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  • A Jam for George!

    Celebrate the music of George Harrison on what would have been his 76th birthday. Featuring live performances by Acey Monaro and Ben Burdick of GO FEVER, Cara Tillman of Moving Panoramas, Paul Banks of P.T. Banks, Austin Lancaster of Blackboot Family Band, T.J. Masters of GUMA, Sam Rives of Jean Wranglers and a full band set from Burgess Meredith! Refreshments provided by Hops & Grain Brewery.
    Sun. Feb. 24, 2pm-6pm
    BLK Vinyl
  • 32nd Annual Old Settler's Music Festival

    Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit (acoustic) and Brandi Carlile headline Old Settler’s Music Festival. Bring the whole family to enjoy camping, jamming, youth activities, workshops, craft beer, gourmet food, and an art fair. Over 30 bands with Del McCoury, Shinyribs, Hayes Carll, Wild Child, Galactic, & more.
    Apr. 11-14  
    Tilmon, TX
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  • Music

    A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Don Q, Trap Manny

    Bronx-born Artist Dubose, 23, likely shot out the womb crying infectious rhythm. As A Boogie wit da Hoodie, he combines the high-pitched melodic form of both Prince, who he’s named after, and the unmistakable charisma of gritty NYC R&B/rap hybrids. Boogie carries the high note of his Billboard 200-topping 2018 album Hoodie Szn as he kicks off the 2019 Monster Energy Outbreak Tour.
    Wed., Feb. 20, 8pm
    • Arts

      Comedy

      BuzzKill at the Buzz Mill

      Looking for a regular Wednesday night stand-up showcase? Carlton Wilcoxson and Angelina Martin are the new hosts of Buzzkill at the Buzz Mill, and they're fixing to show you a laughing good time.
      Wednesdays, 9pm. Free.
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Hedwig and the Angry Inch

      Director Dave Steakley and choreographer Abe Reybold bring John Cameron Mitchell's glamorous and rockin' musical classic – about "a fourth-wall-smashing East German rock & roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation, trying to find a place to belong in America," of course – back to the Austin stage.
      Through March 2. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 2:30pm. $30-165.  
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      Visual Arts

      Raw Paw Gallery: Notes From a Windowless Room

      "These paintings," says Nadia Waheed, "are an effort to form a bridge between my Pakistani heritage and my westernization, primarily by exploring the brown female nude." Several large works by Waheed adorn the delightful Raw Paw space over there in the Yard on St. Elmo, and – tell you what – if every creative "effort" were as well-wrought and lovely to behold as these paintings, the whole world would be a better place to have eyes in.
      Reception: Fri., Feb. 15, 7pm-12mid
    • Arts

      Comedy

      Top Comedy Spot on Airport

      Yes, there's Sugar Water Purple on Wednesday nights – look, we reviewed their show right here. And this Thursday features Friends For Now, a daring supergroup of improv, followed by the sketchy antics of Pendulum. Friday brings Movie Riot and the laugh-inducing ladies of Loverboy and that Live at ColdTowne stand-up showcase hosted by Carina Magyar. Then there's Saturday, with Allison Webster and Irielle Wesley's "fever dream variety show" Why Am I Crying?, then Y'all We Asian, followed by a gathering of that mysterio-comedic Midnight Society. See website for more!
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Wings of Desire (1987)

      Newly Restored: Valentine's Week: Angels wander across Berlin while struggling with the desire to become human. The film paints two starkly different worlds using both color film and black & white photography. A brooding performance by Nick Cave as a nightclub performer (ok, himself) echoes the tortured love story that lends the film its drama.
      Wed., Feb. 20, 8:30  
    • Qmmunity

      Arts & Culture

      aGLIFF Presents: Rafiki (2018)

      aGLIFF Presents: Join aGLIFF, Austin Black Pride, and Raaisin in the Sun for Wanuri Kahiu's "tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality." Shot in Kenya.
      Wed., Feb. 20, 7:30pm  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Austin Creative Art Center: The Puzzle Project

      The Puzzle Project consists of more than 10,000 puzzle pieces from around the world. Eventually, the idea is, your pieces will be assembled into a massive jigsaw puzzle art installation to be debuted in New York City. Create your own puzzle piece tonight – using acrylic paint, watercolor, collage, oil pastel, and more. Bonus: wine.
      Wed., Feb. 20, 7-10pm. $35.  
      1605 W. Sixth
    • Music

