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  • Colors of Dance

    Join the School of Indian Percussion & Music for an enchanting evening celebrating the rich cultural heritage of India at "Colors of Dance." Immerse yourself in the vibrant rhythms and graceful movements of traditional Indian classical dance, featuring captivating performances of Kathak and Bharatnatyam.
    Sat. June 22, 6pm  
    Anderson High School
  • Billy Strings in Concert

    Billy Strings is performing at Moody Center on Saturday, December 14th. Tickets on sale now!
    Sat. Dec. 14, 7:30pm  
    Moody Center
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  • Music

    DJ Chicken George benefit w/ Riders Against the Storm & Blackillac, Third Root, Adrian Quesada [control room]

    The GoFundMe campaign Help Chicken George Kick Cancer currently sits at a whopping $82,625 thanks to the 821 donors, fundraising just $7,375 short of its ultimate goal. That absolutely reflects the beloved status of sound architect Jeff Henry, who deep in the pandemic found himself diagnosed with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, a rare form of skin cancer. DJ for jazztronic MCs Third Root, DJ Chicken George helped define Austin’s funk and rap scenes with deep grooves and thick sonics, all co-signed by the homegrown, heavyweight all-stars headlining this benefit: Riders Against the Storm, Blackillac, Third Root, and Adrian Quesada.
    Sat., Aug. 26, 9:30pm  
    • Music

      Bat Fest w/ Flo Rida, Mike Ryan, That Mexican OT, George Birge, Mike Jones, Tim Dugger, Alien Ant Farm, Lil' Flip, Chris Castaneda

      What better way to celebrate this city’s claim to the largest colony of Mexican free-tailed bats in North America than a festival? Flo Rida, who came to town back in March for a Rodeo Austin performance, and country artist Mike Ryan co-headline across two stages. Others set to perform include rising Bay City rapper That Mexican OT, George Birge, and Alien Ant Farm (behind that nü metal cover of “Smooth Criminal”).
      Sat., Aug. 26, 4pm  
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      National Dog Day: Dog Days of Summer

      Bring your pup to celebrate furry friends with vendors, puppy pools, heat safety education, adoptable dogs from Austin Humane Society and Austin Pets Alive!, training demos from Barks & Rec ATX, games and giveaways from Tomlinson's, a Bark Ranger certification class, treats, services, and lots more!
      Sat., Aug. 26, 9am-noon. $6-8.  
    • Community

      Sports

      PBR Gambler Days Presented by Tecovas

      PBR's Austin Gamblers are throwing a Texas-sized party when they return to the Moody Center following last year's debut. This year promises to be bigger, bolder, and badder when the world's best PBR bull riders match up against the toughest bulls. Includes live music by Warren Zeiders and Kevin Fowler, Yellowstone Dutton Ranch cap and T-shirt giveaways, festival fun, and nonstop entertainment for everyone. Don’t miss out on this three-day, action-packed event!
      Aug. 25-27. Fri., 7:45pm; Sat., 6:45pm; Sun., 1:45pm. $26 and up.  
    • Music

      Temple of Angels, Mujeres Podridas, Touch Girl Apple Blossom

      Guitarist Avery Burton recently gave Brooklyn Vegan a succinct rundown of his inspirational Texas music pals: “Victor Gutierrez (Impalers/Fugitive), Mike Sharp (Hatred Surge), Cole Tucker (TOA), all of our friends in Narrow Head, Nosferatu, Stunted Youth, legends Iron Age and Power Trip.” With such hardcore connects, when I call Burton’s new Temple of Angels record gushy, you might assume I mean in the abrasive lyrics and disgusting album art way. Rather, it’s all head over heels, Eighties jangly, and effusively in love over here.: Still making best punk lists despite years of Cocteau Twins comparisons – not to mention fest placements like Sound and Fury and Not Dead Yet – Temple of Angels embraces Cure-ish pop anthems and windswept, powerhouse delivery from vocalist Bre Morell on July release Endless Pursuit. Their first new music in four years, the Run for Cover debut maintains gothic, shoegaze-twinkled tones for the heavy crowd. Recent press reveals that Morell, relocated to L.A. between releases, has moved back to Austin to join Burton, Tucker, and Patrick Todd. Proper homecoming, TOA reunites with Austin punk companions Mujeres Podridas, fronted by Dru Molina, and a new band of familiar DIY players, Touch Girl Apple Blossom, led by Olivia Garner.
      Sat., Aug. 26, 8:30pm
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Ao5 Gallery: Shadows of the Seasons

      Bernie Coleman, surreal landscape artist from Austin, will debut his beautiful Texas scenes and paint – live! – for guests.
      Sat., Aug. 26, noon-5pm. Free.  
    • Community

      Kids

      Back to School STEM Extravaganza

      Kick off a new school year with exciting, hands-on STEM activities such as designing a bee hummer, launching an Alka-Seltzer rocket, and more. Learn about bats from Bat Conservation International and visit Bracken Cave Preserve on a VR headset.
      Sat., Aug. 26, 9:30am-noon. Free; open to all.
    • Music

      Böndbreakr, Throat Piss (EP release), Molly Ringworm ATX, Parasiticide, Mange [inside]

