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  • Dripping Springs Fair and Rodeo

    Come join everyone at Dripping Springs Fair and Rodeo over Memorial Day Weekend! Joining in for the fun is special musical guests Jake Hooker and the Outsiders. It will be an exciting show with fun shopping and delicious food. Complete details and tickets sales are available online.
    May 28-29  
    Dripping Springs Ranch Park Event Center
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    Juneteenth

    Juneteenth Parade & Festival

    Celebrate the 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas. The parade starts at MLK & Salina and continues down Chicon, heading east on Rosewood then north on Chestnut up to Pleasant Valley. Then enjoy music, food, and entertainment at Rosewood Park.
    Sat., June 19, 10am  
    Salina & MLK Jr. Blvd.
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      Theatre

      Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven

      Acclaimed playwright Reina Hardy returns to the Vortex with her first National New Play Network rolling world premiere, bringing her magic and humor to this coming-of-age adventure for everyone who’s ever looked up at the stars and dreamed. "This remarkable play engages young adults and audiences of all ages, bringing science and imagination into the theatre." Directed by Marcus McQuirter and Rudy Ramirez, and starring Jeremy Rashad Brown, Oktavea LaToi, Dane Parker, Christina Blake, and Eva McQuade.
      Through July 3. Fri.-Sun., 8pm. $10 and up.  
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      Sports

      Austin FC's First Home Game

      Austin FC takes on the San Jose Earthquakes for their first home game at the brand-new Q2 Stadium. Tickets are likely only available through nefarious means at this point. Read our coverage of the team, stadium, and fans on our Austin FC page.
      Sat., June 19, 8pm  
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      Food Events

      Austin Greek Festival

      Opa! A mouthwatering array of delicious Greek food – including lamb, spanakopita, gyros, souvlaki, baklava, and more – will fuel the hours of dancing and fun to be enjoyed at this annual weekend event. Greek dance performances and lessons, kid-friendly activities, shopping for souvenirs at the agora market, and more will make you think you just missed the bus for Vouliagmeni and are spending three of the Best Days Ever at some big party in Plaka.
      June 18-20. Fri.-Sat., 11am-11pm; Sun., noon-8pm  
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      Juneteenth

      Black History Bike Ride

      The ride guides participants on a historical tour of Black Central East Austin in an effort to preserve Austin’s history while pushing forward on the social justice movement sparked last year after the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Stops include the Clarksville landmark Haskell House, the Barbara Jordan statue, the historically Black Huston-Tillotson University, and the historic Victory Grill.
      Sat., June 19, 10am  
      Texas African American Memorial, 11th & Congress
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      Kids

      Cenicienta: A Bilingual Cinderella Story

      Austin's Glass Half Full Theatre presents its award-winning “story within a story” using puppetry, performed in Spanish and English. Featuring Madison Palomo as Belinda, who – when she confronts her stepmother and stepsisters – learns to embrace her love of poetry and stand up for herself. This captivating bilingual Cinderella story is recommended for ages five and older.
      Available online through June 30. $10.  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Cloud Tree Studios: Black Art WKND

      Listen: Futur Noir introduces the world to a wave of new Black creators who will disrupt and reconstruct a new future in the art world, as previewed by a group of young creatives over the course of Juneteenth weekend, with an epicenter at this Eastside gallery. This is a multivenue event hosting two full days of original art, presented by Tobar Takeover and _OF COLOR, with musical performances, vendors, lectures, live painting, and more. Featuring works by Sam Barks, Dave McClinton, Sadé Lawson, Steve Hatchett, Rex Sterling Hamilton, Hailey Gearo, and more – and live music from Nahmido,⁠ ChiClopz⁠, Blakchyl, Yanna, and Eli Arbor. And did we mention ... brunch? See website for details.
      Sat.-Sun., June 19-20, noon-5pm. $15.  
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      Visual Arts

      Collection Rert: Tayshas

      Keatan McKeever, Fernando Flores, and Michael Flanagan all have roots in the Rio Grande Valley, a region that includes areas of South Texas and Northern Tamaulipas. Each artist draws on their unique experiences in the area to create work that explores themes of identity, material, and environment.
      Closing reception: Sat., July 10, 6-9pm
      2608 Rogers
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      Events

      Dreamland: National Sumo Championships

      Yes, that one-of-a-kind outdoor entertainment, recreation, and arts venue in Dripping Springs is hosting the U.S. Sumo Federation's 2021 National Sumo Championships. It'll be a weekend celebration of Japanese culture, spread across the venue’s 64 Hill Country acres and offering an array of entertainments – Kendo and Kyudo exhibitions, Taiko drumming, Asian food specialties, and more – in addition to the hot Sumo action.
      Sat., June 19, 9am-5pm. $20-50.  
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      Father's Day at Pioneer Farms

      Two special blacksmithing classes will be offered, teaching Dad how to make a bottle opener from a railroad spike (Sat.) or a fork and spoon set (Sun.); enjoy a special chuckwagon-style lunch in the Town Square Sunday; and Dad's first beer is free both days, thanks to sponsor New Belgium Brewing Co.
      Sat.-Sun., June 19-20  
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      Frida Friday ATX

      Featuring two days of amazing art, vintage, handmade, and carefully curated goods, with tunes by DJs Boyfriend and Kick It (Saturday) and Chorizo Funk and Eriq Stylez (Sunday).
      Sat.-Sun., June 19-20, noon-4pm. Free.  
    • Music

