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  • 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. (Article by http://www.abckitefestival.org, republished from http://www.abckitefestival.org/about/) Everyone is welcome to attend (pets too!). There is no admission to attend or to participate in the contest. Most folks come […]
  • Kirk Lynn has already fixed one of Shakespeare’s plays. (Article by Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, republished from http://www.mystatesman.com/news/entertainment/arts-theater/austin-playwright-kirk-lynn-fixes-shakespeares-pro/nqG5W/) Co-founder of the celebrated Rude Mechs theater collective, head of the University of Texas’ playwriting and directing program, in 2013 Lynn marshaled together his considerable talents — and irrepressible and irreverent wit — to make a very modern […]
  • Neosho artist Sarah Serio had her reduction block print “Innocence Died Screaming” selected to show during PrintAustin 2016. The work will be on display in “The Contemporary Print” at Flatbed Press in Austin, Texas. (Article by Staff Reporters, republished from http://www.neoshodailynews.com/article/20160204/NEWS/160209424) The exhibition, which runs through Feb. 14, is a juried survey of the traditions and […]
  • The 9.4-acre L-shaped tract in Southeast Austin could have been many things. (Article by Andra Lim, republished from http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/local/land-with-history-of-false-starts-may-become-austi/nqLXj/) It could have been a privately run recycling plant, but nearby homeowners raised a racket, and the city purchased the property. This 9.4 acres in Southeast Austin, off Winnebago Lane, could become a site for a live-work […]
  • Theater and dance (Article by Staff, republished from http://www.mystatesman.com/news/entertainment/arts-theater/austin360-arts-calendar-feb-5-11/nqGw7/) “Bill W. and Doctor Bob.” The amazing and often humorous story of the two men who pioneered Alcoholics Anonymous. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 7 p.m. Sunday. $36-$46. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org. +CHRIS OWYOUNG New York Polyphony performs at Bates Recital Hall […]
  • Theater (Article by Jeanne Claire van Ryzin,  republished from http://www.statesman.com/news/entertainment/arts-theater/best-of-the-arts-week-of-jan-31-feb-6/nqDSz/) “Terminus.” It’s the last week to catch Gabriel Jason Dean’s critically acclaimednew modern drama about a Southern family wrestling with race, class and the forward push of history. 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through Feb. 6. Vortex, 2307 Manor Road. $10-$35. 512-478-5282, vortexrep.org. “Fixing Timon of Athens.” Austin playwright […]
  • The making of theatre is no small undertaking. It’s typically full of risks and challenges, and with the diminishing availability of venues and arts funding in Austin these days, those risks and challenges increase exponentially. Sometimes, though, a project speaks so loudly to you and our current sociopolitical climate that it simply cannot be ignored. […]
  • February is filled with flurry of new cultural happenings. Here are our picks for the absolute must-sees. (Article by Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, republished from http://www.mystatesman.com/news/entertainment/arts-theater/mark-mothersbaugh-art-of-the-1990s-among-best-of-a/nqFsq/) “Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia.” Opens Feb. 13 and continues through April 17. Contemporary Austin, Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave. Free on opening day (Feb. 13). $3-$5 (free on Tuesdays). thecontemporaryaustin.org. Mark Mothersbaugh, […]
  • It’s free — and it’s filled with lots of artistic eye candy. (Article by Jeanne Claire Van Ryzin, republished from http://arts.blog.austin360.com/2016/02/04/weekend-arts-pick-print-austins-free-bin-fest-expo/) Print Austin’s Bin Fest and Expo happens noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Canopy arts complex, 916 Springdale Road.  printaustin.org. There will be printmaking demonstrations as well as a host of indie fine printmakers […]
  • AUSTIN, Texas — Austin is the capital of Texas, but it brands itself as the “Live Music Capital of the World.” And for good reason: On any given night, 200 venues across the city host live performances. The city is also known for South by Southwest, its annual festival of indie arts, media and tech […]
  • Australian rocker Courtney Barnett is the big new addition to the Levitation roster with today’s release of daily lineups and single-day tickets, which are now on sale at the festival’s website. The event, formerly known as Psych Fest, runs April 29-May 1 at Carson Creek Ranch. (Article by Peter Blackstock, republished from http://music.blog.austin360.com/2016/02/03/courtney-barnett-ween-more-added-to-levitation-lineup/) Barnett, who’s up for Best New Artist […]
  • When the Austin Music Census, which surveyed Austinites who work in the music industry, was released last summer, issues like affordability rose to the forefront. It sparked discussions among city officials, musicians, venue owners and music fans about how to keep the music scene vibrant in a city that’s branded itself the “Live Music Capital […]
  • It’s no secret some of America’s biggest music hubs are growing at a breakneck pace. Austin, Texas, which has long been a musical incubation mecca for country, rock, Americana and folk artists alike, is the current epicenter of the building boom. (Article by Jeremy Burchard, http://www.wideopencountry.com/music-video-brilliantly-shows-austins-growth/) This doesn’t sit well with some artists, who believe the influx […]
  • Next month, the music industry will descend on our fair city for South by Southwest, putting us in a national spotlight, but those of us who live here know Austin’s music scene thrives all through the year. In 2016, we’ll be celebrating the best of Austin music each month with a roundup of our favorite […]
  • (Article by Peter Blackstock, republished from http://music.blog.austin360.com/2016/02/04/fridays-music-picks-ian-moore-body-rock/) Ian Moore & the Lossy Coils at Antone’s. How many people can say they were at the very first night of the original Antone’s nightclub at Sixth and Brazos streets, in 1975? Guitarist Ian Moore says he was, though it would still be more than a decade before he […]