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Texas Focus: Marfa Film Festival Retrospective: The American Astronaut

Celebrate the spirit of the Marfa Film Festival with a collection of short films, music videos, and feature presentation of The American Astronaut, a sci-fi rock & roll Western. A Q&A with the festival's creator and director, Robin Lambaria, will follow. Read a full review of The American Astronaut.

7PM, Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress


Weaver's Lt. Ripley and H.R. Giger's brainchild face off in Fincher's beautifully shot sequel that goes nowhere. Read a full review of Alien³.

7PM, Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth

Alien Resurrection

The franchise's fourth outing. Read a full review of Alien Resurrection.

10PM, Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth

Austin Film Society: New Releases: Embrace of the Serpent

Scientists and an Amazonian shaman interact over decades in this unique film. Read a full review of Embrace of the Serpent.

7:30PM, The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6226 Middle Fiskville

  • Tapestry Dance Company: Passing It Forward

    How does an individual navigate the complexities of race, culture, gender identity, and equal rights to reach the American Dream? This world premiere by Acia Gray explores just that, featuring the spoken-word artistry of Zell Miller III and new works of tap dance set to a musical score of hip-hop, jazz, and American classics. Bonus: Zein Al-Jundi. Through May 1. Thu.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 2pm

    Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside, 512/474-5664

  • Field Guide

    The Rude Mechs' latest action-packed spectacle – commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre – does a tricky tarantella across thin-ice patches of intellectualism, spiritualism, sensualism and hedonism mixed with stand-up comedy, stompy dancing, and a cardboard bear and his geometric friends. See our review right here. Through April 30. Thu.-Sat., 8pm, $5-35

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

  • Hamlet

    Present Company Theatre's Stephanie Carll directs a fierce cast – Joseph Garlock and Judd Farris among them – in Shakespeare's most classic classic, done up all PCT-style for modern impact in the regicidal darkness. "Seven actors. 28 characters. Five flashlights. Hundreds of lightbulbs." Through May 9. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. Extra shows: Mon., May 2 & 9, 8pm, Free (donations gladly accepted)

    Museum of Human Achievement, Springdale & Lyons, 262/880-6982

  • Art on 5th: What's Done in the Dark

    The internationally acclaimed painter Gabe Leonard, inspired by cinematic depictions of the Great Depression and Prohibition times, presents his Noir collection that reveals the world of gangsters, G-men, lovers, and loners. Through May 14

    Art on 5th, 3005 S. Lamar, 512/481-1111

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