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for Sat., Aug. 17
  • Movies on the Lawn at the Neill-Cochran House Museum

    Movies on the Lawn hosted by TJ Henry Law.

    • July 22: Friday Night Lights
    • Aug 5th: Best Little WhoreHouse in Texas
    • Aug 22: Giant

    Beverages provided by Still Austin, Thirsty Planet Brewing, Austin Gourmet Popcorn. $15 pp/$10 for members (drinks & popcorn included in admission price). Starts at dusk, capacity limited and reservations recommended.
    July 22, Aug. 5, Aug 19  
    Neill-Cochran House Museum
  • STREET KINGS: RISK & Blek le Rat: An Immersive Exhibition Highlighting Signature Works by Two Graffiti Masters

    West Chelsea Contemporary invites the public to experience their newest exhibit “STREET KINGS: Risk + Blek le Rat." This show highlights two graffiti masters, each who have catalyzed the movement in their cities. With over 10 neon works by RISK and 11 new original paintings by Blek, this display is both show-stopping and exemplary of each artist’s current practice.
    Through August 22  
    West Chelsea Contemporary
  • Music

    Street Sects, Pinkish Black, Black Mercy, Arc Set Empire

    New two-song single Death and Displacement finds ATX industrial-noise duo Street Sects revisiting their Gentrification series, on hold since mid-2014, with the same hardcore-punk-informed indignation with which they approached the first two of the planned five-entry series. Fort Worth duo Pinkish Black support June’s Concept Unification, a doom-and-gloom synth-prog tale of ShowBiz Pizza’s erstwhile animatronic performers.
    Sat., Aug. 17, 9pm  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      The Animation Show of Shows (2020)

      For 20 years, this program has been presenting new and innovative animated short films from around the world.
      Sat., Aug. 17, 11:30am  
    • Qmmunity

      Arts & Culture

      Whatsinthemirror? Presents: Fireflies

      A play, set somewhere in the Jim Crow South, about civil rights and unrest. Returning to the director’s seat, Tarik Daniels brings: Donja R. Love’s work to the Austin stage.
      Aug. 14-18, Wed.-Sat., 8pm; Sat.-Sun., 4pm. $15.  
    • Music

      Texas Flood book release w/ authors Alan Paul & Andy Aledort; musicians Tommy Shannon, Jackie Newhouse, Denny Freeman, Roddy Colonna, Derek O'Brien

      “It’s a story that hasn’t been told fully and properly,” offers Alan Paul on why he and co-author Andy Aledort felt the need to tackle Stevie Ray Vaughan’s biography. “Missing from any previous Stevie books was the insights from the people closest to him, which in my mind were [his brother] Jimmie and his bandmates.”: Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan amends that record through hundreds of interviews and the authors’ deep understanding of the influences that shaped Vaughan’s distinctive style. Paul, author of the bestselling Allman Brothers biography One Way Out and Aledort, longtime editor for Guitar World, track SRV’s uncanny development from hotshot blues guitarist to international superstar before being killed in a 1990 helicopter crash. A mix of prose and oral history presents invaluable documentation of a generous but troubled soul, and brilliant, driven musical mind.: “I got more understanding and a deeper respect for how severe his drug and alcohol problem was, and consequently how dedicated he was to his recovery,” attests Paul. “The deep soul of his music really was a reflection of his deep soul as a person.”: “Most important to me in writing the book was communicating that spirit so the reader could really get a sense of who Stevie was,” says Aledort. “The feeling you get listening to him is the same feeling I know in knowing him. He was like a laser in terms of intensity in playing and analysis of music, but it was always wrapped up in a very sweet and generous and warm person.”
      Sat., Aug. 17, 7:30pm  
      $10 at the door
    • Arts


