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for Sat., July 17
  • 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
  • Music

    Dead Space, Borzoi

    Quin Galavis went through some shit even before the pandemic hit, as explored in solo albums including 2019’s Victim/Nonvictim. That didn’t make the resurrection of his hibernating post-punk trio the Dead Space any less of a surprise. Seven years delayed, second full-length Chlorine Sleep spotlights the local trio’s tension-soaked chemistry. Which makes this pairing with Borzoi at esteemed punk pizza joint the Parlor a smart pairing. The local noise rockers, who share rostership on 12XU with Galavis’ crew, have been promising a new EP since 2019, so new songs should be aired alongside the requisite fan faves. Between the Dead Space’s brittle clangor and Borzoi’s brash crunge, crust may burn and mozzarella curdle.
    Sat., July 17, 4pm
    • Arts


      Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven

      The Vortex production of acclaimed playwright Reina Hardy's first National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere moves to the Carver stage for a final held-over weekend. "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.
      July 15-17. Thu.-Sat., 8:30pm. Free, but you've got to RSVP.  
    • Arts


      Bring It On: The Musical

      After 15 months of mostly digital theatre, Summer Stock Austin combines high school and college students from the Austin area and all around the country to produce, live and in-person, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2002 musical.
      Through Aug. 1. Thu.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $15-45.  
    • Music

      Christine Renner (EP release), Caelin, Aubrey Hays [control room]

      What Olivia Rodrigo hoped to create with Sour, Christine Renner executed by landing emotional whirlwind Heartbreaker on the best post-breakup albums list. Light and in good spirits, opener “In Love With Love” explores the honeymoon phase of hopeless devotion and charisma written by a cascading upbeat drum and guitar echo. Title track “Heartbreaker” bounces blame between lovers with a heavy bass as Renner states, “Didn’t I tell you I’m a heartbreaker/ Don’t forget I’m a damn good lover.” Blondie-esque riffs take over “Sweet,” while “Young Girl” runs on deep chords and jazz. Mental health and self reflection homage “Drown” finishes the retro-vibed montage with pure punch and heartache.
      Sat., July 17, 8pm
    • Community


      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.  
    • Qmmunity

      Arts & Culture

      Death Becomes Her (1992)

      Drag at the Drive-In: Anyzha Dior St. James, Althea Trix, Lady D, Kelsey Hammer, and Mandy Quinn ooh and ah, followed by Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn’s black-comedy take on the elixir of life playing on the big screen.
      Sat., July 17, 8-10:30pm. $35+.  
    • Community


      Enter the Ember

      Austin’s finest fire collective presents an exclusive release of their full-length theatrical fire production including storytelling, acrobatics, choreography, fire props, and more, followed by a reception and dance party.
      Sat., July 17, 7:30pm  
    • Music

      Kalu & the Electric Joint, David Ramirez, Danilo (EP release), Electrophunck (DJ set)

      Kalu James approached artistic metamorphosis before the pandemic, but his quintet’s late June appearance at a sold-out Continental Club evidenced new performance heights. The Nigerian-rooted singer, who’d already delegated rhythm guitar duties, possesses powerful frontman moves to compliment his inspirational presence. Recent singles “Downfall,” about love conquering all, and “Mirror,” about how we see ourselves in our saviors, hit potently. Meanwhile, Brazilian-born local Danilo, owner of a sweet and soaring voice, christens his All I Want EP with enchanting melodic pop. Fresh off a rambunctious guest spot during Matthew Logan Vasquez’s hit parade at Hotel Vegas last Saturday, Austin songwriting sage David Ramirez commands the mic second, after his frequent collaborator and in-demand producer Jason Burt, performing again after the headliner as Electrophunck.
      Sat., July 17, 7:30pm
    • Community


      Kids' Jewelrymaking Workshop

      Kids will flex creative muscles and repurpose reuse materials to craft earrings, pendants, and more. Plus, Girl Scouts going for the Junior Jeweler badge can earn one here by creating four pieces.
      Sat., July 17, 2-4pm. $10.  
    • Arts


      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.  
    • 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
    • Community


      Record Store Day

      You should support your local record store every day, but on this special occasion there will be one of a kind offerings from artists and labels to entice you.
      Sat., July 17
    • Community


      SIMS Electric Art Party & Online Auction

      Over 30 local musicians have donated their art to the SIMS Foundation for an auction to raise funds to support mental health and substance use recovery services for the music industry. Start bidding online now, and join the wrap party to view and bid on the art, meet some of the artists, listen to music from Akina Adderley and Frederico7, and watch live painting by Gabriel Portillo. Treats include artisan popsicles from Odd Pop and drink specials from Deep Eddy Vodka, Lone Star, and Nine Banded Whiskey.
      Online auction open July 9-24; in-person event Sat., July 24, 4-7pm. Donations encouraged.  
    • Community


      Summer Out Loud

      A challenge that encourages families to make time for summer fun with on-demand workouts, activities, and three free visits to the Y. Text SUMMER to 877/799-6220 to register, then pick up a passport filled with ideas and activities, or download it online and get started. Turn in the completed passport at the end to be eligible to win a membership or a family trip.
      Through Aug. 4. Free.  
      All Austin YMCA locations
    • Community


      Unmute Yourself

      Join Texas After Violence Project for an evening of poetry, conversation, and community. Poet Juania Sueños will open the event, writer in residence Jorge Renaud will read a selection, and author and activist Darwin Hamilton will lead a discussion with Renaud and TAVP about the power of narrative in fighting for an end to mass incarceration and creating a world without violence.
      Sat., July 17, 8pm. Donations encouraged.  
    • Arts


      Young Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing

      Shakespeare Austin's teen company returns to the Curtain Theatre for its 14th season, presenting seven public performances of this romantic comedy. Co-directed by Nancy Eyermann and Ann Ciccolella.
      Through July 17. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $14-22.  
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