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    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 Center.

    DreamHack is a meeting place for gamers, and the primary content is always centered around the massive LAN party. Gamers are able to bring their own gaming rigs along with their friends to set up for gaming nonstop for ...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

    Texas Theatre and Dance presents PANORAMA

    Presented by The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas Performing Arts at The University of Texas at Austin - Oscar G. Brockett Theatre, Austin

    May 1 - May 7, 2017

    The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance presents PANORAMA, an exciting exhibition celebrating the work of emerging artists in costume design, lighting design, scenery,...more

    Native Landscape Walking Tour

    Presented by Elisabet Ney Museum at Elisabet Ney Museum, Austin

    May 7, 2017

    Come celebrate Wildflower Awareness Week with the Ney Museum and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center with a walking tour through the Native Landscape! John Hart Asher, Environmental...more

    A Marvelous Party: Some Enchanted Evening

    Presented by Penfold Theatre Company

    May 7, 2017

    In honor of the legendary duo that gave us beloved Broadway hits like The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!, The King and I, Carousel, South Pacific, Cinderella,...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

    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.


    New Way of Being: Women’s Self-Renewal Retreat

    Presented by Renee Trudeau & Associates at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin

    May 12, 2017

    New Way of Being: Women’s Self-Renewal Retreat, Friday May 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, TX (Mother’s Day Weekend!)

    Do you long to reconnect with who...more

    Texas Guitar Quartet Performs with Austin Civic Orchestra

    Presented by Austin Civic Orchestra at Bates Recital Hall, Austin

    May 13, 2017

    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Concierto Andaluz by Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo, the Texas Guitar Quartet will perform the piece with the...more

    ICMCA presents Charismatic Carnatic Vocalist and Film Music Genius UNNIKRISHNAN

    Presented by Indian Classical Music Circle of Austin (ICMCA) at Bates Recital Hall, Austin

    May 14, 2017

    ICMCA presents Charismatic Carnatic Vocalist and Film Music Genius UNNIKRISHNAN accompanied by:

    Kamalakiran (Violin),  Akshay Anantapadmanabhan ( Mridangam) and...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

    Texas Early Music Project presents Monteverdi 1610

    Presented by Texas Early Music Project at Northwest Hills United Methodist Church, Austin

    May 13 - May 14, 2017

     

    TEMP rounds out its season of musical transition and innovation with the monumental Monteverdi Vespers of 1610, and it’s just in time to celebrate his 450th birthday–May...more

    May Third Thursday

    Presented by Writers' League of Texas at BookPeople, Austin

    May 18, 2017

    Romance is the bestselling literary genre in the world, but the appeal of love stories isn't confined to books with covers featuring beautiful people showing a bit of skin. 

    This...more

    Thinkery21: TEXAS

    Presented by Thinkery at Thinkery, Austin

    May 18, 2017

    Boots. Bluebonnets. Ice-cold beer. We could go on and on, but we’ll cut to the chase—Texas is best. (Obviously.) That’s why we’re partnerin’ with makers and innovators from across the...more

    Texas4000 Atlas

    Presented by Texas4000

    June 3, 2017

    The Texas 4000 ATLAS Ride is a 700+ person cycling event from Cedar Park to Lampasas where supporters can ride the first 25, 50 or 70 miles with the Texas 4000 team as they start their...more

    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

    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

    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.


    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

    Artisan Mercado on Congress & 5th

    Presented by City of Austin Cultural Arts Division

    May 20 - September 16, 2017

    Tourists as well as local residents can now shop for unique, handcrafted Latino gifts downtown at the Artisan Mercado on Congress and 5th Street from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every third Saturday...more

    Austin Film Festival & Conference

    Presented by Austin Film Festival at The Driskill Hotel, Austin

    October 26 - November 2, 2017

    Austin Film Festival & Conference showcases the very best that the city has to offer – convenient downtown venues, fun parties at Austin’s fine bars and restaurants, and community...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

    Mexico Modern: Art, Commerce, and Cultural Exchange, 1920–1945

    Presented by Harry Ransom Center and Harry Ransom Center at Harry Ransom Center, Austin

    September 11, 2017 - January 1, 2018

    Chronicling two decades of cultural exchange between Mexico and the United States, this exhibition showcases examples of modern Mexican art and design. The more than 200 items are drawn primarily...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

    Portraiture in the Park: Who Are You Anyway!?

    Presented by Elisabet Ney Museum at Elisabet Ney Museum, Austin

    Ongoing

    What does “Portraiture” mean? What information do you convey in portraits? Taking that information, how many new ways can you think of to assemble it to make portraits? Think OUTSIDE the box!...more

    Femme Film Fridays: Middle of Nowhere

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

    Ongoing

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

    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

    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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