Join KUT, KUTX & the Downtown Austin Alliance for their 29th Annual Tree Lighting, Sing-Along and Stroll. Let’s ring in the holidays together. This free family-friendly event is on Congress Avenue between 9th and 11th streets and features artisan vendors, food trucks, photos with Santa and more. The Holiday Stroll is the perfect way to kick of your holiday season!
In 1963, the same year news of Beatlemania and JFK’s assassination would sweep the nation, Cecil and Myrtle Meier opened Carousel Lounge in hopes of bringing a New Orleans-style dance hall to Austin. On Friday, the circus-inspired watering hole celebrates its diamond jubilee with performances by folksy eightpiece Middle Sattre, acoustic songwriter Juliet Goldstein, and resident rockabilly group the Mad Cowboys. The longstanding Windsor Park venue caters to a faithful crew of regulars and remains a friendly jumping-off place for newly formed local bands to sharpen their sound. In a town where most venues struggle to reach 5 years of age, the Lounge’s 60th birthday gives music lovers across Austin a good reason to raise their glass. – Genevieve Wood
Drone music can fascinatingly fuck with your perception of time, loudness, and structure. As such, the hypnotizing effects of repetition can result in the same arrangement sounding different after five minutes. Austin ensemble Water Damage – with their face-to-face double drum kits, two basses, and assortment of buzzing strings and electronics – expertly unravels such revelations on the torrential side A of recent sophomore album 2 Songs (though they actually call their songs “reels” due to their marathonic length). The trebly, classical-bells-spiked flip “Fuck That: Reel 13,” meanwhile, emphasizes the group’s collective rhythmic ingenuity. Show takes place inside a campus-area convenience store with Body Tape and Emotional Maturity
Penfold Theatre reveals the harrowing story of Henry Box Brown, the abolitionist lecturer and early magician who escaped slavery by mailing himself to freedom. Using actual stage magic, this world premiere from playwright Jarrett King imagines an unwritten chapter in the story of one of history’s most overlooked folk heroes.
Through July 8. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 5pm. $21.
The world's greatest internet, animation, comedy, gaming, and podcasting convention returns with three action-packed days of panels, live gaming experiences, meet & greets with special guests, parties, and lots more.
Salt & Time's chef Ben Runkle has prepared a five-course feast featuring Wagyu beef from Peeler Farms, to be paired with La Cruz de Comal wines – as selected and presented by winemaker Lewis Dickson. From the amuse bouche to the dessert (ricotta-stuffed dates with honey and pistachio) and the savory brilliance between, this curated journey will guide you through a delicious realm.
A celebration of rage hosted by the Trans Era and Jasmania, saluting the fight for body autonomy over time. Featuring drag performances from Gothess Jasmine, Jenna Talia, and the Great Flying Cerviz; and music by Mujeres Podridas and The Get Lows.
This large installation from acclaimed artist Darcie Book is an immersive experience, incorporating unexpected materials and offering opportunities for discovery at every turn. The multipartite show functions as a single artwork, an abstract narrative that unfolds as the viewer-participant moves through the vividly engaging space. Pro tip: Bring your flashlight!