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for Thu., June 23
  • Austin Chronicle BOAR Pop-Up Poll @ Geeks Who Drink

    Best of Austin: Restaurants Voting is now open and we've got a pop-up poll at Geeks Who Drink this week! Nominate your favorite places for eats and drinks while you play a fun round of trivia. These awards celebrate the city's best dining destinations as chosen by Austin Chronicle readers. Round 1 nominations run through Mon. July 18th.
    Thurs. July 7, 7pm  
    Austin Eastciders Barton Springs
  • Jimmy LaFave Day x Kristen Ann Carr Fundraiser

    Come celebrate Jimmy LaFave, his music, and his legacy on his birthday! The Kristen Ann Carr Fund, a foundation for Sarcoma Research, was one of his legacies and Austin Eastciders is donating $1 from every pint they sell at both of their ATX taprooms all day long!
    Tues. July 12, 11am  
    Austin Eastciders
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  • Food

    Food Events

    Banger's Renaissance Festival

    Well met, lords and ladies, knight and princesses, scoundrels and good people all! Banger's Sausage House & Beer Gardenalready the culinary pride of Rainey Street – takes a deep dive into the past for a long weekend feast of fantastic sights, sounds, and flavors. Turkey legs! Fried dragon bites! (That's fresh alligator all batter-fried with bacon, yo.) The Royal Sausage Platter! (A 12-ounce sausage "of peppered bovine and swine, with grilled flatbread, house-made sauerkraut, beer mustard, and garlic aïoli.) And of course many meads from Meridian Hive, a plethora of local ciders, ales and such from across the pond, and more. Time to get your 14th-century party on, citizen!
    June 23-26
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Butridge Gallery: Creature Comforts

    This excellent new show features ceramic work by Marianne Levy, paintings by Nora McMillen Burke, and sculpture by Jon Nelson. The art on display here will definitely, we reckon, provide much delight and comfort to your own inner creature.
    Through July 23
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    Theatre

    Heartbreak House

    Different Stages returns to live performances with this George Bernard Shaw comedy classic in which a woman joins a house party at the home of the eccentric Captain Shotover and causes a stir with her decision to marry for money rather than love. Directed by Will Douglas, featuring Kelsey Mazak, Karen Jambon, Norman Blumensaadt, Kristin Fern Johnson, Katherine Schroeder, Jamie Rogers, Steven Fay, Beau Paul, Michael Lucus, and Craig Kanne.
    Through July 2. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 6pm. $15-35.  
  • Arts

    Classical Music

    Presenting: Austin Unconducted!

    This is the launch and first performance of Austin's new musician-led orchestra. Get to know the people of Unconducted at this evening of complimentary drinks, a string orchestra concert, and hobnobbing with some of the best string players in Central Texas.
    Thu., June 23, 6-9:30pm. $10-50.  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Running Bear

    In this new drama from Raul Garza – marking Hyde Park Theatre's return to live performance – a successful middle-aged man returns to his hometown for a well-earned victory lap and finds himself on a walking bridge with a 17 year-old girl with quite a story to tell. Directed by Rosalind Faires and featuring Mical Trejo and Macy Butler. And here's what the Chron's Bob Abelman thought of the show.
    Through July 16. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $22-24.  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    The Sound of Music

    Here is Dave Steakley's reimagining of the beloved musical classic – with its Tony-, Grammy-, and Oscar-winning score – that brings the Von Trapp family singers to life upon Zach Scott Theatre's Topfer stage, a stage now transformed into a lively biergarten.
    Through July 24. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 2:30 & 7:30pm. $35 and up.  
  • Community

    Out of Town

    Watermelon Thump

    Summertime means lots of cold watermelon plus music, parades, carnival, and lots of fun.
    Thu.-Sun., June 23-26  
    Luling
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Young Shakespeare: Love’s Labor’s Lost

    Now here's Austin Shakespeare's teen production of this classic comedy, with set, costume and music design inspired by Harry Potter. But it's still Shakespeare’s comedy of four young nobles who vow to study and swear off dating women for three years … until they meet four young ladies from the French court. And shenanigans ensue. Directed by Ann Ciccolella and Nancy Eyermann.
    Through June 26. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $12-22.  
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