April events include Palestinian/Arabic music and a screening of ‘Beyond the Frontlines.’
Beyond the Frontlines to be screened in Austin, April 28, 2019.
Event: Palestinian Solidarity Event
What: Palestinian/Arabic Music, Performance
When: Saturday, April 13, 2019, 6:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Where: Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark
Address: 4140 Governor’s Row, Austin, TX 78744
Tickets: Tickets online at Ticketbud.
Sponsored by: Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee of Austin
Event: Beyond the Frontlines
What: Film screening and reception
When: Sunday, April 28, 2019, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
Address: 14311 Wells Port Drive, Austin, TX 78728
Sponsored by: St. Andrew’s Social Justice Committee, Jewish Voice for Peace, Austin, CAIR Austin, and Interfaith Community for Palestinian Rights
AUSTIN — Two Austin events in April highlight the Palestinian cause.
Open studio event on April 19 is sponsored by Austin’s Canopy and Big Medium groups.
Art aficionados attend monthly open studio event.
AUSTIN — Arts organizations Canopy and Big Medium are having their monthly open studio event –- known as Open Canopy — on Friday, April 19, from 7 pm to 10 pm. The event, which takes place at 916 Springdale Road, Austin, near the intersection with Airport Blvd., is free and open to the public.
Artists Cecilia Colomé and Fernando Muñoz have invited Rag Blog readers to visit their studio in Building #1, Studio 105.
Javier Jara, Sacred Cowgirls, Bird Casino, and Maracatú Texas will perform.
Event: DSA Presents: ‘It’s a Bailroom Blitz’
What: Concert and benefit
When: Sunday, November 18, 2018, 6-11 p.m.
Where: Spider House Ballroom
Address: 2908 Fruth Street, Austin, TX 78705
Bands: Javier Jara, Sacred Cowgirls, Bird Casino, Maracatú Texas
Tickets: $10 suggested donation
Proceeds to: Hutto Community Deportation Defense and Bond Fund
AUSTIN — The Austin chapter of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is hosting an event to raise bail and funds for immigrant women held at T. Don Hutto Detention Center in Taylor, Texas, on Sunday, November 18, 2018, . Music will be provided by Javier Jara, Sacred Cowgirls, Bird Casino and Maracatú Texas. Comedians Elizabeth Spears, Angelina Martin, and Melody Shifflet will also perform.
DSA Presents It’s a Bailroom Blitz at the Spider House Ballroom, 2908 Fruth Street in Austin, Texas. Benefit proceeds will be used to post bond for women incarcerated at the Hutto Detention Center so that they can pursue asylum claims. Both donations at the door and for merchandise will directly benefit the Hutto Community Deportation Defense and Bond Fund.
For more information about the fund, or to make donations directly, visit the Grasssroots Leadership website. A former immigrant detainee will speak about her experience in detention and the support she has gotten. The goal of the benefit is to raise enough in donations to post bond for two women at T. Don Hutto.
Historic Austin bands the Uranium Savages, Bill Kirchen, Shiva’s Headband, and Leeann Atherton will perform.
Art by Kerry Awn.
Thorne Dreyer’s Birthday Party
Concert and benefit
Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 6:30-10:30 p.m.
Threadgill’s World Headquarters
301 W. Riverside, Austin, TX 78704
Leeann Atherton, Shiva’s Headband, Bill Kirchen, Uranium Savages
$15 at door; Advance tickets $10 here: http://holdmyticket.com/event/319660
New Journalism Project, Inc.
AUSTIN — Eddie Wilson and Threadgill’s are honoring longtime Austin progressive activist and journalist, Thorne Dreyer, on his birthday, Wednesday, August 1, 2018.
It’s Thorne Dreyer’s Birthday Party and the event features historic Austin bands Uranium Savages, Bill Kirchen, Shiva’s Headband, and Leeann Atherton. It’s all happening from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Threadgill’s World Headquarters, 301 W. Riverside, Austin, TX 78704 on Wednesday, August 1.
