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for Sat., July 1
  • TriviATX Pub Quiz with Danny Mac

    Austin's best homegrown trivia night at Austin's best brewery's taproom in Sunset Valley. Full bar, local tunes, great trivia. Free to play, prizes for the top 2 teams.
    Tuesdays @ 7pm  
    Nomadic Outpost
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  • Music

    Quiet Light (album release), A.L. West, Nova, Anga's Mill (DJ set)

    In October 2021, Riya Mahesh debuted as Quiet Light on an unassuming Tuesday night at Hole in the Wall, thanks to a favor from friends made at UT-Austin radio station KVRX as a biology/math undergraduate. This Saturday, the singer-songwriter returns to the West Campus venue after her first year of medical school in Massachusetts to launch the project’s upcoming album, Fourth of July. Breathy and tender, Mahesh’s vocals echo through seven heart-on-sleeve confessionals and swell in a layered refrain on the centerpiece title track: “On your front porch, talking shit about our friends.”: “It really encompasses the feeling of being young,” says the 22-year-old. “The real things you have to worry about are just so small, and it’s freeing to reminisce on that and post-grad life … I think of the best days of my 20s, and I think of the Fourth of July. I was like, ‘Okay, let’s equate it – Fourth of July equals love.’ It’s sort of like naming the album Valentine’s Day for me.” Morphing the night into a family reunion, bandmate and close friend Nova opens with synth-led pop, and indie rockers A.L. West – who also played at Mahesh’s farewell show last June – follow with jangly riffage, while Anga’s Mill closes with a DJ set. Read our full interview with Mahesh online.
    Sat., July 1, 8pm  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Recspec Gallery at MoHA: Kite Abomination

      The artists of Recspec have taken a beloved form of childhood entertainment and transformed it into something entirely new. Will these kites be beautiful? Will they be twisted? Will they even fly? As the heat bears down upon our city, the kites in this two-day exhibition at MoHA soar on the prodigious talents of Aaron deGruyter, Abi Daniel, Holly Bobisuthi, Thor Harris, Christopher Payne, Mason McFee, David Milner, Eva Claycomb, Gigi Grinstad, Kai Smart, Tim Kerr, and more.
      Sat.-Sun., July 1-2, noon-5pm  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Almost Real Things x Mesmerize: Big Splash ATX

      This festive gathering of Austin’s creative communities returns for its second summer bash, an all-ages showcase of the city's most passionate movers and shakers to celebrate local culture with art, live music, food, and drinks. Stop by and say howdy to the champions of ATX Urban Art, Blue Dozen Collective, Contracommon, Fusebox, Gan Bei Gals, Highland Collective, Las Ofrendas, The Little Gay Shop, Raasin in the Sun, and more. Bonus: The wonder-wizards of Mesmerize have built a waterfall photo wall to complement the newly constructed tiki bar and courtyard outside, while Ion Art presents a dazzling "Neon Garden" for full-on Instaworthy fantasies.
      Sat., July 1, 8pm-12mid. $15 and up.  
    • Music

      Andrew Venson's birthday bash w/ Jackie Venson

      The former bassist for Austin band Blue Mist and music veteran of some 40-plus years celebrates his birthday with his daughter, electric guitar maestro Jackie Venson. “My dad had his rehearsal space in the house,” Jackie told the Chronicle in her July 26, 2019, cover story. “I used to fall asleep underneath the chair he would sit on while playing bass.” Teddy Long (2pm) and Luke Daniel (6pm) perform at the Jonestown venue earlier in the day.
      Sat., July 1, 9:30pm
    • Music

      Antone's Anniversary w/ the Temptations Review featuring the Legacy of Dennis Edwards, Gypsy Mitchell

      The continuation of a long-running Temptations revue founded by the late Dennis Edwards, who’d taken over for David Ruffin as the group’s lead singer in 1968. Expect all the cool-as-ice choreography and medleys of the most timeless and intoxicating songs of all time, like “My Girl,” “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” and the ever relevant “Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World Is Today).” No original members, but all vocal veterans hand-selected by Edwards: David Sea, Michael Pattillo, Chris Arnold, and Bernard Gibson, plus later addition Eddie Cameron Jr. The artful and exuberant funk-soul stylings of Dallas character Gypsy Mitchell open the show.
      Sat., July 1, 8pm  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Box

      Penfold Theatre reveals the harrowing story of Henry Box Brown, the abolitionist lecturer and early magician who escaped slavery by mailing himself to freedom. Using actual stage magic, this world premiere from playwright Jarrett King imagines an unwritten chapter in the story of one of history’s most overlooked folk heroes.
      Through July 8. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 5pm. $21.  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Catz

      The irrepressible Sky Candy crew are taking inspiration from the cast of characters in a certain Eliotian Broadway musical to create the ultimate aerial, burlesque, and drag battle to see who's ascending to the Heavyside Layer, blending the best and worst of the musical, movie, and their imaginations to create an unforgettable experience. Bonus: boylesque legend (and Mr. Exotic World 2018) IckyMuffin performs as Mr. Mistoffelees.
      Sat., July 1, 7-10pm. $20-140.  
    • Community

      Events

      Kitten Yoga Benefiting Austin Pets Alive!

      Certified yoga instructors will guide you through a gentle all-levels yoga practice while furry friends roam around the studio, providing plenty of cuteness and cuddles. Proceeds support the work of animal shelter Austin Pets Alive!
      Sat., June 3 & July 1, 10am & 1pm. $25.
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Lucha Libre in the Global Arena

      This family-friendly work of puppetry from Glass Half Full Theatre is a bilingual show for adults and kids, featuring wrestlers who represent solutions for climate crisis: Alternative Energy, Carbon Capture, El Resourcerer, and Zorro Waste. Directed by Caroline Reck, starring Indigo Rael and Adam Martinez, with the vocal talents of Eva McQuade.
      Sat., July 1, 2pm. $1-30.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Lynch/Oz (2022)

      Best of the Fests: A video essay about the influences of The Wizard of Oz on David Lynch's work, with insights from Amy Nicholson, John Waters, David Lowery, and others.
      Sat., July 1, 2pm  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Midsommar (2019)

      Nordic Nights: Screening in the forest with special treats from Fika Table.
      Sat., July 1, 8:55pm  
    • Arts

      Books

      Sherwood Forest Zine Library

      Sherwood Forest Zine Library has more than 2500 zines for you to peruse on a variety of topics. Head on over for friendly hang-out and meet the zine library cat, Twister! Note: Membership is free and members can check out zines.
      Sat., July 1, 2-6pm. Free.
      5215-B Joe Sayers
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