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  • Laundry & Bourbon with Lonestar

    Laundry and Bourbon with Lonestar, two companion one act plays set in backyards of a small Texas town. Three ladies come together to talk about their life's ups and downs. Lonestar follows the life of three small town boys and the events that have shaped them. Both shows give us highs & lows with humor spread around, for good measure.
    Apr. 19-May 5  
    Navasota Theatre Alliance
  • Affordable Art Fair Austin

    Affordable Art Fair Austin will launch in May 2024, showcasing original contemporary artworks ranging between $100 to $10,000. Welcoming a whole host of local, national and international exhibitors, their spectacular first edition is set to be unmissable!
    May 16-19  
    Palmer Events Center
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  • Music

    Free Week w/ El Tule, the Tiarras, Los Kurados

    Grupo Fantasma gets the press, but fellow travelers El Tule casts as wide a net in the ATX. Cumbia, merengue, Afro-Latin, reggae, psychedelia forge the octet’s own distinctively groovy Latin sound. The band hasn’t made a full-length album since 2015’s Cuatro, but keeps the flame burning with steady gigging and a run of digital singles and EPs. El Tule never fails to light up a stage, so this is a good time to make your (re)acquaintance. Having dropped “girls” from their name, the Tiarras – aka the three Baltierra sisters – open with their own spin on Latin pop/rock like latest “Cumbia en el Cielo.”
    Sat., Jan. 7, 9pm
    • Arts

      Dance

      Blue Lapis Light: Life & Breath

      See what stunning kinetics the current roster of Blue Lapis Light students have created with silks and harness work, in this aerial dance show with live music.
      Jan. 6-7. Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm. $25.  
    • Community

      Events

      Central Texas Food Bank Donation Drop-Off

      Before you stop in for a tasty brew or some free live music this week, check your pantry or swing by the grocery to collect a donation to add to Meanwhile's food drive. Peruse the list for acceptable donations.
      Through Jan. 8  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Coral Chorale: The Wild, Wild Wet

      The Vortex presents this live-music karaoke costume party hosted by Rudy Ramirez and Jennifer Jennings, with Tyler Mabry on piano. Costumes encouraged: Cowgirl Mermaids rule. Bonus: Noms for all.
      Sat., Jan. 7, 8pm-12mid. Donations accepted.
    • Community

      Events

      Dog Wellness Fair

      Mindful Training, AcuDog HerbalCat, Austin Doga, and the Conscious Pet present a day for the doggos with trainers, demos, a holistic veterinarian, acupressure, a psychotherapist, yoga experience, and human-grade dog food.
      Sat., Jan. 7, noon-4pm  
    • Music

      Free Week w/ Angel White, Chucky BLK, Uncommon People

      For those looking for some hip-hop during this year’s Free Week, Chucky Blk will perform before Dallas native Angel White headlines with twangy Western pop.
      Sat., Jan. 7, 9pm
    • Music

      Free Week w/ Annabelle Chairlegs, Queen Serene, Heavy Meddo, Chuck

      Annabelle Chairlegs’ heavy blend of blues- and psychedelia-tinged rock erupts like a match strike. November single “Tolls (To See Me)” follows suit: all hazy vocal reverb and glockenspiel twinkles, before the track blazes into a sprawling, shrieking guitarscape, zipping quiet-loud-quiet as singer Lindsey Mackin beckons whimsically. Emerging bedroom rockers Queen Serene wield slinky hooks and guitar fuzz melodrama across twofer “Better Things / Waiting Room,” while Heavy Meddo bears Great News and mosaic noise rock, starting with the sonorous “Tepid Ted.” Dream pop multi-instrumentalist Chuck (Emily Ng of Nevil) opens.
      Sat., Jan. 7, 9:30pm
    • Music

      Gary Lindsey & the Pleasure Tide

      Gary Lindsey’s not a man you’d expect to be leading a gospel service, but then, his isn’t a typical gospel. For the past eight years, Lindsey unleashed his Pleasure Tide monthly at the Lost Well, transforming the Webberville Road dive bar into a raucous and righteous communion of rhythm.: “At first it was just wanting to have fun with friends, singing about drinking,” offers Lindsey of the residency, which ends this Saturday. “But as time went by, it literally helped me to recognize the connection I have with the entire universe right now. I know that sounds melodramatic, but it’s absolutely true. What was at first just something to get together and celebrate, came to mean a celebration between spirits and between souls.”: Behind Lindsey’s dieseled growl, the octet (which features Lindsey’s fellow Chronicle contributor Kevin Curtin) preaches a folk-punk sermon of hard times, hard liquor, and hard fast community, united by a string theory of universal harmonics. Especially following the pandemic, the Pleasure Tide shows spewed with a joyous evangelizing of interconnection.: “We are all a living song,” Lindsey declares. “And when everyone comes out and we toast and we have that togetherness for that one moment, they’re doing it for that message.”
      Sat., Jan. 7, 5pm
    • Community