The Uranium Savages are Austin’s classic comedy-rockers; Guitar virtuoso Bill Kirchen sparked Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen; Shiva’s Headband was Austin’s pioneering psychedelic blues band; and blues-rock songstress Leeann Atherton is a longtime fixture on the Austin scene.
Event: Rhapsody in Blue
What: A convergence of culture and resistance politics
Media: Slam poetry, storytelling, musical performance
When: Thursday, May 10, 2018
Time: 7-9:30 p.m.
Where: The High Road on Dawson
Address: 700 Dawson Rd., Austin, TX 78704
Sponsors: Progress Texas and New Journalism Project (The Rag Blog & Rag Radio)
Charge: No admission; $10 donation to NJP optional.
Amenities: Food, cash bar, rooftop deck.
AUSTIN — Rhapsody in Blue (“Revelry for the Resistance’s Sake!”) is a celebration of music, poetry, storytelling and art with — and for — the Central Texas progressive community.
Jointly sponsored by PROGRESS TEXAS and the New Journalism Project, the event happens Thursday, May 10, from 7-9:30 p.m., at The High Road on Dawson, 700 Dawson Rd., Austin TX 78704.
According to Glenn Smith of PROGRESS TEXAS, “Artists always light the way out of dark times, and the political leadership has always championed artists’ freedom. We need each other.”
Event: Screening of ‘She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry’
When: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 7 p.m.
Where: Alamo Drafthouse Mueller
Address: 1911 Aldrich Street, Austin, TX 78723
Sponsor: Feminist Action Committee, Austin Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)
AUSTIN — On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, there will be a screening of Mary Dore and Nancy Kennedy’s documentary about the rise of the women’s movement in the United States between 1966 and 1971, She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry. It will be shown at the Alamo Drafthouse Mueller, 1911 Aldrich Street, at 7 p.m.
The film was highlighted on The Rag Blog when it premiered in Austin in 2015.
Event: ‘Our House’
What: A Festival of Arts, Diversity & Community
Who: Produced by Lucky Chaos
When: Sunday, April 8, 2018, 6-10 p.m.
Where: Motion Media Arts Center
Address: 2200 Tillery, Austin, TX 78702
Cost: Free to the public
AUSTIN — Lucky Chaos is inviting the public to Our House: A Festival of Arts, Diversity & Community on Sunday, April 8, 2018, from 2-5 p.m., at the Motion Media Arts Center, 2200 Tillery in Austin.
The highlight of the arts and cultural festival is the rarely performed “Dian Jing,” an “eye-dotting” awakening ceremony for the group’s 20-foot Chinese dragon.
Event: International Women’s Day Music Fest
What: Benefiting Lilith Fund
Who: Music and Spoken Word
When: Thursday, March 8, 2018, 6-10 p.m.
Address: Inks Ave., Austin 78702
Suggested Donation: $10
Sponsors: Feminist Action Committee, Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)
AUSTIN — In celebration of International Women’s Day the Feminist Action Committee of Austin’s Democratic Socialists of America is putting on a Music Fest featuring bands and spoken word. A $10 donation is suggested and will benefit the Lilith Fund.
This will be the third year that DSA socialist feminists have fundraised for the Lilith Fund, an organization that supports the right of all Texans to make their own reproductive choices, regardless of income.
Event: Rag Blog Happy Hour & Stocking-Stuffer!
When: Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 2-4 p.m.
Where: Ruby’s BBQ
Address: 512 W. 29th St. (at Guadalupe), Austin, TX 78705
Cost: Free and open to the public
Food: Ruby’s beer and barbecue at cash bar
Join us for an informal get-together sponsored by the New Journalism Project (The Rag Blog and Rag Radio) — and do your last-minute politically-correct X-Mas shopping — this Saturday at Ruby’s BBQ.
Get our critically-acclaimed book, Celebrating The Rag, at a special holiday discount — as well as Rag commemorative t-shirts — and choose from our great collection of classic Hawaiian shirts!