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    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 get reacquainted with the museum’s collection, while experiencing outdoor family art activities, a museum studies symposium, live music, food, and tours throughout the day. Enjoy a lecture and book signing by renowned ...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

    Our Austin Story Public Meeting

    Presented by Downtown Austin Alliance at Austin City Hall, Austin

    March 28, 2017

    Great cities tell great stories and we need your help to tell Our Austin Story, the story of Austin through the lens of our historic city squares. The Downtown Austin Alliance, in partnership with...more

    St David’s Lenten Concerts at Noon: Bach’s Sixth Suite for Solo Cello

    Presented by St David’s Episcopal Church

    March 30, 2017

    5 + 1 = 6:
    Bach’s Sixth Suite for (five-stringed) cello solo
    Eunhye Lim, cellist

    Lenten Concerts at Noon are St. David’s' gift to the community....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

    UNLEASHED ATX: A Mastermind Workshop for Enlightened Entrepreneurs

    Presented by Renee Trudeau & Associates

    March 31, 2017

    UNLEASHED ATX: A Mastermind Workshop for Enlightened Entrepreneurs, Friday, March 31st, 2-5 p.m., JW Marriott, Austin, TX

    Self-employed, live in Central Texas and seeking a like-minded...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

    Austin Dance Festival

    Presented by Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company (KDH) at AustinVentures StudioTheater, Austin

    March 31 - April 2, 2017

    Austin Dance Festival presents the work of 23 professional modern dance companies from across the country on Saturday, April 1st at AustinVentures Studio Theater. Fifteen pre-professional student...more

    Landmarks Public Art Bike Tour

    Presented by Landmarks, the public art program of The University of Texas at Austin

    April 2, 2017

    Spring is in full swing, which makes this the perfect time for the return of the Landmarks Bike Tour! Austin Bike Tours and Rentals partners with Landmarks again to provide docent-led...more

    St. David’s Lenten Concerts at Noon: Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater

    Presented by St David’s Episcopal Church

    April 6, 2017

    At the Cross Her Vigil Keeping:
    Pergolesi’s Splendid Stabat Mater
    Mary Elizabeth Ashton, Soprano
    Will Konitzer, Alto
    with strings &...more

    Urban Scavenger Hunt

    Presented by Wonders & Worries

    April 8, 2017

    Join the ultimate urban scavenger hunt! This choose-your-own-adventure has something for everyone: friendly competition, good deeds, local lore, wacky awards, and an all-ages rockin’...more

    5th Annual Waller Creek Pop-Up Picnic

    Presented by Waller Creek Conservancy

    April 8, 2017

    Join Waller Creek Conservancy for the 5th Annual Waller Creek Pop-Up Picnic at Palm Park on Saturday, April 8, starting at 6:30 pm. This community picnic is an Austin favorite, inviting everyone...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

    25th Annual Austin International Poetry Festival

    Presented by Austin Poets International, Inc. (API) at The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin

    April 6 - April 9, 2017

    This four-day, citywide, all-inclusive annual celebration of poets and poetry has grown to become “the largest non-juried poetry festival in the U.S.” It includes 30 live local readings, 5...more

    41st Annual ACC Student Art Exhibition

    Presented by Austin Community College Art Department at Dougherty Arts Center, Austin

    March 4 - April 9, 2017

    Top students from ACC's art, art metals and jewelry departments will display work at the Dougherty Arts Center, Julia C. Butridge Gallery in Austin, Texas between March 4th and April 9th. There...more

    Sound in Sculpture

    Presented by Landmarks, the public art program of The University of Texas at Austin and Fusebox

    April 13, 2017

    Sound in Sculpture returns for a third year, once again as part of the dynamic, city-wide Fusebox Festival! This event showcases original music composed and performed by UT students inspired by...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

    Liss LaFleur: GREENER PASTURES

    Presented by Women and Their Work at Women and Their Work, Austin

    March 11 - April 20, 2017

    March 11 – April 20, 2017
    Opening Reception: Saturday, March 11, 7 to 9pm
    Closing Reception: Saturday, April 15, 3 to 5pm

    Women & Their Work 
    1710 Lavaca...more

    Yoga in the Galleries

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

    April 20, 2017

    Adriene Mishler from Yoga with Adriene leads a free all-levels yoga class in the Blanton atrium. No mat or experience necessary! We recommend arriving early to secure a spot in the class.


    Beat the Rush: Peter Stopschinski

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

    April 20, 2017

    Composer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Stopschinski presents a set of new music selected in conjunction with the Blanton’s collection of contemporary art.


    Perspectives: Javier Téllez

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

    April 20, 2017

    Artist Javier Téllez speaks about his work and his video Letter on the Blind, which is currently on view at the Blanton.

    Funding provided by the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation.


    Slow Looking

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

    April 20, 2017

    Slow Looking features 30-minute conversations about a single work of art on view at the museum.


    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

    Beerthoven Concert Series: Texas Love Songs

    Presented by Beerthoven Concert Series and Austin Creative Alliance

    April 23, 2017

    Beerthoven is getting ready for its end-of-season blowout event on April 23rd, billed to be its largest event ever! Texas Love Songs will be a celebration of German song and German-Texan...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

    Jungle Book: Jangal Ki Kahani

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

    April 1 - April 30, 2017

    Revisit Kipling’s original Jungle Book characters in this delightful mix of Bollywood and Classical style. Authentic South Asian music and dance enhance Austin Scottish Rite Theater’s newly...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
     


    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

    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

    In the Public Eye: New Work by Nathan “SLOKE” Nordstrom

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

    March 29 - May 14, 2017

    Austin Community College and the Rio Grande Campus Kramer Gallery are pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition of In the Public Eye: New Work by Nathan “SLOKE” Nordstrom, curated by...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

    Summer Film Camp

    Presented by Austin Film Festival

    June 5 - July 28, 2017

    Our Summer Film Camp is all about storytelling. We encourage aspiring filmmakers ages 9-18 to find and tell their own stories. Then we teach them how to turn those stories into their very own...more

    2CELLOS: The Score Tour

    Presented by Frank Erwin Center at Frank Erwin Center, Austin

    November 3, 2017

    2CELLOS have forged a signature style that breaks down the boundaries between genres of music, from classical and film music to pop and rock. As impressive when playing Bach and Vivaldi as they...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

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