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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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  • Music

    Jakob Dylan, John Doe, Black Pumas, Abhi the Nomad, Rosie Flores, Tomar Williams, Glover Gill, Peterson Brothers, DJ Mel, Jon Dee Graham, Tosca

    Last Sunday at the Austin Music Industry Awards, democracy proved our live club capital to be of sound mind, body, and spirit. Fully documented voters in the Chronicle’s 37-year-old Austin Music Poll chose dead-on anointments like Trish Connelly of Cheer Up Charlies for Best Booker, Sailor Poon captain and visual decimator Billie Buck as Best Poster Artist, and this periodical’s brand-new Music news breaker Rachel Rascoe as Best Music Writer.: Band of the Year, Best New Band, Best Album: Now arrive the marquee honors at the 2018/19 Austin Music Awards.: Whether or not any of this year’s headliners – Black Pumas, Abhi the Nomad, X howler John Doe, Alejandro Escovedo, Tomar Williams, Traygod tha MC, DJ Mel, and dozens of others – take home any plaques remains to be seen, but make no mistake: Those making moves onstage are there because of your wisdom and taste. Every sound, every award, every emcee and guest emcee atop the world-class Moody stage are a result of your judgments, pronouncements, decrees. Imagine if society at large functioned so righteously.: Many hours will tick off in completing the distribution of some 50 awards overall between the AMIAs and the AMAs, all of it interspersed with once-in-a-Lone-Star tributes, one-off collabos, and a special guest who could sell out the venue on their own. Unplanned alchemy, emotion, and wit will flash across the stage and screen and ripple through the tables on the floor and cheap seats in the balcony. For going on four decades now, it’s played out thus.: We pay for event production, but you, Austin, you put on the show.
    Wed., Feb. 27, 7:55pm
    • 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

      Visual Arts

      Raw Paw Gallery: Notes From a Windowless Room

      "These paintings," says Nadia Waheed, "are an effort to form a bridge between my Pakistani heritage and my westernization, primarily by exploring the brown female nude." Several large works by Waheed adorn the delightful Raw Paw space over there in the Yard on St. Elmo, and – tell you what – if every creative "effort" were as well-wrought and lovely to behold as these paintings, the whole world would be a better place to have eyes in.
      Reception: Fri., Feb. 15, 7pm-12mid
    • Community

      Sports

      Texas Stars

      Vs. Milwaukee Admirals.
      Wed., Feb. 27, 7pm. $22-50.  
    • Food

      Food Events

      24 Diner x Blue Owl Brewing

      The latest in 24 Diner’s outstanding series of dinner-and-beer pairings, this one features the quintessential quaffs of Blue Owl with shrimp fritters, chorizo and leeks, Cubano sandwiches, cream of poblano soup, wild game, and a walnut bourbon blondie. “Outstanding,” did we say? Well, we attended the 24 team-up with Bell’s Brewery during the heat of summer last year, and, tell you what, those chefs knocked it outta the culinary park. Recommended!
      Wed., Feb. 27, 6:30-8:30pm. $48.  
    • Qmmunity

      Arts & Culture

      Call Her Ganda Film Screening and Forum (2018)

      Film Screening and Forum: Another chance to see PJ Raval's documentary on the murder of Filipina Jennifer Laude, trans rights, and American colonization of the Philippines. A panel discussion on local trans issues and the current human rights situation in the Philippines with Raval and speakers from Transgender Education Network of Texas, Malaya Movement, and International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines. For more on Call Her Ganda see our Sept. 7 cover story.
      Wed., Feb. 27, 6:30-9pm. Free.  
    • Music

      Daughters, Cult Leader, HIDE

      Noise rock Rhode Islanders.
      Wed., Feb. 27, 8pm
    • Music

    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Georgetown Art Center: Floating Points

      Up there in G-town they've got a sharp exhibition of seven artists offering separate perspectives on digital creativity, their different philosophies of the artist-computer interface expressed in works: as varied as the creators themselves. Featuring new pieces by Leslie Kell, Thomas Athey, Charles Heppner, Tyler Hobbs, Chalda Maloff, Paul McGuire, and Shirley Steele.
      Through March 24
    • Qmmunity

      Community

      Greetings From Queer Mountain Ep. 70: Looking!

