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  • 2019 Formula 1 Emirates United States Grand Prix

    The pinnacle of motorsports returns to Circuit of the Americas for a weekend-long celebration of speed and sound on November 1-3, 2019. Watch as the world’s best drivers take on COTA’s hairpin turns at the Formula 1 Emirates United States Grand Prix and experience electrifying performances from P!NK, Imagine Dragons and Kool & the Gang.
    Nov. 1-3, 2019  
    Circuit of the Americas
  • Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference

    Check out over 150 films across 7 venues during the Austin Film Festival including the 20th Anniversary Screening of The Blair Witch Project on Saturday, October 26. Attending with the film is co-writer/director and horror auteur Daniel Myrick who will also be in attendance for the World Premiere of his new film Skyman. Use promo code CHRONFP for $10 off Film Passes
    Oct. 24-31  
    Downtown Austin
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  • Music

    Hot Summer Nights w/ Lou Rebecca, Zayland, Compact Disco Crew, Shed Your Worries, Have a Nu Wave

    Cheer Ups closes out Hot Summer Nights in typical CUC fashion: a 10-hour extravaganza including DJ sets from Compact Disco Crew and the Nu Sound collective and a costume contest. Sandwiched between the dance parties and theatrics is mellowed, summery beats from rising local rapper/singer Zayland (see stand-out single “Adidas Shorts”) and Parisian Lou Rebecca’s glittering, synth-heavy darkwave disco. 4pm.
    Sun., July 28, 4pm
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      Classic Game Fest

      Free play, tournaments, live music, cosplay, and more pixellated fun. It'll be a marketplace for all your old faves at one of the largest retro video game conventions in America.
      Sat.-Sun., July 27-28. $25, weekend pass; $10-20, single-day pass.  
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      Mueller Report Read Live!

      Shannon McCormick and more read from Volume II of the Mueller Report (aka "the really juicy stuff") for your listening and entertainment pleasure.
      Sun., Aug. 11, 5-9pm  
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      Theatre

      Annie

      Leapin' lizards! Could it be true that the Chronicle's own Robert Faires plays the part of Daddy Warbucks in this ridiculously popular musical classic based on Harold Gray's old-school comic strip about a plucky young orphan in the Depression Era? Yes, he does – among an exuberant cast of TexARTS professionals directed by Joey Banks.
      Through Aug. 4. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $43-53.  
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      Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review

      Celebrate the launch of the latest issue of this acclaimed review's 50th issue – with keynote poet Alex Lemon. Bonus: an exhibition of art by James Surls, including a presentation by the artist's daughter, Ruby.
      Sun., July 28, 4pm  
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      Classical Music

      Christmas In July

      Here's a concert in which Graham “the Canadian” Yates and Susan “the Fox” Foxworth Meitz present a showcase of their seasonal compositions and arrangements, featuring music for piano, woodwinds, strings, and choir. We reckon it'll be perfect for anticipating the arrival, much later this year, of Santa "The Fat Toy-Distributor" Claus.
      Sun., July 28, 3pm. Free.  
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      Ghost Hounds, David Grissom

      Pittsburgh Southern soul & rock with local management.
      Sun., July 28, 8pm
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      Theatre

      Grageriart's Design 4 Everyone

      Grageriart! Lana Lesley and Peter Stopschinski's musical take (we daresay brilliant musical take) on consumerism a la IKEA returns with an expanded cast (Mari Akita! Eliza Renner! Leslie Bonnell!) and even more trending hotness, bringing the new Rude Mechs venue to a hygge-infused apotheosis of arch performance art and catchy keyboard compositions.
      Sat.-Sun., July 27-28, 8pm. $12.  
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      Hell Yes Project Christmas in July Build-A-Bike Parties

      Purchase bikes for donation, then build 'em with mechanics from Ghisallo Cycling Initiative. The bikes will become part of Ghisallo's Bike Start (learn to ride) program fleet, plus Woom Bikes USA is matching every sponsored and built bike with an additional bike!
      Tue.-Sun., July 23-28. $250.  
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      Hot Summer Nights w/ Thor & Friends, Dry Guy, Rocket 808, Dirt Pile

      Thor Harris, Peggy Ghorbani, and Sarah Gautier plink the tinkertoy out of every idiophone in sight, synchronizing percussive builds into strong fences. Like sunrise after Hank Jr.’s “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight,” the trio make minimalism inclusive to every scrape, bowing, and wordlessly vocalize from Heather Trost to Stine Janvin Motland.
      Sun., July 28, 7pm
    • Food

      Food Events

      Josephine House: Texas' Top Somms

      Like a summery taste of some of the highest-rated grapes this weekend? Join Master Sommeliers James Tidwell, Devon Broglie, and Craig Collins as they share their picks from the TEXSOM 2019 International Wine Awards in the midst of a light dinner served off this elegant venue's marble buffet.
      Sun., July 28, 6-9pm. $55.  
    • Music

      Martha Grenon "Shoot Like a Grrrl" opening reception w/ Lissa Hattersley's Trip Trio, Ed Vizard Trio

      Born in Flint, Mich., during the final year of World War II (“so I’m pre-boomer”), but raised in Detroit, Martha Grenon left to study design in New York at 18, and nearly a decade later docked on the isle of Corfu, where her son joined Greek history. After Nixon resigned the U.S. presidency, she moved to Austin in 1975, where her best girlfriends from high school lived. Design work with the Austin American-Statesman, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Breed & Co., and others followed.: “The first of my photos to run in the Chronicle was from Graceland in 1982,” she writes. “I was there with Margaret Moser and a couple members of the Joe Ely Band, which opened for Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis at the Memphis Cotton Fest. I had returned to photography, which I’d studied at Pratt Institute almost 10 years earlier, at that time because of the music.: “I would shoot at night, run home and develop film, make 5x7 prints of my favorite shots, and give them to the musicians.”: Grenon became photo editor at the Chronicle in 1985 and later art director, amassing one of the most important personal portfolios of local music history: Dangerous Toys, Roky Erickson, Daniel Johnston, Poison 13, Doug Sahm, True Believers, Townes Van Zandt, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Don Walser, Lucinda Williams, and on and on. Asked about the differences between male and female photographers, she proved typically candid, funny, educational:: “I think women have to try harder, and be stronger than men. But being sweet and smiling sometimes helps get you in where you need to go. My photo heroes are all women who have covered tough subjects: Lynsey Addario, Susan Meiselas, Diane Arbus.”
      Sun., July 28, 6pm  
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      Morning Movement

      Calling all QPOC community members – allgo invites you to reconnect with your body through movement, breathing exercises, sustained asanas, stretching, and reflecting. Yoga mats will be provided, but feel free to bring your own along with blankets, blocks, or whatever else you use in your practice.
      Sun., July 28, 10:30am-12:30pm  
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      Slip N Slide Kickball

      It's a party party party in honor of Miranda's dirty 30 and a great excuse to get wet with a whole lotta QTs. Potluck style, so BYORefreshments, and get ready to play ball!
      Sun., July 28, 5-8:30pm. Donations welcome.  
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