      Bas

      Nubian Pyramids grace the cover of Milky Way, third album from Dreamville Records rapper Bas. Born Abbas Hamad in Paris to Sudanese parents, the J. Cole affiliate moved to Queens at the age of 8, but didn’t start rapping until 23. Milky Way features the imposing artist on a slow, smooth ride over a few beats of African influence.
      Wed., Feb. 20, 9pm
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      First Reformed (2018)

      Encore 2018 Film Series: Hawke gives the most devastating and best performance of his career to date as Reverend Ernst Toller in this burning meditation on faith.
      Wed., Feb. 20, 4:35  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Georgetown Art Center: Floating Points

      Up there in G-town they've got a sharp exhibition of seven artists offering separate perspectives on digital creativity, their different philosophies of the artist-computer interface expressed in works: as varied as the creators themselves. Featuring new pieces by Leslie Kell, Thomas Athey, Charles Heppner, Tyler Hobbs, Chalda Maloff, Paul McGuire, and Shirley Steele.
      Through March 24
    • Qmmunity

      Arts & Culture

      OUTsider Festival: Queeriosities

      Come one, come all, to Austin's trans-media fest full of wonderful wackadoos and quintessential queeriosities from the most marvelous magic-makers. The five-day extravaganza kicks off Wednesday at 7pm with the opening night performance of Our Future Ends, followed by a party with Ah-Mer-Ah-Su and Krudxs Cubensi. Thursday starts bright and early with the first 11am Conference on the Couch before returning to the Vortex at 6pm for several features, including M. Lamar's "American Cuck." (Laverne Cox's twin!) Couch dialogues run through Saturday, with full days Friday (catch Jesus I. Valles' play (Un)Documents followed by this year's Legacy Award winner Phranc) and Saturday (Australia's Fringe Fest queen Betty Grumble), and the fest closes Sunday night with a queer ode to Janet Jackson. Full schedule online.
      Wed.-Sun., Feb. 20-24. $45+.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Poetry in Motion (1982)

      Films of Ron Mann: This doc captures the likes of Charles Bukowski, Amiri Baraka, Ntozake Shange, Gary Snyder, Tom Waits, and many others. Director Ron Mann will be in attendance.
      Wed., Feb. 20, 6:00  
    • Music

    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Stuart Wallace: Future Artifacts of Sprawl and Sting

      Yes, this might take a little while to get to, as Georgetown is kinda up there, isn't it? But never mind that, because the end of the world will also take a while to reach, yet that's where we're all eventually headed.

      And a local artist – Stuart Wallace – has gotten there first, is the idea here, and he's brought back an array of artifacts that are as eerie as they are graceful. I can't properly express the odd and sublime aesthetics of what the man's wrought, but I can tell you that the pieces often include abandoned wasps' nests and ball moss and photos and rope, expertly arranged, and they're often framed in wood that Wallace has carefully charred with a flame thrower.

      Real talk: There's already too much to see in Austin, already too much for a listings editor to cover; WTF would make me take the time to promote this show up at the Georgetown Public Library? Answer: The sheer, stunning beauty of this work.

      Go ahead, make a whole afternoon of it, check out Wallace's "Future Artifacts" and that "Floating Points" exhibition at the Georgetown Art Center while you're moseying around, maybe stop for an exquisite meal at Jack Gilmore's Salt Traders Coastal Cooking on the way there or back. But FFS don't miss this show.

       
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    • Music

      The Aces, Joan

      The Aces are what happens when Jonas Brothers and Paramore superfans swipe their brother’s guitar and neighbor’s drums to create their own band. Cristal Ramirez, said fanatic, is joined by her little sister Alissa on drums, best friend McKenna Petty on bass, and Katie Henderson on guitar. The Utah foursome began playing together in grade school, only deciding to get serious after Lorde’s Grammy wins in 2014.
      Wed., Feb. 20, 8pm
    • Arts

