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  • 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
  • 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
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    Community

    Queer AF Pride Celebration

    It’s double the rainbows with Eastside Pop-up and The Little Gay Shop’s Pride Month hurrah. Shop from 20+ local queer artists and makers, view a pop-up museum curated by Thee Gay Agenda, and treat yourself to some tasty treats. Know before you go: Masks are encouraged at this outdoor event, but they are required to enter The Little Gay Shop and pop-up gallery.
    Sat., June 26, noon-5pm. Free entry.  
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    Events

    "Reweave: 2021" Community Weaving Event

    Finally, a live, IRL art event! In conjunction with Jade Walker's "Reweave: 2021," they'll have mini structural looms on the grounds at which anyone, even little ones, can engage with the community fabric healing process. Bring strips of cloth (say from old shirts), rope, old leashes, string — whatever you have to integrate your story. Family-friendly refreshments will be served, and other art activities such as face-painting and “slingshot-weaving” will be held. Bring masks and sunscreen.
    Sat., June 26, noon-2pm. Free.  
  • Arts

    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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    Visual Arts

    Ao5 Gallery: The Art of Hugh Syme

    A Canadian Juno Award-winning graphic artist, Hugh Syme is best known for his artwork for rock and metal bands, most notably Rush albums: he created the famous Starman logo and played keyboard on some of those classic albums. Meet the man himself at tonight's reception.
    Sat., June 26, 7-10pm. $5.
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    Books

    Austin African American Book Festival

    The 15th annual African African American Book Festival returns, albeit virtually this year, with presentations by literary activist Patrick Oliver; award-winning children authors Cheryl Willis-Hudson, Tony Medina, and Vanessa Brantley-Newton; journalist Charles Blow; Dr. Raphael Travis, the author of The Healing power of Hip Hop; and more.
    Sat., June 26, 10am-2pm. Free.  
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    Classical Music

    Beerthoven: Get Your Groove Bach

    Daniel Swayze's excellent series returns, now at that local and ever-lively bastion of culture called the Neill-Cochran House, and featuring three in-person performances by Austin's own Bel Cuore Quartet!
    Fri.-Sun., June 25-27, 7pm. $30.  
  • Community

    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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    Events

    City-Wide Vintage Sale

    Support small local businesses and shop for vintage clothing, antiques, collectibles, and more.
    Sat.-Sun., July 17-18. $7; children under 12, free.  
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    Visual Arts

    Collection Rert: Super Saturday Surprise

    This Saturday, make a trip to Science Bear Arcade's self-service buffet of tables filled with fun junk. It's a convenient gift shop for everyone in the universe and sure to spark your creative impulse. Note: Create your own prices and place cash in the mouth of the bear!
    Sat., June 26, 9am-5pm
    2608 Rogers
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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
  • Food

    Food Events

    Desert Door: Third Coast Tiki Weekend

    Desert Door Texas Sotol debuts the latest in its limited-edition Explorer series this weekend: A Jamaican rum cask Texas sotol named Third Coast, aged in a Tennessee whiskey barrel and boasting "the sweetness of rum, but with a caramel and toffee taste from the whiskey and sotol." Head on over to try this new tipple in a context redolent of Tiki bar delights, featuring three original cocktails created to highlight the new sotol's nuanced power. Note: Guests are encouraged to register right here, though entry is free and dogs, kids, and island attire are welcome.
    Thu.-Sun., June 24-27. Free.  
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    Food Events

    Goodstock's First Anniversary

    In celebration of Goodstock's first anniversary, the company's offering an educational experience that every wannabe barbecue guru will want to grok in fullness. Watch as pitmaster Mark Avalos of SLAB BBQ and chef Cris Vasquez (executive chef of The Texas Rangers) prepare and cook Goodstock staples such as briskets, beef ribs, pork ribs, tri tips, and more. A ticket gets you access to the event, food samples from the demos, nonalcoholic beverages, and a Goodstock swag bag stuffed with goodies.
    Sat., June 26, 10am. $60.  
    United Heritage Center, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock
  • Arts

    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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    Arts & Culture

    It's Mutual: Pride Pop-Up

    "Think queer history meets flamboyant culture served on a platter of drippy, juicy gay art," brought to you by Thee Gay Agenda and Kind Clinic – um, yes, please!
    Sat., June 26, noon-5pm. Free.  
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    Theatre

    Marilyn, Mom & Me

    In this staged reading of a new play by Luke Yankee, "a man attempts to better understand his tough-as-nails mother by pressing her to unravel the details of her intense, short-lived friendship with Marilyn Monroe while they were shooting the film, Bus Stop."
    Fri.-Sat., June 25-26, 8pm. $10.  
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    Dance

    Metamorphosis Dance: Ballet Under the Stars

    For more than 25 years, Metamorphosis Dance has kicked off the summer at the Zilker Hillside Theater. This year, despite its many challenges, will be no different. Ballet Under the Stars: The Show Must Go On!, rehearsed and filmed in early June, is now available for viewing.
    Through July 23. Free.  
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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

    Reuse Market Days

    Get out that sun hat and Join Austin Creative Reuse for two days of perusing the very best of Austin’s reuse artists, from 3D art to upcycled clothing to eccentric jewelry, crocheted treasures and much, much more.
    Sat.-Sun., June 26-27, 10am-4pm  
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    Nightlife & Parties

    The Flawless Victory Ball

    The House of Lepore hosts a fierce night with even fiercer competition, as dancers compete for the best ballroom takes on tonight’s Mortal Kombat theme.
    Sat., June 26, 9pm. $5-10.  
  • Arts

    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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  • Film

    Special Screenings

    "Into America's Wild" (2020)

    Laser IMAX 2D: From Oregon's stunning coast to the ancient canyons of the Southwest, from the wilds of Alaska to the Appalachian Trail, explore the scenic byways, ancient homelands, secret gems and hidden trails of America's great outdoors, and discover the human connection we all share with the secret wonders of nature.
    Sat., June 26, 2pm  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    "Shipwrecked" (2014)

    Experience the story of La Belle, a ship in French explorer La Salle's 1684 North American colonial expedition, as seen through the eyes of young Pierre Talon, a real-life passenger on the voyage.
    Sat., June 26, 12:30pm  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    "The Star of Destiny" (2020)

    Feel the seats shake as a gusher explodes from an East Texas oil derrick. Experience the takeoff of Saturn V as if you were seated at Mission Control at the LBJ Space Center in Houston. Sound and sensory effects help make the film a truly memorable experience for all ages.
    Sat., June 26, 10:30am, 2:30pm  
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    Out of Town

    "Time No Longer" by Anri Sala

    The internationally renowned multimedia artist presents a new immersive sound and visual installation in the city’s former underground water reservoir.
    Fri., March 12-Sun., Dec. 12. $12/$8; free on Thursdays.  
    Buffalo Bayou Cistern, Houston
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    "Turtle Odyssey"

    Laser Imax 3D: Russell Crowe narrates this doc following the life cycle of an Australian green sea turtle named Bunji and her journey across the ocean.
    Sat., June 26, 12pm  
  • 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.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    A05 Gallery

    This popular gallery represents a wide array of artists, both local and international, with creations that span a dazzling plethora of mediums. Cynda Valle. Rachel Dory. John Morse. And – oh, give that website a quick look and you'll be making an appointment ASAP.
  • Community

    Out of Town

    Agave Festival Marfa

    Agave spirit experts and chefs from around the world will come together to sample and talk about their favorite beverages.
    Fri.-Sun., June 25-27  
    Marfa
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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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