      American Blood Song: A Puppet Operetta of the Donner Party

      Oh, holy shit. That unstoppable Trouble Puppet crew, led by Connor Hopkins, often as sick and twisted as they are brilliant – and, yeah, they've been mind-bogglingly good at times – returns with a true-historical tale of the sort of privilege, entitlement, and hubris that leads to nation-building … and sometimes cannibalism. This spectacle is performed by Zac Crofford, Caroline Reck, Marina DeYoe-Pedraza, Indigo Rael, Jay Young, Zac Carr, and Melissa Vogt. It's a musical, too, with an original score by Mother Falcon. Recommended, but note: This is not the sort of puppet show you wanna take your smaller kids to – unless you've been feeding them long pig all this time.
      Through Aug. 17. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $15-35.  
    • Community


      Austin Oddities and Curiosities Expo

      Trying to keep things weird, you say? Here's a one-stop shop for taxidermy, jewelry made of animal bones and insects, kooky artwork, vintage items, and much more.
      Sat., Aug. 17, 11am-6pm. $10; ages 12 & under, free.  
    • Food

      Food Events

      Austin Restaurant Weeks: Final Weekend

      The Central Texas Food Bank announces the return of Austin Restaurant Weeks for 2019, with Tito’s Handmade Vodka as the main sponsor and an impressive array of venues offering prix fixe meals and drink specials and – oh, here comes the final weekend of an incredible two weeks’ worth of culinary goodness, with proceeds going to sustain that community-forward Food Bank while you happily feast at, for example, Barley Swine, Café No Sé, the Capital Grille, Caroline Restaurant, Central Standard, Citizen Eatery, Contigo, the Driskill Grill, Easy Tiger Downtown & the Linc, Goodall’s Kitchen, Gusto Italian Kitchen, Hideaway Kitchen & Bar, Il Brutto, Intero, Le Politique, L’Oca d’Oro, Olive & June, Oskar Blues Brewery, Parkside, the Peached Tortilla, Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille, Sala & Betty, Salt & Time, Sway, and more. See website for specific menus and details!
      Through Sept. 2. Prix fixe: $20, lunch & brunch; $35-50, dinner.  
      See website for participating restaurants
    • Music

      Crazy World of Arthur Brown

      Canceling a Waterloo in-store on the last Sunday of SXSW after attacks on two mosques in New Zealand, Arthur Brown returns. Eternal for his oft-covered 1968 chart-topper “Fire,” the English shock-rocker remains an illuminative performer long after his flaming helmet burned out. Call it homecoming: the 77-year-old lived locally for decades, painting houses and performing music therapy.
      Sat., Aug. 17, 8pm  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Holy Motors (2012)

      Lates: In this anarchic film from France’s enfant terrible of the cinema, Monsieur Oscar (Lavant) is driven around Paris via limousine to various “appointments,” each stop requiring a different dramatic disguise. Holy Motors is as individualistic a movie as you’re likely to encounter.
      Sat., Aug. 17, 9:15pm  
    • Community


      Hottest Day of the Year Ride

      So what if it's 100 degrees outside? Biking around town is still an option, or at least that's what the host, Bike Austin, claims. It's certainly true if you're pedaling from swimming hole to swimming hole. Water and food stops take place along the way, with the ride ending with a pizza party at the ABGB (1305 W. Oltorf).
      Sat., Aug. 17, 2-5pm. Free.  
      Bicycle Sport Shop, 517 S. Lamar
    • Arts


      Jake Johannsen

      You know Johannsen is "one of the finest and more cerebral comics around," right? That's why you're reserving a seat for the weekend's shows right now.
      Aug. 14-17. Wed.-Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 7:30 & 10pm. $12-23.  
    • Arts

      Classical Music

      Kompas Trio: Soundscapes

      Kompas Trio is a new chamber music group of female artists originally from the Dominican Republic, featuring flautist Laura Canelo Cohen, pianist Ninoska Thrall, and cellist Ilia De la Rosa in concerts of contemporary and classical repertoire by Hispanic and Latin-American composers. This debut concert showcases music by Astor Piazzolla, Elisenda Fabregas, and Julio Alberto Hernandez.
      Sat., Aug. 17, 6pm. $2-10.  
    • Qmmunity

