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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
  • 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
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    Cool Summer Nights: Music Night

    One of the current exhibits celebrates the history of Austin City Limits. Cool Summer Nights is for exploring the museum in a more social atmosphere. Pick up a ukulele and experiment, experience contemporary opera, or try your hand at songwriting.
    Fri., Aug. 10, 6-9pm. Free.
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      Visual Arts

      Dimension Gallery: Infinity X Loop

      Damn it, Dimension Gallery, can't you just let yourself be pigeonholed? But, no – and we blame Colin McIntyre's Resonant Lung for encouraging this sort of thing – you've got to offer up an intriguing wonderment that's partly a visual arts event and partly an experimental musical gig, as Portland's Randall "Amulets" Taylor surgically modifies cassettes to craft self-contained repeating units with configurations for longer loops, literally running the tape out of the housing and through the gallery space. "The loops surround the viewer with the magnetic tape itself in a ceaseless circuit, creating a sonic tapestry that stretches and degrades toward infinity." Recommended.
      Through Aug. 14
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      Comedy

      It's … Hideoutrageous!

      There's a stage upstairs, there's a stage downstairs, there's coffee all over the place and all sorts of shows and classes here. This Thursday brings you a Threefer and a Free Fringe of improv. Friday's got the internationally stocked Summer Intensive Showcase, the all-star action of Big Bash, the TheatreDome raging all shiny and chrome, and the return of Parallelogramophonograph. Then, on Saturday night, after The Well-Made Play, that Big Gay Musical returns to explode for a fabulous month's run on the upstairs stage. And, oh, don't miss the competitive improv donnybrook of Maestro! See website for more.
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      Round Rock Express

      Vs. Omaha. Aug. 9 is Augtoberfest; Aug. 10 is Aggie Night, with a portion of proceeds going to the Williamson County A&M Club for scholarships; Bob Schneider will perform after the game on Aug. 11; and Aug 12 is H-E-B Kids Day: Kids 12 and under will receive a limited edition Round Rock Express backpack (while supplies last).
      Thu.-Sun., Aug. 9-12. $7-16.  
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      Andy Pickett, Mamalarky, HYAH

      Psychedelia goes to church. Forming here as a rock trio in middle school, Mamalarky’s since broken into the L.A. indie scene with 2018 EP Fundamental Thrive Hive, a colorful soundscape textured in jazz piano, blues drums, and psych-pop melodies.
      Fri., Aug. 10, 9pm
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      ATLiens, Eliminate

      Masked electro from the ATL.
      Fri., Aug. 10, 10pm
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      Visual Arts

      Bale Creek Allen Gallery: The Onlookers

      Here's a show of new work – sculpture, drawings, and paintings – by that Austin-based Renaissance man Bob Schneider.
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      Comedy

      Beth Stelling

      Damn, what hasn't this very funny woman done? Rocking the stand-up mic on Comedy Central, cracking up Jimmy Kimmel and Conan O'Brien, slaying at the festivals and winning competitions like they were going outta smile, writing for HBO and MTV and more, and – yeah, the Chicago native's Cap City show is definitely a must-see gig this weekend.
      Aug. 8-11. Wed.-Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 7:30 & 10pm. $12-23.  
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      College Blowout Party

      This frat party benefits a backyard production of Desdemona: a play about a handkerchief running for two nights at the end of the month. They're pulling out all the stops with beer pong, a rave dance party, video game room, and "frat-tastic backyard games" – you're also welcome to dunk your bad self in a kiddie pool filled with Lone Star.
      Fri., Aug. 10, 9pm. $10-25.  
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      Davis Gallery: Reflector

      This is something to see, all right, as the gallery walls are filled with work by artists tasked with capturing either their whole self or an aspect of self. And most of the artists have have depicted themselves via abstractions and symbolic representations. Note that Randall Reid, Jan Heaton, John Sager, Chun Hui Pak, and Caprice Pierucci are only some of the artists represented in this group show, and we reckon you'll be right there with us, viewing the array of wonders on display.
      Through Sept. 8
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      Dead Horse, Force Fed, Protest, Omega Wolf, Worm Suicide

      Last round-up for veteran Lone Star threshing machine.
      Fri., Aug. 10, 9pm
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      Theatre

      Echo of a Refugee … Me?

