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    Dance Film Event

    Presented by Austin Community College Dance Department at Austin Community College Rio Grande Campus, Austin

    February 23, 2017

    ACC’s Dance Department presents works selected by the dance faculty for screening and discussion.

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    Monika Sosnowska: Habitat

    Presented by The Contemporary Austin

    November 22, 2016 - February 26, 2017

    For Habitat at The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center, Sosnowska’s largest monographic exhibition to date at a U.S. museum, the artist has created an immersive, two-floor...more

    Texas Documentary Photography Member's Choice Exhibit

    Presented by Chase Bank Corridor of the Arts

    January 17 - February 26, 2017

    Chase Bank Corridor of the Arts to host Texas Documentary Photography Group's Member's Choice Show


    Puff, The Magic Dragon

    Presented by Austin Scottish Rite Theater at Austin Scottish Rite Theater, Austin

    February 4 - February 26, 2017

    Saturdays and Sundays Feb.4-26, 11am and 1pm.

    Tickets $8-12

    With a new baby sister in the house and the family too busy to play with him, Jackie finds adventure with Puff in the...more

    An Iliad

    Presented by Penfold Theatre Company and Austin Scottish Rite Theater at Austin Scottish Rite Theater, Austin

    February 16 - February 26, 2017

    "Every time I sing this song, I hope it's the last time," says the Poet as she digs deep to sing an epic story of war, honor, love, violence and the Greek siege of Troy. She's told her story for...more

    Austin’s Art in Public Places call for artists, apply within

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

    December 2, 2016 - February 28, 2017

    Austin’s Art in Public Places Program has issued a call for a public artwork opportunity for a new Fire/EMS Station in Onion Creek. For full project details and to apply, visit ...more

    Santoalla

    Presented by Austin Film Festival

    February 28, 2017

    (USA/SPAIN, 82 min)
    Directors: Andrew Becker, Daniel Mehrer
    Progressive Dutch couple Martin and Margo had only one dream: to live off the land, far from the constraints and...more

    ' t e x t s c a p e ' - Susan Scafati & Sean Ripple

    Presented by Co-Lab Projects and Big Medium

    February 4 - March 4, 2017

    t e x t s c a p e  is a meditation on constructed worlds, communication, and connection through the gesture of text messaging. Combining old and new photographic processes,...more

    Terms of Endearment

    Presented by Austin Film Society

    March 5, 2017

    USA, 1983, Digital, 132 min.

    One of the all-time Texas classics that makes our 2017 Texas Film Hall of Fame honoree list. Writer/producer/director James L. Brooks adapts Larry...more

    TERMS OF ENDEARMENT

    Presented by Austin Film Society

    March 5, 2017

    One of the all-time Texas classics that makes our 2017 Texas Film Hall of Fame honoree list. Writer/producer/director James L. Brooks adapts Larry McMurtry's novel about the turbulent lives and...more

    Mix 'n' Mash: XOXO

    Presented by Mexic-Arte Museum at Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin

    February 10 - March 5, 2017

    Date: Friday, February 10, 2017
    Member Preview: 5:00-6:00pm
    Public Hours: 6:00-9:00pm
    Admission: $10.00 or Free for Members!
    Specialty...more

    The Three Penny Opera

    Presented by Austin Community College Drama Department at Austin Community College Rio Grande Campus, Austin

    February 24 - March 5, 2017

    Libretto by Bertolt Brecht Music by Kurt Weill

    Translation by Desmond Versey and Eric Bently

    A play with music chronicling the adventures of Victorian outlaw Mack the Knife. After...more

    Conversation with David Hare and Deborah E. Lipstadt

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

    March 7, 2017

    Playwright and screenwriter David Hare and scholar Deborah E. Lipstadt discuss their work on the 2016 film Denial. The film is based on Lipstadt’s legal battle with David Irving, who accused her...more

    Soviet Artifact Exhibition with Professor Joe Liro

    Presented by Austin Community College Art Gallery

    March 1 - March 10, 2017

    The Cold War sets the scene for this exhibition. On the world stage, the superpowers dealt with the business of that conflict: armaments, détente, missile silos, guns and butter, stagnation,...more

    Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold Tour

    Presented by Frank Erwin Center at Frank Erwin Center, Austin

    March 12, 2017

    Rock icons Stevie Nicks with Pretenders announced 20 new shows and will make a stop at the Frank Erwin Center on March 12!

