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  • Marshall Funhouse

    Step right up! Marshall Funhouse is taking over Parish and the Brushy St. block for 3 days of live music, fun, and solid hangs. This is their homage to the weird and wonderful carnival world. Marshall Funhouse’s stacked lineup includes The Black Angels, Dry Cleaning, Therapy? Shannon and The Clams, The Armed, and many more.
    Mar. 13-15, 12pm-2am  
    Parish
  • Musical Mixology Featuring Ensemble ATX

    Step into a world of timeless mystique as Ensemble ATX invites you to an evening of “Musical Mixology.” Experience the alluring ambiance reminiscent of the secret gatherings of the Lost Generation, transporting you back to the speakeasies where romance and decadence collided. Don’t miss the chance to sip and revel in the fusion of mixology and extraordinary music!
    Sat. Mar. 6, 7:30pm  
    The Mansion
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  • Community

    Civic Events

    AISD Info Meeting

    Seeking up-close-and-personal information about the state of Austin’s public school system? Want to see professional educators in their native habitat, speaking in their own personal dialect? The Austin ISD board of trustees and Superintendent Matias Segura will unleash one of their patented bimonthly meetings covering such topics as the progress students are making in reading and math, the work needed to fix the district’s special education department, and much, much more. Facts will be stated; good intentions will be declared; and don’t forget, the Texas Education Agency is watching! –Brant Bingamon
    Thu., Feb. 8
    AISD Headquarters, 4000 S. IH-35 Frontage Rd., or virtual
  • Community

    Events

    Austin Oddities Market

    Goths need love too, which is why variety show king Captain Eric Burton’s regular oddities market sets up shop at Elysium just in time for Valentine’s Day. Hard to say what special objects you’ll find at Thursday’s bazaar, but if Burton’s Fun Time Sideshow Circus is any indication, a few Fiji mermaids, jars of eyeballs, and animal skeletons are a safe bet – and live performances, of course. Obviously not a daylight affair; shopping goes from 9pm to 2am. –Carys Anderson
    Thu., Feb. 8
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Beetlejuice: The Musical, the Musical, the Musical

    Based on Tim Burton’s beloved film, this hilarious musical tells the story of a strange and unusual teenager whose life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and a demon with a thing for stripes.
    Feb. 6-11. Tue.-Thu., 7:30pm; Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 1 & 6:30pm. $35 and up.  
  • Music

    Carla Bley tribute w/ Carl Michel, Alex Coke, Ken George, Carolyn Trowbridge, Tex Gortex, & Masumi Jones

    Over the latter half of the 20th century, the late jazz composer Carla Bley created a mountain of irrepressible, irresistible tunes that casually obliterated lines of demarcation. Though she maintained deep ties to the avant-garde, especially through her New York-based Jazz Composers Guild, her songs leaned hard into melody and expressed an impish sense of humor. That makes her music perfect for saxophonist Alex Coke and guitarist Carl Michel, who’ve been known to gleefully hop boundaries themselves over their long careers in Austin jazz. They’ll be joined by vibraphonist Carolyn Trowbridge, drummer Masumi Jones, trombonist Ken George, and bassist Tex Goretex. – Michael Toland
    Thu., Feb. 8, 8:30pm  
  • Community

    Events

    Financial Literacy Workshop

    At this point you probably have a folder or drawer littered with opaquely numbered forms. That dreaded file is likely labeled “taxes,” and you’re refusing to make eye contact with it. Well, your friends at the public library want to help you with all those questions you might have. What’s more, they’ll help you make the most out of your refund and offer tips on saving all year round. Don’t let the tax man intimidate you; get that paper! – James Renovitch
    Thu., Feb. 8
  • Music

    Help Clifford Help Kids benefiting American Youthworks w/ the Temptations Review Featuring the Legacy of Dennis Edwards

    In 1960, two Detroit vocal groups, Otis Williams & the Distants and the Primes, fused as the Elgins and signed the following year to Motown Records as the Temptations. Only the Rolling Stones rivaled the powerhouse quintet in bad behavior and R&B. Still led by Texarkana-born Williams, Messrs. Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Jawan Jackson, and Anthony Grant croon, shoop, and glide through Antone’s annual fundraising gala for local nonprofit American YouthWorks. Celebrating its golden anniversary next year, the org’s YouthBuild provides vocational training in healthcare, IT, and construction for high schoolers, while their Texas Conservation Corps works landscape management and natural disaster response. Ain’t too proud to fundraise! – Raoul Hernandez
    Thu., Feb. 8, 7pm
  • Music

    JoyRX benefit w/ Joss Stone

    JoyRX's annual benefit concert, presented by Texas Children's Hospital-Austin, brings together the org's two passions: the healing power of music and supporting children in need of joy.
    Thu., Feb. 8, 8pm  
  • Music

    Lady Dan, Me Nd Adam, Ellis Bullard

    For scorned lovers and hopeless romantics alike, Hotel Vegas transforms into Heartbreak Hotel for two tender pre-Valentine’s nights. Electro-Americana duo Me Nd Adam, of swoonworthy tracks like “Heartbeat of My Soul,” hosts the vintage pop-up. For a murkier love outlook, try Lady Dan’s recent synth rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “You Want It Darker,” or pedal steel standout “Paradox.” “A paradox, a woman of stone/ To want to be loved and left alone.” Country crooner Ellis Bullard delivers a dose of honky-tonk heartache. Shed your tears for a good cause, as a portion of ticket sales benefit HAAM. – Genevieve Wood
    Thu., Feb. 8, 9pm  
  • Community

    Events

    Make Dog Toys With APA!

