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Date Time Event Description
Oct-21-17 02:00 PM National Dance Institute (NDI) Celebration Team: “Harlem Night Song” October 21 at 2 pm—National Dance Institute (NDI) Celebration Team: “Harlem Night Song” A yearly favorite with Just Kidding audiences, NDI returns to present an afternoon of young people dancing for families. This year’s performance includes selections from NDI’s 2017 Event of the Year, “Harlem Night Song,” directed by Bianca Johnson. Through dance and music, NDI will bring to life the work of Jacob Lawrence, Duke Ellington, Florence Mills, Fats Waller, and Hector LaVoe. NDI dancers will stomp at the Savoy, salute the Harlem Hellfighters, cheer for Joe Louis, and shuffle along at the Hoofers Club. Founded by ballet star Jacques d'Amboise, National Dance Institute (NDI), has transformed the lives of more than 2 million children through award-winning arts and learning programs, and through their spectacular and colorful public performances for more than 40 years. The Celebration Team dancers are youth ages 9 to 15, drawn from schools throughout the NYC metro area. Learn more at nationaldance.org. “Wow!... unbelievable. These kids are amazing!”– Harry Connick Jr. “You can’t really go wrong with kids dancing. But the students of the Celebration Team transcend cuteness. They are remarkably musical, with rock-solid rhythm.” –The New York Times
Oct-21-17 08:00 PM Selected Shorts on Tour: Austin, Texas

Selected Shorts: Uncharted Territories
The hit public radio series comes to Austin with an evening of moving, comical, and surprising stories about unexpected encounters in places both fantastical and close to home. Spellbinding tales will be performed by Kate Burton (Scandal), Zach Grenier (The Good Wife), and Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos).

Selected Shorts is a weekly public radio show broadcast on more than 150 stations around the country. It is produced by Symphony Space and WNYC Radio and distributed by Public Radio International. The radio show is recorded live as a popular New York City stage show that began in 1985 and still enjoys sell-out audiences today at Symphony Space on Broadway and 95th Street in New York City. Selected Shorts is one of the premiere reading series in New York City. The Selected Shorts podcast consistently ranks as one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes, with over 100,000 downloads every week.

There is a theme to each Selected Shorts episode and performance. Several stories are presented around each theme. The stories are mostly fiction, sometimes classic, sometimes new, and always performed by great actors from stage, screen, and television who bring these short stories to life.

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The Paramount Theatre
713 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701

Oct-21-17 09:00 PM Liquid Family Dinner

Family "Liquid" Dinner is a Cabaret starring Kiley Caughey and Jessie Bangarang Atkinson featuring all music styles and special guest performers. Each performance has a different theme based on a stereotypical attendee of a family dinner like "Drunk Uncle" or "Angsty Teenager". Kiley and Jessie met at an open mic after both moving to NYC to pursue music and theatre. This is where they found their "NYC family". Come to dinner, we've saved you a place at the table!

Oct-21-17 09:00 PM Liquid Family Dinner

Family "Liquid" Dinner is a Cabaret starring Kiley Caughey and Jessie Bangarang Atkinson featuring all music styles and special guest performers. Each performance has a different theme based on a stereotypical attendee of a family dinner like "Drunk Uncle" or "Angsty Teenager". Kiley and Jessie met at an open mic after both moving to NYC to pursue music and theatre. This is where they found their "NYC family". Come to dinner, we've saved you a place at the table!

Oct-23-17 08:00 PM Secret Science Club North: Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe

Best-selling author and former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino is ready to spill all of his best space secrets!  What does it feel like to travel in a rocket at 17,500 mph?  How does the earth appear from 350 miles away?  What does microgravity do to your body?  How did it feel to send the first tweet from space?  You’ll learn all of this and more at this special event celebrating Massimino’s aw-einspiring new book.

Mike Massimino rocketed into orbit on two NASA shuttle missions on which he spent over 30 hours spacewalking, performed critical repairs on the Hubble Space Telescope, and became the first human to tweet from space. Now a professor of mechanical engineering at Columbia University and a public advocate for space exploration and education, he and his work have been featured on StarTalk, NOVA, The Big Bang Theory, CNN, and The MothSpaceman is his first book.

 

Before & After

  • Prepare for launch with cosmic cocktails at our Space Station bar & sway to starry-eyed tunes
  • Take our NASA-inspired quiz for a chance to win out-of- this-world prizes
  • Stick around for the Q&A and snag a signed copy of Mike Massimino’s book, Spaceman

Oct-24-17 07:30 PM Thalia Book Club: Nicole Krauss Forest Dark

Join bestselling author Nicole Krauss to discuss her upcoming new novel, Forest Dark, an intellectual, humorous, provocative book exploring life and God through the eyes of two Americans lost in Tel Aviv. Krauss will be interviewed by  National Humanities Medalist, novelist and philosopher Rebecca Goldstein (Plato at the Googleplex).

