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  • Songwriters Series: Sarah Sharp

    Sarah has recorded, performed, and composed in a variety of guises. She is a solo artist, a film and TV composer, and, most visibly, Sarah has been the stunning siren fronting the acclaimed combo the Jitterbug Vipers, a swinging act who specialize in conjuring playfully irreverent 30s and 40s jazz cool.
    Sat. Dec. 15, 8pm-10pm  
    Threadgill's North
  • Holiday Artisan Mercado

    For that unique Christmas gift, choose from paintings, jewelry, clothing, shoes, handbags and ceramics from the Southwest, Mexico, Colombia, Honduras, Spain or Pakistan at the Holiday Artisan Mercado from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Frost Bank Plaza, 401 Congress Ave. Free Christmas Ornament Workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Sat. Dec. 15, 10am-3pm
    Frost Bank Plaza
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    Nightlife & Parties

    Boiz of Austin: Annual Drag King Showcase

    Don't miss the very best of Texas. That's right, the Boiz are brining in drag royalty from all across the Lone Star state, including Houston's H-Town Kings, Mustache Envy from Dallas, and San Antonio's Los MENtirosos. Alexander the Great hosts and 18 and up welcome.
    Tue., Sept. 11, 9pm. $5 suggested donation.  
    • Arts

      Comedy

      Cambridge Footlights International Tour: Pillow Talk

      They've been called "the most renowned sketch troupe of them all," but maybe not so much on this side of the pond? But those who know, know – and even though the likes of Stephen Fry, Richard Ayoade, Sue Perkins, Hugh Laurie, and Eric Idle are only former members, the present incarnation of the troupe brings together the brightest stars of student comedy, whose assembled forces will deliver fresh, funny sketches, monologues, and songs.
      Tue., Sept. 11, 8pm. $15.  
    • Music

      HAAM Day w/ Jackie Venson, Nakia

      No better endorsement for a young Austin guitar slinger than hometown hero Gary Clark Jr. taking them on tour, so slot Jackie Venson (7:30pm) into the queue of now and future greats. Nakia Reynoso’s powerful pipes come alive behind such backing, so The Voice star reunited his Blues Grifters for a Southern rock romp through their new LP. The South rises again – integrated, liberated, and shit-hot.
      Tue., Sept. 11, 6pm
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      HAAM Day w/ Josh Pearson & Skymomma, Mission2Mars HAAM Day happy hour (6:00)

      Josh Pearson fires up funk first with heavy, psychedelic licks, pulling on his guitar work from local tribute acts HeartByrne (Talking Heads) and A Live One (Phish), as well as veteran jam quartet Moving Matters. Skymomma caps the night exploding as a 14-piece soul funk outfit, winding both sultry and swinging behind outfront duo Brooke Brockman and Brian Scartocci.
      Tue., Sept. 11
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      HAAM Day w/ Marcia Ball & Cody Jasper

      Marcia Ball blends boisterous New Orleans piano, Louisiana swamp rock, and hot ’n’ heavy Texas blues. Blues Music Awards for Contemporary Album marked Presumed Innocent (2002) and So Many Rivers (2004), and now the 69-year-old Texan will be inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame this fall. Before her, Cody Jasper slings Hendrix and Vaughan with his Wildbills.
      Tue., Sept. 11, 6pm
    • Music

      HAAM Day w/ Moving Panoramas, the Stacks, Zoltars

      Inaugurated as a dream-pop trio with lush, spacious aesthetics, Moving Panoramas broke ground with 2015 LP One. Leslie Sisson’s restless voice and pinpoint songwriting now leads a five-part crew into an upcoming sophomore release with Austin label Modern Outsider. Kerrville transplants the Stacks bridge surf hues and velvety psychedelia behind Jake Ames’ dusty verse on debut Wasted Nostalgia. The Zoltars initiate deadpan, Burger Records-leaning garage rock.
      Tue., Sept. 11, 9pm
    • Music

