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TexARTS' <i>Xanadu</i>
TexARTS' Xanadu
This musical comedy embrace of Eighties pop culture is served up with all the energy, excess, and extravagance the decade deserves

Trey Gutierrez, Feb. 28, 2019

Denise Elliott Jones:
Denise Elliott Jones: "Does It Match the Sofa?" at the Butridge Gallery
This divine Texas artist is straight-up messing with the fabric of reality

Wayne Alan Brenner, Feb. 28, 2019

Ground Floor Theatre's <i>black do crack</i>
Ground Floor Theatre's black do crack
In this new solo show, writer-performer Florinda Bryant shatters the myth that black women must go it alone

Robert Faires, Feb. 28, 2019

Zach Theatre's <i>Hedwig and the Angry Inch</i>
Zach Theatre's Hedwig and the Angry Inch
This revival gives the trans singer's identity crisis a punk lullaby with rockin' style

Robert Faires, Feb. 21, 2019

Mary Moody Northen Theatre's <i>The Three Musketeers</i>
Mary Moody Northen Theatre's The Three Musketeers
A contemporary script, powerful acting, and fantastic swordplay combine to create a heroic journey that's fun and easy to get lost in

Trey Gutierrez, Feb. 21, 2019

Nadia Waheed:
Nadia Waheed: "Notes From a Windowless Room" at Raw Paw
Explorations of identity by an artist of color, of colors, of many colors

Wayne Alan Brenner, Feb. 21, 2019

"Randall Reid: Past and Present" at Davis Gallery
The man who reassembles the past's artifacts has his own past's artifacts assembled for all to see

Wayne Alan Brenner, Feb. 14, 2019

Filigree Theatre's <i>When We Were Young and Unafraid</i>
Filigree Theatre's When We Were Young and Unafraid
Sarah Treem's drama revisits a time not that long ago when American women were controlled

Laura Jones, Feb. 14, 2019

The Vortex Repertory Company's <i>Heartland</i>
The Vortex Repertory Company's Heartland
Gabriel Jason Dean's new drama makes a sensitive study of three people in two different countries and where they belong

Robert Faires, Feb. 7, 2019

The Hideout Theatre's <i>Grand Misery</i>
The Hideout Theatre's Grand Misery
This improvised send-up of the musical Les Miz is as much fun as the real show is serious

Trey Gutierrez, Feb. 7, 2019

"Future Artifacts of Sprawl and Sting" at Georgetown Public Library
Stuart Wallace blazes his way through a wasp factory of natural assemblage

Wayne Alan Brenner, Feb. 7, 2019

<i>Bowlaway</i> by Elizabeth McCracken
Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken
Bowling is something sacred in Elizabeth McCracken’s multigenerational novel

Rosalind Faires, Jan. 31, 2019

"Interwoven" at MASS Gallery
In this group show of fiber artists, a stitch in time saves, nein?

Wayne Alan Brenner, Jan. 31, 2019

Austin Opera's <i>Silent Night</i>
Austin Opera's Silent Night
This production of the Pulitzer Prize winner powerfully creates the tension of the battlefield and just as powerfully lets it go

Trey Gutierrez, Jan. 31, 2019

Southwest Theatre Productions' <i>Sweat</i>
Southwest Theatre Productions' Sweat
This production brings home the plight of the American blue-collar worker with sympathy

Elizabeth Cobbe, Jan. 24, 2019

Conspirare's <i>Hope of Loving</i>
Conspirare's Hope of Loving
This concert of works by Jake Runestad conveyed a sense of love as a force that soothes, enlightens, and heals

Robert Faires, Jan. 24, 2019

"When Everything's Been Said" at ICOSA Gallery
In this two-man exhibition by Jonas Criscoe and Mark Johnson, some pictures work a thousand words

Wayne Alan Brenner, Jan. 24, 2019

<i>Last Woman Standing</i> by Amy Gentry
Last Woman Standing by Amy Gentry
Amy Gentry’s Austin-set second novel is an electric revenge thriller

Rosalind Faires, Jan. 17, 2019

Austin Symphony Orchestra's <i>Variation Voyage</i>
Austin Symphony Orchestra's Variation Voyage
ASO's first concert of 2019 had us hearing all sorts of feels, but Leon Fleisher's piano also got us thinking

Robert Faires, Jan. 17, 2019

“Dave McClinton: Despite It All” at the Butridge
"Dave McClinton: Despite It All" at the Butridge
The digital collagist’s new solo exhibition is peopled with many colors

Wayne Alan Brenner, Jan. 17, 2019

"Post-Apocalyptic Harvest" at Atelier 1205
Artists Erika Huddleston, Tammy West, and Amy Scofield salvage beauty from a sundered world

Wayne Alan Brenner, Jan. 10, 2019

Sugar, Water, Purple: Can We Kick It? at ColdTowne
Sugar, Water, Purple: Can We Kick It? at ColdTowne
This showcase showed how improvisers from disenfranchised groups can provide meaningful support for one another and make damn good improv

Trey Gutierrez, Jan. 3, 2019

"Tammie Rubin: Everything You Ever" at Women & Their Work
This sculptural labyrinth of values casts an epiphytic spell

Wayne Alan Brenner, Jan. 3, 2019

Who You Run With
Zach Theatre's Tortoise and Hare
This delightful, inspiring musical teaches us there's more to the story than the amazing race

Robert Faires, Jan. 3, 2019

Top Books of 2018 for American Road Tripping
Top Books of 2018 for American Road Tripping
Two novels set on the open road and two accounts of life in Trump's White House all made for journeys deep into America today

Jay Trachtenberg, Dec. 27, 2018

Robert Faires’ Top 10 Treasures in Theatre of 2018
Robert Faires’ Top 10 Treasures in Theatre of 2018
It was a year in which theatre making the political personal left the deepest impressions

Robert Faires, Dec. 27, 2018

"Martin Mazorra: Language of Flowers" at O2 Gallery
Woodcut and letterpress brilliance brings a garden of visual delights

Wayne Alan Brenner, Dec. 27, 2018

Robert Faires’ Top 10 Dance and Classical Joys of 2018
Robert Faires’ Top 10 Dance and Classical Joys of 2018
In this year’s dance and classical offerings, extraordinary depictions of loss and suffering continue to haunt

Robert Faires, Dec. 27, 2018

"Erin Shirreff" at Lora Reynolds Gallery
The artist blurs the line between photography and sculpture, creating a stunning result

Marisa Charpentier, Dec. 27, 2018

Wayne Alan Brenner’s Top 10 Arts-Related Things I Enjoyed in 2018
Wayne Alan Brenner’s Top 10 Arts-Related Things I Enjoyed in 2018
Representational and digital art, plus theatre rooted in history proved especially mind-blowing this year

Wayne Alan Brenner, Dec. 27, 2018

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