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  • Up Around the Sun w/ Tim Kerr & Jerry Hagins, plus Ken Waldman

    Join Texas Music Hall of Fame inductee and artist Tim Kerr and his Up Around the Sun bandmate Jerry Hagins with "Alaska's Fiddling Poet" Ken Waldman for a Texas-sized evening of roots music, poetry, and art.
    Sat., Aug. 18, 8pm  
    Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center
  • POP Cats 2018

    Cat lovers, get ready to paw-ty! POP Cats, a two-day convention celebrating adorable felines, art, and pop culture, is making its Texas debut this summer at Austin’s Palmer Events Center.
    Sat.-Sun., Aug. 25-26  
    Palmer Events Center
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    Arts & Culture

    Carry Illinois EP Release Party

    Celebrate the release of Work in Progress – the latest EP from our queer indie-pop band Carry Illinois.
    Fri., May 25, 9:30pm. Free.  
  • Food

    Food Events

    Hot Luck

    The brainchild of barbecue maestro Aaron Franklin, Mohawk owner James Moody, and Feast Portland's Mike Thelin, this Austintatious gatherum of glory blends world-class culinary talent and live music into an extra-long, chef-driven weekend that celebrates fire, food, music, and camaraderie. "Come hungry, thirsty, and bring your dancin' boots." Boy howdy – they ain't kidding: See here for more!
    May 24-27. Prices and locations vary.  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    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
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Polly Mermaid: Apocalypse Wow!

    This bright spectacle from Glass Half Full Theatre bangs into existence with Indigo Rael as her alter ego Polly Mermaid, princess of the Pacific Garbage Patch, and Katy Taylor as Deborah Déguderè, the particle physicist who builds a tunnel through space and time. The show – a hero's journey with a feminine twist, a parable for the rights of all creatures big and small, a campy romp through particle theory – is replete with not-for-kiddies puppetry and an original score by Mother Falcon. Intrigued? Here's our full review of the show.
    Through June 9. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $15-35.  
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  • Arts

    Theatre

    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.
  • Music

    Ben Rodgers

    Fridays, 6pm
  • Music

  • Music

    Hot Luck presents Joshua Hedley, the Tender Things

    Joshua Hedley rolls retro as the renowned Nashville fiddler swings solo after last month’s Sixties-inspired debut Mr. Jukebox on Third Man Records.
    Fri., May 25, 9pm  
  • Music

    Hot Luck presents Paul Cauthen, Garrett T. Capps, Kathryn Legendre

    Paul Cauthen’s suave baritone slicks up next month’s Have Mercy EP, follow-up to stellar 2015 debut My Gospel, on which the tall Texan unloaded his best Johnny Cash. San Antone’s Garrett T. Capps cracks hard hipster honky-tonk first.
    Fri., May 25, 8pm  
  • Music

    Hot Luck presents Twin Peaks, Smiile

    Chicago garage punks collect Sweet ’17 Singles.
    Fri., May 25, 8pm  
  • Music

    Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul

    E Street consigliere Steven Van Zandt last appeared with Bruce Springsteen locally at SXSW 2012, then celebrated Ian McLagan at the Austin Music Awards three years later. The guitarist, 67, now returns with his Eighties vehicle Disciples of Soul behind his first solo LP in almost 20 years, Soulfire, all eras of his day job rolled into one. The Sopranos’ Silvio Dante and Lilyhammer’s Frank Tagliano doubles the tour as a stump opportunity for TeachRock, Van Zandt’s middle and high school curriculum in music.: “Yeah, yeah,” he says in his iconic Jersey twang. “We’re doing great with it, too. Keep in mind I’ve been working on this for 10 years, but we’ve only gone public in the last year. I outlined 200 lessons, which is basically the entire history of music, going back to the early 20th century.: “We base lesson plans on documentaries, using footage from them and basically turning it into a lesson plan. We did that with The Beatles, partnering with the Ron Howard movie. We partnered with Dave Grohl for the Sonic Highways HBO special. We partnered with Tom Petty for the Elvis Presley thing, which is great, and Rumble, you know, Native Americans Who Rocked the World.: “This is our way of showing our gratitude to the teachers, who are right now under siege across our whole country. We wanted to show solidarity, so we’re inviting them to come to the soundcheck. Come to a workshop, which my foundation people will hold, and see how the lesson plans work. Then they can come to the show for free.: “We have like 200 tickets per show put aside for teachers. They can bring their friends, their mates, their children, their students, whatever. It makes sense because my show right now is kind of a history of rock & roll. The Soulfire album touches upon all the sub-genres.”
    Fri., May 25, 8pm  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Lucky Stiff

    Here's that musical comedy by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, in which an unassuming English shoe salesman inherits $6 million from an American uncle. But there's a catch: He has to take a vacation to Monte Carlo with his uncle’s embalmed body and convince folks that the man’s still alive. Michael McKelvey directs, and the cast is scary good.
    Through June 24. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $17-40.  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Run Lola Run (1998)

    Lates: After her small-time gangster boyfriend (Bleibtreu) loses a big bagful of money, Lola (Potente) begins a mad dash across town to save her doomed lover in the requisite 20 minutes. Lola poses the question of how characters' fates might differ if events were to occur in a slightly different sequence.
    Fri., May 25, 10:00  
  • Music

    Sa-Roc

    Atlanta MC Sa-Roc delivers Talib Kweli bars with Erykah Badu style. Second female rapper to sign with Minneapolis juggernaut Rhymesayers, Assata Perkins is now 12 albums and EPs in. Latest single “Forever” teases a new album with scorched storytelling and minimalist production.
    Fri., May 25, 9pm  
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    Nightlife & Parties

    Sex Talk: A Drag/Talk Show!

