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Austin Public Library and KLRU: Community Cinema: Soul Food Junkies

The filmmaker conducts a historical and culinary journey to learn more about the soul-food tradition and its relevance to black cultural identity. Through candid interviews, this Independent Lens film puts this culinary tradition under the microscope to examine both its positive and negative consequences.

7PM, Windsor Park Branch Library, 5833 Westminster

Arts

  • Fronterafest 2013: Best of the Fest!

    Fronterafest's all over for another year, people, except for this Short Fringe: Best of the Fest part –and I'm glad to tell you that any night of this line-up is worth seeing, because you'll laugh, you might cry, you will be extremely fucking entertained at all times. [Full disclosure: I helped decide which shows got to be presented again this week.] And "Austin's Best Monologist" – it's true!Steven Tomlinson debuts his new "How to Use Evernote" piece in the Wild Card Bill. You'd best hurry, though, because these nights (and one matinee) of no-fail theatrical enjoyment are selling out so fast you'd think they were Tim Doyle prints or something! See website for full schedule details. Wed.-Sat., Feb. 14-16, 8pm.

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

    www.fronterafest.org

  • Invisible Inc

    The Hidden Room, that cabal of professional theatremakers who recently brought us the amazing Rose Rage, now command a Long Center stage to present the new Paul Menzer drama about two feuding stage magicians in Depression-era New York City. Menzer's previous Austin triumph was via The Bedlam Faction's delightful Brats of Clarence – another indication that this Beth Burns-directed spectacle of contention and vintage hocus-pocus will be a well-wrought crowd-pleaser. Starring Robert Matney, Liz Fisher, Joseph Garlock, Todd Kassens, Julia Lorenz-Olson, and Laurence Pears. Nothing up our sleeve here but recommendation. Jan. 11-20. Mon.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. Note: No show on Jan. 15. $18.50 and up

    Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside, 474-5664

    www.thelongcenter.org

  • North Hills Gallery: Beyond Limits

    New paintings by Greta Olivas. Through Feb. 3. 7050 Village Center,

    345-1743

  • Finnegans Wake Reading Group

    Gathering once a month we gather to read aloud from and discuss James Joyce's greatest but least-read masterpiece. No prior knowledge of the subject matter required; just be prepared to read aloud in front of people. Tue., Jan. 15, 7pm (2013)

    Twin Oaks Branch Library, 1800 S. Fifth

    finwakeaustin@gmail.com

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