      Theatre

      The Three Musketeers

      St. Ed's presents Megan Monaghan Rivas' new adaptation of the classic coming-of-age story inspired by the novel by Alexandre Dumas. It's set in a 17th-century France where men and women are equal in their ability to serve the crown. This regional premiere features local MVPs Marc Pouhé and J. Ben Wolfe among a fine collegiate cast, directed by Michelle Polgar.
      Through Feb. 24. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $10-25.  
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    • Film

      Special Screenings

      A Clockwork Orange and 2001: A Space Odyssey

      Stanley Kubrick Double Feature + Crossword Trivia: Play a fun game for a chance to win cash prizes while enjoying the comforts of homemade popcorn, ice cream, and bean bag chairs. Venue is BYOB.
      Wed., Feb. 20, 7:00  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      AARC: Let the Colors Speak

      Rashmi Thakur and Supriya Kharod, both born in India and both proud Austinites now, document their individual journeys through watercolor and acrylic paintings, depicting the colorful traditions, vibrant life, and diverse culture found in the two communities they love.
      Through March 30  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      AARC: Storied and Pop Japan

      Two new art shows at the Asian American Resource Center. First, there's STORIED, in which Katherine Leung reflects the Tuvan culture in her Faces of Central Texas series, incorporating the folklore of golden light gods; and JU Salvant draws upon the personal history of a young girl’s journey from Vietnam to America for the visual story, Red Sky in the Morning. And then there's POP JAPAN, curated by Guzu Gallery's own Vincent X. Torres, presenting an array of notable characters from Japanese television, film, anime, and manga.
    • Arts

      Dance

      ACC Dance Classes

      The Dance Department of Austin Community College offers classes in modern, jazz, ballet, and improvisation techniques, with student work produced twice a year in the Choreographers' Showcase. Teachers include Ellen Bartel, Jessica Cox, Kathy Dunn Hamrick, Roxanne Gage, Darla Johnson, Sunny Shen, Catherine Solaas and Melissa Watt. Note: Classes can be taken for credit and applied toward your degree.
      Prices vary, scholarships available.  
    • Arts

      Books

      Adam Higginbotham: Midnight in Chernobyl

      The author presents his nonfiction thriller documenting the world's worst nuclear disaster. It's about what can happen when "a dishonest and careless state endangers its citizens and the entire world."
      Wed., Feb. 20, 7pm
    • Community

      Civic Events

      Alexander Ave., Clarkson Ave., & E. 34th St. Open House

      Austin Transportation Department invites residents to learn about and provide feedback on proposed changes to enhance safety and mobility for these streets, from E. 17th to Cherrywood Road.
      Wed., Feb. 20, 6-7pm. Free.  
    • Music

      Alien Knife Fight

      Wed., Feb. 20, 9pm
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Amazon Adventure (2017)

      Laser IMAX 3D: Track the 11-year journey of 1850s explorer Henry Bates.
      Wed., Feb. 20, 10:00am, 12:00  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Angela Shelf Medearis: Our People

      During 2018, Medearis – known to millions as The Kitchen Diva – donated several books, manuscripts, photographs, awards, and research papers to the Carver Museum. Now, they’ve been curated and presented as this new exhibition.
      Through June 23
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Atelier 1205: Paper Fields

      This show unites the work of Austin art educators Kiley Grantges and Jennifer Schroeder. Grantges elevates drinking straws and office copy paper into bas-relief arrays; Schroeder reconstitutes the exuberant mess resulting from her young students’ art explorations into paper mosaics.
      Reception: Sat., Feb. 16, 6-9pm
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Atelier Dojo

      This school of representational art is led by four world-class locals, teaches drawing and painting (both fundamental and advanced programs), has open studios with live modeling, a schedule of workshops featuring visiting artists from around the world, and is located in the heart of Big Medium's Canopy complex. Oh look – we profiled and interviewed the faculty right here!
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Attack the Block (2011)

      February Movie: Set largely within a London housing project, the film turns on the idea that its young protagonists – a racially mixed group of teenage thugs – can also become the project’s protectors and heroes.
      Wed., Feb. 20, 6:30. Free.  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Auditions for Iolanthe

      Gilbert and Sullivan Austin announces auditions for its summer production of W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's classic comedy, to be directed by Ralph MacPhail Jr., with Jeffrey Jones-Ragona as musical director.
      Deadline for appointments: Feb. 22. Auditions: Feb. 23-24. Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 1:30pm-6pm  

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