      BÖNDBREAKR and Throat Piss offer a second chance at a rite of passage with Piss Prom, a dance for metalheads that inaugurates EPs from both acts. “Progress and Change” previews the former’s Exile with a blend of hardcore simplicity and metal theatrics. Gerilyn Hayes-McCloskey evokes a demon’s snarl in the single’s breakneck verses but comes to for the clear-eyed refrain, “Enough waiting/ For a better day.” Meanwhile, Whitney “Swamp Wench” Creep’s scream proves nearly impenetrable in Throat Piss’ “Intergalactic Space Kush,” a steamroller of guitar riffs and saxophone squall. Mange, Parasiticide, and Molly Ringworm round out the bill. Formal wear encouraged.
      Sat., Aug. 26, 9pm  
    • Community

      Events

      Clear the Shelters

      Join Austin Animal Center for NBCUniversal Local's annual nationwide pet adoption campaign, where there'll be matchmaking support to help you find your next furry family member, free adoptions, free swag bags, and foster signups. The event begins at 11, but adoptable dogs will strut their stuff on the lawn from 10 to 11am. Additionally, info will be offered on heat mitigation as well as distemper, which has seen an uptick at the shelter recently. Adopting and fostering healthy dogs will greatly help the animal center!
      Sat., Aug. 26, 11am-7pm  
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      Eastside Music School Fall Open House

      Aspiring musicians of all ages can meet the teachers, tour the school, and sign up for a free 30-minute trial lesson at the annual open house. They'll also have live music as well as complimentary coffee and breakfast tacos from El Chilito.
      Sat., Aug. 26, 11am-2pm. Free.  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Jenna and the Whale

      Written by Miami playwrights Vanessa Garcia and Jake Cline, Jenna and the Whale is about life, death, and who we are in a community as individuals. This world premiere presentation is directed by Lisa Scheps for Ground Floor Theatre in collaboration with Broadway United, and features performances by Kelsey Mazak, Matthew Vo, Keaton Patterson, Jennifer Jennings, Tonie Knight, and Brooke Ashley Eden. And, look: Here's Bob Abelman's review of the show.
      Through Aug. 26. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun, 5pm. $24-45.  
    • Music

      Joe McPhee, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, & Stefan Gonzales

      The original titans of free jazz have mostly blazed into the next world, but a few legends still walk the earth. Thanks to Epistrophy Arts, maverick saxophonist Joe McPhee has been an Austin frequent flier for years. To make this latest visit even more special, he’ll be accompanied by former Austin bassist and Sonic Transmissions proctor Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and his fellow Young Mother Stefan Gonzalez for the kind of throwdown that may well pass into local legend. IHF stays over for a day to play Captain Quack’s cool music room with Little Mazarn, Jonathan Horne, and Thor Harris.
      Sat., Aug. 26, 7pm
    • Music

      Matthew Logan Vasquez & Pals Summer Ramble w/ Erika Wennerstrom, J. Roddy Walston, T. Hardy Morris

      Matthew Logan Vasquez knows a few things about catalyzing different energies, as evidenced by the Delta Spirit bandleader’s various supergroup endeavors like Middle Brother and Glorietta. Among the friends the Wimberley songwriter’s Summer Ramble recruits onstage are Heartless Bastard Erika Wennerstrom, J. Roddy Walston rocking without the Business, Dead Confederate and Diamond Rugs linchpin T. Hardy Morris, and the Suffers’ mighty Kam Franklin. Vasquez meanwhile comes slinging his most recent solo platter, this year’s As All Get Out, an eclectic mix of classic rock power; soul-soothing, Seventies-styled ballads; and provocative funky beats.
      Sat., Aug. 26, 9pm  
    • Community

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      National Dog Day: Dog Party at Lucky Rabbit

      Get ready to pawty! Celebrate four-legged friends on the patio or off-leash dog park area with specialty dog ice cream treats, splash pads and pools for them to play in, mobile grooming from Haute Dawgz, treats from A Pup's Life, and reps from Liberty Hill Dog Ranch doggie day care and Texas Humane Heroes, who'll bring adoptable doggos.
      Sat., Aug. 26, 11:30am-3pm. Free.
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      National Dog Day: Party at Bouldin Acres

      Come party with the dogs! Bring supplies to donate to furry friends at Austin Animal Center. Featuring dog tarot readings by Lucky Dog Tarot, pup cups, a paw stamp station, and more.
      Sat., Aug. 26, 6pm  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Oldboy (2003)

      Lates: A restored and remastered version of the stunning, bloody revenger from the director of Decision to Leave and The Handmaiden.
      Sat., Aug. 26, 5pm  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Persona (1966)

      World Cinema Classics: In this Bergman classic, a young nurse and her patient begin to merge identities.
      Sat., Aug. 26, 2pm  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Texas Woodworking Festival

      The Texas Woodworking Festival – produced annually by the Austin School of Furniture – brings together lumber yards, woodworking organizations, content creators, furniture makers, and tool manufacturers for a weekend of food, drinks, and all things woodworking.
      Sat.-Sun., Aug. 26-27, 9am-5pm. $35 and up.  
    • Arts

      Dance

      The Barefoot Ball

      This night's a celebration of Austin performing artists, so dress to impress and get ready to groove with live music, dance performances, and a rocking dance floor. Bonus: Open bar included with admission.
      Sat., Aug. 26, 7:30-10:30pm. $35.
    • Community

      Events

      Tones Fest

      This free, jam-packed "all-azn" music and maker fest will feature three bands, nine vendors, snacks, drinks, complimentary henna art, and swag. Enjoy an afternoon of sights and sounds to support Austin-based AAPI creatives.
      Sat., Aug. 26, 1-4pm. Free.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)

      Newly Restored: A mysterious traveling circus seems to bring evil to a desolate Hungarian town in this dread-laden, nightmarish black-and-white parable on social collapse.
      Sat., Aug. 26, 6pm  
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