Barney Live ticket giveaway

***Update: Congratulations to Marina, Amber, Josh, Charla and Daren! You will be getting an email with instructions on how to get your tickets.

KLRU has partnered with the Frank Erwin Center to offer three of our viewers two tickets each to Barney Live in Concert – Birthday Bash on January 20th. Post a comment below and we will randomly choose the three winners at noon on January 18th. Winners will receive an email with details about getting their tickets.

Barney Live in Concert – Birthday Bash!
The Theatre at the Frank Erwin Center
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Tickets on-sale online at

Celebrate with Barney at his birthday party! This new interactive, live stage concert, features more than 25 fun and upbeat tunes, including favorites such as “Mr. Knickerbocker,” “Dino Dance,” “Baby Bop Hop,” and “Rock ‘n’ Roll Star” You’ll be singing and dancing in the aisles with your favorite purple dinosaur and his friends. It’s a fun filled show all about sharing, caring and friendship.

Bill Bradley tapes Overheard 12/9

Bill Bradley will tape Overheard with Evan Smith on December 9 at 10 am. We are offering those who donate during PBS Newshour tonight and tomorrow the opportunity to have reserved seats in the front section for this taping. Show your support for the Newshour now to take advantage of this special opportunity.

A public invitation to this taping will be sent out later this week.

Bill Bradley’s biography includes three terms as a U.S. Senator, a run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2000, an NBA hall of fame basketball career and two years in Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. He’s also the author of six books, the host of a weekly radio show and a partner in a New York investment bank. Join us to hear his take on politics and the economy.

Overheard with Evan Smith updates the successful formula of our award-winning series Texas Monthly Talks – great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor. The new show brings you the same mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and is available to PBS stations nationwide. We hope you’ll be there for our first season of this exciting new program, which airs on KLRU at 7 p.m. every Thursday.

KLRU announces iPad giveaway!

As an extra-special thank you during our December drive, KLRU will be giving away 2 iPads! Every gift made between November 26 and December 12 will automatically be entered to win – so give now and give often!

Through your support, KLRU is serve our community with countless hours of quality television and services that go beyond TV to inform, educate and entertain everyone in Central Texas.

Give online or call 866-910-KLRU for your chance to win!

We sincerely appreciate your generosity, but if you would like to enter the giveaway without making a gift at this time, please click here

Barney Live and Sesame Street Live ticket giveaway

Show your support for KLRU Kids programming and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win two (2) tickets to Barney Live in Concert – Birthday Bash on January 20th AND two (2) tickets to see a Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Healthy Heroes show between February 17th and Sunday, February 20th. Show your support now to enter the drawing, here Ticket recipients will be chosen on December 13.

Barney Live in Concert – Birthday Bash!
The Theatre at the Frank Erwin Center
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Tickets on-sale online at

Celebrate with Barney at his birthday party! This new interactive, live stage concert, features more than 25 fun and upbeat tunes, including favorites such as “Mr. Knickerbocker,” “Dino Dance,” “Baby Bop Hop,” and “Rock ‘n’ Roll Star” You’ll be singing and dancing in the aisles with your favorite purple dinosaur and his friends. It’s a fun filled show all about sharing, caring and friendship.

Sesame Street Live “Elmo’s Healthy Heroes”
The Theatre at the Frank Erwin Center
Thursday, February 17 – Sunday, February 20, 2011
Tickets on-sale Monday, December 13, 2010 at the box office and online at

When Super Grover loses his superness, Sesame Street needs a hero! Never fear, Elmo and his team of Healthy Heroes are here. Teaching lessons of healthy habits through song and dance, Elmo, Abby Cadabby and your favorite Sesame Street friends will explore exercise, nutrition, sleep/energy and hygiene – all in a quest to put the “super” back in Super Grover. It’s Elmo’s Healthy Heroes to the rescue!

Enter to win two tickets without making a donation here

Ticket Giveaway: Botanica 10/28 & 29

***UPDATE: Ticket giveaway is now over. Congratulations to our winners!***

KLRU has a commitment to presenting the arts to Austin. As part of this commitment we team up with local arts organizations to bring you programs like In Context: Ballet Austin Hamlet and Conspirare: A Company of Voices. We also bring you the best of performance art from PBS with Great Performances and Live from Lincoln Center.

Today, we’re teaming up with Texas Performing Arts to bring you tickets to a live performance by revolutionary dance company MOMIX. Enter here to win a pair of tickets to the October 29 show at the Bass Concert Hall. You can buy tickets to either the October 28 or October 29 performance at the Texas Performing Arts website.

In this highly anticipated Austin appearance, MOMIX brings its breathtaking fantasy piece Botanica to the Bass Concert Hall stage for two incredible evenings. Legendary choreographer Moses Pendleton combines athletic dance, riveting music, outrageous costumes, inventive props, and pure talent to create an unforgettable multimedia experience.

Botanica transports you to a fantasy world of surreal images and childlike wonder brought to life by a cast of dancer-illusionists. Set to an eclectic score that ranges from birdsong to Vivaldi, Botanica reveals nature’s changing imagery in MOMIX’s signature illusionary style. Using large-scale puppets, projected imagery, and larger-than-life props designed by Michael Curry (The Lion King), MOMIX evokes a vivid landscape populated by Pendleton’s whimsical, fertile, and mythical imagination.

