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Texas Book Festival Goes Virtual!
Have you ever wished the Texas Book Festival lasted more than one weekend? Well, this year, that big-as-the-Lone-Star-State literary event has granted your wish: The 2020 edition will be spread out over 16 days, Oct.31-Nov. 15. But there's a catch.

11:50AM Wed. Jun. 24, Robert Faires Read More | »

Fusebox Festival 2020: Virtual Edition
Like all spring arts events, Fusebox Festival had to cancel the live version planned for this month. But this annual celebration of innovative and boundary-busting creative work wasn't going to let a little COVID-19 lockdown shut it down completely. Thus, the Fusebox Virtual Edition was born, and the lineup and schedule for April 24-26 is now available.

1:00PM Mon. Apr. 20, Robert Faires Read More | »

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  • SXSW Comedy: Your 2020 Lineup
    Have you had a nagging thought that something was missing from SXSW 2020? Yeah, laughs! Well, no more. SXSW has announced this year's Comedy Festival participants and shows, and they include Judd Apatow, Bob Odenkirk, Pete Davidson, Hannibal Buress, and The National Lampoon Radio Hour.

    3:35PM Wed. Mar. 4, Robert Faires Read More | »

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  • Moontower Comedy 2020: Wave 3
    Hang onto your boards, laugh surfers! Moontower Comedy Festival has suddenly sent a new wave of acts for 2020, and it's a big one – loaded with new headliners: Marlon Wayans, YouTube idol Chris Fleming, Jacqueline Novak, and returning festival faves Ronny Chieng, Maria Bamford, and Todd Barry.

    1:24PM Fri. Feb. 7, Robert Faires Read More | »

    Matthew Patin Named Texas Book Festival Literary Director
    Just in time for its milestone 25th anniversary, the Texas Book Festival has named its new literary director. He's Matthew Patin, a writer and editor who's been smithing words around the publishing field for 15 years and serving the festival in various capacities for five, and now he gets to curate its massive author lineup – starting now.

    12:45PM Wed. Jan. 29, Robert Faires Read More | »

    Moontower Comedy 2020: The Second Wave
    Have you been sitting around thinking, "Hey, I wonder when we're going to hear some more names of funny folk who will be attending the 2020 Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival?" Well, friend, that would be today. The laff riot that caps off April has just announced more than 30 comics who are inked for Moontower 9, along with a slew of new podcasts.

    5:30PM Fri. Jan. 17, Robert Faires Read More | »

    Moontower Comedy 2020: The First Wave
    Austin comedy fans may not be able to concentrate on their turkey dinner next week. They'll be too busy dreaming about next spring's Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival. That's because the fest has just announced the first 29 acts booked for Moontower 9, including headliners Nikki Glaser and Middleditch & Schwartz.

    12:15PM Fri. Nov. 15, 2019, Robert Faires Read More | »

    Glossier Is Coming to South Congress
    If your Instagram is anything like mine, you too get daily targeted ads from Glossier – that internet-only, no-make makeup brand you can’t buy at Sephora.

    8:00AM Mon. Oct. 21, 2019, Sarah Marloff Read More | »

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  • Iconic Rocker Kim Gordon, Former Nintendo President Reggie Fils-Aimé Lead SXSW 2020 Lineup
    Cross-creative industry conference South by Southwest, which holds its 34th gathering March 13-22 next year, has just announced iconic Sonic Youth bassist and visual artist Kim Gordon and former Nintendo of America COO and President Reggie Fils-Aimé as the first keynote speakers.

    11:00AM Tue. Sep. 10, 2019, Richard Whittaker Read More | »

    Terrence Malick's A Hidden Life Revealed at Austin Film Festival
    2019 is a bumper year for Austin filmmakers, with releases from three of the highest-profile directors (Robert Rodriguez, Richard Linklater, and Ric Roman Waugh) so far. Now Austin Film Festival debuts the latest from a fourth, as Terrence Malick's A Hidden Life leads the list of titles announced for this year's festival.

    9:00AM Fri. Aug. 23, 2019, Richard Whittaker Read More | »

    It's Knives Out For Rian Johnson at Fantastic Fest
    A wealthy family. A murder. A mystery. That's a fine night in anyone's book, but throw in Christopher Plummer, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield, Michael Shannon, and Jamie Lee Curtis, plus Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, and you've got Knives Out, the new closing night film for Fantastic Fest.

    11:00AM Tue. Aug. 20, 2019, Richard Whittaker Read More | »

    Big Freedia Announced as 2019 AIDS Walk Austin Headliner
    Do you hear what I queer? It’s the bouncelicious beats of the Queen Diva, because today AIDS Walk Austin announced Big Freedia as the honorary chair and first-ever headlining performer of this year’s AIDS Walk Austin on Saturday, Sept. 21.

    11:00AM Wed. Jul. 31, 2019, Beth Sullivan Read More | »

    Texas Teen Book Festival Author Lineup Announced
    The Texas Teen Book Festival announced its 2019 author lineup today, featuring award-winning authors Mary H.K. Choi, David Yoon, Gabby Rivera, Abdi Nazemian, Christopher Myers, Lauren Shippen, and more. The 11th anniversary of the free one-day literary festival will brighten the campus of Southwestern University on Saturday, Oct. 12, this year.

