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  • 32nd Annual Old Settler's Music Festival

    Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit (acoustic) and Brandi Carlile headline Old Settler’s Music Festival. Bring the whole family to enjoy camping, jamming, youth activities, workshops, craft beer, gourmet food, and an art fair. Over 30 bands with Del McCoury, Shinyribs, Hayes Carll, Wild Child, Galactic, & more.
    Apr. 11-14  
    Tilmon, TX
  • A Jam for George!

    Celebrate the music of George Harrison on what would have been his 76th birthday. Featuring live performances by Acey Monaro and Ben Burdick of GO FEVER, Cara Tillman of Moving Panoramas, Paul Banks of P.T. Banks, Austin Lancaster of Blackboot Family Band, T.J. Masters of GUMA, Sam Rives of Jean Wranglers and a full band set from Burgess Meredith! Refreshments provided by Hops & Grain Brewery.
    Sun. Feb. 24, 2pm-6pm
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    Raw Paw Gallery: Notes From a Windowless Room

    "These paintings," says Nadia Waheed, "are an effort to form a bridge between my Pakistani heritage and my westernization, primarily by exploring the brown female nude." Several large works by Waheed adorn the delightful Raw Paw space over there in the Yard on St. Elmo, and – tell you what – if every creative "effort" were as well-wrought and lovely to behold as these paintings, the whole world would be a better place to have eyes in.
    Reception: Fri., Feb. 15, 7pm-12mid
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    Comedy

    Ali Wong: The Milk and Money Tour

    Of course you know her from those Netflix specials Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife, right? Or her appearances on Inside Amy Schumer and Black Box, yeah? Now the acclaimed comedian's bringing her humor and style to Austin's Bass – and we reckon it's a good idea to get tickets ASAP.
    Fri., March 29, 8:30pm. $39.50-75.  
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    Hopscotch: Light and Sound

    Here's a collection of wonders taking over the popular Blue Genie space for a month and a half. It's a showcase of interactive light-based installations by local, national, and international artists, each work requiring participation with the guests to achieve optimum amazement. Note: After 7pm, this spectacle is for ages 18 and older only.
    Through March 31. Fri., 4-11pm; Sat., 1-11pm; Sun., 1-9pm. Extra night: Thu., Feb. 14, 6-11pm. $15-23.  
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    Classical Music

    One Ounce Opera: Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Opera

    The progressive vocal powerhouses of OOO present their fourth annual Fresh Squeezed Ounce concert in the intimate surroundings of the Museum of Human Achievement, with this year’s winning crop of micro-operas performed – beautifully – in English, featuring intriguing characters, unexpected stories, varied styles and colors. Recommended: Join director Julie Fiore and her company of glory for this showcase of new works. Note: Some of this material is, ah, definitely not for the kiddos, capisce? Bonus: Beverages from Tito's, Live Oak, and Whitestone.
    Fri.-Sun., March 22-24 & 29-31. $20-25.
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    AARC: Let the Colors Speak

    Rashmi Thakur and Supriya Kharod, both born in India and both proud Austinites now, document their individual journeys through watercolor and acrylic paintings, depicting the colorful traditions, vibrant life, and diverse culture found in the two communities they love.
    Through March 30  
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    AARC: Storied and Pop Japan

    Two new art shows at the Asian American Resource Center. First, there's STORIED, in which Katherine Leung reflects the Tuvan culture in her Faces of Central Texas series, incorporating the folklore of golden light gods; and JU Salvant draws upon the personal history of a young girl’s journey from Vietnam to America for the visual story, Red Sky in the Morning. And then there's POP JAPAN, curated by Guzu Gallery's own Vincent X. Torres, presenting an array of notable characters from Japanese television, film, anime, and manga.
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    Art for the people: Art of Celebration

    It's the third annual celebration of, well, celebration at Art for the People – which means a group show at this lively gallery. "Group show," did we say? Indeed: 65 Austin artists and one from Portland.
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    Atelier 1205: Paper Fields

    This show unites the work of Austin art educators Kiley Grantges and Jennifer Schroeder. Grantges elevates drinking straws and office copy paper into bas-relief arrays; Schroeder reconstitutes the exuberant mess resulting from her young students’ art explorations into paper mosaics.
    Reception: Sat., Feb. 16, 6-9pm
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    Atelier Dojo

    This school of representational art is led by four world-class locals, teaches drawing and painting (both fundamental and advanced programs), has open studios with live modeling, a schedule of workshops featuring visiting artists from around the world, and is located in the heart of Big Medium's Canopy complex. Oh look – we profiled and interviewed the faculty right here!
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    Bale Creek Allen Gallery: L.A. Women