    Honey St. Claire and Louisianna Purchase are talking about sex, baby. Performances and comedy abound at this sex-poz show.
    Fri., May 25, 9-11pm. Free.  
  • Music

    Skatenigs

    Thirty years have passed since Phil Owen convened his skate metal industrial punkcore hybrid, eventually joining the Ministry axis via the infamous Mentors/Revolting Cocks tour. Attempted celebration at SXSW 2018-concurrent debacle Heart of Texas RockFest makes good here with Die Krupps/Thrill Kill Kult drummer Bradley Bills, Big Boys/Poison 13 hero Chris Gates, and Choreboy and RevCo baubles. Free!
    Fri., May 25, 8pm
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    Community

    So You Think You Can Talk

    Carina Magyar, Melody Shifflet, Ky Krebs, and more are pulling audience members onstage for a one-on-one to make faces flush. Unpredictable comedy and the most interesting pair will take home gifts aplenty.
    Fri., May 25, 8-9pm  
  • Music

    Tyr, Orphaned Land, Ghost Ship Octavius, Aeternam

    Faroese and Israeli folk metal.
    Fri., May 25, 7pm  
  • Community

    Civic Events

    YMCA Monthly Dialogue: Toxic Masculinity – The Aftermath

    A dialogue on the proliferation of toxic masculinity and its effects in society. Bring your lunch and join the conversation.
    Fri., May 25, noon-1:30pm. Free.  
    YMCA of Greater Ausitn, 2015 S. I-35 #110
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  • Community

    Civic Events

    2018 Campaign Bootcamp

    A three-day, nonpartisan training to network and gain skills from some of the nation's top campaign professionals. Hands-on workshops cover campaign management, fundraising, digital communications, polling, and mock campaign teams give attendees firsthand experience.
    Fri.-Sun., May 25-May 27; noon-6pm daily. $75.  
    Belo Center for New Media Auditorium, 300 W. Dean Keeton
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    A League of Their Own (1992)

    Friday Night Flix: Fun and modern feminism is seen through this story set amid the short-lived women's baseball league. Come early and/or stay late for food & drink specials and live music at the Water Trough Bar.
    Fri., May 25, 8:00. Free.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    A Picture-Perfect Photo Op

    Oh, look! A 200-plus frame installation from HomeGoods captures different snapshots of Austin’s city skyline and invites a frenzy of selfies on the Long Center's lovely lawn.
    Through May 25. Free.
  • Community

    Events

    A Toast to Tequila

    Enjoy food and drinks while Bat Conservation International tells you about their tequila interchange project. All proceeds go toward their mission of conserving the world’s bats and their ecosystems.
    Fri., May 25, 6:30-8:30pm. $20.  
  • Arts

    Comedy

    Ahmed Bharoocha

    Half Irish Catholic, half Pakistani-Indian-Burmese-Muslim, and alllllll comedian, this comic-in-residence at Boston's Comedy Studio brings his Conan-honed style to Austin this weekend.
    May 23-26. Wed.-Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 7:30 & 10pm. $12-23.  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    All My Sons

    This is Arthur Miller's award-winning family drama about one man's search for the American dream – and the ultimate destruction in his pursuit. Directed by Tracy Arnold for City Theatre.
    Through June 3. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $15-25.  
  • Music

    Amber Lucille

    Fri., May 25, 7:30pm
  • Arts

    Books

    Anne Keene: The Cloudbuster Nine

    The author presents her new sports book about Ted Williams and the baseball team that helped win World War II.
    Fri., May 25, 7pm
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    Community

    Apply Now: Queer Youth Media Project

    Calling all queer youth – aGLIFF and Austin School of Film are taking applications for two Queer Youth Media Projects this summer! Documentary Filmmaking: June 11 - 15; Narrative Filmmaking June 18 - 22. Students will delve into all aspects of filmmaking from creative to technical. Final projects will screen in September at aGLIFF's film fest. And is absolutely free! For all queer and allied youth!
    Applications due Fri., May 25, 2018. Free.  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Auditions: There and Back

    Ground Floor Theatre is casting a new play by Raul Garza, and they're looking for, among other roles, someone to portray a personification of a Virgen de Guadalupe candle(!) See website for details; email for appointment.
    Sat., May 26, 10am-2pm
  • Community

    Sports

    Austin Elite Rugby

    Vs. San Diego Legion.
    Fri., May 25, 8pm. $15-50.  

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