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  • A Jam for George!

    Celebrate the music of George Harrison on what would have been his 76th birthday. Featuring live performances by Acey Monaro and Ben Burdick of GO FEVER, Cara Tillman of Moving Panoramas, Paul Banks of P.T. Banks, Austin Lancaster of Blackboot Family Band, T.J. Masters of GUMA, Sam Rives of Jean Wranglers and a full band set from Burgess Meredith! Refreshments provided by Hops & Grain Brewery.
    Sun. Feb. 24, 2pm-6pm
    BLK Vinyl
  • 32nd Annual Old Settler's Music Festival

    Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit (acoustic) and Brandi Carlile headline Old Settler’s Music Festival. Bring the whole family to enjoy camping, jamming, youth activities, workshops, craft beer, gourmet food, and an art fair. Over 30 bands with Del McCoury, Shinyribs, Hayes Carll, Wild Child, Galactic, & more.
    Apr. 11-14  
    Tilmon, TX
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  • Arts

    Comedy

    BuzzKill at the Buzz Mill

    Looking for a regular Wednesday night stand-up showcase? Carlton Wilcoxson and Angelina Martin are the new hosts of Buzzkill at the Buzz Mill, and they're fixing to show you a laughing good time.
    Wednesdays, 9pm. Free.
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Hedwig and the Angry Inch

      Director Dave Steakley and choreographer Abe Reybold bring John Cameron Mitchell's glamorous and rockin' musical classic – about "a fourth-wall-smashing East German rock & roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation, trying to find a place to belong in America," of course – back to the Austin stage. And here's Robert Faires' review of the whole thing.
      Through March 2. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 2:30pm. $30-165.  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      The Dionysium: Bugs

      For this latest convocation of wine-fueled intellectual hijinks, LB Deyo and Buzz Moran have called upon your own Chronicle Arts Listings editor Brenner as curator, and he's wrangled up a small crowd of brilliants vis-a-vis all things arthropodish. UT's entomology honcho Alex Wild will present a gallery of his award-winning photographs, featuring a variety of ant species; Konrad Bouffard of Round Rock Honey is gonna tell us about the trials and triumphs of running his big bee-based business; and the NanoNaturalist Alysa Joaquin will show us how you raise moths all the way from tiny eggs to winged wonders. (And Brenner will maybe freak you out with a story about cockroaches.) Plus, a debate: "Resolved: It’s a Good Idea to Eradicate Every Goddamn Mosquito on the Planet." And, of course, Lance "Fever" Myers brings the cartoon animation, the usual badinage and toasts to creativity ripple throughout the show, and it's all abetted by the mighty keyboard calisthenics of that Graham Reynolds.
      Wed., Feb. 6, 7pm. $10.  
    • Food

      Food Events

      Antonelli’s Free Cheese Week

      Austin’s Most Amazing Cheese Shop Ever™ is turning nine years old, and they’re celebrating by giving out free cheese all around town. Antonelli’s has teamed up with a fine array of local eateries where you can, on designated dates, get a cheese plate (yes, gratis!) along with your meal. Check out this schedule: Revue at the Fairmont, Chez Zee, School House Pub, and Central Standard on Mon., Feb. 4; Winebelly, Black Star Co-op, La Volpe, and Oasthouse on Tue., Feb. 5; Lenoir, Bufalina Due, Max’s Wine Dive, and Tiny Boxwoods on Wed., Feb. 6; Drink.Well, District, ABGB, and Easy Tiger on Sixth on Thu., Feb. 7; Hillside Farmacy, Trace Bar, Austin Winery, and 24 Diner on Fri., Feb. 8.
    • Music

      Big Foot Chester, Danny B. Harvey, Jeff Pinkus (7:30)

      Punk-blued godfather Walter Daniels welcomes Danny B. Harvey and Jeff Pinkus (Honky, Butthole Surfers, Melvins).
      Wed., Feb. 6
    • Arts

      Theatre

      FronteraFest: Short Fringe

      One of Austin’s longest-running festivals, a legendary vehicle for theatre artists, actors, musicians, poets, and performers of all types, FronteraFest returns for its 26th year of showcasing some of the wildest – occasionally brilliant, frequently delightful, and almost always original – entertainment you're likely to see. It's a collaboration between that professional thespian powerhouse called Hyde Park Theatre and ScriptWorks and anyone who's got what it takes to put their act on a stage. The Short Fringe showcases performances of 25 minutes or less, and runs the entirety of the festival. Here's the main thing to know about the Short Fringe, in case you're not familiar with the whole FronteraFest deal, yo: The weeknight shows are a mixed bag but usually crowded with folks there to see friends do their stuff onstage; each Saturday "Best-of-the-Week" show is sure to be worth your time, but it sells out fast, so plan accordingly; the final week, the "Best-of-the-Fest" week, which is always the primo live-performance shit in town and is already completely sold out – we warned you about this, like, weeks ago, right? – except for the wild-card Staff Picks night on Thu., Feb. 14, 8pm, which has a few tickets still available.
      Through Feb 16. Tue.-Sat., 8pm.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Imagine the Sound (1981)

