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AFS Essential Cinema: Polish Masterpieces: Austeria

Set against the turbulent history of the first half of the 20th century, the film examines the lives of Polish Jews on the eve of World War I.

7:30PM, The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35

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  • Bedpost Confessions: Happy Anniversary

    It's the fourth anniversary for this popular monthly show where writers and performers represent a wide range of sexualities through storytelling and performance. Tonight's celebration features guest MC Andy Campbell, with Ella Gale, Ejede, Adam Sultan, the magical Jack Darling, and more. Bonus: Door prizes from a variety of fine and sexy adult emporia. Thu., Sept. 18, 8pm, $10

    The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/485-3002

    www.bedpostconfessions.com

  • Detroit

    Capital T Theatre's Mark Pickell directs the Texas premiere of this Obie-winning play by the incomparable Lisa D'Amour. One city, four neighbors, one hell of a powderkeg waiting to explode – featuring Jason Phelps, Rebecca Robinson, Joey Hood, Rebecca Pearcy, and Tom Green. Recommended? Here's our review. Through Sept. 20. Thu.-Sat., 8pm.

    Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd, 512/479-7529

    www.capitalt.org

  • The Orchid Flotilla

    The critically acclaimed wonderment from Glass Half Full Theatre returns! Listen: "From the depths of lonely imagination arises a sensual and poetic narrative about the transformative power of companionship and a witty examination of disposable packaging." Conceived and directed by Caroline Reck, featuring the performative and design talents of Gricelda Silva, Erin Meyer, Adam Sultan, K. Eliot Haynes, Megan Reilly, Connor Hopkins, and Reck herself. Note: This adult show's not for the kiddies. Sept. 4-20. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 6pm. $12-25

    Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 512/474-7886

    www.glasshalffulltheatre.com

  • Denise Prince: Tractatus 7

    This exhibition of photographs and video – featuring images of trauma survivors reenacting scenes from a Missoni catalogue – by the nonpareil Prince subverts high-end fashion photography as "a means to light a path towards a full enjoyment of life by acknowledging the pretensions we indulge for what they are: gestures of love in the face of the human condition." Recommended. Through Sept. 27. Daily, 11am-6pm. University Park, 3300 N. IH-35.

    www.deniseprince.com

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