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    Violet Crown Festival

    Presented by Violet Crown Community Works

    May 7, 2016

    Art, Music and More on Tap at Violet Crown Spring Festival!

    Art, music, food and lots of free kids’ activities? Violet Crown Spring Festival has it all! Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 7th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This fun festival will be in the west-side parking lot of Brentwood Elementary School (6700 Arroyo Seco, access from Yates). Admission is free.

    The festival – staged by Violet ...more


    2016 Design MFA Thesis Exhibition Colloquium

    Presented by UT Visual Arts Center at UT Visual Arts Center, Austin

    May 10, 2016

    Join us for an in-depth conversation with the graduating designers whose work is presented in the 2016 Design MFA Thesis Exhibition.

    Presented in conjunction with the 2016 Design MFA...more

    The Taniguchis and Texas: Austin’s Japanese American History

    Presented by Austin History Center at Austin History Center, Austin

    May 10, 2016

    Join us on Tuesday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. as we celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month with a panel discussion about the legacy of the Taniguchi family in Austin. Recounting the lives and...more

    US launch of “Los Perros Descalzos”

    Presented by Elisabet Ney Museum at Elisabet Ney Museum, Austin

    May 11, 2016

    Come celebrate the official US launch of “Los Perros Descalzos,” the Spanish language version of “Barefoot Dogs”.

    Written by Elisabet Ney Museum Writer in Residence Antonio...more

    Screening of New East Austin Stories Documentaries

    Presented by East Austin Stories

    May 12, 2016

    East Austin has changed dramatically in the last fifteen years and throughout that time a University of Texas film class has been making documentaries in and about the area. For the 15th year in a...more

    Screening of New East Austin Stories Documentaries

    Presented by East Austin Stories at Kenny Dorham's Backyard, Austin

    May 12, 2016

    East Austin has changed dramatically in the last fifteen years and throughout that time a University of Texas film class has been making documentaries in and about the area. For the 15th year in a...more

    Non Sequitur: A Collective

    Presented by Texas State University-San Marcos at Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos

    May 9 - May 13, 2016

    Texas State University Galleries I/II Thesis Exhibition May 9-13, 2016

    RECEPTION May 9, 2016 5pm-7pm

    Joann Cole Mitte Art & Design Building 2nd Floor

    749 N. Comanche...more

    Danny Elfmania!

    Presented by Cinematic Symphony at Bethany Lutheran Church - TX, Austin

    May 14, 2016

    Danny Elfmania! The long-anticipated concert is happening on Saturday, May 14. You are invited to join the mayhem as Cinematic Symphony performs your favorite Danny Elfman pieces....more

    CelebrASIA Austin: Asian Pacific American Food and Heritage Festival

    Presented by Asian American Resource Center at Asian American Resource Center, Austin

    May 14, 2016

    Learn Asian cooking techniques from Chefs Eric Silverstein of The Peached Tortilla, Dr. Foo Swasdee of SATAY Restaurant, Chaya Rao of Chaya’s Elite Cooking Club, and Phil Yennerell of the HOPE...more

    INTERNATIONAL MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL

    Presented by INTERNATIONAL MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITY at Pan Am Recreation Center, Austin

    May 14, 2016

    Saturday May 14th you are invited to celebrate diverse cultures and network with other international multicultural enthusiasts outside at the Oswaldo A. B. Cantu Pan American Recreation Center...more

    Borderlands Issue 44 Launch

    Presented by Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review

    May 14, 2016

    Event: Saturday, May 14, 2016 @ 3 PM @ Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th Street, Austin

    Free and open to the public.

