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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
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  • Music

    Caroline Says, Little Mazarn, Margaret Chavez

    Following the re-release of her debut cassette on local imprint Western Vinyl, Alabama transplant Caroline Sallee expanded her introspective surf-pop on sophomore LP No Fool Like an Old Fool. As Little Mazarn, Lindsey Verrill’s reverent verse and Jeff Johnston’s singing saw cohere into raw, unhurried Americana. Member of established Dallas indie troupe Pleasant Grove, Marcus Striplin commemorates his mom with ethereal, spacious riffs as Margaret Chavez.
    Tue., Feb. 5, 9pm
    • Food

      Food Events

      Antonelli’s Free Cheese Week

      Austin’s Most Amazing Cheese Shop Ever™ is turning nine years old, and they’re celebrating by giving out free cheese all around town. Antonelli’s has teamed up with a fine array of local eateries where you can, on designated dates, get a cheese plate (yes, gratis!) along with your meal. Check out this schedule: Revue at the Fairmont, Chez Zee, School House Pub, and Central Standard on Mon., Feb. 4; Winebelly, Black Star Co-op, La Volpe, and Oasthouse on Tue., Feb. 5; Lenoir, Bufalina Due, Max’s Wine Dive, and Tiny Boxwoods on Wed., Feb. 6; Drink.Well, District, ABGB, and Easy Tiger on Sixth on Thu., Feb. 7; Hillside Farmacy, Trace Bar, Austin Winery, and 24 Diner on Fri., Feb. 8.
    • Community

      Sports

      Austin Spurs

      Vs. Long Island Nets: Fri., Feb. 1, 7:30pm. Vs. Delaware Blue Coats: Tue., Feb. 5, 11am. $6-79.  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      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.  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      PrintAustin

      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.

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      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.

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      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  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Stuart Wallace: Future Artifacts of Sprawl and Sting

      Yes, this might take a little while to get to, as Georgetown is kinda up there, isn't it? But never mind that, because the end of the world will also take a while to reach, yet that's where we're all eventually headed.

      And a local artist – Stuart Wallace – has gotten there first, is the idea here, and he's brought back an array of artifacts that are as eerie as they are graceful. I can't properly express the odd and sublime aesthetics of what the man's wrought, but I can tell you that the pieces often include abandoned wasps' nests and ball moss and photos and rope, expertly arranged, and they're often framed in wood that Wallace has carefully charred with a flame thrower.

      Real talk: There's already too much to see in Austin, already too much for a listings editor to cover; WTF would make me take the time to promote this show up at the Georgetown Public Library? Answer: The sheer, stunning beauty of this work.

      Go ahead, make a whole afternoon of it, check out Wallace's "Future Artifacts" and that Atelier Dojo faculty exhibition at the Georgetown Art Center while you're moseying around, maybe stop for an exquisite meal at Jack Gilmore's Salt Traders Coastal Cooking on the way there or back. But FFS don't miss this show.

    • Arts

      Theatre

      The Amazing Acro-Cats Astound Austin!

      Samantha Martin's touring feline (mostly) menagerie returns with all its adorable tricks and triumphs – domesticated house cats roll on balls, ride skateboards, jump through hoops, and more – featuring a set by that live band of vivacious varmints called Tuna and the Rock Cats. As seen on Animal Planet and Adult Swim and all, yes. Y'know, a few years ago, we sent that John Merriman to check out the show, and here's what he had to say about it.
      Tue.-Thu., Feb. 5-7, 7pm. $27-41.
    • Qmmunity

      Community

      Truly Inclusive Happy Hour

      Austin Pride is sitting down to coffee with local disability organizations and queers living with disabilities to learn hash out how to throw even more inclusive events! Have some thoughts? Grab a cup and join the convo!
      Tue., Feb. 5, 6:30-8:30pm  
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