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for Thu., July 20
  • The Bloody Mary Festival - Austin

    Austin has been scoured for the craftiest, most delicious Bloody Marys. Taste & enjoy them and then vote for your fave to help crown Best Bloody Mary in Austin!
    Sat. Feb. 11, 10:30am-6pm  
    Fair Market
  • Cécile McLorin Salvant at Bass Concert Hall

    See Grammy-award-winning vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant live on stage! In her Austin debut, Salvant will perform songs from her six studio albums, including 'Ghost Song', named Best Jazz Album of 2022 by The New York Times.
    Sat. Feb. 11, 7:30pm  
    Bass Concert Hall
  • Arts

    Comedy

    ColdTowne Theater

    Yes, they're open, ColdTowne's new brick-and-mortar place is totally open! Improv, sketch, stand-up – who knows what they'll shake this city with next? But one truth remains: ColdTowne is a designated den of gold, baby, sweet comedy gold. Especially: Saturday's stand-up showcase hosted by Angelina Martin. See website for show times.
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    Comedy

    East Austin Comedy Club

    Founded by comedians Raza Jafri and Andre Ricks, this club that operates out of Tiger Den on the Eastside is the city's only BIPOC-owned comedy venue.
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    Comedy

    Esther's Follies

    Esther's Follies – Austin's not-so-secret weapon in the fight against ennui – the comedy gem that still dazzles this growing urban hub – returns to the weekly live and in-person stage of their club on Dirty Sixth, the whole troupe bringing back old favorites and debuting a new program of hilarity with topical, ripped-from-the-headlines sketches and musical numbers. And you do need a laugh or two, right about this time, don't you, citizen? (And how about a margarita to go with that?) We'd add that the mind-boggling illusions of magician Ray Anderson are a bonus in the night's clever spectacle ... but, the way that arch maestro conjures mystery and delight, "bonus" would be an insult.
    Thu., 7pm; Fri.-Sat., 7 & 9pm. $30-40.  
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    Visual Arts

    Laguna Gloria

    This local treasure of a venue, run by those Contemporary Austin folks who also bring us the Jones Center shows Downtown, is all about the outdoors – which is perfect for these trickily navigated times of ours, n'est-ce pas? Recommended: Stop by and breathe in the air, enjoy the lawns and gardens and the many examples of world-class sculpture arrayed across the property, and (as Frankie used to say) r-e-l-a-x.
    Thu.-Fri., 9am-noon; Sat.-Sun., 9am-3pm
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    Visual Arts

    Martha's Contemporary: Hokey Pokey + What You See Is What You Get

    Here's a two-person exhibition that features painting, installation, videography, and sculpture by Moll Brau and Wes Thompson. It's a deep dive into a pool of loneliness, triumph, and rebirth. It's a forest of mazes where fireflies provide the light. It's a show of creations from a pair of terrific, hardworking local artists and you don't want to miss it.
  • Community

    Sports

    Night Golf

    A nighttime shotgun-style nine-hole round made more fun and challenging with glow-in-the-dark balls.
    Thu.-Sat., 6-9:30pm. $20.  
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    Visual Arts

    The Eureka Room

    It's the homegrown height of hallucinatory happenings! It's the Eureka Room, a fun and absurd participatory experience where visitors engage with curious and playful programming within a unique 100-quare-foot room filled with light and sound. Mind? Blown.
    See website for reservations. $25.  
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    Comedy

    The Hideout

    The diverse lineup of sometimes hilarious, always surprising yes-and shows has returned, with Pgraph and Maestro and more for the most unexpected delights of in-person entertainment. For instance: The wibble-inducing whimsy of The Romantic Rom-Com Comedy Show See the website for details.
    $10 and up.  
  • Qmmunity

    Arts & Culture

    The Little Gay Book Club

    Crack open a new queer lit section every month with the Little Gay Book Club, a subscription-based "community of booklovers and bibliophiles that share in our passion for reading through conversations, monthly meetings, and events." Meetings are available virtually and in-person.
    $0-50 per month.
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    Visual Arts

    Umlauf Sculpture Garden

    The Umlauf's famed Garden features expertly wrought sculptures, the bronze or stone cynosures from Charles Umlauf and others anchoring sight among the bright foliage and tree-towered paths.
    Tue.-Fri., 10am-4pm; Sat.-Sun., 11am-4pm
  • Community

    Events

    Volunteer Days at ACR

    Organized types will have fun volunteering to help Austin Creative Reuse sort through donated items, roll fabric, and detangle yarn. Registration required.
    Tuesdays & Thursdays  
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    Visual Arts

    Wyld Gallery

    This is Ray Donley's gallery of art by Native Americans, located in that company of artistic glory called Canopy and resplendent with creations from the original people of our struggling country.
    Call for appointment
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    Visual Arts

    Yard Dog: New Baseball Paintings

    Austin artist Will Johnson explores the history of baseball in a series of portraits of players. An avid baseball fan since childhood, he began creating these paintings in 2007 or 2008, wanting to pay tribute to some of his favorite players and stories — especially unheralded players — through folk art paintings.

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