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for Tue., June 29
  • 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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    Zach Person

    Pupil of modern blues and axe mania, Zach Person manhandles music. On April’s eponymous LP, rock’s unbridled energy (“All Shook Up”), Americana’s mysticism (“Wanna Fly”), country’s pickin’ twang (“Carolina”), and even hip-hop electronic beats (“Send Me Away”) inform the young Texan’s playful permutation of classic genres. Moving past a 2016 stint on American Idol, the young Texan continues a Tuesday residency at the tony digs of wine-n-dine sophisticates Geraldine’s.
    Tuesdays, 7:30pm
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    Nightlife & Parties

    BearBack Bingo

    Lady Grackle and CupCake play host while you play to win prizes.
    Tuesdays, 9-11pm. Free.  
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    Bill Kirchen birthday party, Fast Molasses (8:00)

    The Titan of the Telecaster found his quarantine footing with livestreams and a retrospective release of solo albums. Now he rings in 73 with a return to the stage. Kirchen’s solo mix of blues, jazz, and psychedelic-laced boogies forges its own universe.
    Tue., June 29
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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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    Arts & Culture

    Flash Gordon (1980)

    Kitty's Catbox Cinema: Miss Kitty Litter ATX hosts a lively night of campy space opera, drag performances, and commentary from the Catbox.
    Tue., June 29, 8:15-10:30pm  
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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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    Theatre

    Modern Times Speaker Series: Charles Dickens

    What was the connection between Charles Dickens and Texas? Written and compiled by Francesca Christian, Ev Lunning, and Derek Webster, this performance reveals the answer inside the Neill-Cochran House Museum, featuring the talents of Ev Lunning, Mark Pouhé, Katherine Schroeder, and Andrea Osborn. Bonus: Cocktails by Still Austin.
    Tue., June 29, 7pm. $20.  
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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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    Visual Arts

    The Blanton Museum: Curated Conversations

    This series explores and connects with the Blanton staff, streaming live every Tuesday at 5pm. The Blanton's collections are vast, as is the knowledge of these professionals. Click on over, we suggest, to enjoy a bit of both.
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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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    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
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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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    Alden Hedges & Friends

    Tue., June 29, 6:30pm
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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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    Visual Arts

    Atelier Dojo: Remote Studios

    The local powerhouse of figurative painting, the art school that's the smart school for artists of all kinds, they've got a painting-along-at-home series going to help you keep your skills honed in these socially restrictive times, featuring live costumed models posing on camera and a thriving community of creatives rendering that lovely human biotecture from their separate studios. "Join us for a three-hour costumed-model drawing session. Use any supplies you wish, listen to music, share your work, chat with others. It’s a great way to stay connected with your art community!"
    Tuesdays, 1:30-4:30pm; Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm; Saturdays, 9:30-12:30pm. $5.  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Austin Cinemaker Space Reopens

    Nonprofit Austin School of Film's Cinemaker Space offers a co-working space designed to fit the needs of artists, filmmakers, and creatives. Schedule a tour to see how the space could help you with your next film project.
    Ongoing  
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    Events

    Austin Humane Society's Mutts About Trivia Night

    Celebrate shelter pets with an all-out trivia battle royal with purr-plexing questions. You’ll also meet furry friends from the shelter and compete for prizes from sponsors. Be sure to wear your best animal-themed accessory or show off your pet's favorite human-themed accessory.
    Tue., June 29, 6pm. Free.  
    Virtual
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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
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Bad Boys for Life (2020)

    Tue., June 29, 9:10pm  
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    Dance

    Ballet Austin: Classes Online

    While you're home, wherever you are across the world,: you can still take a dance, fitness, or Pilates class with Ballet Austin. Ballet, barre, contemporary dance, hip-hop, tap, cardio dance fitness, and Pilates out the wazoo, so to speak, because there are so many varieties to choose among, and all taught by professional instructors – and it's all available 24/7, just like the internets.
    $3-7 per class.  
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    Events

    Beyond Van Gogh

    Cutting-edge projection technology creates an engaging journey into the world of Van Gogh.
    June 25-Aug. 8  
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    Visual Arts

    Beyond Van Gogh

    This traveling spectacle of art, a multimedia exhibition currently ensconced at the COTA, uses cutting-edge projection technology to create an engaging journey into the world of Vincent Van Gogh. Repurposing the artist's dreams, his thoughts, and his words to drive the experience as a narrative, this huge installation will move you along projection-swathed walls wrapped in light, colour, and shapes that swirl, dance and refocus into flowers, cafes and landscapes. As a certain Dude might comment, "This is extremely fuckin' trippy, man." Make your reservations now, citizen, and if the price seems a bit steep, hell, you can probably tap your brother Theo for a loaner, amirite?
    Through Aug. 8. Daily, 11am-9pm. $37 ($24, children).  
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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  
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    Sports

    Bike Night at COTA

    Cyclists can clip in and navigate the Circuit at Bike Night powered by Ascension Seton. The weekly event lets riders cruise COTA’s famed stars and stripes in a stress-free environment without the worry of city traffic while offering fantastic sunset views of the COTA’s signature Observation Deck and Austin skyline. After the ride concludes, cyclists can replenish and recharge with an ice-cold drink, mouth-watering refreshments and great conversations and camaraderie with fellow riders.
    Tuesdays, 6pm  
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