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August 2018

Comanche Motion: The Art of Eric Tippeconnic

August 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Until Jan. 1
Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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$9 – $13

Experience the dynamic nature of Comanche culture through the paintings of Comanche artist and historian Eric Tippeconnic. Filled with symbolism and meaning, Tippeconic's paintings are rich with history and the unbroken connection the Comanche people have with their roots. The artwork is juxtaposed with Comanche artifacts to provide historical context and underscore Tippeconnic's inspiration for the paintings. Engage with the symbolism and meaning in each painting through hands-on interactives for all ages, including a symbol scavenger hunt, a pattern-making activity…

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Lenka Clayton: The Distance I Can Be From My Son

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Until Sept. 2
Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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Free with museum admission

In 2013, Lenka Clayton attempted to objectively measure the furthest distance she could be from her toddler son in three environments: a city park, the alley behind their Pittsburgh home, and in the aisles of a local supermarket. The trio of videos humorously underlines the challenging judgment calls that parents make about how much autonomy to give their children. Clayton produced these videos as part of a larger project, An Artistic Residency in Motherhood (ARiM), a grant-funded residency she created out of…

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Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan & Levi Collection

August 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Until Sept. 9
Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan & Levi Collection features contemporary painting and sculpture by Australian Aboriginal artists. Curated by Pamela McClusky, Curator of African and Oceanic Art at the Seattle Art Museum, the exhibition celebrates the renaissance that has occurred since the 1970s within the millennia-old traditions of indigenous Australian art. Aboriginal people gained increased power and visibility in the late 1960s, following decades of grassroots activism. Since then, many artists have translated motifs from traditional art forms,…

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Job Fair at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa

August 15 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa, 575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road
Lost Pines, TX, 78612
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Free

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa, located right outside Austin, will host a job fair on Wednesday, August 15 between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. The property is looking to fill more than 50 full-time and part-time positions ranging from engineering and recreation to housekeeping and food and beverage. All job fair attendees who fill out an online application in advance at lostpines.regency.hyatt.com will receive on-site interviews. Additionally, on-the-spot job offers will be available for qualified candidates. Hyatt Regency…

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FUTURX

August 15 @ 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00pm, repeating until August 18, 2018

The VORTEX, 2307 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722 United States
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$15 – $50

This August, The VORTEX—in partnership with Avante Theatre Project—will present FUTURX, a festival of new and avant-garde LatinX performance designed to explore the many permutations and intersections of LatinX identity in the 21st Century and beyond. We will feature work from playwrights, solo performers, and improv troupes that dives deep into the complexities of LatinX identity, exploring and critiquing the ways that Latinidad engages with questions of race, ethnicity, color, gender, sexuality, religion, class and citizenship. Our flagship performance is…

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Open Mic Night at Gourdough’s!

August 15 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Gourdough’s Public House, 2700 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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Come and keep your mid-week drive alive with music, laughs, friends, and donuts! Gourdough's Open Mic is coming at you every Wednesday!! Bring your instruments and come join in on the fun! Drink Specials: $4 Happy Meals! $4 Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery drinks! -All ages -Always FREE For more info [email protected]

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Texas Artist Series: Mike TRUTH Johnston

August 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Join us for a talk on artworks not found on canvas, carved in marble or displayed behind glass but those on view outside a museum's walls. Mike (TRUTH) Johnston will join us for a discussion on street art, share his experiences and give us a glimpse behind the curtain of the Austin street art scene. After the talk create your very own screen printed poster featuring one of Mike's original works.

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Third Thursday at the Blanton

August 16 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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Free

In addition to our current exhibition "Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan & Levi Collection," be sure to stop by our Paper Vault gallery exhibition "From the Page to the Street: Latin American Conceptualism." Learn more about the exhibition here → http://bit.ly/2HZCwoL   Our full line-up: 12:30pm-1:00pm ~ PUBLIC TOUR: Highlights of the Blanton's Collection   5:30pm ~ BEAT THE RUSH: Austin Classical Guitar Experience this unique program for emerging artists as we're joined by Austin Classical Guitar.   7:30-8:00pm…

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Popping and Animation

August 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Until August 16
Sankalpa Academy, Baha’i Faith-Austin, 2215 E M. Franklin Ave
Austin, 78723
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$1 – $140

A course that engages participants to experience dance as an expression of life. This class focuses on the basics of popping, waving, tutting, robotics, gliding and much more. This is a program for individuals who want to immerse themselves in an innovative style of dance that inspires creativity on the cutting edge of cultural expression.

