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Weds, May 6, 7pm at the Alamo South Lamar
Advance tickets available here

One of our favorite monthly series, and one we don't get to highlight on this page of our website nearly often enough, is Salvage Vanguard Theater's THE DIONYSIUM, a unique, innovative program of debate, lecture, declamation, theatrical presentation and music in a salon-like atmosphere on the first Wednesday of every month at the Alamo South Lamar.

Audiences enjoy offerings not to be found elsewhere in Austin, including the recitation of famous speeches, participatory discussion in a formal, moderated context, and the opportunity to participate in the recreation of Ancient rituals. A typical DIONYSIUM show will feature a lecture, a declamation, a drinking song, a film or live musical performance, an appeal to Dionysus, a fiction-writing contest, and plenty of strong drink. But the heart of every DIONYSIUM is the debate, pitting two experts against each other in toe-to-toe parliamentary combat. Tonight's show at the Alamo South Lamar is no exception, as architecture and planning are the name of the game at this week's DIONYSIUM! Featuring:

A Presentation!
The Blanton Museum will present a cool presentation on their current exhibit, Birth of the Cool. It's gonna be cool!

A Debate!
Resolved: Austin's Energy Ordinance Imposes an Unfair and Unnecessary Burden on Property Owners
Featuring Emily Chenevert from the Government Affairs Department at the Austin Board of Realtors vs. Kurt Hildebrand, returning Dionysium debate monster!

A Really Short Presentation!
Wayne Alan Brenner briefly lets us in on the big cool project that has occupied his time for the last year: Minerva's Wreck!

A Lecture!
City Council Candidate Chris Riley will speak on urban design or something of the sort, in a manner that will be interesting but also enjoyable!

A Cartoon!
You know what those are!

A Presentation/Lecture!
Michael Antenora of Antenora Architects will present a architectural presentation that will be a lot cooler than you might think, unless you love the idea of architecture presentations. It's a win/win!

Grab your tickets here, and come armed with your own questions for the debaters!

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