Wednesday, October 1st, 2014: The Jimi Hendrix show

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Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014: The Dionysium Power Show

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August 6th, 2014: The Ninja show

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July 2nd, 2014: The 10th Anniversary Show

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The Dionysium proudly celebrates ten years of debates, lectures, theatrical presentations, and strong drink.

June 2014 – The Antihero

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May 2014 – Austin

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December 2011 – Comic Books

Wednesday, December 7th at 7:00 p.m. at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

  • Lecture: “My life as a failed cartoonist” by Scott Nybakken
  • Original Music by P. Kellach Waddle: Death (Sandman’s Sister)
  • The Debate: Faires vs. Brenner on Resolved: That Marvel is better than D.C
  • The debut and release of Minerva’s Wreck Three
  • Sarge’s Mail Bag: A Selection of Comic Book Letters To The Editor
  • Lecture: “50 years of comics in Ten Books” by Graham Reynolds
  • A Preview: The Intergalactic Nemesis

January 2012 – Science


Wednesday, January 4th, 7:00 p.m.

The Dionysium proudly presents its Science Show.

The Program

A brief history of action
A lecture by Dr. Carl Feierabend

Richard Feynman’s “Cargo Cult Science”
A reading by Jason Liebrecht

Resolved: That God does not play dice
Debating for the affirmative: Dr. Todd Krause
Debating for the negative: Dr. Eamonn F. Healey

Feynman: A new comic biography
A book review by L.B. Deyo

A cartoon
Presented by Lance “Fever” Myers

As always, drinks after the show at The Gibson.

February 2012 – China

Wednesday, February 1st at the Alamo South Lamar

The Dionysium proudly presents its China Show: Year of the Dragon

The program

  • Paralympic bronze-winning archer Lindsey Carmichael
  • W. Joe Hoppe’s Poetry Corner presents “The aesthetic of Chinese poetry”
  • For the debate, “Resolved: That the 21st Century will be the Chinese Century”
  • And much, much more

March 2012 – Film

 

Wednesday, March 7, 7:00 p.m.

The Dionysium proudly presents its film show: Real Talk.

Featuring:

  • A debate. Resolved: That modern television upholds a higher artistic standard than modern cinema. For: Nicole Elmer. Against: Tim League.
  • Trash Dance with director Andy Garrison.
  • Active Vision: Passion & Obsession in the Cinema 1601-2012 with Lars Nilsen.
  • What is Foley? A lecture and demonstration by Dionysium Chairman Buzz Moran.

 

 

April 2012 – Humour Theory


Wednesday, April 4th, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. the Dionysium presents Humour Theory, featuring…

The Austin Chronicle‘s Robert Faires, performing a classic Bob Newhart routine!

The Encylopedia Show‘s Joe Faina, acting as our official comedy correspondent!

A debate regarding the resolution that Comedy is By Its Very Nature Cruel and Dehumanizing. Duking it out this month, it’s Egerton vs. Egerton, as Mr. Owen Egerton takes on his erudite wife, Dr. Jodi Egerton, in what promises to be a spectacle of marital bliss!

Worst Professor Ever Amanda Krauss, explaining why jokes aren’t “just jokes”!

The Hideout Theatre’s Andy Crouch, illustrating how you can find your natural funny!

And, as always, the musical stylings of the Golden Arm Trio and spirited post-show discussion at the Gibson!

Join us at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar!

May 2012 – Robots

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. the Dionysium presents its Robot Show.

The Dionysium is very proud to partner with  the Fusebox Festival as part of its East Austin road show. For that reason, tickets are  available through the Fusebox site and the performance will occur at the TOPS building (1100 East 5th Street, click here for map) instead of our usual location.

Featured performances include:

  • A sneak preview of the second installation of The Intergalactic Nemesis (a.k.a. those guys you saw on Conan).
  • Dionysium president L.B. Deyo facing off with AI expert Mike Roberts on the question of whether we have to worry about Skynet anytime soon.
  • Director Phil Soltanoff speaking about his Fusebox show, An Evening With William Shatner (asterisk).
  • A robot-inspired performance by Austin dance troupe, Little Stolen Moments.
  • And Pony Trap along with their robot drummer Robot Baby.

Watch Conan O’Brien perform with The Intergalactic Nemesis :

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