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    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 reputation, his textual sources, and his plays, all drawn from the Ransom Center’s holdings. Costume and set designs and promptbooks showcase the variety of ways artists have translated his plays into ...more


    Tangerine: A musical tribute to all who have loved and lost

    Presented by Ryan Layden

    June 10, 2016

    Ryan Layden brilliantly uses both bold and subtle elements of film, live music, dance, and visual artistry to uniquely deliver, the message and experience of love and loss to the underserved...more

    Flourish // an exhibition of contemporary botanical drawings

    Presented by Art.Science.Gallery.

    May 13 - June 11, 2016

    Art.Science.Gallery. announces the opening of Flourish, an exhibition of contemporary botanical drawings created during the gallery’s spring 2016 courses in Field Sketching & Nature...more

    Oscar Winners In Zilker Park

    Presented by Austin Civic Orchestra at Zilker Hillside Theatre, Austin

    June 10 - June 11, 2016

    There's nothing Austinites love more than music- played outdoors and in a scenic venue. That's why continue to present our ever-popular, free, two-night concert at the Sheffield Hillside Theater...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

    Mad Men & Martinis

    Presented by Project Transitions

    June 16, 2016

    Mad Men & Martinis is a retro cocktail party benefiting Project Transitions.  There will be martinis shaken or stirred by Revolution Spirits, Deep Eddy Vodka and Republic Tequila along...more

    House Party 2016

    Presented by RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES at Palm Door, Austin

    June 18, 2016

    Join Friends of the House, a network of Austin’s young professionals that support the children and families supported by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas, for House Party 2016....more

    Radiance: A Site Specific Aerial Dance

    Presented by Blue Lapis Light at The Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin

    June 13 - June 18, 2016

    There is a presence,  an energy that vibrates through all of life, a field of Light connecting us to stars, planets, this earth, animals,  and to one another.

    Blue Lapis...more

    The Evolution of Seeing // Guest Lecture by Dr. Nathan Morehouse

    Presented by Art.Science.Gallery.

    June 19, 2016

    This public outreach lecture by visiting scientist Dr. Nathan Morehouse is a special event for Art.Science.Gallery's evolution-themed art exhibit in conjunction with the 2016  joint...more

    Pageant The Musical

    Presented by The City Theatre Company at The City Theatre, Austin

    May 27 - June 19, 2016

    Six Men, One Crown, Endless Night of Fun! This Austin musical favorite is a side-splitting roller coaster ride through the wildest beauty pageant you will ever see as six contestants compete for...more

    Come Down Heavy

    Presented by Revel

    June 21, 2016

    Revel in the modern American concert experience with this kickoff event of the 2016 Revel Solstice Festival, featuring a dazzling array of music from the electrifying to the sublime. Food truck...more

    Bach in Time

    Presented by Revel

    June 23, 2016

    Cellist Joel Becktell riffs on musical time travel in a program featuring selections from his recent 2-disc Blue Griffin recording of the first three Bach Cello Suites on both modern and Baroque...more

    Taliesin

    Presented by Revel

    June 24, 2016

    The final event of the 2016 Revel Solstice Festival is an exploration of the struggles and triumphs of the creative spirit, featuring "Keep the Light," an exhibit of artist portraits by...more

    Keep Austin Weird Fest & 5K

    Presented by Bounce

    June 25, 2016

    Come celebrate what keepin’ it weird is all about at the 14th Annual Keep Austin Weird Festival + 5K on Saturday, June 25th! Dress up in your wildest, strangest costume and dive deep into the...more

    International Mud Day

    Presented by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin

    June 25, 2016

    Celebrate the wonders of mud in the Family Garden!

    Come dressed for the mess! Soils play an important role in healthy landscapes, and we love learning by playing and getting our hands...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

    famiLIES, a new play

    Presented by Coldtowne Theater at ColdTowne Theater, Austin

    May 14 - June 25, 2016

    ColdTowne Theater (4803 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751) presents the world premiere of famiLIES, an original play developed entirely through improvisation in collaboration with the notable iO West...more

    Mandy Patinkin in Concert

    Presented by Long Center for the Performing Arts at The Long Center: Michael and Susan Dell Hall, Austin

    June 26, 2016

    Before he was an Emmy-winning TV star, Mandy Patinkin was already a Tony-winning Broadway legend.  Mandy Patinkin in Concert presents the acclaimed actor/singer/ storyteller in his...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

    Nature Nights

    Presented by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin

    June 9 - June 30, 2016

    Nature Nights are fun-filled explorations of plants, animals and the ecology of Central Texas. Each Nature Night features interactive presentations, hikes with experts in their fields, book...more

