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MLS in Austin: Everybody Wins!
As a raucous crowd day-drank and sang fight songs at a Columbus brewery, a buyer group including Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam announced negotiations with Major League Soccer to buy the Columbus Crew SC and keep them in Ohio.

5:44PM Fri. Oct. 12, Mike Clark-Madison, Austin Sanders and Nick Barbaro Read More | »

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  • SXSW Taps ConsenSys Founder Joseph Lubin for 2019 Keynote
    SXSW is advancing fast, and not just according to the calendar. The programming for the annual March gathering is a reliable indicator of what’s next in tech; given today’s announcement’s heavy emphasis on its Blockchain & Cryptocurrency track, you have to wonder, is 2019 the year blockchain technology breaks big with the masses?

    10:00AM Tue. Oct. 9, Bonny Chu Read More | »

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    Food Events

    Wine & Swine

    Tickets are available NOW for this year's iteration of the Austin Food and Wine Alliance's annual pairing-pork-with-vino-in-styles-of-global-diversity celebration, and you'd be wise to grab 'em as soon as you can. Because, look, the chefs at this event are Killa Wasi's Kati Luedecke, Franklin Barbecue's Andrew Risner, Olamaie's Michael Fojtasek, Otoko's Yoshi Okai, Barlata's Daniel Olivella, Foreign & Domestic's Sarah Heard and Nathan Lemley, and – hell, a whole lot more of that stunning calibre, cooking up pigs to carnivorous perfection. Oh, and did you know there's gonna be more than a little wine flowing, too? Wine, and spirits, and various craft brews, all lusciously lubricating the delicious array of food-laden booths and tables decking out the grounds of Camp Mabry on a golden afternoon. Yes, this isn't happening until Sunday, Nov. 18 – but we're telling you about it now. You're welcome.
    Sun., Nov. 18, 3-6pm. $75-150.  
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    Sports

    WWE Smackdown Live

    Here's your chance to see WWE Champion AJ Styles vs Samoa Joe, Women’s Champion Becky Lynch and the IIconics, and much more.
    Tue., Dec. 4, 6:30pm. $15 and up (VIP Ringsider packages available).  
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    Austin Spurs Season Opener, Championship Celebration

    The Austin Spurs will tip off the 2018-19 season at home against the Texas Legends. Prior to the game, there's a Championship Celebration with a ring ceremony and banner reveal.
    Sat., Nov. 3, 7pm. $15 and up.  
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    Events

    Night of True Ghost Stories Presented by The Night Owl Podcast

    Have you had an encounter with the paranormal? The local podcast and the Austin Film Festival want to hear about it. If your story is chosen, you will be asked to read it in front of a live audience on Halloween night. Deadline for submissions is Oct. 15.
    Wed., Oct. 31, 9pm. Free.  
  • Austin Film Festival Gets a Vox Lux
    Sing it loud: Austin Film Festival has announced that Vox Lux, the new film from Natalie Portman, will be the opening night title for this year's festival.

    4:25PM Wed. Oct. 3, Richard Whittaker Read More | »

  • Arts

    Comedy

    Aziz Ansari

    That Master of None returns to the stand-up stage, or at least as stand-up a stage as a posh venue like the Bass Concert Hall can be said to contain, and you know tickets are going to be selling like the hottest cakes, and so we're telling you now: Aziz! Ansari!
    Wed., Nov. 7, 7pm. $39-65.  
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    Theatre

    Jeff Dunham: Passively Aggressive

    What's that old saying? That "ten billion flies can't be wrong" thing? Now here's God's gift to ventriloquism, back with his cohort of dummied-up stereotypes, on tour and ready to unleash his carefully crafted torrent of incisive social commentary for the discerning crowds. Hyuk!
    Fri., Feb. 15, 7pm. $46.50.  
  • Second Cruz/O'Rourke Debate Postponed
    The second of three planned debates between U.S. Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke and the incumbent Ted Cruz has been delayed.

    11:06AM Fri. Sep. 28, Kimberley Jones Read More | »

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    Books

    Kevin Kwan of 'Crazy Rich Asians': Live, Onstage

    Kwan’s breakout debut novel, Crazy Rich Asians, has become something of a cultural phenomenon, topping bestseller lists worldwide, spawning two bestselling sequels and inspiring a hit movie – the first romantic comedy from a major Hollywood studio to feature a lead actor and actress of Asian heritage. For this special evening, Kwan shares his thoughts on the (unanticipated) cultural impact of his novels and describes how the representational climate in many industries, particularly entertainment, is already changing.
  • Oilcan Harry's Closed?
    Updated Friday, Sept. 28, 3:25pm:
    The GoFundMe campaign setup by Oilcan Harry's staff has been updated. The description no longer claims the bar was sold, and instead reads: "The club were [sic] working for was shut down suddenly."

    5:40PM Wed. Sep. 26, Sarah Marloff Read More | »

    UPDATED: Lil Wayne, Phoenix Added to ACL Fest Lineup
    Updated Thursday, Sept. 27, 3:35pm: New Orleans rapper Lil Wayne has been announced for weekend two of the ACL Festival. He joins Phoenix (see previous update below) as a last minute addition following Childish Gambino's cancellation.

    12:52PM Thu. Sep. 27, Kimberley Jones Read More | »

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    Theatre

    Potted Potter

    Austin's a stop for this travelling show, in which two fellows named Dan Clarkson and Jeff Turner take the Paramount stage and condense all seven Harry Potter books (and a game of Quidditch) into 70 minutes – you know, kind of like those popular Reduced Shakespeare gigs? But these guys are all J/K with J.K., sort of thing. "Even if you don’t know the difference between a Horcrux and a Hufflepuff, Potted Potter will make you roar with laughter," allegedly.
    Tue.-Fri., Nov. 13-16, 7:30pm. $39-99.  
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