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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
  • "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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    River City Pops Sings: Pride performance + karaoke

    La, la, la! Just warming me pipes for a fun night of queer karaoke after a Pride fueled performance by Austin show choir River City Pops. You gotta admit that the gayest thing you could do this Pride is see a show choir performance.
    Fri., June 14
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      "Encounters in the Garden" Paintings by Josias Figueirido

      It’s the second coming of surrealism at Ivester Contemporary. Josias Figueirido aptly updates the legacy of Dalí and Chagall with his vivid dreamscapes. His exhibit presents spirit guides Piri the Dreamer and Flying Coyote in increasingly absurd settings, smoothly bubbled characters possessing hypnotic shininess. Paintings of them hang in eerily vivid flashe paint, existing harmoniously beside their animated counterpoints in an immersive, interactive reality. It’s the wondrous love child of Cartoon Network and modernism. You don’t want to miss it.: – Cat McCarrey
      Thursdays-Sundays. Through July 13
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      Challengers Rave

      Finally: A rave you can take your two gay boyfriends to. Featuring DJ Boyfriend, Lavender Thug, and Ruby Knight behind the decks, they’re “serving hardball hits on the dance floor from 90’s rave music to 2000’s pop to today’s bops for all the bisexual throuples, gays, theys, and Zendaya enthusiasts in between,” as says the Insta post. Dress code is Phil’s Tire Town chic: athleisure, tennis shorts, sweatbands, etc. Enjoy a throuple shot or free churro with your three-way situationship – all for the low, low price of $10 at the door. – James Scott
      Fri., June 14
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      Banned Bodies

      Once more into absolute TRANSMANIA – aka host hype team the Trans Era and JasMania – as the halls of Hotel Vegas vibrate from the power of trans drag and music talent.
      Fri., June 14
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      Black Land Matters: The Symposium

      They promised us 40 acres and a mule for a reason. Alongside KXAN anchor Jennifer Sanders, city of Austin homeless strategy officer David Gray and community displacement prevention officer Nefertitti Jackmon, and Black Austin Tours founder Javier Wallace, this Housing Department-sponsored, free-to-the-public roundtable welcomes Shirley Sherrod – who co-founded the Georgia land trust nonprofit New Communities – and Queen Sugar author Natalie Baszile to discuss the interplay between racial and economic equity, and how land ownership is crucial Black self-determination. – Carys Anderson
      Fri., June 14
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      Disney’s Frozen

      Think you know Frozen? Well, if you’ve only seen the movie version of the adventures of Anna and Elsa, then you only know half the story – and half the songs. Prepare to be enchanted once again in this touring version of the Broadway musical (and don’t miss our online interview with Caroline Bowman, the singer who has made “Let It Go” all her own). Let’s just hope they can bring some of Arendelle’s Scandinavian weather with them to take the edge off this summery heat. – Richard Whittaker
      Through June 16  
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      Husky: Pup & Critters Night

      What says Pride more than helping out a local title-holding pup? This monthly size-inclusive pup/critter play party puts together a silent auction and pup mosh to raise money for 2024's Iron Pup Fluke's travel fund - all themed around "Fetch Happiness."
      Fri., June 14  
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      Jess Williamson, Rattlesnake Milk

      Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Jess Williamson has spent the better part of the year on tour, but her specially named “Deep in the Heart” leg returns her to her home state. Over two nights at Antone’s, Williamson will bring 2023’s alt.country showstopper Time Ain’t Accidental to life, along with cuts from her four other full-length albums. The Texas dates are a fitting addition for Williamson, who continues to draw on Texas and its ethos for inspiration even after decamping to L.A. Boot-stomping Austin fourpiece Rattlesnake Milk opens on the Texas dates. – Abby Johnston
      Fri., June 14, 8pm  
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      Music Under the Star w/ Peterson Brothers, Kamica King

      After seven years, Austin’s beloved music series Music Under the Star returns brighter than ever. Officially in its 15th year, the concert series will give music lovers an opportunity to experience the freedom of a balmy summer accompanied by a soundtrack of some of Austin’s most beloved artists, starting on June 14 with jazz-funk outfit the Peterson Brothers and Dallas-based folk/soul fusion songstress Kamica King. Bring a blanket and some refreshing drinks as you sit out on the Bullock Museum lawn and celebrate summer soft with a carefree Austin. Dates: June 14, July 19, and Aug. 9. – Cy White
      Fri., June 14, 6pm. Free & open to the public.
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      My H-E-B

      I have nothing but respect for my sovereign ruler of Texas, H-E-B. Setting a play there sounds like a stroke of genius. A few lucky souls may have been inducted into the tale of turbulent grocery visits at FronteraFest, where playwright Raul Garza debuted this as a short play to great acclaim. But the extended version is now on the market, getting deeper into the nitty-gritty lives of three different grocery store people. Who knows what will happen, but whatever does, I’m sure H-E-B will take good care of any physical or emotional needs. – Cat McCarrey
      Through June 22
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      Summer of Service

      Who doesn’t want to build up their CV in these trying times? Or perhaps you just want to fill your free time with something other than TikTok? Or maybe you want a behind-the-scenes, hands-on tour of Austin’s best place for sustainable craft supplies? Whatever reason you’ve got, it’s a good time to volunteer for Austin Creative Reuse’s Summer of Service program. Opportunities are abundant, with group projects like fabric rolling, dog toy making, or Funky Fabric Friday – that’s when they process all the weird stuff like purple faux fur or bright yellow vinyl. Sign up on austincreativereuse.org, complete 30 volunteering hours, and earn your Summer of Service certificate. Beats losing eight hours to ASMR slime-scoop videos, I’ll tell you what. – James Scott
      Through August 31
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      We Are Blood: Giving Double

