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  • PBR Team Series - Austin Gambler Days

    The Professional Bull Riders are bringing the new PBR Team Series to Austin, Texas! The Austin Gamblers will host Gambler Days powered by Dell Technologies. This action-packed team bull riding competition features the most exciting 8-seconds in sports along with great food, music, and non-stop entertainment. Come see the world’s best bull riders!
    Aug 26-28  
    Moody Center
  • aGLIFF's PRISM 35 LGBTQ+ Film Festival

    aGLIFF's PRISM 35 LGBTQ+ Film Festival offers over 85 films, live filmmaker discussions, parties and more Aug 24-28 at the Galaxy Theatres. Details, badges and ticket info is available online.
    In Person Aug. 24-28 / Virtual Aug 29- Sept. 5  
    Virtual/In-Person Hybrid Event
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  • Community

    Kids

    Science Under the Stars: Urban Mammals

    Find out why some mammals may live well in cities while others do not in this live online lecture and Q&A.
    Thu., May 13, 7pm. Free.  
    Virtual
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Visual Arts Center: Small Refusals

      This is a three-woman exhibition featuring work by students from UT's 2021 Studio Art MFA graduating class: Magdalena Jarkowiec, Heather Canterbury, and Ania Mininkova. Uncanny experiences in Home Depot aisles, found diaries, and mythologies of the American landscape are revisited in sculpture, photography, and video works for a show that celebrates the everyday as a sea of unexamined alternatives to dominant narratives. Recommended: There's an Artist Talk via Zoom on Fri., May 7, 5pm.
      Through May 23. Wed.-Sat., noon-5pm
    • Arts

      Theatre

      10 Ways to Survive Life In Quarantine

      Texas School for the Deaf’s performing arts program presents this new play by Don Zolidis, a virtual presentation (streamed on-demand) full of handy solutions learned and life lessons shared when the recent lockdown left us to entertain (and sometimes fend for) ourselves. Directed by Brian Cheslick, voiced and captioned for all audiences.
      Through May 22. $5.  
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      Classical Music

      Austin Classical Guitar: Flowers of Life

      Inspired by the transformation of winter to spring at the Wildflower Center, composer and performer Gabriel Santiago collaborates with master horticulturalist Andrea DeLong-Amaya to celebrate the intersections of nature and music.
      Thu., May 13, 7pm. Donations accepted.  
    • Arts

      Books

      BookWoman Poetry Virtual Reading: Lesléa Newman

      Newman, the author of 75 books for readers of all ages, is featured tonight. Cindy Huyser hosts, and an open mic follows.
      Thu., May 13, 7:15pm  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      ICOSA's Window Dressing XI: Unruly Waters Insult the Shore

      This latest of ICOSA's everchanging front-window displays of creative expression is a tableau that "explores ideas of blurred boundaries and futility of containment by depicting the grotesque as the embodiment of conflict between art and nature." As rendered by Austin's own Big Chicken & Baby Bird, it's sure to be a vivid if fleeting addition to the many visuals at Canopy.
      Through May 17. Reception: Fri., May 14, 7-9pm
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Northern-Southern: Baton

      This is a group show by relay, begun in July of 2020 as a method of socially distancing a community in the height of the pandemic: Artists took turns alone in the space, each adding to the exhibition. Now, as it nears its close, the exhibition resembles a community in which work converses and overlaps. With Adreon Henry, Vy Ngo, Dawn Okoro, Leon Alesi, Matt Steinke, Sev Coursen, Stella Alesi, and more.
      Closing reception: Sat., July 24, 3-9pm
    • Community

      Sports

      Round Rock Express

      Vs. Sugar Land Skeeters. Dogs welcome on Thursday, the Express become the Chupacabras Friday, and Sunday is kids' day, with train rides and a postgame chance to run the bases. See schedule for details and more events.
      May 13-18. Thu.-Sat. & Mon., 7:05; Sun., 1:05, Tue., 6:05  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Street Corner Arts: The Spin

      The Street Corner production of Spenser Davis' new modern drama, performed live for several shows night after night, is now available in recorded form online.
      Through May 15. $3.  
    • Arts

      Classical Music

      TEMP: Tales from the Decameron

      For its final video concert of the season, the Texas Early Music Project presents stories from an extremely timely source: The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio, a book of tales told by a group of young adults escaping the Black Death during the 1348 epidemic by sheltering in a villa just outside Florence. KMFA’s Sara Schneider provides a bit of historical background to The Decameron and the music of the period, then the action begins and we catch up with the intrepid group of plague-fleeing characters, accompanied with music composed by Gherardello da Firenze, Lorenzo da Firenze, Francesco Landini, and more.Still not convinced that this is a sonic wonderment perfectly suited to herald our exit from history's latest pandemic? Still thinking that this concert is something other than early-music glory so divinely embodied that it'll thrill anything you have that even resembles a soul? Doubt no more.Point one: The librettist is Wellesley College's Dr. Larry Rosenwald. Point two: These tales are narrated by Austin's own Marc Pouhé. Final point to, as they say, seal the deal: This preview trailer.Conclusion: Danny Johnson, you're a mensch.
      May 8-13. $5-50.  
    • Community

