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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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  • Arts

    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 Don't Interrupt Me from Physics Curse, 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.
  • Community

    Sports

    Round Rock Express

    Vs. Nashville: Tue.-Thu., Aug. 21-23, 7:05pm. Vs. New Orleans: Fri.-Mon., Aug. 24-27. Vs. Memphis: Tue.-Thu., Aug. 28-30, 7:05pm. $7-16.  
  • Music

    Scott H. Biram

    Scott Biram hasn’t held down a local residency since setting up in the cinder-blocked corner of the old Parlor pizza joint on North Loop in the early Aughts. Those one-man band shows transpired loud and unruly, establishing the Lockhart native’s growling blues and heavy onslaught of apocalyptic sin and redemption. : “I’m taking six months off the road, and I’ve only done that once before in the past 20 years,” offers the longtime Austinite of his weekly stand at C-Boy’s every Thursday through September. “I want to keep my chops up by having a weekly gig, and it’s something I haven’t really given Austin in a long time. I definitely want to bring back some of my old songs that I haven’t played onstage in a long time, and I’ll be trying out some newer songs.”: Biram isn’t one to sit still, even when off the road. He’ll be recording his follow-up to last year’s tenth LP, The Bad Testament, in his home studio, and looks to begin producing some other artists after cutting a couple tracks with Jesse Dayton last spring.: “My production skills have gotten considerably better over the past couple of years, where I’ve wrapped my head around a few things I was struggling with,” he offers. “I learned a lot from Erik [Wofford], and sat there the entire time he was mixing down [2014’s Nothin’ but Blood]. It’s the same as getting my ’65 Ranchero worked on. I don’t know shit about cars, but I’ve learned a lot just from getting that hot rod worked on over the past 10 years.: “When I’m not in the studio, I’m reading a lot of technical books to learn about recording techniques. I’ve been recording my own stuff since I was 14, and I’m 44 now, so I figured it’s about time I got my ears straight.”
    Thursdays, 6:30pm
  • The Gay Place

    Community

    Austin Fast Track Cities: Retention+Viral Suppression Workgroup

    Wanna know what it's gonna take to get to zero (new HIV infections)? Join the conversation on keeping folks living with HIV in care and their viral loads suppressed. See "An HIV-Free Generation" for background.
    Thu., Aug. 30, 2-3:30pm  
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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  
  • Community

    Civic Events

    Bring the People's Budget to City Hall!

    Join Communities of Color United – a grassroots coalition for racial justice - to demand that City government use an equity lens when deciding this year's budget allocations.
    Thu., Aug. 30, 6-9pm  
  • The Main Event

    Arts

    Capital of Texas Aerial Championships

    In which aerial dance competitors from across the globe compete in divisions from novice to elite in an array of categories – silks, hammock, trapeze, lyra, rope, pole – performing feats of gravity-defying terpsichore that'll take your breath away. And, this year, all four dazzling days of the event are on (or, well, above) the mainstage at Sky Candy's new venue.
    Aug. 30-Sept. 2. Thu.-Fri., 7pm; Sat., 2 & 7pm; Sun., noon. $15-360.  
  • 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 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
  • Arts

    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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    Visual Arts

    Kaci Beeler: Perfect Servings for One

    St. Edward's University continues its five-year series with this latest exhibition of alumni work, featuring the hyperreal food portraits (and more) of that artistic force of nature (painter, writer, director, actor, dancer, improviser) called Beeler. Not satisfied, of course, with just showcasing a variety of terrific visual works here, the artist will be staging a (currently undisclosed, likely provocative AF) live performance piece called "Cake" at the reception.
    Reception: Thu., Aug. 30, 6-8pm
  • Arts

    Comedy

    Out of Bounds Comedy Festival

    Look, it's not all about the improv, OK? That is to say, yes, it's hella about improv, the whole looooong weekend is lousy with improv – with amazing troupes from all over the country attending and performing – but there's also a sweet array of sketch comedy and stand-up comedy and just the naturally occurring comedy that ensues as hundreds and hundreds of professionals and fans converge on the ATX for the seven days of this annual festival of staged shenanigans. Shows? Well, yes! But workshops and classes, too – and more afterparties than you can shake a Big Book at. Note: The epicenter of this event is the Hideout, but it's also happening in venues all over the city. And you can buy tickets to individual shows, sure, but all the smart people are getting badges.
    Aug. 28-Sept. 3. $10-99.  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?

    This is Edward Albee's "most provocative love story ever told," in which a 50-year-old architect leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son, but sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters … when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat. No, for reals, in love with a goat. Robert Pierson, Rebecca Robinson, Tim Blackwood, and Preston Ruess star in this Capital T production directed by Mark Pickell.
    Thu.-Sat., Aug. 23-Sept. 15, 8pm. $20-30.  
  • Community

    Sports

    UT Soccer

    The Longhorns host Long Beach State.
    Thu., Aug. 30, 7pm  
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