Here's "one of the few festivals in the country that focuses on: performers of color, giving non-white audiences in particular a chance to enjoy entertainment that might otherwise not be seen outside of New York or Los Angeles." Featuring ¡ESCÁNDALO!, the improvised bilingual Spanish-English telenovela; the Lucky Chaos Lion Dance troupe; the all-black, all-male improv troupe Sugar Water Purple; Latino Comedy Project's Adrian Villegas; the incomparable Shannon Dale Stott; and your host for this two-nights-only celebration of color and comedy, Vanessa Gonzalez. Recommended!
This 10th annual festival, happening on Memorial Day weekend, features more than 30 acts from across the country. The three-venue fest, taking over the hottest stages at ColdTowne, Fallout Theatre, and the North Door, rocks a diverse showcase of America’s best live scripted comedy from acts who are on the verge of blowing up – including this year's headliners – Ego Nwodim, Amber Ruffin, Maggie Maye, UCB Characters Welcome, and Asian AF – and so many more from everywhere that's funny.
The brainchild of barbecue maestro Aaron Franklin, Mohawk owner James Moody, and Feast Portland's Mike Thelin, this Austintatious gatherum of glory blends world-class culinary talent and live music into an extra-long, chef-driven weekend that celebrates fire, food, music, and camaraderie. "Come hungry, thirsty, and bring your dancin' boots." Boy howdy – they ain't kidding: See here for more!
Sean and Corey are enjoying the beginning of a relationship and new home; but their dogs, Abby and Dex, are definitely not. So there are a few conflicts to deal with in the relationships of all four characters, and – you won't believe what happens next in the world premiere of this new pet-friendly comedy from Allan Baker, directed by Robert Tolaro for Ground Floor Theatre.
Electro platform Exploded Drawing has it all. Local blues master Jackie Venson with a sampler? Check. Bay Arean Benji Illgen, aka DJ Centipede aka Mophono, with glitch, grunge orchestral, psych madness, and Egyptian Lover and DJ Shadow collaborations? Check. L.A.’s Ghost McGrady with new LP Industry Plant and break beats in indica strains of lounge? Check.
Fort Worth duo Daron Beck and Jon Teague uplift gloom and doom into cathartic ascension. Fourth album Concept Unification, second synth crawl for extreme Philly foundry Relapse Records, fuses moody, swirling atmospherics (“Dial Tone”), a Carpenter-esque electro pulse (“Petit Mal”), and the opening title track’s audio specters into sonic schadenfreude. Profound Lore Texans Dead to a Dying World bleed like-minded guitar epics.
Lates: Everyone is having a hard time putting a finger on Carol's (Moore) problem, but nothing seems to cure her discomfort and, steadily, she wastes away. Is her problem medical, societal, or psychological? All of the above?
The Austin Shakespeare company, directed by Ann Ciccolella, brings all the romance, comedy, and dramatic clashes of this Shakespeare masterpiece to life on the hillside stage at Zilker Park. This iteration of the show is set in the Belle Époque of 1890s Italy – so there will be plenty of gorgeous costumes – and, big bonus, the role of Shylock is performed by Marc Pouhé.
Who will be the freshest meat of the year? Hentaii and Ruby Knight host the contest for hottest mama, with seven sassy queens (that’s Champagne, Sylvia Hatchet Purchase, Bussy, Targét, Pam Dulce, Tequila Rose, and Honey Baby) competing for the title. Now, your judges: CupCake, Tatiana Cholula, and Mandy Quinn. Here’s to Miss Fresh Meat 2019!
"Though the man telling the jokes is sitting down (he's in a wheelchair), dying is a stand-up routine in this glowingly dark, profoundly moving new play by Will Eno,” states The New York Times. From the playwright of Thom Pain (based on nothing) comes this welcome work of theatre, embodied here by Ken Webster and Maria Latiolais; directed by Mark Pickell for Capital T Theatre. And here's our review of the show's previous presentation.
Women and nonbinary leaders across the great state of Texas are encouraged to apply for one of three micro-grants ($500 to $1,000) now offered by BossBabes ATX! Find info on what it takes and how to apply online.
Teatro Vivo and the Indigenous Cultures Institute are holding auditions for this play for young audiences, to be presented in October, written by Maria Rocha and Roxanne Schroeder-Arce, and directed by Rudy Ramirez. See website for details.
Celebrate the first annual Austin Greek Festival with three days of delicious Greek food – including spanakopita, souvlaki, baklava, and more – kid-friendly activities, Greek dance performances & lessons, and a marketplace. Plus, a band will be flying in from Greece to perform everything from folk songs to contemporary hits on bouzoukias and other traditional Greek instruments. Opa!
Fri.-Sun., May 24-26. $5 GA; children 10 and under, free; military ID and first responders, free.
Thursdays, 7pm, Fri., April 12, 8pm, Sat., April 20, 8pm, Fri., April 26, 8pm, Sat., May 4, 8pm, Fri., May 10, 8pm, Fri., May 24, 8pm, Fri., June 7, 8pm, Fri., June 21, 8pm, Fri., July 5, 8pm and Fri., July 19, 8pm
Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt is currently accepting applications for a visiting justice of the peace to hear class C misdemeanor cases and more. Those selected – a legal background is required – will be part of a roster available to serve when a sitting Travis County judge is away.