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Essential History Museums and Cultural Spaces
Fun for everyone from history buffs to kids who like hands-on science
"...Ever wondered where the “Come and Take It” meme first started? Want to dive into..."

March 3, 2017 Chronolog Post

Austin African American Book Festival Comes to Carver Museum
Authors and activists address the state of Black culture
"...Austin African American Book Festival celebrates its 11th year and, like years past, addresses the current state of Black..."

June 21, 2017 Arts Post by Jennifer MacKenzie Murphy

"Dawn Okoro: Punk Noir" at the Carver Museum
The artist provides a corrective to preconceived notions of punk, exploring the ethos through black personal style
"...Dawn Okoro's subjects all strike a commanding pose, but the strength of their style, and hers,..."

May 11, 2018 Arts Review by Melany Jean

Carver Museum Hosts Austin African American Book Fest
Annual event is free and open to the public
"...adapted to film: How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting to Exhale starred the likes of Whoopi Goldberg..."

June 21, 2013 Books Post by Monica Riese

Austin's Cultural Makeover: The Next Stage
How much closer we are to getting the cultural wonderland we imagined 10 years ago
"...In the Nineties, Austin's cultural scene could afford to dream big. The city was..."

Sept. 7, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Keep Calm and Party On
Everything you need to know to navigate SXSW Film
"...Unsure about when your boots are made for walking, and when it's time to hail a cab? You've got..."

March 4, 2013 Screens Post

Free Community Children's Picnic and Real Food Fair
Celebrate picnic weather, children's heath, & real food this Sunday
"...These rejuvenating rain showers will be replaced with sunshine and warm afternoons by this weekend - perfect picnic weather...."

April 3, 2013 Food Post by Jessi Cape

Council: Google Fiber, Music, Monuments, and More
CMs take on high speed Internet, but don't expect a quick meeting
"...The super-speedy fiber network is due to be up and running here by mid-2014, with City Hall and the..."

Aug. 23, 2013 News Feature by Amy Smith

FotoATX: Pics and the City
This new arts festival celebrates Austin as seen through the lenses of local photographers
"...Click! The Houston and Texas Central Railroad depot, bringing the Iron Horse to..."

Jan. 19, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Page Two: And So It Begins
International spectacles of darkness and light
"...there's an exciting range of events that are free and open to the public...."

March 12, 2010 Column by Louis Black

"Juntos/Together" Ties Austin's Activist Past and Present
Shedding light on action & initiatives by local minority communities
"...rights, incidents of police brutality against minority community members, and a changing Austin landscape in response to gentrification are..."

March 28, 2018 Arts Post by Acacia Coronado

Austin's Cultural Makeover
Which arts facilities from the boom years were built, which weren't built, and why
"...to be a lot of love in the room. And there was in the Nineties. Arts groups all over..."

Feb. 20, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

"Tia J. Boyd: Future Inhabitants" at the Carver
Tia J. Boyd's photographic portraits of warrior women reveal the subjects' power and beauty in a post-postapocalyptic world
"...Most people these days hear "future" and reflexively picture totalitarian dystopias or postapocalyptic hellscapes, the futures..."

Dec. 27, 2019 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Cultural Cancellations and Postponements: The Big List
What's not happening around Austin, arts-wise
"...art online, making sure you have performances to watch and exhibits to view while you wait out the period..."

March 24, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

What's Austin's Creative Capacity?
Final results of city's survey of creatives to be reported on
"...in our town these days? The city of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division hears you – or has heard you...."

Nov. 4, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Local Exhibitions Point to Ways People of Color Were Freed but Still Aren't Free
The Carver Museum asks: Freedom when?
"...words greet visitors just inside the entrance to the Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogical Center Gallery. Part of the..."

June 14, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Keeping Pace, Culturally
Proposition 4 calls for an investment in cultural facilities for the city, and, Austin, it's time
"...package, exactly halfway between the bids for transportation projects and upgrades in public safety and health facilities, its $31.5..."

Nov. 3, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Eastside Vibes: Come Experience the Culture
Celebrations, food joints, & moves to make on the Eastside this summer
"...Despite gentrification, Austin’s rich cultural history still exists east of Highway 35 – a..."

May 24, 2017 Chronolog Post by Montinique Monroe

Melany Jean’s Top 10 Fine Art Moments of 2018
Unforgettably textured sculptures, unsettling exhibitions, and unusual spaces made for a memorable year in art
"..."ELIZABETH CHILES: WEAVE" (grayDUCK Gallery) Chiles uses light, color, and pattern to captivating effect, and her show at grayDUCK..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Arts Feature by Melany Jean

Seen / Soon: Jan. 5
Austin gets to see how Buddhist high holy days are celebrated in Tibet and Qinghai, and how African-Americans and Latinos once stood together in an era of social change
"...Buddhist High Holy Days in Tibet and Qinghai come to Austin in vibrant colors, ornate designs,..."

Jan. 5, 2018 Arts Column

Gay Place
The lowdown on LGBTQxyz free and unofficial SXSW events
"...SXSW: It's here, and dammit, it's queer. Below, you'll find a smattering of..."

March 10, 2017 Column by Sarah Marloff

Austin Rethinks Transgender Day of Remembrance
Remembering those we've lost and celebrating the community
"...23 trans Americans have been murdered including two Texans: Brandi Seals of Houston and Carla Patricia Flores-Pavon of Dallas...."

Nov. 19, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Ray Emerson

African American Book Festival
Ninth edition of the Austin fest insists "Black Lives Matter"
"...be a multigenerational event that “will explore love, perseverance, and intellectual growth under the heading ‘Black Lives Matter.’”..."

June 26, 2015 Arts Post by Alexa Harrington

“Beth Consetta Rubel: Higher Learning: Educational Toys”
Rubel’s solo show is cutting when it comes to Bill Cosby and Rachel Dolezal, but it also explores the complexities of race
"...Race in America is both hard and soft. Sometimes we want it diluted to nonexistence. Other..."

June 9, 2017 Arts Review by Sam Anderson-Ramos

City Hall Hustle: Home Away From Home
Council decamps to the Carver and considers housing the homeless
"...thinking was that City Council's off-site meeting at the Carver Museum and Cultural Center, by leaving City Hall, would..."

Oct. 8, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Council: The Race Is On
Previewing November’s elections for Districts 1, 3, 8, and 9
"...fourth year, meaning it's graduated from the toddler stage and into early childhood. Already we're seeing some telltale signs..."

June 22, 2018 News Feature by the News Staff

All About Juneteenth
Festivities kick off this weekend
"...advance of Tuesday, which is filled with festivities – and street closures...."

June 15, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Getting to Know You
East Austin Stories celebrates three years of documenting Eastside lives with a free night of movies and music
"...East Austin Stories video project makes prying its modus operandi. On June 25, the organization will celebrate three years..."

June 25, 2004 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Gay Place
Lumberjacks, queens, and Mom Jeans: Keep those receipts, kids
"...The holidays bring out the queens – local and nationally touring – in all genders, in all of..."

Dec. 12, 2014 Column by Kate X Messer

Gay Place
Louisa Spaventa's Night of Queer Performance fosters education, support, and celebration for the queer community
"...Manhattan where our history is ingrained in the walls and sidewalk and bar stools. We share coming-out reading lists..."

April 28, 2017 Column by Sarah Marloff

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