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T H E A U S T I N C H R O N I C L E
JULY 25, 2014
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L I S T I N G S
from the private collection of
Glenn and Amanda
Fuhrman
, exploring themes of the body, the figure,
and relationships.
Through Aug. 24. 700 Congress
. At
Laguna Gloria
, feast your senses on the land-hugging,
lobster-netted, site-specific installation “Current”
by
Orly Genger
.
Through Aug. 24. 3809 W. 35th
.
512/453-5312.
www.thecontemporaryaustin.org
.
THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN: ADVANCED YOUNG
ARTISTS
First note that the Contemporary’s install-
ing this exhibition (of work by teen artists and their
professional mentors)
at Pump Project
, OK? Because
you don’t wanna miss it, especially not when the likes
of
Michael Anthony García
,
Virginia Fleck
,
Johnny
Villarreal
, and
Lindsay Palmer
are among the mentors of
these fierce young creatives.
Through Aug. 9. Sat. & Wed.,
noon-5pm
.
702 Shady.
www.thecontemporaryaustin.org
.
J
WALLY WORKMAN GALLERY: A PLACE
BEYOND
We’re going to recommended this show
above all others in town right now, because what
figurative painters
Sara and Shane Scribner
have
rendered in oils on panel is about as gorgeous as art
can be when it’s also a little unsettling, a little Shirley
Jackson-wise creepy and compelling, and this collec-
tion of originals puts a fine shadowy chill into sum-
mer’s fiery onslaught.
Through Aug. 2
.
1202 W. Sixth,
512/472-7428.
www.wallyworkmangallery.com
.
WOMEN & THEIR WORK: SOFT WALLS
Working
with a minimalist palette, Hawaiian-born artist
Akiko
Kotani
has enveloped the gallery walls with thou-
sands of feet of crocheted plastic, the handcrafted
encasement flowing off the familiar verticals and
puddling at the floor.
Through Aug. 29
.
1710 Lavaca,
512/477-1064.
www.womenandtheirwork.org
.
YARD DOG FOLK ART: WILD BIRDS
Calgary artist
Lisa
Brawn
offers a stunning collection of avian portraits –
rendered as woodcut blocks painted in vivid color.
1510 S. Congress, 512/912-1613.
www.yarddog.com
.
YOUNG LATINA ARTISTS 19: Y, QUE?
Curated
by the
Más Rudas Chicana
art collective of San
Antonio, this exhibition presents Latina artists culti-
vating artistic vocabularies to understand the world
around them. Featuring new works by
Natalia Anciso
,
Daphne Arthur
,
Nani Chacon
,
Audrya Flores
,
Suzy
Gonzalez
, and more.
Through Sept. 7
.
419 Congress,
512/480-9373. $5 ($4, seniors, students; free,
Sundays).
www.mexic-artemuseum.org
.
liTera
ReADings, signings,
AnD peRFORMAnCes
TESTIFY: HEAT: TRUE STORIES ABOUT RISING
TEMPERATURES
True stories about rising tem-
peratures? Yes – stories of police chases, musical
compositions about the desert, summer love, travel
to far-off lands, and Burning Man – from
Bronwen
Anderson
,
Christian Bazan
,
Heather Noe
,
Seth
Osborn
, and
Kate Ross
.
Fri., July 25, 7:30pm. Spider
House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 512/480-9562. $5.
www.spiderhousecafe.com
.
BOOKPEOPLE READINGS & SIGNINGS
Lama
Marut:
Be Nobody
Overthrow your obsessive quest
to be somebody.
Sat., July 26, 7pm
.
Ace Atkins:
The Forsaken
The latest Quinn Colson novel.
Mon.,
July 28, 7pm
.
Lacy Johnson:
The Other Side
The
Houston author’s personal account of abuse, kidnap,
and escape.
Tue., July 29, 7pm
.
BookPeople,
603 N. Lamar, 512/472-5050.
www.bookpeople.com
.
BOOKWOMAN POETRY: AMANDA JOHNSTON AND
CEDRIC TILLMAN
BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Ste.
105-A, 512/472-2785.
www.ebookwoman.com
.
THE LION & THE PIRATE UNPLUGGED
Malvern
Books
,
VSA Texas
, and the
Pen2Paper Creative
Writing Contest
present an inclusive (mic-less) open
mic for writers and musicians, suitable for performers
of all ages and abilities!
Sat., July 26, 7pm. Malvern
Bookstore, 613 W. 29th.
www.malvernbooks.com
.
CommuniTy
WATER CONSERVATION FOR OLDER HOMES
Rainwater harvesting has been practiced for hun-
dreds of years, so come learn more about this
historic process and figure out how you can take
part in this green tradition. Dick Peterson, water con-
servation specialist, will about talk about how water
conservation can be incorporated on your property.
Thu., July 24, 6pm. Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 310
Comal St., 512/474-5198. $10.
www.preservationaustin.
org/events/green-your-historic-home
.
