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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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    Theatre

    Always a Boy

    Author of Never a Girl, Always a Boy and subsequent co-playwright of its stage adaptation Jo Ivester hopes the play written alongside her son Jeremy serves to “contribute to the growing awareness of what it means to be Trans.” After an industry presentation in NYC with Tony-Award winning A Strange Loop producer JJ Maley directing, this personal transition story comes home for its world premiere at Ground Floor featuring director Lisa Scheps and performers Laura Leo Kelly, Kaden Ono, Molly Fonseca, Nathan Jerkins, Max Green, Chelsea Corwin, Trace Turner, and Jeremy.– James Scott
    Thursdays-Sundays. Through March 1
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    Amplify Black Voices: Celebrating Black Trailblazers

    Queer Black Women Alliance hosts a Saturday afternoon symposium on the different intersections of Black life, including community health, identity, and economic equity. The event schedules three conversations – “Black, Trans, and Published,” “DeSTIgmatizing HIV,” and “Economic and Racial Equity” – between writer KB Brookins, Austin Justice Coalition founder Chas Moore, health educator Jimmy Baker, and Queer Black Women Alliance founder Arijah Rashid. Free to the public and complete with a Q+A session, organizers promise, “This is a space to learn, be vulnerable, brave, and ask questions.” – Carys Anderson
    Sat., Feb. 24
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    Sports

    ATX Open

    Though inaugural ATX Open singles champion Marta Kostyuk won’t return to defend her crown, some notable names have entered the field. Two-time major champion and former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka (No. 27 in the WTA Tour rankings as of Feb. 19) looks set to play as the draw’s No. 1 seed but has since dropped from the tournament. 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens, 2022 Australian Open finalist Danielle Collins, and former Longhorn Peyton Stearns are some of the American women returning for the tournament’s second edition. Stearns won the 2022 NCAA Division I Women’s Singles Championship while attending UT-Austin and made the quarterfinals of last year’s ATX Open. Free entry to the event’s qualifying has “sold out” for both Feb. 24 and 25, but paid tickets are still on offer for the remaining days. – Derek Udensi
    Mondays-Sundays. Through March 3
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    Austin FC vs. Minnesota United

    Missing the expanded MLS playoffs altogether in 2023 after only eventual league champion LAFC stopped them from a MLS Cup berth in 2022 rounded out a disappointing third year for Austin FC. Sporting director Rodolfo Borrell looks to incorporate a long-term vision for the club as the Verde and Black start its fourth league campaign against another team that missed last year’s postseason after qualifying in 2022: Minnesota. Luckily, this city has proven that its fervor for El Tree is legitimate regardless of results. Tickets on SeatGeek currently start at $58. ¿Estás listo? – Derek Udensi
    Sat., Feb. 24
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    Austin Modern Home Tour

    Gimme (fancy) shelter! This annual tour presented by the Modern Architecture + Design Society returns all post-pandemic and offers you the chance to see some of our burgeoning city’s coolest residences inside and out – and to meet the architects, designers, and builders who took them from inspiration to incarnation in stone, brick, wood, steel, and glass. These contemporary homes – more than a dozen dazzlers scattered throughout Austin – can be visited in any order you like, at your own leisurely pace, and we’re thinking you’ll be especially impressed by the green-forward beauty from Moontower Design + Build. – Wayne Alan Brenner
    Sat., Feb. 24  
    Multiple locations
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    Nightlife & Parties

    Austin Rubber Roundup

    The Rubber Roundup’s mission is “to bring together everyone to our blossoming city of kink and weird to make it shine for a weekend,” and we’re for that 100%. But let’s stretch it rubberwise to 110% for the capital of this legislatively repressive Lone Star State. You don’t have to come in rubber gear – vanilla to vinyl, Lycra to leather, it’s all welcome – and you needn’t be LGBTQIA+ – just bring your authentic self to see and learn and celebrate rubber as fashion, fetish, sensuality, and aesthetic. Bonus: a vendor market with Package Menswear, Sir Rat Leather & Gear, Glanzig, Vilain Garçon, and more. – Wayne Alan Brenner
    Feb. 23-25
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    Austin RV Expo

