Downtown Austin's oldest indie coffee house also boasts two theatres, one upstairs, one downstairs, that play hosts to films, stand-up, performance art, and bands. With tasty treats and a great view of the Congress goings-on, this storefront gathering spot is a major find.
There's a stage upstairs, there's a stage downstairs, there's coffee all over the place and all sorts
of shows and classes here. This Thursday brings you a Threefer
and a Free Fringe
of improv and a preview of that Big Gay Musical
they've been fomenting. Friday's got the TEDucational improv of Speechless
, the all-star action of Big Bash
, and TheatreDome
all shiny and chrome. Then, on Saturday night, after Maestro RAW
, that Big Gay Musical returns to explode for a fabulous month's run on the upstairs stage
. And, oh, don't miss the competitive improv donnybrook of Maestro
! See website for more.
An all improvised musical that's like so gay, with inspiration from Alison Bechdel's Fun Home
and La Cage aux Folles
. Read on
for more about BGM
, and find more improv – queer and less queer – this summer with Unscripted
. July 14-Aug. 25, Saturdays, 8pm. $15.
“Slow down and stay awhile” is the motto of this upscale diner. While a split-level bakeshop and beer garden may seem an unlikely pairing, the interplay among handcrafted breads, house-cured meats, and a lovingly curated beer menu is surprisingly successful.
709 E. Sixth, 512/614-4972