Home Events

for Tue., May 25
  • The Act of Reading Virtual Screening & Live Q&A

    A magical documentary journey into the world of teaching and reading Moby-Dick. Join a virtual reunion of the cast as they discuss the film and our evolving relationship to canonical literature. This event is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
    July 23-July 30  
    Virtual Event
  • Movies on the Lawn at the Neill-Cochran House Museum

    Movies on the Lawn hosted by TJ Henry Law.

    • July 22: Friday Night Lights
    • Aug 5th: Best Little WhoreHouse in Texas
    • Aug 22: Giant

    Beverages provided by Still Austin, Thirsty Planet Brewing, Austin Gourmet Popcorn. $15 pp/$10 for members (drinks & popcorn included in admission price). Starts at dusk, capacity limited and reservations recommended.
    July 22, Aug. 5, Aug 19  
    Neill-Cochran House Museum
Recommended
  • Music

    Zach Person

    Pupil of modern blues and axe mania, Zach Person manhandles music. On April’s eponymous LP, rock’s unbridled energy (“All Shook Up”), Americana’s mysticism (“Wanna Fly”), country’s pickin’ twang (“Carolina”), and even hip-hop electronic beats (“Send Me Away”) inform the young Texan’s playful permutation of classic genres. Moving past a 2016 stint on American Idol, the young Texan continues a Tuesday residency at the tony digs of wine-n-dine sophisticates Geraldine’s.
    Tuesdays, 7:30pm
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Auditions for Vortex Summer Youth Theatre

    The Vortex seeks students (ages 13-17) to participate in Summer Youth Theatre's 2021: Pandemdem Edition. Now in its 29th year, the award-winning, tuition-free program is looking for young actors, writers, musicians, designers, and technicians to engage in: workshops with theatre professionals this summer, to develop an original project with themes of: pandemic/quarantine to be performed on the Vortex's Garden Stage at the end of July. See website for details, and to schedule an audition appointment on Sat., May 29.
  • Qmmunity

    Nightlife & Parties

    BearBack Bingo

    Lady Grackle and CupCake play host while you play to win prizes.
    Tuesdays, 9-11pm. Free.  
  • Food

    Food Events

    Garrison Bros x South Congress Cafe: Bourbon Dinner

    Here's a five-course Garrison Brothers Bourbon Dinner at South Congress Cafe – just the sort of Tuesday night elegance you might need to make it through the rest of another working week, right? What do we mean by "elegance," you ask? We mean that chefs Brandon Hanna and James Howell will be matching generous pairings of the Brothers’ finest with white asparagus vichyssoise and halibut crudo and lamb chops with sweet corn succotash and bourbon-infused tiramisu and – yeah, mmmmmm, better grab those tickets all quicklike, citizen.
    Tue., May 25, 6pm. $90.  
  • Arts

    Books

    Matt Haig: The Midnight Library

    Matt Haig joins BookPeople live on Zoom for a celebration of the book that's made waves and become a favorite of booksellers and readers alike. Bonus: The author's in conversation with Alice Hoffman tonight.
    Tue., May 25, 5pm  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Northern-Southern: Baton

    This is a group show by relay, begun in July of 2020 as a method of socially distancing a community in the height of the pandemic: Artists took turns alone in the space, each adding to the exhibition. Now, as it nears its close, the exhibition resembles a community in which work converses and overlaps. With Adreon Henry, Vy Ngo, Dawn Okoro, Leon Alesi, Matt Steinke, Sev Coursen, Stella Alesi, and more.
    Closing reception: Sat., July 24, 3-9pm
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    The Blanton Museum: Curated Conversations

    This series explores and connects with the Blanton staff, streaming live every Tuesday at 5pm. The Blanton's collections are vast, as is the knowledge of these professionals. Click on over, we suggest, to enjoy a bit of both.
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    West Chelsea Contemporary: Icons & Vandals

    It's the swanky venue's "most monumental" show yet, featuring works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ai WeiWei, Roy Lichtenstein, and a slew of other creative provocateurs who have subverted the contemporary art world throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Bonus: The closing reception features an artist talk with "The First lady of Graffiti," Lady Pink.
    Closing reception: Sun., July 11, 3-5pm
All Events
  • Community

    Out of Town

    "Time No Longer" by Anri Sala

    The internationally renowned multimedia artist presents a new immersive sound and visual installation in the city’s former underground water reservoir.
    Fri., March 12-Sun., Dec. 12. $12/$8; free on Thursdays.  
    Buffalo Bayou Cistern, Houston
  • Music

  • Arts

    Theatre

    A Portrait of My Mother

    An artist remembers their mother, spinning a modern Mexican Cinderella tale as we follow the trials and tribulations of one woman's journey into motherhood – from her humble beginnings in the town of Laredo, Texas, to her journey to Chicago, and everything between. Written and performed by Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, directed by David R. Jarrott. Note: Now available for viewing on Vimeo.
    Through July 31. $5.  
  • Music

  • Film

    Special Screenings

    AFS Cinema Seeks Donations

    The AFS Cinema is preparing to reopen this summer, and they're asking for the community’s support to open their doors again. Donate today to help light up their two big screens with the classic, independent, and global films that bring the world of cinema to Austin.
    Ongoing  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Akirash Online

