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for Thu., Feb. 1
  • Cassette Roulette starring John Cameron Mitchell

    Tony-winning star John Cameron Mitchell from Hedwig and the Angry Inch hits the Long Center stage with international cabaret sensation Amber Martin! In a raucous, loud, and unforgettable cabaret experience, see where Fate and the spinning wheel of 'cassette roulette' take this evening of songs, stories, and characters.
    Sat. Feb. 24, 8pm  
    Long Center for the Performing Arts
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    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.
    Mar. 2-3  
    Bass Concert Hall
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  • Arts

    Classical Music

    Austin Opera: Cruzar la Cara de la Luna

    Austin Opera presents this emotionally charged drama that weaves together the lives of a multigenerational Mexican American family separated by countries, cultures, and consequences in search of new possibilities. The company premiere is staged with a full opera orchestra and the mariachi musicians of Trio Chapultepec in a new orchestration by David Hanlon to bring José “Pepe” Martínez’s groundbreaking score and Leonard Foglia’s libretto to life. Daniel Noyola and Cassandra Zoé Velasco make their Austin Opera and role debuts as the separated spouses. Timothy Myers conducts, in collaboration with director David Radamés Toro. – Wayne Alan Brenner:
    Feb. 1-4. Thu. &. Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $39 and up.  
  • Qmmunity

    Nightlife & Parties

    Austin Vogue Nights

    How long does it take to become legendary? There’s no real answer, but local kiki houses Lepore and Juicy Couture have brought legend status to first Thursdays in just about two years. Tonight they celebrate this anniversary with a mini ball presented by sexual health heavy-hitters ASHwell and the Q Austin, meaning there’s money, honey. Competitors can win up to 150 bucks in ballroom categories like Majorette and Sex Siren. Legendary Akasha and BabiBoi Juicy are in the DJ booth, and the legendary Natalie Lepore is your master of ceremonies. –James Scott
    First Thursday of every month, 10pm. $5.
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Big Medium: Open House and Post-Fire Fundraiser

    We told you about the recent fire at Big Medium’s new place at 4201 S. Congress, the conflagration that damaged their “No Kings But Us” exhibit of collaborative works by Austin punk legend Tim Kerr and Houston-based visual artist Robert Hodge.: And now the creative community is rallying around the local arts organization, and the honchos of Big Medium have announced an Open House (Thu., Feb. 1, noon-6pm) – where you can check out the venue’s co-working facilities, flex space, and photo studio, and learn how to use the facilities with a monthly membership or as a temporary rental – followed by the Fire Recovery Exhibition (Thu., Feb. 1, 6-9pm), a fundraising event where the artwork sale proceeds will go to the artists, to Big Medium gallery repairs and the relaunch of the “No Kings But Us” show, and to a nonprofit supporting unhoused individuals and families.: The roof, the roof, the roof may no longer be on fire – but that only gives this helpful party more reason to celebrate.
    Thu., Feb. 1, noon-9pm
  • Community

    Civic Events

    City Council Regular Meeting

    On the relatively light 52-item agenda is approval of a controversial pay and benefits package for Austin police officers that is intended to help retain and recruit cops, as well as entice them into negotiating a long-term labor contract. Speaker registration for the meeting opens Jan. 29 and can be completed online. The full meeting agenda can be viewed online. – Austin Sanders
    Thu., Feb. 1, 10am
  • Community

    Events

    Create & Heal: African Americans and the Arts

    The Carver Museum’s guest facilitators Imani F. Aanu and Brandon Madyun will share their experiences around visual and performance arts unique to African American culture, leading an interactive workshop in visual arts practices and a one-hour African movement and dance class, for this full night of vibrant enrichment. Note: Comfortable clothing and footwear (and a refillable water bottle) are encouraged; refreshments will be served throughout the event. – Wayne Alan Brenner
    Thu., Feb. 1, 6pm. Free but RSVP.  
  • Music

    ericdoa, bixby [control room]

    Angsty, glitchy, brash bastion of the Spotify-encouraged hyperpop genre, a teenage ericdoa signed to Interscope in 2021, alongside his frequent collaborator glaive. In Eric George Lopez’s case, glitchcore and emo-rap labels also stick. More signs of the times leading up to this month’s album DOA (which stands for “dead on arrival”): “sad4whattt” debuted on HBO’s Euphoria in 2022, while last year’s impassioned “>one” partnered with the video game Valorant. With less electronics than his tourmate, Los Angeles’ bixby brings saccharine but similarly punchy indie pop with titles like “are you sleeping alone again?” on Dylan Brady of 100 gecs’ imprint, Dog Show Records.– Rachel Rascoe
    Thu., Feb. 1, 8pm  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Geoff Sobelle: Food

