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  • Cassette Roulette starring John Cameron Mitchell

    Tony-winning star John Cameron Mitchell from Hedwig and the Angry Inch hits the Long Center stage with international cabaret sensation Amber Martin! In a raucous, loud, and unforgettable cabaret experience, see where Fate and the spinning wheel of 'cassette roulette' take this evening of songs, stories, and characters.
    Sat. Feb. 24, 8pm  
    Long Center for the Performing Arts
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    Texas Performing Arts presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on its 2024 National Tour. The legendary dance company returns to Austin after more than a decade for two special and unique performances including new works and Ailey’s iconic ballet Revelations.
    Mar. 2-3  
    Bass Concert Hall
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  • Arts

    Theatre

    Stories On the Lawn: Reaching for the Stars

    Listen to local comedians and storytellers tell personal tales beneath the grand columns of the Neill-Cochran House Museum porch, sharing stories of how we go for it all, even when our reach may sometimes exceed our grasp.
    Thu., May 4, 7:30pm. $15.  
  • Arts

    Classical Music

    Austin Opera: The Pearl Fishers

    Bizet’s luscious opera brings the beauty of Sri Lanka to Austin in this heartrending struggle to the death between friendship and love, featuring Will Liverman (baritone), David Portillo (tenor), and Madison Leonard (soprano).
    Sat., April 29, 7:30pm; Thu., May 4, 7:30pm; Sun., May 7, 2:30pm. $125 and up.  
  • Qmmunity

    Nightlife & Parties

    Austin Vogue Nights

    How long does it take to become legendary? There’s no real answer, but local kiki houses Lepore and Juicy Couture have brought legend status to first Thursdays in just about two years. Tonight they celebrate this anniversary with a mini ball presented by sexual health heavy-hitters ASHwell and the Q Austin, meaning there’s money, honey. Competitors can win up to 150 bucks in ballroom categories like Majorette and Sex Siren. Legendary Akasha and BabiBoi Juicy are in the DJ booth, and the legendary Natalie Lepore is your master of ceremonies. –James Scott
    First Thursday of every month, 10pm. $5.
  • Community

    Kids

    Girlstart Starry Night

    Kids will channel their inner archaeologist while digging for Egyptian artifacts, learning about hieroglyphs, and constructing a shaduf at this special evening at the mini planetarium.
    Thu., May 4, 5:30pm. Free.
  • Community

    Kids

    Kids Block Party

    Celebrate learning through play with storytimes, live music, crafts, authors, a video game contest, STEM activities, and outdoor fun presented by the Library Foundation.
    Thu., May 4, 9am-1pm. Free.  
  • Music

    KLBJ Presents Arc Angels, Madam Radar

    As Doyle Bramhall II heads to Japan with Eric Clapton ahead of their appearance at the Royal Albert Hall tribute to Jeff Beck, the Southpaw Stratocaster samurai sweeps through town to jam with supergroup Arc Angels. Co-axe murderer Charlie Sexton pauses Elvis Costello commitments, Double Trouble drummer Chris Layton does the same with Kenny Wayne Shepherd roadwork, and new bassist Eric Holden climbs aboard to revisit 1992’s Steve Van Zandt-produced Geffen Records sleeper Arc Angels. Austin standards from it including “Living in a Dream,” “Paradise Cafe,” “Sent by Angels,” “Sweet Nadine,” and more should shake the stone palace.
    Thu., May 4, 7pm  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Malum Malus Burlesque: Beltane

    The Wheel of the Year inspires this occult burlesque performance art ensemble to celebrate Beltane in a full-length show created by Blaise Ricin and Anastasia Arsenic.
    Thu.-Sat., May 4-6, 8pm. $15-37.  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Party Girl (1995)

    Newly Restored: Indie darling Parker Posey stars as a club scenester in New York who tries to set her life straight and become a librarian.
    Thu., May 4, 8:30pm  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Repo Man (1984)

    Big Screen Classics: This cult fave sci-fi/black comedy follows a young punk (Estevez), who in the course of his repossession duties comes across a very intriguing Chevy Malibu.
    Thu., May 4, 3:45pm  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    ScriptWorks Out of Ink: Family Traditions

    Every family has some quirky legacy they cling to and this year they go on the record in ScriptWorks' Out of Ink 2023: Family Traditions. This diverse ten-minute play collection showcases ScriptWorks members' unexpected interpretations of three mandatory script ingredients which provided inspiration during the Weekend Fling 48-hour writing event in the fall: an odd family tradition; a character who becomes something nonhuman over the course of the play; a vinyl record. Directed by Lowell Bartholomee, Rosalind Faires, Ellie McBride, and Kelsey Oliver.
    Thu.-Sat., May 4-6, 8pm  
  • Community

    Out of Town

    UTOPiAfest

    Explore nature and sound at this family-friendly camping and music festival, just an hour outside of Austin. Besides music on two stages, there'll be hiking, biking, yoga, disc golf, a silent disco, craft vendors, workshops, and more.
    May 5-6; pre-party May 4  
    Burnet
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