      We Are Blood – who are definitely NOT vampires in disguise – have totally cracked the case on how to make giving blood even more of a good deed. See, for this month only, whenever you take your juicy veins to a WAB donor center or mobile unit, they’ll donate $5 to your choice of one of three partnering nonprofits. That’s right: Donate blood, and you can give Central Texas Food Bank, Austin Humane Society, or TreeFolks a fiver to do with what they please. And usually what they please is helping our Austin community in various positive ways like keeping peeps fed, nurturing puppies and kitties, and growing big beautiful trees whose shade is sorely needed during this cruel summer. – James Scott
      Through June 30
      Any We Are Blood location
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      Arts & Culture

      Woke Cowboy

      Comedy gets lassoed by sweet, sweet woke-ism at this stand-up showcase highlighting diverse voices in Austin's comic scene, hosted by Chris Bryant and Evan Rabalais. This month's lineup includes Cat Swanter, Clayton Maderia, Carlton Wilcoxson, Ajit Krishnamoorthy, and Arielle Isaac Norman.
      Fri., June 14
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      All Hat No Cadillac

      Fri., June 14, 9pm. Free (21+).  
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      Austin International Folk Dancers

      Join AIFD for an evening of dances from around the world with no experience or partner required.
      Fridays, 7-9:45pm. $5 (under 18, free).
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      Austin Public Pools Opening

      Hoo-wee! Does anything feel better than a dip in the pool during a hot Texas summer? While some among us may be privileged to own private watering holes, most of us get to enjoy the great Austin PARD’s work at the 44 public aquatic facilities to choose from this summer. You’ve got regional, neighborhood, and community pools; a wading pool; splash pads; and the crown jewel: Barton Springs. Check austintexas.gov/pools-splashpads for up-to-date info on which pools are open, what their entry fee is, and whether you have what it takes to be a public pool lifeguard. Now, outta the way if you don’t wanna get wet: I’m gonna do a cannonball! – James Scott
      Through August 18
      Multiple locations
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      “Carros y Cultura: Lowriding Legacies in Texas”

      Thanks to Seventies funk band War, the word “lowrider” often calls to mind the unforgettable sax riff of the band’s 1975 No. 1 single. But lowrider can mean a snazzy customized car with hydraulics or a person who works on such a vehicle, and the culture around these cars has strengthened Mexican American communities in the Southwest since the Forties. Learn more about them at this exhibit featuring an interactive touchscreen mural, cars and bikes on display, and stories about the people who make lowriding a community. A member reception takes place May 18. – Kat McNevins
      Through Sept. 2
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      “Diana Greenberg: Songs”

      Summer seems a natural time for lightness, airiness. There’s a freedom the soul craves. Diana Greenberg’s latest exhibit, on display at Wally Workman, utterly fits those summer vibes. Inspired by nature, her art evokes the breeziness of a hammock in the sun, a picnic in a meadow, the possibilities of a bright sunny day. That’s perfectly complemented by the art’s pastel palette, pearly pinks and hazy yellows adding to the seasonal feeling. Welcome nostalgia and hope of longer days with Greenberg’s impressions of the world around us. – Cat McCarrey
      Through June 23
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      “Luster Woo” by MuthaGoose

      The impeccably named MuthaGoose is the collective brainchild of artists Jill Garcia and Kim Phu. They are two of the baddest muthas around, debuting their collaborative creativity with the sly, wry, “Luster Woo” exhibit at the Butridge Gallery in the Dougherty Arts Center. Both are well-versed in playing around with mediums, crafting sculptures and paintings created from all manner of found or upcycled items. For “Luster Woo,” MuthaGoose present their nostalgic-but-modern takes on women’s issues. On Wednesday, Jill Garcia will be present for the artist reception, answering questions about the duo’s process. Check out these indelible visuals highlighting how the more things change, the more things stay the same. – Cat McCarrey
      Opening reception: May 29; through June 22
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      “Vessels – Handle With Care” by Diane Chiyon Hong

      Vessel: a container that holds things. Vessel: a person infused with a quality. What quality? Any. Feel free to interpret it yourself when basking in Diane Chiyon Hong’s exhibit “Vessels – Handle with Care.” Her architectural sketches, part function, part form, part object, part person, part humor but all thought-provoking, currently grace the halls of the Asian American Resource Center. It’s Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Month, so why not pay the AARC a visit. I mean, if not now, when? – Cat McCarrey
      Through July 5
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      “Wild and Precious” by Amanda McInerney & Lana Waldrep Appl

      “What will you do with your one wild and precious life?” asks the poet Mary Oliver. So do the artists Amanda McInerney and Lana Waldrep Appl, taking inspiration from Oliver’s question to create works highlighting the small but important beauties in our lives. McInerney’s work presents bold, botanical elements through mediums from print to stitched mixed-media art, confident graphics speaking against the unknowns in the world. Appl is a perfect highlight with that, her object-based work (showing plants, toys, ceramics) begging us to consider what is useful and actually important in the small moments. – Cat McCarrey
      Opening reception: Fri., May 24; on view Fri. & Sat. through June 22
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      Bakersfield TX

      Fri., June 14, 8:30pm
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      Black Saddle Band

      Fri., June 14, 9pm
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      Blake Robert

      Fri., June 14, 9:30pm
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