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Day Trips: Aurora, Texas
UFO incident leaves alien pilot dead and locals scratching their heads
"...has turned up after 118 years of searching by UFO investigators, but conspiracy theories abound...."

June 26, 2015 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Untapped Festival Austin Untaps Beer List
Check off your brewery bucket list in one convenient location
"...IPA Hop Odyssey, American IPA Harpoon Brewery, Boston, MA UFO White, witbier UFO Big Squeeze Shandy, fruit beer Harpoon..."

March 30, 2015 Food Post by Eric Puga

A technically exemplary but otherwise unremarkable piece of fisticuffs filmmaking.
"...flamethrower/candelabra or a rhinestone-encrusted Steinway that doubles as a UFO. Just sayin'.)..."

Jan. 20, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Eager 'Beaver'
SXSW Film announces six titles, including Mel Gibson's latest
"...the script) taking on a road trip through "America's UFO heartland."..."

Jan. 13, 2011 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

The Fourth Kind
This pseudo-mockumentary starring Milla Jovovich echoes both The Blair Witch Project and The X-Files.
"...then these are patently hokey times (kids trapped in UFO/weather balloons, anyone?) and The Fourth Kind succeeds by dint..."

Nov. 6, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Close Encounters of the Stephenville Kind
UFO watchers sighted in Stephenville.
"...Investigators from the Mutual UFO Network, known as MUFON, descended upon the sleepy farming..."

Jan. 25, 2008 News Post by Justin Ward

Eight Legged Freaks
Giant spiders invade a small town in this fun B-movie throwback.
"...rebellious teen, and Doug E. Doug is the town UFO crank, but almost all of the characters are slim..."

July 19, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Brain in a Box: The Science Fiction Collection (Rhino)
"...Show), Les Baxter ("Saturday Night on Saturn"), Parliament ("Unfunky UFO"), the theme from "Astro Boy," Ella Fitzgerald ("Two Little..."

Dec. 15, 2000 Music Review by Ken Lieck

The Rugrats Movie
The babies' first theatrical adventure is nonstop, but padded with lots of pop tunes.
"...misperceptions. On TV, an overstuffed garbage can becomes a UFO, but in the movie a snarling wolf is a..."

Nov. 27, 1998 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

The Eel
"...Imamura splashes an assortment of oddball characters, including Takuro's UFO-obsessed neighbor, a sport fisherman who knows even more about..."

Nov. 20, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Theatre Review: Bottle Alley Theatre Company’s Aurora
This alien exploration works as a play and an encapsulation of what makes Austin special
"...basic setup: Her maybe-mother told her stories of 1897’s UFO crash in Aurora, Texas, and connected that event to..."

May 17, 2024 Arts Feature by Cat McCarrey

Art Openings, Ballet, and Books in Our Recommended Arts Events
Find some arts this week
"...planet – with inspiration taken from the real 1897 UFO crash in Aurora, Texas. Grab your ticket to this..."

May 10, 2024 Arts Feature by James Scott

999 Eyes Freakshow & Surreal Sideshow Invites You to Step Inside an American Tradition
The beauty of the bizarre
" can behead your heroes, put them in a UFO, and make them better."..."

Oct. 20, 2023 Arts Feature by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Announces 2023 Jury and Audience Winners
Brazilian satirical thriller Property takes top award
"...Kapac and Andrija Mardešić for The Uncle Honorable Mention: UFO Sweden D: Victor Danell HORROR FEATURES..."

Sept. 26, 2023 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Gets Toxic With The Toxic Avenger
Fall of the House of Usher, The Creator added
"...UFO SWEDEN D: Victor Danell Sweden, 2022, North American Premiere,..."

Aug. 15, 2023 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Day Trips & Beyond: August Events Roundup
Finish up the summer with some adventure
"...UFO Conference and Festival Aug. 11-12, Edinburg,"

Aug. 2, 2023 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Asteroid City
Wes Anderson is at his most enigmatic in a UFO tale within a tale

June 23, 2023 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

deadmau5, Kaskade, and Chris Lake Announced to Play Seismic Dance Event 6.0
The Austin house and techno festival unveils its November lineup
" will make the Concourse Project feel like a UFO space club during this year’s Seismic Dance Event...."

June 15, 2023 Music Post by Adam Cherian

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
LookOUT Fest, Circle Jerks, Holy Fawn, Bernell Jones II, Tav Falco’s Panther Burns, and a Buddy Holly Birthday tribute
"...Center's dramatic exterior kind of looks like a descending UFO, appropriate for a convergence of eclectically experimental and tranquilly..."

Sept. 2, 2022 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

ATX TV Festival 2022: Baron and Toluca
First look at the UFO indie pilot from Roswell stars
"...on the faded end of celebrity from an X-Files-esque UFO show, while Fehr and Delfino are in real life..."

June 3, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Tim Kerr Sets His Own New Colors
Austin "Self-expressionist" paints visionary artists, photographs their environments, accompanies with old time music duo Up Around the Sun
"...and they did a pop-up art show at the UFO Lounge. Joe happened to be in the vicinity, and..."

Aug. 27, 2021 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Five Film Catches for aGLIFF Prism 34
Queer movies from around the world
"...against the backdrop of a small town obsessed with UFO sightings. (D: Nicol Ruiz, Chile, Southwest Premiere, 72 min.)..."

Aug. 27, 2021 Screens Feature by James Scott

Austin Music: What We're Listening to This Week
Buffalo Nichols, Stephanie Bergara, and the Hickoids soundtrack our week in local sound
"...nine-minute exploration of Krauty sci-fi fuzz, augmented with a UFO synth line and zero-gravity vocals. – Kevin CurtinMusic Is Dead..."

Aug. 13, 2021 Music Column by Doug Freeman

Blindspotting Premiering at ATX Television Festival
New Starz show joins Central Park, Mythic Quest, more
"...weird enough for you, catch a first screening of UFO, the new Showtime series produced by J.J. Abrams's Bad..."

May 20, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...won't try to convince you. Inspired by its own UFO encounters, "the least shoegaze band of all the shoegaze..."

March 5, 2021 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Be Filled With Dredd For Other Worlds
Judge Dredd retrospective plus new hits for SF fest
"...Premiere An astronomy field trip gets waylaid by a UFO crash and an adorable, injured alien. When the students..."

Nov. 11, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Spirit Adrift's Nathan Garrett Lands His Astral Metal Rocket in Bastrop
Ride into the light
"...pyramid. A metallic wake followed: Michael Schenker landing a UFO outside Empire Control Room, Ft. Worth synth-n-doom duo Pinkish..."

Oct. 16, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...with a theremin lead hovering over it like a UFO landing. "Stuck! These times are tough, losing my mind..."

Sept. 4, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Top 10 Festival Films of 2019 You Haven't Seen Yet
Alien invasions, comedy exorcists, and searing commentary
"...a conspiracy theory thriller at the height of the UFO craze (read our interview with director Andrew Patterson, "Gazing..."

Dec. 31, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

“Cowboys in Space” Exhibit Finds the Frontier in the Stars
Exploring the infinite plains at the Bullock Museum
"...planets. Then, in 1897, there was the first reported UFO sighting, when locals in the tiny town of Aurora,..."

Oct. 11, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

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