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  • Up Around the Sun w/ Tim Kerr & Jerry Hagins, plus Ken Waldman

    Join Texas Music Hall of Fame inductee and artist Tim Kerr and his Up Around the Sun bandmate Jerry Hagins with "Alaska's Fiddling Poet" Ken Waldman for a Texas-sized evening of roots music, poetry, and art.
    Sat., Aug. 18, 8pm  
    Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center
  • POP Cats 2018

    Cat lovers, get ready to paw-ty! POP Cats, a two-day convention celebrating adorable felines, art, and pop culture, is making its Texas debut this summer at Austin’s Palmer Events Center.
    Sat.-Sun., Aug. 25-26  
    Palmer Events Center
  • Music

    Unplugged at the Grove w/ Tomar & the FCs

    Unplugged and homegrown Otis Redding equivalent.
    Thu., Aug. 9, 8pm
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Dimension Gallery: Infinity X Loop

      Damn it, Dimension Gallery, can't you just let yourself be pigeonholed? But, no – and we blame Colin McIntyre's Resonant Lung for encouraging this sort of thing – you've got to offer up an intriguing wonderment that's partly a visual arts event and partly an experimental musical gig, as Portland's Randall "Amulets" Taylor surgically modifies cassettes to craft self-contained repeating units with configurations for longer loops, literally running the tape out of the housing and through the gallery space. "The loops surround the viewer with the magnetic tape itself in a ceaseless circuit, creating a sonic tapestry that stretches and degrades toward infinity." Recommended.
      Through Aug. 14
    • Arts


      It's … Hideoutrageous!

      There's a stage upstairs, there's a stage downstairs, there's coffee all over the place and all sorts of shows and classes here. This Thursday brings you a Threefer and a Free Fringe of improv. Friday's got the internationally stocked Summer Intensive Showcase, the all-star action of Big Bash, the TheatreDome raging all shiny and chrome, and the return of Parallelogramophonograph. Then, on Saturday night, after The Well-Made Play, that Big Gay Musical returns to explode for a fabulous month's run on the upstairs stage. And, oh, don't miss the competitive improv donnybrook of Maestro! See website for more.
    • Community


      Round Rock Express

      Vs. Omaha. Aug. 9 is Augtoberfest; Aug. 10 is Aggie Night, with a portion of proceeds going to the Williamson County A&M Club for scholarships; Bob Schneider will perform after the game on Aug. 11; and Aug 12 is H-E-B Kids Day: Kids 12 and under will receive a limited edition Round Rock Express backpack (while supplies last).
      Thu.-Sun., Aug. 9-12. $7-16.  
    • Music

      Scott H. Biram

      Scott Biram hasn’t held down a local residency since setting up in the cinder-blocked corner of the old Parlor pizza joint on North Loop in the early Aughts. Those one-man band shows transpired loud and unruly, establishing the Lockhart native’s growling blues and heavy onslaught of apocalyptic sin and redemption. : “I’m taking six months off the road, and I’ve only done that once before in the past 20 years,” offers the longtime Austinite of his weekly stand at C-Boy’s every Thursday through September. “I want to keep my chops up by having a weekly gig, and it’s something I haven’t really given Austin in a long time. I definitely want to bring back some of my old songs that I haven’t played onstage in a long time, and I’ll be trying out some newer songs.”: Biram isn’t one to sit still, even when off the road. He’ll be recording his follow-up to last year’s tenth LP, The Bad Testament, in his home studio, and looks to begin producing some other artists after cutting a couple tracks with Jesse Dayton last spring.: “My production skills have gotten considerably better over the past couple of years, where I’ve wrapped my head around a few things I was struggling with,” he offers. “I learned a lot from Erik [Wofford], and sat there the entire time he was mixing down [2014’s Nothin’ but Blood]. It’s the same as getting my ’65 Ranchero worked on. I don’t know shit about cars, but I’ve learned a lot just from getting that hot rod worked on over the past 10 years.: “When I’m not in the studio, I’m reading a lot of technical books to learn about recording techniques. I’ve been recording my own stuff since I was 14, and I’m 44 now, so I figured it’s about time I got my ears straight.”
      Thursdays, 6:30pm
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    • Arts


      Ballet Austin's Rhythm on Stage: Bollywood Night

      Here's the next opportunity to strut your fancy moves during this sixth annual event at the Long Center, with the only instructional dance series that invites you up onstage – and no previous dance training is required! This time it's an Indian-inflected extravaganza, led by Prakash & Rohit.
      Thu., Aug. 9, 7:30pm. Free.  
    • Arts


