Upcoming Events

April 2019

April 4, 2019 | 6:30PM

Joyce Maynard

Harry Ransom Center

In the Flair symposium's keynote, New York Times bestselling writer Joyce Maynard will reflect on her correspondence, at age 18, with J.D. Salinger, its consequences, what happened to those letters 25 years later, and what we can learn from the story in the age of the Me Too movement. The keynote address is open to the public; registrants of the Flair Symposium, Ethical Challenges in Cultural Stewardship will have reserved seating.

April 5, 2019 | 9 am

Magic of Life and the TX Bold Beauty Project


William Sullivan and James Talbot are our artists this month and their art is not to be missed. In addition we will be hosting the TX Bold Beauty Project sponsored by the Wimberley Art League. These photographs highlight the beauty and determination of women with disabilities   The exhibit is April 1 through May 1, with the Opening Reception, Friday, April 5, 5:00-7:00 pm. Regular hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

April 6, 2019 | 8:00 PM


Women & Their Work

DreamLife will celebrate the many ways that artists, past and present, female and male, have found dreams to be a source of inspiration and a space for exploring the imagination. They’ve welcomed dreams as provocateurs, as geneses for new work. By actualizing the subconscious, artists have shown us what dreaming looks like: from portrayals of sleepers and dreamers in bed, to the dreamscapes in our minds, to the configuration of visual symbols that create narratives. The subconscious is fantastically colorful, acutely personal, and a universal experience: though not everyone is an artist, everyone makes art in their dreams. About the evening Our spring bash is more of an immersive art party extraordinaire. The evening will feature performance art, a dreamlike photo booth, tarot readings, music, video projections and more. DreamLife VIP party-goers will sip on specialty cocktails & catered delights during a pre-party reception from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and have the first chance to buy art from a small collection curated especially for this event. Hair stylist Tisa Watson and makeup artist Lady B will provide attendees with party-ready hair and makeup styling.The festivities are open to all ticket holders from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Suggested attire for the evening is psychedelic bedclothes. Think silk robes, slip dresses, satin pajamas, and kitten heel slippers…. the loungewear and sleep attire of midnight.

April 9, 2019 | 6:30 PM

“Austin to ATX” book talk with author Joe Nick Patoski

Austin History Center

Most Austinites will agree that Austin is different from the rest of Texas, and indeed the country. Author Joe Nick Patoski explains why in his new book, “Austin to ATX: The Hippies, Pickers, Slackers, and Geeks Who Transformed the Capital of Texas”. Join the Austin History Center on Tuesday, April 9, as Patoski discusses his latest book, taking Austinites on a trip down memory lane, or explaining our story to the newest arrivals. Light refreshments will be served and a book signing will follow the event.

April 11, 2019 | 06:30 PM

Rachel Cusk

Harry Ransom Center

The publication of "Kudos" in 2018 completed Rachel Cusk's critically acclaimed literary trilogy that began with "Outline" (2014) and "Transit" (2016). Cusk will be reading from "Kudos," a book The New Yorker called "a breathtaking success." Free and open to the public. Please be aware that the Ransom Center's Charles Nelson Prothro Theater seats 125. Line forms upon arrival of the first patron, and doors open 30 minutes in advance.

April 13, 2019 | 12:00 PM

Know Your District History – District 4

Austin History Center

In 2014, the City of Austin dramatically changed how it governed, returning to a system where elected officials represented citizens from a single district. This process created 10 districts citywide that, though new, had some distinct historical characteristics and stories. The Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, invites you to come learn more about the history of your district at “Know Your District History – District 4” on April 13, 2019 at the Little Walnut Creek branch library. This open house style event lasts 12pm – 4pm and is free and open to the public.

April 19, 2019 | 10:00AM

Butterfly Bonanza

Science Mill

Celebrate Earth Day (a few days early) with the Science Mill! Release a butterfly (while supplies last) in the brand new Aquaponics Greenhouse, and experience the beauty of a working aquaponics system. Be surrounded by stunning butterflies, all fluttering through a system of fish, plants and microbes working together to create healthy food, and play a round of Greenhouse Bingo! Plus, visit a freshly planted butterfly garden in the museum’s Science & Art Park and see a special showing of Flight of the Butterflies 3D.

April 24, 2019 | 10 am

Meet a Meteorite

Texas Memorial Museum

A program for children ages 2-5 years in The Niche at TMM

FREE with paid regular admission! No registration required.

• Outer Space Story Time • Sing-a-long • Hands-on Learning Activity • Space-themed Craft

April 25, 2019 | 6:30 PM

“City in a Garden” book talk with author Andrew Busch

Austin History Center

Author, professor, and former Austin resident Andrew M. Busch, PhD, will be speaking about his new book, “City in a Garden: Environmental Transformations and Racial Justice in Twentieth Century Austin, Texas” (University of North Carolina Press, 2017) at the Austin History Center on Thursday, April 25. Busch traces Austin’s development through the twentieth century and asks readers to consider the social ramifications of sustainable urban development. Austin’s story helps us to understand the limits of liberal public policies as they apply to racial discrimination and segregation. The talk should be of interest to city planners, environmentalists, and people interested in Austin’s history and future. There will be ample time for a community discussion about the book as well as about Austin’s contemporary development. Event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

April 27, 2019 | 10am

Texas Independence Walking Tours

Save Austins Cemeteries

Join us for a free walking tour at historic Oakwood Cemetery featuring interesting stories on "residents" who helped Texas win its independence from Mexico 1835-1836 plus displays of the flags and paintings from the events that helped form the Texas Republic. Actors will portray heroes from the Texas Revolution battles, survivors of the Alamo and the Goliad Massacre,  and founders of the Republic of Texas. The 45-minute tours are family-friendly and free, but donations are gladly accepted to fund preservation projects. Tours start every ~30 minutes 10am-1pm near the newly restored Oakwood chapel. Kids under adult supervision are welcome, but please leave your pets at home and wear closed-toed shoes.