    Bodhi Buddies - A mindfulness-based yoga summer program for kids

    Presented by Mind Body Yoga

    June 13 - July 1, 2016

    Mind Body Yoga presents “Bodhi Buddies,” a mindfulness-based yoga summer program for kids.  Bodhi in Sanskrit means ‘awakened or enlightened’ and reflects our mission – to awaken...more

    Yoga Summit & Kirtan with Jai Uttal

    Presented by One World Theatre at One World Theatre, Austin

    July 10, 2016

    Challenge yourself to explore new techniques and learn philosophies from three different yoga disciplines at this unique event. All levels are welcome to choose two classes out of the six we are...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

    Austin Chamber Music Festival

    Presented by Austin Chamber Music Center

    July 8 - July 24, 2016

    Celebrating 20 years of presenting world-class chamber music concerts for central Texas audiences, Austin Chamber Music Festival has announced its most dynamic lineup to date. A remarkable roster...more

    Bodhi Buddies - A mindfulness-based yoga summer program for kids

    Presented by Mind Body Yoga

    July 11 - July 29, 2016

    Mind Body Yoga presents “Bodhi Buddies,” a mindfulness-based yoga summer program for kids.  Bodhi in Sanskrit means ‘awakened or enlightened’ and reflects our mission – to awaken...more

    Evolution // an exhibit of contemporary art about evolutionary biology

    Presented by Art.Science.Gallery.

    June 18 - July 30, 2016

    Art.Science.Gallery. announces the opening of Evolution, an evolution-themed art exhibit in conjunction with the 2016  joint annual meeting of the Society for the Study of...more

    Case/Lang/Veirs

    Presented by Long Center for the Performing Arts at The Long Center: Michael and Susan Dell Hall, Austin

    August 3, 2016

    Several years ago on a whim, k.d. lang sent an email to Neko Case and Laura Veirs that said, “I think we should make a record together.” The three musicians were very different and barely more...more

    Bodhi Buddies - A mindfulness-based yoga summer program for kids

    Presented by Mind Body Yoga

    August 1 - August 12, 2016

    Mind Body Yoga presents “Bodhi Buddies,” a mindfulness-based yoga summer program for kids.  Bodhi in Sanskrit means ‘awakened or enlightened’ and reflects our mission – to awaken...more

    Ice Ball Gala 2016

    Presented by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas at Hyatt Regency Austin, Austin

    August 20, 2016

    Join Big Brothers Big Sisters for Austin’s brightest gem, the Ice Ball gala. Enjoy an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, seated dinner, auction and live music, while also making a lifetime...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

    LOVESTREAM

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

    September 1 - September 3, 2016

    LOVESTREAM is a global art celebration. Several Chakras around the world connected via live streaming to Austin. Austin will have club dates and a central concert at Pan Am Park (3rd and Chicon)...more

    2016 RPS Texas GAINZSAW MASSacre

    Presented by Austin Simply Fit Training & Performance Center Northwest

    October 15 - October 16, 2016

    2016 RPS Texas GAINZSAW MASSacre
    The Annual RPS Killer Event
    hosted by
    Austin Simply Fit & Always Be Flexing

    Two Day Event - 150 Lifter Limit

    At...more

    Wizard School Exams

    Presented by Puzzle Room Austin

    May 13, 2016 - January 16, 2017

    Race the clock to find clues and solve puzzles in this live action team game! You've been accepted to Wizard School, but the headmaster has given you many tasks to complete before you can...more

    Wild West Riddle Roundup

    Presented by Puzzle Room Austin

    May 13, 2016 - January 16, 2017

    The Rotten Riddle Gang has escaped and it's up to your group of deputies to catch them! You have one hour to find clues and unravel their trail before those no-good varmints take over the whole...more

    Jeanne Robertson

    Presented by Long Center for the Performing Arts at The Long Center: Michael and Susan Dell Hall, Austin

    February 3, 2017

    **Jeanne Robertson is currently recovering from a major medical episode and has been forced to cancel her April 30, 2016 performance at the Long Center, along with several...more

    Alamo Drafthouse Unveils Signature Wine Line: "The Bottle of Wits"

    Presented by Alamo Drafthouse at Alamo Drafthouse - Downtown, Austin

    Ongoing

     Alamo Drafthouse is delighted to announce the launch of a signature wine inspired by THE PRINCESS BRIDE in honor of the 25th anniversary of the film. The name of this signature wine...more

    Slow Food Happy Hour

    Presented by Foreign & Domestic at Foreign & Domestic, Austin

    Ongoing

    Featuring a special charcuterie menu prepared by Chef Ned Elliott and a $5 Slow Drink Menu featuring beer from St. Arnold’s Brewery. Please dress appropriately, there is limited indoor...more

    Speaker Series with Brenda Chinnery-Allgeier

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

    Ongoing

    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

    Ongoing

    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

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