      Events

      Virtual Kitten Shower

      It's kitten season! Austin Humane Society's annual event is fur-tual this year, featuring adorable kittens and cats available for adoption, virtual activities, a kitten supply drive, and paw-some happy hours. Donate online and check out one of the events::
      • Kitten Trivia: Thu., May 6, 6pm:
      • Kitten Yoga: Sat., May 8, 10am; Tue., May 11, 5:30pm:
      • Kitten Bingo: Sat., May 8, 11am:
      • Whiskey & Whiskers: Thu., May 13, 8pm
      May 6-13  
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    • Arts

      Theatre

      A Portrait of My Mother

      An artist remembers their mother, spinning a modern Mexican Cinderella tale as we follow the trials and tribulations of one woman's journey into motherhood – from her humble beginnings in the town of Laredo, Texas, to her journey to Chicago, and everything between. Written and performed by Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, directed by David R. Jarrott. Note: Now available for viewing on Vimeo.
      Through July 31. $5.  
    • Community

      Events

      ACC MBPT Virtual Open House

      Meet faculty and staff of Austin Community College's Music Business, Performance & Technology Department and get a sneak peek of the brand-new recording studios, performance spaces, and lab facilities at the Highland campus.
      Thu., May 13, 5pm. Free.  
      Zoom
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      AFS Cinema Seeks Donations

      The AFS Cinema is preparing to reopen this summer, and they're asking for the community’s support to open their doors again. Donate today to help light up their two big screens with the classic, independent, and global films that bring the world of cinema to Austin.
      Ongoing  
    • Music

      Alan Haynes

      Thursdays, 8pm, Thursdays, 8pm, Thursdays, 8pm and Thursdays, 8pm
    • Music

    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Art for the People Gallery: Such Miracles Among Us

      Kate Fitzpatrick's work enlivens this gallery's first solo show of 2021, the artist's painted depictions of wildlife a colorful delight for the eyes.
      Through June 6  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Asian Pacific Virtual Showcase

      During Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, join Austin Asian American Film Festival for a showcase that aims to highlight artists of different communities and neighborhoods in the United States, Canada, and Oceania.
      Through May 31  
      Online: www.aaafilmfest.org
    • Community

      Events

      Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary: Virtual Concert Fundraiser

      Featuring Jo James and the Reverent Few, this virtual concert benefits the Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club's Bibliobus project, a mobile library that will make its way to rural areas in Madagascar offering access to books and internet for youth.
      Thu., May 13  
      Online via Purple Bee Studios
    • Music

      Austin Gilliam Band

      Thu., May 13, 6pm
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Austin Latinx New Play Festival

      Teatro Vivo and Scriptworks present the 2021 iteration of this annual festival, providing an opportunity for playwrights to hear, see, and receive feedback on their original work. The festival brings each playwright together with a dramaturg, director, and actors to bring their play to life as a staged reading in front of an audience – online, this year. The lineup: Machine Learning by Francisco Mendoza, directed by Jesus Valles, Thu., May 13, 7pm; This Bitch: Esta Sangre Quiero by Adrienne Dawes, directed by Daphnie Sicre, Fri., May 14, 7pm; Have to Believe We Are Magic by Sara Guerrero, directed by Si Mon’ Emmett, Sat., May 15, 3pm; Los Pochos by Herbert Siguenza, directed by Miguel Septién, Sat., May 15, 7pm.
    • Community

      Civic Events

      Austin Water Oversight Committee Meeting

      Briefings address the systems testing pilot for Austin's new smart water meter system dubbed My ATX Water, among other items. The pilot began in September 2020 and includes nearly 5,000 meters from the River Place/Glenlake, Long Canyon, and Windsor Park/Mueller neighborhoods.
      Thu., May 13, 1:30pm  
      Videoconference
    • Music

    • Community

      Sports

      Ballet Austin Online Fitness Classes

      Choose from a variety of movement classes offered via livestream.
      Ongoing and June 21-July 29  
      Online
    • Arts

      Dance

      Ballet Austin: Classes

      Learn your way to physical grace with a dance class at Ballet Austin. There are so many varieties to choose among – ballet, barre, contemporary dance, hip-hop, tap, cardio dance fitness, Pilates, and more – and all taught by professional instructors. See website for details.
      $3-7 per class.  
    • Music

    • Music

    • Community

      Events

      BSC Reopening Business Safely Global Forum

      Business is not as usual. This is a safe place to talk about business concerns, share ideas, and hear from weekly business expert guests.
      Thursdays, 12-1pm. Through Dec. 16. Free.  
      Online
    • Community

      Civic Events

      Building Community Power

      Join Asian Family Support Services of Austin's for its monthlong virtual conversation series on building power within and beyond Asian American Pacific Islander communities.
      Through May 27. Thursdays, 5pm. Free (registration required).  
      Online
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Camiba Art: Since Last We Met

      What do you get when you rescue a discarded Leclerc table loom from the curb during a neighborhood walk? If you're acclaimed ceramic artist Jen Rose, you use the knowledge you gained about weaving in college and you integrate that weaving into your porcelain practice. What do you get if you visit Rose's latest show of works, now on display at this fine gallery? An eyeful of sculptural creations, threaded multiples, that are hung, draped, twisted, and manipulated toward a pattern-rich kinesis. This show, tell you what, it's sublime.
      Through May 15

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