Texas Performing Arts presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on its 2024 National Tour. The legendary dance company returns to Austin after more than a decade for two special and unique performances including new works and Ailey’s iconic ballet Revelations.
Tony-winning star John Cameron Mitchell from Hedwig and the Angry Inch hits the Long Center stage with international cabaret sensation Amber Martin! In a raucous, loud, and unforgettable cabaret experience, see where Fate and the spinning wheel of 'cassette roulette' take this evening of songs, stories, and characters.
Hyperreal Hotel: If you've never been exposed (or subjected?) to a Neil Breen masterwork, you're in for a treat with this one. It does for sci-fi what The Room did for romance and is one of the worst films ever made. Screens with a local short film.
PBS Indie Lens Pop-Up: AFS screens a doc about the fentanyl crisis in Vancouver, followed by a panel discussion with Urban Survivors Union, Texas Harm Reduction Alliance, and harm reduction worker Ronnie Grigg, plus a resource fair in the lobby with USU, THRA, and Communities for Recovery.
This exhibit showcases materials from the State Archives documenting the official work and daily business of the state’s chief executive spanning 100 years. Can't visit in person? It's available to explore online.
Students learn to cook Chinese food in the mornings and practice arts such as calligraphy, watercolor, paper cutting, origami, and playing traditional music instruments in the afternoons. Students also get plenty of time in nature exploring the woods and finishing each day with a cool dip in the on-site creek. Ages 4-12.
Calling all mini Monets! Registration is now open for afterschool and weekend art classes with professional artist and educator Amanda Jones, teaching students ages 8-18. Professional illustrator Carly Dennis also offers a special weekly class for younger artists.
Rainforest Partnership has announced it is accepting submissions for its annual juried film competition, Films for the Forest, intended to "share the voices and stories of forests worldwide, highlighting their rich biodiversity and local communities, their immense beauty and importance to the entire planet, the threats they face, and the opportunities for renewal." Winners will be announced on Earth Day (April 22, 2023).
Regular deadline: Feb. 1; extended deadline: March 31
The GCAA program has recognized outstanding communities since 1969, with the Texas Department of Transportation providing landscaping award funding since 1985. This year, ten winning communities will share $2 million in landscaping awards from TxDOT, with the amount based on population size. The funds are used for landscaping projects along state rights of way. Applications are now being accepted.