    Two-time “Best of Austin” winner Austin Creative Reuse is a craft store dedicated to giving new life to items that have either already served a purpose or were just left over from another project: a magical place filled with misfit sewing notions, scraps of this and that, doodads and whatsits galore. Volunteers make it run, and on this day in Volunteer Land, you can use some of these fine materials to hand-stitch dog toys for animals residing in local shelters. Visit their website to sign up and check out other available volunteer days. – Kat McNevins
    Thu., Feb. 8
  • Community

    Events

    Making Comics Workshop

    Hey, kids – comics! You read ’em, you love ’em, and now you can learn how to make your own multipaneled masterpieces at this Eastside outpost of your friendly neighborhood Austin Public Library. Local comics creator Adam Kobetich (of The Shadow Under the Leaf fame) will show you how to channel your inner Stan Lee and Jack Kirby – or maybe Alison Bechdel or Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ohba – at this free workshop, where the power of sequential art is put into your narrative hands. – Wayne Alan Brenner
    Thu., Feb. 8
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    My Own Private Idaho (1991)

    In only his third feature, New Queer Cinema icon Gus Van Sant lassoed two rising Hollywood stars for his dreamy-eyed arthouse film about two Portland hustlers. River Phoenix – Gen X’s James Dean, achingly vulnerable – plays a narcoleptic who falls in love with his straight best friend (Keanu Reeves), a Prince Hal-esque rich kid tender with his friend’s feelings ... until he’s not. Delectably off-kilter and teeming with gosh-wow visuals (a house falls from the sky, clouds skitter by in time-lapse, porno mags talk back), the film’s most special effect is capturing Reeves and Phoenix in full, luscious bloom of youth. The campfire scene will gut you. – Kimberley Jones
    Thu., Feb. 8, 6pm
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812

    You’re a busy guy; you don’t have time to read all of War and Peace. But you’re also ashamed that you’ve not dug into the hottest Russian novel of 1869! Hark: A solution awaits at the Zach Theatre production of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Dave Malloy’s musical adaptation of a 70-page section of Tolstoy’s great tome. Described by the theatre as an “innovative electro-pop opera,” this two-hour-and-thirty-minute love triangle will be available as pay-what-you-will until Feb. 4. Heads-up to queers: Thursday, Feb. 1, is PRIDE night!– James Scott
    Jan. 30-March 3. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25.  
  • Music

    Rome Fortune (DJ set)

    A decade removed from 2013 breakout mixtape Beautiful Pimp and Rome Fortune is still pushing the envelope. After gaining notoriety for his unique blend of booming Southern trap and atmospheric indie synths, the famously blue-bearded Atlanta-grown rapper has gone on to collaborate with everyone from Gucci Mane to Lil Uzi Vert to Toro y Moi, garnering a reputation as a sonic experimentalist unafraid to blur genre lines. Rome may play cuts from 2023 dance-heavy project Grown in this four-hour solo DJ set (relocated from previous plans at the adjoining Parish). – Elizabeth Braaten
    Thu., Feb. 8, 9pm. Free.
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Tótem (2023)

    A seven-year-old's world shifts at a family gathering in this rapturously received coming of age story from Mexican director Lila Avilés (The Chambermaid).
    Thu., Feb. 8, 3:45pm
  • Arts

    Theatre

    The Feud: A Musical Comedy

    From Texas Comedies – the company that brought us Murders & Moontowers, Boomtown, Prohibition, and other staged follies – comes this latest spectacle inspired by the notorious Sutton-Taylor Feud, the longest-lasting and deadliest feud in 19th-century Texas.
    Thu.-Sat., Feb. 1-10, 8pm  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Thin Spaces: Seeking Nature’s Ethereal Conduits

    This three-person show of visual art at the venerable Dougherty Arts Center suggests ways in which “the natural world can serve as a conduit to a deeper understanding of the ethereal,” divulging liminal places where material and spirit intertwine. Local and simultaneously beyond locale, the layered oil abstractions of Rebecca Bennett, the stunningly manipulated photography of Leslie Kell, and Elena Lipkowski’s digital collages embellished with hand-stitched embroidery shift the gallery’s walls toward wonder and may open your doors of perception into a realm that’s downright seelie. Bonus: Meet the artists there tonight, 7-9pm. – Wayne Alan Brenner
    Feb. 3-March 9
  • Food

    Food Events

    Zilker Brewing x Letterpress PLAY

    Witness the launch of a special beer with a label crafted by the good folks at Letterpress PLAY. There'll be on-site letterpress printing of Zilker Brewing coasters, paper toy activities, an assortment of Letterpress PLAY goods for sale, and more.
    Thu., Feb. 8, 6-9pm
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