussy, Florida, and, ah, well, listen: Payback's a bitch. (A rabid, extremely bloodthirsty bitch, we might add.) Warning note: Gore effects, strobe lights, loud music, themes of high violence and sexual assault, possibly the lamentation of any MRA in the audience. Recommended? See what that Robert Faires has to say about it.
    Through May 27. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $20-25.  
    Hideout Studios, 2505 E. Sixth Ste. 3-C
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    Renegade Craft Austin

    Shop local and national vendors while enjoying food trucks, DJ sets, and craft cocktails at Fair Market.
    Sat.-Sun., May 19-20, 11am-6pm. Free.  
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    Shakespeare in the Park: The Merry Wives of Windsor

    Austin Shakespeare transforms the Zilker Hillside Theater into the world of a classic Fifties sitcom to embody this production of the Bard's Falstaff-festooned comedy, featuring a fine cast directed by Ann Ciccolella and Gwendolyn Kelso. Pro tip: Bring you a blanket and pick-a-nick, citizen!
    Through May 27. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. Free.
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    Austin Record Convention

    Vinyl is back! And so is the largest sale of recorded music in the U.S. More than 1 million records, cassettes, CDs, 8-track tapes, posters, and collectibles will be on hand from more than 300 dealers and collectors from across the globe. Die-hard record fans buy a VIP (early shopper) pass for $40 online or Sat., May 19, starting at 10am at the front box office.
    May 19-20. $5 (good for both days).
  • Food

    Food Events


    Five chefs, five pigs, five winemakers. Considering the chefs competing for top honors at this illustrious fête – the culinary virtuosi of Salt & Time, TRIO, L'Oca d'Oro, Foreign & Domestic, and Dai Due – one might be compelled to attend even if the whole afternoon celebrating heritage pork and its accoutrements wasn't replete with special tastings and promotions from so many similarly acclaimed eateries and wineries. Oh, but it is. And there's a Sommelier competition, too? Indeed. And – well, look for yourself, citizen, at the tasty Cochon555 extravagance that awaits you at the Four Seasons this Sunday.
    Sun., May 20, 4-7:30pm. $130-200.  
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    Get Tested: 2018 AIDS Candlelight Memorial Service

    n honor of those we’ve lost, ASA’s free and confidential testing van will be on 4th Street to get you tested! There will be no communal service this year, but community members are encouraged to remember, reflect, and spread the word.
    Sun., May 20, 5-9pm
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    It's All True

    Of course it's Co-Lab Projects (and Sean Ripple and Vault Fine Art Services) presenting this Object Collection spectacle, an "opera-in-suspension" that's based on the complete live archives of iconic underground band Fugazi. No, listen – this thing features none of the band's actual songs. Rather, the obsessive leap into 1500 hours of gig detritus uses only the incidental music, text, and sounds from that archive and offers it up with four voices/performers, four electric guitars/basses, and two drummers.
    May 18-20. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $22.  
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    Shakespeare on the Farm: A Midsummer Night's Dream

    En Route Productions presents Shakespeare's beloved comedy-among-the-fae under the stars above Rain Lily Farm for your delight. It may seem a fantastic mystery, but they'll help you get to the Bottom of it all! Note: Picnics, blankets, chairs, and kiddos are welcome – but please leave Fido at home. Bonus: Dripping Springs Vodka.
    Through May 20. Thu.-Mon., 7:30pm. Donations accepted.  
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    Texas Stars

    The Stars took game one of the Western Conference Finals and host the Rockford Icehogs for game two.
    Sun., May 20, 5pm
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    The L Word Trivia: Season 4

    You know the drill: who killed Jenny, why does Shane think vests are shirt, where did Tina's spine go, and more. Round one starts a 7pm.
    Sun., May 20, 6-9pm. $6.  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    The Peacemaker (2016)

    Doc Nights: Padraig O'Malley is an "amateur diplomat" traveling the world and practicing peacemaking based on methods of addiction recovery. Director James Demo will be in attendance for a Q&A after the May 20 screening.
    Sun., May 20, 6:00  
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    Civic Events

    Travis County Democratic Party Ice Cream Social

    Connect with your local (Democratic) officials and candidates over ice cream – eating it, making it, sharing it.
    Sun., May 20, 1-4pm. $10-15.  
    VFW Post 856, 406 E. Alpine
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    Typewriter Rodeo

    Yes, it's them, those relentless purveyors of improvised poetry based on your suggestions, tapped out on their gorgeous vintage typewriting machines while you watch. Jodi Egerton, David Frutcher, Sean Petrie, and Kari Anne Holt – with their new (their first) Typewriter Rodeo book! They've typed for Billy Collins and Tom Hanks and Sharon Stone, among thousands more – and, if she hadn't died centuries ago, they probably would've typed for Sappho, too. This evening, let them unleash the clatter of their canny keys for you.
    Sun., May 20, 6pm
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