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for Fri., Sept. 29
  • Colors of Dance

    Join the School of Indian Percussion & Music for an enchanting evening celebrating the rich cultural heritage of India at "Colors of Dance." Immerse yourself in the vibrant rhythms and graceful movements of traditional Indian classical dance, featuring captivating performances of Kathak and Bharatnatyam.
    Sat. June 22, 6pm  
    Anderson High School
  • "Out of Homeland" Concert

    Ukrainian composer and Austinite Alex Syedin debuts his new contemporary classical piano album "Out of Homeland," which includes 12 original compositions. The album is dedicated to all who have been forced to leave their homelands because of war. "Out of Homeland" concert is hosted by Liberty Ukraine Foundation.
    Sat. June 15, 4pm-7pm  
    Steinway Piano Gallery
  • Billy Strings in Concert

    Billy Strings is performing at Moody Center on Saturday, December 14th. Tickets on sale now!
    Sat. Dec. 14, 7:30pm  
    Moody Center
  • Music

    DAWA fourth anniversary party w/ Kydd Jones, Moody Bank$, J Soulja, Alesia Lani, JahleelFaReal, Maya Sampleton, DJ Chorizo Funk, DJ Kay Cali, Cortez

    Riders Against the Storm’s Jonathan “Chaka” Mahone founded the DAWA (Diversity Awareness & Wellness in Action) Fund with an intent to provide direct financial aid to what he refers to as BIPOC “community frontliners.” Since 2019, DAWA has distributed nearly $250,000 in funds and opened a no-cost production studio for creatives of color. Performers for the organization’s fourth birthday party include rapper J Soulja, R&B artists Moody Bank$ and Alesia Lani, and DJ Chorizo Funk.
    Fri., Sept. 29, 9pm  
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      Austin Record Convention

      Dealers, collectors, and aficionados gather to share vinyl, CDs, cassettes, posters, shirts, and other music memorabilia from hundreds of vendors. Early-bird shoppers get a day of early access Friday as well as early admission on Saturday and Sunday.
      Sept. 29-Oct. 1. $5; $30 for early shop.  
    • Community


      American Indian Heritage Day

      With House Bill 174, the Texas Legislature named the last Friday in September American Indian Heritage Day, which recognizes the historic, cultural, and social contributions American Indian communities and leaders have made to the state. The Bullock Museum, in partnership with Great Promise for American Indians, celebrates the community's Indigenous cultures with a range of activities at the museum, digital resources including a livestream, and an evening public program celebrating traditional and contemporary performing arts. Get the full schedule online.
      Fri., Sept. 29. Free.  
    • Music

      Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, & Shahzad Ismaily

      Brooklyn-based musician Arooj Aftab made waves in 2021 with her third album, Vulture Prince. “Mohabbat” from that project won a Grammy for Best Global Music Performance at last year’s ceremony. The Berklee graduate released the critically-acclaimed collaborative LP, Love in Exile, earlier this year with Iyer and Ismaily.
      Fri., Sept. 29, 7:30pm
    • Community


      Asian World Night Market

      Come hungry to this Asian food festival out in Hutto, featuring more than 60 different food and drink vendors from all over Asia, as well as Asian-inspired arts and gifts. It's a family-friendly event that includes live music, dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, and much more. Bonus: 1,000 free parking spots and shuttle service.
      Fri.-Sat., Sept. 29-30, 4-10pm. $12.  
    • Community

      Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

      Bat City Scaregrounds

      A fully immersive, multi-acre entertainment complex dedicated to all things Halloween, with three highly detailed haunted houses, live music, Vegas-style performances, seasonal food, and a dark market with 10 vendors.
      Sept. 29-Oct. 31. Open select Thu.-Sun. evenings and Halloween  
      Bat City Scaregrounds, 14101 South Turnersville Rd., Buda
    • Arts


      Blue Lapis Light: Belonging II Universe

      Witness the high-flying dancers of Blue Lapis Light in an intimate, outdoor setting under the stars. This beautiful, breathtaking experience is a family-friendly show, and one that you'll never forget.
      Through Oct. 1. Thu.-Sun., 8:15pm. $25-65.
      5000 Plaza on the Lake
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Blue Starlite Central Grand Opening

      After testing the waters with soft-opening screenings this month, Blue Starlite officially celebrates its newest location at VFW Capital City Post 8787. The opening coincides with the VFW’s 124th anniversary, National VFW Day, and National Silent Movie Day. So they're showing an exclusive revival of the silent classic The Golem with a score from the Pixies' Black Francis, which was the first Blue Starlite screening back in 2009. They're also kicking off the VFW's Holiday and Harvest and Haunted Drive-in Month, with weeks of tricks and treats both onscreen and off, including a pumpkin patch and activities for all ages.
      Fri., Sept. 29  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Carrie (1976)

      Master Pancake: MP ushers in Halloween season by riffing on one of the classics.
      Fri., Sept. 29, 7pm  
    • Arts


      Clowns for a Cause: Austin Pets Alive!

