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  • Texas Hill Country Peach Season is Here!

    Nothing is as tasty as a Texas Hill Country Peach! Peach season is here, so make plans to visit. Peaches in Fredericksburg and Stonewall taste fresh and delicious! Peaches are grown on soils with lots of minerals making the flavor content more complex. Visit the website for a list of peach stands and a map.
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    Fredericksburg and Stonewall
  • Fright Gallery 5

    Join Blood Over Texas for Fright Gallery 5, the biggest and longest running art gallery dead-icated to showcasing local dark/horror artists. The event also features live DJ sets, live art, special art showcase "The Void" and a seance photo op. 18+ (for content). $15.
    Sun. June 29, 5pm-10pm  
    Ben Hur Shriners' Ballroom
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    Events

    Austin Greek Festival

    Experience the spirit of Greece with delectable Greek food and drink, dancing, live entertainment from Greece, shopping, and more at this fun, family-friendly event. Opa!
    May 26-28. Fri.-Sat., 11am-10pm; Sun., noon-10pm. $5; kids under 10, free.
  • Music

    Here Be Monsters w/ Invoke, Montopolis, Kraken Quartet, Density512, Golden Hornet, LOLA, One Ounce Opera, Convergence, Goliath Was Bigfoot, Tom Echols, Less Than <10 Music, Nathan Felix, VAMP, Studio A, Tetractys New Music

    While several of its 15 featured artists sound like they’d be brash metal bands by name (Invoke, Convergence, VAMP), Here Be Monsters promises a mammoth showcase of Austin’s indie classical exports, hosted by contemporary sound highlighters Tetractys New Music. A deep appreciation for the Lone Star State is a common thread; alongside chamber collective Montopolis’ subtle twang and Golden Hornet’s Western big band stylings, they’ve both released projects dedicated to Texas nature (not to mention composer Nathan Felix’s rumbling piano ode to the state’s skies). Here, at a five-hour KMFA 89.5-sponsored patio display, be the monsters that lurk in the background of Austin’s music scene, quietly crafting visceral arrangements.
    Sat., May 27, 5pm  
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    Hot Luck Fest

    Local celebrity chef and James Beard award winner Aaron Franklin's Hot Luck Festival is back, with four days of food and music over Memorial Day weekend benefiting the Southern Smoke Foundation, which supports hospitality industry workers. Dozens of chefs from Texas and beyond will offer their culinary delights, and live music will be offered at Mohawk each night.
    Thu.-Sun., May 25-28. Individual tickets and "Whole Enchilada" passes available.  
    Various locations
  • Music

    Killah Priest, DJ Notion, Cooley Fly, Chi Clopz, Bubs Rubino, Big Nothing, Frederick Boom, NateTheMosaic, Storm Shadow, the iLL Collective

    Learning that a rapper is a “Wu-Tang Clan affiliate” is not the criterion of unassailable quality that its pedigree might suggest. I know at least one hip-hop fan who refers to forgotten artists like Deadly Venoms and GP Wu as “RZA’s weed carriers.” But even were it not measured against such paltry competition, Killah Priest’s Heavy Mental – the consensus greatest Wu affiliate album of all time – would still go down as a landmark worth mounting a 25th anniversary tour for. Even if it was a bit of a cheat code to re-include “B.I.B.L.E (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth),” Priest’s classic contribution to GZA’s Liquid Swords, the album remains a dense, dark, heady brew. And don’t sleep on the Brooklyn MC’s 12(!) released albums this decade – a prolific burst of material more ambitious and experimental than anything released by an actual Clan member in two decades. DJ Notion, ChiClopz, Cooley Fly, Bubs Rubino, Big Nothing, Frederick Boom, and more support.
    Sat., May 27, 8:30pm  
  • Music

    SIMS Foundation Feel Good Music Festival Day 1 w/ Easy Compadre!, Caramelo Haze, Megafauna, Money Chicha

    Arthritis, hepatitis, lupus, and osteoporosis all count May as their cognizance moment, but Austin lifesaver the SIMS Foundation underlines the end of spring as Mental Health Awareness Month. Almost 30, the local substance abuse recovery org, musician-born from namesake Sims Ellison, fundraises and builds community through its initial two-day concert convergence. Latin supergroups Money Chicha and Caramelo Haze headline Saturday as Dani Neff’s guitar mania via Megafauna supports. Sunday stages a Marley v. Dylan hootenanny pitting the likes of Kalu James and Courtney Santana against Tony Kamel, Suzanna Choffel, Cory Reinisch, and more. Every dollar spent could save the life of a favorite local musician.
    Sat., May 27, 6pm  
  • Arts

    Classical Music

    Classical Sound: Brazilian Brass

    Performing artists for this program: bass trombonist, Darrin Milling of the National Symphony Orchestra of Sao Paolo, Brazil; Mariama Alcantara, Brazilian violinist, now a member of the Austin Symphony Orchestra; Douglas Harvey, cello; Kyle Koronka, trumpet; Patrick Hughes, horn; and Toby Blumenthal-Phillips on piano.
    Sat., May 27, 4pm. Free.
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Collection Rert: Remains To Be Seen

    The folks at Collection Rert put out a call to the community for mysterious responses to the result of an action or inaction. And so now? This is a show ripe for the scrutiny of poets and amateur detectives.
    Closing reception: Sat., June 3,1-4pm. Free.  
    2608-B Rogers
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Doc Days

    AFS Cinema brings back its annual festival of nonfiction cinema spotlighting exceptional documentary work from around the globe, with a program screening 10 feature-length documentary veterans including Werner Herzog, Maite Alberdi, and Michèle Stephenson. Get the full lineup at austinfilm.org/doc-days-2023.
    May 25-28  
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    Theatre

    Geekgasm Revue: Ani-May!

    Here's a variety show featuring some of Austin's best (e.g., Louisianna Purchase!) shaking it as their favorite anime characters – with themed drinks, a cosplay contest, vendors, and trivia to accompany the drag and burlesque performances.
    Sat., May 27, 7-11pm. $20 and up.  
  • Community

    Kids

    Playdates in the Park

    Austin Parks Foundation invites families to enjoy storytime, make crafts, and move & groove with friends from Creative Action.
    Sat., May 27, 10-11:30am. Free.
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    Theatre

    Sanctuary City

    Ground Floor Theatre presents Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok's powerful story of two young DREAMers who fight to stay in America, the only country they know as home. Directed by Andrea Nuñez, with performances by Arielle Levin, Michael Galvan, and Kristian Bexar.
    Through June 3. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $25-45.  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    The Tuba Thieves (2023)

    Doc Days: This intriguing doc is set against the backdrop of a series of tuba robberies in L.A. in the early 2010s and insightfully questions dominant assumptions about deafness. The screening will be presented with open captions and followed by an in-person Q&A with actor Chase Burton, with both the screening and Q&A accompanied by American Sign Language interpreters.
    Sat., May 27, 12pm  
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    Kids

    Woodland Faerie Trail Opening Day

    Explore the Oak Grove to discover this summer’s community-built faerie homes and enjoy activity tables for all ages, fairy storytime, botanical folklore, and Sottish country dancing.
    Sat., May 27, 10am-2pm. $6-8.  
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