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Dougherty Arts Center

REST Fest 2024

The time has come for the last total solar eclipse in centuries, and your REST is revolutionary! Eclipse myths tell of celestial dragons and humans fighting for the light. Before the sky goes dark, REST Fest lights up Austin with parades, live music, dance, haptic art, and dinner in the dark.

REST Fest 2024
REST Fest 2024

Time & Location

Apr 03, 2024, 4:00 PM CDT – Apr 08, 2024, 4:00 PM CDT

Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704, USA

About The Event

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🐉 February 12  🧧 

Tickets open on the Chinese New Year and the first super new moon!

🐉  March 10  🌑  

We have a surprise announced on IG @thetheorists on the second super new moon!

🐉  April 3-8  ✨  

Prices go up at the door the week of the third super new moon and a total solar eclipse! 

*No one will be turned away for lack of funds if we have space for rush tickets at the door. We believe in RESTiprocity. All proceeds directly pay unhoused artists to create and curate art shows with our programs Draw Together and Urban Echo. 

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WEDNESDAY | APRIL 3

REST Fest Eve at the Dougherty Arts Center Theater (DAC)

6 pm | Dinner in the Dark (DAC Gallery)

Featuring Taste of Ethiopia (vegan), custom drinks, and immersive art games with The Theorists

7:30 pm | Dance in the Dark (DAC Theater)

Blues Social Dance with Live Music from The Sharp Dress Nines!

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THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY | APRIL 4-6

Dreamland Performances and Parties

4 pm | RESTshop (DAC Theater)

Movement Class with Persi Mey (Th), Kayur Patel (Fri), & Amy Morrow (Sat)

6 pm | Open House (DAC Gallery)

Featuring: Free Artisan Market, Immersive Art, VR, Body Work, and Hammock Garden Sound Baths

7 pm | Live Music and Dance performances (DAC Theater)

Featuring: The Theorists, XYZ Atlas, and Immersive Art Installations by Denver Gonzales

8 pm | Light Up Austin Parade (Butler Park) 

Featuring: Free golden hour performance parade

8 pm | Dance in the Dark Social (DAC Theater)

Featuring: Brazilian Zouk social dance (Th/Sat) and Kizomba social dance (Fri) 

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SUNDAY | APRIL 7

REST! 

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MONDAY | APRIL 8 

Ending Ritual and Total Solar Eclipse

10 am | Ending Ritual (DAC Theater)

Join us for a closing circle and giving back to the Dougherty Arts Center for being our REST Fest home

1:32 pm - 1:41 pm | Total Solar Eclipse (Butler Park)

Front-row viewing and free parking for the total solar eclipse

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REST Fest is a collaborative experiment by The Theorists, produced by Fisterra (www.fisterra.xyz). 

It has been financed in part by the City of Austin’s Elevate Grant Program.

Tickets

  • VIP Festival Pass

    Sale ends: Apr 08, 4:00 PM CDT

    As a VIP, you receive a reservation to opening REST Fest Eve Dinner and Dance in the Dark, a parking pass for all events, a backstage tour and photo onstage with artists, original wire art sculpture by Co-Director Denver Gonzales, and enjoy our VIP hub with complimentary craft cocktails provided by Revolution Spirits. Enjoy exclusive reservations to 5 master classes, 4 social dances, 3 performances, 2 pop-up events, and be at the heart of 1 phenomenal Festival!

    $250.00
    Tax: +$7.50 credit fee
  • Festival Pass

    Sale ends: Apr 03, 4:00 PM CDT

    ✨ Pay what you can for only $100-$175! ✨SAVE over $250 with a Festival Pass and attend everything! ✅ 5 RESTshop classes ($ 115 value) ✅ 4 social dances ($ 60 value) ✅ 3 performances ($ 60 value) ✅ 2 pop-up events ($30 value) ✅ 1 dinner in the dark ($90 value) = $355 value! Prices go up at the door.

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  • Wed REST Fest Eve

    Sale ends: Apr 03, 6:00 PM CDT

    🎟️ Pay what you can $35-$110 ✨ Wed, April 3, 2024 ✨ Dinner & Dance in the Dark opening party ✅ 6 pm | Dinner in the Dark *catered three-course meals, live music, and artisan market ✅ 7 pm | Light Up Party *dance in the dark and Light Up Austin party, Blues social dance with a live music performance by Sharp Dress Nines! Prices go up at the door.

    $
  • Thursday Community Night

    Sale ends: Apr 04, 7:30 PM CDT

    🎟️ Pay what you can $5-$50 *no one will be turned away for lack of funds ✨ Thursday Dreamland Show Family & Friends night ✅ 6 pm | Light Up Parade *Golden hour performance parade party at Butler Park ✅ 7 pm | Dreamland Show *live music, dance, and drag performances by The Theorists & guest artists at the Dougherty Arts Center

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  • Friday Dreamland Show

    Sale ends: Apr 05, 6:00 PM CDT

    🎟️ Pay what you can $15-$35 ✨ Friday, April 5, 2024 ✅ 6 pm | Artisan Market, Art, VR, bodywork, and hammock garden sound baths ✅ 7 pm | Dreamland Show *live music, dance, and dragon drag ✅ 8 pm | Light Up Parade. Prices go up at the door.

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  • Sat Dreamland Show

    Sale ends: Mar 09, 11:50 PM CST

    🎟️ Pay what you can $15-$35 ✨ Saturday, April 6, 2024 ✅ 6 pm | Artisan Market, Art, VR, bodywork, and hammock garden sound baths ✅ 7 pm | Dreamland Show *live music, dance, and dragon drag ✅ 8 pm | Light Up Parade. Prices go up at the door.

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  • Wed Blues Dance

    Sale ends: Apr 03, 5:00 PM CDT

    🎟️ Pay what you can $15-$20 🎟️ $20 at door 🎵 live music by Sharp Dress Nines 7:45 pm - 10 pm

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  • Thursday Zouk Dance

    Sale ends: Apr 04, 5:00 PM CDT

    🎟️ Pay what you can $8-$15 🎟️ $15 at the door 🎵 Live DJ from 8-10 pm

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  • Friday Kizomba Dance

    Sale ends: Apr 05, 5:00 PM CDT

    🎟️ Pay what you can $8-$15 🎟️ $15 at the door 🎵 Live DJ from 8-10 pm

    $
  • Saturday Zouk Dance

    Sale ends: Apr 06, 5:00 PM CDT

    🎟️ Pay what you can $8-$15 🎟️ $15 at the door 🎵 Live DJ from 8-10 pm

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  • Digital Ticket

    Filmed performances and access to behind-the-scenes peaks about the project and your name on The REST Fest website as a 2024 supporter.

    $50.00
    Tax: +$1.50 credit fee

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