Despite the unbearable heat, Austin throws some pretty fine parties in late August.
Aug. 16: Brian Jones Classic Etiquette Dinner for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area. Four Seasons Hotel Austin.
Aug. 18: Opening of “Chicago.” City Theatre.
Aug. 19: Austin Originals Benefit Concert for Austin Child Guidance. ACL Live.
Aug. 19: An Evening with NASA Pioneers from Texas State Historical Association. Driskill Hotel.
Aug. 20: Pure Prairie League. One World Theatre.
Aug. 20: Cochon 555 US Tour. Four Seasons Hotel Austin.
Aug. 23: “An Evening with the Piano Guys.” Long Center.
Aug. 25: Texas 4000 Tribute Gala for Cancer. JW Marriott.
Aug. 26: Austin Pride Festival and Parade. Downtown Austin.
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Aug. 26: Ice Ball for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas. JW Marriott.
Aug. 26: Studio 54lift for Forklife Danceworks. 5540 N. Lamar Blvd.
Aug. 27: “Gregeriart” from Rude Mechs. Carousel Lounge.
Aug. 29: Opening of “Austin at Midcentury: Photographs of Dewey Mears.” Austin History Center
Aug. 30: Opening of Robert Schenkkan’s “Building the Wall.” UT campus.
Aug. 30: “An Evening with Carrie Rodriguez.” Long Center.