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    A New History of the ‘First Photograph’

    Presented by Harry Ransom Center at Harry Ransom Center, Austin

    April 27, 2017

    Jessica S. McDonald, the Nancy Inman and Marlene Nathan Meyerson Curator of Photography, rethinks the historical moment, as well as the personal circumstance, shaping Helmut and Alison Gernsheim’s announcement of their “re-discovery of the world’s first photograph” in 1952. She presents a critical examination of the Gernsheims’ subsequent rewriting of the history of photography and their championing of ...more

    Violet Crown Festival

    Presented by Violet Crown Community Works

    May 6, 2017

    Art, music, food, and lots of free kids’ activities? Violet Crown Spring Festival has it all! Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 6th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This fun festival will be held in...more

    Austin Short Short Fiction Festival #2

    Presented by Elisabet Ney Museum at Elisabet Ney Museum, Austin

    May 6, 2017

    Come celebrate Austin's popping short fiction scene at the AUSTIN SHORT SHORT FICTION FESTIVAL #2!

    We had such a great time last year, we're doing it again! On Sunday, April 2, from...more

    Tour The Talent Artist Studio Art Tour

    Presented by Artists Alliance of the Hill Country

    May 6 - May 7, 2017

    What: Tour the Talent – Art Studio Tour

    When: May 6-7, 2017

    Time: 11 am-4 pm

    Who: 5 art studios with over 20 artists

    Where:  Dripping...more

    Ukulele Joy! IX - Concert and Recital

    Presented by and City of Austin Cultural Arts Division at Jessen Auditorium in Homer Rainey Hall, Austin

    May 7, 2017

    An event for all ages, enjoy the wide range of ukulele sounds from the Austin Ukestra, celebrated instructor Kevin Carroll and special guests.  A family friendly event!...more

    ImprovEd Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors

    Presented by The ImprovEd Shakespeare Company

    May 5 - May 8, 2017

    An All-Girl, Site-Specific, Live-Streamed, Pre-Professional Production
    Written by William...more

    Meet the Authors: Eddie Wilson and Jesse Sublett

    Presented by Austin History Center at Austin History Center, Austin

    May 9, 2017

    The Austin History Center invites you to an evening book discussion with Eddie Wilson, who recently published his memoir, Armadillo World Headquarters: A Memoir. Wilson will be joined...more

    ATC Member Event: Happy Hour

    Presented by Austin Technology Council

    May 11, 2017

    Join ATC community members for our ATC Member Happy Hour. ATC Happy Hours are our most casual events to help members build community, network, and socialize in a fun environment.

    Second Saturdays are for Families: Recycled Robots

    Presented by The Contemporary Austin

    May 13, 2017

    Put everyday materials together to form a robotic work of art, then stop by our animation station to bring your metallic creation to life!

    The Contemporary Austin offers free monthly...more

    Charlotte Smith: Color Full

    Presented by Camiba Art

    April 21 - May 13, 2017

    Charlotte Smith: Color Full
    Exhibit dates: April 21st – May 13th, 2017
    Opening Reception: Friday April 21st, 6pm – 8pm, artist in attendance
    Location: 2832 E. MLK Jr....more

    UMLAUF May Family Day

    Presented by UMLAUF Sculpture Garden and Museum and Japan America Society of Greater Austin at Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, Austin

    May 14, 2017

    UMLAUF’s May 14th Family Day celebrates Mother’s Day with a Kimono Fashion Show hosted by the Japan America Society of Greater Austin, and the UMLAUF welcomes visitors to dress in their choice...more

    Off The Wall

    Presented by Dance Waterloo and Tetractys

    May 13 - May 14, 2017

    Off The Wall is an unconventional concert of dance and percussive music performed in the deep bowl of Austin BMX Skate Park. Influenced by the rebounding sounds of wheels, Dance...more

    Roots & Rhythms Weekly Residency

    Presented by Roots & Rhythms

    November 4, 2016 - May 19, 2017

    Roots & Rhythms will continue to offer a free, weekly drum program at Houston Elementary in Dove Springs for the 9th consecutive year!! Must be enrolled in the ACE Afterschool program...more

    The Imromp-Two

    Presented by The Institution Theater at The Institution Theater, Austin

    April 23 - May 28, 2017

    The Impromp-Two is a fun, FREE, and casual duo improv night hosted by B. Iden Payne Award-nominated duo Cascade. Each Sunday night at 7pm, Cascade performs their improvised dramatic duo and...more

    The Comedy of Errors

    Presented by Austin Shakespeare at Zilker Hillside Theatre, Austin

    May 3 - May 28, 2017

    Austin Shakespeare’s Free Shakespeare in the Park production is a rollicking and rambunctious fresh look at The Comedy of Errors from guest director Robert Ramirez, head of acting at...more

