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for Fri., Aug. 23
  • Festival of Good

    Festival of Good is back! Join them in Whitter Park at the corner of Whitter and Charles Merle Drive in the Goodnight Ranch neighborhood for the 3rd Annual Festival of Good - a fun, block party-style event celebrating all the "good" things of Austin. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.
    Sat. Aug. 24, 10am-2pm  
    Whitter Park
  • 8th Annual Austin Original Benefits Concert

    Wild Child will bring their blend of indie-pop and infectious melodies to this year's 8th Annual Austin Original Benefit Concert! It's all for a good cause with proceeds benefiting children's mental health at Austin Child Guidance Center.
    Sat. Aug. 24, 8:30pm  
    ACL Live at the Moody Theater
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  • Music

    Seratones, Lainey Gonzales [inside]

    AJ Haynes’ church training pulls the Seratones’ new sophomore platter Power together like a suture, her unshakable voice weaving stories of being a black woman in today’s South over history-spanning pop influences. The Shreveport quintet’s New West bow drops on this tour stop.
    Fri., Aug. 23, 10pm  
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      Arts & Culture

      aGLIFF 32

      Our queer film fest got even queerer after last year’s more inclusive rebranding. Now short for “All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival,” aGLIFF returns with over 100 LGBTQ-focused films from across the globe and an exciting mix of events, panels, and mingling opportunities for filmmakers and cinema lovers.
      Thu.-Sun., Aug. 22-25. $12-25, individual tickets; $50-150, badges.  
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      Arts & Culture

      aGLIFF 32: Donato & Friends Film Night!

      Join sometimes-local filmmaker Lisa Donato for a screening of her many queertastic short films in honor of Donato receiving the Artist Breakthrough Award. After party starts at 8:30pm at Gibson Street Bar
      Fri., Aug. 23, 7-11pm. $12.  
    • Music

      Anniversary party day one w/ Noisy Neighbors, Obedience, Fuck Work, Ungrieved

      Ready for a three-day rager of punk/metal fundamentals? Friday’s freebie pits death grinders Noisy Neighbors with hardcore foursome Obedience, unemployed pummelers Fuck Work, and Mala Suerte/Blood Royale mashup Ungrieved.
      Fri., Aug. 23, 8pm  
    • Food

      Food Events

      Austin Restaurant Weeks Return!

      The Central Texas Food Bank announces the return of Austin Restaurant Weeks for 2019, with Tito’s Handmade Vodka as the main sponsor and an impressive array of venues offering prix fixe meals and drink specials and – good heavens, it’s an incredible two weeks’ worth of culinary goodness, and proceeds will go to sustain that community-forward Food Bank while you happily feast at, for example, Barley Swine, Café No Sé, the Capital Grille, Caroline Restaurant, Central Standard, Citizen Eatery, Contigo, the Driskill Grill, Easy Tiger Downtown & the Linc, Goodall’s Kitchen, Gusto Italian Kitchen, Hideaway Kitchen & Bar, Il Brutto, Intero, Le Politique, L’Oca d’Oro, Olive & June, Oskar Blues Brewery, Parkside, the Peached Tortilla, Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille, Sala & Betty, Salt & Time, Sway, and more. See website for specific menus and details!
      Through Sept. 2. Prix fixe: $20, lunch & brunch; $35-50, dinner.  
      See website for participating restaurants
    • Music

      Boris, Uniform

      Post-rock from Tokyo’s Boris erupts some 27 LPs of Zeppelin-esque amplifier worship and experimental ambience/noise since 1993.
      Fri., Aug. 23, 9pm  
    • Music

      Bryan Ferry, Femme Schmidt

      Encore of last year’s debonair croon fest.
      Fri., Aug. 23, 8pm  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Camiba Art: Studio Scene 3

      You know that the globetrotting instigators of Austin's Camiba Art offer cultural tours all around the world, right? Now here's the third annual exhibition of art by artists visited during the most recent series of travels, representing more than 25 artists from four countries and nine regions therein. Featuring new works from Cuba, Mexico, Guatemala, and Peru.
      Through Aug. 31  
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      Nightlife & Parties

      Die Felicia

      Our beloved horror drag variety show returns with special guest Kara Foxx joining Zane Zena and Louisianna Purchase. Plus hellhouds, Wheel Of Death, Bulimianne Rhapsody’s Horrorpiece Theatre, and everyone's favorite Monster-A-Gogo boys.
      Fri., Aug. 23, 10pm-2am. $7.  
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      Visual Arts

      Dimension Gallery: I, Too, Am

      This new exhibition by ceramicist Tammie Rubin cites Langston Hughes’ 1926 poem, "I, Too," a work that itself references Walt Whitman’s "I Sing the Body Electric." Here Rubin turns the gallery into an immersive installation of rock formations, mesas, mountains, and hills, as carved from construction foam and enveloped in resin, juxtaposing the majestic grandeur of the varied American landscape with how those same inspired ideas of vastness and expansion often fall short for its citizens. Recommended.
      Reception: Thu., Aug. 22, 7-10pm
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      Events

      Fall Home & Garden Show

      Whether you're looking to remodel your house or merely gawk at the work of pros, this gathering of experts and vendors has the goods.
      Fri.-Sun., Aug. 23-25
    • Music

      Flaco Jiménez, Conjunto Los Pinkys, Frank Rodarte

      Conjunto Los Pinkys and Frank Rodarte wingman the accordion king.
      Fri., Aug. 23, 9pm  
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      Nightlife & Parties

      Hot Mess Express

      Jenna von Scrum and her special guests host a fun, fab, Friday. Tipping encouraged.
      Fourth Fridays, 11:30pm  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      HOTBOX: Culminating Performance