      HAAM Day w/ My Golden Calf, Magic Rockers of Texas, Housewarming, Geranium Drive

      Dabney Dwelle’s pulsating voice permeates My Golden Calf’s thick rhythms. He started the group as a last-ditch effort to build soundscapes around his broken-down Wurlitzer piano. Fellow Austin musicians Tim O’Neill, Jonathan Skaggs, and John Hale help mold pop sensibility out of Dwelle’s raw key dreams. Magic Rockers of Texas, Housewarming, and Geranium Drive build the bill.
      Tue., Sept. 11, 9pm
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      HAAM Day w/ Ruthie Foster (11am), Akina Adderley (8am), Sydney Wright (6am)

      A fall release, Sydney Wright’s debut album Seiche will approximate “coming home from the longest road trip of 29 years.” The local song catcher sat on it for two years, but finally cut loose debut single “You Can Stay,” a pop gleaner with soaring choruses and smooth registers comparable to Sara Bareilles. Her title track transforms a piano ballad into a transcendental percussive opus. – Alejandra Ramirez: Figurehead of a family devoted to repaying the art that made them legends, great uncle Julian “Cannonball” Adderley explained his giddy hard bop of the Fifties and Sixties before laying into his alto sax while brother Nat Adderley blew trumpet. Akina’s powerhouse voice maintains a prowess unique to her clan, the gift of modern Southern soul jumping with rock, jazz, and blues. – Jeremy Steinberger: Three-time Grammy nominee Ruthie Foster shows no signs of slowing down as she inches through her 50s. Last year’s Joy Comes Back finds the powerhouse Texan returning back to her Caldwell gospel roots, recalling a choir’s uplifting melodies with gliding blues arrangements. Aretha Franklin’s spirit will be in the air as one of her distinguished disciples spreads the Queen of Soul’s spirit on HAAM Day. – Jeremy Steinberger
      Tue., Sept. 11, 6am
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    • Music

      HAAM Day w/ Superfónicos, SaulPaul, Shy Beast

      After three years as MCG, songwriter Mariclaire Glaeser’s Austin quintet took on the antithetical, slightly more stylish title of Shy Beast. Along with the remix in nomenclature, they also turned the page from playful indie rock to sleek, polished electro-pop.: “We needed a new lift in our sails,” shares Glaeser. “There was a sense of, ‘We’ve got to take more risks.’ I know there’s more in me than just wearing black clothes and singing about boys.”: The angular sonic uptick manifested in bright, monochromatic pantsuits for Glaeser, finished in Eighties-futuristic neon wiring. Her more subdued four-man backing crew includes guitarist David Tenczar and bassist Jay Cesak, both of whom she’s known since age 7, as well as multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bennett and drummer Drew Silverman. Inspired by the live artistry of David Byrne and David Bowie, the 30-year-old singer crafted an elegant, eccentric onstage persona, finally banishing the docile singer-songwriter of her 20s.: “Bowie assumed a different entity onstage,” remarks Glaeser. “He could hide behind that, but also project something crazy through it. I was in denial that I deeply wanted to be weird. At first it was an alter ego, but it just feels like me now.”: Revitalizing sentiments show up on the band’s summer single “My Stride.” In the triumphant, synth-touched tribute, Glaeser’s stormy voice asserts: “Consider what led me here/ And all the reasons why. I can feel the fever in the moment/ I feel more alive.”: Shy Beast’s first yearlong romp included a 2018 Black Fret nomination and a spot in the Austin Music Foundation’s artist development program. Gearing up for a November EP produced by Bright Light Social Hour fave Danny Reisch, the trajectory confirms that Glaeser, albeit formerly bashful, has successfully unleashed her inner beast.
      Tue., Sept. 11, 7pm
    • Music

      HAAM Day w/ Wil Cope, Warm Sugar

      Wil Cope turns his Tuesday residency on the Drag to a greater good. Cope deals the kind of despondency that hooks slowly, his cracking drawl serenading lonely nights of ransacked regrets on last year’s Gloom Shrine EP. The harmony-rich folk pairing of Jenny Carson and Evan Joyce lead sometimes quintet Warm Sugar into easy, Seventies-flavored twang-and-trill as they prep their upcoming debut offering. Evan Charles and Billy Broome troubadour first.
      Tue., Sept. 11, 7pm
    • Music