    How can a wanderlusty citizen “head out on the highway, looking for adventure” as Steppenwolf suggested and still be a total stay-at-home? Why, with a recreational vehicle, of course! That’s an RV, yes, and this three-day event at the convention center Downtown will show you, wannabe modern pilgrim, exactly what that means, will get your motor runnin’ with a stunning array of state-of-the-art RVs and RV accessories on display – from Airstream, Princess Craft, Crestview, Blue Compass, Ron Hoover, and more. – Wayne Alan Brenner
    Feb. 22-25
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    Visual Arts

    “Unstill Life”

    One of the most innovative dance companies ever to move through Austin’s performative spaces, BLiPSWiTCH joyously invades Austin’s historic Wolf House for the premiere of “Unstill Life,” wherein 14 dancers take over six rooms in that house, with each room embodying a specific point in time – “often through satire, occasionally with gravity, sometimes interrogating, but always exploring and never taking ourselves too seriously.” Experience an immersive, unforgettable night of movement evoking the past as this fierce troupe brings the choreographies of Taryn Lavery and Alex Miller to full kinetic power. – Wayne Alan Brenner
    Through Feb. 24
    Wolf House, 1604 E. Cesar Chavez St.
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    Bevis M. Griffin: Texas Black Rock Maverick

    “Grown men playing with adult weapons and sophistication galvanized Franklin’s Mast’s young Black singer/drummer Bevis Griffin,” led off the second chapter of Tim Stegall’s “Austin Punk Chronicles.” Published in these pages on the precipice of the pandemic, January 2020, “Glam Punks of 70s Austin Get Up to Their Gypsy Tricks” dusted off the Texas state capital’s barely documented transition between classic rock to punk and beyond. Pivotal to that moment, our town’s seminal constant, Griffin, continues pinpointing a singular moment in music evolution. Author Gene Fowler elicits stories, history, and inspiration starting at 2pm.– Raoul Hernandez
    Sat., Feb. 24
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    Visual Arts

    Black Canvas: Beyond Boundaries

    To create this photography exhibition featured at creative consultancy/gallery & studio space OFC Creatives, local artist and activist Jeremy A. Teel pulled from his wider “I, Too, Am Kink” series, which focuses on Black bodies within the BDSM/kink community to “consider the complexities of bondage, body positivity, and the liberation of the Black body amidst daily struggles and pleasures.” Last weekend, however, brought broken windows to the OFC gallery, who remarked it was no accident the only display damaged was the Black queer art. They plan to, in response, be “Blacker and Queerer,” so support them in that mission by catching this exhibition or attending their Friday, Feb. 16, discussion with ATX Queer Connection. – James Scott
    Fridays-Sundays. Through Feb. 25
    OFC Creatives, 101 Colorado St. #102
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    Black History Month celebration w/ Alesia Lani

    Among the Austin Public Library’s storytelling segments and spoken-word workshops, this year’s Black History Month celebration spotlights the melodic R&B cohesion of Alesia Lani. Velvet vocals ebb and flow between thudding basslines on her 2023 sophomore album Self-Titled, where Lani’s neo-soul meets heartfelt lyricism. A funk-fueled force to be reckoned with, “I Don’t Mind” piles stark harmonies against infectious grooves. The nine-track project also features notable collaborations, like the electric-addled “Breaking Me Down” with Jackie Venson and the beat-driven, piano-accented “Big Shot” with Magna Carda. Lani’s library performance is free and open to the public. – Miranda Garza
    Sat., Feb. 24, 3:30pm. Free & open to public.
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    Kids

    Black History Month Kids’ Day

    Black History Month was originated in the U.S. in 1970 by students and educators at Kent State University, with the precursor being Negro History Week, started by historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. This year’s BHM theme is African Americans and the Arts, so the Carver is highlighting Black poets, musicians, visual artists, and more with storytelling, crafts, and lots of other fun and educational activities to bring history to life. – Kat McNevins
    Sat., Feb. 24
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    Special Screenings

    Breaking the News (2023)

    Documentary explores the 2020 launch of The 19th*, a digital news startup. Following the screening will be a discussion with Dr. Autumn Caviness (BigFuture), Dr. Gina Chen (Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Associate Director of the Center for Media Engagement in the Moody College of Communication at UT Austin), and Emily Ramshaw (CEO of The 19th*), moderated by Kristen Cabrera of KUT.
    Sat., Feb. 24, 4pm  
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    Comedy