EAST END FOURTH FRIDAYS
This monthly event
returns with deals and sales at participating stores
all along the east end of 11th Street. Bring the kids
Soccer Watch
by nick barbaro
to Kenny Dorham’s for pizza, games, crafts, and
more.
Fri., July 25, 5-9pm. Kenny Dorham’s Backyard,
1106 E. 11th, 512/477-9438. Free.
SUMMER BENEFIT FOR AUSTIN SUNSHINE CAMPS
Come out and help raise money for the Austin
Sunshine Camp, which gives children living below the
poverty line a great summer camp experience. DJs,
door prizes, and free tequila shots await.
Fri., July 25,
8-10pm. The Market, 4300 N. Quinlan Park Rd. #120,
512/266-8808. $10 recomended donation.
www.ascbenefit.weebly.com
.
FABRIC SHOP HOP
During this three-day shopping
extravaganza,
10 Austin indie fabric shops
offer
special discounts on fabrics, patterns and notions,
and in-store treats and surprises: Stitch Lab, Bunny’s
Designs, the Cloth Pocket, Sew Crazy, the Cotton
Cupboard, Valli & Kim, the Fabric Shop, Form &
Fabric, SPRUCE, and Walker.
www.austinshophop.com
.
PURPLE MARTIN ROOST
Every summer thousands
of these birds decide to spend their evenings roost-
ing in three live oak trees in the Wells Fargo on
Airport Boulevard. Bring a chair and watch from
across the street with other bird lovers in the
Highland Mall parking lot. Binoculars encouraged.
Fri.-
Sat., July 25-26, 7:45-9pm. Highland Mall,
6001 Airport. Free.
www.travisaudubon.org
.
BAREFOOT WINE BEACH RESCUE PROJECT
Do
a little cleanup on the banks of Lady Bird Lake and
follow it up with a party at Aussies Grill & Beach Bar
(306 Barton Springs Rd.). Sign up online to attend,
and you’ll be given time and location details.
Sat., July
26, 9am. Lady Bird Lake, Colorado River between Tom
Miller Dam and Longhorn Dam, 646/459-9665. Free.
www.beachrescue2014.com
.
SUMMER SWAP & YARD SALE
Bring clothes,
records, knickknacks, or whatever you have to swap,
or, if you have things of real value, try and sell them.
Sat., July 26, 3-7pm. Spider House Patio Bar & Cafe,
2908 Fruth, 512/480-9562. Free.
AUSTIN MUSIC FOUNDATION MIXER
Join the Austin
Music Foundation for their summer mixer. It’ll be
an evening of mixing and mingling with local musi-
cians and industry professionals.
Sat., July 26, 6pm.
Whisler’s, 1816 E. Sixth, 512/542-0077. Free.
www.austinmusicfoundation.org
.
PERUVIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
Along with delicious dishes from Peruvian cuisine,
this Latino cultural event also includes live music
and dancing.
Sat., July 26, 6-11pm. La Chaparrita,
6001 Airport, Highland Mall, 512/431-3116. Free.
www.lachaparritaaustin.com
.
ROB RIGGS ON BIGFOOT IN TEXAS
Riggs, veteran
journalist of the cryptozoological world of bigfoot
research, speaks about the Sasquatch framed within
an exploration of “shape-shifting shamans, altered
states of consciousness, and mysterious energies.”
Sat., July 26, 7pm. Austin Center for Spiritual Living,
5555 N. Lamar Ste. 115-D. Free.
www.anomalyarchives.org
.
TEXAS HEAT WAVE CUSTOM CAR & TRUCK SHOW
Along with all the tricked-out vehicles, there will be
burnout and hydraulic contests, monster trucks, live
music, and more.
Sat.-Sun., July 26-27. Travis County
Expo Center, 7311 Decker, 512/252-0283. Free.
www.heatwaveshow.com
.
‘WHO THE HELL AM I? UNRAVELING THE
MYSTERIES OF SELF-IDENTITY’
There is no question
more pertinent, and no question harder to answer. Join
Lama Marut for a discussion about his new book,
Be
Nobody
, and learn about the nature of the individual
self and the deeper identity each of us shares with all
others.
Sun., July 27. Yoga Yoga, 2501 Capital of TX Hwy.
S., 512/381-6464. $25.
www.yogayoga.com
.
SUMMER SOIREE AT WORKWELL
Do some yoga,
get a massage, relax with a beer, and listen to live
music! There will be games and face painting for the
young’uns.
Sun., July 27, 12-8pm. WorkWell Austin,
6405 Manchaca Rd., 512/671-0224. $10 suggested
donation.
www.workwellaustin.com
.
SCARE FOR A CURE KICKOFF & AUDITIONS
Get
ready for the annual Halloween haunt by finding
out what you can do to help this nonprofit. “Help”
includes assistance with special effects, props,
makeup, construction, costuming, fundraising, acting,
and more. Surely you’re good at one of those things.
Did we mention there will be snacks? See website to
RSVP.
Sun., July 27, 2-6pm. The High Road on Dawson,
700 Dawson. Free.
www.scareforacure.org
.
