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  • 38th Pecan Street Fall Festival

    Austin most beloved art festival. Three stages. 50 bands. 32 food booths. 300 art booths. Downtown Austin. Free admission. Now with new floor!
    Photo Credit: Alex Goff
    Sept 21-Sept 22  
    24 Blocks on 6th Street from Brazos to I-35
  • Texas Craft Brewers Festival

    Don't miss the state's largest celebration of independent Texas craft beer ever. The Texas Craft Brewers Festival returns, featuring 79 Texas craft breweries and approximately 200 handcrafted beers available for sampling. Plus, returning for the third year is the festival's opening night event "Partners in Craft." Held on Friday, September 27, the intimate evening event features a unique lineup of Texas collaboration beers, live music, local food vendors, artisans curated by Austin Flea, and a beautiful view of sunset on Lady Bird Lake.
    Sat. Sept. 28, 2pm-6:30pm  
    Fiesta Gardens
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    Community

    QueerBomb 2019

    Get ready to drop glitter bombs, babes! The 10th anniversary of Austin's DIY, anti-corporate alt-Pride will be loud, proud, and full of sparkle. Get there early to mingle, followed by the all-ages rally (7pm), procession down Sixth Street starts at 8:30pm, followed by the dance party celebration at 10pm.:

    New to town and don't know about Queerbomb? We can fix that: see our 2016, 2017, and 2018 coverage, and dive into some history here.

    Sat., June 1, 6pm-1am  
    • Arts

      Dance

      Metamorphosis Dance: Ballet Under the Stars

      This season’s show, ready to glorify Zilker's hillside theatre, features the music of Ludwig Minkus, known for his ballets Don Quixote and La Bayadère. The virtuosi of Metamorphosis Dance will be joined by guest artists from Ballet Austin and Ballet San Antonio and will also debut works created by the company's artists.
      Fri.-Sat., May 31-June 1, 7:45pm. Donations accepted.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      AFS Doc Days

      Austin Film Society's nonfiction minifest returns for its second year with an incredible selection of international documentaries, including opening night feature Stanley Nelson's docu-portrait of "The Prince of Darkness" Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool.
      Thu.-Sun., May 30-June 2. Individual tickets, $11.25.  
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      Comedy

      Andrew Dismukes

      He's currently in his second year as a writer for Saturday Night Live, is he? Huh – almost makes a person wanna watch TV again, because this Dismukes, this former Austinite, is, I mean, he's funny enough to make you, like, rupture something. This opportunity to catch the guy onstage at the Velv is like a don't-miss treat you can give yourself this weekend. So, what, it's not your birthday? Fuck your birthday – you deserve this show tonight, you totally do!
      May 31-June 1. Fri., 9pm; Sat., 9 & 11pm. $10.  
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      Dance

      Asteroid B-612

      ProyectoTeatro and Chamacos Dance Company present an evening of contemporary dance based on Saint-Exupery's Little Prince, featuring works by local and international choreographers.
      May 31-June 2. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 4pm. $10-20.  
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      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
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      Events

      Bubblepalooza

      The kickoff to the All Summer Long series of free community events, this annual celebration of open play on the Long Center’s front lawn is perfect for families of all ages, with live music, games, arts & crafts, trailer food, and of course – tons of bubbles!
      Sat., June 1, 9am. Free.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019)

      Doc Days: Danish filmmaker Brügger investigates whether or not UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld’s death in a plane crash in 1961 was the result of foul play.
      Sat., June 1, 8:30  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Dex & Abby

      Sean and Corey are enjoying the beginning of a relationship and new home; but their dogs, Abby and Dex, are definitely not. So there are a few conflicts to deal with in the relationships of all four characters, and – you won't believe what happens next in the world premiere of this new pet-friendly comedy from Allan Baker, directed by Robert Tolaro for Ground Floor Theatre.
      Through June 1. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $5-45.  
    • Music

      Dirtybird BBQ w/ Claude Vonstroke, Shiba San, Walker & Royce, Christian Martin, Ardalan, Steve Darko b2b VNSSA

      Following last month’s Desert Hearts carnival of Black Rock dust, house, and techno come fellow Californians Dirtybird Records with the bounciest bass lines and most ghettotech of tech house. Founder Claude VonStroke fronts roster all-stars at the second local edition. Former hip-hop jockey, France’s Shiba San spins Chicago house with full moon desert party child Christian Martin.
      Sat., June 1, noon
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      Community