    This group show of six female artists from Los Angeles – Marnie Weber, Tanya Hayden, Alexia Lewis, Shelli Tollman, Tami Demaree, and Bettina Hubby – brings an array of works embracing such diverse themes as fantasy, myth, dreams, fairytales, race, and horror.
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    Call For Art: Veterans and Family Members

    This is a national call for visual art by veterans and their family members, to be on exhibit during the Austin Veteran Arts Festival that will run from Oct. 18-Nov. 17.
    Submission deadline: April 1. $25.
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    Don't Mess With Texas K-12 Art Contest

    Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation invite Texas students in kindergarten through 12th grade to submit their best litter prevention-inspired artwork to be considered for the Don’t Mess With Texas calendar. Students with the top 13 designs will have their work featured; one winner will be selected from each grade.
    Deadline: Mon., April 22. Free.
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    Dougherty Arts Center

    The Dougherty Arts School's adult arts program is dedicated to enriching the Austin community with hands-on artistic opportunities, provided skilled artists to teach a variety of classes in ceramics, digital arts, drawing and painting, darkroom photography, and more.
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    Esther's: New Year, New Follies

    Ah, the fun seldom pauses, with musical comedy skits, magic, and a political satirical revue where the bustling backdrop of Sixth Street is on view through the stagefront window! Reminisce on all the news-makers, celebrities, events, and mayhem that made 2018 so memorable with A Year in Review. Watch as the new Dems diversify the Hill and take on Trump in Bohemian Crapsody, and more. Bonus: That sexy magician Ray Anderson is going to wow you with illusions your mind won't believe your eyes have seen!
    Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $25-35.  
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    Nightlife & Parties

    Final Friday

    Give into your kinky side at this fetish fashion party with Package Menswear, nasty performances and a free clothing check.
    Final Fridays, 10pm-3:30am  
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    Civic Events

    Free Tax Preparation

    Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info.
    Mon.-Tue., Thu., 9am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri.-Sat., 9am-5pm; Sunday hours vary. Free.
    Community Financial Center North, 5900 Airport
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    Free Tax Preparation

    Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info.
    Mon.-Tue., Thu., 11am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., 11am-4pm; Sat., 9am-4pm. Free.
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    Free Tax Preparation

    Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info.
    Mon.-Tue., Thu., 11am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., 11am-5pm; Sat., 9am-5pm. Free.
    Southeast Health and Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis Dr.
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    Free Tax Preparation

    Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. ASL appointments available for the Deaf/hard of hearing at this location.
    Mon., Tue., Thu., 9am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fr., Sat., 9am-5pm; Sunday hours vary. Free.
    Community Financial Center, 2600 W. Stassney
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    Free Tax Preparation

    Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info.
    Mon., Tue., Fri., 11am-4pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Thu., 11am-8pm; Sat., 10am-4pm. Free.
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    Nightlife & Parties

    Friday's at Oilcan's

    Open for happy hour, followed by poker playing and Drag Race watching from 7-10pm. Close out the night with one helluva dance party with DJ Random Rey.
    Fridays. Through Aug. 3
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    Harry Ransom Center: The Rise of Everyday Design

    Here's a new and detailed look at the history of the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain and America, showing how it transformed the homes and lives of ordinary people and how it continues to influence modern design.
    Through July 14
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    Helios Fused Glass Studio

    Learn while they burn at this professional studio – a nationally recognized teaching facility and retailer of fusible glass and supplies.
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    HONK!TX

    Street and brass bands from all over the world descend on Austin to make a big noise on the move and unamplified. Events take place all weekend including a community parade you can join. See website for full schedule.
    Fri.-Sun., March 29-31. Free.
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    Sports

    Living & Collective and Lululemon Run Club

    Living & Collective, a group of health and nutrition coaches, is hosting a run club in partnership with Lululemon on select Friday mornings at 9:30am.
    Feb. 22. March 8 & 29. April 12 & 26. Free.
    Lululemon at the Hill Country Galleria
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    Mexic-Arte Museum: La Huella Magistral

    Two new exhibitions are presented in this Downtown powerhouse of cultural expression, amplifying the inky might of PrintAustin. There's "La Huella Magistral: Homage to Master Printmakers," with a set of 19 prints paying tribute to master printmakers who inspired the artists of Consejo Gráfico, and "Mix 'n' Mash: Migration," new works by more than 200 artists. Bonus: John Patrick Cobb's "Chapel Shrine" paintings.
    Through June 3

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