AUSTIN CAREER FAIR
Come dressed to get
employed because several companies are looking
to hire, and you might just fit the bill. Don’t forget
your résumé. Actually bring a bunch just in case.
Tue., July 29, 6pm. Austin Crowne Plaza, 6121 N. I-35,
847/428-1118. Free.
www.unitedcareerfairs.com
.
THE GREAT RECYCLE
Come visit the Great Recycle
to earn cool rewards for recycling empty beverage
containers (a measly 3,500 containers will net you
an iPad!). Just look for the giant, 12-foot-tall, blue
recycling bin.
Wed., July 30. Whole Foods Arbor Trails,
4301 W. William Cannon Dr., 301/652-3556. Free.
www.thegreatrecycle.com
.
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ROUND ROCK EXPRESS
The Express are out of town
this weekend, but return to host a four-game series
against Oklahoma City.
Tue.-Fri., July 29-Aug. 1, 7:05pm.
Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock,
512/255-2255. $7-16.
www.roundrockexpress.com
.
INSPIRE PRO WRESTLING
This wrestling federation
brings all the slobberknocking action to the ring with
Barbi Hayden defending her women’s championship
title against Maya Yim, a contender she’s never faced
before. Rest assured there is an entire bill of high-flying,
muscle-ripping action in store.
Sun., July 27, 6pm. The
Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N I-35, 512/454-2000.
$12 ($15, front row).
www.inspireprowrestling.com
.
THe HOMe TeAMs
AUSTIN AzTEX
Hungry for a second straight USL
PDL Championship, the Aztex host Southeast
Division runner-ups the SW Florida Adrenaline as
the Southern Conference Championship begins. For
more, see “Soccer Watch.”
Sat., July 26, 7:30pm.
House Park, 1301 Shoal Creek Blvd., 512/335-8881.
$10.
www.austinaztex.com
.
WORLD TEAM TENNIS PLAYOFFS
At press time, the
Austin Aces are playing at the San Diego Aviators,
needing a win to make the playoffs in their inaugural
season. If they win that, then beat the Aviators again
in the Western Conference championship match on
Thursday, they’ll host the WTT title match this week-
end.
Sun., July 27, 5pm. Cedar Park Center,
2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park, 512/600-5000
.
www.wtt.com
.
kids
STORYTIME AT THE ART GARAGE
This week’s sub-
ject is fairies. Make a fairy crown to wear during story-
time, then paint some figurines.
Fri., July 25, 10:45am.
Art Garage, 11190 Circle Dr., 512/852-9900. $13.
www.theartgarageaustin.com
.
‘THE BIRTHDAY PARTY’
This fully improvised show
invites the audience to help the cast create original
characters and hilarious situations, all centered
around a birthday party that gets pretty crazy.
Saturdays, 10am, through Aug. 16. ColdTowne Theater,
4803-B Airport, 512/809-0017. $5.
www.moveyourtale.com
.
‘THE PIRATES OF HIDEOUT COVE’
To while away
the long hours of their ocean voyages, these pirates
play games and tell tales, often with the help of kids
and their parents. Don’t forget your pirate costume!
Sundays, through Aug. 31, 2pm. The Hideout Theatre,
617 Congress, 512/449-9688. $5.
www.hideouttheatre.
com/improv-for-kids/flyingtheatermachine
.
Ace Atkins at Bookpeople on Monday.
Austin Aztex PDL Playoff Schedule
Saturday, July 26: Southern Conference semifinals
Ocala Stampede vs. Laredo Heat, 5pm
Austin Aztex vs. SW Florida Adrenaline, 7:30pm
Ocala are the Southeast Division champions, but
they’ll have their hands full with a very physical Laredo
squad that handed the Aztex their only defeat of the
season. The Aztex face the Southeast runners-up, rid-
ing a five-game unbeaten streak that earned them
their first-ever playoff spot.
Sunday, July 27: Southern Conference championship
Conference championship, 7:30pm
Playoff tickets are $10, with kids 10 and under
free, and your unused regular-season tickets can
be redeemed for playoff tickets at no charge.
www.austinaztex.com
Soccer Playoffs This Weekend … With Beer!
The
Austin Aztex
host the
PDL Southern Conference Championships
this Saturday-
Sunday, July 26-27 at House Park, with a semifinal doubleheader Saturday, and the champi-
onship Sunday. The Aztex have made the playoffs in each of their three years in PDL, and
host them for the second year in a row as the conference’s top seed, after finishing the regu-
lar season at 11-1-2. The winner this weekend moves on to the national championship final
four next weekend, with the location still to be decided, though the defending champion Aztex
will put in a bid to host if they qualify.
Longtime fans will be thrilled as well by a long-awaited off-field development: The Aztex
have navigated the choppy waters of the TABC, AISD, and the city of Austin to create a never-
before-seen-at-House-Park
biergarten
in the small triangle of land
that’s not school property, and is therefore available for that purpose
under state law.
Huzzah!
But drink responsibly, and don’t be any
ruder to our out-of-town enemies visitors than you usually are.