Texas Performing Arts presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on its 2024 National Tour. The legendary dance company returns to Austin after more than a decade for two special and unique performances including new works and Ailey’s iconic ballet Revelations.
This monthly series, inaugurated in 2022 to benefit the Lilith Fund's abortion services in Texas, continues in the new year – with each month featuring a different guest chef. For this January night, chef Fiore Tedesco is cooking up a memorable dinner with Aaron & Stacy Franklin of Franklin BBQ.
You know this guy, of course. Neil “America’s Funnyman” Hamburger has worked every imaginable stage, from New York’s Madison Square Garden, to a show in pitch black darkness at the Edinburgh Fringe Fest.
While the trendier singers of 2000s emo were proudly exerting their right to whine, it’s the man who once dismissed his heart as “the ugliest organ” – Cursive vocalist Tim Kasher – who’s ultimately still around. Across jerky song structures and anxious, self-deprecating rants, the classic Cursive songs stretch Kasher’s words to the point of exhaustion, as though directed against the very anger that energizes their breakneck pace. Kasher’s solo work offers no similar escape, sitting with those sour feelings in somber singer/songwriter gloom. Ideal touring partner: folk punk misanthrope Sean Bonnette, bandleader for AJJ and Kasher’s peer in abrasive self-loathing.
Austin Jewish Film Festival presents a screening of a Spanish murder mystery that takes a detective to a group of Nazi elders, along with a prerecorded Q&A with the director. Can't make the screening? AJFF provides virtual access Jan. 9-16.
This exhibit showcases materials from the State Archives documenting the official work and daily business of the state’s chief executive spanning 100 years. Can't visit in person? It's available to explore online.
This macabre and sizzling subset of Cirque Italia presents a new show for mature audiences, an "innovative horror story featuring different shades of sexy and an incomparable storyline," a "unique creation of combined theatre, circus, and cabaret with a new European-style flare." Thrills! Chills! That show-stopping Wheel of Death! All under a ginormous black-and-white tent at Barton Creek Square.
Calling all mini Monets! Registration is now open for afterschool and weekend art classes with professional artist and educator Amanda Jones, teaching students ages 8-18. Professional illustrator Carly Dennis also offers a special weekly class for younger artists.
Travis County and the city of Austin are asking for the public’s help to review, verify, and improve the new National Broadband Map created by the Federal Communications Commission. Hop online, pop in your address, and make sure the info is correct to help make the most accurate map possible.
Rainforest Partnership has announced it is accepting submissions for its annual juried film competition, Films for the Forest, intended to "share the voices and stories of forests worldwide, highlighting their rich biodiversity and local communities, their immense beauty and importance to the entire planet, the threats they face, and the opportunities for renewal." Winners will be announced on Earth Day (April 22, 2023).
Regular deadline: Feb. 1; extended deadline: March 31