    Due to huge ticket demands and stellar reviews for the 24 Karat...more

    A Girl Named Sue

    Presented by Color Arc Productions at Trinity Street Theatre, Austin

    February 24 - March 12, 2017

    Color Arc Productions is proud to present the world premiere of a A Girl Named Sue, new play by Vietnamese-American playwright Christine Hoang with songs by award-winning Korean-American...more

    Take Off Tour 2017: Marah in the Mainsail Rooftop on 6th

    Presented by Last Triumph Studio

    March 15 - March 16, 2017

    Last Triumph Presents: The Take Off Tour with 
    Marah in the Mainsail and Good Morning Bedlam!

    Wednesday, March 15th at Rooftop On Sixth
    10:00PM | 21+ | No Cover...more

    Take Off Tour 2017: Marah in the Mainsail The Rattle Inn

    Presented by Last Triumph Studio

    March 17 - March 18, 2017

    Last Triumph Presents: The Take Off Tour with 
    Marah in the Mainsail and Good Morning Bedlam

    Friday, March 17th at The Rattle Inn
    10:30PM | 21+ | No Cover
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    Take Off Tour 2017: Marah in the Mainsail Handlebar Rooftop

    Presented by Last Triumph Studio

    March 18, 2017

    Last Triumph Presents: The Take Off Tour with 
    Marah in the Mainsail and Good Morning Bedlam!

    Saturday, March 18th at HandleBar Austin
    8:00PM | 21+ | No Cover...more

    Blanton Block Party

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

    March 25, 2017

    Explore the Blanton Museum of Art at a free day-to-night community festival celebrating the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries. The Blanton Block Party is the perfect opportunity to...more

    Sesame Street Live “Elmo Makes Music”

    Presented by Frank Erwin Center at Frank Erwin Center, Austin

    March 24 - March 26, 2017

    When the new music teacher’s instruments go missing, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, and more come to the rescue and discover instruments they never knew existed. Children learn that everyone can...more

    Las Cuatro Estaciones: A Story of Human Trees

    Presented by Sharon Marroquin and VSA Texas at Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center., Austin

    March 24 - March 26, 2017

    Created by choreographer Sharon Marroquín during a residency at the Mexican American Cultural Center, this contemporary dance work explores the cycles of death and...more

    Beautiful: The Carole King Musical 

    Presented by Broadway Across America at Bass Concert Hall, Austin

    March 21 - March 26, 2017

    Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the...more

    Cameraperson

    Presented by Austin Film Society

    February 26 - March 26, 2017

    With filmmaker/cinematographer Kirsten Johnson in attendance!

    A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate...more

    Hot Air

    Presented by Austin Film Festival

    March 28, 2017

    (USA, 86 min) 
    Writers: Jeremy M. Goldstein and Derek Sieg (both in attendance) 
    Director: Derek Sieg 
    Cast: Jere Burns, Matthew Gray Gubler, Schuyler Fisk, Gary...more

    Femme Film Fridays: Enough Said

    Presented by Bullock Texas State History Museum at Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin

    March 31, 2017

    Join the Bullock Museum for a screening and conversation about Enough Said as part of the Femme Film Fridays series, a film series highlighting the cinematic works of women, both behind and in...more

    Austin Remembers: MLK

    Presented by augzoo LLC at Texas Capitol , Austin

    January 16 - March 31, 2017

    Austin Remembers:  MLK” FREE Augmented Reality App

    Austin, TX:  augzoo LLC, an Austin-based augmented reality company, announces plans to release an...more

    Panic! At The Disco Death Of A Bachelor Tour

    Presented by Frank Erwin Center at Frank Erwin Center, Austin

    April 2, 2017

    Panic! At The Disco will embark on the Death Of A Bachelor Tour, a headline U.S. arena run in celebration of the success of their gold-certified fifth studio album “Death Of A Bachelor,”...more

    Pagnol — The Marseilles Trilogy

    Presented by Austin Film Society at Alamo Drafthouse at The Ritz, Austin

    April 2, 2017

    This beautiful, vibrant film, directed by Alexander Korda from a script by Marcel Pagnol, introduces us to the three characters whose intertwined lives and fortunes comprise Pagnol's epochal...more

    Pagnol — The Marseilles Trilogy: Fanny

    Presented by Austin Film Society at Alamo Drafthouse at The Ritz, Austin

    April 9, 2017

    France, 1932, DCP, 125 min., In French with English Subtitles. 
    DIRECTED BY MARC ALLÉGRET


    General admission tickets are available from the Alamo...more

    Pagnol — The Marseilles Trilogy: Cesar

    Presented by Austin Film Society at Alamo Drafthouse at The Ritz, Austin

    April 16, 2017


    DIRECTED BY MARCEL PAGNOL
    France, 1936, DCP, 168 min., In French with English Subtitles.

