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Indie Meme: Gulabi Gang

This doc follows the fiery women of the Gulabi Gang, who fight against gender violence, caste oppression, and widespread corruption in India. Director Nishtha Jain will be in attendance.

2:30PM, Southwest Theaters at Lake Creek 7, 13729 Research Blvd, Suite 1500

Arts

  • 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

    www.rudemechs.com

  • 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.

    www.west.bigmedium.org

  • Community

    • All Ages Improv Night

      First the kids perform an original, improvised play. After that the adults take the reins as they produce a family-friendly show. Sundays through May 18, 5pm. $3-5 suggested donation.

      ColdTowne Theater, 4803-B Airport, 512/809-0017

      www.moveyourtale.com

    • Pinocchio

      You probably know the story, but what about your kids. Introduce them to this timeless tale courtesy of ZACH Theatre's Family Series. Saturdays through May 24, 11am & 2pm. $16 ($14, kids).

      Zach Theatre's Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey, 512/476-0541 x1

      www.zachtheatre.org/show/pinocchio

    • Austin Restaurant Week

      Dine out and do good. Restaurants all over town will be offering special prix fixe meals for lunch, brunch, and dinner with a donation for each going to Meals on Wheels & More. Sun.-Wed., May 11-14 & 18-21. $12-37.

      www.restaurantweekaustin.com

    • Nothing Is as Real as a Dream: A Wrestling Prom

      Anarchy Championship Wrestling presents this glitzy ball where fans are encouraged to wear their most elegant finery and vote for this year's Fanarchist King and Queen of Prom. 5:15pm. $12.

      Mohawk, 912 Red River, 512/482-8404

      www.anarchychampionshipwrestling.com

    • Texas Stars

      The Stars continue to dominate in the race for the Calder Cup. They're currently up three games to two over Grand Rapids in a seven game series. They return home Sunday and play again on Monday if necessary. Sun., May 18, 7pm; Mon., May 19, 7:30pm. $15-75.

      Cedar Park Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park, 512/600-5000

      www.texasstarshockey.com

    • Arts & Crafts With Queerbomb

      She's gettin' ready to blow! It's the fifth year of QB, and each year it takes a village to pull together all the artness for one of Austin's largest (if not the largest) annual nighttime procession. Come for the "crafting, painting, cutting, drying, hanging, crying, drinking, eating, laughing, loving, over hefty amounts of cardboard, glitter, and glue for signs and banners." noon-6pm.

      Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River, 512/431-2133

      www.facebook.com/QBATX