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  • 32nd Annual Old Settler's Music Festival

    Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit (acoustic) and Brandi Carlile headline Old Settler’s Music Festival. Bring the whole family to enjoy camping, jamming, youth activities, workshops, craft beer, gourmet food, and an art fair. Over 30 bands with Del McCoury, Shinyribs, Hayes Carll, Wild Child, Galactic, & more.
    Apr. 11-14  
    Tilmon, TX
  • A Jam for George!

    Celebrate the music of George Harrison on what would have been his 76th birthday. Featuring live performances by Acey Monaro and Ben Burdick of GO FEVER, Cara Tillman of Moving Panoramas, Paul Banks of P.T. Banks, Austin Lancaster of Blackboot Family Band, T.J. Masters of GUMA, Sam Rives of Jean Wranglers and a full band set from Burgess Meredith! Refreshments provided by Hops & Grain Brewery.
    Sun. Feb. 24, 2pm-6pm
    BLK Vinyl
  • Arts


    Dorrance Dance: ETM: Double Down

    Dorrance Dance is an award-winning New York-based tap dance company whose work "presents the beautiful history of America’s original dance form in a fresh, dynamic, and compelling context." Tonight, eight dancers and three musicians explore acoustically and digitally produced sounds, tapping and moving on platforms that make the stage their instrument.
    Wed., Jan. 30, 8pm. $10-40.  
    • Arts


      BuzzKill at the Buzz Mill

      Looking for a regular Wednesday night stand-up showcase? Carlton Wilcoxson and Angelina Martin are the new hosts of Buzzkill at the Buzz Mill, and they're fixing to show you a laughing good time.
      Wednesdays, 9pm. Free.
    • Arts


      Hedwig and the Angry Inch

      Director Dave Steakley and choreographer Abe Reybold bring John Cameron Mitchell's glamorous and rockin' musical classic – about "a fourth-wall-smashing East German rock & roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation, trying to find a place to belong in America," of course – back to the Austin stage.
      Through March 2. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 2:30pm. $30-165.  
    • Music

      Bottle Rockets, Ryan Culwell

      Never as popular or influential as peers Wilco – on whose first album bandleader Brian Henneman performed – or Son Volt, the Bottle Rockets play the long game with consistency, longevity, and dedication to country rock. Bit Logic, the St. Louis quartet’s 11th disc, bears this out by being on par with their mid-Nineties classics. Texas-born Nashvillian Ryan Culwell opens in support of his third album The Last American.
      Wed., Jan. 30, 8pm
    • Food

      Food Events

      Contigo: Agave Spirits Dinner

      Here's a winter tribute to one of this city's favorite spirits, featuring an intimate tequila/mezcal dinner in the bar area of Contigo, with martinis and margaritas and more – paired with exceptional beet curry, olive oil-poached grouper, chocolate-and-cardamom cake. Note: email for reservations!
      Wed., Jan. 30. $45.
    • Arts


      FronteraFest Long Fringe: Speed Levitch's Birth of the New Ghetto

      As a Zionist leader, Theodor Herzl's a natural. As a playwright, he's a putz. As a husband? Oy. This black comedy shows Herzl, the founding father of Zionism, through a historical drama in the shape of a borscht-belt comedy. Picture The Sorrow and the Pity as written by Neil Simon, with Timothy "Speed" Levitch as Herzl.
      Jan. 28-Feb. 2. Mon., 7pm; Wed., 8:45pm; Fri., 7pm; Sat., 5:45pm. $17.  
    • Arts


