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Upcoming Events in HILL COUNTRY

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Virtual Exhibit: "The Brush is a Bow"

Dec. 18, 2020-Dec. 31, 2021

Howard Rains is an artist and master fiddler originally from Texas and now living in Kansas. Rains p...

Virtual Exhibit: "Access Delayed—African American Suffragist’s Courageous Influence on the 19th Amendment"

Feb. 19-Dec. 31

Texas Folklife virtually exhibits a curated collection of quilts created by Quilt Friends Collective...

"Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow"

June 19-Nov. 28

Organized by the New-York Historical Society, this exhibition explores the struggle for full citizen...

Museum of the Future Present

Aug. 5-Dec. 31

Museum of The Future Present is an experiential, self-guided museum featuring 11 unique installation...

Theatre Guild on the Air Broadway Live Readings

Sept. 5-Oct. 3

Penfold Theatre is hosting a series of live readings, free-of-charge, from the Theatre Guild on the ...

"Without Limits: Helen Frankenthaler, Abstraction, and the Language of Print"

Sept. 9-March 13

A key figure in the development of color-field painting, Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) was a tirel...

"Daniel Johnston: I Live My Broken Dreams"

Sept. 11-March 20, 2022

This is the first major museum survey of visual art and music by Austin artist Daniel Johnston (Amer...

Texas Tribune Festival

Sept. 20-25

The Texas Tribune Festival is a multi-day celebration of big, bold ideas about politics, public poli...

Moontower Comedy Festival

Sept. 22-25, 2021

Established in 2011, this festival offers a diverse mix of comedians, podcasts, and performers from ...

Fantastic Fest

Sept. 23-30

Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-...

Ladies of Smooth Jazz Concert

Sept. 25

The First Lady of Smooth Jazz, keyboardist Gail Jhonson; the "flawsome" flautist Althea Rene, and sm...

TinyFest Texas

Sept. 25-26

Bring your family and friends to tour tiny houses, van conversions, skoolies (renovated school buses...

"Propping up Heaven"

Sept. 30-Nov. 7

Paintings and photographs are used to create a meditative space through which the viewer is invited ...

Austin City Limits Music Festival

Oct. 1-3, 8-10

One of the country's largest celebrations of live music, the Austin City Limis Music Festival return...

MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas

Oct. 1-3

The only North American stop of the world's premier motorcycle racing series happens at Circuit of T...

Austin Film Festival

Oct. 21-28

Recognized as one of the top film festivals in the country, this cinematic event shines the spotligh...

2021 Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix

Oct. 22-24

Get ready for a spectacle of speed and sound when Formula 1 returns to Texas. The race weekend exper...

Tito’s Prize 2021 Exhibition: Ariel René Jackson and Michael J. Love

Oct. 23-Jan. 8

Ariel René Jackson in collaboration with Michael J. Love are the winners of the fourth annual Tito...

Luminarium, A Glowing Evening in Pease Park

Oct. 23

Come see the newly transformed Kingsbury Commons, explore all of the new amenities, and enjoy a moon...

Texas Book Festival

Oct. 25-31

The Texas Book Festival has evolved into one of the premier literary events in the country and hosts...

Levitation

Oct. 28-31

This independent festival has grown from a small word-of-mouth event to an internationally acclaimed...

Food and Wine Festival

Nov. 5-7, 2021

The annual culinary extravaganza offers three days of delicious food and wine along with panels and ...

Lauren Daigle in Concert

Nov. 5

Two-time Grammy Award-winner Lauren Daigle, who has sold out every one of her shows to date, opened ...

Powwow

Nov. 6

For more than 25 years, the Austin Powwow has been the largest powwow of its kind in Texas, featurin...

Gazelle Foundation Run for the Water 10-Mile, 5K, and Kids' K

Nov. 7

Run for the Water is the second-largest, fully charity-produced road race in Austin, Texas. The even...

The Wittliff Collections Festival

Nov. 14

The internationally acclaimed collection of Southwest writing, photography, film, and music hosts it...

Austin Area Jazz Festival

Nov. 26-27

Join along for a celebration of music, culture, diversity, and the arts. Enjoy entertainment from to...

Trail of Lights

Nov. 28-Jan. 3

The 57th annual Austin Trail of Lights, the longest-running holiday tradition in the state capital, ...

Austin Fashion Week

Dec. 2-5

The annual Austin Fashion Week, hosted by Fashion by Texas, returns for in-person, outdoor runway sh...

"The Nutcracker"

Dec. 4-23

From the scrumptious sets and costumes to the colorful characters you adore, Ballet Austin’s annua...

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

Dec. 15-24

For more than 45 seasons, the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar has been a fine art shopping destination fe...

New Year Celebration

Dec. 31-Jan. 1

This alcohol-free, family-friendly event celebrates the diversity and creativity of the city with vi...

"Shen Yun"

Jan. 7-9

Experience the beauty of ancient China before communism. Shen Yun's unique artistic vision expands t...

City-Wide Vintage Sale

Jan. 15-16

Shop over 100 vendors for vintage clothing, midcentury modern decor, vintage art, collectibles, ligh...

3M Half Marathon

Jan. 23

Run a mostly downhill course that takes you past some of Austin’s finest locations and finishes do...

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