    This intimate dinner party performance of smell, taste, and touch offers a meditation on the ways and whys of eating. The audience gathers around a white linen-covered dining table, engaging with each other and their empty plates in a constantly transforming performance. Sounds, scents, and tactile elements shape a conversation about personal memories, consumption, and the evolution of food production over generations.
    Jan. 31-Feb. 3. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 1:30 & 7:30pm. $10 and up.  
  • Music

    Indie Orchestra benefiting HAAM w/ Unwound Sound, A Giant Dog, Caleb De Casper, Daniel Fears, promqueen, Thor & Friends [Austin Media Center]

    A kind of centrifuge, Brent Baldwin’s Indie Orchestra (I/O) has transformed the songs of Austin artists across genres with a glorious whirlwind of orchestral and choral arrangements since 2014. This year’s installment, benefiting HAAM, brings Sabrina Ellis back to the stage, now taking a Bite with A Giant Dog. Caleb De Casper’s dramatic dance floor electro-glam demands orchestral backing, as does promqueen’s provocative mix of breathless rap and beat-heavy pop. Daniel Fears’ subtly smooth R&B readies for reinvention, while Thor & Friends offer up their experimental percussion to the cause. – Doug Freeman
    Thu., Feb. 1, 8pm  
  • Community

    Events

    Mean Girls Trivia

    Is “fetch” going to happen? OK, that’s an easy one, but the five rounds of questions centered on the movie that had everyone wearing pink decades before the Barbie movie will get you digging deep in the Burn Book for answers. Get a team of up to six obsessives together, get in the spirit of the evening with a Mean look, and watch out for buses on your way to grab a beer on the patio.– James Renovitch
    Thu., Feb. 1, 7pm
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    My Own Private Idaho (1991)

    In only his third feature, New Queer Cinema icon Gus Van Sant lassoed two rising Hollywood stars for his dreamy-eyed arthouse film about two Portland hustlers. River Phoenix – Gen X’s James Dean, achingly vulnerable – plays a narcoleptic who falls in love with his straight best friend (Keanu Reeves), a Prince Hal-esque rich kid tender with his friend’s feelings ... until he’s not. Delectably off-kilter and teeming with gosh-wow visuals (a house falls from the sky, clouds skitter by in time-lapse, porno mags talk back), the film’s most special effect is capturing Reeves and Phoenix in full, luscious bloom of youth. The campfire scene will gut you. – Kimberley Jones
    Thu., Feb. 1, 8:30pm
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812

    You’re a busy guy; you don’t have time to read all of War and Peace. But you’re also ashamed that you’ve not dug into the hottest Russian novel of 1869! Hark: A solution awaits at the Zach Theatre production of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Dave Malloy’s musical adaptation of a 70-page section of Tolstoy’s great tome. Described by the theatre as an “innovative electro-pop opera,” this two-hour-and-thirty-minute love triangle will be available as pay-what-you-will until Feb. 4. Heads-up to queers: Thursday, Feb. 1, is PRIDE night!– James Scott
    Jan. 30-March 3. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Scribble After Dark

    You’re familiar with Scribble Showdown, where five of YouTube’s hottest animators compete against each other for their glory and your entertainment in an all-ages show? Well, leave the kids at home tonight, because Scribble After Dark is the more raucous, adult version of that – with Arin Hanson (Egoraptor) and the audience putting animators Odds1Out, JaidenAnimations, RubberRoss, and Domics through brand-new creative challenges where they’ll come up with shit as down and dirty as necessary to win. F-bombs dropping everywhere, OMG! Note: Ages 18+ only. – Wayne Alan Brenner
    Thu., Feb. 1, 7pm. $40-139.  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    The Feud: A Musical Comedy

    From Texas Comedies – the company that brought us Murders & Moontowers, Boomtown, Prohibition, and other staged follies – comes this latest spectacle inspired by the notorious Sutton-Taylor Feud, the longest-lasting and deadliest feud in 19th-century Texas.
    Thu.-Sat., Feb. 1-10, 8pm  
  • Food

    Food Events

    Vegan Junk Food Pop-Up

    Tired of living the plant-based lifestyle and everyone assuming you’re a health nut? The chefs of Vuture Food bring their tasty Crispy Chik’n sandwiches, loaded fries (and hoo-boy are they loaded), and more to help you show your judgmental friends that you can eat garbage just like them. The sandwich patties are made of soy, wheat, and peas (no nuts), but you’d think you’d hit up some high-quality fast food. Check out the Facebook event page for the full menu and other details. – James Renovitch
    Thu., Feb. 1
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