      Films of Ron Mann: Canadian documentarian Ron Mann (Grass, Comic Book Confidential) filmed this profile of four jazz avant-gardists in the early Eighties. Included are performances by Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp, Bill Dixon, and Paul Bley. The film attempts to create with celluloid the kinds of abstractions and constructs created by the jazz form itself.
      Wed., Feb. 6, 6:00  
    • Music

      Jacob Banks, Jamie N Commons, Mélat [outside]

      Remember that guy inquiring about whether his love is enough while aimlessly scrolling the FIFA 19 menus? He’s crossing the Atlantic to Austin! A Nigerian raised in Birmingham, 27-year-old singer-songwriter Jacob Banks continues retelling his story with daunting 808s, soul, and African roots. The Interscope Records signee’s 2018 debut, Village, showcases his ability to switch between sonics. London songsmith Jamie N Commons and ATX siren Mélat support.
      Wed., Feb. 6, 8pm
    • Arts

      Comedy

      Jake Flores

      Since leaving Austin, this fierce comedian has been rocking the comedy world while scraping a living in the ordinary madness of NYC. Flores’ material has gotten him raided by the government, retweeted by everyone from Tom Morello to Bette Midler, and published in The New York Times. Check out his radical political-comedy podcast, Pod Damn America. Better yet, make plans to catch the man at the Velveeta for this one-night-only gig before he goes on to conquer the next slew of festivals and clubs.
      Wed., Feb. 6, 9pm. $10.  
    • Qmmunity

      Nightlife & Parties

      Joterías Presents: Tati’s Quince!

      A night honoring Austin's greatest Latinx queens, kings, and everyone in between with host Tatiana Cholula and performances by Papi Churro, Ruby Knight, and Banshee Rose. Come hungry, leave happy.
      Wed., Feb. 6, 10pm. $6; $8 for 18-20.  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      PrintAustin

      There’s one sure way for art to make a lasting impression: When the marks comprising a work are made transferable and forced into contact with another surface. Then, suddenly, look – born from an industrial matrix still wet with ink, it’s a print! It’s the product of a woodcut, an engraving, an etching. It manifests as a mezzotint, an aquatint, an image of drypoint. Hell, maybe it’s one of those screenprints that concert promoters use for pimping their bands, a bold AF poster created with the same sort of process that, when displayed in a Very Serious Museum, is called serigraphy.

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      There are so many different kinds of prints, we confess, that it’s better to direct you to Wikipedia for detailed background. But we wouldn’t be surprised if an eye-popping majority of those kinds – to say nothing of the abundance of subjects depicted, the profusion of styles engaged – were available for viewing during the sixth annual PrintAustin celebration.

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      This year’s iteration of PrintAustin runs from January 15 to February 15 and features a wide diversity of events throughout the city – including exhibitions, artist talks, demos, workshops, and more. We’ll be highlighting several of those in your Chronicle's visual arts listings as the fest continues, of course, so keep your eyes peeled this-a-way.

      Through Feb. 15  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Stuart Wallace: Future Artifacts of Sprawl and Sting

      Yes, this might take a little while to get to, as Georgetown is kinda up there, isn't it? But never mind that, because the end of the world will also take a while to reach, yet that's where we're all eventually headed.

      And a local artist – Stuart Wallace – has gotten there first, is the idea here, and he's brought back an array of artifacts that are as eerie as they are graceful. I can't properly express the odd and sublime aesthetics of what the man's wrought, but I can tell you that the pieces often include abandoned wasps' nests and ball moss and photos and rope, expertly arranged, and they're often framed in wood that Wallace has carefully charred with a flame thrower.

      Real talk: There's already too much to see in Austin, already too much for a listings editor to cover; WTF would make me take the time to promote this show up at the Georgetown Public Library? Answer: The sheer, stunning beauty of this work.

      Go ahead, make a whole afternoon of it, check out Wallace's "Future Artifacts" and that "Floating Points" exhibition at the Georgetown Art Center while you're moseying around, maybe stop for an exquisite meal at Jack Gilmore's Salt Traders Coastal Cooking on the way there or back. But FFS don't miss this show.

       
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    • Arts

      Theatre

      The Amazing Acro-Cats Astound Austin!

