The Blanton Museum is hosting a free evening of art and activities, with main events including a screening of John Berger’s 1972 BBC television series “Ways of Seeing,” yoga in the galleries and a book club discussion on “Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You” led by Sam Gosling, UT psychology professor and author of the book.
WHAT: Third Thursday at the Blanton
WHEN: July 21 at 5 p.m.
WHERE: The Blanton Museum
Lead by Austin’s swanky six-piece jazz band The Copa Kings, the HighBall is traveling back in time to the sophisticated days of the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s with straight scotch over ice, swing dancing and some scat singing.
WHAT: The Copa Kings
WHEN: July 22 at 7 p.m.
WHERE: The HighBall
ADMISSION: FREE, 21+
Classically-trained pop cellist Ben Sollee and his bandmates are making a pit stop in Austin, perhaps hot off their bicycles. Known for their quirks — from touring across America and hauling their instruments on bikes to intertwining American folk with pop and classical music — the band is the perfect dose of flawless musicality and youthful fun.
WHAT: Ben Sollee with Thousands
WHEN: July 23 at 8 p.m.
WHERE: The Parish
ADMISSION: $12 online, $15 at door
The deliciously greasy vegan food trailer, Iggi’s Texatarian is celebrating its first birthday this Saturday with live music from DJ uLovei and DJ Fredster and bands such as Coma in Algiers, Wicked Poseur and The Bang Bang Theodores. There’ll also be some yummy food from Iggi’s and Asian fusion trailer Me So Hungry and face painting!
WHAT: Iggi’s One-Year Anniversary Party
WHEN: Saturday, July 23 from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
WHERE: Cheer Up Charlie’s
ADMISSION: Free, 21+