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  • People of Color Comedy Festival

    Hosted by Vanessa Gonzalez, the People of Color Comedy Festival invites you to come celebrate diversity and comedy May 24th and 25th at the AISD Performing Arts Center! Featuring two unique nights of improv, sketch, and more with acts including Adrian Villegas, Hot Pot Comedy, and Escándalo! Workshops by Nelson Velazquez, Second City Chicago faculty.
    May 24-25  
    AISD Performing Arts Center
  • Fridays Late Till 8 at the Blanton Museum of Art

    The Blanton announces Fridays Late Till 8 starting this summer! The art museum (including Ellsworth Kelly's "Austin") will be staying open every Friday until 8pm, May through July. In addition to visiting the temporary exhibitions and permanent collection, guests can enjoy special performances, Blanton Café specials and other offerings.
    Every Friday, May-June 2019  
    The Blanton Museum of Art
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    Arts & Culture

    #bbatx’s 2019 grants

    Women and nonbinary leaders across the great state of Texas are encouraged to apply for one of three micro-grants ($500 to $1,000) now offered by BossBabes ATX! Find info on what it takes and how to apply online.
    Deadline to apply: June 21, 2019  
    Online
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    48 Hour Film Project

    Stress, little sleep, and maximized creativity. These are the common elements in a 48-hour film festival and Austin's iteration is no different.
    Fri.-Sun., May 31-June 2. $168.  
    Various locations
  • 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

    Angela Shelf Medearis: Our People

    During 2018, Medearis – known to millions as The Kitchen Diva – donated several books, manuscripts, photographs, awards, and research papers to the Carver Museum. Now, they’ve been curated and presented as this new exhibition.
    Through June 23
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Ao5 Gallery: Contemporary Texas Show

    Here's a WEST-affiliated collection of contemporary artwork – ranging from acrylic, watercolor, and graphite, to mixed media and sculpture – curated from more than 700 entries submitted by artists from the northern panhandle to the southern tip of Texas, including many from right here in Austin.
    Through June 9
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Ao5 Gallery: Diane Rosaz

    This figurative expressionist explores emotional and spiritual concepts through female portraiture, her charcoal sketches emphasizing the hands, faces, and feet of her subjects, which are further imbued with bright acrylic color and pattern.
    Reception: Sat., May 25, 7-9pm
  • Music

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    Visual Arts

    Atelier Dojo

    This school of representational art is led by four world-class locals, teaches drawing and painting (both fundamental and advanced programs), has open studios with live modeling, a schedule of workshops featuring visiting artists from around the world, and is located in the heart of Big Medium's Canopy complex. Oh look – we profiled and interviewed the faculty right here!
  • Community

    Events

    Austin Pond & Garden Tour

    See what waterworks are hiding in the backyards of your neighbors. Admission grants you entrance to any of the stops on this self-guided tour. They're not just mosquito magnets, they can be miniecosystems, aquariums, or just a cool place to sit and enjoy the water.
    Sat.-Sun., June 1-2, 9am-5pm. $20.
    Multiple locations
  • Music

    Ben Rodgers

    Saturdays, 12pm
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Butridge Gallery: The South Welcomes You Home

    The devolution of the Austin sky. Texas caves reimagined as intergalactic landscapes. The peculiar yet familiar renderings of Southern life. Behold, as artists Mae Crocker, Renee Victor, and Heidi Pitre celebrate the beauty and quirks of this land we call home.
    Through June 8
  • Community

    Civic Events

    Call for Applications: Visiting Justice of the Peace

    Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt is currently accepting applications for a visiting justice of the peace to hear class C misdemeanor cases and more. Those selected – a legal background is required – will be part of a roster available to serve when a sitting Travis County judge is away.
    Deadline: Mon., June 10, 5pm  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Carver Museum: Constant Escape

    Founding members of the Austin-based Black Mountain ProjectAdrian Aguilera, Betelhem Makonnen, and Tammie Rubin – debut a new body of work in sculpture, photography, text, and, video. Also on display at the Carver: Re-Membering is the Responsibility of the Living, an installation by Taja Lindley.
    Through July 27
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    Theatre

    Chickens in the Yard

    This new play by Paul Kruse explores the story of a family through the eyes of their four chickens, delving into memory, identity, queerness, and what it means to make a home. DIrected by Alice Stanley, performed on the Vortex's Outdoor Stage.
    May 24-June 2. Wed.-Sun., 8:30pm. $15-35.  

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