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Blue Starlite Drive-In: Slackerwood and the Austin Film Society Present: Cinema Six

In this locally made comedy, a group of hapless movie-theatre employees are caught between adolescence and adulthood while forced to manage the theatre on their own.

8PM, Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st

  • La Pastorela

    This comedy for the whole family is a cherished holiday tradition, now with a new twist written by Miguel Angel Santana. Directed by Alejandro Pedemonte for the Austin Latino Theatre Alliance, performed in Spanish with English surtitles. Through Dec. 15. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. Extra show: Sat., Dec. 8, 4pm. $18 ($13, students, seniors)

    Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St.

  • SVT Gallery: Vivid Section

    Here's a retrospective of work by your Arts Listings editor, Wayne Alan Brenner, featuring pen-and-ink drawings, altered and embroidered cloth, screenprints, mixed-media works, and a new 4-by-6-foot portrait of Philip K. Dick in acrylics. Maybe check in and see what this fellow who's been writing about the scene for years can actually do, artwise, himself? Through Dec. 30.

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

  • Guzu Gallery: Strange Beasts

    The earth may not actually shake during this tribute to the Japanese Kaiju phenomenon, featuring screenprints and original art – but you know that Guzu (the pop gallery nextdoor to Austin Books & Comics) is gonna be Gojira'd and Gamera'd and King Ghidorah'd beyond polychrome and radioactive capacity. Through Dec. 31.

    Guzu Gallery, 5000 N. Lamar, 454-4898,

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