      Equality Texas and Circle Brewing Present: Beer For All

      Let's drink to the end of the 86th Legislature Session! The brewery is releasing summer seasonal, Fanny Pack Kolsch will be sporting a fancy PRIDE label this summer to support and promote equality – literally – as every beer sold supports EQTX. So raise a glass and kick off Summer of Pride with music from Stretch Panic and Trashdog, food, vendors, and raffle items donated by Cute Nail Studio! CUTE. Kid- and dog-friendly; BYOchair.
      Sat., June 1, 1-5pm. Free, $20 for a custom EQTX glass & pours.  
    • Arts

      Dance

      EVERYTHING! EVERYTHING! EVERYTHING!

      To close this 19th year of making dances for her company, Kathy Dunn Hamrick has revisited pivotal moments from previous works, placed them within new contexts, given them new meaning, and created a whimsical hourlong show that stands alone as an entirely new dance. So now here comes everything KDHDC, in a stunning reinvention of original music scores, graphic art, video, and costumes.
      May 30-June 2. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 4pm. $19-21.  
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      Classical Music

      Fream Ad Wall

      The percussive powerhouse of line upon line presents an evening in which artificial intelligence, synthetic voices, video projection, and bespoke electronic kits imbue two major works by the Costa Rica-born, Vancouver-based composer Mauricio Pauly.
      May 31-June 2. Fri.-Sun., 8pm. $10-18.  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Hamilton

      This, in case you somehow didn't know (and please accept our sincere congratulations on finally waking up from that years-long coma, yo, it's good to have you back), is Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop musical about America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Brought to town by the good people of Broadway in Austin, it's a phenomenon that's worthy of its endless hype, and they say tickets are possibly still available if you were born on a full moon, the wind is coming in from the northeast, and the Westlake sibyl dances a clockwise tarantella during consultation. Or, better: See the website right here for the show's two-days-before ticket lottery.
      May 28-June 16. Tue.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 1 & 7pm. $79-539.  
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      Theatre

      Henry V

      Penfold Theatre stages this Shakespearean wartime classic out in that fabled Round Rock Amphitheatre in the park, featuring a fine cast directed by Liz Fisher.
      Through June 22. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. Extra show, Sun., June 23, 8pm. Free.  
    • Music

      Imogen Heap, Guy Sigsworth

      Classical synth UK diva.
      Sat., June 1, 8pm
    • Music

      Lee Fields & the Expressions [outside]

      Like Charles Bradley, Lee Fields emerged from James Brown’s big bang. Now marking a half-century since his first single, 1969’s “Bewildered” b/w “Tell Her I Love Her,” the North Carolina R&B dynamo, 69 this year, crowns a millennial comeback with fifth Expressions LP It Rains Love. Daptone soul atop Stax horns, it aligns with Fields contributing vocals to 2014 Brown biopic Get on Up.
      Sat., June 1, 8pm
    • Music

      Mary Gauthier, Jaimee Harris

      Mary Gauthier began her songwriting career relatively late. At 35, after having been a successful restaurateur and gotten sober, she imbued her 1997 debut Dixie Kitchen with a deep sense of empathy and understanding, its characters driven to the edge of desperation in a quest for emotional redemption.: “I write when I don’t know what else to do,” offers the New Orleans native. “Empathy, I think, is the result. What happens when there is that gut level of honesty fueled by desperation is that people see themselves in a song and feel seen and heard and known, and the end result is they feel less alone and so does the songwriter. The point is to connect, and when you connect that’s where empathy happens and we see each other in a way that creates resonance.”: That philosophy is foundational to last year’s Rifles & Rosary Beads, her collection of co-writes with military veterans over the past five years through Darden Smith’s locally-founded SongwritingWith:Soldiers program. Although the album earned global accolades including a Grammy nomination, its effects resonate far beyond the songs.: “People who are struggling with trauma, as so many of our veterans are and as I have in my life, there’s this understanding on a primal level that if I try to write through it I could be okay,” she acknowledges. “That redemptive quality that songs and art in general makes room for is something that SongwritingWith:Soldiers has verified for me – songs and music as a lifesaver.: “It’s a paradox: Why do sad songs make us happy?” she continues. “There’s something about allowing yourself to be seen in that incredibly vulnerable way that brings joy. I think the joy comes from connection, in seeing ourselves in each other. Sometimes it ain’t pretty, but dammit, we’re doing the best we can here.”
      Sat., June 1, 8:30pm
    • Food