      Beth Stelling

      Damn, what hasn't this very funny woman done? Rocking the stand-up mic on Comedy Central, cracking up Jimmy Kimmel and Conan O'Brien, slaying at the festivals and winning competitions like they were going outta smile, writing for HBO and MTV and more, and – yeah, the Chicago native's Cap City show is definitely a must-see gig this weekend.
      Aug. 8-11. Wed.-Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 7:30 & 10pm. $12-23.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      BlacKkKlansman Benefiting NBMBAA Austin Chapter

      This screening supports the National Black MBA Association Austin Chapter. For every person that attends this screening, the Alamo Drafthouse will be donating $1 to the nonprofit organization.
      Thu., Aug. 9, 7:30  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Davis Gallery: Reflector

      This is something to see, all right, as the gallery walls are filled with work by artists tasked with capturing either their whole self or an aspect of self. And most of the artists have have depicted themselves via abstractions and symbolic representations. Note that Randall Reid, Jan Heaton, John Sager, Chun Hui Pak, and Caprice Pierucci are only some of the artists represented in this group show, and we reckon you'll be right there with us, viewing the array of wonders on display.
      Through Sept. 8
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Double Indemnity (1944)

      Summer Classic Film Series: Wilder clocked another classic with this quintessential femme-fatale story about a pair of lovers who bump off the woman's husband for the insurance money.
      Thu., Aug. 9, 8:55  
    • Music

      G-EAZY, Lil Uzi Vert, Ty Dolla $ign, YBN Nahmir, P-Lo, Murda Beatz

      Last year’s Beautiful & Damned marked the third Billboard Top 10 for Oakland rapper G-Eazy (Gerald Gillum), already ubiquitous from romantic anthems (“Him & I”) and trap bangers (“No Limit”). After debut Luv Is Rage 2 (2017) topped the Billboard 200, Lil Uzi Vert (Philly’s Symere Woods) cemented a meteoric rise from his Migos “Bad and Boujee” collab and single “XO TOUR Llif3.” Other MCs include Ty Dolla $ign and “Rubbin Off the Paint” rapper YBN Nahmir.
      Thu., Aug. 9, 6:30pm  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      grayDUCK Gallery: Crit Group 2018

      The Contemporary Austin and grayDUCK Gallery present new work by eight artists who participated in the museum's Crit Group – a program combining group critique with professional development. For viewers, this means an array of sculpture, photography, painting, drawing, collage, installation, and ceramics by Adrian Aguilera, Christa Blackwood, Christine Garvey, Ron Geibel, Jenn Hassin, Landon O'Brien, Dawn Okoro, and Rachel Wolfson Smith.
      Through Sept. 2
    • Community


      Little Texans

      Young Texans (ages 2-5) will love this interactive experience incorporating movement, play, and tactile learning into engaging experiences.
      Second Thursday of every month, 10-11am. Free for members or with exhibit admission.
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Stalker (1979)

      Signature Program: The Russian director-poet opts for imagist allegory in this science-fiction journey into the heart of darkness.
      Thu., Aug. 9, 8:30  
    • Music

      Super Thief, Ringo Deathstarr, BLXPLTN, Caleb De Casper, Hi, Gene

      On the superbly titled Eating Alone in My Car, Super Thief floors it, shouter Cody Kimbell still venting like he’s mid-aneurysm. The five-track 12-inch, issued on Minneapolis’ Learning Curve, serves scarring noise-punk increasingly nuanced with superior rhythmic intelligence and sets a new bar for the Austin quartet – RIYL Fugazi and Shellac. Christening event co-stars Hi, Gene; Caleb De Casper; Blxpltn; and Ringo Deathstarr.
      Thu., Aug. 9, 9pm
    • The Gay Place

      Arts & Culture

      The Comedy Resistance Presents: The Official Austin Pride Comedy Show

      Two shows, one night, and a whole lotta queer comics celebrating Pride. Keisha Hunt and Carina Magyar headline. Other funny queers include Colton Dowling, Austin Smartt, Ky Krebs, and more. See the book for who's laughing when.
      Thu., Aug. 9, 7:30 and 10pm  
    • Community


      The Liberty Rodeo

      In celebration of the Lib's ninth anniversary, show up for live music with Croy & the Boys and Juan Diaz Mariachi, plus carnival foods, a shot wheel, and more.
      Thu., Aug. 9, 4pm. Free.  
    • Arts


      There and Back

      He's brought us Confessions of a Mexpatriate, among other powerful works of theatre, and now look: Austin playwright Raul Garza's newest is about the current immigration crisis – illuminating the fraught history between the U.S. government and Mexicans seeking that “shining city upon a hill.” Starring Karina Dominguez as Gloria and Giselle Marie-Muñoz as the Virgen de Guadalupe. Aaaaaand: Mical Trejo! Directed by Patti Neff-Tiven for Ground Floor Theatre.
      Through Aug. 25. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. Pay what you wish.  
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