    Sure, Austin's Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya aka AKIRASH has an exhibition at the Carver Museum right now – and the place is closed, of course. But this Lagos-born artist also happens to have one of the most robust websites around, though you'll need a mighty big screen to get the best effect of his huge and colorful mixed-media creations and performance pieces.
  • Community

    Kids

    APL Bookmobile

    Get free kids' books from the Austin Public Library's bookmobile. Navarro ECHS, Mon., May 24, 10am-noon; Dittmar Rec Center, Tue., May 25, 10am-noon.
    Mon., May 24  
    Navarro High, 1201 Payton Gin; Dittmar Rec Ctr., 1009 W. Dittmar
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Art 84: Cornelius Carter

    This is a virtual preview of "Work in Progress" by Austin's Cornelius Carter, a work that "captures the struggles and glory of the African-American experience along with the artist’s faith in the American dream of equality and opportunity for all."
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Asian Pacific Virtual Showcase

    During Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, join Austin Asian American Film Festival for a showcase that aims to highlight artists of different communities and neighborhoods in the United States, Canada, and Oceania.
    Through May 31  
    Online: www.aaafilmfest.org
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Atelier Dojo: Remote Studios

    The local powerhouse of figurative painting, the art school that's the smart school for artists of all kinds, they've got a painting-along-at-home series going to help you keep your skills honed in these socially restrictive times, featuring live costumed models posing on camera and a thriving community of creatives rendering that lovely human biotecture from their separate studios. "Join us for a three-hour costumed-model drawing session. Use any supplies you wish, listen to music, share your work, chat with others. It’s a great way to stay connected with your art community!"
    Tuesdays, 1:30-4:30pm; Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm; Saturdays, 9:30-12:30pm. $5.  
  • Arts

    Dance

    Ballet Austin: Classes Online

    While you're home, wherever you are across the world,: you can still take a dance, fitness, or Pilates class with Ballet Austin. Ballet, barre, contemporary dance, hip-hop, tap, cardio dance fitness, and Pilates out the wazoo, so to speak, because there are so many varieties to choose among, and all taught by professional instructors – and it's all available 24/7, just like the internets.
    $3-7 per class.  
  • Music

  • Community

    Sports

    Bike Night at COTA

    Cyclists can clip in and navigate the Circuit at Bike Night powered by Ascension Seton. The weekly event lets riders cruise COTA’s famed stars and stripes in a stress-free environment without the worry of city traffic while offering fantastic sunset views of the COTA’s signature Observation Deck and Austin skyline. After the ride concludes, cyclists can replenish and recharge with an ice-cold drink, mouth-watering refreshments and great conversations and camaraderie with fellow riders.
    Tuesdays, 6pm  
  • Music

  • Arts

    Dance

    Blue Lapis Light: Beyond the Clouds

    The acclaimed aerial dance troupe's 2020 performance (chosen by Chronicle Arts Editor Robert Faires for inclusion among his Top Ten shows of the year) is now available in a digital version online – free of charge.
    Donations accepted.  
  • Arts

    Books

    Books, Books, Books in the ATX

    Don’t forget, citizen: The best place to get your reading material is from Austin's own Malvern Books or HalfPrice Books or Black Pearl Books or Bookpeople or BookWoman stores – in-person or online. (And for the ultimate in vintage collectors' editions and unique works on paper, we recommend the excellent South Congress Books.)Or try Bookshop.org in general – because Bookshop, unlike the online behemoth named after a river, shares the profits among all its independent-bookstore members.
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Boy Meets Boy (2021)

    Queer Spectrum Series: A screening and filmmaker Q&A presented by aGLIFF. The film follows Harry and Johannes, who meet on the dance floor at a Berlin club and end up spending the day together wandering the city just hours before Harry is scheduled to fly back to London.
    May 20-26  
    Online: bit.ly/agliff-bmb21-fbe
  • Music

    Brazilian Jazz Happy Hour w/ Paula Maya

    Venmo: @paulamaya; PayPal.me/paulamayamusic
    Tuesdays, 5:30pm  
  • Community

    Kids

    Camacho Activity Center Virtual Programs

    Visit the Camacho Activity Center virtually for bike tutorials, a Blunn Creek Nature Preserve hiking guide, and activity guides for homemade ice cream, nature bingo, leaf art, and more.
     
    Online
  • Community

    Kids

    Carnival at Pinballz

    Enjoy an outdoor fair at the arcade's parking lot.
    Through May 27  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    ChingonX Fire: Group Exhibit

    Inspired by the Mexican American Cultural Center's annual La Mujer celebration – and by the first feminist of the New World, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz – this online group exhibit is curated by April Garcia and features womxn-identifying and nongender-specific artists whose artwork is tied to activism, feminism, cultural. and gender identity storytelling, environmental protection, and socioeconomic parity.
  • Community

    Events

    Circular Economy Talk

    Educator Sage Lenier will speak about "How to Build a Society for Friends and Wellness (Not Things and Cars)." The talk will help attendees redefine wealth, reconsider how consumption impacts human rights both at home and around the globe, and rethink what it means to build a sustainable future.
    Tue., May 25, 5-6pm. Free.  
    Virtual

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle