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Austin Film Society: Newly Restored – King Hu: Dragon Inn

This Taiwanese martial-arts masterpiece helped define the wuxia genre, and its artistry made it a breakthrough film for director King Hu.

8PM, AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville

  • Beerthoven Concert Series: Madrigals and More

    This excellent evening features the eclectic singing troupe One Ounce Opera, their goldenthroated talent bringing forth songs of the Renaissance by John Dowland and Thomas Morley – and Baroque arias by Monteverdi and his contemporaries. Bonus: The One Ouncers are joined by guitarist Celil Refik Kaya, winner of the 2016 Boston Guitarfest Competition. Also, snacks and fine cold beer! Aug. 26 & 28. Fri., 7:30pm; Sun., 3pm, $10-25

    Saengerrunde Hall, 1607 San Jacinto, 541/261-9839

  • Orphans

    Street Corner Arts presents this terrific Lyle Kessler drama about two young brothers, living on their own in a Philadelphia row house, who kidnap an older man – who turns the tables on them in a surprising way. Directed by Sarah Becker, starring Chris Alvarenga, Aaron Johnson, and Michael Stuart. Through Sept. 3. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. Extra show: Mon., Aug. 29, 8pm

    The Back Pack, 2400 E. Cesar Chavez #206

  • Butridge Gallery: Sum You Some Me

    The husband-and-wife team of Felice House and Dana Younger present their first art collaboration in Austin, an exhibition featuring six-foot-wide paintings and super-sized sculptures of body parts. We know what wonders these two can create separately; we're excited to witness what they've done together. Reception: Wed., Aug. 17, 6-8pm.

    Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-4000


    This ambitious installation project from the Austin Museum of Digital Art incorporates motion work from more than 50 visual artists, featuring looped videos projection-mapped onto a massive floor-to-ceiling suspended sculpture, thereby creating an activated environment for musical performances by Austin-based composers Justin Sherburn, Matt Steinke, Kyle Evans, and Zac Traeger. Gonna be exceedingly strange and beautiful, we reckon, both the visuals and the audio. Is it legal for us to recommend that you indulge in some substance or other beforehand, then check this out for a couple of hours and be like, "Whoa, fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck," and cherish the memory forever? Because that's what we're thinking. Aug. 26-27. Fri.-Sat., 8pm, $15

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

    • Chris Lambton of Yard Crashers

      Fall Home & Garden Show

      Whether you're looking to remodel your house or merely gawk at the work of professionals, this gathering of experts and vendors has the goods. Apart from the usual products and giveaways, Chris Lambton of DIY Network’s Yard Crashers and HGTV’s Going Yard adds some star power to the proceedings. Fri., Aug. 26, 2-7pm. Sat., Aug. 27, 10am-7pm; Sun., Aug. 28, 11am-5pm. $7-9, adults and seniors; 16 & under and active military, free.

      Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/404-4000

    • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus XTREME

      Features more of a focus on extreme human performances with high-wire antics, BMX tricksters, convoluted contortionists, the human cannonball, bungee skydiving, and much more. And exotic animals, of course. Wed.-Fri., Aug. 24-26, 7:30pm; Sat., Aug. 27, 11:30am, 3:30 & 7:30pm; Sun., Aug. 28, 1 & 5pm. $15, $30 $48 vip, $70 front row.

      Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River, 512/477-6060

    • UT Soccer

      The Horns host Sam Houston State, Detroit, and the College of Charleston for a two-day, four-team affair. See "Soccer Watch" for more. Fri., Aug. 26: Sam Houston State vs. Detroit: 4:30pm; UT vs. the College of Charleston: 7:30pm. Sun., Aug. 28: Sam Houston State vs. College of Charleston: 11am; UT vs. Detroit: 2pm. $6-10.

      Mike A. Myers Stadium, 707 Clyde Littlefield Dr., 512/471-7568

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