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for Sat., Jan. 25
  • Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival

    The Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival doubles in size for it's 18th Anniversary! Live tattooing, celebrity guests, entertainment, vendors, contests and even a kids area. All ages welcome, tickets available at the door.
    Jan. 31-Feb.2  
    Palmer Events Center
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  • Music

    Drums & Tuba, Brown Whörnet (album release), Ron Titter Band [control room]

    Now a part-time proposition, Drums & Tuba hybrids guitar pop, freak funk, and avant-garde minimalism in its hometown only once in a blue moon. The sky thus acquires an azure hue Saturday when tubist Brian Wolff and drummer Tony Nozero make a rare appearance atop a bill of local outsiders.: “Tony and I started playing again a few years ago off and on,” emails Wolff. “I’d been playing on my own as either a solo act or with different drummer friends of mine under the title Wolff & Tuba, but there’s something truly unique about Tony’s drumming. I missed playing with him.: “When I finally convinced him to do a show, he pretty much ruined me for playing with other people.”: Nozero also contributed to 2018’s Triumph!, originally intended as a Wolff & Tuba LP.: “Ropeadope Records wanted to put it out as a Drums & Tuba record, which I agreed to, but I’m sure they regret that,” writes Wolff. “I’m excited to dig in at some point and make a full-on recording with Tony in the not-too-distant future.”: In the meantime, the brass half of the band revels in being back onstage with his pals in Brown Whörnet and the Ron Titter Band.: “Time has only made me appreciate more the magic of old friends and music, and the importance of appreciating each show and moment to the fullest,” offers the full-time nursing student. “I remember back in the day how critical we’d be after every show. Now I appreciate that it’s less about achieving perfection and more about sharing and enjoying the experience with people we know and love.”
    Sat., Jan. 25, 9pm  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      AKIRASH: Majele (Venomous)

      This exhibition of big, bold new works (mixed media sculpture, installation, performance, and sound) by Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya (also know by his brush name, AKIRASH) looks deep into the immigration issues that plague our society.
      Reception: Sat., Jan. 25, 1-3pm  
    • Community

      Events

      Chinese New Year Celebration at Xiang Yun Temple

      The festivities begin on Friday with a vegetarian potluck dinner and other activities to close out the year. On Saturday, there will be a special morning chanting service and food offerings to the Buddha to welcome the new year, and Sunday closes out the celebration with cultural performances and a vegetarian food fair.
      Fri.-Sun., Jan. 24-26. Free.  
      Xiang Yun Temple, 6720 Capitol of TX Hwy. N.
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Click

      A techno-thriller that begins when a young woman is raped at a fraternity and ends in a future where corporations promise a new body with the swipe of a screen, this new Jacqueline Goldfinger play follows a hacktivist who turns industrial espionage into high art. Directed by Rudy Ramirez for the Vortex, it's "a cyberpunk drama for the #metoo era."
      Through Feb. 8. Thu.-Sun., 8pm  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Piecing It Together: Austin Graffiti 1984-2004

      This vivid and vibrant exhibition focuses on the first three generations of Austin graffiti art, organized by each decade that helped shape Austin’s current street-based culture. You want to see letterforms gone troppo and spraypaint pushed to its most eye-dazzling limits? This is the show for you, citizen. Bonus: DJs Notion + Hectik spin what fuels the opening reception. You want more information? Here's a great write-up of the show from Rachel Koper.
      Reception: Fri., Jan. 24, 7-10pm
    • Music

      20th anniversary show w/ Scott H. Biram, Semihelix, Born Twins, Liz Burrito

      Clocking 20 years of pizza, the Parlor garnishes its pies with free Saturday matinees across the punk and rock spectrum. Mark the birthday with local jams from dream-pop threepiece Semihelix, indie duo Born Twins, and ¿Que Pasa?’s Liz Burrito, plus a special closing set from Bloodshot Records song slinger Scott H. Biram.
      Sat., Jan. 25, 4pm  
    • Music

      40 Acre Mule, The Iguanas

      NOLA’s Los Lobos.
      Sat., Jan. 25, 10pm  
    • Community

      Sports

      Austin Rugby Club: Australia Day

      It's Austin Blacks vs. Huns and MLR Herd vs. Raptors (a total of four matches). Plus, there will be a live band, lots of food including meat pies and sausages, a bouncy house for the kids, and more.
      Sat., Jan. 25, 11am-6pm. $10 per person; ages 13 & under, free.  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Big Medium: The Contemporary Print

