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Afternoon Tea: Jane Eyre

The foggy moors are palpable, the passions less so, but this new adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's oft-told story is a handsome addition to the canon. Read a full review of Jane Eyre.

4PM, Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. Hwy. 183 N.

  • Studio 54klift

    This annual fundraiser for Allison Orr's astonishing Forklift Dance Company revives the glamorous disco-driven days of the Seventies with such laser-lighted, mirror-balled, over-the-top panache that you'll think you're in Mick Jagger's most recent dream of better, more glittery days. DJ Mahaelani will keep you boogie-oogie-oogieing amid the revelers and the fancy catered noms and bold cocktails and silent auction and – good gawd, y'all, this is some kind of party! Sat., Aug. 27, 8-12mid, $75-100

    Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th, 512/809-7799

  • 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

  • W.

    W, yes. As in Woyzeck. As in Georg Buchner's landmark expressionist drama. Except here, in this new staging by Austin Jewish Repertory, it's boiled down for a single performer: One actor, one hour, seven roles. And the actor is Joey Hood. And the director is Adam Roberts. And we figured it would be really good. But the reviews we've seen – including this one by the Chronicle's Shanon Weaver – suggest "really good" might be the flimsiest of understatements. Bonus: Original score by Tyler Mabry. Through Aug. 27. Thu. & Sat., 8pm, $12-15

    901 Trinity., 512/735-8048

  • 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

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