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The Joseph & Susanna Dickinson Hannig Museum is located right in the middle of downtown Austin, but is still a hidden gem. This place was the home of Susanna Dickinson, who was one of the two survivors of the Battle of Alamo, the second being her little daughter. This rubble rock-style house provides one a good glimpse into her life after the battle, where she settled with her fifth husband. There are other artifacts relating to local Texan history, as well as temporary exhibitions on different subjects.
Started by a donation received from a church, the Trinity Street Players Theatre, is truly one of the best kept secrets of Austin. This no-nonsense and no-frills theater group presents some of the most heart-touching plays, that hit the spot every time. Located at Trinity Street, it lies a stones throw away from downtown. Amazing casting, strong performances and power-packed shows are what they seem to be popular for. There are no ticket prices to see any of their plays, however a donation is always appreciated. A highly recommended theater for all those who love this art form, Trinity Street Players Theatre won't disappoint you.
Right next door to Esther's Follies, its sibling act is a venue for local and visiting comics. Featuring all the elements of the stand-up comic's typical venue; dimly lit, crowded audience, bar, central stage; it has sustained the careers of many a local comedian for ages. In the past, it has showcased people such as the late, great comics Sam Kinison and Bill Hicks, both of whom began their careers in Texas. Beer and other drinks are cheap and the comedy is pretty constant. A stable of regular performers keeps the place friendly do not be surprised if the Esther's Follies gang turns up a lot.
One part vaudeville and one part stinging political/social satire, this place has been amusing and delighting its guests, as well as the pedestrians who pass by its front-stage windows and observe its goings-on, since the late 1970s. A troupe of multi-talented performers write, act, sing and dance their way across a broad and constantly updated comedic map that pokes fun at our elected officials, celebrity icons, and regular citizens. It is not all for laughs, though; a magical act comes on a couple of times per show to startle and captivate your senses. This is a true downtown institution.
Located off the Purple Heart Trail in Austin, The Creek and the Cave is a must-visit for those looking for a good laugh. This comedy club hosts a number of stand-up comedy shows and roasting competitions that are put together by talented artists like Laurie Kilmartin, Maddy Smith, Robert Hines and many others. This venue also features several interesting arcade games like Indiana Jones, Ghostbusters, Jurassic Park and Dialed in. The menu includes a selection of quick eats and alcoholic drinks like beers, cocktails and wines.
Thrilling to the core, Empire Control Room & Garage is one of the most popular concert spaces of the city and guarantees an entertaining night to all who attend. It has two venues- the Control Room seating 350 and the Garage with a capacity of 850. George Clinton, Daedelus, TNGHT, Robert Glasper, Dirt Nasty, Jim James and Flying Lotus are just a few of the sparkling names who have performed here. The outdoor patio offers the glittering lights of the stars and plenty of fresh air to catch a breath.