      Join PrintAustin in celebrating its seventh annual juried international exhibition, a survey of traditional techniques and innovative approaches in contemporary printmaking, presented in collaboration with Big Medium and juried by Claudia Zapata. This show, pretty much the epicenter of what the impressive PrintAustin project supercharges gallery walls with each January, features works by David Avery, Kelly Belter, Lisette Chavez, Briar Craig, Tania Cruz, Angela Faz, J. Leigh Garcia, Dirk Hagner, Veronica Hallock, Anna Hoberman, Daryl Howard, Raluca Iancu, Brian Johnson, and more, more, more.
      Through Feb. 15
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Bullet in the Head (1990)

      Taps & Tapes: Woo's Vietnam epic is an action masterpiece, and rarely screened in the U.S. Presented here in 16mm.
      Sat., Jan. 25, 10pm. Free.  
    • Music

      Charlie Mars

      Funny, earnest Southern bard returns to the site of last fall’s live LP with David Grissom.
      Sat., Jan. 25, 10pm  
    • Music

      Chubby & the Gang, The Royal Hounds, Lethal Dose, Concrete Elite, Fvrorem

      On debut LP Speed Kills, “Chubby” Charles Walker of UK straight edge unit Violet Reaction tears through 12 tracks of leather jacket punk & roll with relentless hardcore ferocity. New Yorkers the Royal Hounds, meanwhile, blend melodic oi! with flanged-out glam guitars on 2019’s God Bless the Royal Hounds, a remarkably danceable skinhead/pub rock amalgam.
      Sat., Jan. 25, 9pm  
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      Visual Arts

      Davis Gallery: Spectrum

      The king returns, as we like to say, as Roi James presents this new solo show of recent paintings that encompass several different bodies of work, including variations of his abstract oils, his Construct series, and his Floral array of wonders.
      Through Feb. 22
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Everest

      This 75-minute, one-act opera, with music by Joby Talbot and libretto by Gene Scheer, is inspired by Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air and tells the tale of one of the deadliest years in recorded history (1996) at Mount Everest, as climbers struggle to overcome elements in a desperate quest for survival. Some will survive; some will not; you, however, get to witness this weather-wracked spectacle from the comfort of your seat. Featuring bass-baritone Kevin Burdette, tenor Andrew Bidlack, baritone Craig Verm, and soprano Heather Johnson. (And our own Robert Faires tells you more about this production right here.)
      Jan. 23-26. Thu. & Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $39 and up.  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Flatbed Press: Stereotyped Ordinary

      Of course Flatbed, of all places and organizations in this inkstained city, is part of PrintAustin – don't be silly! In fact, don't be sad, citizen … which is what you will be – downright miserable, we reckon – if you miss this gorgeous installation and exhibition of prints by Sangmi Yoo, who uses digital printing and laser- and hand-cutting techniques on paper to create large works celebrating the architectural structures around us.
      Reception: Sat., Jan. 25, 6-8pm
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      Visual Arts

      ICOSA: The Pleasure of Making

      Here's an exhibition featuring the works of hobbyists and crafters, organized and curated by ICOSA's Tammie Rubin.
      Reception: Fri., Jan. 24, 7-10pm  
    • Music

      KOOP 25th anniversary w/ A Giant Dog, Dale Watson, Cilantro Boombox

      Safe bet this is the first time triumphant punk quintet A Giant Dog, suave rootsabilly vampire Dale Watson, and ultra danceable global groovers Cilantro Boombox have shared a bill. Perfect for KOOP, the community radio staple whose diverse programming and specialty shows survey Austin’s musical map.
      Sat., Jan. 25, 8pm  
    • Community

      Events

      KOOP Radio Birthday Bash

      KOOP Radio celebrates its 25th birthday with honky-tonk legend Dale Watson, homegrown punksters A Giant Dog, and the funk fusion of Cilantro Boombox.
      Sat., Jan. 25, 8pm-2am. $20-25.  
    • Music

      Los Coast, Honey Made, Medicine Man Revival

      Before the Black Pumas, these ATX soul psychics debuted on ATO Records.
      Sat., Jan. 25, 9pm  
    • Qmmunity

      Nightlife & Parties

      Magical Realness

      Join Mouthfeel, yer host Meatball (yes, of Dragula fame), ASHwell, and a whole lot more for a party to kick off two new campaigns from the sexual health care clinic: promoting PrEP for women and new mental health consultations. Black Pride hosts a vogue battle and Texas Freedom Network will be on-site to talk about improving sex ed in the Lone Star State! Come out and feel the magic.
      Sat., Jan. 25, 10pm. $15.  
    • Music

      Mattiel, Shivery Shakes, LadyDan

      Atlanta garage-pop comer Mattiel Brown released ATO Records bow Satis Factory last June, a rock & roll platter courting blues and country behind her powerful projection. “Je Ne Me Connais Pas,” “Food for Thought,” and “Keep the Change” stacks the A-side of Brown’s second full-length with back to back to back singles. Locals Shivery Shakes and LadyDan open.
      Sat., Jan. 25, 10pm  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      PrintAustin

