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    FronteraFest 2016

    Presented by FronteraFest at Hyde Park Theatre, Austin

    January 12 - February 13, 2016

    One of Austin’s most popular and longest running performance events, FronteraFest, returns for its 23rd year. A collaboration between Hyde Park Theatre and ScriptWorks, the Fest runs from January 12th through February 13th (Short Fringe) at Hyde Park Theatre, 511 West 43rd Street, January 18 through 31st (Long Fringe) at Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale Road, and Mi Casa es Su Teatro for one day only on ...more


    Celebrate Urban Birds

    Presented by Elisabet Ney Museum at Elisabet Ney Museum, Austin

    February 13 - February 14, 2016

    Come to the Elisabet Ney Museum on Saturday February 20, 2016 to learn more about our feathered friends, specifically those who also call cities home! As you’ll learn, it’s a much richer...more

    Laugh and Love Weekend at Horseshoe Bay Resort

    Presented by Horseshoe Bay Resort

    February 13 - February 15, 2016

    Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day are the perfect excuse to head to the Texas Hill Country February 13-15 for a three-day weekend sure to be filled with romance and award-winning comedy at...more

    The Doyle & Debbie Show

    Presented by Ameripolitan Awards Production at Stateside at the Paramount, Austin

    February 14 - February 15, 2016

    Ameripolitan Awards Productions announces the addition of critically acclaimed The Doyle & Debbie Show to the Ameripolitan Music Awards weekend celebration. Created by...more

    3rd Annual Ameripolitan Music Awards

    Presented by Ameripolitan Awards Production at Paramount Theatre, Austin

    February 16, 2016

    The 3rd Annual Ameripolitan Music Awards will be held Tuesday, February 16th, 8:00 pm at the historic Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Avenue in downtown Austin, Texas with music...more

    Wild Mind: The Practice of Yoga and Writing with Fanny Priest YOGA + SERIES

    Presented by Yoga Yoga

    January 13 - February 17, 2016

    The practices of yoga and writing both help us cultivate a relationship to our own authentic selves, and invite us to enter the flow and savor our lives as they are. In this 6-class series, we...more

    Come and Shave it #10

    Presented by Austin Facial Hair Club

    February 20, 2016

    The root'nist, toot'nist facial hair extravaganza this side of the Galaxy!
    Please join us as we celebrate the 10th year of this truly remarkable occasion.

    10th Annual Beard and...more

    Art on the Edge

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

    February 20 - February 21, 2016

    After two wildly successful years as the elegant “after-party” for our biennial gala, Art on the Edge will launch in 2016 as a distinct event. In 2015, nearly 600 guests attended Art on the...more

    Windows 10 IoT Core: From the Embedded Device to the Cloud and Back

    Presented by Embedded World

    February 23, 2016

    Today’s powerful and dedicated devices are successfully replacing PCs. They offer more dependable, inexpensive and less power-consuming solutions. To deal with current requirements about rich...more

    Texas Artist Series: Her Texas

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

    February 23, 2016

    The stories of women pioneers, ranchers, fighters, outlaws, and entrepreneurs were seldom told and rarely recorded. The anthology Her Texas: Story, Image, Poem & Song aims to...more

    These Are The Things We Forgot To Mention

    Presented by Nettie Reynolds at The North Door, Austin

    February 23, 2016

    Come hear a cast of storytellers and musicians reading/singing pieces of their lives! 

    Think The Moth, Prairie Home Companion, David Sedaris-esque humor and music all on one stage....more

    Live Bronze Pour

    Presented by The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden and Museum at Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, Austin

    February 24, 2016

    Insights presents a behind-the-scenes look at the lost-wax casting technique Charles Umlauf used for his bronze sculptures. Members of Austin's Atelier 3-D studio will...more

    2016 Rabble Rouser Round-Up

    Presented by The Texas Observer

    February 25, 2016

    The Rabble Rouser Round-Up is the Texas Observer's longest-standing annual benefit, with all proceeds going to support the Observer's hard-hitting investigative journalism and...more

    CARNAVAL AUSTIN

    Presented by Carnaval Brasiliero at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    February 27, 2016

     

    Texas, and all its iconic splendor, will be the focus of 2016‘s Carnaval Brasileiro, one of Austin’s longest running and most spectacular annual traditions. Lauded as the...more

    The Mikado: Reclaimed

    Presented by Generic Ensemble Company and The VORTEX at The VORTEX, Austin

    February 12 - February 27, 2016

    The Mikado: Reclaimed flips the Gilbert and Sullivan classic on its head, presenting an (almost) all-Asian American cast performing a devised theatre piece with select...more

