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  • Carnival Music Auditions

    Carnival is looking for talented musicians to join their music team. Looking to help bring the fun to the team? Register to audition using the button below!
    Fri. May 27, 10am  
    Austin, Texas
  • Dripping Springs Fair and Rodeo

    Come join everyone at Dripping Springs Fair and Rodeo over Memorial Day Weekend! Joining in for the fun is special musical guests Jake Hooker and the Outsiders. It will be an exciting show with fun shopping and delicious food. Complete details and tickets sales are available online.
    May 28-29  
    Dripping Springs Ranch Park Event Center
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  • Community

    Events

    "Best of Austin" Market Party

    Celebrate the "Best of Austin" finalists with a wide variety of vendor booths, performances, drink specials, and more, benefiting Austin Pets Alive! Family- and dog-friendly.
    Sun., May 22, 1-5pm. Free with RSVP.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Arboretum ArtsFest

    This weekend the Arboretum is supercharging its already prodigious shopportunities with a splendid splurge of visual art and related activities. (Yes, the powerhouse Ao5 Gallery recently relocated to this retail wonderland; don't think it's mere coincidence.) Juliet Italian Kitchen's got live painting going on, there's a caricaturist at Sugarboo, an ArtUs Co market of well-wrought cynosures, pet portraits happening at Ao5, live music on the lawn, typewriter poetry among the elegant eateries, and more.
    May 21-22. Sat., 10am-2pm; Sun., 11am-3pm. Free.  
  • Community

    Sports

    Austin FC

    Vs. Orlando.
    Sun., May 22, 7pm  
  • Music

    Beto & the Fairlanes

    One of Austin’s longest running Latin jazz groups observes their 45th birthday this year, so they’ve partnered with the Texas Jazz Society to celebrate. Pianist/writer Robert “Beto” Skiles has been a fixture of ATX music for decades, premiering classical compositions, ballet scores, and more, alongside his leadership of one of the city’s ultimate party bands. It’s easy for this town to take its veterans for granted, so now is a good time to give the Fairlanes the kudos they deserve. The show will also stream live. No word on cake, but good, swinging, dance-happy times are assured.
    Sun., May 22, 6pm
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Blue Genie Art Bazaar’s May Market

    The creators of the award-winning Blue Genie Art Bazaar bring back their spring arts shopping event, featuring the work of more than 100 regional artisans and craftspeople under one roof. Listen, you want locally made, unique gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations, anniversaries, weddings, or whatever? You wanna treat yourself, even, citizen? Here's where.
    Through May 30. Fri.-Sun., 10am-8pm
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Contracommon Gallery: Hysteria

    This exhibition by Molly Sydnor is a collection of mixed media works that "interweave both the process of discovery and side effects of being a woman or being perceived that way."
    May 16-June 18. Fri.-Sun., noon-6pm
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Dot

    Colman Domingo's twisted new comedy grapples unflinchingly with aging parents, midlife crises, and the heart of a West Philly neighborhood – brought to vibrant staged life in this new production from Ground Floor Theatre. Directed by Lisa B. Thompson, starring Melody Fullylove as Dotty, with Michelle Alexander, Patti Neff-Tiven, Jeremy Rashad Brown, Grayson Hunt, and Oktavea LaToi.
    Through May 28. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $20.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Fright Gallery 3

    Here's a sort of all-gore rhythm to lively up the tragic music of your eternally damned soul, citizen, as the third installment of Austin's own Fright Gallery returns to showcase a grisly wonderland of local horror and dark artists. Bonus: Live music by the Blood Over Texas Chamber of Horror Orchestra. Recommendation: Mind those shoggoths, now, and don't forget your Lament Configuration.
    Sun., May 22, 5-10pm. $10 and up.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    ICOSA: Natural Selection

    The three newest members of the ICOSA collective display their works in this latest iteration of the group's Window Dressing series. The art is visible through the gallery’s window 24 hours a day, of course, and those new members? Um, holy shit, that's Madeline Irvine, John Mulvany, and Vy Ngo. Pretty powerful posse of practitioners, that ICOSA.
    Opening reception: Sat., May 21, 7-9pm
  • Arts

    Classical Music

    Inversion Da Capo: Fire and Ice

    Inversion's treble chorus, Da Capo, explores the passions and seasons of life at this in-person concert, featuring works by Ola Gjeilo and R. Murray Shafer; in-house composers Trevor Shaw, Adrienne Inglis, and Joshua Chai; and Cole Reyes, winner of Inversion's emerging composer contest.
    May 21-22. Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 3pm. $25 (free, students).  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Mack & Mabel

    This re-imagined version of the musical Mack & Mabel exposes the destructive, co-dependent relationship between great Hollywood comic director Mack Sennett and the brilliant young star of his early "two-reelers," Mabel Normand. The show features Sebastian Vitale as Mack, Sarah-Marie Curry(!) as Mabel, Katya Welch as Lottie Ames, and Noah Steele as Frank Wyman. Directed by Michael Cooper for Alchemy Theatre.
    Through May 29. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $30-55.  
    130 Pedernales #318-B
  • Music

    Ms. Mack & the Daddies

    The honorific “Ms.,” to me, implies an air of warm matriarchal authority. Fitting for the titular Ms. Mack, whose gravitational stage presence demands you listen up. The charismatic vocalist – fronting the five year running universalist funk-soul unit known especially to patrons of the Skylark Lounge and Sagebrush – belts big, but also sinks into the grooves, leaving room-to-move for her “Daddies.” The horn-inflected group’s sound anchors upon the body-moving bass of Lauren Michelle, over which Charles Hunter’s keys and Leland Isley’s guitar work shines. A perfect fit for a church night get-down at Antone’s.
    Sun., May 22, 8pm  
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    Theatre

    Mystery & Mayhem

    En Route Productions' Youth En Route troupe presents an original whodunnit for all ages at the lovely Rain Lily Farm. Note: Bring a blanket/chairs and picnic; they'll be serving drinks and treats at the donation bar.
    Through May 22. Sat., 7pm; Sun., 3pm. $10-20.  
  • Arts

    Classical Music

    NüToots

    Trumpeter Kenken Gorder returns with his favorite collaborators to unveil a new album of solos and chamber music.
    Sun., May 22, 4pm. $10 and up.  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Rear Window (1954)

    One of the best from the master of suspense.
    Sun., May 22, 1:30pm  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch

    And here Allen Robertson, Austin's own (Emmy Award-winning) creator of "The Biscuit Brothers," presents a new musical based on the beloved children’s book – a funny, heartwarming story that celebrates friendship, acceptance, and self-esteem, and is sure to delight all ages. Bonus: Nathan Jerkins, Paul Sanchez, and Amber Quick lead the lively cast.
    Through May 22. Sat-Sun., 2pm. $15-21.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    The Gallery ATX: Places That I Carry

    Moontower Cider Company hosts this solo exhibition featuring the works of Catie Lewis.
    Opening reception: Sun., May 15, 4-7pm
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