Home Events Arts

for Sun., Jan. 5
  • 36th Annual Viva la Vida Festival & Parade

    The Mexic-Arte Museum's 36th Annual Viva la Vida Festival & Parade is the biggest Day of the Dead celebration taking place in downtown Austin, Texas. From a Grand Procession starting at 6th Street and running down Congress Avenue and a Festival taking place under the Frost Tower building with vendors of all types, Viva la Vida is the event filled with spooky vibes for the whole family. Find out how you can get involved by visiting their website!
    Downtown Austin
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Art for the People: Robots in Rowboats

    The colorful artwork of Lauren Briére escorts the viewer on a visual journey into outer space, the fun of sports, walks in nature, adventures in rowboats, and more – with robots.
  • Arts

    Comedy

    Best Comedy on Airport

    There's Sugar Water Purple on Wednesday nights – look, we reviewed their show right here. And this Thursday features improv supergroup Friends for Now and the sketches of Pendulum, then Friday brings the return of Girls Girls Girls, right before the laser-sharp ladies of Loverboy and the Live at ColdTowne stand-up showcase. Saturday features the creepy pagan rituals of Echo Lake Midsommar, followed by true stories of life in Angola (AKA the Louisiana State Pen), and Riot Society, and – oh, see website for more!
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Carver Museum: Future Inhabitants

    The willful self-destruction of humanity by Earth’s most formidable species – humans – is the topic of New Orleans-born and Dallas-raised photographer Tia Boyd. Through a series of portraits, Boyd reveals "a surviving race of godlike women warriors who have come to terraform the planet for future inhabitants."
    Through Jan. 11
  • Arts

    Comedy

    Underground Comedy

    This newly revitalized basement venue is dedicated to "bringing the best in alternative comedy with shows seven nights a week." For instance: Monday starts things off with that sprightly revue of optimism called Fuck This Week, Tuesday shows you how The Floor Is Lava, there's the all-female comedy showcase called Garage on Wednesdays, and the Halloweeny winners of The Haunting of Hell Hell gonna make Shirley J spin in her grave this Thursday. Then, on Friday, don't miss the downright Ah-nuldian return of Terminator: the Musical and the inarguable power of Sure Thing hosted by Duncan Carson and Brendan K. O’Grady. Saturday's got a Mixtape for you, followed by some story-centered Sweet Lightning, and – see website for more!

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle