Jim Halfpenny w/Brandon Storms on percussion
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

JIM HALFPENNY has been a professional film composer and songwriter for more than 20 years. His composing credits include the original scores for over 25 feature length films, music for a Discovery Channel series and jingles for national TV and radio ads. Jim’s stylishly diverse songs have been placed in feature films, cable and network TV programs and a musical production for the stage. His unmistakable sound uniquely blends folk, rock, pop and country and was described in the Americana Music Times as “earthy, yet refined”. Jim’s two self-released CD’s have gathered positive press reviews both domestically and abroad and a third one is on its way.  Originally from Southern California, Jim now resides in Austin, Texas, where he performs regularly as a solo artist and with the Jim Halfpenny Band.

Jim Halfpenny  will perform with percussionist Brandon Storms (1/2 of the Jim Halfpenny Band) in The Loft at the Uptown Art House on Thursday, July 19, from 6pm to 9pm.  UAH doors open at 5pm – Admission is Free.

Giulia Millanta – Singer/Songwriter
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Singer-songwriter, Giulia (Julia) Millanta, is a native-born Italian from Florence who now calls Austin, Texas home. A creative and prolific artist, she has released five albums touring regionally, nationally throughout the USA and internationally. An accomplished guitarist, Giulia also plays ukulele and sings in four languages. She has been called smart, pensive and cool and credited with psychedelic grooveability whilst “baring her clairvoyant soul” to “deliver musical mojo.”   In 2016, Giulia released her fifth solo album “Moonbeam Parade”, 13 self-penned tunes fueled by a new direction on electric guitar. Produced by Giulia herself on her own label “Ugly Cat Music”, with her friend and producer George Reiff, with a stellar band featuring some of the best musicians in Austin, such as Charlie Sexton (Bob Dylan), Howe Gelb (Giant Sand), Glenn Fukunaga (The Dixie Chicks), Michael Fracasso, Kimmie Rhodes, Gabriel Rhodes (Willie Nelson), Dony Wynn (Robert Palmer), David Pulkingham (Patty Griffin). Moonbeam Parade tour has brought Giulia to the U.K, Holland, Germany, Belgium, Italy and through out the U.S.  She is currently working on her 6th record to be released in the spring of 2018.

Giulia performs in THE LOFT at the Uptown Art House on Friday, July 20 from 7pm to 10pm.  UAH doors open at 3pm – Admission is $5 at the door.

GUY FORSYTH – w/Jeska Forsyth
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

GUY FORSYTH performs at the Uptown Art House on Saturday, July 21, from 7pm-9pm.  Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door day of the event.  BUY TICKETS HERE

Austin, Texas-based musician, singer, storyteller, and songwriter Guy Forsyth has played around the world, made 20 or so records, won many awards and helped define Austin music. Forsyth is simply a one-of-a-kind original. He not only writes and sings his own songs, but he enjoys telling the stories behind their inspiration. He is a modern American Songster. Not one song is the same, but they share the same care and craftsmanship. No matter the tune, no matter the rhythm, Forsyth’s music will bring a smile and and make the body move. One could even argue that he was made for this lifestyle—one of endless music and lyrical storytelling.

Over the years, Forsyth’s music had been featured, both live and recorded in favored pubs and bars of Austin, to movies (Waking Life and Hands on a Hard Body, to name a couple). He has been on tour nationwide and internationally, from festivals to shared stage time with the big boys (BB King, Ray Charles, Ben Harper, and John Hammond to name a few). To top his accomplishments, he won the Austin Male Vocalist of the Year Award (2005) and is nominated again for the same title in 2018.

Forsyth’s life is not entirely focused on music, however. He is a firm believer of working together to bring about solid goals and happier times. He played for Bernie Sanders and sang This Land is Your Land with him during the Presidential Election of 2015-16 when he was campaigning in Austin, and is a firm and active supporter for HAAM (Health Alliance for Austin Musicians). To sustain his community on the most fundamental of levels he has taught Tai-Chi in Austin for 10 years to disabled vets, children & anyone else who wanted to learn for free giving lessons to those who wanted to learn, believing that it is a solid way to help center oneself and create balance in life.

“I learned yoga in the park, the community can take care of itself,” he says. “If you can afford to contribute, you should; when I can, I do.” He frequently visits schools to teach music for children, from instruments to lyrics; not just teaching them to play, mind you, but to understand the magic that is at their fingertips. Which is to say, the musician Guy Forsyth is a work of wonder; bright and eclectic as his music with a flair of “What next?” by the end of the day. With both his music and his way of life, he has us seated at the edge of our seats, waiting to see what will happen in the next scene. Forsyth is the proud father of 2 little girls and a compassionate member of the community and is always first to lend a hand.

GUY FORSYTH performs with his wife, Jeska Forsyth at the Uptown Art House on Saturday, July 21, from 7pm-9pm.  Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door day of the event.  UAH doors open at 1:00pm on Saturdays.  BUY TICKETS HERE

THE COWBOYS – John Wayne
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A grizzled veteran rancher, Wil Andersen (John Wayne) is almost ready to embark on a big cattle drive when his crew abruptly quits to join in a gold rush. Left with no alternative, Anderson enlists the help of a group of local schoolboys. Training the youngsters to be cowboys, Andersen manages to get the drive underway, but their long journey is placed in jeopardy when the devious bandit Long Hair (Bruce Dern) sets his sights on stealing the herd.

