WATCH | Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time
Documentaries are typically portraits of the artist in front of the camera, but Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time is a portrait of the friendship between the artist in front of the camera and the one behind it. Comprised of footage spanning the late 80s until the writers death in 2007, this film is more than just an intimate look at the famous figure. It captures the connection that Vonnegut and director Robert B Weide built into a true and lasting friendship from what started out as a film project. Fans of the writer will fall even more in love with him after watching this, and anyone who has yet to read him will discover his books with a fresh passion that we’re envious of for first time readers.
EAT | Distant Relatives
You may have already seen this food truck outside of Meanwhile Brewing, and be sure not to pass it by next time you’re there. Bringing the heritage and flavors of Africa to Texas and melding it with local produce and traditions, Distant Relatives is a must-try for anyone looking for an innovative barbecue spot that nods to the history and spices of West Africa. It’s best to show up hungry and with friends so you can sample even more of the menu, because you won’t want to miss any of it.
LISTEN | Danielle Ponder "Only the Lonely"
The best word we can use to describe Danielle Ponder‘s music is “soulful.” Her rich, smoldering voice resonates in a way that we often don’t find and feel lucky when we do. Her newest release, “Only the Lonely," is from her upcoming album that will be released September 16th, and explores isolation and emotion through her resonant vocals. If you love what you hear, you can explore the rest of her singles released this past year like "Some Of Us Are Brave", "So Long", and "The Only Way Out."
FOLLOW | Caroline Clark
We would tell you that Caroline Clark is from New Mexico, but when you see her work her location shines through. Creating pieces out of Las Cruces, her art features layered landscapes and colors pulled straight from the desert. Her imagery of the American Southwest is well worth the follow, and if you love what you see then you can even bring it home in the form of prints, postcards, keychains and more.
SHOP | Grad Vintage Market
Vintage lovers in Austin can walk away from this with quite a haul. Popping up every Sunday from noon to five on Guadalupe, the Guad Vintage Market is full of clothing, collectibles, homewares, and jewelry along with art, music, drinks and food. Even if you were to show up every weekend you would still be guaranteed to find something new each time and always enjoy some good music and refreshing beverages while you browse.
ATTEND | Austin Museum Day
Tomorrow only, Austin Museum Day is a free celebration at dozens of galleries, culture centers, and museums here in the city. A great way to spend a day filled with art, history, music, culture and activities, it’s great for people of every age and with such a long list of participating locations, you’re sure to find a place (or five) that interests you. Did we also mention that there are contests? It’s all there but it’s only tomorrow, so be sure to add it to your calendar.