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  • Black Friday: Free Day of Yoga at Yoga Yoga

    Give yourself a break from the hustle and bustle of this Thanksgiving weekend. Bring your family and friends - or just yourself - and enjoy free classes at all 4 of our studios. This is a great opportunity to try that new yoga style you've been meaning to check out. Choose from Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Restorative, Hatha, and More! Take one class or as many as you'd like!
    Fri., Nov. 23  
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    • Food

      Food Events

      Austin Restaurant Weeks

      Say, citizen, what's annual and tasty AF and supports our local communities? For one thing, this two-week-long dining extravaganza that features specially priced lunches, dinners, cocktails, and beers at restaurants and bars throughout the Austin area – with a portion of every meal donated to the Central Texas Food Bank. And when we say "restaurants and bars throughout the Austin area," we mean the likes of Barley Swine, Easy Tiger, Hillside Farmacy, Lucky Robot, L'oca d'oro, Austin Taco Project, the Driskill Grill, and so many more. See right here for details.

      Hey, thanks, Tito's Handmade Vodka!

      Through Sept. 3  
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      Central Texas Parrot Head Club's 2018 Pirate's Ball Weekend

      Arrrrgh, mateys, here's a weekend of festivities for a good cause. Join in the Captain's Cruise on Friday night; dance along to trop rock at the Walk the Plank Pool Party on Saturday; and top off the evening with the Pirate's Ball! Proceeds support B.I.G. Love Cancer Care.
      Fri.-Sat., Aug. 17-18. $45 for the captain's castaway cruise, $75 for the pirate's ball.  
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      Visual Arts

      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 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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      Nightlife & Parties

      Explicit! Burlesque Show

      Bat City Bombshells are taking hot and bothered to new heights with back to back performances guaranteed to make your eyes pop and your body sweat. Hosted by the one and only Nikki DaVaughn, with Chola Magnolia, Sir Berkeley Feltwell, Sherry Bomb, and more ooh la las than you know what to do with.
      Fri., Aug. 17, 7-11:30pm. $22-75.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Fantastic Planet (1973)

      Newly Restored: World Animation: Beautifully animated and allegorical science fiction about a race of giants enslaving a planet.
      Fri., Aug. 17, 7:00  
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      Frederick the Younger, Honest Men

      Swinging between piercing highs and slurring lows, Frederick the Younger frontwoman Jenni Cochran sings with the virtuosic gusto of a Seventies UK punk. She’s actually a Clevelander, who discovered her vocal range during a postgrad stay in Vietnam teaching English.: “It was such a musical culture,” offered Cochran by phone from Tupelo, Miss., first stop on FTY’s summer-ending tour. “Every school function would always involve a singing component. There’d be close to 1,000 people at these things, so I got up there and realized singing wasn’t as terrifying as it seemed.”: As she serenaded Vietnamese students with Lady Gaga covers, the duo’s other half, Aaron Craker, worked on a solo garage rock project in Louisville called Dr. Vitamin. When Cochran moved there with her parents after Nam, she stumbled upon a Dr. Vitamin show.: “She was the missing element,” says Craker of his former project, adding that they bonded over a shared love for David Bowie and the Beatles, so forging their own sound proved a work in progress. “She’d come up with fully formed songs, but it took me a bit to figure out the right chords to match them.”: The two became Frederick the Younger in 2015, and as they became closer, Craker slowly learned to accentuate, echo, and expand upon Cochran’s rich, wailing melodies with tremolo guitar sections and rich instrumentation brought to life by a dexterous rhythm section. It all manifests into a rockish, groove-pop iteration of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs combined with UK punk standouts Siouxsie & the Banshees.: “Someone said we’re like Jenny Lewis, but we rock out more,” proclaims Craker.
      Fri., Aug. 17, 9pm  
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      Theatre