      Here's a comedy showcase that has 100% of sales going to support shelter animals in need, and featuring the laughter-supporting brilliance of Duncan Carson, Brendan K. O'Grady, Eric Snader Dodd, Jeffrey Berner, Hunter Duncan, and Symply Courtney.
      Fri., Sept. 29, 8pm. $30.  
    • Music

      Corinne Bailey Rae, Melanie Charles

      The British singer-songwriter responsible for undefeated mood booster “Put Your Records On” released her new album, Black Rainbows, two weeks ago.
      Fri., Sept. 29, 8pm  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Fear and Desire and "The Seafarers"

      A double feature spotlights early Kubrick works, with short doc "The Seafarers" (1953, 30 min.) offering a glimpse into maritime life and narrative feature Fear and Desire (1952, 72 min.) exploring the horrors of war.
      Fri., Sept. 29, 4:45pm  
    • Arts


      Good Luck to Us: A Starry Night of Poetry and Promise

      Here's an evening of poetry, the spoken word, and dinner served – with Chris Baker, Tiffany Dansby, Joe Brundidge, and Jim Trainer.
      Fri., Sept. 29, 7:30-10pm. $20.  
      2508 Allred
    • Music


      Colombian singer-songwriter enters his “Don Juan” era with an album of the same name expected by the year’s end. His music video for 2020 smash “Hawái” has already surpassed one-billion YouTube views.
      Fri., Sept. 29, 8pm  
    • Music

      Molly Burch, Van Mary, Thor Harris [outside]

      Molly Burch has found her way home again. After relocating to her hometown of Los Angeles at the beginning of the year, she’s kicking off her U.S. tour in her former residence and refitting the Mohawk on the release date of her fourth album, Daydreamer. The indie-pop starlet’s ever-unabashed songwriting veers away from the soulful, guitar-steady ballads of her early records and beyond the snappy direction of 2021’s Romantic Images – also produced by Wild Nothing’s Jack Tatum. Bright synths lay a backbone on lead single “Physical,” wearing Japanese city-pop inspirations on a sleeve of modernity. The nostalgia isn’t without explanation; rereading her diary entries from age 13 motivated her upcoming LP. Her return, then, feels cosmic, debuting songs that toy with an early teenage self in the city that once incubated her adulthood and her music. Fellow former resident Christelle Bofale, now living in Brooklyn, brings her soft, cradling songbook to support, while last-Austinites-standing Van Mary make an appearance as one-night-only openers. A can’t-miss reunion of the sounds that once rang – but will reverberate forever – through the Texas Hill Country.
      Fri., Sept. 29, 9pm  
    • Arts



      The Alchemy Theatre presents Dominique Morisseau's urban drama about a teacher who finds herself caught between her devotion to her students and her desire to provide her only son with opportunities that seem out of reach. Directed by Simone Raquel Alexander.
      Through Sept. 30. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $35-45.  
      Alchemy Theatre, 130 N. Pedernales #318
    • Community


      St. Elias Mediterranean Festival

      At this 89th annual festival, you'll enjoy Mediterranean cuisine such as flaky spanakopita, savory shawarma, and delectable baklava – plus wine, cocktails, dancing, and live music across two days of delightful Hellenic glory. Opa!
      Sept. 29-30. Fri., 6-11pm; Sat., noon-11pm. $5 (free on Saturday, noon-4pm).  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      The Cathedral: Open House

      Catch the debut of "Raíces," the new exhibition featuring works from Angelica Rahe, Karmita, Laura Clay, Lys Santamaria, Marcela Homrich, and Maridad Studio in honor of their Hispanic cultures. Dance to a salsa band, enjoy complimentary drinks, and support local while benefitting The New Philanthropists.
      Fri., Sept. 29, 7-10pm. $15-25.
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      The Shining (1980)

      This haunting adaptation of a Stephen King novel is top-tier terror.
      Fri., Sept. 29, 5:30pm  
    • Community

      Out of Town

      Trans-Pecos Festival of Music & Love

      El Cosmico’s authentic music experience in mystical Marfa features headliners Spoon, Neal Francis, and the Heavy Heavy, along with camping in one of the most magical venues in the West Texas desert, workshops, a vendor marketplace, pop-up desert spa, food trucks, and more.
      Sept. 28-Oct. 1  
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