    Black Composers Concert

    Presented by Austin Chamber Music Center at Carver Museum and Cultural Center, Austin

    February 28, 2016

    Free and open to the public

    Program

    Suite for Violin and Piano | William Grant Still (1895-1978)

    African Dancer
    Mother and Child...more

    23rd annual Jugglefest

    Presented by Texas Juggling Society at Texas School For the Deaf, Austin

    February 26 - February 28, 2016

    Jugglefest is a three day regional festival open to all, with world class teachers and performers, workshops, games, demonstrations, prizes, public performances and open juggling for all levels....more

    1000 Forest Gorillas in Kansas

    Presented by Natalie George Productions at Salvage Vanguard Theater, Austin

    February 25 - February 28, 2016

    One of Austin's most highly-acclaimed dancer/choreographers Heloise Gold, and highly acclaimed lighting designer/ performer Natalie George along with a heavy-hitting Austin ensemble, present one...more

    Monolith: Music for Enchanted Rock

    Presented by Montopolis Productions at The North Door, Austin

    February 28, 2016

    Justin Sherburn and Montopolis premiere multi media performance “Monolith: Music for Enchanted Rock”

    “Monolith” combines pedal steel, piano, and string trio in a uniquely Texan...more

    Lexus Broadway in Austin Presents THE SOUND OF MUSIC

    Presented by Broadway Across America at Texas Performing Arts- Bass Concert Hall, Austin

    February 23 - February 28, 2016

    Lexus Broadway in Austin presented by Texas Performing Arts is proud to announce that the national tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC premiers February 23 – 28, 2016 at Bass Concert...more

    Quiet Clubbing Launch Party In Austin Texas!

    Presented by Quiet Events at The North Door, Austin

    February 27 - February 28, 2016

    We’re excited to bring the Quiet Event phenomenon which has become a fixture of the NYC party scene to the dirrrty South. Join us in making history at The North Door with the ATX’s...more

    Discussion with Bob Woodward and Alexander Butterfield

    Presented by Harry Ransom Center

    March 2, 2016

    Bob Woodward and Alexander Butterfield, deputy to White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman, discuss Woodward’s new book The Last of the President’s Men and Butterfield’s experiences in the...more

    The Beach Boys

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

    March 5, 2016

    The Beach Boys are regarded as the most iconic American band and one of the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful, and widely influential bands of all time, while AllMusic...more

    Creative Action Presents: Big Hair Country Fair

    Presented by Creative Action

    March 5, 2016

    When Creative Action puts on an event, it can’t be missed! Dine on all you can eat comfort food in the beautiful Hotel Ella with a flowing open bar.

    Take a stroll through our row of...more

    AUSTIN DANCE FESTIVAL

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

    March 5, 2016

    Austin Dance Festival

    March 5, 2016

    AustinVentures Studio Theater

    Austin, TX

    22 Artists From Across the Country to Participate in Austin Dance...more

    Cooking Together for Yogis: The Practice of Food and Yoga - 40 hour Immersion

    Presented by Yoga Yoga

    January 16 - March 6, 2016

    AN EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN YOGA YOGA AND
    THE NATURAL EPICUREAN ACADEMY OF CULINARY ARTS

    A unique curriculum that combines the principles of Ayurveda for
    both...more

    ABC Zilker Kite Festival

    Presented by Communities In Schools of Central Texas at Zilker Park, Austin

    March 6, 2016

    Zilker Kite Festival is one of Austin’s best-known annual events. Held on the first Sunday of March, it is the kick-off to the hundreds of springtime activities in Austin. Everyone is welcome to...more

    Curator Tour: Look Inside: New Photography Acquisitions

    Presented by Harry Ransom Center at Harry Ransom Center, Austin

    March 9, 2016

    Jessica S. McDonald, Nancy Inman and Marlene Nathan Meyerson Curator of Photography, leads a tour of Look Inside: New Photography Acquisitions. 


    Star Party

    Presented by The VORTEX at The VORTEX, Austin

    March 10 - March 12, 2016


    Three nights of epic journey to the stars
    an emersion of live music, video, and dada epiphanies
     


    Chef Jacques Pepin

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

    March 12, 2016

    The Long Center Presents, in partnership with the Austin Food & Wine Alliance, world-renowned Chef Jacques Pepin, June 5th in Dell Hall.

    Jacques Pépin is world renowned as...more

    Carol Burnett

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

    March 12, 2016

    The Long Center presents Carol Burnett, March 12 in Dell Hall.

