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Tickets for Annie Leibovitz, Ice Cream Fest on sale, plus more to do

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Austin-based wrestler Jordan Len-X and “The Trashman” George Gatton of Syracuse, N.Y., spill into the crowd at a recent Wrestle Circus event downtown. TAMIR KALIFA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Renowned photographer Leibovitz coming to Austin

The Long Center just added celebrated photographer Annie Leibovitz to its fall lineup. She will appear at Dell Hall on Nov. 13. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. July 21 at thelongcenter.org.

The appearance is timed to the publication of her new book, “Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016.”

Although she has produced memorable portraits for Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and Vogue, she hasn’t produced all that many bound collections of her work.

The Long Center reminds us that among her subjects have been Venus and Serena Williams, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Cate Blanchett, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gloria Steinem, Rihanna, Meryl Streep, Zaha Hadid, Anna Wintour, Leonard Cohen, Jasper Johns, Caitlyn Jenner, LeBron James, Jeff Koons, Joan Didion, President Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth II.

She’ll present a selection of her work during this appearance.

— Michael Barnes

Ice Cream Festival tickets on sale

Tickets are available for the 11th annual Austin Ice Cream Festival. The fun takes place from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 12 at Fiesta Gardens, 2100 E. Segovia St.

The festival will include frozen treat sampling, local food trucks, adult beverages, contests and activities such as ice cream eating and frozen treat-making competitions, a human foosball court, lawn games, a dunk tank, rock wall, water gun station and a movie in the park. Two live music stages will be set up for adults and kids.

Tickets are $15 and include three samples to redeem at up to 25 frozen treat stations. Ages 8 and younger are admitted free. Get more info at austinicecreamfestival.com.

— American-Statesman staff

This to do this weekend

Magic at the Capitol. Sleight of hand, optical illusions and other magic tricks will dazzle kid and adult audiences alike at this returning day of magic from award-winning magicians, including founder Kent Cummins. The children’s matinee at 3 p.m. is a celebration of the 25-year Fantastic Magic Camp, featuring performers of all ages. “A Little Night Magic,” the evening show, is especially suited for adults. Magicians showing off their tricks at the show include Matt Dillahunty and Peter the Adequate (who is also the director of Fantastic Magic Camp, a program that teaches life skills and confidence to kids through magic). 3 and 8 p.m. July 22. $6-$25. Scottish Rite Theater, 2o7 W. 18th St. 512-288-1596, magicatthecapitol.com.

Lady Bird Day at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Enjoy free family-friendly activities among the wildflowers in honor of the environmentally savvy former first lady. Each year the Wildflower Center honors its namesake and co-founder and all that she did for our nation’s treasured environment, including the 1965 Highway Beautification Act. Activities throughout the day include screenings of a selection of Lady Bird Johnson’s home movies, outdoor games, docent-led garden tours, and even Johnson’s favorite treats, lemon squares, in the Wildflower Cafe. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 23. Free. 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org/event/lady-bird-day.

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