      Food Events

      Mushroom Cultivation Skills Clinic

      Wanna get the most fun out of fungi? Learn about mushrooms with instructor Daniel Reyes of the Central Texas Mycological Society in a two-day class that combines theory and skills for growing common edible and medicinal mushrooms and provides a framework to integrate this knowledge into a home, garden, or farm. Note: Registration also gets you class notes and slides, mushroom cultivation supplies, and spawn blocks from HiFi Mycology.
      June 1-2. Sat.-Sun., 10am-4pm. $50-150.  
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      Sports

      National Learn to Row Day

      Austin Rowing Club is offering a 90-minute course to cover an introduction to rowing, as well as a few basics of the sport. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning about and trying out rowing for the first time.
      Sat., June 1, 8am-1:30pm. Free.  
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      National Trails Day Cleanup at the Country Club Creek Trail

      The Buzz Mill's Lumber Society has officially adopted the Country Club Creek for the next two years and they're celebrating National Trail Day with this cleanup of the land. Followed by a drink on the house at the Buzz Mill afterward.
      Sat., June 1, 9am-noon. Free.  
      Country Club Creek Trail, S. Pleasant Valley Rd.
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Over the Rainbow (2019)

      Doc Days: A rare, insider's look into the shrouded world of Scientologists from AFS Grant recipient Peixoto, who will be in attendance.
      Sat., June 1, 3:15  
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      Arts & Culture

      p1nky and The Kwane: Another Soup Opera!

      A 45-minute mash up of surrealist theatre, performance art, and music performance from the minds of Wayne Bruce Dean, Josue Allen Hart, Jp Rivfe, and Y2K.
      Fri.-Sun., May 31-June 2, 9pm (with a second showing Sun. at 7pm). $10-35.  
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      Nightlife & Parties

      Queer Up Charlies: Pride Edition

      Our season is here! Kick it off with a hot and sweaty dance party of the queerest variety with DJs Chorizo Funk, Dylan Reece, Mouthfeel, Winona Grindr, and Lamar.
      Sat., June 1, 9pm  
    • Music

      Shy Beast (album release), Otis the Destroyer, Dr. Joe

      Following polished electro-pop on two EPs, lush local crew Shy Beast deliver debut long-player Shy ’Til You Die. Shaking up their synth-driven pop-rock, Mariclaire Glaeser’s songwriting ensures bubbly fizz embellished by David Byrne-inspired moves. New lead guitarist Taylor Wilkins opens with his own garage rock subtleties as Otis the Destroyer. Dr. Joe’s jam gospel begins.
      Sat., June 1, 9pm
    • Community

      Events

      Soul of Austin Culture Fest

      A fest honoring Austin's multicultural communities, neighborhoods, businesses, and residents. There'll be live music and artist showcases, free health screenings, vendors, and more. This is a great opportunity to nurture local artful and economic relationships, as well as celebrate cultures with other communities.
      Sat., June 1, noon-6pm. Free.  
    • Arts

      Dance

      Studio Series Show

      This is an evening of critique-in-process dance performances by four independent Austin-based choreographers: Alexa Capareda, Emily Rushing, Lauren Tietz, and Rae Fredericks. Curated and conceived by Kirstan Clifford; curated and moderated by Michaeli Brunk. Note: RSVP via email and they'll tell you where it's at.
      May 30-June 2. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 5pm. $10.  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      The Broadway Soprano

      Lisa Vroman is "America’s most versatile soprano whose engaging and vivacious stage presence captivates audiences wherever she goes," and here she honors the female heroines of Broadway with the greatest hits from Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe, Gershwin, Lloyd Webber, Sondheim, and many more – with the Austin Symphony Orchestra, as conducted by Peter Bay.
      Fri.-Sat., May 31-June 1, 8pm. $18-100.  
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      Theatre

      Wakey, Wakey

      "Though the man telling the jokes is sitting down (he's in a wheelchair), dying is a stand-up routine in this glowingly dark, profoundly moving new play by Will Eno,” states The New York Times. From the playwright of Thom Pain (based on nothing) comes this welcome work of theatre, embodied here by Ken Webster and Maria Latiolais; directed by Mark Pickell for Capital T Theatre. And here's our review of the show's previous presentation.
      Through June 1. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $20-30.  
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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

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