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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
  • Carnival Music Auditions

    Carnival is looking for talented musicians to join their music team. Looking to help bring the fun to the team? Register to audition using the button below!
    Fri. May 27, 10am  
    Austin, Texas
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    Pure Colombian Roots Music

    Folkloric post-punks Nemegata take a Monday off from their residency, but frontman Victor-Andres Cruz subs in with an all-star surprise. The shamanistic singer/guitarist hosts three newly relocated members of 80-year-old Colombian cumbia traditionalists Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto.
    Mondays, 9:30pm
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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.  
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    Visual Arts

    ICOSA: Window Dressing XII

    Discarded household objects, old paintings from college, and paper with sensitive information make up the majority of materials used in the work of Hollie Brown and Jennifer Moore – now on display as "Nothing I Know (and Then Some)" in the front window of this excellent Canopy-based gallery.
    Artist reception: Fri., June 25, 7-9pm
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    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

    Sad Girls Only

    Hosts Ruby Knight and Lousianna Purchase turn on the waterworks for the softer, sadder side of drag. Performances by Noodles, Tatiana Cholula, Rosalind Hussell, Summer Clearance, Bohemia, Rhonda Jewels, Yera, and Amber Nicole Davenport.
    Mon., June 21, 10pm. $10.  
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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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    Visual Arts

    Akirash Online

    Sure, Austin's Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya aka AKIRASH has an exhibition at the Carver Museum right now – and the place is closed, of course. But this Lagos-born artist also happens to have one of the most robust websites around, though you'll need a mighty big screen to get the best effect of his huge and colorful mixed-media creations and performance pieces.
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    Visual Arts

    Art 84: Cornelius Carter

    This is a virtual preview of "Work in Progress" by Austin's Cornelius Carter, a work that "captures the struggles and glory of the African-American experience along with the artist’s faith in the American dream of equality and opportunity for all."
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    Visual Arts

    ArtUs Co. Gallery: Kent Burress

    Kent Burress uses oils to capture the big skies and broad vistas of Texas in a style that often pushes the boundaries between representational and abstract art.
    Closing reception: Sat, July 24, 5:30-6:30pm
    10000 Research #118
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    Kids

    Austin Humane Society's Summer Kids Series

    For a paw-some summer, register your li'l animal lover for AHS's virtual, hands-on educational sessions, including live shelter tours, dog walks, storytime with shelter pets, crafts, and dance sessions. It's all free, and supplies are provided via pickup or you can get a supply list online. Graduation is Aug. 6-7 and comes with a certificate and swag bag.
    June 1-Aug.7. Free.  
    Virtual
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Autonomies (2021)

    Austin Jewish Film Festival provides access to this limited dystopian thriller series.
    Through July 4  
    Online: www.austinjff.org
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    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.  
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    Visual Arts

    Big Medium: Austin Studio Tour

    No, it's not happening right now, citizen, but it's preparing to return this November. Big Medium's humongous socioartistic success of an annual event – the free, self-guided art adventure through dozens upon dozens of local studios and galleries, enhanced by live demos and performances – will now combine the West Austin Studio Tour and East Austin Studio Tour to provide opportunities for artists all over Austin to connect and for the public to experience art safely both in person and virtually. Note: The tour boundaries have been extended to include all 10 districts of Austin for in-person participants, plus a 15-mile radius from the Capitol for virtual participants. And if you're an artist who wants to be part of this action: Applications are being accepted through July 19.
    Apply through July 19  
  • Music

    Blue Monday Blues Jam

    Mondays, 7pm and Mondays, 7pm
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    Bluegrass Night

    Mondays, 7pm and Mondays, 7pm
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    Books

    Books, Books, Books in ATX

    Don’t forget, citizen: The best place to get your reading material is from Austin’s own Malvern Books or Half Price Books or Black Pearl Books or BookPeople or BookWoman or Reverie Books stores – in person or online. (And for the ultimate in vintage collectors’ editions and unique works on paper, we recommend the excellent South Congress Books.)Or try Bookshop.org in general – because Bookshop, unlike the online behemoth named after a river, shares the profits among all its independent-bookstore members.
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    Events

    BYO Vinyl With Kiss or Kill

    Live your DJ dream by bringing a few fave records and letting them take a spin at the turntables. The first six participants get a free drink, too!
    Mondays, 6-9pm  
  • Arts

    Dance

    Chaddick Dance Theater: Side Effects of Uncertainty

    This past fall Chaddick Dance Theater created a site-specific work that was filmed at First Street Studio in April of 2021. The performance, now available for viewing, is Side Effects of Uncertaintya three-part dance series that roams through the emotions and psychological effects the company endured during the global pandemic. Featuring CDT dancers Kat Harber, Katie Mae Hebert, Cameron Oefinger, and Christine Wong, with choreography by Cheryl Chaddick, video by Maria Forsythe, and lighting by Sam Chesney. See website for details.
    Donations accepted.  
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    Comedy

    ColdTowne

    "Set your dial to CTTV for at-home entertainment seven nights a week on ColdTowne’s Twitch channel, featuring experimental improv, live podcasts, scripted readings, guest characters, and more." And they've got in-person shows popping up around town, too – see website for details.
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    Classical Music

    Conspirare: (un)Hidden Music

    Here's a curated program of heart-opening music, featuring a solo performance by Conspirare’s own Craig Hella Johnson, giving you the lowdown on the acclaimed company's musical mission.
    Streaming through July 15. Donations accepted.  
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    Visual Arts

    Davis Gallery: Introspection: Translating Beauty

    Charles Heppner’s solo show here is the second congregation of the multiple expressions in his distinct visual canon. Beginning in 2015 at the Gowanus Loft Gallery in Brooklyn, this iteration of more than 50 works brings together a range of media in which he is fluent.
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    Events

    Escape the Box

    Take a journey through time exploring the hidden clues of Austin with Escape the Box, an outdoor guided tour, scavenger hunt, and escape game all in one! It entertains groups of 2-6 at $75 per group. The box features a number of puzzles and clues that can all be found in wonderful Austin neighborhoods along with discounts to participating businesses.
    Ongoing; see website for scheduled pickup times. $75.  
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    Events

    Esquina Tango Outdoor Classes

    Esquina Tango has a full calendar of socially distanced, donation-based outdoor classes like samba, salsa aerobics, and of course, tango. Check out the full calendar online.
    Ongoing  
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    Events

    Fast, Free Training for Manufacturing Jobs

    This training course prepares participants for work as entry-level production technicians or assemblers in the manufacturing industry. Incentives available to parents age 18-26.
    Six-week course begins June 21. Free.  
    Skillpoint Alliance, 8868 Research
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    Events

    Father's Day Three-Float Pack Deal

    Get a deal on three hourlong float therapy sessions, where Dad can release stress in a pod filled with Epsom salts and water.
    June 11-21  
    True REST Float Spa, 10721 Research
  • Film

    Special Screenings

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