    Join us for a reading to celebrate the launch of our latest issue of...more

    Jenn Hassin

    Presented by Elisabet Ney Museum at Elisabet Ney Museum, Austin

    May 14, 2016

    On View: May 14-15, 12-5 Pm

    Artist Talk: May 14, 2 PM

    Reception: May 14, 4-6 PM

    Big Medium's West Austin Studio Tour...more

    AJW JATA Brunch

    Presented by Austin Jazz Workshop

    May 15, 2016

    Jazz Talent of Today and Tomorrow is an opportunity for middle and high school jazz students to sit in with professional musicians from the Austin Jazz Workshop.  Join us to enjoy some great...more

    ROOTS & RHYTHMS PRESENTS: FREE African Dance Workshops w/JeanClaude Lessou

    Presented by Roots & Rhythms

    January 26 - May 17, 2016

    Come one, come all to our free, community, monthly African Dance series at Houston Elementary...all ages, no experience required...and LIVE DRUMS...bring yo granny, tell yo friends!!! See you on...more

    De la Complicidad con la Agresion | Miguel A. Aragon

    Presented by Flatbed Press at Flatbed Press, Austin

    May 20, 2016

    Flatbed Press is pleased to present “De la Complicidad con la Agresion” (April 15-June 4), a collection of recent works, including a site specific installation and new publications with...more

    Family Program: Recycled Robots

    Presented by The Contemporary Austin

    May 21, 2016

    Put everyday materials together to form a robotic work of art, then stop by our animation station to bring your friend to life and watch it make art on its own!

    The Contemporary Austin...more

    NEY DAY!!!

    Presented by Elisabet Ney Museum at Elisabet Ney Museum, Austin

    May 21, 2016

    The Fourth-annual NEY DAY will feature live music from SeVana Marimba, Miss Lavelle White, BettySoo, Molly Burch, and Nina Diaz of Girl in a Coma! Elizabeth McQueen is our official...more

    AJW Silent Auction and Music Festival

    Presented by Austin Jazz Workshop

    May 21, 2016

    The Austin Jazz Workshop will present our annual Silent Auction/Live Music Celebration, featuring four student ensembles from Austin ISD, along with the AJW’s Gershwin Edition....more

    XYZ Atlas Finale at Barton Springs

    Presented by Fisterra Studio and Big Medium at Barton Springs Pool, Austin

    May 14 - May 22, 2016

    During the two weekends of the West Austin Studio Tour, Artist Jennifer Chenoweth will present a comprehensive showcase of XYZ Atlas: The Hedonic Map of Austin, a multimedia public art project...more

    Raising Artists WEST Exhibition

    Presented by Generous Art

    May 14 - May 22, 2016

    Generous Art and Big Medium invite you to their free group exhibition during West Austin Studio Tour to showcase artists participating in the Raising Artists professional development...more

    AFS History of Television: HARSH '70S REALITY - POST-WATERGATE ACTION TV

    Presented by Austin Film Society at AFS Screening Room, Austin

    May 23, 2016

    After Watergate, the American public began to feel a deep distrust of its public institutions. When silly crime dramas began to reflect this kind of darkness and cynicism, the results were often...more

    Art After Six @ The People's Gallery

    Presented by City of Austin Cultural Arts Division at Austin City Hall, Austin

    May 27, 2016

    Art After Six @ The People's Gallery

    May 27

    6-8 pm

    Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street

    Stop by The People's Gallery at City Hall for extended gallery hours and...more

    Opening Gala Celebration

    Presented by Austin Piano Festival at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin, Austin

    May 28, 2016

    Imagine a fun filled evening of both serious and casual music making with some of the best musicians in the Austin area! Our Opening Gala is part recital, part soiree, with solo and duet...more

    Lago Fest

    Presented by City of Lago Vista

    May 28, 2016

    This a family-friendly festival along the north shores of Lake Travis in the beautiful Bar K Park of Lago Vista.  There will be food, drinks, shopping, water activities and of course live...more

    Shakespeare in Print and Performance

    Presented by Harry Ransom Center at Harry Ransom Center, Austin

    December 21, 2015 - May 29, 2016

    Explore the legacy of William Shakespeare at the Ransom Center. The Elizabethan world of Shakespeare and his contemporaries is presented through early printed books documenting his contemporary...more

    Look Inside: New Photography Acquisitions

    Presented by Harry Ransom Center at Harry Ransom Center, Austin

    February 9 - May 29, 2016

    The Harry Ransom Center’s photography collection is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive, and it is continually growing. Look Inside introduces nearly 200 of the Center’s...more

    AFM/Symphony Square Presents: Planet K Free Concert Series 2016

    Presented by Austin Federation of Musicians Local 433 at Symphony Square, Austin

    May 1 - May 29, 2016

    Come join the Austin Federation of Musicians and Symphony Square for Sunday evenings filled with live, local music. This is the AFM's 6th Annual Concert Series. 