    Byte Night

    You know the legendary O. Henry Pun-Off, where lexophilic individuals compete with well-wrought wordplay for braggin’ rights in the realm of linguistic legerdemain? Imagine that sort of action in a comedy-club setting, except it’s not human against human – it’s human versus AI! Watch as local warmblooded wordsmiths wreak whatever havoc they can against the cold and cunning skills of ChatGPT, with prepared pieces and impromptu punmongering, in a series of prize-strewn games featuring humans Alison P. Tugwell, Blake Blauserman, Dav Wallace, Lisa Sperry, and Steve Lovelace. Bonus: live music from Henry Invisible. – Wayne Alan Brenner
    Sat., Feb. 24
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    Theatre

    Cassette Roulette

    Beloved of Aughts theatre kids both queer and ally-identifying, El Paso-born John Cameron Mitchell takes to the Long Center stage with longtime collaborator, musician, and cabaret artist Amber Martin. Their game? Cassette roulette, where the songs, stories, and characters performed will be chosen by “the hand of fate” as well as you, the lucky audience member. Enjoy a tuneful evening featuring Mitchell and Martin’s musical mayhem, backed by Hedwig and the Angry Inch’s Broadway Music Director Justin Craig and his band. – James Scott
    Sat., Feb. 24, 8pm. $29 and up.  
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    Cirque du Soleil: CRYSTAL

    When you Google this upcoming show, under “People also ask” is the question “What is so special about Cirque du Soleil?” My proposed answer: In CRYSTAL, these incredible performers of the circus arts will be twisting, flipping, twirling, and flying through the air above solid freakin’ ice! And not only will they be above the ice: You’ll find a tapestry of synchronized, freestyle, and extreme skating performed across the frozen tundra of the H-E-B Center as well. Now that’s pretty damn special. – James Scott
    Thursdays-Sundays. Through Feb. 25
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    Cupid’s Undie Run

    We’re not your mom, OK. We’re not telling you “Don’t run with scissors!” But we are telling you to run in your undies, in public, for a good cause. (Running in your undies is, itself, a good cause – but do read on.) Every February, thousands of undie runners in cities across the U.S. come together to support folks affected by neurofibromatosis. They do this by drinking and dancing, then legging it through Downtown in their small-and-lacies for about a mile, and finishing with an epic dance party. Sound like fun? You bet your sweet Underoos it’s fun! – Wayne Alan Brenner
    Sat., Feb. 24
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    Nightlife & Parties

    Drag Me to the Tavern

    Hail and well met, traveler, and join host Sir TRT (Travis Randy Travis) at this drag show featuring the talents of Sinful Purchase, Jenna Talia, Solovino, and Tangelo.
    Sat., Feb. 24  
    Tiny Minotaur Tavern, 2701 E. Cesar Chavez
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    Hops for Houses

    A plethora of local brewskis will be flowing pure and true, but this isn’t just any suds-forward craft beer festival: Hops for Houses supports WilCo’s Habitat for Humanity, so you’ll be helping provide strength, stability, and self-reliance for families in need of an affordable home. Good reason to slake your thirst with the brewmasters of Austin Beerworks, Shiner, Meridian Hive, Barking Armadillo, Red Horn, Twisted X, Big Country Organic, and many more in a full afternoon of sampling and sipping among food trucks, live music, and silent auctions under the big Texas sky. – Wayne Alan Brenner
    Sat., Feb. 24
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    Ira Glass

    Oh, c'mon – you live in Austin, of course you know who Ira Glass is: the host and creator of the public radio program This American Life.
    Sat., Feb. 24, 7pm. $45 and up.  
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    Theatre

    Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812

    You’re a busy guy; you don’t have time to read all of War and Peace. But you’re also ashamed that you’ve not dug into the hottest Russian novel of 1869! Hark: A solution awaits at the Zach Theatre production of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Dave Malloy’s musical adaptation of a 70-page section of Tolstoy’s great tome. Described by the theatre as an “innovative electro-pop opera,” this two-hour-and-thirty-minute love triangle will be available as pay-what-you-will until Feb. 4. Heads-up to queers: Thursday, Feb. 1, is PRIDE night!– James Scott
    Jan. 30-March 3. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25.  
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    O. Henry Stories

    “The Bard is just the beginning,” promise the irrepressible thespians of Austin Shakespeare; and now here they are, making good on their word with a play that showcases classic short works by Austin’s own William Sydney Porter – you know: O. Henry – to bring audiences at the Long Center’s Rollins Theatre an early-20th-century good time with “The Gift of the Magi,” “The Pimienta Pancakes,” “The Ransom of Red Chief,” and more. Bonus: Music and dance enhance the talented talespinning, and there are talkbacks with the director and cast after every show.: – Wayne Alan Brenner
    Thursdays-Sundays. Through Feb. 25
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    Special Screenings

