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for Fri., April 12
  • TriviATX Pub Quiz with Danny Mac

    Austin's best homegrown trivia night at Austin's best brewery's taproom in Sunset Valley. Full bar, local tunes, great trivia. Free to play, prizes for the top 2 teams.
    Tuesdays @ 7pm  
    Nomadic Outpost
  • Music

    Cattle Country Music Festival Day 1 w/ Koe Wetzel, Sublime, Sublime With Rome, Sophia Scott

    The Boot ranch outside of Gonzales kicks off its first Cattle Country Music Festival with a stacked lineup anchored by Texas stars. Koe Wetzel leads Friday with his country and alternative rock blend, setting up a Saturday with new Country Music HOFer Tanya Tucker preambling red-dirt superstars Whiskey Myers and the Randy Rogers Band. Sunday aptly delivers Eric Church, along with Austin’s Yellowstone breakout Shane Smith & the Saints. The downcard runs deep though, including Colbie Caillat, the War & Treaty, and William Beckmann (Saturday) plus William Clark Green, Hailey Whitters, and Tanner Usrey (Sunday). Come and take it. – Doug Freeman
    Fri., April 12, 7pm  
    The Boot Ranch, Gonzales
    • Community


      Cyr Wheel: Basics of Spin

      It’s time to spin right ’round, baby, right ’round, with this two-day Sky Candy workshop. Join in to learn the ups, downs, and every-which-ways of the cyr wheel. Ever wanted to feel like a human top? Or pictured yourself spinning around in a giant hula hoop? Make it a reality with expert instruction from aerial expert Jamiza Dar. Registration requires height disclosures, since provided wheels work best for those 4’11” to 5’10”. Join in for a truly 360 athletic experience. – Cat McCarrey
      Fri.-Sat., April 12-13
    • Qmmunity

      Nightlife & Parties

      Denim Prom

      Deck yourself out in a jorsage (jean corsage), a joutonnière (jean boutonnière), or a jown (jean gown) for Neon Rainbows’ annual queer country promenade. Music from DJ Boi Orbison gets your boots scootin’, and Brigitte Bandit hosts the Gay Ole Opry Drag Show with special guests the COWBoyz of Austin.
      Fri., April 12
    • Community


      Handmade Films Series

      George Harrison wasn’t just a musician: He was also an enormous film fan, so much so that he established one of the most exciting, innovative, devious, and artistically diverse British film studios of the 1980s. Join Austin writer Kristen O’Brien, daughter of co-founder Denis O’Brien, for a weekend of four of the studio’s best: crime classics Mona Lisa and The Long Good Friday, twisted kids’ delight Time Bandits, and wicked sex comedy The Missionary. – Richard Whittaker
      April 12-15
    • Arts


      Into the Woods

      Who’s ready for a bedtime story? Because there’s nothing like Stephen Sondheim’s grand unification theory of the Brothers Grimm’s collection of German fairy tales. All your childhood folklore favorites become tangled up in the search for the cow as white as milk, the cape as red as blood, the hair as yellow as corn, and the slipper as pure as gold. Underneath the toe-tappers and cunning one-liners, there’s a fable about the perils of getting what you wished for and not paying attention to what you have, a moral reiterated by a witch who’s not good, not nice; just right. – Richard Whittaker
      Through April 21
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Koyaanisqatsi (1983)

      If proof be needed that the Academy knows nothing, just remember that Godfrey Reggio’s 1982 landmark abstract documentary wasn’t even nominated for Best Documentary. But his groundbreaking exploration of the totality of modern existence (the title being a Hopi word meaning “life out of balance”) reshaped non-narrative cinema. In collaboration with Rocket Cinema, Cloud Tree is bringing in a 5.1 surround stereo to present Philip Glass’ astonishing soundtrack at its absolute best. – Richard Whittaker
      Fri., April 12  
    • Music

      Ninth anniversary Day 1 w/ Mandy Prater, Lonesome Heroes

      Zilker Brewing Co. celebrates nine years of busting barley with jam-packed festivities including local eats and a near-endless array of ales. Twangy country collective the Lonesome Heroes will put a Southern spin on Friday’s festivities with their honky-tonk ballads. Saturday expects a slew of live talent including psychedelic threepiece DAYEATER, vibrant genre-fusing sisters the Tiarras, and New Age art-rockers the Cuckoos. Soul-rock wordsmith Chief Cleopatra joins the lineup, along with the funk-fueled sonic improv deconstructions of Butter & Jam. Spend Sunday with the family and your choice of activities including arcade games, face painting, and balloon art. – Miranda Garza
      Fri., April 12, 5:30pm
    • Arts


      Romeo Y Juliet

      Wherefore art thou, bilingual adaptation of Shakespeare’s iconic play about rivalry, young love, and sword fights? The romance is closer than you think: Writers KJ Sanchez and Karen Zacaría along with director Anna Skidis Vargas bring this timeless work into a new context, right on UT-Austin’s campus. The tale that pits Montague against Capulet settles in fair Alta, California, circa 1840. “Set in the limbo between Mexican rule and new statehood,” the event description reads, “this retelling shifts between English and Spanish, bringing new life to a well-loved tale of love, bloodshed, family and fate.” Now there’s an idea you won’t bite your thumb at. – James Scott
      Through April 14  
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