- November 16, 2018

Austin Entertainment Headlines: Reese Witherspoon, Time Trap, Chris Stapleton, and more!


Want to know about this week’s hottest headlines in Austin entertainment? You’ve come to the right place. These are the top five pop culture related stories with ties to the ATX.

Reese Witherspoon in Austin

Reese Witherspoon posted this awesome pic on her Instagram account while in Austin for the Texas a Conference for Women. Click through to the post on IG where you can swipe to see more pics the actress posted while in the ATX.

The City of Austin has temporarily banned public gatherings. Please stay home. The Austin.com calendar is only for live digital events at this time.

And speaking of Reese, her company Hello Sunshine is bringing their touring event Hello Sunshine x Together Live to Austin on Monday. Participants include Dr. Brené Brown, CAM, Ruthie Lindsey, Melissa Villaseñor, and Maysoon Zayid. Tickets are still available.


Time Trap Released on Digital and VOD

The Austin shot sci-fi film Time Trap is out on digital and VOD as of this week.

When it screened at the Austin Film Fest in 2017, our review stated, “What’s most clear from this entertaining indie adventure is that there is some real talent in these budding filmmakers. Their efforts deserve a bigger budget next time around.” Read more here.

Levar Burton Reads in Austin

Levar Burton made an appearance at the Paramount this week and posted an awesome selfie in front of the marquee.

During his Levar Burton Reads performance, he read Asymmetry by local Austin author Kendra Fortmeyer.

Chris Stapleton to Headline Mack Jack & McConaughey 2019 Gala

Chris Stapleton, who was named Male Vocalist of the Year at the CMA Awards this week, will headline the Mack Jack & McConaughey gala in April. Tickets went on sale this morning at 10 a.m. and sold out almost immediately.

In case you aren’t aware, Mack, Jack & McConaughey was founded by Matthew McConaughey, former Texas football coach and current ESPN analyst Mack Brown, and country singer/ songwriter Jack Ingram (along with their wives, Camila Alves, Sally Brown, and Amy Ingram). The two-day event includes a golf tournament, fashion show, and luncheon.


Amy Schumer Cancels Texas Shows

Amy Schumer has cancelled her comedy tour stop at the Dell Hall at the Long Center. Currently hospitalized for morning sickness, the I Feel Pretty actress released the following statement via Instagram.

“Texas I am so deeply sorry. I have been really looking forward to these shows. I have to reschedule. I am in the hospital,” she wrote. “I have hyperemesis and it blows. Very lucky to be pregnant but this is some bullshit!”


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Sadly, Amy Schumer had to cancel her Texas shows due to pregnancy complications. Here's what she posted on her IG account: "Texas I am so deeply sorry. I have been really looking forward to these shows. I have to reschedule. I am in the hospital. I’m fine. Baby’s fine but everyone who says the 2nd trimester is better is not telling the full story. I’ve been even more ill this trimester. I have hyperemesis and it blows. Very lucky to be pregnant but this is some bullshit! Sending so much love to the doctors and nurses taking great care of me and Tati! They are cool as hell! And Texas I am really really sorry and I’ll be out there as soon as I’m better." Feel better @amyschumer! #amyschumer #ATXevents #Austin #ifeelpretty #pregnancy

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