    Free to the public,...more

    Texas Nafas presents Poet Victor B. Johnson,Sr

    Presented by Texas Nafas at channelAustin Studios, Austin

    May 1 - May 31, 2016

    Poet Victor B Johnson sr. intervied by Susan B Summser and her reads many of his poems.


    DOWNTOWN STREET FAIR - Buskers on Congress Street

    Presented by Austin Busker Project and Downtown Austin Alliance at Congress Avenue Bridge Bats, Austin

    April 1 - June 3, 2016

    Join the Austin Busker Project and the Downtown Austin Alliance every Friday starting April 1 through June 3 for a festival including food vendors, retailers, entertainers, artists and more! The...more

    AFS Presents New French Cinema: TWO BIRDS, ONE STONE (D'UNE PIERRE DEUX COUPS)

    Presented by Austin Film Society at AFS at the Marchesa, Austin

    June 3, 2016

    The sibling dynamics of an enormous first generation Algerian-French family are tested when their 75-year-old mother goes on an unexpected journey. First feature film from writer-actress Fejria...more

    REPUBLIC OF TEXAS BIKER RALLY DOWNTOWN PARADE AND FREE CONCERT

    Presented by Roadway Productions

    June 10, 2016

    Motorcycles will travel down Congress Ave. from 11th street to the river and turn around and go back North, so you can see the bikes from both sides of the road. Viewing is a little better from...more

    Explore CTX

    Presented by Concordia University Texas

    June 10, 2016

    Explore CTX is our campus preview event that gives future students an opportunity to experience Concordia. Prospective students and families have the opportunity to explore campus, get answers to...more

    The Blanton’s Third Thursdays

    Presented by Blanton Museum of Art at Blanton Museum of Art, Austin

    June 16, 2016

    Join us for art and activities at the Blanton’s Third Thursday! Admission is free and the museum stays open through 9pm for a variety of exciting public programs. Check out the schedule...more

    Summer Film Series: FILM (1965)

    Presented by Harry Ransom Center at Harry Ransom Center, Austin

    June 16, 2016

    Samuel Beckett's sole film project, FILM (1965), starred Buster Keaton and was directed by Alan Schneider. Recently restored, FILM will be followed by NOTFILM, a...more

    In the Shadow of the Dome: Slave Life in Austin, Texas

    Presented by Austin History Center at Austin History Center, Austin

    June 21, 2016

    The Austin History Center invites you to In the Shadow of the Dome: Slave Life in Austin, Texas. Andres and Juanita Tijerina, currently at work on an upcoming book by the same title, will...more

    The Blanton’s Perspectives Lecture Series: Hao Sheng

    Presented by Blanton Museum of Art at Blanton Museum of Art, Austin

    June 23, 2016

    Independent curator Hao Sheng discusses Xu Bing’s Book from the Sky.


    Art After Six @ The People's Gallery

    Presented by City of Austin Cultural Arts Division at Austin City Hall, Austin

    June 24, 2016

    Art After Six @ The People's Gallery

    June 24

    6-8 pm

    Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street

    Stop by The People's Gallery at City Hall for extended gallery hours and...more

    Shakespeare at Ramsey Park: The Winter's Tale

    Presented by Something for Nothing Theater

    June 9 - June 25, 2016

    Neighborhood favorite Something for Nothing Theater will celebrate its fifth anniversary by presenting Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale! The annual tradition of Shakespeare at Ramsey Park (4301...more

