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Austin Way - 2017 - Issue 2 - Late Spring - Brooklyn Decker

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THE LONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS The Austin Symphony, Ballet Austin, and the Austin Opera all call this beautiful facility home, as so do local resident companies like Austin Shakespeare and the Grammy-winning Conspirare. Its "Terrace Ring" outside overlooking the shores of Lady Bird Lake offers some of the most beautiful views of the city. 701 W. Riverside Dr., 512-474-5664; thelongcenter.org LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Explore the Texas-born president's life and legacy, as well as the impact "Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan," guest- curated by the guitar legend's brother, Jimmie Vaughan, is one of the current exhibits at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. The exhibit will be on display through July 23. of the 1960s, at this state-of-the-art presidential museum. INSIDER TIP: When you are in the Oval Office, know that on the other side sits the real offices LBJ used, preserved and intact and used for very special events. 2313 Red River St., 512-721- 0200; lbjlibrary.org MEXIC-ARTE MUSEUM Opened in 1984, this invaluable downtown museum celebrates traditional and contemporary Mexican, Latino, and Latin American art and culture. Its well-appointed gift shop highlights Mexican and Mexican-American fine art. 419 Congress Ave., 512-480- 9373; mexic-artemuseum.org PARAMOUNT THEATRE Austin's historic downtown theater, more than a century old, is the jewel of Congress Avenue. Join its seasonal series for access to the best tickets, and don't miss annual events like its Summer Classic Film Series, the Moontower Comedy Festival, and more. INSIDER TIP: Legends like Carol Burnett and Woody Allen have signed the performers' wall backstage. 713 Congress Ave., 512-472-5470; austintheatre.org UMLAUF SCULPTURE GARDEN & MUSEUM This urban oasis is home to the largest collection of work by the late American sculptor Charles Umlauf, who taught at UT for many years. Opened 26 years ago, the Umlauf's grounds are ideal for quiet walks or festive events. INSIDER TIP: Relax outdoors with yoga classes in the garden on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. 605 Robert E. Lee Rd., 512-445-5582; umlaufsculpture.org ZACH THEATRE Expect top-notch local theater at this essential Austin nonprofit. The professional theater company is the longest, actively running in Texas, and one of the 10 oldest in the country. 202 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-476-0541; zachtheatre.org AUSTINWAY.COM  85

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