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  • Austin Tattoo Invitational 2019

    Austin, Texas' First Annual Tattoo Convention is open to the public and invite only for artists, vendors, piercings and jewelry suppliers. This convention is for the artists and the client to focus on the artwork while enjoying the space and inventory artists have brought for retail and display.
    Fri. Aug. 30-Sun. Sept. 1  
    Palmer Events Center
  • Esther's Follies

    Esther's Follies, "Austin's #1 Comedy Troupe" follows the funny in Washington, Austin, and on the internet. Hailed as Austin’s answer to Saturday Night Live, Esther’s has been entertaining sold-out audiences for over 42 years. It is a modern-day vaudeville revue like nothing else on the national comedy scene mixing political comedy, musical numbers, and Vegas-style magic into five performances every week.
    Thurs. at 8pm, Fri/Sat at 8pm & 10pm  
    Esther's Follies
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  • Food

    Food Events

    Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival

    The heat is on, citizen! Hundreds of restaurants, commercial bottlers, and home cooks battle for hot sauce glory across a tasty variety of categories – in a day replete with food and drinks, cooking demos with top chefs, and ice cream. The public (that's you) will vote for favorites, and our panel of celebrity judges will weigh in on the finals. Names will be made, careers will be launched, destinies – yea, verily – will be forged! This is, we mean, the biggest and baddest hot sauce event of the year. And, what, you want live music, too? OK, how about a full lineup of greats – with Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis, among others? Exactly. Proceeds benefit the Central Texas Food Bank. And this link right here brings more information than there are tortillas in Terlingua.
    Sun., Aug. 25, 11am-5pm. Free with donation.
    • Music

      Eric Johnson & His Jazz Fusion Quartet

      Austin guitar icon Eric Johnson rose from jazz fusion after his band the Electromagnets released their sole LP in 1975. Here inspired by Eclectic, a 2014 collaboration with jazz axe god Mike Stern, the local burner plays two sets, one featuring fusion classics and the other originals. The killer band includes drummer Tom Brechtlein, keyboardist Sean Giddings, and old pal/bassist Roscoe Beck.
      Sun., Aug. 25, 6pm  
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      The Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival w/ Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis, Harry Edohoukwa, Mariachi Capitál, Batty Jr.

      The 29th annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival stacks endless piles of spicy condiments extracted from the pits of Central Texas. Harry Edohoukwa (Ee-doh-kwah), meanwhile, sizzles on the undercard, enticing hip-hop enthusiasts to sample his varied offerings well in advance of December’s Fire on the Mountain.: “My name is my name, so what I spit is facts,” the Nigerian American declares as it pertains to rocking his birth name and his art’s veracity.: The only thing missing from the confident proclamation is a “yeugh” in the tone of rapper Pusha T. Edohoukwa overcame a family myth and now adores fufu with ogbono soup, while hailing the Clay Pit for the best spices in town. So alight his buffet of influences: Lucky Dube, Kid Cudi, and Kanye West.: “The thing they have in common is that they’re not stunting. They’re naked. They bare it all,” says the Dallas native turned Austin dweller.: Like many of his idols, Edohoukwa’s (small) catalog showcases diversity. Options on the tall, former track athlete’s menu range from broody melodies to channeling Jim Morrison on “Mad Max.” Latest “B-Side” pivots on an African woman gushing over his beauty, passive-aggressive braggadocio, a lush bassline, sorrowful singing, synth chords, and catchy “nah, nah-nah-nahs” that fuse into a beat produced by cousin Imoh Edohoukwa.: “I don’t want to be heady, but if I’m gonna be honest, I’m Harry Edohoukwa, and Harry Edohoukwa just so happens to be able to rap extremely well and sing extremely well and emote in ways that are specific to me.”
      Sun., Aug. 25, noon  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      A Bigger Splash (1973)

      Doc Nights: This semi-fictionalized documentary biopic of David Hockney captures the British artist's relationship with his muse, lover, and model, Peter Schlesinger.
      Sun., Aug. 25, 6:30  
    • Qmmunity

      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.  
    • Music

      Anniversary party day three w/ Varukers, Starving Wolves, Kinetic Discord, Blood Letters, Backstreet Abortions

      Ready for a three-day rager of punk/metal fundamentals? Sunday brings it home with UK D-beaters Varukers, ATX street punx Starving Wolves, and more.
      Sun., Aug. 25, 8pm  
    • Music

      Austin Lucas & the Bold Party

      Bloomington, Ind., native Austin Lucas last released Immortal Americans in 2018, an Americana bluegrass disc lush with banjo and pedal steel boasting production from Austin’s Will Johnson. The punk-rooted Bold Party frontman and veteran of Chuck Ragan’s Revival Tour is a contemporary not only to Ragan but Oklahoma folk slinger John Moreland.
      Sun., Aug. 25, 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
    • Arts

      Dance

      Ballet Austin: Annual Free Day of Dance

      Whether you've danced before, or never danced a step in your life, this day is designed for all levels and is your opportunity to sample a variety of Ballet Austin's dance classes. Maybe actual ballet is what'll move you right? Or Bollywood style? Or West African? Or hula? Irish dance, like those Highland steppers? Some kind of high-energy cardio program? Hip-hop? Now's the day to find out – for free!
      Sun., Aug. 25, 1-5:45pm. Free.  
    • Music

      Boris Brejcha

      German “high-tech minimal.”
      Sun., Aug. 25, 9pm  
    • Community

      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

      Izzy Cox belated birthday & fundraiser w/ the Boleys, Sabbath Crow, Screamin' J, Onegoodlung, Gary Lindsey, & more

      Omar Mousa’s Izzy Cox documentary shifted focus when the tortured songstress was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. A trailer for Izzy Cox: Fighting the Devil leads into a Q&A with the director. A dozen Izzy-ites guest star, including Bruce Salmon, Gary Lindsey, Sabbath Crow, and Onegoodlung.
      Sun., Aug. 25  
    • Arts

      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
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      Arts & Culture

      Queering the Sequel

      Imagine yer fave (str8) movie redone with queer storylines. That's just what this improv crew aims to do. Each show offers something new so don't miss out!
      Sundays thru Sept. 15, 7pm. $12.  
    • 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.  
    • Music

      Rebirth Brass Band, Roxy Roca

      Dr. John’s sure to be in da house.
      Sun., Aug. 25, 8pm  
    • Arts

      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

      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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      Nightlife & Parties

      The Royal Wedding of p1nkstar & Y2K

      It's a queer wedding conjoining of Austin's queer pop princesses. Emily Lowe and Mouthfeel officiate, Grace Kirk leads of roast of these two lover birds, and Rhonda Jewels hosts a whole lotta drag from Dana Yanoshak, Hentaii, Ruby Knight, Kitty Buick, and more. Not to mention DJ sets by GirlFriend, ADiEAN, and more. Congrats, bbs.
      Sun., Aug. 25, 9pm-2am. $5-10 suggested donation.  
    • Arts

      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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