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The Hubley Centennial: Films of John & Faith Hubley

Animator Emily Hubley presents the works of her parents John and Faith Hubley, who left Disney in the Fifties and struck out on their own to make independent animated films. Afterward at 4pm, Emily Hubley (The Toe Tactic) will sit for a Moviemaker Dialogue regarding her own work.

2PM, AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville

  • Forklift Danceworks: Play Ball

    Allison Orr's Forklift company and Austin's African-American Cultural Heritage District present a celebration of baseball and the vital role that Downs Field has played in the rich baseball history of this city and the nation. Featuring the Huston-Tillotson Rams performing choreography derived from the movement of baseball, with an original score by Graham Reynolds performed by jazz vocalist Pam Hart, trumpet player Ephraim Owens, and more. Note: reservations required. Gala Catered Premiere Performance: Fri., May 9, 7pm. $100. Two free shows: Sat.-Sun., May 10-11, 7:30pm. Downs Field, 2816 E. 12th. Free.

  • Church of the Passionate Cat

    What do you get when you cross film noir with metaphysics, and nightclub partying with a revival meeting, and you co-produce the entire crypto-detective, mirror-ball-in-the-shadows thing with Austin's Rude Mechs? You get the second stagework from Underbelly, whose first production Slip River so thoroughly wowed audiences, and you get a buzz of anticipation throughout the naked city for this max work of theirs. Bonus: Hannah Kenah stars as the caper's boozy shamus. May 8-18. Thu.-Fri. & Sun., 8pm; Sat., 8 & 10pm. Thu., May 8 - Sun., May 18, (2014), $15 ($10, students)

    The Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo, 512/476-7833

  • WarHorse

    The National Theatre of Great Britain’s epic production, winner of five Tony awards in 2011, makes its Austin premiere. You remember the Spielberg movie, about a young man and his horse caught in the mayhem of the first World War? You still need to see this: theatrical art at its finest.May 6-11. Tue.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 1 & 7pm. $25 and up

    Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Dr., UT campus, 512/477-6060

  • West Austin Studio Tour

    Oh, it ain't much, right? Just a double-weekend of self-guided jaunts through some of the most interesting artists' studios on the sunset side of this creative city. Just an inside look at what powers the intricate clockwork of beauty emanating from the western sectors of the ATX. Just an exhilarating four days filled with special exhibitions and demonstrations and performances and – OK, yes, it's actually a very big deal, and so damned fun, and brought to you by those Big Medium people who also run the East Austin Studio Tour. Highly recommended. Sat.-Sun., May 10-11 & 17-18, 11am-6pm.

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