      Arts & Culture

      Liz Behan: One Woman at Dusk

      Our queer’d country star returns to share her tall tales of country dyke living. Laura de la Fuente is Liz Behan, and we promise she’ll make ya laugh ’til it hurts so good.
      Saturdays Thru Sept. 21. Saturdays, 7-8pm. $10.  
    • Music

      MCA Day ATX w/ Mr. Brown Sounds

      KUTX’s The Breaks presents beatmaker and freestyle MC competitions and more honoring late Beastie Boys MC Adam Yauch.
      Sat., Aug. 17, 8pm  
    • Music

    • Arts


      Rite Out Loud: Staged Reading Festival

      "Three talent-packed days of staged readings of new plays by five great playwrights." We'd usually rewrite an opening PR statement like that. You know: ditching most of the adjectives? But, no, from our experience of theatre in this town, that description is pretty spot-on – concerning the writers and directors and performers alike. A veritable company of glory is gathered to present this showcase of original works for you. Friday features Austin Traffic: The Musical pReview by Megan Ortiz (7pm) and Europa, about "two women, their children, and the after-effects of sexual violence," by Sarah Saltwick (8:30pm); Saturday brings Megan Tabaque’s Two Sweaty, about the "unexpected friendship between two women in an urban cycling studio" (3pm) and Travis Tate's Seneca, a time-shifting tale of a town of freed slaves and immigrants in the mid-1800s, that is where New York City's Central Park is now (8pm); and the series wraps on Sunday with Ruby, Raul Garza's "poetic journey through realms of art, science, and the natural world" (3pm) and Lulu in Rochester by Allison Gregory, about "silent film star Louise Brooks’ temporary emergence from obscurity in the Fifties" (8pm). See website for details.
      Aug. 16-18. Fri., 7 & 8:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 1 & 3pm. $5.  
    • Arts


      Robert Mueller's Greatest Hits

      Robert Mueller (as played by Hyde Park Theatre's own Ken Webster), with help from a rotation of local all-star actors, presents highlights of the special counsel’s two-volume, 400-plus page report in this staged reading – including, of course, the Mueller team's assessment of Russian interference and the president’s efforts to obstruct the investigation into his campaign. Conceived and directed by Mark Pickell for Capital T Theatre. (Also, we feel compelled to add, in the interests of full disclosure: FUCK TRUMP.)
      Through Aug. 31. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. Pay what you can, impeach if possible.
    • Music

      This Kills Me, Fakemaker, Rad Gnar, Nite Sobs

      Capitalist Kids frontman and Chronicle staff designer Jeff Gammill premieres his new Costello-pop band Nite Sobs in the opening slot of this evening's pop-punk gathering.
      Sat., Aug. 17, 8pm  
    • Arts



      This new play, devised by a trans/nonbinary ensemble – the lead writers are Libby Carr and Lane Stanley – tells the story of a "found family" living together in the same house, redefining the meaning and importance of community and overcoming personal grief and loss while fostering an atmosphere of love and acceptance. Directed by Lisa Scheps and Jess O'Rear for Ground Floor Theatre.
      Through Aug. 31. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. Extra show: Wed., Aug. 28, 8pm. $5-40.  
    • Arts


      Women in Translation Celebration

      Visit Malvern for this celebration of Women in Translation Month, with readings and discussion from award-winning poet and acclaimed Spanish translator Liliana Valenzuela and Russian translator Marian Schwartz.
      Sat., Aug. 17, 7pm
    • Community


      Woodstock 50: Tribute Concert

      Commemorative celebration canceled in upstate New York, its free, indoors, KOOP simulcast ATX counterpart covers original performers Creedence Clearwater Revival, Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, CSNY, and the Who. Doing the honors after an ice cream social are Guy Forsyth, Deezie Brown, SaulPaul, Sarah Sharp, Bob Cheevers, and more.
      Sat., Aug. 17, 2pm. Free.  
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