      High on Fire, Duel, Greenbeard

      Dirt flying, pistons slapping, riders skying off ramps – the rowdy, rural vibe of a MX track can only be improved with live doom metal. Oakland sludge heroes High on Fire wheelie in for their first concert in 18 months with Matt Pike’s fingers primed to burn up a fretboard. Fuzz-conjuring stoner shamans Greenbeard and melodic doom riff-layers Duel also take laps.
      Sat., June 19, 5pm  
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      Community

      Juneteenth but Make It Queer

      Don’t miss this night of community building, fun, and fundraising with queer Black DJs and vendors. Party benefits Embrace Austin, a coalition working with Austin's queer and trans family living at the intersection of multiple marginalized identities.
      Sat., June 19, 4pm-1am. Free.  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Le Peep Show: Jazz Cat

      Here's a Juneteenth celebration of the Harlem Renaissance, featuring cabaret and theatrical stage productions in an intimate lounge. Note: Three show times; only 20 guests per seating.
      Sat., June 19, 6, 7:30, & 9pm. $40.  
    • Music

      Matthew Robinson, Chris Gantry, Stores From the Road (6:00)

      On his 2019 LP Nashlantis, Chris Gantry draws up his time in Nashville’s Seventies scene of outlaws and poets, reflecting on a “gypsy life” writing alongside Kris Kristofferson and Shel Silverstein while penning songs for everyone from Johnny Cash to Glen Campbell. Released on indie paragon Drag City and featuring contributions from Bill Callahan and Edith Frost, the album plays as an ode to a bygone era with echoes of wild-eyed inspiration, but also showcases Gantry’s still-sharp songwriting from a perch of having lived through it.
      Sat., June 19
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      Visual Arts

      Moontower Cider: Wild Beauty

      Leah Dorrian and Trentbar's show features a series of paintings and digital illustrations inspired by "the wildness of nature, and the innate beauty of the microcosm and macrocosm of the universe."
      Opening: Sat., June 19, noon-9pm
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      Events

      North Loop Pop Up Market & Dog Adoption Event

      A market with 20 local vendors, frozen treats from Odd Pops, refreshments from Sweeter the Juice, and tunes by DJ Tropicana Joe. Plus, Cuz I Matter Animal Rescue will be on-site so you can meet your new best friend.
      Sat., June 19, 11am-5pm. Free.  
      Beard Brand Campus, 1000 E. 51st
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      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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      Events

      Oddities & Curiosities Expo

      This annually appearing marketplace of the macabre focuses on the weird and wonderful, with local and national vendors hawking their creative taxidermy, preserved specimens, odd antiques, horror and Halloween merchandise, animal and human skulls/bones, jewelry made from insects/bones, clothing, antique medical equipment, vintage circus collectibles, and more.
      Sat., June 19, 10am-6pm. $10-15.  
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      Community

      Pride Brunch at The Far Out

      A full brunch menu, vendor market, and live music – all in the name of supporting Out Youth, an incredible Austin-based nonprofit serving LGBTQIA across Central Texas.
      Sat., June 19, 11am-3pm. $5-10 suggested donation.  
    • Community

      Sports

      Round Rock Express

      Vs. Oklahoma City. Dogs welcome on Thursday, dress up as a superhero for Comic Con Night on Friday, and Sunday is kids' day, with train rides and a postgame chance to run the bases. See schedule for details and more events.
      June 17-22. Thu.-Sat. & Mon.-Tue, 7:05pm; Sun., 6:05pm  
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      Nightlife & Parties

      Saturday Space Oddity: A Day Drinking Drag Show

      Host Papi Churro transports you into another dimension with the space-themed oddities of drag. This month features performances by Sylvia Hatchett, Shaving Ryan’s Privates, Gothess Jasmine, and Paradox Rei.
      Sat., June 19, 1-3pm. No cover.  
      The Grandstand, 115-B San Jacinto Blvd.
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      Events

      Sol River Jamboree

      A gathering with three days of inspiring music, refreshing river fun, handcrafted and homemade vendors, live art, workshops, fire performers, drum circles, camping, fishing ponds, and all the beautiful magic of community love and connection your beating heart desires.
      Fri.-Sun., June 18-20. $25-321.  
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      Juneteenth

      Stay Black & Live Vol. 2

      The daylong celebration kicks off with a car parade, and at lunch the 10,000 Fearless First Responders will distribute free plates to Eastside communities in need. There'll be a virtual panel discussion, music and spoken word, a raffle benefiting Six Square, and a live afterparty at the park that concludes with a fireworks show.
      Sat., June 19, 10am-10pm. Free.  
    • Arts

      Comedy

      The Velveeta Room: Chris Cubas & Friends

      Finally, Chris Cubas is back onstage with his gang of formidable friends? The whole damn comedy world can spin a little easier now – and you can laugh your ass off at (most likely) brilliant stand-up sets for just ten bucks? Let's hear it for the triumphs of modern medicine: Fuck you, 'ronas, this is the real funny shit!
      June 18-19. Fri., 8pm; Sat., 8 & 10pm. $10.  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      West Chelsea Contemporary Gets Def

      Coming in this weekend to supercharge the current display at WCC: Works by Def Jam Records' Cey Adams, featuring three new screen-prints, each a continuation of the artist's American Flag series.
      Sat., June 19, 10am-6pm
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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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      Nightlife & Parties

      Zilker Beat: Pride Edition

      Your Qmmunity editor: Have you ever partied in Zilker with a bunch of queers? You: I don’t think so. Your Q editor: Do you want me to describe it to you? Drinks, lawn chairs, and Pride vibes (fur babies welcome).
      Sat., June 19, 7-10pm. Free.  
      Zilker Park, 2225 Andrew Zilker Rd.
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      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.  

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