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Lockhart Blind Brisket Tasting

August 16 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Belmont Village- West Lake Hills, 4310 Bee Cave Rd.
Austin, 78746
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Free

Join us for a blind tasting from the four best BBQ joints in Lockhart. Try brisket from Black's, Chisholm Trail, Kreuz Market, and Smitty's. Pick your favorite and enjoy a variety of sides, local craft brews, and live music! RSVP to concierge at 512-347-1700

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Tapas Cooking Class w Paella’s Tapas and More

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Con’Olio: Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd, #130
Austin, 78759
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$55

Join us as we welcome back Chef Fer Candil of Paellas, Tapas & More for an authentic Spanish Tapas cooking class! This is one of our most popular classes at Con' Olio and perfect for a date night, girls night, educational night out or group event.  The demo will include a brief education about extra virgin olive oils & balsamic vinegars then Chef Fer will demonstrate the authentic spanish tapas below. This class is interactive so be prepared to jump…

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Grassy Thursday

August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
St Elmo Brewing Company, 440 E Saint Elmo Rd
Austin, TX 78745 United States
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Backyard + Bluegrass + Beer Come on out for one of the best free shows in Austin. Some of the top pickers around come play a THREE HOUR set at St Elmo every Thursday RAIN or SHINE! Couple that with good beer and hot food, and we have a recipe for a great night. *Pet friendly outside **No ferrets tho ***Please no outside food + drink**

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Zilker Theatre Productions presents: All Shook Up

August 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 18, 2018

Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Dr
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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Free

Zilker Theatre Productions is kicking off its 60th anniversary season with its production of All Shook Up, celebrating six decades of free musicals in Austin with a callback to the rock ‘n’ roll era. All Shook Up combines all the magic of the Broadway and the hip-shaking rock ‘n’ roll of Elvis Presley. The free show features 24 of Elvis’s hits in a family-friendly story celebrating the power of music, inclusion and good old-fashioned roustabout rebellion. This season’s run includes…

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W Austin Presents SUMMER CRUSH // Every Friday 12 pm – Sunset

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, repeating until October 31, 2018

W Austin WET Deck, 200 Lavaca Street
Austin, 78701
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$10

Kick start your weekends at WET Deck with live beats by DJ Kurupt & Buck Rogers while staying hydrated with exclusive summertime cocktails. Tickets are $10 for non-guests and are complimentary for guests of W Austin. Cash is not accepted at the door.

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City Wide Garage Sale Austin

August 18 @ 8:30 am - August 19 @ 5:00 pm
Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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The City-Wide Garage Sale® Keeping Austin Vintage Since 1977 A secret resource for Interior Designers, Set Designers and Lovers of everything Vintage! Vintage Clothing Mid Century Mod Art Industrial Pottery Furniture Linens Cowboy Boots Coins Militaria Quilts Collectibles Musical Instruments Toys Antiques Fine Estate Jewelry Kitsch Vintage Electronics Turquoise Art Deco Garden Statuary Vinyl Vintage Fabrics and so much more... Show Hours: Saturday, August 18 | 10am-5pm Sunday, August 19 | 11am-5pm Admission Good Both Days with Hand Stamp Adults…

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South Congress Artist Market!

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Vespaio, 1610 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704-3522 United States
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We are a lovly bunch of artists, jewlers, crafters and collecters offering our good to the greater Austin Community. We set up our pop up shops at a wonderful Italian Restaurant, Vespaio, so come on down and say hi! We offer a collectic bunch artisan goods. Family and pet friendly!