      In which Zoe Berg presents "Looking or not looking at the water depends on where her head is," an array of videos, drawings, and sculptures throughout the gallery and yard, and Payasa (that's Cynthia Muñoz and Andie Flores) invites visitors to "Your Presence is Requested," an installation and birthday party. The public is invited to participate in party games and witness the clowns performing their party routine one last time.
      Fri., Aug. 23, 7-10pm. Free.
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      Books

      I Scream Social

      This reading series at Malvern, hosted by Annar Veröld and Schandra Madha, features young women poets and fiction writers from Austin – this week, Tsz Kam and Juliana Maldonado – and free cool confections.
      Fri., Aug. 23, 7pm
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      Visual Arts

      ICOSA: Rhumb Line

      New work by Amy Bench and Jenn Wilson explores how narratives are structured: always appearing to move forward, yet occasionally twisting and bending, obscuring parts of the story. Filmmaker Bench addresses the often contradictory feelings associated with childbirth and early motherhood; painter Wilson invokes narrative via weaving stills from bygone television flops, found photography, memories, comic panels, and images from Song dynasty scrolls.
      Through Sept. 14
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      Visual Arts

      Landmarks Video: David Ellis: Animal

      The artist David Ellis, captured on camera while working on his Animal at UT's Visual Arts Center in 2010, gets the big screen treatment here, and you can watch: Videos are accessible to all and free to view.
      Through Aug. 31  
      ART Building, 2301 San Jacinto
    • Arts

      Comedy

      Marc Maron

      Best known for his hit landmark podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, the acclaimed comedian also stars in the Netflix series GLOW, and – oh, you know. And there are, as of press time, a few balcony seats available for this popular show.
      Fri., Aug. 23, 7:30pm. $35-45.  
    • Music

      Mogwai, Papa M

      Post-rock from Glasgow concussives Mogwai layers nine full-lengths of primarily instrumental grit and grandeur since 1995.
      Fri., Aug. 23, 8pm  
    • Arts

      Dance

      Ready/Set/Go! – Dance Salon Solo Edition

      This final (and highly recommended) installment of the Ready/Set/Go! series features new solos from Alexa Capareda, Alyson Dolan, Ellen Bartel, Errin Delperdang, Lauren Tietz, Lisa Nicks, Lisa del Rosario, Mysti Jace Pride, Sharon Marroquin, Taryn Lavery, and Yvonne Keyrouz.
      Fri.-Sun., Aug. 23-25, 8pm. $15.  
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      Visual Arts

      Recspec Gallery: The Nude Show

      That excellent Austin gallery, gone missing since the old Flatbed World HQ closed months ago? It's popping up at MOHA with a new show about "nude, as a color, as its cultural perception finally shifts away from the upsetting pinky Band-aid and crayon-box infamy." Curated by Holly Bobisuthi (who is, did you know, the most exciting jewelry maker in this city if not the entire goddam state) and featuring diverse work by artists from all over the country (and Spain), this is an exhibition sure to open wide in delight any previously jaded eyes.
      Through Aug. 31  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Robert Mueller's Greatest Hits

      Robert Mueller (as played by Hyde Park Theatre's own Ken Webster), with help from a rotation of local all-star actors, presents highlights of the special counsel’s two-volume, 400-plus page report in this staged reading – including, of course, the Mueller team's assessment of Russian interference and the president’s efforts to obstruct the investigation into his campaign. Conceived and directed by Mark Pickell for Capital T Theatre.

      (Also, we feel compelled to add, in the interests of full disclosure: FUCK TRUMP.)

      Through Aug. 31. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. Pay what you can, impeach if possible.
    • Arts

      Comedy

      Ryan Cownie

      That Cownie's back in town for a couple of shows, right before the Velv's storied stage is flooded with the OOB. Oh, this funny man will fuck with you like someone slipped a mickey of giggles into the highball of your mind's sense of reality. Anyway, he's a totally worthwhile riot. And Avery Moore opens.
      Aug. 23-24. Fri., 9pm; Sat., 9 & 11pm. $10.  
    • Arts

      Dance

      Studio 54klift

      Now, dance-crazed citizen, you can soothe your raging disco fever with the year's swankiest balm: The return of Forklift Dance Company's annual fundraising and glittery soirée, featuring music by DJ Mahealani, MC Tigre Liu, an interactive photobooth from Sarah Bork Hamilton, an extensive silent auction and raffle, open bar, a late night snack, lighting by Natalie George Productions, art projections by Stephen Fishman, and more surprises.
      Sat., Aug. 24, 8pm-12mid. $75.  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      The Mamalogues

      Color Arc Productions presents the world premiere of Lisa B. Thompson’s new satirical comedy about black, unmarried, middle-class mothers parenting in the age of anxiety, as they lean in, stress out, and guide their precocious children from diapers to college in a dangerous world. Directed by Rudy Ramirez, starring Yvonne Oaks, Valoneecia Tolbert, and MelodyAnn Fullylove.
      Aug. 23-Sept. 7. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $15-35.  
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      Theatre

      Transom

      This new play, devised by a trans/nonbinary ensemble – the lead writers are Libby Carr and Lane Stanley – tells the story of a "found family" living together in the same house, redefining the meaning and importance of community and overcoming personal grief and loss while fostering an atmosphere of love and acceptance. Directed by Lisa Scheps and Jess O'Rear for Ground Floor Theatre.
      Through Aug. 31. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. Extra show: Wed., Aug. 28, 8pm. $5-40.  
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    • Music

      Aaron Kantor

      Fri., Aug. 23, 8:30pm
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    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Amazon Adventure (2017)

      Laser IMAX 3D: Track the 11-year journey of 1850s explorer Henry Bates.
      Fri., Aug. 23, 10:00am, 12:00, 2:00  

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