    One From the Heart: Reprise (1982)

    There aren’t many films that killed a studio and a major musical pairing, but that’s the double infamy of Francis Ford Coppola’s troubled but entrancing 1982 musical. Not only did the runaway budget help take down his American Zoetrope shingle, but it also saw the dissolution of the creative relationship between soundtrack composer Tom Waits and his longtime producer Bones Howe. But oh, the cost was worth it for this wild fantasy telling of the tortured romance between too-contented Hank (Frederic Forrest) and yearning Frannie (Teri Garr) in a magical re-creation of Las Vegas. After a sumptuous restoration of his equally overlooked The Cotton Club, now Coppola has gone back to the original negatives for this 4K restoration and re-edit. – Richard Whittaker
    Sat., Feb. 24, 4:30pm  
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    Classical Music

    Silent Wood, Deep River

    Explore connections between the forces of the natural world and the music inspired by it, via works by Gabriel Fauré, Antonín Dvorák, Louis Ballard, Gabriela Lena Frank, and a world premiere by Daniel Temkin. Featuring cellist Annie Jacobs-Perkins and pianist Michelle Schumann.
    Sat., Feb. 24, 7:30pm. $12-48.  
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    Twin Peaks Day party w/ Caleb Landry Jones, Bookhouse Boys (members of Queen Serene & Fading Yellow), Middle Mass, Lauren Lakis

    Diane, 8pm, February 24. Entering the town of Twin Peaks. On the fateful day that Special Agent Dale Cooper began his investigation into the death of Laura Palmer, indulge in cocktails, coffee, and donuts, then catch performances by Lauren Lakis, Middle Mass, members of Queen Serene and Fading Yellow (dubbed here, naturally, the Bookhouse Boys), and Caleb Landry Jones – who played Becky Briggs’ shithead husband Steven Burnett in The Return. Feels So Good pops up with Lynch-worshipping merch, and Raphael Umscheid, EL DRIPCUTS, and TV EYE provide appropriately spooky visuals. Isn’t it too dreamy? – Carys Anderson
    Sat., Feb. 24, 8:45pm. $15 cover (21+).
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    We Are Blood x Girl Scouts of Central Texas

    Although giving blood is its own reward, and your donation will save a neighbor’s life, it sure doesn’t hurt to get something in return. And you know how they give you a cookie with some juice after you donate blood? Well this time, you can get a whole box. The Girl Scouts of Central Texas bring four fan faves to We Are Blood to reward donors with a sweet treat: Choose from Thin Mints, Caramel DeLites, Peanut Butter Patties, or Adventurefuls to replenish your nutrients after your contribution. (Those peanut butter ones are just packed with protein, and mint is a leafy green, right?) Schedule an appointment online or by calling 512/206-1266. – Kat McNevins
    Mondays-Sundays. Through Feb. 29
    We Are Blood donor centers
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    We Take Care of Our Own: A Benefit for Our Friend, Markus

    If you’ve ever been to Austin’s original goth club, you’ve probably spent your night under the watchful eye of Markus, the venue’s head of security. Tragically, he has been diagnosed with cancer, and now the community he’s guarded is coming together to look after him with a special, star-filled fundraiser of Elysium regulars, including Jurgen Engler of industrilegends Die Krupps, Chant’s driving force Bradley Bills, Austin’s own godfather of darkwave, Curse Mackey, and the Majical Power, the new collaboration between Black Angels guitarist Jake Garcia and his business partner/drummer for the Ripe, Nick Yaklin. – Richard Whittaker
    Sat., Feb. 24
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    Theatre

    A Year With Frog and Toad

    For generations of children, Arnold Lobel’s stories of amphibian best buds Frog and Toad have been a charming guide to the complexities and joys of friendship. Now the pair take to the stage for this delightful Tony-nominated musical. It’s truly a family affair, adapted by Lobel’s son-in-law Mark Linn-Baker with music by Robert Reale and book & lyrics by his brother, Willie. This new production, directed by Best of Austin winner Sara Burke, features Jillian Sainz and Victoria Brown donning the signature jackets and trousers of Frog and Toad, respectively. – Richard Whittaker
    Fridays-Sundays. Through May 12
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