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  • Beatles Full Moon Concert in the Dark

    On the April Full Moon, come set intentions and indulge in the mesmerizing allure of live acoustic music performed by world-class musicians, surrounded by the warm glow of candlelight. Its a different kind of concert, that begins and ends in darkness, with music and a poem or two surrounding and soothing you. Audience members will be given the choice of bringing their own yoga mats and/or pillows to gaze at the shadows on the ceiling. A circle of chairs will be provided.
    Tues. Apr. 23, 8pm-9pm  
    ATX Unplugged
  • Affordable Art Fair Austin

    Affordable Art Fair Austin will launch in May 2024, showcasing original contemporary artworks ranging between $100 to $10,000. Welcoming a whole host of local, national and international exhibitors, their spectacular first edition is set to be unmissable!
    May 16-19  
    Palmer Events Center
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    Events

    Solar Saturday Block Party & Black History Month Kickoff

    The Carver Museum celebrates and honors Black history all year, but they've got a full slate of activities in February for Black History Month. At the block party, there'll be happenings in the sunken garden, the Boyd Vance Theatre, the classroom, the plaza, the gallery, and the drum. Music will fill the halls, a vendor market will be poppin', and food trucks will pull up to ring in the month.
    Sat., Feb. 4, 3-7pm. Free.  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      How To Be an Ethical Slut

      This original one-woman cabaret-comedy show by Brooke McCarthy is about a woman who "struggles between dating the socially acceptable way – monogamy – or daring to open her mind to unusual relationship pleasures and tribulations." It's a bold, sexy, and vulnerable story that touches upon topics – sexual health and nonconventional relationship styles – usually unseen onstage.
      Sat., Feb. 4, 6pm. $15-37.
    • Music

      KOOP 28th birthday bash w/ Brownout, Hot Texas Swing Band

      Bittersweet birthday, somewhat, for KOOP, given last week’s passing of foundational figure Rod Moag. The homepage of 91.7FM Austin Community Radio calls the late scholar, musician, and deejay “an integral part of KOOP since day one.” Since orchids mark anniversaries reaching 28, love, luxury, strength, and beauty hopefully signal 2023 for the homegrown culture beacon. Grupo Fantasma’s spinoff Brownout makes this a pachanga, the local Latin guitar crew putting a fine point on any performance. Moag’s beloved Lone Star sound tributes KOOP’s Texan focus in veteran Austin two-step machine Hot Texas Swing Band. Much to celebrate, anticipate, and wake.
      Sat., Feb. 4, 8pm  
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      Lunar New Year Celebration

      After three long years, Chinatown Center relaunches its beloved celebration, welcoming the Year of the Rabbit, which symbolizes longevity, peace, and wealth. Get ready for lion dances, firecrackers, martial arts, and cultural dance teams, with a live concert featuring international singers Saturday night. Local retail and food vendors will be available throughout the two-day festival so guests can discover Asia in the heart of Texas.
      Feb. 4-5  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      "The Anderson Yellow Jackets" (2021)

      A doc about Austin's segregated Black high school, opened in 1909 and closed in 1971, which during its time rose to glory statewide and outgrew three campuses. In celebration of Black History Month, Austin ISD invites the community for a screening and panel discussion with Yellow Jacket alumni.
      Sat., Feb. 4, 1:15pm. Free, but RSVP.  
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      Body Mind Spirit Expo

      Rediscover the magic in the world and yourself at a fabulous holistic living expo. Explore an incredible selection of the nation's finest psychics and mediums and the best in alternative health, wellness tools, products and resources. Expand your insights and take in learning sessions and presentations featuring psychics, experts, and holistic practitioners at the top of their fields.
      Feb. 4-5. Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 11am-6pm  
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      Events

      Carnaval Brasileiro

      Costumes are highly encouraged at Austin's Brazilian-style Mardi Gras that's been sparkling and samba-ing since 1978. Nonstop live music and lowered inhibitions make it a party not to be missed.
      Sat., Feb. 4. $35 advance, $45 door.  
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      Theatre

      Cirque Du Soleil: Corteo

      Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo makes its first appearance here in the state capital, presenting five thrilling shows in which illusion teases reality.
      Feb. 2-5. Thu.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 3:30 & 7:30pm; Sun., 1pm. $49 and up.  
    • Music

