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Dates: 
05/18/2018
05/19/2018
05/20/2018

Location:

810 S Austin Ave
Georgetown, TX, 78626
United States

Phone:

(512) 869-7469
Time: 
varies

13

Geek. Poser. Jock. Beauty Queen. Wannabe. These are the labels that can last a lifetime. With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer, 13 is a musical about fitting in – and standing out! ​Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast-paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy town following his parents divorce. Surrounded by an array of middle school students, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order. Can he situate himself on a comfortable link of the food chain... or will he dangle at the end with the outcasts?!? ​Composed of a precocious cast, no character in 13 is older than the show's title! ​Please note: we ask for parental caution. 13 The Musical is rated PG-13 for mild language and adolescent content and situations. As the show is meant for teenagers, some of it's content reflects this. Characters deal with the ramifications of crushes and early exploration of dating. Please contact us at the office at 512-869-7469 ext 532 if you have any questions about the content before purchasing tickets. ​13 will be directed by guest artist Kristen Rogers, PhD, with choreography by Jesee Smart and Music Direction by Rose Yurcina. ​Performances Friday, May 18, at 7:00 pm, Saturday, May 19 at 7:00 pm, and Sunday, May 20 at 2:00 pm at the Palace Playhouse. All tickets are $5.
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Dates: 
05/05/2018

Organization:

City of New Braunfels

Location:

424 South Castell Ave
New Braunfels, TX, 78130
United States

Phone:

830-221-4057
Time: 
Noon- 10pm

Wein and Saengerfest

Along with wine and craft beer tasting, Wein and Saengerfest offers a host of entertainment and activities that include continuous live music, a grape stomp, artisan market, food seminars, a Chef’s Showdown and activities for the kids – culminating with a street dance – all in Downtown New Braunfels!
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Dates: 
04/21/2018

Location:

EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens
1101 FM 2325
Wimberley, TX, 78676
United States

Phone:

(512) 847-6969
Time: 
9am -5pm

2018 Butterfly Festival

Come and join us for our 20th annual Butterfly Festival! Over 3800 butterflies will be released throughout the day during this amazing festival that starts with a moving opening ceremony at the Veterans Memorial that includes an initial butterfly release to honor those who have lost their lives in the past year. After that the festival opens up and attendees can enjoy crafts, games, bounce houses, wonderful food, an exotic butterfly flight house and much more!
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Dates: 
04/27/2018
04/28/2018
04/29/2018

Location:

113 E. 8th St.
Georgetown, TX, 78626
United States

Phone:

(512) 930-3652
Time: 
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Red Poppy Festival

The whole family is sure to have fun April 27 – 29 at the Red Poppy Festival on The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas!
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Dates: 
05/12/2018
05/13/2018
05/19/2018

Location:

Long Center
701 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, TX, 78704
United States

Phone:

(512) 743-7966
Time: 
2:00 pm

The Secret of the Soap and Spin

Are there really secrets lurking in the dusty corners of the local laundromat? Melanie is a second grader who lives two apartments away from Victor, a fourth grader. They play together a lot — especially on laundry day. But when they meet a mysterious fifth grader named Annie, she challenges them to find out if the rumors are true: is the old, broken down blue dryer in the back of the local laundromat really a portal to another world? The trio goes on journey to see what they can discover about some people who have gone missing — including Victor's mother — without getting caught by “The Broom”, the grumpy, old guy who runs the laundromat. Everyone knows you can’t get inside a dryer, but no one knows what might come out of one! Graham’s newest play for Pollyanna Theatre is an imaginative and poignant story about children bravely coaching each other through the difficult (and sometimes soapy) waters of growing up. This play is intended for children grades 2 - 5.
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Dates: 
04/21/2018
04/22/2018

Location:

Frank Erwin Center
1701 Red River St
Austin, TX, 78701
United States

Phone:

(703) 448-4000
Time: 
Saturday at 7 pm and Sunday at 2 pm

Monster Jam® 2018-Austin

The most family-friendly, action-packed motorsport in the world races into the Frank Erwin Center on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22.
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Dates: 
04/28/2018

Location:

New Branfels Tube
New Braunfels Tube Chute 100 Liebscher Dr,
New Braunfels, TX, 78130
United States

Phone:

830-221-4057
Time: 
Varies. Check website for details.

Thru the Chute Boat Race

Thru the Chute Boat Race is a cardboard boat race held annually at the New Braunfels City Tube Chute.
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Dates: 
05/04/2018
05/05/2018
05/06/2018

Location:

810 S Austin Ave
Georgetown, TX, 78626
United States

Phone:

(512) 869-7469
Time: 
varies

Peter and the Star Catcher

Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation featuring From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love. ​ A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure. ​ Direction and fight choreography by Adam Miller-Batteau. ​ Peter and the Starcatcher performs Friday, May 4, at 7:00 pm, Saturday, May 5, at 7:00 pm, and Sunday, May 6 at 2:00 pm at the Palace Playhouse. All tickets are $5.
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Dates: 
04/21/2018
04/22/2018

Location:

Auditorium Shores
800 W Riverside Dr
Austin, TX, 78704
United States
Time: 
Varies. Check website for details.

Austin Reggae Fest

Austin Reggae Festival brings three days of incredible dub and world music to the city's best and most scenic outdoor venue.
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