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  • Boomtown: A Musical Comedy

    A musical comedy about the most dangerous town in Texas, Boomtown follows the true story of promoter Ace Borger’s “overnight city” in the Texas panhandle. All shows feature a live band!
    Sept. 16-25, 8pm  
    Dougherty Arts Center
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    Community

    "Are You Coming Out?"

    allgo creates a virtual space where queer people of color communities can have a conservation about human connection after isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Sun., July 18, 2-3:30pm; Tue., July 20, 6-7:30pm. Free (registration required).  
    Online
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    Sports

    Austin Bold FC

    Vs. Real Monarchs SLC.
    Sun., July 18, 8pm  
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    Sports

    Axe-Throwing League Open House

    Urban Axes welcomes potential league participants for a free open house prior to league play starting Aug. 1.
    Sun., July 18 & 25, 6-8pm; Tue., July 27, 7-9pm. Free, but RSVP.  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Bring It On: The Musical

    After 15 months of mostly digital theatre, Summer Stock Austin combines high school and college students from the Austin area and all around the country to produce, live and in-person, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2002 musical.
    Through Aug. 1. Thu.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $15-45.  
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    Events

    City-Wide Vintage Sale

    Support small local businesses and shop for vintage clothing, antiques, collectibles, and more.
    Sat.-Sun., Aug. 14-15. $7; children under 12, free.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Donna Starnes at Cucina 35

    Behold the vibrant, popping colors of Donna Starnes' photographs and alcohol-and-ink paintings.
    Artist's reception: Sun., July 18, 3-5pm
    Cucina35, 1608 W. 35th
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    Events

    Eastside Pop Up Market

    The Eastside Pop Up will be taking over the CMW beer garden with some of your favorite artisans, makers, and vintage collectors this evening. Bonus: Love-A-Bull Inc. will be there, with a few Adopt-a-Bull doggos looking for their forever homes.
    Sun., July 18, 5-9pm. Free.  
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    Books

    Judy Chicago: The Flowering

    This one comes to you via Crowdcast, so get ready in advance for artist and activist Judy Chicago discussing her new autobiography, The Flowering, with Crazy Rich Asians' Kevin Kwan.
    Sun., July 18, 1pm. $44.95 (includes a copy of the new book).  
  • Arts

    Dance

    Metamorphosis Dance: Ballet Under the Stars

    For more than 25 years, Metamorphosis Dance has kicked off the summer at the Zilker Hillside Theater. This year, despite its many challenges, will be no different. Ballet Under the Stars: The Show Must Go On!, rehearsed and filmed in early June, is now available for viewing.
    Through July 23. Free.  
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    Paintings & Pints

    The Arc of the Capital Area presents their first in-person art show in over a year! Enjoy live music, tasty beers, and pizza, and place your bids at the art auction (bids can be made virtually as well). Proceeds go to the org's work empowering adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
    Sun., July 18, 4-7pm. GA, free; VIP, $50.  
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    Events

    Roky Erickson Tribute Album Signing

    May the Circle Remain Unbroken: A Tribute to Roky Erickson revisits the original LP with a dozen fresh additions to the musical honorarium of psychedelia’s co-inventor, who died locally on May 31, 2019.
    Sun., July 18, 4-6pm
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    Events

    SIMS Electric Art Party & Online Auction

    Over 30 local musicians have donated their art to the SIMS Foundation for an auction to raise funds to support mental health and substance use recovery services for the music industry. Start bidding online now, and join the wrap party to view and bid on the art, meet some of the artists, listen to music from Akina Adderley and Frederico7, and watch live painting by Gabriel Portillo. Treats include artisan popsicles from Odd Pop and drink specials from Deep Eddy Vodka, Lone Star, and Nine Banded Whiskey.
    Online auction open July 9-24; in-person event Sat., July 24, 4-7pm. Donations encouraged.  
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    Kids

    Summer Out Loud

    A challenge that encourages families to make time for summer fun with on-demand workouts, activities, and three free visits to the Y. Text SUMMER to 877/799-6220 to register, then pick up a passport filled with ideas and activities, or download it online and get started. Turn in the completed passport at the end to be eligible to win a membership or a family trip.
    Through Aug. 4. Free.  
    All Austin YMCA locations
  • Music