Showtime is at 2:00pm – Admission: $5 Adults/$3 for kids under 12.  UAH doors open at 1pm on Sundays.

Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

It’s CHICK FLICK NIGHT at the Uptown Art House!

Thursday, July 26 we will be screening the hilarious REESE WITHERSPOON comedy/chick flick, LEGALLY BLONDE! And along with our cool selection of cold craft beers, popcorn and soft drinks, we’ll be featuring our Chick Flick Night Special of local wine, by the bottle, at $4 OFF!  Whoooo-hoooo!

Showtime is 7pm – Admission is $5 – UAH Doors open at 5pm – Come early and join us for a fun night out for the ladies!

“Is that low-viscosity rayon????” – Elle Woods

Patrick Donahue – Singer/Songwriter
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Patrick Donahue is an Austin-based guitarist/singer/songwriter, specializing in guitar-centric tunes influenced by blues, country, soul and Americana roots music. As a long-time ‘hired-gun,’ he toured nationally and internationally with major label and independent acts, including Dexter Freebish and George Devore. He has performed on stage with Don Henley, Edwin McCain, Pinetop Perkins, and many others. Patrick and his band play Happy Hour every Friday at Cedar Street Courtyard in downtown Austin.

Patrick performs in THE LOFT at the Uptown Art House on Saturday, July 27 from 7-10pm.  Admission is $5, UAH doors open at 1pm on Saturdays.

ELIZA GILKYSON – An Evening with Eliza Gilkyson
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

ELIZA GILKYSON is a two-time Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and activist who is one of the most respected musicians in Folk, Roots and Americana circles. Her songs have been covered by Joan Baez, Bob Geldof, Tom Rush and Rosanne Cash and have appeared in films, PBS specials and on prime-time TV. A member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame, she has won countless Folk Alliance and Austin Music awards, including 2014’s Songwriter of the Year.

Eliza’s music has always offered a vivid reflection of the times we live in, full of joys and sorrows, each song a window into a life of struggle and triumph in a world she feels is “poised on the edge of moral, economic and environmental bankruptcy.”

In 2014, she received a Grammy-nomination for her Red House Records release, The Nocturne Diaries. Produced by her son, Cisco Ryder, it is a restless contemplative work inspired by the converging forces of her highest hopes and darkest fears.

On stage, Eliza presents a vibrant mix of laugh-til-you-cry storytelling, political diatribe, love songs ranging from the global to the most intimate, and some of the best support musicians in the world.

Eliza Gilkyson will perform at the Uptown Art House on Saturday, July 28 from 8pm to 10pm.  Her performance will also be CD Release Party and she will stay afterwards to sign copies of her newly released album, SECULARIA.  Tickets for the show are $20/General Admission and $30/Reserved advanced, and $25 and $35 at the door on the day of the show (UAH doors open at 1pm on Saturdays). Buy your advanced tickets now HERE

Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sequel to the Oscar-winning “True Grit” finds trigger-happy Rooster Cogburn (John Wayne) trying to win back his law badge by hunting a gang of bandits and a stolen shipment of explosives. His job is not made any easier by the daughter of one of the gang’s victims (Katherine Hepburn), who insists on coming along for the ride.

Showtime is at 2:00pm – Admission: $5 Adults/$3 for kids under 12.  UAH doors open at 1:00pm on Sundays.

Bob Cheevers – Singer/Songwriter
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

After pounding the musical pavement in Nashville for over 15 years and becoming frustrated with the “cookie-cutter”  mentality of Music Row, BOB CHEEVERS moved to Austin in 2008 seeking fresh avenues for his creativity. “While I love Nashville, I needed to move away from the chart-oriented, songwriting mill into a world where artists are
encouraged to write from the heart rather than writing for the charts. My pals Walt Wilkins and Kevin Welch are here, and I feel creatively liberated being in this community of artists.”
Bob Cheevers will perform on Friday, August 3 in The Loft at the Uptown Art House, from 7-10pm.  Admission is $5 – UAH doors open at 5pm.
GIANT – with Author, DON GRAHAM Guest Speaker
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Uptown Art House is proud to present the 1956 classic film, GIANT on Sunday, August 5. Highlighting the screening will be in-house Guest Speaker, DON GRAHAM, UT Professor and author of the book, GIANT: ELIZABETH TAYLOR, ROCK HUDSON, JAMES DEAN, EDNA FERBER, AND THE MAKING OF A LEGENDARY AMERICAN FILM.  Professor Graham will be on-hand to offer a studied insight of the behind-the-scenes interactions between the filmmakers and the cast, and stay for personal book signings and questions after the show.  This is sure to be a fun and entertaining afternoon of classic film study.

Movie synopsis: Wealthy Texas rancher Bick Benedict (Rock Hudson) shakes things up at home when he returns from a trip to the East Coast with a love interest, the refined Leslie Lynnton (Elizabeth Taylor). Bick and Leslie get married, but she clashes with his sister, Luz (Mercedes McCambridge), and wins the admiration of the ambitious young Jett Rink (James Dean). Bick and Jett form a tense rivalry that continues to surface as the years pass and fortunes change in this sweeping drama.

Sunday, August 5 – Showtime is at 2:pm – Admission: $5 Adults/$3 kids under 12 – Tickets sold at the Door

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