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Benefit For Political Prisoner Marilyn Buck

Convicted of politically-motivated crimes, Marilyn Buck has spent 25 years in prison. Set for release in August, she’s now being treated for cancer. Join us for an evening of music, poetry and consciousness-raising in her honor on Friday, June 25 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 3105 E. Cesar Chavez Street in Austin (on the north bank of the …

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Check In & Walk Out With A Free Poster

As the mayor of the South Austin Popular Culture Center, I am pleased to announce a new offer from the center. For every sixth check in on FourSquare or Gowalla, you will receive a free exhibit poster!* So come check out our latest events, and don’t forget to check in: FourSquare | Gowalla . What are FourSquare and Gowalla? These …

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Art Or Not: The Art Car Controversy

In a 2008 post on Apartment, Adrienne Breaux showcased the art car behind the South Austin Popular Culture Center car as an interesting planter. The post caused some colorful reactions…

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Summer Flying Saucer Cinema Series: Invaders From Mars

The South Austin Popular Culture Center is proud to host the Summer Flying Saucer Cinema Series this summer. This free event showcases thought-provoking films every month. Films are viewed under the stars, so please bring your own chair to assure seating. This month’s movie premier will take place on Saturday, June 12 at 8 p.m. The film starts at 8:30 …

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Last Dance At The ‘Dillo Video Series

The Armadillo World Headquarters’ final night of performances was Dec. 31, 1980. The last concerts featured Commander Cody, Bill Kirchen, Jerry Jeff Walker, Kenneth Threadgill, Asleep at the Wheel and more.

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Freddy King Live At The Travis County Jail

Freddie was in Austin to play at the Armadillo World Headquarters. Richard Halpin (Jail Arts & Education Project) got Freddie and his brother Bennie to play for the inmates at the Travis Co. Jail. The prisoners loved it. So did the musicians.

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The Tale Of The Flying Iguana

Bob “Daddy O” Wade’s iconic iguana has traveled thousands of miles across the country. Thirty two years later, “Iggy” has found his way home to Fort Worth. Local News Report (Includes raw video of Iggy’s journey): Giant Iguana Statue Flies To New Home At FW Zoo (Source: KTVT) Photo Gallery: ‘Iggy’ at the zoo (Source: Star-Telegram) News Report: 40-Foot Lizard …

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Special Exhibit & Tribute: 2 Austin Music Icons

During the summer of 1970, Austin’s first successful psychedelic music club, the Vulcan Gas Company, closed. In August 1970, the Armadillo World Headquarters opened. Both venues made dramatic changes to Austin’s culture.

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A Couple Of Art Trips

Bloggers depict their trips to the museum.

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Popular Culture Center Among Spinner’s Best Of Weird Austin

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