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Nearly 50 Food, Music, & Arts Festivals to Keep You Busy This Spring
From barbecue to burlesque, something for every Austinite this season
"...Spring is a glorious time in Austin, a three-month stretch of perfect weather and every weekend..."

April 3, 2019 Chron Events Post by Alyssa Hiarker

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up: Annual Events
Festivals aren't just for music and film
"...Funniest Person in Austin Contest..."

March 31, 2017 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival
In Austin's newest festival, stand-up finally gets top billing
"...It isn't that stand-up gets no love from Austin's festival scene. Comedy and the jokers who make it..."

Feb. 3, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest: Local Stars on the Rise
Because nobody knows funny like ATX
"...In the four years since its inception, Moontower Comedy Festival has become a staple in the comedic community...."

April 11, 2016 Chron Events Post by Samantha Johnson

All Over Creation: A Brief History of Laugh Riots in Austin
As April overflows with comedy festivals, an overview of Austin's celebrations of funny
"...funniest. In addition to all the ongoing hilarity in Austin's large and varied comedy scene – Esther's Follies, Master..."

April 13, 2012 Arts Column by Robert Faires

SXSW Comedy: Completely Official Showcase of Comedy
Even in a lineup of stars, Austin’s Lashonda Lester is the one to watch
"...last May when she was crowned Funniest Person in Austin, the first African-American to win the contest and first..."

March 12, 2017 Arts Post by Carina Magyar

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up: Comics
The stand-up people behind the city's comedy scene
"...The original Funniest Person in Austin (as in the contest's first winner in 1986), this..."

March 31, 2017 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up
Who makes the jokes, where you can see them, and who keeps the scene running in a city where laughing matters
"...joke here. It's literally what happens at Cap City Comedy Club every May when the Funniest Person in Austin..."

March 31, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Guide to Austin Improv
The venues, events, troupes, and individuals who have transformed Austin into a "Yes, and" boomtown
"...spontaneity, practitioners of the unpredictable. They are improvisers, and Austin is overrun with them...."

Aug. 26, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin’s Fallout Theater Phoenixes up from The New Movement Ashes
New bosses, different from the old bosses, herald a fresh start
"...of what used to be called The New Movement comedy school and theatre.”..."

May 8, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Moontower Comedy Fest: Comics to Watch
Because we know funny
"...takeover 11 venues around the city for the Moontower Comedy Festival. In only three years, the festival has featured..."

April 16, 2015 Chron Events Post by Tamar Price

April in Austin (Part 2)
Austin is still buzzing with events for this Spring.
"...Allow us to suggest 6 fantastic festivals filled with food, artistic aptitude, sound sensation, and some..."

April 10, 2013 Chron Events Post by Alayna Alvarez

Your Queer Guide to Austin
A crash course on the city's LGBTQ parties, prides, and resources
"...Austin is a city known for many things: bats, music,..."

Sept. 5, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Austin’s Funniest People Recap 2017
The Year In Review, just as it says on the tin. You know, the tin.
"...And, since this is Austin, Texas … and this Spider House gig is hosted..."

Dec. 26, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Chris Morris Talks Terrorist Comedy
UK hit Four Lions touches down in Austin
"...to to initiate another popular strategy altogether. To wit, comedy...."

Nov. 4, 2010 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Austin Improv Celebrates the Day of the Dead With La Vida de los Muertos
Hideout Theatre breathes life into una vida improvisada
"...involved seeing how [sugar-skull] makeup was employed in traditional festivals," says La Vida makeup designer Alonso Salas. "We didn't..."

Oct. 12, 2018 Arts Feature by Trey Gutierrez

Austin Film Society Announces 2018 Grant Winners
Recipients show strength and diversity of Texas filmmakers
"...to fostering diversity in the moviemaking community. Now the Austin Film Society is knocking some of those barriers down..."

Sept. 5, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Film Society Announces 2016 Grants
Program gives much-needed funds to Texas filmmakers
"...to the flames of Texas filmmakers' passions, today the Austin Film Society released the projects they are funding this..."

Aug. 29, 2016 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

The Austin Arts Hall of Fame Class of 2016
These inductees – Ballet Austin's Cookie Ruiz and Stephen Mills, and the Austin Symphony Orchestra's Peter Bay – are cultural heroes who lead by example
"...That the vitality of Austin's cultural scene is owed to its leaders – those..."

May 6, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Film Society Wants to Give You Money
Not an April fool: AFS Grants now up for grabs
"...for an independent filmmaker. That's why, every year, the Austin Film Society gives out the Austin Film Society Grants...."

April 1, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

2010 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
OOB dishes up a feast of funny after a summer starved for laughs
"...relentlessly downbeat. Which makes what is already one of Austin's best harbingers of autumn, the Out of Bounds Comedy..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Festivals Are Coming! The Festivals Are Coming!
aGLIFF and Fantastic Fest kick into high gear
"...four fests set up shop in town. The long-running Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival kicks off first..."

Aug. 14, 2009 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Sundance, Slamdance, SXSW, and More Austin Film News
"...Headed to Utah? Look out for some Austin filmmakers and ATX-linked films at Sundance and Slamdance, the..."

Jan. 18, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Past, Present, and FuturX of Latinx Performance in Austin
The current surge of Latinx theatre and dance in Austin speaks to both tradition and pioneering new directions
"...Ground Floor Theatre's premiere of There and Back by Austin playwright Raul Garza; (Un)Documents, a new work by local..."

Aug. 24, 2018 Arts Feature by Roxanne Schroeder-Arce

Austin Spotlight Film Festival Shines on Locals
Monthly fest for underdogs and up-and-comers
"...cast? What did you shoot on? At the monthly Austin Spotlight Film Festival, the questions are more practical, like..."

Feb. 2, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Austin Film Society Unveils Its New Home for Cinema
Two-screen theatre will showcase the best of new and classic arthouse cinema
"...It's final touches time at the new Austin Film Society Cinema: fine-tuning the projectors, training staff on..."

May 26, 2017 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Playback: The State of the State of the 2012 Austin Music Scene
A look back at 2012
"...Horse. The Eastside honky-tonk resonated loudly with its uniquely Austin vibe and the high quality selection of country-spiked music...."

Dec. 28, 2012 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Austin Filmmakers’ Waking Nightmares
They're just making a movie. What could possibly go wrong?
"...sharing, in other words. Which is why we've got Austin-based filmmakers Macon Blair, Karen Skloss, Owen Egerton, and Emma..."

Oct. 5, 2018 Screens Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Austin Improv
Three of Austin's top improv troupes get to play away this summer
"...Improv troupes are so numerous in Austin nowadays that you likely wouldn't notice if one or..."

July 2, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Hell Yes Fest
Austin's newest comedy festival wants to get it 100% correct
"..."I've been to comedy festivals big and small all over the country as..."

April 8, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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