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for Thu., April 13
  • Austin Greek Festival

    Experience the spirit of Greece with delectable Greek food and drink, dancing, live entertainment from Greece, shopping, and more at this fun, family-friendly event. Opa!
    May 24-26  
    Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church
  • Music

    Barfield the Tyrant, Alejandro Escovedo

    Three nights, three different musical settings for the venerated local troubadour, advancing a new LP currently incubating. This, from an artist who’s done everything at the Continental from writing an album onstage to performing solo acoustic. Thursday’s the Alejandro Escovedo Trio, featuring backing by keyboardist/violinist Scott Danbom, Mark Henne on “drums and various machines,” and singers Karla Manzur and Gina Holton. Friday features a full rock band, adding F.G. Barbara Creamer (bass) and Nick Diaz (lead guitar). Saturday adds strings – violinist David Perales and cellist Anthony Rogers – to Thursday’s cast. Openers include Barfield (Thursday), the Beaumonts (Friday), and Will Johnson (Saturday).
    Thu., April 13, 10pm
  • Arts


    BookWoman Hybrid Poetry Reading: Roja Chamankar

    Persian poet Roja Chamankar, author of Dying in a Mother Tongue and more, is featured in this in-person and Zoomed poetry reading and open mic. Cindy Huyser hosts.
    Thu., April 13, 7:15pm. Free.  
  • Arts


    Chloé Cooper Jones: Easy Beauty

    BookPeople welcomes Chloé Cooper Jones in conversation with Deb Olin Unferth to celebrate the release of Easy Beauty: a Memoir. The event includes a moderated discussion, a reading, an audience Q&A, and a signing line.
    Thu., April 13, 7pm
  • Arts


    Fusebox Festival

    The fuse was lit in Austin, back in 2005, by cultural provocateurs who “wanted to create a robust exchange of ideas across different art forms and geography, with a particular interest in the live experience.” Now, 18 years later, artists and audiences gather from all over the world for this explosion of live performances and art, as Fusebox presents its annual curated conflagration of film, theater, dance, visual art, literature, music, and more.
    April 12-16. $15-20.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Ion Art: The Surreal Garden

    For the second consecutive year, Ion Art will illuminate the Zilker Botanical Garden with their Surreal Garden exhibition, an interactive art experience full of fantastical neon sculptures created by Sharon and Greg Keshishian and the relentlessly inventive Ion Art team. (You probably recall the brilliance they visited upon the public in the first iteration of this multivalent wonderment, right?) By integrating such a glowing, flickering, shimmering show into the serene setting of Austin's botanical gardens, the artists turn an already stunning event into a neon extravaganza – and a wonderful way to benefit the venue. Suggestion: Dress in your surreal best for night full of art, music, costumes, live entertainment, dancing, food trailers, cash bars, and more – and do check out the posh VIP preview option for April 6.
    Through April 15. Thu.-Sat., 6:30-11pm. $40 and up.  
  • Community


    Louis Gregory Race Unity Symposium

    The 15th annual event features keynote speaker Jeremi Suri in a panel discussion with Sheila Craig, Rosalee Martin, and Leo Ramirez Jr. on this year's theme, "Race Unity: Conversations to Action."
    Thu., April 13, 1-5pm. Free.  
  • Arts


    Moontower Comedy: Just for Laughs

    With two weeks of national and international headliners in larger venues – The Paramount Theatre, Stateside at the Paramount, and ACL Live at The Moody Theater – and a four-day comedy club binge taking over the city from April 19-22, you can see more, better, funnier comedians right here in Austin than you'll see anywhere on the planet. Devon Walker. Seth Myers. Samantha Bee. Leslie Jones. Jenny Slate. Vir Das. Maria Bamford. The Sklar Brothers. Howie Mandel. Preacher Lawson. And, yes, many, many more. See website for details!
    April 12-23. $150 (Club badge).  
  • Music

    RESCHEDULED FROM 2/1: Christian Wiggs Big Band ft. Chad Lefkowitz-Brown (Stevie Wonder tribute)

    Local bandleader Wiggs teams with the New York-based saxophonist to tribute Stevie Wonder in a makeup for the original February date, canceled due to Austin’s now annual winter freeze debacle.
    Thu., April 13, 7pm  
  • Food

    Food Events

    Stephen F's Bar: The Austin, 1920s

    Every Thursday for the month of April, Stephen F's Bar & Terrace will bring history to life at their vintage pop-up, The Austin, featuring dishes and cocktails inspired by the hotel's original menu (est. 1924). How about some panko-fried asparagus, Gulf blue crab salad, or porcini ravioli, and more – with, say, a Bee's Knees or Corpse Reviver No. 2 to wash 'em down with? You can even indulge, if you wish, in authentic Dominican cigars from Bolivar Cigar Shop – while you drink and dine and take in unparalleled views of Downtown Austin as live music fills the air: Just the thing, we reckon, to make this month's Thursdays roar with delight.
    Through April 27. Thursdays, 4-7pm
  • Arts


    The Amazing Acro-Cats

    This troupe of trained domestic house cats, all former orphans, rescues, and strays, give a unique purrformance that includes cats riding skateboards, jumping through hoops, ringing bells, balancing on balls, and performing other feats of agility and entertainment. The show finale is the only all-cat band in the world: Tuna and the Rock Cats. Hey, John Merriman told us all about it right here.
    Mon.-Fri., April 10-14, 7pm. $40-60.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    UT School of Information: Algorithmic Assemblages: Do Machines Dream of Art?

    This exhibition by Sylvia Morales and Holland Hopson features an algorithm-generated stream of artistic combinations based on randomized descriptions from the United States Library of Congress Subjects Index.
    Closing reception: Thu., April 13, 12:30-1:30pm
    1616 Guadalupe
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