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  • Cine Las Americas International Film Festival 2014

    Now in its 17th year, this annual festival continues through Sunday. The opening and closing-night galas will be held at the Marchesa Hall & Theatre, along with many other new, international releases, and the Hecho en Tejas lineup. Competition narrative features and shorts will be shown on two screens at the Alamo Drafthouse Village. The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center will host free screenings of films in the documentary competition and the Emergencia Youth Film Day on Saturday, April 26. Free screenings will also be offered at St. Edward's University's Jones Auditorium. Pioneer Chicano filmmaker Efraín Gutiérrez will be honored at a retrospective of his films at the Marchesa, for which he will be present. For our interview with Executive Director Eugenio del Bosque, see

    AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville

    • Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival

      Tiny little festival, you've probably never heard of it. With a meager, little-known headliner or two – Demetri Martin, maybe? Possibly Hannibal Buress? Kids in the Hall? Aziz Ansari? Maria, uh, Bamford? Yeah, yeah, OK: It's only THE BIGGEST COMEDY FESTIVAL TO EVER HIT THE ATX, come back again for its third annual showcase and taking over this burgeoning town with some of the best and brightest comics in the whole damn world. (Bonus: A plethora of locals, too, because we're all awesome like that.) Check the Moontower website for the whole line-up and other details; get your fest passes and tickets while you still can. Wed.-Sat., April 23-26.

      Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470

    • Fusebox Festival

      This sprawling spectacle of performances and concerts and exhibitions is one of the city's brightest annual treasures, bringing in artists and creative teams from all over the world, presenting compelling works by those beyond-Texasers as well as by talented locals, and offering it gratis – that's free gratis – to all and sundry. It's two weeks full of nonstop art and performances and workshops and process-oriented conversations and everything else that Ron Berry and Brad Carlin and Natalie George and their many fierce friends have gathered for the city's enjoyment. Subhuman Theatre! Miwa Matreyek! Bird & Anchors! Rosalyn Nasky! Magnifico! See the Fusebox website for details. Through April 27.


      A wonderment of handmade, bike-inspired posters created by more than 30 Austin artists delight and dazzle the eyes at this third annual event. Bonus: Adult-level thirst-slakers provided by Deschutes Brewery and Austin Eastciders. Bonus: Shinola will be showing off its American-made, handcrafted bikes and more. This is going to be a terrific night, especially for those who tend to travel on two human-powered wheels – but really for anyone with an appreciation for graphic screenprinting and letterpress brilliance. Fri., April 25, 5-10pm. Fair Market, 1100 E. Fifth. Free (Limited-edition, signed, and numbered posters will be available for $50 each)

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