    Gallery Exhibit - Cowboys: East Germany

    Presented by Texas Folklife and German-Texan Heritage Society at Texas Folklife, Austin

    January 12 - May 31, 2017

    Gallery Exhibit - Cowboys: East Germany
    January 12, 2017 -  April 14, 2017
    Texas Folklife Gallery
    1708 Houston St.
    Austin, TX 78756

    Cage Match Project: Michael Anthony Garcia

    Presented by Big Medium

    April 22 - June 4, 2017

    Michael Anthony Garcia
    Round Two: Suspension of Belief
    4/21/17 – 5/31/17

    Opening: April 21st, 2017 at 7:00pm

    The ideas presented in...more

    The Secret Series

    Presented by City of Austin Cultural Arts Division

    April 7 - June 11, 2017

    Lighting. Objects. Furniture. All three come together in The Secret Series, a collective exhibition consisting of three individual shows.  Coming to you in Spring 2017 and curated by...more

    Stories to Tell: Selections from the Harry Ransom Center

    Presented by Harry Ransom Center at Harry Ransom Center, Austin

    February 6 - July 16, 2017

    The Harry Ransom Center presents stories of inspiration, adaptation, innovation, confrontation, collaboration, and frustration, selected from its extensive cultural collections. The Ransom...more

    Free Improv Mixer

    Presented by Merlin Works at Topfer Theater at ZACH Theater, Austin

    March 26 - August 27, 2017

    Merlin Works hosts free improv mixers on the fourth Sunday of every other month at the ZACH. The Mixer is a free, facilitated improv comedy jam intended to introduce new...more

    Threadgill's JATA Brunch

    Presented by Austin Jazz Workshop

    October 2, 2016 - September 17, 2017

    JATA (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...more

    JATA @ Central Market Westgate

    Presented by Austin Jazz Workshop at Central Market Cafe - Westgate, Austin

    October 23, 2016 - September 24, 2017

    JATA (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.   Every fourth Sunday,...more

    Flora AR

    Presented by augzoo LLC

    February 13 - December 31, 2017

    “Flora AR” A Free Augmented Reality App

    Austin, TX:  augzoo LLC, an Austin-based software developer and publisher specializing in location-based Augmented Reality, announces...more

    Zilker Flyer, A Free Augmented Reality Kite Flying App

    Presented by augzoo LLC at Zilker Park, Austin

    March 26 - December 31, 2017

    "Zilker Flyer:” A Free Augmented Reality Kite Flying App

    Austin, TX:  augzoo LLC, an Austin-based software developer and publisher specializing in...more

    Weekly Viewing Party

    Presented by Austin Variety Show at Iron Gate Lounge, Austin


    Austin's newest TV Show announces a weekly viewing party for fans every Sunday at Austin's coolest new lounge, Iron Gate on East 6th Street. The viewing party will begin at 10pm, an hour before...more

    Improv Zero-Free Intro Class

    Presented by The New Movement


    It certainly seems that taking an improv comedy class would be nerve racking. We understand you may want to test drive before you sign up, that’s why we offer our FREE Improv Zero class...more

    Speaker Series with Brenda Chinnery-Allgeier

    Presented by Austin Planetarium at Opal Divine's Austin Grill - Marina, Austin


    Join us on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 5pm-9pm for our Speaker Series, presented at Opal Divine’s Marina location. Ever wonder why Dark Matter was important to our universe? How...more

    Southern Skies Social

    Presented by Austin Planetarium


    On the last Wednesday from 5pm-9pm of every month at House Wine on 408 Josephine Street, so South Austinites can join in the fun without having to leave their neck-of-the-woods. Enjoy a savory...more

    East 12th Street, Return and Discover

    Presented by East 12th Street Business Corridor


    The East 12th Street Business Corridor is hosting a district festival featuring food, family and fun. Come for historic talks, music, arts and crafts and more from 11am to 5pm on Saturday,...more


    Presented by Elisabet Ney Museum and Texas Folklife at Elisabet Ney Museum, Austin


    The Third First Annual POLKAPOCALYPSE! is upon us! Four awesome Polka bands--including two Grammy (TM) winners--will rock the boots off your lederhosen with a crazy mix of Tejano, Czech, German,...more

    Texasnafas Presents Poet Teresa Roberson

    Presented by Texas Nafas at channelAustin Studios, Austin


    Poet Teresa Roberson interviewed by Susan Summer and she reads many of her poems.

    This show will air in the month of October Channell 16 and 10 Time warner and Gerande.

    AJW Silent Auction & Live Music Festival

    Presented by Austin Jazz Workshop


    The Austin Jazz Workshop presents a full day of live music and bargains!

    Four central Texas student jazz bands and two Silent Auctions, with a 2pm performance by the AJW's Thelonious...more

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