      Samantha Martin's touring feline (mostly) menagerie returns with all its adorable tricks and triumphs – domesticated house cats roll on balls, ride skateboards, jump through hoops, and more – featuring a set by that live band of vivacious varmints called Tuna and the Rock Cats. As seen on Animal Planet and Adult Swim and all, yes. Y'know, a few years ago, we sent that John Merriman to check out the show, and here's what he had to say about it.
      Tue.-Thu., Feb. 5-7, 7pm. $27-41.
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    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Alita: Battle Angel: Passport to Iron City

      Explore the setting of Robert Rodriguez's new film, the post-apocalyptic, gritty, refuse-filled Iron City. You'll interact with city residents, earn credits for completing puzzles and challenges, experiment with the technology, and uncover hidden clues. The film opens Feb. 14.
      Jan. 29-Feb. 14. Daily, 2-10pm. $25.
      1901 E. 51st
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      AARC: Let the Colors Speak

      Rashmi Thakur and Supriya Kharod, both born in India and both proud Austinites now, document their individual journeys through watercolor and acrylic paintings, depicting the colorful traditions, vibrant life, and diverse culture found in the two communities they love.
      Through March 30  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      AARC: Storied and Pop Japan

      Two new art shows at the Asian American Resource Center. First, there's STORIED, in which Katherine Leung reflects the Tuvan culture in her Faces of Central Texas series, incorporating the folklore of golden light gods; and JU Salvant draws upon the personal history of a young girl’s journey from Vietnam to America for the visual story, Red Sky in the Morning. And then there's POP JAPAN, curated by Guzu Gallery's own Vincent X. Torres, presenting an array of notable characters from Japanese television, film, anime, and manga.
    • Arts

      Dance

      ACC Dance Classes

      The Dance Department of Austin Community College offers classes in modern, jazz, ballet, and improvisation techniques, with student work produced twice a year in the Choreographers' Showcase. Teachers include Ellen Bartel, Jessica Cox, Kathy Dunn Hamrick, Roxanne Gage, Darla Johnson, Sunny Shen, Catherine Solaas and Melissa Watt. Note: Classes can be taken for credit and applied toward your degree.
      Prices vary, scholarships available.  
    • Music

      Alicia Adkins

      Wed., Feb. 6, 7pm
    • Arts

      Comedy

      Alingon Mitra

      Don't be ridiculous, he looks nothing like Moses Storm. And Mitra was voted fan favorite on the reboot of NBC's Last Comic Standing, remember? Then you should also remember to get tickets for this show ASAP – especially since Ashley Barnhill is the opener.
      Feb. 7-9. Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 7:30 & 10pm. $12-23.  
    • Music

      Altamesa

      Wed., Feb. 6, 6:30pm
    • Community

      Events

      Altatudes Hearts and Handbags

      The East Austin boutique is asking for handbag donations to help underserved youth in the area for the giveback initiative slated for Feb. 9. Open thy closet and see if there's anything that no longer sparks joy.
      Taking donations through Feb. 1. The event takes place Feb. 9, 2-4pm. Free.
      Altatudes, 1717 E. 12th
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Amazon Adventure (2017)

      Laser IMAX 3D: Track the 11-year journey of 1850s explorer Henry Bates.
      Wed., Feb. 6, 10:00am, 12:00, 3:00  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Angela Shelf Medearis: Our People

      During 2018, Medearis – known to millions as The Kitchen Diva – donated several books, manuscripts, photographs, awards, and research papers to the Carver Museum. Now, they’ve been curated and presented as this new exhibition.
      Through June 23
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Atelier Dojo

      This school of representational art is led by four world-class locals, teaches drawing and painting (both fundamental and advanced programs), has open studios with live modeling, a schedule of workshops featuring visiting artists from around the world, and is located in the heart of Big Medium's Canopy complex. Oh look – we profiled and interviewed the faculty right here!
    • Community

      Sports

      Austin Beer Run Club – Weekly Beer Run

      Please arrive to Uncle Billy's by 6:30 as the run will begin precisely at 6:45. The fall/winter route is a 5k figure eight around the Long Center. An organizer will go over the route prior to the start, and route details can be found on the website. All speeds are welcome. Stick around for a post-run beer.: Free validated parking is available in the Uncle Billy's garage. Additional parking can be found on Kinney Avenue and near the Butler Shores softball fields on Toomey Road.: For ABRC events, all beer runners run at their own risk. Please use caution and exercise good judgment as ABRC is not responsible for injury or accidents.
      Wednesdays, 6:30pm. Free.
    • Community

      Events

      Austin Remembers MLK

      This interactive app-based exhibit offers photos from MLK's civil rights meetings with LBJ and audio speeches from the Austin Area Heritage Council’s MLK Oratory competition, plus special Six Square mini-docs of Austin’s African-American community. Discover for yourself at three different locations: the MLK statue at UT's East Mall, the south steps of the Capitol, and the George Washington Carver Museum.
      Jan. 21-Feb. 28. Free.
    • Music

    • Music

      BettySoo

      Wed., Feb. 6, 9:30pm
    • Music

    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Blue Velvet (1986)

      Evergreens: This David Lynch extravaganza is one of those acid test movies: You either think it’s dementedly wild at heart or a lost highway to nowhere. Either way, there is no denying the sheer audacity of Blue Velvet’s visuals or storyline. It’s quintessential David Lynch, and Dennis Hopper at his most manic. Seeing this one on the big screen will always beat out any TV-viewing options.
      Wed., Feb. 6, 8:30  

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