    1:00PM Fri. Jul. 26, 2019 Read More | »

    Turntable Eatery Out, Cluck-n-Burger In
    Turntable Eatery, the pizza joint on Airport Blvd., is closing at the end of July after just over a year in business. But the neighborhood won’t go hungry for long: The chicken and burger food truck Cluck-n-Burger will be opening their first brick-and-mortar restaurant in the same space this fall.

    3:03PM Fri. Jul. 26, 2019, Roxy Bonafont Read More | »

    El Patio Closes After 65 Years in Business
    On July 23, local Tex-Mex institution El Patio (2938 Guadalupe) announced their last day of business will be August 9, 2019. Paul and MaryAnn Joseph opened the University of Texas area restaurant on January 5, 1954, and it’s now currently operated by their three children, David, Renee, and Roseann.

    1:55PM Tue. Jul. 23, 2019, Jessi Cape Read More | »

    Levitation Adds Flipper, Flaming Lips & David J
    At long last, Flipper returns to Austin. The San Francisco act known for noisy, crawling, fouled post-punk bestrewed with existential lyrics has announced an appearance at Levitation on Saturday, Nov. 7, with former Austinite David Yow, of Scratch Acid and the Jesus Lizard, handling vocals.

    10:00AM Tue. Jul. 23, 2019, Kevin Curtin Read More | »

    Alamo Drafthouse Announces Special Stephen King Season
    There's only one reigning king of literary horror, and that's Stephen King, the genre-defining and genre-hopping master of the medium. With It: Chapter Two due this fall, the Alamo Drafthouse has just announced that this will be a King-Size Summer, with a special retrospective of his onscreen evildoing.

    6:00PM Thu. Jun. 27, 2019, Richard Whittaker Read More | »

    Austin's aGLIFF Announces 2019 Honorees
    Two major anniversaries in Nineties indie cinema – and the filmmakers who created them – will be celebrated next month at Austin's All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival, as the fest has announced that directors Rose Troche and Jim Fall will be honored with aGLIFF Tribute Awards.

    8:00AM Wed. Jul. 3, 2019, Richard Whittaker Read More | »

    Screening of Willie Nelson's Red Headed Stranger Announced for Luck, Texas
    The Alamo Drafthouse’s Rolling Roadshow and Luck Productions announced they are teaming up to host a screening of Willie Nelson’s Western Red Headed Stranger on Saturday, July 6.

    3:05PM Tue. Jun. 18, 2019, Reid Jowers Read More | »

    Hut’s Hamburgers to Close After 80 Years
    On Monday, June 10, the owners of local institution Hut’s Hamburgers announced through a post on their website that the restaurant is set to close this fall. October 20 will be the last day of service, and co-owner Mike Hutchinson hints that a new restaurant is in the works.

    4:07PM Mon. Jun. 10, 2019, Jessi Cape Read More | »

    Nominees for the 2018-19 Austin Critics Table Awards Announced
    Members of the Austin Critics Table have considered the hundreds of stage productions, concerts, and art exhibitions mounted locally between May 1, 2018, and April 30, 2019, and settled on what was outstanding in dance, classical music, visual art, and theatre in that span and announced the nominees for the 2019 Critics Table Awards.

    12:01PM Mon. May 13, 2019, Robert Faires Read More | »

    ATX Television Fest Heads to Yellowstone
    Put on your best riding boots and wilderness gear: ATX Television Festival has just added the season two premiere of Yellowstone, the Paramount Network's new smash hit cable show, as its Friday night Marquee screening. Even better news: you don't need a full festival badge to catch this premiere.

    11:00AM Wed. May 8, 2019, Richard Whittaker Read More | »

    AFF Crowning Game of Thrones Showrunners
    The blood on the ground from Battle of Winterfell has barely dried, and the fight for the Iron Throne may be ongoing, but Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are getting an honor of their own: Austin Film Festival announced this morning that they will receive this year's Outstanding Television Writer Award.

    10:45AM Thu. May 2, 2019, Richard Whittaker Read More | »

    Levitation Announces 2019 Fall Lineup
    Announcing 41 acts spanning psych, metal, indie, experimental, and world music, Levitation today begins building anticipation for the traditional spring festival’s jump to the fall calendar.

    11:00AM Wed. Apr. 24, 2019, Kevin Curtin Read More | »

    Welcome to the Jungle: Guns N’ Roses Will Headline ACL Fest 2019
    Austin’s most anticipated, prognosticated, and deliberated annual festival announcement materialized this morning. Guns N’ Roses, Childish Gambino, Mumford & Sons, the Cure, Billie Eilish, Tame Impala, Cardi B, and Robyn top the poster this year.

    10:01AM Tue. Apr. 30, 2019, Kevin Curtin Read More | »

    Tickets for Hamilton’s Austin Dates on Sale Now
    Whatever you do, don’t throw away your shot: Single tickets for the Austin run of Hamilton went on sale Friday, April 12, at 10am.

    11:30AM Mon. Apr. 8, 2019, Kimberley Jones Read More | »

    Dungeon Family Headlines SXSW’s Free Outdoor Stage
    Dungeon Family, Atlanta’s sprawling hip-hop and Southern funk supergroup anchored by Big Boi, Goody Mob, Sleepy Brown, and Organized Noize, will headline South by Southwest’s free stage at Auditorium Shores on Friday, March 15.

    11:45AM Mon. Mar. 4, 2019, Kevin Curtin Read More | »

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