      As per usual Ralphie Hardesty hosts every queer's fave night of storytelling. Topic of discussion: Looking. Come share.
      Wed., Feb. 27, 9-10:30pm  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Guzu Gallery: Princess Power!

      Note the emphasis: not Princess Power, but Princess Power. Which is to say, here's a show with more than 20 artists paying tribute to a diverse selection of pop-culture princess characters, via limited-edition prints and original artwork.
      Reception: Fri., Feb. 22, 7-10pm
    • Arts

      Books

      Kathryn Ormsbee: The Great Unknowable End

      From the Austin-based author of Tash Hearts Tolstoy comes a funny, moving novel about the lengths we’ll go to to make our dreams come true.
      Wed., Feb. 27, 7pm
    • Music

      Noname, Elton.

      Fatimah Nyeema Warner, 27, blooms from the rubble deposited by Chicago’s once prevalent drill scene. Independently transcribing tangles in love’s web with beautifully intricate, intimate rhymes, she mirrors the rapid maturation of a young black woman soldiering on in the “land of the noose.” Released last September, debut album Room 25 backs a woman who’s not only loved, but learned.
      Wed., Feb. 27, 8pm
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Notes From The Field

      Anna Deavere Smith shares her “most ambitious and powerful work to date," depicting the personal accounts of people caught in America’s school-to-prison pipeline as they navigate inequities in their communities. Drawn from more than 200 interviews, this show shines a light on a lost generation of American youth. Starring Michelle Alexander, Zell Miller III, Carla Nickerson, and Kriston Woodreaux. Directed by Dave Steakley for ZACH Theatre.
      Feb. 27-March 31. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2:30 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25-78.  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      The Rover

      Scandalous! Lewd! Morally depraved! The acclaimed Hidden Room company presents this rarely performed delight from 1677 through the lens of "a few very special teen films of 1983." (Think: Valley Girl.) So, if you’re looking for a mash-up of Restoration/New Romantic proto-feminist sexploitation, complete with swashbuckling sword fights, forbidden romance, masked revelers, and bitchen live music, then pop your ruffled collar and behold Aphra Behn’s transgressive romp as directed by Beth Burns and featuring a cast whose diverse talents will thrill your senses.
      Through March 3. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. Extra shows: Wed.-Thu., Feb. 27-28, 8pm. $11-35.  
      York Rite Masonic Hall, 311 W. Seventh
    • Arts

      Theatre

      The Sample: An Ashé Arts Fundraiser

      Ashé Arts? They're an artistic entity dedicated to mesmerizing the masses with their healing and entertaining abilities. Edutainment, that's what they provide. But what does that mean, exactly? "Well," they tell us, "that’s hard to say because Ashé Arts is not a commodity. It is a movement. Since 2015, it's undergone many transformations. And now, like the butterfly, we're ready to show off our wings!" And the evening's performances start off with a cocktail hour and snacks by local cooks from the African Diaspora. Okay, then: Simon says check it out.
      Wed., Feb. 27. $30.  
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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-March 31. 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.
    • Community

      Sports

      Absolute Beginning PILATES Group Reformer Workout

      This class is perfect for anyone looking for an intro to pilates.
      Feb. 27-April 3. Wednesdays, 6:30pm. $140 / 6 weeks.
    • 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.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Amazon Adventure (2017)

      Laser IMAX 3D: Track the 11-year journey of 1850s explorer Henry Bates.
      Wed., Feb. 27, 10:00am, 12:00  
    • 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
    • Music

      Anthony Garcia

      Wed., Feb. 27, 6pm
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Atelier 1205: Paper Fields

      This show unites the work of Austin art educators Kiley Grantges and Jennifer Schroeder. Grantges elevates drinking straws and office copy paper into bas-relief arrays; Schroeder reconstitutes the exuberant mess resulting from her young students’ art explorations into paper mosaics.
      Reception: Sat., Feb. 16, 6-9pm
    • 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

      Civic Events

      Audit and Finance Committee Meeting

      See agenda for details.
      Wed., Feb. 27, 9:30am. Free.  
    • 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

      Civic Events

      Austin Energy Utility Oversight Committee Meeting

      See agenda for details.
      Wed., Feb. 27, 1:30pm. Free.  

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