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  • The Act of Reading Virtual Screening & Live Q&A

    A magical documentary journey into the world of teaching and reading Moby-Dick. Join a virtual reunion of the cast as they discuss the film and our evolving relationship to canonical literature. This event is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
    July 23-July 30  
    Virtual Event
  • 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
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    Sports

    Austin Bold FC

    Vs. El Paso Locomotive FC.
    Thu., June 3, 8pm  
  • Arts

    Classical Music

    Austin Chamber Music Festival

    The ACMC celebrates its 25th annual Austin Chamber Music Festival outdoors and online this year, presenting performances on the Neill-Cochran House lawn on Thursday evenings through June 24. (Note: For those not currently participating in outdoor events, a livestream option is available to enjoy the concerts remotely in real time.) This year's festival includes the Schumann Chamber Players and Artina McCain; the Artisan Quartet, made up of Austin Symphony principal musicians; the genre-defying Invoke, flutist Ebonee Thomas of the Dallas Opera, cellist Ryan Murphy of the San Antonio Symphony, and violinist Charles Wetherbee of Carpe Diem String Quartet. The Festival finale features former Mother Falcon members Laura and Rita Andrade. "These concerts are SO meaningful to us," says ACMC's artistic director Michelle Schumann, "not just because we get to play again, but because we get to see our audience members again."
    Through June 24. Thursdays, 7:30pm. $30-50.  
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    Theatre

    Fusebox: Lil' Bash

    They weren’t able to stage their annual fundraiser as intended, so the Fusebox team has cooked up Lil' Bash, a "joyous celebration featuring the grooves of DJ Shani, a show-stopping appearance by the Queens of ExtragramsATX, live performances from acclaimed artist Michael J. Love and Austin's Bowie tribute band Super Creeps, and trippy visuals from Essentials Creative, all served up with a plethora of delectable food and drink." You know how these guys do: This backyard summer soiree on the Eastside will be a rollicking good time.
    Thu., June 3, 7:30-10:30pm. $250.  
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    High Noon Talk

    Join author Bill Minutaglio for a talk on his book, A Single Star and Bloody Knuckles, which begins in 1870 with the birth of Texas’ modern political framework and chronicles Texas political life against the backdrop of industry, the economy, and race relations. Presented in conjunction with the Bullock Museum exhibit "Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow."
    Thu., June 3, noon  
    The Bullock Museum online
  • 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
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    Sports

    Round Rock Express

    Vs. El Paso. The Express become the Chupacabras Thursday, there'll be postgame fireworks Friday, Saturday is Nineties Night, and Sunday is Cancer Awareness Night. See schedule for details and more events.
    June 3-8. Thu.-Fri. & Mon., 7:05pm; Sat.-Sun. & Tue., 6:05pm  
  • Arts

    Dance

    Tapestry: Re:Connecting

    Tapestry Dance Company, under the direction of co-founder Acia Gray, premieres Re: Connecting, a new dance film exploring connection across space and time, through rhythm.
    June 3-6. Thu.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. Donations accepted.  
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    The Drop-In

    Presented by ACL Radio & Long Center and driven by Austin Subaru, the Drop-In keeps the music going all summer long by showcasing a diverse lineup of Austin’s favorite and emerging artists, with select dates programmed in partnership with Black Fret. Stay tuned to Long Center & ACL Radio socials on Fridays to learn which artist is performing that week.
    Thursdays, 8pm (doors at 6:30). Free, but RSVP.  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    The Mysterious Affair at Styles

    Austin Playhouse's own Lara Toner Haddock has gone and adapted Agatha Christie's first published novel? Yes – and this debut opus features none other than the sharply mustachio'd Hercule Poirot. Featuring a sockdolager cast – Ben Wolfe (as Poirot himself), Scott Shipman, Toby Minor, Lara Toner, Sarah Chong Harmer, Sarah Fleming Walker, Ben Bazaěn, Robert Deike, Joseph Garlock, Babs George, Claire Grasso, Huck Huckaby, Marc Pouhé, Ken Webster, and Cyndi Williams – directed by that same Haddock, this murder mystery may be just what you need to transition out of the pandemic and into a semblance of former normalcy. Note: "Employing a hybrid method of theatrical filming, actors will be captured using both cinematic and traditional live performance approaches. To enhance the experience, early purchasers will electronically receive exclusive clues designed for the virtual whodunnit." Available for online viewing with live Q&As after each performance, and – regardez-vous! – here's a video trailer for the show.
    Through June 5. Thu.-Sun., 7:30pm. $15-18.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    The Umlauf's Annual Garden Party

    Yes, the annual event returns in the glamorous style to which we'd become accustomed before everything went pearshaped in 2020. It's an evening of feasting and mingling, with live music and multiple performancesRay Prim, the Irish Dance Center of Austin, Roy Lozano’s Ballet Folklórico, and more – and noms by Maudie's Tex-Mex, Moonshine, Juliet Italian Kitchen, Paperboy, Parkside/Backspace, PF Chang's Downtown, Fluff Meringues, and other bastions of bodacious imbibing. Wines from Twin Liquors? Yes. Tito's Vodka flowing like ... really good vodka? Yes. And all of it among the works of that lovely sculpture garden and the interlocking shadows of trees.
    Thu., June 3, 6-9pm. $200-300.  
  • Qmmunity

    Nightlife & Parties

    UnBEARable: Breeding Rainbows

    Chique Fil-Atio and Mascara Rivers are ready to get down and dirty for Pride Month, along with special guests Kara Foxx and Champagne Killer. Also: The FB event reminds guests to wear their "sluttiest attire" for the chance to win what Chique and Mascara are calling the Pants Off, Dance Off Challenge.
    Thu., June 3, 10pm. No cover.  
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    Visual Arts

    West Chelsea Contemporary: Icons & Vandals

    It's the swanky venue's "most monumental" show yet, featuring works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ai WeiWei, Roy Lichtenstein, and a slew of other creative provocateurs who have subverted the contemporary art world throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Bonus: The closing reception features an artist talk with "The First lady of Graffiti," Lady Pink.
    Closing reception: Sun., July 11, 3-5pm
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