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  • 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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  • Music

    Night Glitter, Opin, Kingdom of Suicide Lovers, Quin & Annecy

    Backlit by dazzling psychedelia, synth-pop quartet Night Glitter fuses Thievery Corporation siren LouLou Ghelichkhani and Roky Erickson backer John Michael Schoepf. The locals debuted silky extraterrestrialism on recent Hangin’ on a Dream. Shortened to KOSL, Kingdom of Suicide Lovers re-emerged with crinkly post-punk on 2017’s Kosmos. Locals Quin and Annecy Galavis join in with gritty, ever-evolving songs, and electronic pop impressionists Opin visit from Richmond, Va.
    Wed., Aug. 8, 9pm
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    • Film

      Special Screenings

      2018 Sundance Shorts (2018)

      Best of the Fests: The best short films of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, specially curated by the festival for audiences nationwide.
      Wed., Aug. 8, 3:30  
    • Community

      Events

      AAC Summer Camp for Shelter Dogs

      The Austin Animal Center needs foster parents for its summer camp program to give dogs a break from the shelter life. You don't have to have foster experience, but they do ask that you sign on for two weeks.
      Pickup is open Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 11am-7pm. Free.  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      AARC: Duality and Dokdo, Lone Island

      The Asian American Resource Center presents an exhibition featuring works from artists Dan Pham, Lauren Chai, and Matthew Koshmrl.
      Through Sept. 23
    • Arts

      Dance

      ACC Dance Classes

      The Dance Department of Austin Community College offers classes in modern, jazz, ballet, and improvisation techniques, with student work produced twice a year in the Choreographers' Showcase. Teachers include Ellen Bartel, Jessica Cox, Kathy Dunn Hamrick, Roxanne Gage, Darla Johnson, Sunny Shen, Catherine Solaas and Melissa Watt. Note: Classes can be taken for credit and applied toward your degree.
      Prices vary, scholarships available.  
    • Community

      Events

      ACC San Gabriel Campus Block Party

      The ACC San Gabriel Campus invites you to a block party. Explore the new Austin Community College campus in Leander and get help with enrollment steps and registering for classes!
      Wed., Aug. 8, 10am-3pm. Free.  
      ACC San Gabriel Campus, 449 San Gabriel Campus Dr., Leander
    • Arts

      Dance

      Auditions: Austin City Ballet Nutcracker

      Professional, soloist, demi-soloist auditions. Here are a variety of opportunities for a variety of ages from 7-10, 11-12, and 13 and up. See website for details.
      Tue., Aug. 28, 11:30am-3:15pm. $20.
      10401 Anderson Mill #113
    • Community

      Events

      August Salon at Wildfire Restaurant

      Imam Rizwan Khan will speak on The Quran. Imam Khan serves as a Missionary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the oldest Muslim organization in the United States (since 1920).
      Wed., Aug. 8, 6:30pm
    • Community

      Events

      Austin 60 Strong Calendar Contest

      Do you know someone who is still rockin' it at or after 60? Connected Senior Care Advantage is searching for a dozen inspirational adults ages 60-69 that are "healthy in mind and body and are contributing to Austin in some way." The winners will be selected by a panel of celebrity judges and included in a calendar photo shoot.
      Through Aug. 15  
      Austin
    • Community

      Sports

      Austin Bold FC

      The city's newly minted United Soccer League team will be hosting games at COTA starting in March 2019. Season passes are now available.
      $189 for 20-game season pass.  
    • Community

      Out of Town

      “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit”

      Seventy years after the luxury liner sank in the Atlantic more than 150 items from the wreck were brought up from the ocean floor and brought together for this fascinating show. Timed tickets are required.
      June 2-Jan. 5
      Mayborn Museum, Waco
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Big Medium: Hyper School

      This is a five-person exhibition, featuring artists Denise Burge (OH), Jessica Cannon (NY), Michael Henderson (TX), Jessica Simorte (TX), and Sean Sullivan (NY). The show, curated by Max Manning, highlights work by artists making strong contributions to the fields of painting and drawing and "sheds light on a shared aesthetic that crosses generational, geographical, and social boundaries."
      Through Aug. 18
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

      Flashback Cinema: Carpenter's jokey adventure tale stars Russell as a truck driver who becomes involved in a battle between good and evil in San Francisco's Chinatown.
      Wed., Aug. 8, 12:00, 7:00  
    • Community

      Civic Events

      BizAid Business Orientation

      A how-to on opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during growth.
      Wed., Aug. 8, 9-10:30am. Free.  
      PeopleFund, 2921 E. 17th
    • Community

      Civic Events

      BizAid Business Orientation For Creatives

      An info session focusing on the business needs of artists-run operations.
      Wed., Aug. 8, 3-4:30pm. Free.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Black Panther (2018)

      Weeknight Cinema: Marvel Madness: High drama and high action as Marvel gives Wakanda life.
      Wed., Aug. 8, 6:30. Free.  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Blackfeather Vintage Works: Darkest Before Dawn

      Here's the inauguration of Jessica Nieri's new vintage shop and art gallery next-door to Dimension Gallery, now with Flip Solomon's darkling creations in a variety of manifestations, featured among the stores of ephemera and covetable objects.

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