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"The Impossible Winterbourne: AlphaBots" at Ao5 Gallery
I, for one, welcome our totes adorbs steampunk overlords

Wayne Alan Brenner, Jan. 16, 2020

ISHIDA Dance Company's <i>Beginning / αρχή</i>
ISHIDA Dance Company's Beginning / αρχή
This contemporary dance troupe's dynamic debut with "small bites" whetted the appetite for a full meal

Robert Faires, Jan. 9, 2020

"A Rock About the Size of a Small Avocado"
You can find connections to this city's art scene just about anywhere

Wayne Alan Brenner, Jan. 9, 2020

<i>A Wild and Precious Life: A Memoir</i> by Edie Windsor
A Wild and Precious Life: A Memoir by Edie Windsor
The life of a same-sex marriage hero sparkles in this collaborative memoir

Rosalind Faires, Jan. 9, 2020

The Contemporary Austin's
"The Sorcerer's Burden: Contemporary Art and the Anthropological Turn"
This ambitious exhibition reveals inquiring anthropologists within today's artists

Robert Faires, Jan. 3, 2020

“The New Flesh” at ICOSA Gallery
"The New Flesh" at ICOSA Gallery
It’s a body of work, but the anatomy isn’t necessarily of this Earth

Wayne Alan Brenner, Jan. 3, 2020

<i>Lady in the Lake</i> by Laura Lippman
Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman
Sixties Baltimore is unveiled in this new crime novel

Rosalind Faires, Jan. 3, 2020

Hideout Theatre's <i>The Hallmark Holiday Musical</i>
Hideout Theatre's The Hallmark Holiday Musical
This delightful improvised spin on Hallmark Christmas movies has just what the real things never do: surprises

Robert Faires, Dec. 27, 2019

"Tia J. Boyd: Future Inhabitants" at the Carver
The photographer's portraits of warrior women reveal the subjects' power and beauty in a post-postapocalyptic world

Robert Faires, Dec. 27, 2019

"Ashley Benton + Christopher Lee Gilmer" at Wally Workman Gallery
Art is, we’ll insist, transcendent when its foundation is skill and passion

Wayne Alan Brenner, Dec. 27, 2019

Zach Theatre's <i>A Christmas Carol</i>
A Christmas Carol
Dave Steakley's musical version abounds in great voices, but it may drown out Dickens with songs

Laura Jones, Dec. 19, 2019

Ventana Ballet's <i>The Watchmaker's Song</i>
The Watchmaker's Song
This playful take on The Nutcracker lets audiences in on the action and brings a new magic to the familiar ballet

Robert Faires, Dec. 19, 2019

"Sylvia Benitez: Recalling Memory / The Interior Lay"
The paintings in this solo exhibition depict a place where landscapes are, more than anything, a Texas state of mind

Wayne Alan Brenner, Dec. 19, 2019

Ground Floor Theatre and Deaf Austin Theatre's <i>Next to Normal</i>
Ground Floor Theatre and Deaf Austin Theatre's Next to Normal
In this collaboration between the two companies, having signing actors and speaking actors perform side by side provides a uniquely engaging experience

Trey Gutierrez, Dec. 12, 2019

"Rehab El Sadek: Transient" at Prizer Arts & Letters
The artist’s newest exhibition takes a temporary stand in the place where you are

Wayne Alan Brenner, Dec. 12, 2019

Street Corner Arts' <i>The Butcher of Baraboo</i>
Street Corner Arts' The Butcher of Baraboo
This hilarious production of Marisa Wegrzyn's black comedy starts strong and just keeps getting funnier

Elizabeth Cobbe, Dec. 12, 2019

Janine Barchas’ <i>The Lost Books of Jane Austen</i>
Janine Barchas’ The Lost Books of Jane Austen
In this nonfiction book, the local scholar provides fresh insight into the ways that Jane Austen became Jane Austen, literary superstar

Robert Faires, Dec. 5, 2019

Austin Playhouse's <i>She Loves Me</i>
Austin Playhouse's She Loves Me
This old-fashioned rom-com musical oozes charm and earns its Pollyanna platitudes

Bob Abelman, Dec. 5, 2019

Different Stages' <i>Mary Shelley's Frankenstein</i>
Different Stages' Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Like the separate parts of the Creature's body, the technical and performance aspects unite to create a delightfully provocative production

Trey Gutierrez, Dec. 5, 2019

"Jesse Narens: Creak, Crack, Creep" at Yard Dog Gallery
This Portland artist's images of nature transmogrified are a perfect antidote to holiday overcheer

Wayne Alan Brenner, Dec. 5, 2019

Benjamin Markovits’ <i>Christmas in Austin</i>
Benjamin Markovits' Christmas in Austin
In this novel of a family gathering for the holidays, Austin serves as a mirror for the characters, and perhaps for the reader

Robert Faires, Dec. 5, 2019

Co-Lab Projects'
Co-Lab Projects' "Texas Toast" Dishes Up a Heapin’ Helping
This group exhibition looks at the food that means the most to us

Robert Faires, Nov. 27, 2019

Austin Shakespeare's <i>As You Like It</i>
Austin Shakespeare's As You Like It
An Austin-infused Arden is more poetic license than artistic alchemy

Bob Abelman, Nov. 27, 2019

Beerthoven's <i>Czechs Mix</i>
Beerthoven's Czechs Mix
This program of music by three Czech composers made big music feel right at home in the state where everything's bigger

Robert Faires, Nov. 27, 2019

"Work Play Money Love What It Is What Could Be Both Neither Art Design" at Northern-Southern
This intersection of art and design traffics in graphic and sculptural brilliance

Wayne Alan Brenner, Nov. 27, 2019

Generic Ensemble Company's <i>The Future of Ismael</i>
Generic Ensemble Company's The Future of Ismael
This stage adaptation of Siri Gurudev's novel creates a striking sci-fi society but never finds its beating heart

Trey Gutierrez, Nov. 21, 2019

"Sarah Fox: Bruisers" at grayDUCK Gallery
In this solo show, boys will be boys, sometimes, and sometimes also horses

Wayne Alan Brenner, Nov. 21, 2019

Dance Repertory Theatre's 2019 <i>Fall for Dance</i>
Dance Repertory Theatre's 2019 Fall for Dance
In works ranging from tender to tense, the student dancers in the UT Department of Theatre & Dance embodied the spirit of "I can do anything"

Robert Faires, Nov. 21, 2019

Capital T Theatre's <i>It Is Magic</i>
Capital T Theatre's It Is Magic
This captivating staging of Mickle Maher's comedy debates theatre's enchantments where Macbeth meets "The Three Little Pigs"

Robert Faires, Nov. 14, 2019

UT Department of Theatre & Dance's <i>Spring Awakening</i>
UT Department of Theatre & Dance's Spring Awakening
This staging of the hit musical blends the old and new, petticoats and punk, with a power and seductiveness that enraptures

Laura Jones, Nov. 14, 2019

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