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for Fri., May 19
  • Texas Performing Arts All-New 2024/25 Season

    Texas Performing Arts presents its all-new 2024/25 Season showcasing pioneering performances across multiple genres. Highlights include new work by visionaries in their fields—Twyla Tharp, Branford Marsalis, Huang Yi, Andrew Schneider, Suzanne Bocanegra & Lili Taylor, and more. Save 20% when you buy three or more shows.
    Various Locations
  • 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
  • Community


    Bike to Work Day

    Over 35 stations with coffee, tacos, waffles, snacks, and complimentary bike tune-ups will be set up across town to keep folks motivated and fueled up. The morning concludes with a celebration at City Hall (301 W. Second) including guest speakers and bike-friendly vendors handing out goodies. After work, pedal over to Central Machine Works (4824 E. Cesar Chavez) for an afterparty (6-8pm).
    Fri., May 19, 7-9am. Free.
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      48-Hour Improv Marathon

      Yes, The Hideout Theatre's 48-Hour Improv Marathon is back after a four-year hiatus – and, as part of the Hideout's commitment to increasing diversity in improv, this year the core eight improvisers are all members of the BIPOC improv community. Those eight? Adrian Prado, Cass Gutierrez, J.R. Zambrano, Jess von Schramm, Lahari Dunn, Steph Vasquez Fonseca, Tyler Groce, and Stephanie Rae. They'll improvise nonstop for 48 hours, with a new format with fresh performers joining them (almost) every hour. Note: Each hour to attend – to watch these champions soar and then, as time takes its relentless toll, to witness them struggle valiantly against the need for sleep – will set you back $5. Or, highly recommended, you could buy an all-marathon pass for just $48 and catch their action whenever you choose.
      Straight through from Fri., May 19, 5pm, until Sun., May 21, 5pm. $5 per show ($48, full-fest pass).  
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      All Together Here: Monument Dedication & Memorial Events

      The city hosts a three-day event to dedicate a monument to honor the 36 men, women, and children reinterred at Oakwood Cemetery from the Historic Colored Grounds, whose remains were discovered by archaeologists in 2016 during cemetery chapel construction.
      May 19-21. Fri., 4-8pm; Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., noon-4pm. Free.  
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      Classical Music

      ASO: Scheherazade

      The Austin Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Peter Bay, presents an enchanting performance of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade and Chen Gang and He Zhanhao's The Butterfly Lovers Concerto, featuring the mesmerizing sounds of the Chinese erhu, performed by Jiebing Chen.
      Fri.-Sat., May 19-20, 8pm. $19 and up.  
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      Austin FC II

      The Austin FC affiliate plays an MLS Next Playoffs game vs. Earthquakes II.
      Fri., May 19, 8pm  
    • Music

      Bridge Farmers (vinyl release), Deep Cross, Slumbering Sun

      Vinyl color variants in metal prompt colorful descriptions. Bridge Farmers’ third LP Cosmic Trigger comes in creamy purple. Say … violet séance, or lavender smoke!: “Haha, you’re right,” drummer Kyle Rice, who laid out the new orchid stomper, messages via Instagram. “Some metalcore band has Seafood Allergy-colored vinyl. I dig on ‘Lavender Smoke,’ personally.”: Produced by the Austin fourpiece – Rice, bassist Garett Carr, guitarist Pete Brown, and bandleader Tyler Hautala – and mastered by the Tad Doyle, Cosmic Trigger fires universal doom. Voidless coagulation to astral ascension, Bridge Farmers’ earthen grandeur forges a crushing inevitability that plunges down, down, down into Hautala’s anguished vocal exorcism, like side-A leveler “Street Needles.”: “[That’s] a difficult song to explain because it involves the pain of mental illness and the propensity to ease that pain with substance abuse,” emails Hautala. “I wrote it for someone very close to me.”: Pandemic pulled this Cosmic Trigger.: “We waited a year and a half for the vinyl,” details the singer-songwriter/guitar fiend. “We could’ve released it digitally, but it was important to have it come out on vinyl so the sound and artwork could be experienced the way [we] intended. Life is too short for compromise.”
      Fri., May 19, 10pm
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      Mark Henry's The Big Lift

      Join the USA Weightlifting Foundation for an unforgettable evening to support athletes already on the Olympic stage, and those who hope to be. The evening will include a hosted full bar, an amazing dining experience, interaction with Olympic and sports greats, and a casual loose vibe.
      Fri., May 19, 6:30pm  
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      Sanctuary City

      Ground Floor Theatre presents Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok's powerful story of two young DREAMers who fight to stay in America, the only country they know as home. Directed by Andrea Nuñez, with performances by Arielle Levin, Michael Galvan, and Kristian Bexar.
      Through June 3. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $25-45.  
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      Short Shakespeare in Zilker Park

      Austin Shakespeare brings Short Shakespeare to the Zilker Hillside Theater, featuring four plays (20-minute versions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, and Hamlet) with five actors and two musicians, directed by Gwendolyn Kelso.
      Thu.-Sun., May 18-21, 8pm
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      Steve Martin & Martin Short

      Steve Martin and Martin Short’s show redefines comedy in unexpected and profound ways, as performed by two of the funniest, most influential and acclaimed talents of the past century. Their humor is often subversive, but it is always a joyous self-deprecating romp from two comedy masters driven to make each other laugh as much as the audience.
      Fri.-Sat., May 19-20, 8pm. $89.50 and up.  
    • Music

      Sue Foley (live recording)

      When Sue Foley moved back to Austin in 2018, she helped reignite the local blues scene behind her fiery LP The Ice Queen. Since then, she’s captured two Blues Music Awards (including this year’s Traditional Blues Female Artist) and, on the heels of last year’s blistering, low-down Pinky’s Blues, a double shot of Austin Music Awards for Best Guitarist and Best Blues. Foley’s next album will capture the Telecaster master as she’s best experienced: with two sets recorded live at the Continental Club.
      Fri., May 19, 10pm. $15.
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      Visual Arts

      Window Dressing XXVII: Sunlight and Bone

      Damian Noll uses a magnifying lens to draw with sunlight, solar-tattooing his designs onto bones acquired from local hunters, butchers, or road kills. For a limited time, you can see these beauties on display, 24/7, in ICOSA's front window at Canopy – but don't miss the artist reception!
      Through May 22. Artist reception: Fri., May 19, 7-9pm
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