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  • TriviATX Pub Quiz with Danny Mac

    Austin's best homegrown trivia night at Austin's best brewery's taproom in Sunset Valley. Full bar, local tunes, great trivia. Free to play, prizes for the top 2 teams.
    Tuesdays @ 7pm  
    Nomadic Outpost
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    COTFG New Media Art & Sound Summit 2023

    COTFG NMASS is back with 12 performances over three days at Ground Floor Theatre, with music, improvisation, free jazz, and multi-genre styles bringing diversity to the Austin underground music community.
    July 27-29. Thu.-Fri., 7-10pm; Sat., 4-10pm. $10-15.
  • Food

    Food Events

    Bat City Pies: First Plated Dinner

    That hot new Detroit-style pizza trailer from Nick Bain and Ryan Madsen, Bat City Pies, happily ensconced alongside the entertainment-and-relaxation powerhouse called Buzz Mill Coffee, hosts their first-ever Friday night plated dinner – featuring their popular Chicken Piccata over linguine. Challenge: Only 25 plates available; best to get there, oh, kinda early?
    Fri., July 28, 7-10pm
  • Music

    Borzoi, Exercise (album release), A.L. West, Cow Mangler 5000

    With a name perfectly unsuited for search engine optimization, Exercise serves those yearning for the Aughts’ post-punk revival through loose lyrical derisions and twiddling synths. Debuting their sophomore album following the passing of co-vocalist and synth player Keller LeVine in 2020, the foursome strides forward with Ipso Facto. Tickling guitar lines remain amid bold grievances. “It’s so fucking unfair what happened to you,” they echo on second single “Glue.” Chords barrel forward with the spirit of jangle pop, but carry forth a lush atmosphere like LCD Soundsystem. Vocals inflect with slightly more charisma than James Murphy’s sad drone. Call that post-post-post-punk?
    Fri., July 28, 10pm. $10 cover (21+).
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Death Proof (2007)

    Float Films: Take a dip then take in a screening of a classic Texas film, a brutal action thriller with lots of locally shot scenes for Austinites to appreciate. Pool opens at 5 and films begin at dusk every Friday this summer.
    Fri., July 28  
  • Arts

    Books

    Kiana Fitzgerald: Ode to Hip-Hop

    The author Kiana Fitzgerald presents her new book about "50 Albums That Define 50 Years of Trailblazing Music."
    Fri., July 28, 7pm. Free.  
  • Music

    Lil Baby, GloRilla, Rylo Rodriguez, Gloss Up, Hunxho

    The Kid LAROI suddenly dropped out of the Atlanta rap star’s arena tour without explanation amid date cancellations and disappointing ticket sales, but the Austin show goes on. Memphis riser GloRilla performs less than three months before her ACL Fest debut while 4PF signee Rylo Rodriguez also supports. And the main event, Lil Baby, can run through a trail of favorites dating back to 2017’s “Freestyle” and “My Dawg.”
    Fri., July 28, 7pm  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Lizzie, the Musical

    That legendary company called Doctuh Mistuh Productions returns to Austin after a five-year hiatus to present this rock musical adaption of the grisly Borden Family murders in 1893 and the subsequent trial of Lizzie Borden. The show – which premiered in NYC in 2009 and is written by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer, Tim Maner, and Alan Steven Hewitt – is directed here by the irrepressible Michael McKelvey, with musical direction by Ellie Jarrett Shattles. And this is our full review of the production!
    Through July 30. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $24 and up.  
  • Food

    Food Events

    Midsummer Night's Dream Supper

    Imagine dinner with engaging conversation and delightful dishes, all served in an intimate 1920s bungalow in the middle of Austin's Eastside – with a summer surf-and-turf menu from chef Nick Barrera at this marvelous Swoop House event from the Supper Friends folks of 2Dine4 Catering.
    Fri.-Sat., July 28-29, 7:30pm. $125.  
  • Arts

    Books

    Poetry Showcase: Venus vs. Mars

    Experience a dynamic spoken-word open mic and featured poets and, of course, that afterparty.
    Fri., July 28, 8pm. $20-200.  
    900 E. Braker
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  • Arts

    Theatre

    Small Steps

    Shrewd Productions presents the first world premiere of local playwright Briandaniel Oglesby. This "hilarious and campy, but heartfelt" play deals with the very real themes of isolation and loneliness, and the bravery involved in searching for real connection in our disconnected world. Directed by Braxton Rae, starring Dane Parker, Jen Brown, Trey Deason, Shannon Grounds, and Andy Shaw.
    Through Aug. 12. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Spacked Out (2000)

    Lates: A grungy drama following a gang of four Hong Kong girls, like Kids with Hello Kitty.
    Fri., July 28, 9:30pm  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    The Cathedral: Open House

    Austin's largest women-and-nonbinary artist collective, atxGALS, invites you to the debut of "Euphoria," an exhibition featuring new works from Bode Robinson and Stef Shock. Here's a bright opportunity to dance to live music, enjoy complimentary drinks, and support the local scene.
    Fri., July 28, 7pm. $15-25.  
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