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for Fri., June 17
  • Dripping Springs Fair and Rodeo

    Come join everyone at Dripping Springs Fair and Rodeo over Memorial Day Weekend! Joining in for the fun is special musical guests Jake Hooker and the Outsiders. It will be an exciting show with fun shopping and delicious food. Complete details and tickets sales are available online.
    May 28-29  
    Dripping Springs Ranch Park Event Center
  • Carnival Music Auditions

    Carnival is looking for talented musicians to join their music team. Looking to help bring the fun to the team? Register to audition using the button below!
    Fri. May 27, 10am  
    Austin, Texas
  • Arts


    A War of the Worlds

    In Jarret King's comic and thrilling reimagining of a multimedia classic, Orson Welles and his radio troupe, the Mercury Theatre, are a group of Black artists fighting to hold their place at the CBS radio studio. "In the hope of securing a critical corporate sponsorship, Welles orchestrates a last-ditch ratings stunt that causes national panic and secures their undeniable – if infamous – place in media history." Damn, acclaimed playwright, just how many genres and tropes are you disrupting simultaneously with this ambitious project? Penfold Theatre's world premiere production – directed by Marcus McQuirter and featuring actors Marc Pouhé, John R. Christopher, Kenah Benefield, Yunina Barbour Payne, Dane Parker, Judd Farris, Zac Carr, and Sarah Byington – will answer that question as sensationally as possible.
    June 2-18. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 5pm. $16 and up.  
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    Visual Arts

    Ao5 Gallery: Steven Lavaggi

    The acclaimed artist showcases his otherworldly landscapes – where serenity meets surrealism – exclusively at this longtime gallery that's been newly transplanted to the Arboretum.
    Opening reception: Sat., May 28, 7-9pm
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    Visual Arts

    Camiba Gallery: Auspicious Premonition

    The maestro of labor-intensive, screen-printed, hand-braided, multilayered graphic brilliance – yes, we're talking about that Adreon Henry – returns to the Camiba gallery with a new show.
    Opening reception: Thu., May 26, 6-8:30pm
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    Visual Arts

    Cloud Tree Gallery: A Postcard from Austin, Texas

    This here's a retrospective of paintings by that locally legendary multimedia artist Ethan Azarian (of Orange Mothers fame and more), revealing a wondrously odd world of cows, shoes, ladder-back chairs, and cityscapes in one polychrome display of relentless creative industry.
    Opening reception: Sat., June 4, 6-10pm
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    Heartbreak House

    Different Stages returns to live performances with this George Bernard Shaw classic, in which a woman joins a house party at the home of the eccentric Captain Shotover and causes a stir with her decision to marry for money rather than love. Much contentious ado about money and morality and idealism and realism ensues. Directed by Will Douglas.
    June 17-July 2. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 6pm. $15-35.  
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    Visual Arts

    ICOSA: I Believe In Things I Cannot See

    An exhibition that features collaborative work from Tammie Rubin and Darcie Book? The answer is yes, and our recommendation is high for this show in which the artists investigate how to turn their collective space into an object – where awareness of body and movement become essential – with large, sculptural forms of paper creating a spatial dichotomy, providing the opportunity to travel between two distinct realms.
    Opening reception: Fri., May 27, 7-10pm
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    Visual Arts

    Ivester Contemporary: Full Bleed

    This is a solo exhibition of works on paper by Austin-based artist Brian Daly, featuring carefully measured angles, arcs, and linework filled with seamless gradients of color that cascade down the page, accompanied by neatly scattered marginalia about "his craft, his color choices, and intimate details of his personal life." Bonus: The gallery's project space reveal's the new Ipinya installation by Akirash.
    Opening reception: Sat., June 4, 7-9pm
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    Visual Arts

    Sage Studio: Supergroup

    SAGE Studio presents a music-themed exhibition featuring the work of Rick Fleming, Jackson Sutton, and Jennifer Williams. Bonus: The opening reception's got beverages from Ranch Rider Spirits and an all-vinyl soundtrack provided by DJ GrossY'all.
    Opening reception: Fri., May 27, 6-9pm
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Showgirls (1995)

    Paramount Summer Classic Film Series: This should be fun! See Jessie Spano in a bonkers tale of a small-town dancer brought into the dog-eat-dog world of Vegas showgirls. Screening as part of Paramount's collaboration with Hyperreal Film Club, spotlighting cult classics and underseen cinema, all paired with local short films.
    Fri., June 17, 9pm  
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    Visual Arts

    Wally Workman Gallery: Jen Garrido

    The power of color is Jen Garrido’s central focus for this new body of work, her shapes forming emotive vessels of pigment that communicate an ever-changing internal and external growth.
    June 4-July 3
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