    The Austin Belly Dance Convention

    Presented by Amara Produces

    June 24 - June 26, 2016

    Come sparkle and dance with us ya’ll at the Austin Belly Dance Convention1

    Over 30 Belly Dance and Music Classes and Presentations with a variety of offerings to please all levels and...more

    Summer Film Series: Vaudeville and Vitaphone Shorts

    Presented by Harry Ransom Center at Harry Ransom Center, Austin

    June 30, 2016

    In the early days of talkies, Warner Brothers hired some of the top variety stars of the day to create "living sound" recordings of their acts. This "Vaudeville and Vitaphone" series of...more

    HEB AUSTIN SYMPHONY JULY 4TH CONCERT & FIREWORKS PRESENTED BY AT&T U-VERSE

    Presented by Roadway Productions at Auditorium Shores, Austin

    July 4, 2016

    Austin Symphony’s July 4th Concert and Fireworks is an Austin Tradition. Free Fireworks, and a Free Live performance for all central Texans. Great food and drinks, and a variety of local Arts...more

    Summer Film Series: Frida (2002)

    Presented by Harry Ransom Center at Harry Ransom Center, Austin

    July 14, 2016

    Salma Hayek stars as Frida Kahlo in the 2002 film Frida, directed by Julie Taymor. The Ransom Center's art collection includes Frida Kahlo's Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and...more

    ¡A Viva Voz! Celebration:

    Presented by Lozano Long Institute of Latin America Studies

    April 14 - July 15, 2016

    LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections proudly presents the 14th annual ¡A Viva Voz! Celebration of Latina/o Arts and Culture: “Historias/Viajes: A Conversation with Marta...more

    Art After Six @ The People's Gallery

    Presented by City of Austin Cultural Arts Division at Austin City Hall, Austin

    July 29, 2016

    Art After Six @ The People's Gallery

    July 29

    6-8 pm

    Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street

    Stop by The People's Gallery at City Hall for extended gallery hours and...more

    DJ Bling's Back 2 School Festival

    Presented by DJ Bling's Back 2 School Foundation and Austin Creative Alliance at Givens Recreation Center, Austin

    August 21, 2016

    DJ Bling's Back 2 School Festival is an effort to provide school supplies to less fortunate families in the Austin urban community during the school year. DJ Bling's Back 2 School Festival is a...more

    Art After Six @ The People's Gallery

    Presented by City of Austin Cultural Arts Division at Austin City Hall, Austin

    August 26, 2016

    Art After Six @ The People's Gallery

    August 26

    6-8 pm

    Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street

    Stop by The People's Gallery at City Hall for extended gallery hours and...more

    Community Night

    Presented by Thinkery at Thinkery, Austin

    September 30, 2015 - September 28, 2016

    Community Night is every Wednesday at the Thinkery! During these hours admission is by donation (suggested $1) but no one is turned away. Often during Community Nights we offer special...more

    Texas Gospel Exhibit - Now Showing Main Gallery

    Presented by Texas Music Museum at Texas Music Museum , Austin

    March 18 - September 30, 2016

    The Texas Music Museum’s 2016 Texas Gospel Spotlight exhibit celebrates artists and their music which have spiritually inspired Texans over many generations. Gospel Music became popular in the...more

    Texas Jazz, Hall Gallery

    Presented by Texas Music Museum at Texas Music Museum , Austin

    March 18 - December 11, 2016

    The Texas Music Museum’s 2016 Texas Jazz exhibit celebrates over sixty female and male Texan musicians and vocalists, their music and contribution to jazz.  Highlighted artists include the...more

    Contributions of East Austin-African American Musicians to Texas Music – Front Gallery

    Presented by Texas Music Museum at Texas Music Museum , Austin

    March 18 - December 31, 2016

    This exhibit, focused on East Austin’s African-American music history, explores the musical legacies of artists whose contributions help establish Austin as a “Live Music Capital of the...more

    Wine Wednesday at Quattro Gatti Ristorante e Pizzeria!

    Presented by Quattro Gatti

    May 4, 2016 - May 3, 2017

    $5 wine and great company.
    Free parking on Congress after 6 pm
     


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