      El Combo Oscuro, Organizacion Kumbiambera, Las Chicas en 512

      Fusing Peruvian Sixties psychedelic and loose rhythmic Latin, El Combo Oscuro highlights a night of cumbia at Chess Club. Last year the local sextet released Cumbia Capital, a mezcal-fermented brew of slinky keyboard modulations, polyrhythmic percussion, and serpentine surf rock. An extension of Que Sonido Tan Rico (2021), the four-track EP unravels into a peyote hypnosis as sinewy-limbed six-strings uncoil (“El Ventarron”) and organs cut loose, swirling into zigzagged flourishes. Expect more cumbia and Tejano classics by fellow locals Organización Kumbiambera and Las Chicas en 512.
      Sat., Feb. 4, 10pm. $10 cover.
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      Theatre

      Estado Vegetal / Vegetative State

      Zilker Botanical Garden is excited to present this play by Manuela Infante, directed by Khristián Méndez Aguirre and performed in Spanish and English. Equal parts ode to plant beauty, meditation of grief, virtuosic performances, plant philosophy, and Austin-grown weirdness, Estado Vegetal/Vegetative State tells the story of a neighborhood rocked by a disaster.
      Through Feb. 18. Fri.-Sat., 7pm. Donations accepted.
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      Theatre

      Fire In Dreamland

      The Filigree Theatre presents Rinne Groff's new play that's set in Coney Island in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and follows a young woman as she crosses paths with an illusive and charismatic Dutch filmmaker who's obsessed with telling the story of the 1911 fire that burned Coney Island’s "Dreamland" to the ground. With Kathleen Fletcher, Brough Hansen, and Allen Porterie, directed by Elizabeth V. Newman.
      Through Feb. 12. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $25-40.  
      Factory on 5th, 3409 E. Fifth
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      Theatre

      In the Beginning

      This "wild woman dum dum show" by CB Goodman reimagines the Genesis story from a new perspective in order to free the beginning from shame, rejection, and labels. Inflatable friends. Ballet. Apocalyptic disco. In the Beginning uses comedy, satire, nontraditional storytelling , dance, puppets, and a pool party aesthetic to joyfully queer a repressive narrative.
      Through Feb. 11. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $15-100.  
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      Classical Music

      La Follia: The Herd of Harpsichords

      La Follia director Keith Womer performs Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 (with Stephen Redfield, violin, and Marcus McGuff, flute), Haydn’s Concerto for Harpsichord and Violin (with Stephen Redfield), and Kreb's Concerto for Harpsichord and Oboe (with Sarah Davol). You want beautiful compositions? Here. You want excellent performers? Here. You want … this much harpsichord? Nowhere else but here.
      Feb. 3-4. Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 3pm. $25-30.  
    • Food

      Food Events

      Love is Love Valentine's Day Brunch

      The Beckies will be performing to tunes that are mostly lean love and heartbreak ballads with a bit of pop mixed in, the regular drag brunch menu will be available, and a bevy of specially themed cocktails waits to liquidly delicify your wake-me-up nomtime.
      Sun., Feb. 12, 11am. $10 cover.  
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      Theatre

      Malum Malus Burlesque: Imbolc

      The wheel of the year inspires occult-based burlesque ensemble Malum Malus as they celebrate Imbolc. Witness a full-length show – curated by Balise Ricin and featuring performances by Ricin, Anastasia Arsenic, Fig, Sigh, Mandy, Shi Feticcio, and Sevyn – for three nights only.
      Thu.-Sat., Feb. 2-4, 8pm. $15-37.  
    • Arts

      Comedy

      Miranda Sings

      Colleen Ballinger is a multi-hyphenate: actor, comedian, trained vocalist, and writer, best known for portraying her character, Miranda Sings.
      Sat., Feb. 4, 7:30pm. $39.50.  
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      Civic Events

