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4 performing and visual arts events to check out in Austin this weekend

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By Hoodline - Published on May 10, 2019.

If you're a fan of the arts, mark your calendars: there's plenty to do when it comes to artsy events in Austin this weekend, from an art fundraiser to a nightclub bash.

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ArtBomb: Art Fundraiser 

From the event description:

Check out a fundraiser that showcases queer artists and poets of all ages in a safe and sober environment. The goal of the event is to keep art accessible so items will be auctioned off at a fraction of the price. The event will also feature readings by local queer poets and an act by a sideshow performer. The bidding for the silent auction begins when the doors open and closes at 6:45 p.m. The winners will be announced at 7 p.m. 

When: Saturday, May 11, 3:30-7 p.m.
Where: The Electric Church, 5018 East Cesar Chavez St. 
Admission: $0-$3

Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Big Squeeze 2019 Finals

From the event description:

Texas Folklife and the Bullock Texas State History Museum are hosting the finals for the annual Big Squeeze accordion contest this Saturday. Big Squeeze finalists will perform before the judges and the public, followed by a master accordionist showcase. The event will feature Cedryl Ballou with The Zydeco Trendsetters and Conjunto Cats.

When: Saturday, May 11, 1-5 p.m.
Where: Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave.
Admission: Free

Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Contemporary Texas Group Exhibition: Opening Reception

From the event description:

Ao5 Gallery is bringing Austin an eclectic selection of accessible fine art during the WEST Austin Studio Tour this Saturday. The gallery will be showcasing a collection of contemporary artwork curated from more than 700 entries submitted by artists from Texas, including locals. 

When: Saturday, May 11, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Ao5 Gallery, 3005 S. Lamar Blvd., Suite C110-B
Admission: Free

Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Bash at The North Door

From the event description:

Check out a nightclub bash at The North Door this Saturday night. DJs Mouthfull, Mateo Segade and Dr. Beard will play an eclectic mix of electronic dance beats that range from house to disco to techno.

When: Saturday, May 11, 9 p.m.
Where: The North Door, 502 Brushy St.
Admission: $10

Click here for more details, and to get your tickets


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