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Back to School with Axis – Health Event with Backpack Checks

August 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Axis Chiropractic, 3115 S. 1st St. Ste. 101
Austin, 78704
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Free

AISD is back to school on August 20th! Are your kiddos ready to head back to school with proper postures and optimized spinal health? Stop by Axis Chiropractic on Saturday, August 18th from 11 am - 3 pm for a free backpack check for your elementary school and middle school students! Why do a backpack check? Dr. Sarah has great tricks and tips for ensuring the weight in your child's backpacks doesn't negatively impact them later on in life! At…

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Angry Orchard Rock The Roots Music Tour

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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This Rock the Roots stop is a one-day music festival featuring:  Sublime with Rome Lupe Fiasco Collie Buddz G. Love and Special Sauce The Original Wailers Share this event with friends! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Cider Rocks! Join us in Austin, TX at Carson Creek Ranch on August 18th for the 2018 Angry Orchard Rock the Roots Tour. Rock the Roots is a one-day cider and music festival you don’t’ want to miss. If you love hard cider, great music, hanging with your friends and meeting new ones then…

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Come and Save It: Battleship Texas Foundation Partners with Friends and Allies Brewing Company

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friends and Allies Brewing, 979 Springdale Rd #124
Austin, TX 78702 United States
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Free

The Foundation and brewery team up to increase awareness and host event on Aug. 18     WHAT: The Battleship Texas Foundation and Friends and Allies Brewing Company have joined forces to raise awareness about the nation’s last surviving dreadnought, Battleship Texas. The partners will host a free community event at the brewery in efforts to secure petition signatures and save the historic ship. Friends and Allies will be offering a $3 pint for attendees that sign the petition.  …

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Live Music at backYARD at Waller Creek

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
backYARD at Waller Creek, 701 East 7th Street
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Free

On Saturday, August 18, join us in the backYARD at Waller Creek for jams with The Rewinders. Enjoy the rest of summer featuring live music performances from local talent each Saturday of August at 7:00 p.m. Complete the night with tasty dishes from backYARD’s new Executive Chef Thad Crennen, plus, craft brews and cocktails from the bar. There is a self-park garage and street parking available.

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COMPLIMENTARY YOGA AT TRUE FOOD

August 19 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
true food kitchen, 222 West Avenue
Austin, 78701
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Free

JOIN US FOR A COMPLIMENTARY ALL LEVELS VINYASA CLASS AT TRUE FOOD KITCHEN. HOSTED BY ATX YOGA GIRL 15% OFF OF BRUNCH AT 10AM

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W Austin WET Deck SoundWave // Every Sunday 12 pm – Sundown

August 19 @ 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, repeating until September 30, 2018

W Austin WET Deck, 200 Lavaca Street
Austin, 78701
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$20

W Austin presents a Sunday Funday favorite - SOUNDWAVE SUNDAYS from 12 PM – sundown. BEATS by DJ Bird Peterson and special guests play poolside while guests lounge comfortably in cabanas. Tickets are $20 for non guests and the event is complimentary for guests of W Austin.

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Olive Oil, Vinegar & Vodka-Featuring Local Maker Deep Eddy Vodka

August 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Con’Olio: arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd # 130
Austin, TX 78759 United States
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$50

Join us for our next collaboration class with local maker Deep Eddy Vodka! Ben Say will be back to demonstrate each refreshing cocktail below! Ben has a strong passion to create beautiful cocktails from unique ingredients and has been doing so for many years. Throughout the evening you will try different cocktails featuring our oils and vinegars and the different flavors of Deep Eddy Vodka! Participants can also learn how each of the flavors are produced at the distillery. Ben…

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Paella Cooking Class by El Chipirón at Central Market Cooking School

August 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Central Market North Lamar Austin, TX 78704 United States + Google Map
$60

LOCAL CHEF DEMONSTRATION.  For Pablo Gómez, who was born in Santander, along the northern coast of Spain, it is important to stay as faithful as possible to Spanish products and traditions. That, combined with a dedicated respect for food, a modern creative edge and a global approach to cooking and dining, inspired him to open his first restaurant, El Chipirón. He will share a few of his favorites with you tonight. Paella Class Menu: Appetizers: Pan con tomate y jamón :…

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Monday Night Trivia w/ “Who Wants a Dollar?” @ Shangri La

August 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Shangri La, 1016 East 6th Street
Austin, TX 78702 United States
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FREE

Join us for trivia every Monday 7pm-9pm. It's free to play! More than $150 in prizes given away each week including Shangri-La gift certificates, Apple TVs, and other great goodies! Come on down and whip out your big brain!

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