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for Thu., Sept. 20
  • Arts

    Theatre

    The Who's Tommy

    The City Theatre team takes on this classic concept album, as once adapted for the Tony-saturated stage by Des McAnuff, with Jeff Hinkle as director.
    Through Sept. 30. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $25-35.  
  • Community

    Events

    Thursday Night Social Ride

    Kinda like Critical Mass without all the pretension. Relax, ride around town, chat it up with cycle-lovers like yourself, and overrun a park or a local hangout or two or three.
    Thursdays, 7pm
  • Arts

    Comedy

    Top Comedy Spot on Airport

    Yes, there's Sugar Water Purple on Wednesday nights. And this Thursday features Friends For Now, a daring supergroup of improv, and then the sketch shenanigans of Pendulum. Friday brings Movie Riot and the laugh-inducing ladies of Loverboy and that Live at ColdTowne stand-up showcase hosted by Carina Magyar. Then there's Saturday, with the Dave Buckman-directed Roast of St. Nick and the love-stinks larking of Missed Connections ATX, followed by a gathering of that mysterio-hilarious Midnight Society. And Sunday's got a Stool Pigeon spieling up the laughs for you, and – see website for more.
  • Community

    Sports

    Topgolf Tour

    The third annual Topgolf Tour is coming to Austin on Sept. 23. Play for a chance to win $50,000 and a ticket to the championship in Las Vegas. New this year is a military division, open to active duty and veteran members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
    Through Sept. 20. $85 individual; $170 team.  
  • Community

    Out of Town

    Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love

    Performers include Los Lobos, Future Islands, Jenny Lewis, and Angel Olsen. Activities include candle-making workshops, welding lessons, tie dye, and crafting bitters and herbal tinctures.
    Thu.-Sun., Sept. 20-23. 3-day music + camping tickets: $325.
    802 S. Highland Ave., Marfa
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Twyla Contemporary Art

    “It changes the room and really makes the house.” The new in-house gallery of these fine-art promoters boasts a diverse roster of artists and includes work by Austin-based Terra Goolsby and Rebecca Rothfus Harrell. See website for stylish details.
    209 W. Ninth
  • Film

    Special Screenings

  • Arts

    Comedy

    Underground Comedy

    This basement venue is dedicated to "bringing the best in alternative comedy with shows seven nights a week." For instance: Monday starts things off with that sprightly revue of optimism called Fuck This Week, there's Rob Gagnon's unpredictable Sandbox on Tuesdays, the all-female comedy showcase called Garage on Wednesdays, check out Stephanie Thoreson's Fishbowl this Thursday, and don't miss the inarguable power of Sure Thing hosted by Duncan Carson and Brendan K. O’Grady that happens every Friday night. Also, Saturday's Sweet Lightning will strike your tender comedy center just right, and – check that website for more, yo!
  • Community

    Events

    Vive Les Femmes Entrepreneurs: A Celebration of Women in Entrepreneurship and Business

    Viva la femme at this gathering for women in business presented by TiE, a global nonprofit that promotes entrepreneurship. Enjoy dinner & drinks, and sit down for some guest speakers including congressional candidate Julie Oliver.
    Thu., Sept. 20, 5:30-9pm. $15.  
    Laura Bush Community Library, 9411 Bee Caves Rd
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Wally Workman Gallery: Carol Dawson

    Is it because living creatures are mostly water, is that why the medium of watercolor works so well in capturing the image of an animal or plant? You could spiel out some metaphysical fantasy to that effect, sure; but the more concrete truth of the matter is this: It takes a painter with the talent, skill, and intent of Carol Dawson to render visuals accurate enough to express the inherent beauty of this world's flora and fauna. Now here's the local writer and artist's fourth solo show at WWG, with a bounty of birds among the botanicals, and the whole thing just about makes the heart take flight.
    Through Sept. 29
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    Visual Arts

    Wander

    Austin's innovative Art In Public Places project has conjured up an excellent choose-your-own-adventure sort of experience that incorporates actual sculpture on display around our urban hub. Roam the streets, roam the art, deep in the heart of Texas.
    All the time, any time
  • Food

    Food Events

    Whiskies of the World

    We begin to suspect that Fair Market's some kind of whiskey epicenter at this point, as now the venue plays host to this prestigious gathering of connoisseurs, distillers, mixologists, and bona fide whisky-expert celebrities presenting hundreds of different styles from all over the world – Scottish, Irish, American, Texan, Canadian, Indian, Australian, and so on – and with masterclasses available for those who are called to deeper knowledge, and with VIP options including the whole cigar-celebrating side of the culture. Sláinte mhaith!
    Thu., Sept. 20, 6-10pm. $120-145.  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Wild Flight: Conquest of the Skies (2016)

    Laser IMAX 3D: The story of flight, across millions of years, in 3-D.
    Thu., Sept. 20, 11:00am  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

    America's favorite neighbor, Fred Rogers, revealed as even kinder than you hoped.
    Thu., Sept. 20, 8:20  
  • Community

    Events

    Words of Hope

    This is Caritas of Austin’s largest annual fundraising event. Each year, the event features an author or prominent individual whose story reflects the mission and work of Caritas of Austin. This year's speaker is former football star Emmitt Smith.
    Thu., Sept. 20, 7pm. $225.  

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