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  • Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference

    For 25 years now AFF has fired up its spotlight and pointed it directly where the Hollywood sun doesn’t always shine – the writer. Check out over 150 films across 7 venues including The Front Runner, the fest's Closing Night pick with writer/director Jason Reitman in attendance. Use promo code CHRONFP for $10 off Film Passes!
    Oct. 25-Nov. 1  
  • Tourism & Hospitality Career Fair

    Meet with employers seeking local talent from entry to executive level and learn about career paths and growth potential in the tourism and hospitality industry. Registration is free, but please RSVP in advance.
    Wed., Oct. 3, 3:30pm  
    Austin Convention Center
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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  
  • Arts

    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
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Hands on a Hard Body (1997)

    Native Texan: Documentary about the yearly contest in which Jack Long Nissan of Longview, Texas, gives a new hard body pickup to whomever can keep his or her hands on it the longest offers unpretentious insight into the nature of human aspiration. Independence Brewery's Native Texan will be on tap.
    Mon., Aug. 20, 7:00  
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    Books

    Lucy Bellwood: 100 Demon Dialogues

    Huzzah! Bellwood's book of cartoons speaks back to that bothersome inner voice, that nattering nabob of negativism that tries to keep a good artist down. You know that voice, right? And you know that the little demon doesn't need to STFU, really, because maybe it's an important part of you that just needs a little, oh, re-direction every now and then? To cool its discouraging jets? This delightful little book, presented by the author tonight, will show you how it's done. Recommended!
    Mon., Aug. 20, 7pm
  • Music

    Poncé, Mountebank, King Warbler

    “It’s pronounced “p a w n – s a y,” states the duo’s Facebook, “twinzies rockin’ since the womb.” Originally from Indiana, Carson and Michael Poncé moved to Nashville, where last year’s debut EP Afterglow originated Britpop synth bounce in service of a subtle Eighties/Nineties retro rock timelessness. Stated influences Rick Springfield and Tom Petty are readily apparent in “Elevator” and “Moving to Los Angeles,” respectively.
    Mon., Aug. 20, 8pm  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    The One-Minute Play Festival

    No, it's true, plays that are just one minute each! Plays that explore the local zeitgeist and neighborhood narratives! More than 40 of them in this fifth annual showcase – all original, curated by Caitlin Wees and Dominic D’Andrea and written by, well, how about: Lowell Bartholomee, Sarah Saltwick, Elizabeth Cobbe, Reina Hardy, Rupert Reyes, C. Denby Swanson, Laura Freeman, Amparo Garcia-Crow, Adrienne Dawes, Lindsey Lane, Max Langert, and – oh, the list goes on. Good stuff, here: fast, fierce, and engaging AF, from your friends at ScriptWorks.
    Mon.-Wed., Aug. 20-22, 8pm. $20.  
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