WTH: What’re The Happenings… June 15 – 21, 2015

June 15, 2015
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June is a swell month in Central Texas. Even though the rain keeps falling, and Bill is approaching, summer is on and we are super up for getting out and about. Here are a few of our picks for the week.

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Cooking Demonstration with Iliana de la Vega, Chef and Owner of Rainey Street’s El Naranjo! Iliana will teach a class at Austin’s Central Market Cooking School on how to to prepare tuna ceviche, chilled cucumber and jalapeno soup with jumbo lump crab and summer squash salad with rice. Central Market North Lamar. The Queso will be there, you should come! But if you can’t make it, we’re planning to feature some of learnings over the next week. So watch for that. Or join us!  Tuesday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. in Austin. Image source: NBC Latino

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An Evening with Neil DeGrasse Tyson. He’s sold out in San Antonio, but there are still some tickets available to see the man, the myth, the award-winning astrophysicist, author, and host of FOX’s Cosmos this week in Houston and Austin for an evening of engaging conversation on science, exploration and the world as we know it. I’m getting geeked out just thinking about it. Sign me up! Wednesday, June 17th at 8 pm at ones Hall for the Performing Houston Get tickets here. And Thursday, June 18th at 8 pm at the Long Center in Austin Get tickets here.  Image source: NDT Live

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Soul Food Expert Talks Cultural Roots & Recipes. And no, it’s not Rachel Dolezal. It’s the James Beard Award-winning author and chef Adrian Miller at Austin’s Central Market Cooking School. So smart. Join him as he explains the cultural roots behind soul food. He’ll feature creole boiled catfish, Nashville hot chicken, mustard and turnip greens with smoked turkey and a sweet peach crisp. Are you kidding me? I am dying about this and need to go. Thursday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. in Austin. Join him at Central Market North Lamar. Image source: Adrian Miller

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Elle King. Tanner Elle Schneider, better known by her stage name Elle King, is an American singer, actress, and the daughter of comedian Rob Schneider…but don’t hold that against her. Girl can sing. Ex’s and Oh’s is her big hit. But she has a range of sounds (What would happen if Billie Holiday, Melissa Etheridge and Johnny Cash has a baby with Rob Schneider?) in the on her debut album Love Stuff. Check her out.  Saturday, June 20 at 9:30 pm in Austin. At Lamberts. Get tickets here.  Image source: YouTube

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Love and Mercy. Genius and madness. Creation and redemption. If you like music at all, it’s worth seeing this movie…if only to watch Paul Dano masterfully play Brian Wilson produce Pet Sounds. Whoa. This biopic moves back and forth between 1960s Brian Wilson (Dano) and 1980s Brian Wilson (John Cusak, love of our lives forever). They both play Wilson so well…intense, heartbreaking, inspiring, all of it. You should go see this movie. Anywhere. Check listings for your favorite theater. My recommendation for this one is Violet Crown in Austin, because it’s good to feel like you’re in Brooklyn 2015 when you’re watching a movie set in LA in 1965 / 1985. But, really, any theater will do. Image source: Love and Mercy

So that’s a good start. Happy second week of June. And stay dry!

 

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