Texas Performing Arts presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on its 2024 National Tour. The legendary dance company returns to Austin after more than a decade for two special and unique performances including new works and Ailey’s iconic ballet Revelations.
After one listen to Boldy James’ hyperfocused head-tilt flow, it’s evident that this man does not stop. Bringing a tone of introverted detachment and a near-journalistic acuity to the granular details of drug dealing/the consequences thereof, Boldy’s cache of Detroit street narratives truly feels endless. More evidence he does not stop: After releasing six albums (all one-on-one collaborations with different producers), Boldy suffered broken vertebrae in a car accident back in January – hence the title of this tour, Back Outside, as well as, hilariously, the title of his next, the Six Million Dollar Man Tour.
Entering its 32nd season on the Zilker Park lawn, Blues on the Green retrofits into a more condensed affair. Longtime booker for the ACL Radio summer staple, Andy Langer, stepped away from the event, and this year’s series pared down to a two-night showcase. On Tuesday, Nashville’s Devon Gilfillian brings his percussion-driven soul and smooth, high croon, which melded deep passion and pleading grooves over new third LP Love You Anyway. 2012 American Idol champ Phillip Phillips opens with fourth platter Drift Back, broiling anthemic songwriting swells.: Local favorites Wild Child cap night two after reforming this spring for a sold-out tour and new album, End of the World. The songwriting duo of Kelsey Wilson and Alexander Beggins adds firepower to their charming heartbreak odes with the addition of John Calvin Abney and members from Wilson’s Sir Woman outfit. Recently transplanted Louisiana siblings THEBROSFRESH open with slinking, eclectic R&B. Also new: $100 “Blues With a View” VIP tickets for a reserved stage-front section of the otherwise free concert.
Celebrate what would've been the legend Hunter S. Thompson's 86th birthday with a ton of fun and entertainment: a vintage market, tiki bar, free tacos, an Elvis tribute, and music from the Hickoids, Pussy Gillette, and Loteria. First 86 folks to buy a bevvie get a screenprinted shirt from Feels So Good, and one lucky winner gets a "some expenses paid" trip to fabulous Las Vegas!
One of the definitions of “vibrance” is “the state of being full of energy and life," and this gallery is definitely ablaze with vivid energy! “Vibrance of Summer” provides your sensation-hungry eyes a dynamic array of works created by more than 35 Austin artists.
The entire Austin Gamblers professional bull-riding team will be at Tecovas to meet you, Gambler Nation. Hang with the team and maybe treat yourself a new pair of boots in time for Gambler Days (Aug. 25-27).
Get ready for a toe-tapping, soul-stirring happy hour featuring the incredible Pierre and the Night Cats, plus drinks and appetizers. RSVP by phone at 737/295-3102 or email at RSVP@maravillaaustin.com.
Do you enjoy contemplating the deep questions that come with being human? Join conversations facilitated by Asenath Avinash based on Buddhist books from great teachers to explore these questions and meditate. Drop-ins welcome; no registration required.
Cloud Tree is sharing their elegant Eastside space for this summer series, dividing the main exhibition gallery into 21 stations and offering them to the creative community, with limited curation and a focus on new and upcoming artists. Variety? Yes. Excellence? We're betting on it. Suggestion: Don't miss this one.
Charles Heppner’s work looks to the power of the contour, the universal interconnectedness of all things. His assemblage works marry hard angles, cloudlike fabrics, and the natural world, held frozen in a moment in time. His complex composite photographs Forest Hug and Arboreal Jewels express his spiritual connection to the beauty in nature.