    General admission tickets are available from the...more

    Big Squeeze Finals – Austin

    Presented by Texas Folklife at Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin

    April 22, 2017

    Big Squeeze 2017 Finals
    Saturday April 22, 2017 (1pm-5pm)
    Bullock Texas State History Museum 
    1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 

    Texas Folklife and...more

    Monster Jam

    Presented by Frank Erwin Center at Frank Erwin Center, Austin

    April 22 - April 23, 2017

    Monster Jam, the most adrenaline charged motorsports experience for families on the planet is returning to the Frank Erwin Center! Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, Monster Jam...more

    The Phantom of the Opera

    Presented by Broadway Across America at Bass Concert Hall, Austin

    April 19 - April 30, 2017

    Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House,...more

    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers 40th Anniversary Tour

    Presented by Frank Erwin Center at Frank Erwin Center, Austin

    May 2, 2017

    Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, one of the most iconic bands in American music history, have announced the first dates of their 40th Anniversary Tour with very special guest Gary Clark...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
     


    iHeart Country Festival 2017

    Presented by Frank Erwin Center at Frank Erwin Center, Austin

    May 6, 2017

    For the fourth straight year, Country music's biggest superstars will perform at the Frank Erwin Center in a live celebration of all things country. The country music of the iHeartRadio app will...more

    Ivory Fantasy & Flamenco Passion

    Presented by Musical Connections and City of Austin Cultural Arts Division at Austin Scottish Rite Theater, Austin

    May 6, 2017

    Nina McIntire (Russia/Germany) completed her degree in Master of the Fine Arts at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and at...more

    New Kids On The Block The Total Package Tour

    Presented by Frank Erwin Center at Frank Erwin Center, Austin

    May 21, 2017

    NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK announced their 2017 headlining tour alongside Grammy Award-winning tour mates PAULA ABDUL and BOYZ II MEN. A follow-up to 2013’s hugely-successful Package Tour, the aptly...more

    Femme Film Fridays: Obvious Child

    Presented by Bullock Texas State History Museum at Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin

    June 9, 2017

    Join the Bullock Museum for a screening and conversation about Obvious Child as part of the Femme Film Fridays series, a film series highlighting the cinematic works of women, both behind and in...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

    The Fancy Pants Mash Up

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre, Austin

    June 6, 2014 - May 1, 2020

    Sometimes the owners of the Hideout go on fancy trips. And sometimes, while on these fancy trips, they find something so delightful that they can’t help but bring it back to share with...more

    The Flying Theater Machine

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre, Austin

    May 25, 2014 - May 2, 2021

     Select Sundays in May & June, at the Hideout Theatre, Flying Theater Machine presents a hilarious and delightful family friendly improv show:...more

    Free Class

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre, Austin

    June 4, 2014 - May 21, 2022

    Curious about classes at the Hideout, but not quite ready to commit to six weeks and $189? Come check out a FREE sample of our classes.

    We’ll give you a low-pressure taste of the...more

    Pick Your Own Path

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre, Austin

    June 13, 2014 - November 11, 2022

    BEWARE AND WARNING!

    This show is different from all other shows.

     

     

    You the audience and YOU ALONE are in charge of what happens in the story.

    Do...more

    The Free Fringe

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre, Austin

    May 22, 2014 - May 24, 2024

    After a few drinks at the bar, improvisers are prone to saying things like “Wouldn’t it be crazy if…?” or “I just had the most insane idea for a show…”...more

    Maestro: Elimination-Style Improv Comedy

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre, Austin

    May 17, 2014 - May 25, 2024

    Every Saturday at 10:00 the Hideout presents twelve of Austin’s virtuoso improv comedians for a night of games and scenes based on audience suggestions — but only one of them will make...more

    The Weekender

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre, Austin

    May 25, 2014 - May 26, 2024

    Every Sunday night is a combination of Austin’s newest student performers and some of the most experienced troupes in town.  Get blown away by the raw, joyful energy of the...more

    The Big Bash

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre, Austin

    May 23, 2014 - May 31, 2024

    The Big Bash‘s all-star lineup of performers will kick off your weekend with games, scenes and improvised stories in the audience’s favorite genres. This show combines the very best...more

    PGraph Presents

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre, Austin

    May 23, 2014 - May 31, 2024

     

    Parallelogramophonograph (Kareem Badr, Kaci Beeler, Roy Janik, and Valerie Ward) has been performing together for over 8 years and 500 shows (and counting!).

    They specialize...more

    The Threefer

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre, Austin

    Ongoing

    The Threefer is absolutely the best way to get a sample of what Austin improv has to offer. Troupes from every improv theater in town converge to perform here every Thursday, for only three...more

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