      HAAM-a-palooza

      Tue., Sept. 11, 6pm
    • Music

      Harvest Thieves

      All ears are on Harvest Thieves as they prepare a follow-up to 2016 debut long-player Rival, expected early next year. The local sextet edges trad alt.country with a contemporary flair as frontman Cory Reinisch intones sharp ballads against swelling harmonies that rouse the locals’ Austin fanbase to fervent sing-alongs. Early teases prove a tightly honed band ready to break beyond the capital city.
      Tue., Sept. 11, 5pm
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Neill-Cochran House: Art at Flower Hill

      Austin artist Valerie Fowler has created a body of work that includes paintings, drawings, and mixed media inspired by the light, air, and landscape that is Flower Hill, the 1877 Austin home to three generations of the Smoot family. Sounds … good? If you know Fowler's work, you know that this sounds, actually, great – and will look even better.
      Through Sept. 15
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      The Americanization of Emily (1964)

      Mad as Hell: Four Screenplays by Paddy Chayevsky: This dark comedy about the romance between Julie Andrews' war widow and James Garner's cynical American naval officer – a self-described "practicing coward" trying to steer clear of D-Day – has a genuinely subversive political message about the futility of war.
      Tue., Sept. 11, 7:00  
    • Arts

      Comedy

      The Comedy Resistance

      You can bet that whatever's being resisted is gonna be on the losing end. Because this gig stars Martha Kelly and Chris Cubas, and it's on a Tuesday night, which means that the audience – that's you, if you get your tickets now – will definitely be winning.
      Tue., Sept. 11, 8pm. $7-11.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Wanda (1970)

      Newly Restored: Wanda, who previously has been drifting from man to man through a series of one-night stands, becomes a crook's lover and accomplice in crime. Shot in 16mm and blown up to 35mm, Wanda paints a stark milieu of an impoverished cultural wasteland existing in the midst of the land of plenty.
      Tue., Sept. 11, 3:50  
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    • Food

      Food Events

      "222" Nights at the Local Post

      In which the popular watering hole partners with Los Cazadores Tequila (on the second Tuesday of each month) for a night featuring free tacos and liquor specials.
      Tue., June 12, 7-9pm
    • Community

      Civic Events

      17th Annual 9/11 Memorial

      The Greater Austin Crime Commission honor's first responders in Central Texas as part of their annual September 11 remembrance event. Mayor Steve Adler, City Manager Spencer Cronk, State Rep. Donna Howard, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley, and more will be in attendance.
      Tue., Sept. 11, 8am
    • Community

      Civic Events

      5th Annual Peace Day Austin

      International Peace Day might be Sept. 21, but here in Austin we're taking 11 days to celebrate global unity. Amy’s Ice Creams is serving their signature Peace Day flavor, while organizations host special conversations on peace (see website for full schedule).: On Friday, Sept. 21, head to City Hall where Mayor Steve Adler and Austin Police Department Assistant Chief Justin Newsom will speak, along with special performances by poets and musicians.
      Sept. 11-21
    • Music

      8 1/2 Souvenirs

      Tuesdays, 6:30pm and Tuesdays, 6:30pm
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      A Time to Live and a Time to Die (1985)

      Reality in Long Shots: A Hou Hsiao-Hsien Retrospective: Heavily autobiographical, this film draws on Hou's childhood and adolescence, as his family moved to Taiwan from the Chinese mainland in 1948. The displacement caused the family to grow apart from its cultural heritage while also growing closer in other respects.
      Tue., Sept. 11, 6:30  
    • 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.  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Agave Print: Contours

      Here's an exhibition of works – ranging from realist to abstract – by Sara Jane Parsons, Mariam Paré, and Alana Tillman of the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists group.
      Through Sept. 14
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Amazon Adventure (2017)

      Laser IMAX 3D: Track the 11-year journey of 1850s explorer Henry Bates.
      Tue., Sept. 11, 10:00am, 2:00  
    • Music

      Anthony Garcia

      Tue., Sept. 11, 6pm
    • Community

      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.  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Atelier 1205: Within the Stand, Under the Habit

      It's a veritable framed forest of a three-artist show in this still-fresh new gallery, with works by Cade Bradshaw, Charles Heppner, and Madeline Irvine using a variety of media to explore the relationship of people to the physical form of trees.
      Closing reception: Sun., Oct. 7, 2-5pm
    • Music

      Audrey Malone

      Tue., Sept. 11, 6pm

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