    Carol Burnett, an award-winning actress and best-selling author, is widely recognized by the public and her peers for...more

    JESÚS MOROLES: A TRIBUTE

    Presented by The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden and Museum

    November 20, 2015 - March 13, 2016

    Jesús Moroles moved people through massive displays of granite—chiseled and smoothed to perfection. And equally people were touched by his tremendous generosity, energy, enthusiasm, and...more

    Vicente Amigo: March 23, 2016

    Presented by Long Center for the Performing Arts and Austin Classical Guitar at The Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin

    March 23, 2016

    The Long Center and Austin Classical Guitar present Vicente Amigo, March 23rd in Dell Hall.

    Vicente Amigo is one of the most famous flamenco guitarists of all time. Austin Classical...more

    Texas VegFest

    Presented by Texas Veg Foundation at Fiesta Gardens, Austin

    April 2, 2016

    Texas VegFest is a free public education event that celebrates the health, environmental, and animal welfare benefits of a plant-based diet. The fifth annual Texas VegFest is scheduled...more

    Zermino's Search for the Fool King

    Presented by NunaMaana and Austin Creative Alliance

    April 1 - April 2, 2016

    Sovereign Zermino is providing beverages and hors d’oeuvres, (Yes, this means free of charge!) because she needs you!

     

    The decree of the land states...more

    Teen Night on the Roof

    Presented by The Contemporary Austin

    April 2, 2016

    Revel in the wonders of contemporary art at dusk during this Teen Night in the heart of downtown, with art and experiences inspired by the exhibition Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia.

    FREE and...more

    Life and Death on the Border 1910-1920

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

    January 23 - April 3, 2016

    Rare artifacts, photographic records, court documents, newspapers, family histories, and eyewitness accounts examine life along the Texas-Mexico border at a pivotal period in...more

    Austin Spring Tango Festival

    Presented by Austin Tango Society

    April 1 - April 3, 2016

    The ASTF is your festival, whether you are a tango beginner who wants to learn fundamentals with master teachers, a seasoned tanguero who croons to vintage Gardel recordings, or the...more

    Staged reading of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra

    Presented by Harry Ransom Center at Harry Ransom Center, Austin

    April 7, 2016

    Nationally renowned classical actors Fran Dorn and Robert Ramirez from the University’s Department of Theatre and Dance perform in a staged reading of Antony and Cleopatra. The reading, produced...more

    Fusebox Festival 2016

    Presented by Fusebox Festival

    April 6 - April 10, 2016

    Part performance festival, part film festival, part music and visual art festival, part culinary and social event, part public art project, and everything in between, the festival is truly a...more

    ART IN THE PARK-PERFORMERS NEEDED

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

    April 15, 2016

    JOIN US FOR ART IN THE PARK! KID FRIENDLY ENTERTAINMENT NEEDED?

    VSA Texas and McBeth Recreation Center are hosting our annual outdoor hands-on arts festival for kids of all ages and...more

    18th Annual Butterfly Festival

    Presented by EmilyAnn Theatre at Emily Ann Theatre, Wimberley

    April 16, 2016

    Join us for the 18th Annual Butterfly Festival

    Saturday, April 16

    Fun for the entire family. Live release of 3000 butterflies (releases every 30 minutes throughout the day) ––...more

    Monster Jam 2016

    Presented by Frank Erwin Center at Frank Erwin Center, Austin

    April 23 - April 24, 2016

    Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short,...more

    iHeartCountry Festival 2016

    Presented by Frank Erwin Center at Frank Erwin Center, Austin

    April 30, 2016

    For the third 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

    Jeanne Robertson

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

    April 30, 2016

    The Long Center Presents Jeanne Robertson, April 30 in Dell Hall.

    Jeanne Robertson is a professional speaker who specializes in hilarious humor based on her life experiences....more

    ATX Plays 6x6 Coed Sand Volleyball League to Raise Awareness

    Presented by ATX Plays

    February 21 - May 8, 2016

    Join ATX Plays 6x6 Coed Sand Volleyball League at Krieg Field to help raise awareness for the charity of your choice. Leagues run every Sunday from 2/21 - 5/8 excluding Easter Sunday (2/28, 3/20,...more

    Maker Faire Austin

    Presented by Maker Faire Austin at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    May 7 - May 8, 2016

    Maker Faire Austin is a family-friendly event that is part science fair and part arts & crafts fair. This show & tell event will feature robots, drones, a darkened hall with glowing...more

    ROOTS & RHYTHMS PRESENTS: FREE African Dance Workshops w/JeanClaude Lessou

    Presented by Roots & Rhythms

    January 26 - May 17, 2016

    Come one, come all to our free, community, monthly African Dance series at Houston Elementary...all ages, no experience required...and LIVE DRUMS...bring yo granny, tell yo friends!!! See you on...more

    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...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

    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

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