      This world premiere stagework from Zell Miller III combines more than 160 interviews from the past seven years to create composite characters illuminating the issues of gentrification, police brutality, poor education systems, unaffordable housing, and the quality of life for people of color and people who can’t afford to live in Austin's city limits. Bonus: The spoken-word maestro will be accompanied by Thomas Wheeler on drums and Sir-Charles on bass. Email for reservations.
      Through Aug. 11. Fri.-Sat., 8pm. $10-30.
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      Glow: Official Austin Pride Men's Party

      Looking for the boyz club? Head to the Fourth Street strip for a glowing good time. The dudes will be bouncing from Rain to Sellers and back again. Light-up body paint and glow sticks provided. Dress appropriately.
      Fri., Aug. 10, 10pm  
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      grayDUCK Gallery: Crit Group 2018

      The Contemporary Austin and grayDUCK Gallery present new work by eight artists who participated in the museum's Crit Group – a program combining group critique with professional development. For viewers, this means an array of sculpture, photography, painting, drawing, collage, installation, and ceramics by Adrian Aguilera, Christa Blackwood, Christine Garvey, Ron Geibel, Jenn Hassin, Landon O'Brien, Dawn Okoro, and Rachel Wolfson Smith.
      Through Sept. 2
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      Jesse Marchant, Daphne tunes

      NYC-via-Montreal troubadour Jesse Marchant ditched his JBM stage name for a self-titled 2014 release, revitalizing distinctly tranquil folk-rock. The singer’s fourth album, Illusion of Love, drapes his weathered baritone over atmospheric synth for pensive, lovelorn output. Former Growl frontman Santiago Dietche opens under indie-pop moniker Daphne Tunes, adorned by his band’s mellow, upbeat backing. Latest “Turn” offers a comfortingly warm, guitar-led slow dance.
      Fri., Aug. 10, 9pm
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      Kokefest w/ Aaron Watson, Mark Chesnutt, Mike Ryan

      KOKE-FM remains the soundtrack to Austin’s progressive country movement of the Seventies, so when the frequency resurrected in 2012, it spliced a decidedly Texas ethos into country radio. Now, KOKE Fest trends behind Lone Star heavy hitters, including resurgent Underdog Aaron Watson and Nineties hitmaker Mark Chesnutt on Friday. Whiskey Myers and a host of rising Texas country kickers round out the weekend.
      Fri., Aug. 10
      Hutto Park on Brushy Creek
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      Pink Elephant Radio + Austin Black Pride Present Drip Drop 2

      If you're looking to break a sweat in a room full of QPOC then look no further. ABP is joining forces with Austin Pride for a hotter than hot dance party complete with twerk contests, go-go dancers, and killer DJs providing the tunes. 18 and up welcome.
      Fri., Aug. 10, 9:30pm-2am. $5-20.  
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      Pride 2018: Planned Parenthood After Dark

      What do Beatrix Lestrange, DJ GirlFriend, and Drag Out HIV all have in common? Well, they're all working to make this year's PPAD extra rad and extra queer to kick off Pride weekend here in Austin. Ticket proceeds go to Planned Parenthood Texas Votes.
      Fri., Aug. 10, 9pm. $25.  
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      Sigala

      Standing behind a cluster of filters and knobs, Bruce Fielder preps his forthcoming Brighter Days, 16 tracks referencing euphoric house, vamped funk shuffles, and syncopated dancehall. The UK producer’s debut brims with native chart toppers and Gold-certified cuts, including the Nile Rodgers-assisted “Give Me Your Love,” house throwback “Sweet Lovin’,” Jackson 5 sampler “Easy Love,” and Mariah Carey mash-up “Say You Do.”
      Fri., Aug. 10, 9pm
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      Ski Mask the Slump God, Bandhunta Izzy, Danny Towers

      Trying to rap along to Stokeley Goulbourne is a fool’s errand. Some of the sharpest, most elastic flow in hip-hop, the 22-year-old South Florida MC fits more syllables into one measure than most can manage in a bar. Where his peers jumble rhymes over distorted trap beats, XXL’s Hip-Hop Freshman Class 2018 member conducts a refreshing emphasis in word play, carrying the torch of lyrical luminaries before from Eminem to Busta Rhymes.
      Fri., Aug. 10, 8pm
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      Visual Arts

      SprATX: Summer Bash

      Those mighty movers and shakers of the street art scene are throwing their third annual summertime shindig tonight, with all sorts of fun going on – live art, music from ChappieFunk, a new apparel line revealed, refreshing adult beverages flowing like a river of liquid fuckyeah, photobooth, silent auction, you get the idea. And, hey, citizen – it's not just a good ol' time, it's also free.
      Fri., Aug. 10, 6-10pm. Free.
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      The Mask You Live In (2015)

      A documentary by the Representation Project exploring the effects of "narrowly defined masculinity" on American boys and teens.
      Fri., Aug. 10, 6:30. Free.  
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      Theatre

      There and Back

      He's brought us Confessions of a Mexpatriate, among other powerful works of theatre, and now look: Austin playwright Raul Garza's newest is about the current immigration crisis – illuminating the fraught history between the U.S. government and Mexicans seeking that “shining city upon a hill.” Starring Karina Dominguez as Gloria and Giselle Marie-Muñoz as the Virgen de Guadalupe. Aaaaaand: Mical Trejo! Directed by Patti Neff-Tiven for Ground Floor Theatre.
      Through Aug. 25. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. Pay what you wish.  
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      Comedy

      These Smokey Eyes Can't Lie

      Of course the Institution Theater – the fine venue of comedy improv that it is, yes, even postmove – is still truckin' along with occasional showcases and a full slate of classes. In fact, "what would happen if Sarah Huckabee Sanders turned one of her infamous White House Press Conferences into a one-woman show with intimate stories that show us how a sweet little girl from Arkansas can turn into Miss Fake Spews?" Find out now, as this popular spectacle returns, with Tom Booker in full drag as the mendacious Ms. Sanders: singing, dancing, passing along all the lies and obtuse braggadocio required when you're the press secretary for a puling infant lately elected leader of the free world. See website for more!
      Through Aug. 31. Fri.-Sat., 8pm. $12 (or use the coupon code TellMeLies to get half-price tickets).  
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      Theatre

      Wit

      Austin Scottish Rite Theater teams up with the Final Acts Project to present Margaret Edson’s acclaimed dramedy, here directed by Susan Gayle Todd. Taking the role of both narrator and player in her own tragedy, the main character (played here by Kristin Fern Johnson) shifts from present to past as she navigates stage four ovarian cancer diagnosis and high-dosage experimental chemotherapy, revealing the journey with self-conviction, humility, and grace.
      Through Aug. 25. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm. $15-25.  
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      Year of the Womxn: Official Womxn's Party Austin Pride 2018

      Lesbutante and the Boss are going big for Pride 2018. Join 'em for a party bent on celebrating all LGBTQ and queer women. They're turning a Downtown parking lot into a helluva dance party with Chulita Vinyl Club, Citizen Jane, GiiQ, and more.
      Fri., Aug. 10, 8pm-1am. $19-87.  
      Fourth & Congress
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      (un) Documents

      The Vortex presents the debut of this new play written and performed by Jesus I. Valles, bringing to staged life the writer's "journeys across both sides of a river with two names, moving between languages to find his place as a son, a lover, a teacher, and a brother in a nation that demands sacrifice at the altar of citizenship." Directed by Rudy Ramirez. Note: This show is a harbinger for the upcoming FUTURX festival of new and avant-garde Latinx performance.
      Fri.-Sun., Aug. 10-12, 8pm. $15-35.  
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      Theatre

      A Real Boy

      This satiric play by Stephen Kaplan tells the story of two marionettes with a human child who starts growing strings of his own. Can his kindergarten teacher save him? Directed by Chelsea Beth for Last Act Theatre Company.
      Through Aug. 25. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $12-25.  
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      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.  

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