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    Old Settler's Music Festival

    Presented by Old Settler’s Music Festival at The Salt Lick Pavilion, Driftwood

    April 20 - April 23, 2017

    Old Settler’s Music Festival is a nationally known music festival featuring Roots, Folk, Bluegrass, and Americana music. As one of Central Texas' signature music events, the festival features acoustic jazz and blues, bluegrass, local favorites, and award-winning artists from around the world. Camping, arts and crafts, food and drink are available.

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    Sensory Friendly Hours at Thinkery

    Presented by Thinkery at Thinkery, Austin

    April 30, 2017

    Thinkery is committed to providing an accessible and interactive experience for all. During Sensory Friendly Hours, Thinkery extends a special invitation to learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders...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

    Austin Dance India Annual Student Showcase

    Presented by Austin Dance India

    April 30, 2017

    Join us for Austin Dance India's Annual Student Showcase under the artistic direction of Anuradha Naimpally. This informal performance features students performing traditional Bharata Natyam...more

    DreamHack Austin

    Presented by DreamHack at Austin Convention Center, Austin

    April 28 - April 30, 2017

    WHAT IS DREAMHACK AUSTIN?

    DreamHack Austin is DreamHack’s second visit into America, again being hosted in Austin, Texas at the Austin Convention...more

    Austin Refugee Day Festival

    Presented by The American Red Cross of Central Texas

    May 6, 2017

    The second annual Austin Refugee Day Festival is a city-wide event hosted by local agencies who serve refugee and migrant families.
    This event is open to the public and will be a fun park...more

    Saturday Morning Superheroes

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

    May 6, 2017

    Cinematic Symphony performs the music of your favorite animated shows! Come hear some of the best DC Comics scores from Dynamic Music Partners, including...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

    jj's Arcade

    Presented by ZACH Theatre at Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center., Austin

    April 14 - May 7, 2017

    In partnership with Teatro Vivo, ZACH Theatre brings you the world premiere of the bilingual production for youth audiences jj’s Arcade, starring rising young actors Diego...more

    Ukulele Joy! IX - Concert and Recital

    Presented by edUKEcation.org 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

    IMPROVeD SHAKESPEARE’S COMEDY OF ERRORS
    An All-Girl, Site-Specific, Live-Streamed, Pre-Professional Production
    Written by William...more

    Touch-A-Truck

    Presented by SAFE Alliance

    May 13, 2017

    2017 Touch-A-Truck is presented by Realty Austin and H-E-B Tournament of Champions.

     

    Touch-A-Truck is an event benefitting Austin Children’s Shelter, a program of SAFE....more

    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

    Throwing Shade

    Presented by The Back Pack

    May 5 - May 14, 2017

    The Back Pack is proud to present their upcoming show: Throwing Shade. These non-speaking sketch clowns who have been described as “live action cartoons” are offering an...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

    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

    LOVESTREAM

    Presented by special events live at Pan Am Recreation Center, Austin

    June 16 - June 17, 2017

    LOVESTREAM is a global art celebration and we merged with Solstice Fest—TWO festivals for the price of one! Several Chakras around the world connected via live streaming to Austin. Austin will...more

    West Side Story

    Presented by EmilyAnn Theatre at Emily Ann Theatre, Wimberley

    June 2 - July 1, 2017

    The world’s greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre’s finest accomplishments. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is...more

    JUMP ON IT

    Presented by Jump On It

    June 21 - August 9, 2017

    Summer Concert Series all ages welcome! Every Wednesday at Givens Park 12p-10p.


    Shakespeare Under The Stars - Macbeth

    Presented by EmilyAnn Theatre at Emily Ann Theatre, Wimberley

    August 3 - August 12, 2017

    A brave general, Macbeth, receives a prophecy from a group of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth commits murder...more

    Million Dollar Quartet

    Presented by ZACH Theatre at Topfer Theater at ZACH Theater, Austin

    July 26 - September 3, 2017

    They came together to make music, and together they made history. Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Carl Perkins join forces for one night only on December 4, 1956 at Sun...more

    Not a Sad Tale performance

    Presented by Camiba Art

    September 10, 2016 - September 10, 2017

    Not a Sad Tale

    2016
    Duration: 20 minutes
    Performance and animation by Yuliya Lanina
    Original music by Vladimir Rannev. 

    Not A Sad Tale is a story of...more

    Mermaid Parade and Aqua Festival

    Presented by Mermaid Society SMTX at Downtown San Marcos, San Marcos

    September 16, 2017

    The Mermaid Society SMTX would like to invite you to join us for our 2nd annual Mermaid Parade and Aqua Festival! The parade will take place downtown from 10 AM to 12 PM, and will feature floats,...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

    The Winter's Tale

    Presented by EmilyAnn Theatre at Emily Ann Theatre, Wimberley

    September 1 - September 24, 2017

    The Winter's Tale blends tragedy and comedy into a magical tale to please audience members of all ages. This romance explores a story of blind jealousy, loss of loved ones, fierce...more

    Thumbelina

    Presented by EmilyAnn Theatre at Emily Ann Theatre, Wimberley

    September 30 - October 22, 2017

    Part of the EmilyAnn's Children's Theatre series featuring well-loved tales adapted by D. Heath Thompson, this 40-minute show promises fun for audience members ages 2 - 102. Performed in the...more

    The Diary of Anne Frank

    Presented by EmilyAnn Theatre at Emily Ann Theatre, Wimberley

    October 27 - November 19, 2017

    As vital today as when it was first written, this Tony Award-winning play, based on the book written by Anne Frank, is a moving true story of a family in hiding during one of the darkest periods...more

    A Christmas Carol

    Presented by EmilyAnn Theatre at Emily Ann Theatre, Wimberley

    November 25 - December 16, 2017

    Part of the EmilyAnn's Children's Theatre series featuring well-loved tales adapted by D. Heath Thompson, this 40-minute show promises fun for audience members ages 2 - 102. Performed in...more

    A Christmas Carol

    Presented by EmilyAnn Theatre at Emily Ann Theatre, Wimberley

    November 25 - December 17, 2017

    Part of the EmilyAnn's Children's Theatre series features well-loved tales adapted by D. Heath Thompson. This 40-minute show promises fun for audience members ages 2-102. Performed in...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

    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

    East 12th Street, Return and Discover

    Presented by East 12th Street Business Corridor

    Ongoing

    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

    POLKAPOCALYPSE!

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

    Ongoing

    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

    2017 Keep Austin Weird Festival & 5K

    Presented by Bounce at Downtown Austin, Austin

    Ongoing

    Starting June 24th, 2017, celebrate with the Austin community at the spectacularly kooky Keep Austin Weird Fest and 5K. Dress up in your quirkiest costume and join racers of all ages for the...more

    AJW Silent Auction & Live Music Festival

    Presented by Austin Jazz Workshop

    Ongoing

    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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