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for Tue., April 16
  • 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
  • "Out of Homeland" Concert

    Ukrainian composer and Austinite Alex Syedin debuts his new contemporary classical piano album "Out of Homeland," which includes 12 original compositions. The album is dedicated to all who have been forced to leave their homelands because of war. "Out of Homeland" concert is hosted by Liberty Ukraine Foundation.
    Sat. June 15, 4pm-7pm  
    Steinway Piano Gallery
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  • Arts

    Books

    Loose of Earth Book Launch

    In her grief-stricken, gorgeously composed memoir, Lubbock native Kathleen Dorothy Blackburn writes about her father’s demise to a cancer likely caused by exposure to legacy chemicals while he was an Air Force pilot. There are two types of toxicity forming the bedrock of Loose of Earth: religious fanaticism and environmental contamination. With a scope that accommodates her personal traumas and wider environmental justice issues alike, Blackburn details her born-again family’s embrace of faith healers away from science alongside a larger investigation into PFAs, and in particular how they have impacted West Texas’ drinking water. She’ll be in conversation with ocean scientist and science writer Juli Berwald at Tuesday’s book launch; tickets include a copy of the book and a reserved seat. – Kimberley Jones
    Tue., April 16
  • Music

    Ari Hoenig Trio

    Philadelphia-born/Brooklyn-based Ari Hoenig established himself early on as a drummer to watch. His dedication to both polyrhythmic exploration and drumming as co-lead of the music, rather than mere timekeeping, has made him a savvy leader, respected educator, and a side person par excellence with artists as diverse as veteran ivory-tickler Kenny Werner, Cameroon-born multi-instrumentalist Richard Bona, and French piano powerhouse Jean-Michel Pilc. As demonstrated on most recent album Golden Treasures, the drummer’s trio with pianist Gadi Lehavi and bassist Ben Tiberio plays with empathy, communication, and a commitment to experimentation without losing track of melody and groove. – Michael Toland
    Tue., April 16, 7:30pm
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Czech That Film Texas (2023)

    Film fest Czech That Film Texas promotes contemporary cinema from Czech filmmakers that “not only expose viewers to Czech culture, but also enlighten audiences, bring people together, and present inspired entertainment for all.” This Tuesday’s kickoff film comes from directors Jan Vejnar & Tomáš Pavlíček and netted both Best Director and Actress at the Czech Oscars. She Came at Night, also called Přišla v noci, digs into the heart-pounding horror of a mother-in-law overstaying her visit to a young thirtysomething couple – featuring Simona Peková as the titular “she,” a 60-year-old diva who takes over her daughter and son-in-law’s lives. The full festival lineup includes Brothers (April 16), We Have Never Been Modern (April 23), and Restore Point (April 30), all at the Violet Crown. – James Scott
    April 9, 16, 23 & 30
  • Music

    Emperor X, KindKeith, Middle Mass

    If Daniel Johnston had suffered from Red Bull addiction, the ensuing aural chaos might’ve sounded something like freak-folk patron saint Emperor X. The brainchild of Jacksonville-bred nomad Chad Matheny, the project combines glitchy tape looping with the verbose songwriter’s nasal charm. Prismatic 2011 bender Western Teleport stands out as a strange and beautiful vision that could only come from the mind of a Berliner by way of Florida. Opener KindKeith provides virtuosic piano support with ultra-danceable recent drop “Can You Trust Me?”, while shoegazey DIYers Middle Mass round out the bill with a potent dose of melodic post-punk. – Genevieve Wood
    Tue., April 16, 8pm. $10 advance, $12 day of show (21+).  
  • Arts

    Comedy

    Kathy Griffin

    Congress Avenue’s brightest theatre will struggle to contain the bombastic personality set to take the stage this night: Kathy Griffin, patron saint of D-list celebrities, Anderson Cooper NYE co-host, and onetime traumatizer of Barron Trump. Honestly though, isn’t having Barron as his first name trauma enough? In any case, the record-holder for most televised stand-up specials brings her new show, My Life on the PTSD-List, to Moontower Comedy Festival. You’ll laugh; you’ll gasp; and you’ll enjoy yourself a whole heck of a lot – just like me and my mom did watching Griffin on Bravo in the 2000s. Memories, sweet memories. – James Scott
    Tue., April 16
  • Music

    Texas Community Music Festival Day 5 w/ Helia Tatla, Dyhanara Rios

    More than a simple weekend fest, this smorgasbord of live ensembles lays out your April calendar with 10 days of free, family-friendly music at one beloved Austin patio: outside the Central Market on North Lamar. Presented by the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble since 2006, this event’s ethos is all in the no-stone-unturned names: Try Armadillo Swing Band, ACC Jazz Ensemble I, Girl Scout Harp Ensemble, Austin Banjo Club, Kat’s Porch Jam, the Skylarks, or Blowcomotion. Friday kicks off the 17th edition with a night of Austin blues under singer-songwriter Woot Talley’s band and the horn-fueled Rhythm Congress. – Rachel Rascoe
    Tue., April 16, 5:45pm. Free.
  • Community

    Events

    Write Club

    As Amy Poehler’s character Susie advises about musical theatre in Wet Hot American Summer, “Your craft is a muscle; you have to exercise it.” If your craft is writing, consider Write Club your gym sesh. At this monthly meetup, participants are given a prompt or exercise, then everyone will write and share. Don’t be shy; this is a supportive environment filled with folks who are also writers, aka some of the most insecure people on the planet. Have a stretch, crick your neck, and get those writing muscles absolutely ripped. – Kat McNevins
    Third Tuesday of every month
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