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for Fri., Sept. 8
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    Eastside Kings Festival

    This 11th annual showcase of the best blues, jazz, and gospel musicians is held over two days at various Eastside locations, with an opening night show Sept. 8 at Antone's Nightclub (305 E. Fifth, Downtown). Saturday also includes a blues workshop at Austin Vintage Guitars (4306 Red River).
    Sat.-Sun., Sept. 9-10. $25; wristbands sold at Antone's Record Shop.  
    Various locations; find schedule online
  • Community


    Zilker Relays

    A 10-mile race with teams of four runners each taking a 2.5-mile loop to and from the central festival/transition area, with an afterparty including goodies from Tacodeli and Real Ale.
    Fri., Sept. 8, 6pm  
  • Food

    Food Events

    Austin Family Kitchen Series with Mashama Bailey

    The Diner Bar’s James Beard Award-winning chef Mashama Bailey is joining with three guest chefs for an Austin Family Kitchen series in the welcoming restaurant within the Thompson Hotel, featuring delectable four-course feasts in collaboration with Tracy Malechek of Birdie’s (on Thu., Sept. 7), Foreign & Domestic's Sarah Heard (Fri., Sept. 8), and Swedish Hill's Alex Manley (Sat., Sept. 9).
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Baxter (1989)

    Lates: A new 4K restoration of the biting black comedy about a white bull terrier named Baxter whose best friend is a young boy obsessed with Hitler.
    Fri., Sept. 8, 10pm  
  • Music

    First anniversary w/ OFF!, Gus Baldwin & the Sketch, Narrow Haunts, EXOTIC FRUITICA

    Los Angeles rockers OFF! headline the first night of the 13th’s Floor first anniversary celebration. Jake Garcia of the Black Angels relocated his venue to the 711 Red River space, formerly the Green Jay and Beerland, last September. The successful move netted the Austin Music Award for Best New Club at this year’s ceremony.
    Fri., Sept. 8, 8pm  
  • Arts


    Make New Friends

    Austin's own Sea Legs dance company explores the phenomenon of making new friends. Through movement narratives, dancers tell stories of strength, humor, and the risk it takes to start a new connection.
    Fri.-Sat., Sept. 8-9, 8pm. $25.  
  • Community


    MotoAmerica Superbikes at Texas

    Featuring superbikes speeding around at 190mph along with plenty of family fun with the Kids Zone, free carnival games, a stunt show, bike show, and more.
    Fri.-Sun., Sept. 8-10  
  • Music

    Otis Wilkins, Magic Rockers of Texas (album release), Gold Leather, Gummy Fang

    Jim Campo writes rock & roll choruses worthy of Wembley Stadium, although 75 people screaming along in a small club feels just as perfect. The brilliance is in his economy of words. Check out the sneering, get-away-from-me power pop anthem “I Wanna Be Everywhere You’re Not” and the hook of gentle grunge fan favorite “Words in a Bin” (“You don’t miss me ’cause you don’t miss nothing”), both impeccable sing-alongs. Each of those songs is on Magic Rockers of Texas’ new album Life’s a Bowl of Cherries… and All I Got Was Stems! – releasing Friday with a Hotel Vegas blowout alongside Otis Wilkins, Gold Leather, and Gummy Fang.
    Fri., Sept. 8, 10pm. $10 cover (21+).
  • Arts



    The Alchemy Theatre presents Dominique Morisseau's urban drama about a teacher who finds herself caught between her devotion to her students and her desire to provide her only son with opportunities that seem out of reach. Directed by Simone Raquel Alexander.
    Through Sept. 30. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $35-45.  
    Alchemy Theatre, 130 N. Pedernales #318
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