Curious George Live! ticket giveaway

Curious George, the irrepressible little monkey who has captured children’s hearts for generations, jumps into action when he takes the stage in the inaugural tour of Curious George Live! Curious George swings onto the stage at The Theatre at the Frank Erwin Center from Friday, October 8 through Sunday, October 10. Tickets for all five performances are on sale now.

The Erwin Center has given KLRU a limited number of tickets to give to our fans. The tickets are for the 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, performance. Winners will receive two tickets to the show. Enter here by October 3 and we will randomly choose ticket winners on Oct. 4.

Friday, October 8 7PM
Saturday, October 9 11AM & 3PM
Sunday , October 10 1PM & 5P

State Board of Education Candidates Forum 9/28

KLRU and the League of Women Voters of the Austin Area Education Fund and  will co-sponsor a public forum for the State Board of Education candidates for District 5.  The forum will be taped on Tuesday, September 28, and the public is invited to be present for the live taping in KLRU’s Studio 6A.

The taping will being at 7 pm and doors will open at 6:30 pm.
Please RSVP here

This episode of KLRU’s Civic Summit will air on Thursday, October 7, on KLRU. The audience question and answer will be online at Civic Summit is KLRU’s program for discourse on public affairs issues and includes candidate debates and forums such as this one.

Giveaway: Texas Folklife event 9/30

KLRU will air Los Lonely Boys Cottonfields and Crossroads, an award-winning documentary on the Texas band, at 8 pm Thursday followed by Big Squeeze, on Texas accordion music, at 9:30 p.m. Both of these films are directed by Austin filmmaker Hector Galan.

In honor of this special night of Texas music, Texas Folklife has given KLRU two tickets to their Sept. 30th gala event to give out to a lucky viewer. This event features Hector Galan and Keyun Dickson, who is featured in Big Squeeze. Post a comment below or on our Facebook page about your favorite Texas music below and we will randomly choose a winner to receive tickets to this special event. Post your comment before 10 am on Friday, Sept. 17.

Texas Folklife, a statewide organization dedicated to preserving and presenting the diverse cultures and living heritage of the Lone Star State, presents their 25th anniversary gala event: Texas Roots: 25th Anniversary Party & Star of Texas Folklife Awards celebrating a quarter century of folklife and honoring three Texas music icons. The first-ever Star of Texas Folklife honorees will be Santiago Jimenez, Jr. (Conjunto accordionist from San Antonio), Johnny Gimble (Western swing fiddle player from east Texas), and Barbara Lynn (R&B guitarist, “The Empress of Gulf Coast Soul” from Beaumont).

The gala takes place Sept. 30 from 6:30 to 10 pm at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. Tickets can be purchased at

This memorable and singular night of live music, dancing, food, drink, tall tales (and a few surprises) will be emceed by documentarian Hector Galán and proceedings will feature NPR correspondent John Burnett as auctioneer as well as acclaimed writer Sarah Bird, who will reflect on the pleasures and absurdities of being Texan. “Big squeeze” winner, 18 yr old zydeco accordion genius Keyun Dickson, will perform and The Guy Forsyth Band will headline. Civil servant Gus Garcia as well as musicians Ray Benson and Marcia Ball will present the awards at this unique, limited-capacity gala event. The evening will be dedicated to the artists, musicians, writers, and scholars who have contributed so much to Texas Folklife over the last 25 years—many in attendance as special guests.

Ticket giveaway: Texas Tribune Tribcast 9/14

Join KLRU in the studio for a live recording of The Texas Tribune’s weekly state politics podcast called the TribCast. The event takes place on September 14 from 6 to 8 pm in KLRU’s Studio 6A. Enter here for your chance to get two tickets to this event. Enter by noon on Friday .

Timely talk with distinctly Texas flavor, the weekly political podcast features Tribune CEO Evan Smith, Managing Editor Ross Ramsey and political reporter Elise Hu as well as KUT-FM’s Ben Philpott. It’s a provocative weekly skirmish over the latest in Texas politics, policy and pop culture.

The event will feature light refreshments provided by FRANK and drinks by Live Oak Brewery. The recording of the TribCast will be followed by a 30 minute audience q&a.

Ticket giveaway: Jean Piche 9/9

*** UPDATE: Giveaway is over. Congratulations to Autumn! ***

Texas Performing Arts and KLRU invite you to push the envelope of new music with pioneering composer and video artist Jean Piché on Thursday, September 9, at 8 pm at McCullough Theatre. You can buy tickets online or enter to win two passes to the event HERE. Submit your name and email address before noon on Wednesday. Winner will be notified by email.

Since the early 1970s, Jean Piché was one of the first composers to employ emerging digital audio technologies in a cycle of fixed media works acknowledged as seminal to the form. His works cross every genre of electro-acoustics but now center on video-music in which electronic visuals become an extension of musical discourse. His work aims for poetic expression beyond any avowed formalism, while alternately described as confounding, colorful and virtuosic.

“Like pure musique-concrète in which all the sounds emerge from recordings of the real world, Piché‘s stunning visual images are derived from the rich movement and color from his unique video recordings. The three screen projections synchronized with his very original musical style are stunning and totally captivating. I believe that his video-music is indeed a new and very powerful genre,” wrote Bruce Pennycook, UT Butler School of Music professor in Composition