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May
  • Great State Classic

    This three-day weekend, join GayKickball.com for three days of – you guessed it – gay kickball. Play, watch, cheer! Find the details on FB!
    Fri.-Sun., May 24-26. $45+ to play.  
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  • People of Color Comedy Fest

    Here's "one of the few festivals in the country that focuses on performers of color, giving non-white audiences in particular a chance to enjoy entertainment that might otherwise not be seen outside of New York or Los Angeles." Featuring ¡ESCÁNDALO!, the improvised bilingual Spanish-English telenovela; the Lucky Chaos Lion Dance troupe; the all-black, all-male improv troupe Sugar Water Purple; Latino Comedy Project's Adrian Villegas; the incomparable Shannon Dale Stott; and your host for this two-nights-only celebration of color and comedy, Vanessa Gonzalez. Recommended!
    Fri.-Sat., May 24-25, 8pm. $15-25.  
    AISD Performing Arts Center, 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd., 512/414-9832
  • Star Party at Inks Lake Park

    Austin Astronomical Society invites folks out for a night of stargazing with the help of their telescopes.
    Sat., May 25, 8pm; Sat., July 6, 8pm. Party: free; park entrance fee: $6, ages 13 and older; free, ages 12 and under.  
    Inks Lake State Park, 3630 Park Road 4 W., Inks Lake
  • Life Time Tri CapTex

    This is Austin's only Downtown triathlon: Start with a swim at Lady Bird Lake; bike to the Capitol; race through Butler Park and the Palmer Events Center; and finish with a post-race party at Vic Mathias Shores.
    Mon., May 27, 6:45am. $89+.  
    Vic Mathias Shores, 900 W. Riverside
  • Cultural Funding Open Office Hours

    Stop by to learn about the city’s Cultural Funding programs. Current cultural contractors are welcome; groups and individuals interested in applying are encouraged to attend. No appointment necessary.
    Tue., May 28, 9am-noon  
  • Hamilton

    This, in case you somehow didn't know (and please accept our sincere congratulations on finally waking up from that years-long coma, yo, it's good to have you back), is Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop musical about America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Brought to town by the good people of Broadway in Austin, it's a phenomenon that's worthy of its endless hype, and they say tickets are possibly still available if you were born on a full moon, the wind is coming in from the northeast, and the Westlake sibyl dances a clockwise tarantella during consultation. Or, better: See the website right here for the show's two-days-before ticket lottery.
    May 28-June 16. Tue.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 1 & 7pm. $79-539.  
    Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman, 512/471-2787
  • Texas Meats Canada

    Taster’s Table Club brings a fierce trio of Vancouver-based chefs to Austin for a night of incredible dining as Intero's chef Ian Thurwachter and chocolatier Krystal Craig team up with Tim Schulte of Bauhaus Restaurant and Tushar Tondvalkar of Mumbai Local and personal chef Brockton Lane, resulting in a five-course dinner focused on Texas-sourced meat – with each course featuring an amuse bouche and meat dish – and the whole feast finished off with a wild boar bacon dessert(!). Note: One night only, but two seatings. Bonus: This event helps support the Central Texas Meals on Wheels program. Recommended? Are you kidding – doubly recommended, and not out of any Canadian politeness!
    Tue., May 28, 6 & 8:30pm. $80.  
    Intero, 2612 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/599-4052
  • EVERYTHING! EVERYTHING! EVERYTHING!

    To close this 19th year of making dances for her company, Kathy Dunn Hamrick has revisited pivotal moments from previous works, placed them within new contexts, given them new meaning, and created a whimsical hour-long show that stands alone as an entirely new dance. So now here comes everything KDHDC, in a stunning reinvention of original music scores, graphic art, video, and costumes.
    May 30-June 2. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 4pm. $19-21.  
    Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside, 512/474-5664
  • 48 Hour Film Project

    Stress, little sleep, and maximized creativity. These are the common elements in a 48-hour film festival and Austin's iteration is no different.
    Fri.-Sun., May 31-June 2. $168.  
    Various locations
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  • Boots & Bats Gala: Supporting Student Scholarships

    Help Austin Community College raise money for student scholarships at this party with live music, a live and silent auction, and a cute cocktail reception with light hors d’ oeuvres prepared by ACC Culinary Arts students and more.
    Sat., Nov. 2, 6-12mid. Sponsorships start at $1,000.  
    ACC Highland, 6101 Highland Campus Dr, 512/223-7837
  • 2019 Austin International Drag Festival

    A wild weekend featuring nearly 400 drag performances from KingFest to Drag Fest at the fiercest festivak this side of the Mississippi (and beyond).
    Thu.-Sun., Nov. 14-17. $39+.  
    Drag Village (6000 Middle Fiskville Rd.) & Downtown

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