      FUTURX

      This is a four-day festival of new and avant-garde performance from the Vortex and Avant Theatre Project, designed to explore the many permutations and intersections of Latinx identity in the 21st century and beyond, featuring work from playwrights, solo performers, and improv troupes exploring and critiquing the ways that Latinidad engages with questions of race, ethnicity, color, gender, sexuality, religion, class, and citizenship. Jesus I. Valles’ one-man show (Un)Documents is part of this. The Latinauts' improvised sci-fi telenovelas are another. Also, Sin Verguenza from the reigning Queen of Texas Burlesque, Chola Magnolia; readings of plays by Krysta Gonzales and Briandaniel Oglesby; and a workshop of Glass Half Full’s collaboration with Jesus I. Valles and Gricelda Silva, which will use the myth of El Cucuy to speak about ICE and the Border Patrol. ¡Oralé!
      Wed.-Sat., Aug. 15-18; see website for times. $15-50.  
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      Visual Arts

      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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      Nightlife & Parties

      Hail Yasss!: 60 Years of Madonna

      All hail Lady Madge. The grrrls and ghouls of Poo Poo Platter are going all-out drag to honor Madonna in all her reigning glory. With DJ Daddie Dearest, and best-dressed Madonna wannabe takes home $100 cash.
      Fri., Aug. 17, 10pm  
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      Jeremy Nail

      Jeremy Nail’s poignant third LP gets an appropriately intimate release at the Cactus, but with a full band bringing Live Oak to bloom. Whereas 2016’s My Mountain marked a resilient comeback following the songwriter’s battle with cancer, the new LP stirs acceptance and gratitude in the clear-eyed shock of mortality. Nail’s vocals soothe meditatively even as they grind out hard, Texas-bred truth.
      Fri., Aug. 17, 8pm  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Lady Snowblood (1973)

      Lates: A tale of revenge featuring a female assassin that would later influence Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill series.
      Fri., Aug. 17, 9:00  
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      Visual Arts

      Mondo Gallery: Heroes In a Half Shell

      Celebrate everyone’s favorite wise-cracking, pizza-obsessed crime fighters and their cast of heroic allies and enemies in this collection of art inspired by those Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, now brightening the walls of that gallery that knows well how to honor the funkiest movies of all time.
      Through Aug. 25  
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      Roky Erickson, The Reputations, Flesh Lights

      Over half a century after the 13th Floor Elevators first laid waste to the New Orleans Club, psychedelic overlord Erickson lights up Red River. His formidable cult classics channeling Buddy Holly, Timothy Leary, and Boris Karloff now inform three generations. Local support banks the Reputations’ soulful sorcery and spot-on incantation of mid-Seventies Kiki Dee, while the Flesh Lights (don’t Google ’em at work) proffer raging avant-punk.
      Fri., Aug. 17, 9pm  
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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. And reviewed here by Robert Faires.
      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!
      Fri., Aug. 31, 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. And Robert Faires has reviewed this amazing show right here.
      Through Aug. 25. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm. $15-25.  
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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.  
    • 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.  
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      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
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      Civic Events

      Apply for PARK(ing) Day

      Join the annual Park(ing) Day celebration – where folks transform parkings space into temporary "parklets" to promotes public conversation on the need for public, open spaces in urban areas. Applications to make your own mini park are due Sept. 17. Email for additional information.
      Apply by Sept. 17. Free.  
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      Visual Arts

      Atelier 1205: Augustness

      Patterns and textures, textures and patterns, and depth beyond the static image: This new show at Atelier 1205 features work by Austin artists Rebecca Bennett, Lucy MacQueen, and Travis Seeger.
      Closing reception: Fri., Aug. 31, 5-8pm
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      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.  
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      Civic Events

      Austin Code: Boat Dock Registration Program

      Boat dock owners are now required to properly address and register their dock with the city. Now through Sept. 30, owners can take advantage of the current grace period as there's no cost to register at this time.
      Through Sun., Sept. 30  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

      Community Cinema: Earth's mightiest heroes face their greatest, most nuanced threat.
      Fri., Aug. 17, 8:00. Free.  
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      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

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