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Austin Film Society: Avant Cinema: Unmade Beds

During the New York New Wave era of the late Seventies, a photographer lives life as though embedded in the French New Wave film scene of 1959. Debbie Harry and other downtown denizens make cameos. Following the screening, Amos Poe will conduct a Q&A via Skype.

7PM, Austin Studios Screening Room, 1901 E. 51st St.

  • The Hidden Room Mystery Show

    The fierce crew that brought us the Shakespearean Rose Rage saga is set to return to the boards with a new tale of feuding magicians in Depression-era NYC – but that's not until January. This is a one-night-only secret mystery vaudeville night-of-variety fundraiser, featuring the talents of Stephanie Delk, Djahari, Amara, Jack Darling, Toby Minor, Cami Alys, Shoulders, and more (and a sneak peek of the above-mentioned Invisible, Inc.). Jazz? Hot! Wear your nattiest Hoovertime duds and put the kibosh on all your cares and woes with some hooch and hi-test hoofin', bub. Thu., Dec. 20, 8pm. York Rite Masonic Hall 311 W. Seventh. $10

  • SouthPop: Live Music & Dead Clubs

    The South Austin Popular Culture Center presents this "visual history through T-shirts," chronicling the rise and fall of bands and venues, charting that storied sequence across the public strata of the cotton upper-body garments once relegated to underwear but now (for decades, now) more akin to personal billboards of opinion and taste. Through Dec. 23.

    South Austin Popular Culture Center, 1516-B S. Lamar, 512/440-8318

  • Blue Lapis Light: Awakening

    This new multimedia experience from Blue Lapis Light and LifeWorks Youth features young performers rendering their lives in a choreographed spectacle of words, movement, and aerial dance. Tue.-Wed., Dec. 18-19, 7:30pm. $13

    Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside, 288-1929,

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