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Philip Seymour Hoffman Memorial: Synecdoche, New York

Screenwriter Charlie Kaufman’s first venture as a director is audacious, ambitious, and amazing; it’s also intricate, self-referencing, and all-encompassing: in a word, a masterpiece. Proceeds will benefit Hoffman's beloved Labyrinth Theater Company. Read a full review of Synecdoche, New York.

4:05PM, Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth

  • Ballet Austin: The Glass Project

    First came The Bach Project. Then, The Mozart Project. Now, the hauntingly beautiful music of modern master Philip Glass inspires the third work in Stephen Mills' composer-centered series and brings a full evening of compelling choreography. Feb. 14-16. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $15-78

    Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside, 512/476-2163

  • The Mexcentrics: Pulga Time Machine

    This new Teatro Vivo production from writers Omar Gallaga, Raul Garza, and Karinna Perez explores, through a series of comedy sketches, what the world would be like if Selena had lived. Including such Mexcentric wonders as los lowrider drones, the show's "a seven-layer dip through pulga culture past, present, and future." [Note: Ages 16 and older only.] Through March 1. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $13-16

    Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River, 512/474-6379,

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