"A brilliant novel. I am full of admiration." —Philip Roth

"Lucid and exhilarating" - The New York Times

“Krauss’s elegant, provocative, and mesmerizing novel is her best yet. Rich in profound insights and emotional resonance...Vivid, intelligent, and often humorous, this novel is a fascinating tour de force.” —Publishers Weekly starred review 

At the Thalia Book Club, readers and writers meet for intimate conversations about compelling new books and favorite classics in fiction, essay, biography and more. Evenings include an actor performing an excerpt, an interview, and a conversation with the audience.

Book sales will be provided by Symphony Space. There will be a book signing following the event.

Oct-25-17 07:30 PM Amythyst Kiah

This Tennessee-based Southern Gothic songster crosses the boundaries of blues and old time music with deeply moving interpretations all her own. Provocative and cooly fierce, Amythyst Kiah brings her raw and powerful vocals to Symphony Space for this special Project Americana appearance. Project Americana is an annual celebration of American art, culture, and history which presents the best of American literature, music, theater and film.  

A professed Southern Gothic, alt-country blues singer/songwriter based in Johnson City, TN, Amythyst Kiah’s commanding stage presence is only matched by her raw and powerful vocals—a deeply moving, hypnotic sound that stirs echoes of a distant and restless past.

Accoutered interchangeably with banjo, acoustic guitar, or a full band (Her Chest of Glass), Amythyst’s toolbox is augmented by her scholarship of African-American roots music. Her eclectic influences span decades, drawing heavily on old time music (Mississippi Sheiks, Son House, Jimmie Rodgers, Olla Belle Reed, Carter Family), inspired by strong R&B and country music vocalists from the ’50s-’70s (Big Mama Thornton, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Mahalia Jackson, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn) and influenced by contemporary artists with powerful vocal integrity (Adele, Florence and the Machine, Megan Jean and the KFB, Janelle Monae).

Recent tours in Scotland and the U.K. have seen Amythyst performing for audiences at the Americana Music Association UK Showcase, the Southern Fried Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, the Edinburgh Jazz Festival, and SummerTyne Americana Festival. She is a crowd favorite at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion in the U.S., has performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, and the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival.

Amythyst Kiah joins Symphony Space as a part of our Project Americana series. Project Americana is an annual celebration of American art, culture, and history which presents the best of American literature, music, theater, and film.

Oct-27-17 07:30 PM Liz Vice

With a timeless and spiritual sound, it’s clear that Liz Vice’s soulful music was born from her early days as a church singer. Recently transplanted from Portland to Brooklyn, her easy and intimate style will soon become a city favorite. Be one of the first to hear this true rising star!

 

"I didn’t think I was going to live past 20 years old," recounts Liz Vice. It's a surprising revelation considering the vitality and energy she exudes onstage, but it brings context to the utter joy and gratefulness and humility and magic that imbues her soulful voice throughout There's A Light, her debut album. Vice is an unlikely breakout artist—she'll be the first to tell you that she never intended to share her singing voice with anyone—but she's overcome the odds with a survivor's spirit, discovering that sometimes we have to travel dark roads and long nights before the sun can illuminate our true path.

There is indeed a light shining over Liz Vice. It saved her all those years ago just when she thought her life was ending, and it shone down upon a new calling, one in which she gets up onstage every night and shares that light with the world. Come what may, Liz Vice is gonna let it shine.

Liz Vice joins Symphony Space as a part of our Project Americana series. Project Americana is an annual celebration of American art, culture, and history which presents the best of American literature, music, theater, and film.

Oct-28-17 11:00 AM Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights

A fan favorite at Symphony Space, Brooklynite Joanie Leeds’ tuneful melodies and rich, funny and thoughtful child-respecting lyrics give depth and irresistible zip to ditties about the East River Ferry, subway rides, Yiddish catch phrases and the hilarious “Hipster in the Making.”

At this special Halloween Hootenanny, Joanie and harmony-driven trio will perform in costume, singing “Confusing Costume” and other hits, plus new songs from the latest album “Brooklyn Baby.” Fans are invited to come in costume for a chance to win a copy of the CD. Learn more about Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights at www.joanieleeds.com. 

Joanie Leeds joins Symphony Space as a part of our Just Kidding series. Just Kidding features the best in family-friendly music, theatre, dance, and so much more! 

"Electric guitars and Leeds’s belting vocals make this rock-and-roll. You won’t be able to resist the urge to sing along pretending your hairbrush is a microphone. Most of the tunes provide you with a great way to free your inner rock star." – The Washington Post

Suggested age range: 2-9 years old 

For families with children on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities, this performance features: 

Brighter lighting in audience 

Lowered sound levels

Patrons free to move about the theater during the show


Oct-29-17 01:00 PM RSC Live: Coriolanus

Sope Dirisu (One Night in Miami, Donmar Warehouse, 2016) and Charles Aitken (Sleepy Hollow, The Girl on the Train) star in a full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield.

Director Angus Jackson completes the Royal Shakespeare Company's collection of Shakespeare's Roman plays with a visceral production of Coriolanus that transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome.
Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new city-state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor is widening every day, Coriolanus must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie.

Part of Symphony Space's Theatre in HD series, bringing unforgettable theatre from around the world to our screens.

Private group screenings available! (Minimum 75 attendees)
Contact
ed.budz@symphonyspace.org.