      Off-Leash Jingle Music Launch

      The city debuts original songs and music videos by local musicians Andrea Magee and Kevin Russell of Shinyribs as part of a leash awareness campaign spearheaded by the Austin Animal Center, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department, the Animal Advisory Commission, Austin Parks and Recreation Board, Austin Parks Foundation, and the Trail Conservancy. They'll have dessert bites from Street Treats, adoptable shelter dogs, ID dog tag engraving, giveaways, Bark Rangers, and more for a fun, family-friendly afternoon.
      Sat., Feb. 4, noon-2pm  
    • Community

      Sports

      Texas Stars

      Vs. Grand Rapids Griffins.
      Fri.-Sat., Feb. 3-4, 7pm  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      The Gleaners and I (2000)

      Essential Cinema: Varda follows French salvagers who make treasures of others' trash in this compelling doc.
      Sat., Feb. 4, 4pm  
    • Arts

      Comedy

      The Main Course

      This show features a secret lineup of comedians – comedians who've been featured on Netflix, HBO, Comedy Central, and Showtime. Pretty cool, right?
      Sat., Feb. 4, 10pm. $25.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      The Witch (2016)

      Master Pancake: Austin's fave movie riffers take on the folk-horror and somehow incorporate music from Hocus Pocus. This is gonna be great.
      Sat., Feb. 4, 7pm, 10pm  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Tyrell Gallery: Future Fossils

      This is an exhibition by Lera Niemackl & Kessler, featuring original bio-media and science-fiction narratives, displaying a curated array of relics from a speculative civilization. This is work that "speculates the primitive technologies that emerge from interactions between human intelligence and novel biologies." This is highly recommended.
      Sat., Feb. 4, 5-9pm. Free.
      1905 Kramer, Bldg B, #850
    • Music

      Van Wilks, Pat Byrne & BettySoo, Willis Alan Ramsey Band (5:00)

      We’ve been promised a sophomore album now for decades, but over 50 years after Willis Alan Ramsey delivered his iconic eponymous debut (and only) LP, the songwriter still captivates. Joining Jimmy Buffett onstage in Austin last year to sing his “Ballad of Spider John,” Ramsey’s voice proved preserved but deepened with wisdom, as do the new songs he’ll be offering over two nights at the Saxon alongside his oft-covered classics like “Satin Sheets” and “Muskrat Candlelight” (i.e., “Muskrat Love”). The one-time local helped put Austin songwriting on the map in the Seventies, and the city continues to return the favor to help prime his reemergence.
      Sat., Feb. 4
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      "Texas Governors and Their Times, 1846-1946"

      This exhibit showcases materials from the State Archives documenting the official work and daily business of the state’s chief executive spanning 100 years. Can't visit in person? It's available to explore online.
      Sept. 19, 2022-May 15, 2023. Free.
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      "We Left the Camp Singing" (2022)

      Austin Jewish Film Festival presents a special event in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27), with a screening of an educational doc highlighting music in Czechoslovakia's Theresienstadt ghetto-camp and exclusive interviews with Holocaust survivors. Screening preceded by 8-minute short “The Record” and followed by a live-over-Zoom Q&A with director/producer Sofia Tapinassi.
      In person: Thu., Jan. 26, 7:30pm; available online Jan. 27-Feb. 6. Free; registration required.  
    • Community

      Sports

      5k Beer Run

      Run, walk, or jog a 5K-ish course through the Eastside starting and ending at the brewery, with door prizes, festivities, a free craft brew, and more waiting at the finish line.
      Sat., Feb. 4, 11am-1pm. $30.
    • Food

      Food Events

      Aba: Valentine's To-Go

      Of course you can also dine in at this epicenter of Mediterranean culinary brilliance and they'll treat you right and feed you even better. But if you're the romantic sort who'd prefer to take the tastiest noms back to your own, um, cozy lovenest? Then you'll especially like Aba's portable Valentine's Dinner for Two (lobster bisque, smoky garlic hummus, ahi tuna, brussels sprouts, beef tenderloin, double chocolate cake, and a bottle of Giuliana Prosecco) or their Galentine's version of that deliciousness. Note: These meals are available for pick-up February 11-14, noon-6pm. All orders must be placed by 3pm the day before your desired pick-up date.
      $52.95-128.95.  
    • Music

      Adam Blake

      Sat., Feb. 4, 6pm
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