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    Take a magical journey through Kent’s life as a magician, showcasing some of his favorite illusions from throughout his 70 years as a magician (full time since 1986).

    Kent’s first show for a real audience was in 1952, in his home town of Del Rio, Texas. His first paid performance was the very next year, for the Junior Modern Woodmen Club in San Antonio. Kent won his first trophy as a magician in 1960 (and his second in 1961!), and has performed throughout the Unites States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and New Zealand.

    Master of Ceremonies is Kent’s long-time friend, “Peter the Adequate.”
    Special guest performers include Carolyn Kim, “The Amazing Adele,” Ray Ray the Rabbit…and perhaps others!
    (Also, by special request…Kent promises to tell “The Juggler Joke.”)
    All seats are $47…and everybody gets a free souvenir magic wand!

      Join Austin Film Festival for a free live script reading of The Olympian, Winner of the AFF 2017 Sony Pictures Animation Comedy Award, written by Troy Anthony Miller. When a gifted but rebellious teen javelin thrower is kicked off her high school track team, her only hope for Olympic glory is to seek out the rowdy, reclusive former champion to be her coach. The result is a story that is both comedic and full of heart. Enjoy delicious Indian food and help to support local writers, filmmakers, and actors!

      Hear ye! Hear ye! Directly from Sherwood Forest Faire, Robin Hood and his merry band of outlaws are stirring up mischief this summer at Austin Scottish Rite Theater. Come see Robin, Maid Marian, Friar Tuck, Little John, and all the rest outwit the Sheriff of Nottingham in the original adventure story of Merry Olde England. With live music by Alan A Dale accompanying the fantastic Sherwood Forest Faire players, this is action-packed fun for the whole family!

      Sherwood Forest Faire, now in its ninth year, is a popular Texas destination. This production, especially written and produced for Austin Scottish Rite Theater’s young audiences, provides a rare opportunity for families to experience the characters of Sherwood Forest Faire indoors in a convenient Austin space.

      Enjoy the historic Austin Scottish Rite Theater, built in 1871 with its newly restored comfy seats and a gorgeously restored starry ceiling! Kids get the best seats in the house—on carpets close to the action. Open seating for all. Free show parking as available with metered street parking also nearby. Tickets available online and at the door.

      Location: Austin Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W 18th St., Austin

      Tickets: Available online at until one hour before show time, and then sold at the door. $12 general 12 and up; $8 children under 12; under 2 years freeAdvertisement


      Saturday, August 25 – noon & 2:00 p.m.Advertisement
      Sunday, August 26 – noon & 2:00 p.m.
      Friday, August 31 – 7:00 p.m.
      Saturday,  September 1 – noon, 2:00 & 7 p.m.
      Sunday, September 2 – 10:00 a.m. & noon

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      Giveaway: Win a family four pack of tickets to see The Legends of Robin Hood at the Austin Scottish Rite Theater! Complete the form below by 9 a.m. on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. One winner will be selected and contacted by email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to the email to claim the prize. If no response is received within 24 hours, a new winner will be chosen. The tickets are non-transferable and hold no cash value.

      The Austin Summer Musical for Children’s 2017 performance of The Jungle Book is coming to the BOyd Vance Theater August 12-27, 2017. The non-profit organization provides live musical theatre productions for the children of Central Texas as a way of fostering community, building interest and enriching the lives of children through music and theatre.

      The fully costumed and choreographed production is presented FREE of charge. It is written, planned and performed by a board of community volunteers who share their free time to ensure that the children of Austin and Central Texas will be treated to a quality show.  There are 17 free public performances, produced for children ages 2-12.

      The Jungle Book

      Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. On their journey, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin’ musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their fellow animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle.
      While the show is free, you do still need to have a ticket for entry to the theatre. Tickets are available 30 minutes prior to the show with online tickets available for select performances.

      When: Saturday and Sundays, August 12-27, 2017
      Time: Saturdays at 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m.
      Where: Boyd Vance Theater, inside Washington Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St., Austin

      Tip: Arrive early to make sure you get a place in line to get tickets! Lines can be long and tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Only six tickets allowed per family. Tickets are released 30 minutes before show time.

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      Jungle Book: Jangal Ki Kahani opens this weekend at the Austin Scottish Rite Theater and runs through the month of April. This fresh Bollywood-styled take on Rudyard Kipling’s beloved classic, Jungle Book, features Mowgli in new adventures learning life lessons from his jungle family.


      Featuring original music by Austin’s own Bollywood swing band, The Sacred Cowgirls, the show will please kids and grownups alike with live action, dance, and fanciful settings. Kids get the best seats in the house—on the big carpet close to the action!


      Saturday and Sunday, April 1-2, 11 a.m.
      Saturday and Sunday, April 8-9, 11 a.m.
      Saturday, April 15, 11 a.m.
      Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, 11 a.m.
      Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

      Tickets: $12 adults, $8 children 12 and under; free for children under 2. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

      Location: Austin Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th Street, Austin

      Parking: Free onsite parking

      Suitable for all ages. Approximate length of performance is one hour.

      Giveaway: The Austin Scottish Rite Theater is giving away a family four pack of tickets, winner’s choice of performance, to see Jungle Book: Jangal Ki Kahani to one lucky 365 Things to do in Austin reader!

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      The historic Austin Scottish Rite Theater, built in 1871, is proud to bring you an exclusive staged production based on the beloved song, Puff, the Magic Dragon. Austin Scottish Rite Theater features newly restored seats, a gorgeous starry ceiling, and plenty of carpets for kids to sit on in front of the stage to be up close to the action!

      Giveaway: Family Four Pack of Tickets to the Show of Your Choice

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      With a new baby sister in the house and the family too busy to play with him, Jackie finds adventure with Puff in the fanciful Land of Honalee.

      By special permission from its original authors/songwriters Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton. Puff, the Magic Dragon is a play for all ages with live music, puppets, and plenty of action!


      Where: Scottish Rite Theater, 207 w. 18th Street, Austin

      When: Saturdays and Sundays in February at 11 am and 1 pm

      Cost: General admission for 12 and up, $12, under 12, $8. Tickets are available for purchase online and at the door.

      Parking: Free parking onsite with metered parking nearby

      Rosita y Conchita is an imaginative adaptation of Erich Haeger and Eric González’s award-winning children’s book about two sisters who try to reunite on the Day of the Dead. Along the way Rosita keeps getting lost, but she miraculously finds her way to Conchita through familiar sounds and images. This touching story comes to life with live son jarocho music by Son Armado, professional actors, and puppetry, All ages will delight in the rhyming bilingual dialogue and stunning images.

      Children love to gather around on the rugs in front of the stage to watch the action in the historic Austin Scottish Rite Theater, Austin’s oldest and theater. Going through a recent renovation, parents can relax in the newly re-upholstered seating under a historically restored starlit ceiling. It’s magical!


      What: Rosita y Conchita: A Dia de los Muertos Play in English and Spanish

      Where: Austin Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th Street, Austin

      When: Saturday and Sunday, October 8, 9, 16, 22, 23 & 30, 2016 at 11 a.m.

      Cost: $12 adults, $8 children 2-12, under 2 are free

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