      FronteraFest: Short Fringe

      One of Austin’s longest-running festivals, a legendary vehicle for theatre artists, actors, musicians, poets, and performers of all types, FronteraFest returns for its 26th year of showcasing some of the wildest – occasionally brilliant, frequently delightful, and almost always original – entertainment you're likely to see. It's a collaboration between that professional thespian powerhouse called Hyde Park Theatre and ScriptWorks and anyone who's got what it takes to put their act on a stage. The Short Fringe showcases performances of 25 minutes or less, and runs the entirety of the festival. Here's the main thing to know about the Short Fringe, in case you're not familiar with the whole FronteraFest deal, yo: The weeknight shows are a mixed bag but usually crowded with folks there to see friends do their stuff onstage; each Saturday "Best-of-the-Week" show is sure to be worth your time, but it sells out fast, so plan accordingly; the final week, the "Best-of-the-Fest" week, which is always the primo live-performance shit in town and is already completely sold out – we warned you about this, like, weeks ago, right? – except for the wild-card Staff Picks night on Thu., Feb. 14, 8pm, which has a few tickets still available.
      Through Feb 16. Tue.-Sat., 8pm.  
    • Qmmunity

      Arts & Culture

      Greetings From Queer Mountain Ep. 69

      Wine, dine, sixty - oh hey! It's GfQM's 69th show. Wowza. And yet the show's them is just "Okay."
      Wed., Jan. 30, 9-10:30pm. Free.  
    • Food

      Food Events

      Kemuri Tatsu-Ya x Live Oak Brewery

      This is a pairing event you won't want to miss, with Kemuri featuring multiple small bites to accompany the fine quaffs from Live Oak. We mean, grilled octopus with chorizo oil, smoked duck rillette croquettes, ikura with smoked nikiri, cherrywood-smoked salmon, smoked short ribs, wild mushrooms with garlic butter, and – oh, by the time we list the whole menu, all the tickets will be gone. Click here, get in on this while you can!
      Wed., Jan. 30, 7pm. $132.  
    • Arts


      Mac Blake

      That tall drink of comedy moonshine, the 2013 FPIA champion and still pretty much the ringleader of this town's funniest stand-up showcases, this talented Blake takes the Cap City stage to new heights while perhaps considering, at least internally, with a mixture of joy and anxiety, "Oh, shit, I'm gonna be a parent now?" With openers Enzo Priesnitz, Sahana Srinivasan, and Nick Saverino.
      Wed., Jan. 30, 8pm. $12-17.  
    • Arts


      Patrick Ness: And the Ocean Was Our Sky

      Tonight, the author of that A Monster Calls movie returns with this new work, illustrated by Rovina Cai, that "turns the familiar tale of Moby Dick upside down and tells a story all its own with epic triumph and devastating fate."
      Wed., Jan. 30, 7pm
    • Arts

      Visual Arts


      There’s one sure way for art to make a lasting impression: When the marks comprising a work are made transferable and forced into contact with another surface. Then, suddenly, look – born from an industrial matrix still wet with ink, it’s a print! It’s the product of a woodcut, an engraving, an etching. It manifests as a mezzotint, an aquatint, an image of drypoint. Hell, maybe it’s one of those screenprints that concert promoters use for pimping their bands, a bold AF poster created with the same sort of process that, when displayed in a Very Serious Museum, is called serigraphy.


      There are so many different kinds of prints, we confess, that it’s better to direct you to Wikipedia for detailed background. But we wouldn’t be surprised if an eye-popping majority of those kinds – to say nothing of the abundance of subjects depicted, the profusion of styles engaged – were available for viewing during the sixth annual PrintAustin celebration.


      This year’s iteration of PrintAustin runs from January 15 to February 15 and features a wide diversity of events throughout the city – including exhibitions, artist talks, demos, workshops, and more. We’ll be highlighting several of those in your Chronicle's visual arts listings as the fest continues, of course, so keep your eyes peeled this-a-way.

      Through Feb. 15  
    • Music

      The Eggmen (50th anniversary set of the Beatles' rooftop performance)

      On the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ final live performance on the Savile Row rooftop of Apple Corps’ London offices, Austin’s fittest Fab Four channelers re-enact this historical event at the Central Library’s normally tranquil rooftop garden. Hopefully the free lunchtime show won’t follow the sequence depicted in 1970’s Let It Be where bobbies shut the band down mid-set. If you can’t get Downtown, KOOP will broadcast it live.
      Wed., Jan. 30, noon
      Central Library Rooftop Garden, 710 W. Cesar Chavez
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