      Civic Events

      Holiday Tree Recycling

      For city of Austin curbside customers, recycling a holiday tree is as easy as setting it at the curb by 5:30am on the regularly scheduled compost collection day. Trees that are 6 feet or taller must be cut in half. Everyone is welcome to drop off their trees at Zilker on one of three collection days: Sat., Dec. 31; Sat., Jan. 7; or Sun., Jan. 8, 10am-2pm. Volunteers are also needed for those days, if you're still in the giving spirit! Trees collected at Zilker will be turned into mulch and available for free on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Jan. 12, 9am. Get more deets online.
      Dec. 26-Jan. 8
      Curbside or at Zilker Park Polo Fields, 2225 Andrew Zilker Rd.
    • Music

      Jackie Venson, Kydd Jones

      A couple days before Christmas, Jackie Venson’s TikTok posted a clip of the singer/guitarist in a moment of tranquility onstage, soloing and vocalizing in the outro of 2020 single “Make Me Feel.” Ten days later, that video had been viewed nearly 1.5 million times – ushering a wave of celebrity endorsements.: “The future is bright,” fellow Texan Erykah Badu Tweeted. Vernon Reid, guitarist and visionary behind Living Colour, admitted he was “somewhat aghast at my own appalling geetar nerdness” as he gushed: “Badass! [Love] the Taste. Tone. Feel!” adding that her playing “leaves that addictive bugaboo ‘speed’ off the table upfront, without dismissing it a priori.” Michael McKean, of Spinal Tap and Best in Show fame, also lauded Jackie, revealing he was turned on to her music by his Better Call Saul co-actor Bob Odenkirk.: Austinites, of course, are already well aware of Venson’s spectacular musical communication, most recently documented on Love Transcends Live. Her fifth live release – braced by the primo pocket of drummer Rodney Hyder and bassist Marcus Clark – includes an absolutely possessed version of “Always Free” that singes the speakers. Venson kicks off a month of Saturdays at Austin’s Home of the Blues with local gold-standard lyricist/producer Kydd Jones opening.
      Sat., Jan. 7, 8pm  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      North by Northwest (1959)

      Big Screen Classics: The master's classic espionage caper laid the groundwork for the modern blockbuster.
      Sat., Jan. 7, 4pm  
    • Arts

      Dance

      Shen Yun

      This is a spectacular and kinetic journey through China’s five millennia of culture, highlighting ancient legends of dynasties past and inspirational stories of the modern day, all performed by the world’s finest Chinese dancers against dazzling animated backdrops that converge for maximum visual effect – with full orchestral accompaniment.
      Jan. 6-8. Fri., 7:309pm; Sat., 2 & 7pm; Sun., 1pm. $80-180.  
    • Food

      Food Events

      Supper Friends: Celebration Dinner

      It's about time to begin the Mardi Gras season, and those culinary wizards of 2 Dine 4 are heralding the goodness at the very start of the year. How about some deviled eggs with pickled shrimp, char-grilled oysters, lump crab cake with mixed greens, duck-and-sausage gumbo, herb-roasted pork tenderloin, potatoes au gratin, and more – with a praline King Cake from Sawyer & Co. for dessert? The best answer is to join a communal table and make new friends or bring your own intimate circle to celebrate together.
      Sat., Jan. 7, 7pm. $75.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      The Double Life of Veronique (1991)

      Newly Restored: Jacob is stunning in a dual role of a Polish singer and her doppelganger, a French music teacher.
      Sat., Jan. 7, 7pm  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      The Man Who Sleeps (1974)

      Lates: This French drama was adapted from Perec's novel A Man Asleep, and centers on a depressed college student who withdraws into paranoia. A rare English-language presentation with voiceover by Shelley Duvall.
      Sat., Jan. 7, 9:30pm  
    • Music

      Twice as Good Fest w/ Floats, Dewey Ivy, KindKeith, Queen Serene, Rococo Disco, Sad Cell

      The printing shop continues its impressive expansion with yet another mini-festival. Pop punkers Sad Cell open.
      Sat., Jan. 7, 2pm
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