      The annual program of exhibitions displaying the work of printmakers – professionals and amateurs creating all manner of art via pigment pressed onto paper and other materials – using woodcuts, etchings, mezzotints, lithography, serigraphy, aquatints, newfangled digital methods, and so on in glorious profusion – the annual program celebrating all this is now under way. With Big Medium in Canopy featuring "The Contemporary Print," and Link & Pin Gallery offering "Melanated Life in Print," and Wally Workman Gallery resplendent with the narrative lithography of Kathryn Polk, and other venues around the city giving the inky discipline its promotional due – and with the almost overwhelming PrintEXPO culmination at Blue Genie coming up (Feb. 1 & 2) … well, here's yet another bundle of good reasons to get out and explore your artful city, Austinite.
      Through Feb. 15
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Recspec Gallery: Through the Dusk, a Light

      This show of new works by Annalise Gratovich includes woodcuts, etchings, and collage – with the matrices they’ve come from. And yes, citizen, it is part of PrintAustin; can't have a real conversation going on about ink in this town, we reckon, unless that Gratovich is somewhere in the mix.
      Reception: Sat., Jan. 25, 5-9pm
    • Arts

      Books

      Sarah Rose Etter: The Book of X

      The acclaimed author presents her debut novel, the tale of a girl born with her stomach twisted in the shape of a knot.
      Sat., Jan. 25, 7pm
    • Arts

      Comedy

      Second Anniversary Weekend

      This newly revitalized basement venue is dedicated to "bringing the best in alternative comedy with shows seven nights a week." Mondays start things off with that sprightly revue of optimism called Fuck This Week, there's the unpredictable Playpen on Tuesdays, the all-female comedy showcase called Garage on Wednesdays, we're stoked about Thursday's supergroup mashup called Fuck This Garage and the kickoff to the Fallout's spectacular second anniversary weekend, an All-Star Stand-up Showcase featuring their best and brightest. We also, as ever, recommend you don't miss the inarguable power of Sure Thing with Duncan Carson and Brendan K. O’Grady that happens every Friday night. And then? Oh! Saturday! This Saturday brings components from parts of Austin's whole diverse comedy community onstage for a big, riotous Five Families Show, and – see website for more!
    • Arts

      Theatre

      The Pitch

      American Berserk Theatre, the indomitable force of staged power and hilarity that brought us Subject to Control and Killer Girls a while back, returns with an exciting investment opportunity. Presented in collaboration with CreativNow, an emerging player on Austin’s start-up scene, it's an opportunity to learn about "a revolutionary approach to empowering creativity with technology," and this synergy-leveraging team would like you to get in on the ground floor as they take paradigm-shifting content to the next level. Note: This event might be sold out – these guys are, how you say, hot – but check the website for more.
      Fri.-Sat., Jan. 24-25, 7:30 & 9:30pm. $10-15.  
      Hideout Annex, 5555 N. Lamar, Bldg B103
    • Community

      Kids

      The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

      Eric Carle classics – like The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, and The Very Lonely Firefly – are brought to life by an array of faithfully recreated puppets. (ASL interpreted, sensory-friendly show on Sat., March 7.)
      Jan. 18-April 26. Fri., Jan. 24, 7pm; Saturdays & Sundays, 2pm. $19+.  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Tiny Beautiful Things

      This luminous drama, based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed and adapted for the stage by My Big Fat Greek Wedding's Nia Vardalos, is about reaching when you’re stuck, healing when you’re broken, and finding the courage to take on the questions which have no answers. One hell of a fine cast – Barbara Chisholm, Crystal Bird Caviel, John Christopher, and Lowell Bartholomee – is directed by Rosalind Faires for Austin Playhouse.
      Through Feb. 2. Thu.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $34-38.  
    • Arts

      Books

      William Gibson: Agency

      The godfather of cyberpunk – although that description is too reductive and needs to be increased with, at least, something like "sharp chronicler of the present's multiform designs and implementations" – returns with his latest thriller. Prepare for an exciting narrative, astute social and technological observations, and get your dead trees signed by the author this evening.
      Sat., Jan. 25, 5pm
    • Qmmunity

      Nightlife & Parties

      Winter Ball

      Fourth Street’s Nadine Hughes, Maeve Haven, and Amber Nicole Davenport are leading houses for a night hosted by Emerald Van Cartier and rad judges. Funds raised will be donated to Waterloo Counseling Center.
      Sat., Jan. 25, 10pm  

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