    Tortuga Shades, San Gabriel, Lady Chops & the Goddamn Jam

    Melodically thought out and purposefully hand-crafted, Tortuga Shades’ first album Revolving hits heights some don’t reach until around LP No. 3. The local quartet produces a seamlessly woven and relevant collection of indie pop/rock forged on the repeating guitar pattern similarly found in a Neon Trees creation. Remembering the trials and tribulations of quarantine, “Comes Around” hypnotizes listeners with a catchy tune and relatable lyrics. “It’s easier to sink back into what feels right/ Plenty of times I’ve been broken down,” Nadia Lopez sings followed by an epic guitar break from Gian Diliberto. The leading yet relaxing drum from Wylie Sanchez on “Year of the Dog” pitches bassist Casey Popp a home run for “BMS” (Black Messenger Sparrow) and finishes with another ripper from Diliberto.
    Sun., July 18, 6pm
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    3 Chord Rodeo

    Sun., July 18, 6pm
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    A Hard Day's Night (1964)

    Paramount Summer Classic Film Series
    Sun., July 18, 1pm  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    A Portrait of My Mother

    An artist remembers their mother, spinning a modern Mexican Cinderella tale as we follow the trials and tribulations of one woman's journey into motherhood – from her humble beginnings in the town of Laredo, Texas, to her journey to Chicago, and everything between. Written and performed by Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, directed by David R. Jarrott. Note: Now available for viewing on Vimeo.
    Through July 31. $5.  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    After Munich (2019)

    Austin Jewish Film Festival presents a doc about four women who were affected by the Munich massacre during the 1972 Olympics.
    Through July 31  
    Online: austinjff.org
  • Arts

    Theatre

    AISD Summer Theatre Series

    The Austin ISD Visual and Performing Arts Department presents the 2021 AISD Summer Theatre Series – and this year the district-wide program is live, in-person, and bigger than ever. Coming up: Mamma Mia (July 22-25).
    $10.
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Akirash Online

    Sure, Austin's Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya aka AKIRASH has an exhibition at the Carver Museum right now – and the place is closed, of course. But this Lagos-born artist also happens to have one of the most robust websites around, though you'll need a mighty big screen to get the best effect of his huge and colorful mixed-media creations and performance pieces.
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    Special Screenings

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  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Art 84: Cornelius Carter

    This is a virtual preview of "Work in Progress" by Austin's Cornelius Carter, a work that "captures the struggles and glory of the African-American experience along with the artist’s faith in the American dream of equality and opportunity for all."
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Art for the People Gallery: Thrive!

    Here's a showcase of work by more than 40 Austinites who’ve created art with an exuberance of color and energy over the past 15 pandemic months.
    Through Sept. 30
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    ArtUs Co. Gallery: Kent Burress

    Kent Burress uses oils to capture the big skies and broad vistas of Texas in a style that often pushes the boundaries between representational and abstract art.
    Closing reception: Sat, July 24, 5:30-6:30pm
    10000 Research #118
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    Events

    Austin Hounds Calendar Contest

    To help reach the fundraising goal of $10,000 for nonprofit Hound Rescue, Dog Days Photography is holding a calendar contest with a $10 entry fee and vote cost of $1 each. Thirteen lucky puppers will appear in the calendar, and each week will feature mini contests with winning dogs receiving prizes from sponsor businesses. Contest opens at 7am Mon., July 12; get more deets and enter online.
    July 12-Aug. 23. $10 donation.  
    Online
  • Community

    Kids

    Austin Humane Society's Summer Kids Series

    For a paw-some summer, register your li'l animal lover for AHS's virtual, hands-on educational sessions, including live shelter tours, dog walks, storytime with shelter pets, crafts, and dance sessions. It's all free, and supplies are provided via pickup or you can get a supply list online. Graduation is Aug. 6-7 and comes with a certificate and swag bag.
    June 1-Aug.7. Free.  
    Virtual
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    Arts & Culture

    B.I.G. DAMN Brunch

    Everything’s bigger at Highland’s drag show. Drink specials, plus burgers, to boot.
    Sun., July 18, 3pm. No cover.  
  • Arts

    Dance

    Ballet Austin: Classes Online

    While you're home, wherever you are across the world,: you can still take a dance, fitness, or Pilates class with Ballet Austin. Ballet, barre, contemporary dance, hip-hop, tap, cardio dance fitness, and Pilates out the wazoo, so to speak, because there are so many varieties to choose among, and all taught by professional instructors – and it's all available 24/7, just like the internets.
    $3-7 per class.  

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