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  • Arts

    Comedy

    Out of Bounds Comedy Festival

    Look, it's not all about the improv, OK? That is to say, yes, it's hella about improv, the whole looooong weekend is lousy with improv – with amazing troupes from all over the country attending and performing – but there's also a sweet array of sketch comedy and stand-up comedy and just the naturally occurring comedy that ensues as hundreds and hundreds of professionals and fans converge on the ATX for the seven days of this annual festival of staged shenanigans. Shows? Well, yes! But workshops and classes, too – and more afterparties than you can shake a shakable thing at. Ah, we've got more coverage for you right here, citizen, but right now check that website and reserve tickets while you can.
    Through Sept. 2  
    Various locations
  • Food

    Food Events

    Austin Restaurant Weeks: Final Weekend

    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 – oh, here comes the final weekend of an incredible two weeks’ worth of culinary goodness, with proceeds going 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
  • Music

    Drummer Babes showcase w/ Being Dead, Nevil, Fea, Hey Cowboy, the Boleys

    Female, femme, and queer-identifying drummers unite! Toting turbulent punk percussion from Phanie Diaz on a Joan Jett-endorsed LP, Girl in a Coma spinoff Fea trek up from San Antonio. Local drummer babes include Juli Keller powering crazy rockers Being Dead, Tessa Mayne cuing a grungy mood with Nevil, Gaby Rodriguez plugging in the synth-pop Hey Cowboy, and Emma Boley keeping her psychedelic siblings in line as the Boleys.
    Thu., Aug. 29, 9pm  
  • Music

  • Music

    Krum Bums, Gen Why, Band of Bastards, One Shot Down, Disowned

    ATX punk peak reboots for one night only!
    Thu., Aug. 29, 9pm  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Robert Mueller's Greatest Hits

    Robert Mueller (as played by Hyde Park Theatre's own Ken Webster), with help from a rotation of local all-star actors, presents highlights of the special counsel’s two-volume, 400-plus page report in this staged reading – including, of course, the Mueller team's assessment of Russian interference and the president’s efforts to obstruct the investigation into his campaign. Conceived and directed by Mark Pickell for Capital T Theatre. (Also, we feel compelled to add, in the interests of full disclosure: FUCK TRUMP.)
    Through Aug. 31. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. Pay what you can, impeach if possible.
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Susanna Dickinson Museum: Notes from the Border

    The photographer Ilana Panich-Linsman gives us a small glimpse into the lives of those detained and displaced, via images captured on the U.S.-Mexican Border.
    Through Sept. 22
    411 E. Fifth
  • Arts

    Books

    Testify: Classified

    Hear true stories of the categorized, the covert, and the classroom with this month's show, your storytellers featuring tales of personal omissions, teaching in isolation, the ultimate ad, classifying people, and outsmarting the NSA.
    Thu., Aug. 29, 7:30pm. $5-6.  
  • 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.
    Through Sept. 7. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $15-35.  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    The More the Merrier (1943)

    Half Angel: The Essential Cinema of Jean Arthur: It's quintessential Arthur in this sparkling comedy that begins with a housing shortage in Washington, D.C.
    Thu., Aug. 29, 7pm  
  • Qmmunity

    Arts & Culture

    This Is Not a Cult

    An aquatic spectacular of self-help goodness from the minds and hearts of Erica Nix and her co-writers Sawyer Stolz and Mouthfeel, plus additional performances by Chola Magnolia, Kitty Von Quim, Adrienne Anemone, The Mimis, Jessica Gardner, and Lindsey Peavler. 18 and up to play.
    Wed.-Fri., Aug. 28-30, 8pm. $20+.  
  • 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.  
  • Food

    Food Events

    Twin Liquors: Dollar Sale Weekend

    Yeah, no, this is totally a thing. The annual three-day sales spectacular features incredible savings on wine and spirits 750 ml and larger: Prices drop to the absolute lowest plus a dollar. And that includes collectible wines, rare whiskies, and other popular tipples. And the Twin Liquor Marketplace locations will be offering free breakfast tacos – thanks, Deep Eddy Vodka – but, no matter which store you go to, make sure you get there early, because, tell you what, every boozehound in town will be swarming, y'know what we mean? See website for details.
    Thu.-Sat., Aug. 29-31, 10am-9pm  
    All Twin Liquors locations
  • Music

    Unplugged at the Grove w/ Tomar & the FCs

    Can’t unplug the fonk.
    Thu., Aug. 29, 8pm  
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