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Rainbow on the Creek on June 15

Join Waller Creek Conservancy and our community partners as we celebrate LGBT Pride Month by commemorating the Stonewall Riots of 1969 and celebrating the impact LGBTQIA persons have had in the world! Love, dance, and celebrate into the evening at Symphony Square with a lineup of electrifying entertainment including a headlining performance from RuPaul’s Drag […]

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Women in Jazz on June 12

Community Salon Featuring Works by Ernie Mae Miller & Interview with Margaret Wright Celebrating Black Music Month, the Austin History Center recreates the jazz scene experienced on Red River Street during the 50’s and 60’s through a special community salon. Featuring a performance and interview with music legend Margaret Wright and discussion about the life […]

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POSTPONED Music that Advocates: Considering Matthew Shepard on June 5

Due to foretasted inclement weather, Music that Advocates: Considering Matthew Shepard is being postponed to a later date. Check back soon for updates. ——————- Waller Creek Conservancy, KLRU-TV, Austin PBS and Conspirare have partnered to present a special screening of Considering Matthew Shepard, a unique performance documentary born in Austin and experienced around the country. […]

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Unanimous Council Vote for the Palm District & Waller Creek District

THANK YOU, AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL Yesterday, the Austin City Council took a bold step to advance the future of eastern Downtown Austin, including Waller Creek. Unanimously approving a resolution sponsored by Council Member Kathie Tovo, the Council directed the City Manager to engage in a comprehensive planning process for the Palm District and Waller Creek […]

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New Orleans Club Revisited: Tameca Jones on May 23

Join Waller Creek Conservancy for our final installment of our New Orleans Club Revisited concert series with Taméca Jones and featuring Big Wy’s Brass Band! Enjoy food and beverages from Brick Oven Austin on-site at Symphony Square! 7:00 PM – Big Wy’s Brass Band 8:00 PM – Taméca Jones Come early – limited capacity! RSVP […]

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Cinema on the Creek on May 19

The final installment of Cinema on the Creek: New Monuments for New Cities features a curated selection of short films including The Town I Live In (2017) and Graven Image (2017) and Christo’s Valley Curtain (1974) directed by Albert & David Maysles and Ellen Giffard. The screening will be accompanied by a community discussion focused […]

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Monument Lab Community Workshop on May 18

WCC is partnering with Monument Lab for a focused discussion around an open research question: “Who decides the fate of public space?” This free workshop is open to the public and will be lead by Monument Lab’s Paul Farber, co-founder and Artistic Director, and Laurie Allen, Director of Research. Presented with our current “New Monuments […]

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Artists in Conversation: New Monuments for New Cities on May 16

Join us for our final panel discussion for New Monuments for New Cities, featuring Nicole Awai and Vincent Valdez! This current art exhibition raises a number of questions about who and what has been memorialized in the past and how applying new lenses could shift that paradigm in the future. Join the dialogue as we […]

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Concert on the Creek: Forever Bicycles May 11

Join Waller Creek Conservancy and KMFA Classical 89.5 for an outdoor exploration of music in celebration of National Bicycle Month! Austin musician and artist, Steve Parker, will lead a series of performances and workshops that will explore the traditional and non-traditional properties of music through an unusual combinations of sound-makers including bicycles! Steve Parker will […]

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Enjoy Ai Weiwei’s Forever Bicycles Through May 15

Brought to Austin by a partnership between the Waller Creek Conservancy and The Contemporary Austin, Forever Bicycles (2014), by Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, has been on display at Waller Creek since June 2017. The temporary installation was funded in part by a generous grant from the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation. Located along […]

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