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The North Door

501 Brushy
Austin, 78702
512/710-9765
Rising from the spiritual ashes of beloved Nineties club the Electric Lounge, the North Door boasts a similarly eclectic and progressive booking policy. Experimental jazz switches off with alternative rock, while hip-hop and electronica muscle in, too. Taking advantage of its location in the defunct 501 Studios, the ND also hosts plays, poetry readings, comedy, musicals, TV viewings, games, and pretty much anything else you can put under a roof and charge a cover for. The 300-person capacity keeps shows intimate, while the variety of acts makes the age range fluid.

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Arts Calendar

Austin Books Arts: Birthday Bash

We told you earlier about these bookish citizens and their excellent workshops and displays. Now here's their first anniversary shindig of celebration, featuring printing and binding activities, champagne toast and birthday cake, and live music by Ruby and the Reckless. Wed., Sept. 28Wed., Sept. 28, 6-9pm.

Testify's Third Anniversary

This month's storytellers share their tales of metamorphosis that cover changing names, changing selves, changing perspectives, changing the system, and ultimately accepting change. Also, there will be cake! Thu., Sept. 29, 7:30pm. $5.

Community Calendar

Drag Me To the Opera

Holy haawaaacamolè! If drag and opera had a love child this would be it. Watch as six opera stars unite with six queens for a night of drapera. Thu., Sept. 22 - Sat., Oct. 15Sat. Oct. 15, 7pm. $20-35.
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