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    Kids

    AAAS Family Science Days

    The American Association for the Advancement of Science have put together this gathering of noted scientists from around the world. Kids and their parents can explore interactive science exhibits and see live science-themed stage shows.
    Sat.-Sun., Feb. 17-18, 11am-4pm. Free.
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      Events

      Austin RV Expo

      All outdoor lovers are welcome to learn about the latest RVs and discover new trends, accessories, and much more.
      Thu.-Sun., Feb. 15-18. $8, $6 (seniors/kids 7-12), free (kids under 7).  
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      Sports

      UT Baseball

      Texas opens its 2018 regular season at home against Louisiana-Lafayette: Sun., Feb 18, 1pm. Vs. Lamar:
      Wed., Feb. 21, 7:30pm. $7-25.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      600 Miles (2015)

      Viva Cinema: It's drug smugglers and federal agents crossing paths and perhaps discovering a bit of humanity. A Q&A with award-winning journalist Melissa del Bosque will be moderated by Cine Las Americas Festival Director Jean Anne Lauer after the film.
      Sat., Feb. 17, 7:00  
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      Kids

      Alamo Robotics Regional Championship

      Come check out 80 of the best robots before the world championship in May. Experience the excitement as high school and middle school students show off their robots competing on four playing fields.
      Sat., Feb. 17, 8:30am-4:30pm. Free.
      Vandegrift High School, 9500 McNeil
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      Austin Jukebox w/ Martin Rev, the Hentchmen, Heavy Times, Elisa Ambrogio

      Instrumental half of synth-punk pioneers Suicide, Martin Rev pressed the sweet spot between beauty and cataclysm alongside late vocalist Alan Vega. His latest, Demolition 9, jerks between requiem and rawness with jarring unpredictability. Motor City Reeperbahn garage merchants the Henchmen featured sit-ins from Jack White in their formative years, while Chicago’s Heavy Times unspooled one of the decade’s most potent aggro punk-pop distillations with 2012’s “I’m Single.” New Englander Elisa Ambrogio opens with equal parts noise and introspection.
      Sat., Feb. 17, 8pm
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    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Blackfeather Vintage Works: Darkest Before Dawn

      Here's the inauguration of Jessica Nieri's new vintage shop and art gallery next-door to Dimension Gallery, now with Flip Solomon's darkling creations in a variety of manifestations, featured among the stores of ephemera and covetable objects.
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      Visual Arts

      Butridge Gallery: Refigured: Radical Realism

      "Showcasing some of Austin’s finest realist figurative artists, across a variety of media, with their newest, most exciting work." Sounds almost humdrum, right? Just another standard gallery promo? But, listen – you know how something can be so powerful as to, how we say, fuck you up but in a good way? Well, this is one of those things. This is one of those exhibitions. At the Dougherty, yes. Because Jennifer Balkan and Dana Younger and Alejandra Almuelle and Karen Maness and Felice House and more.
      Reception: Fri., Feb. 16, 6-8pm
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      Visual Arts

      Dimension Gallery: No

      We're saying "yes" to this particular "No," 2018's first show at the acclaimed Dimension space, as it's new work by Dana Younger, Blue Genie co-founder and one of the city's finest figurative sculptors. Suggestion: Face the new year head-on with the man's most recent body of work.
      Through Feb. 17
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      Eric Prydz

      As Eric Prydz’s synths twist through the crowd, the Swedish House Mafia don hides behind a cluster of filters and knobs. Since breaking out with 2004 climax “Call on Me,” high-water marks include a remix of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2,” compilation Eric Prydz Presents Pryda (2012), and 2016 solo debut Opus, an ecstatic soundscape of sleek house production and techno progressions.
      Sat., Feb. 17, 9pm  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      FronteraFest 2018: The Short Fringe

      What's on the schedule this final week? Brilliant monologues? Comedy improv? Cabaret singers? Avant-garde dance? Bizarre performance art? Multimedia? The 25th annual FronteraFest's "Best of the Fest" gathers the diverse goodness of this year's crop and forms it into the tastiest schedule of short theatre 2018 is likely to see. Check the website for details!
      Through Feb. 17. Tue.-Sat., 8pm. $18.  
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      Visual Arts

      Gallery Shoal Creek: Strata

      These prints – woodcut, intaglio – and drawings by New Mexico artist Karina Noel Hean explore her responses to the landscape, all containing "a layering of time, memory, and mark," and composing just one vivid part of this year's PrintAustin program.
      Through Feb. 17
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      I Hate I Skate second anniversary

      Whereas the polar opposite subgenres of liberty-spiked street punk (Lower Class Brats, Krum Bums) and nervy post-punk (Spray Paint, Institute) have largely defined the narrative of Austin’s youth rebellion this century, a new crop of DIY bands – markedly anti-commercial, anti-macho, and employing instrumentally unencumbered singers – have coalesced into one of the city’s most vibrant scenes. This weekend’s I Hate I Skate gathering showcases precisely that.: Packing 25 young heavies over three days – the first two at Barracuda and the third across the highway at Hotel Vegas – festivities kick off Friday afternoon with a renegade skateboard race down South Congress from Live Oak Street to just past Riverside Drive. Next, the toughs pile into Barracuda for a seven-act hometown bill highlighted by two groups imbuing strong female perspectives on the scene: razor-sharp hardcore endeavor Body Pressure, fronted by one-time Hatred Surge screamer Faiza Kracheni, and cathartic punks Sass, led by the raw and righteous Rachael Chaney. Other muscle on the bill: Breakout’s oi!/anarcho hybrid, anti-hardcore confrontation junkies Witewash, and punk/metal mutilators Skeleton, whose vocalist Victor Ziolkowski presents the fest.: Day two expands I Hate I Skate’s regional look with Integrity-style Missouri roarers Crusade, punishing Houston hardcore act Skourge, and Birmingham D-beat-influenced quartet Heavy User. Austin reps with Enemy One, a breakdown-heavy crew with all-star membership.
      Feb. 16-17, 6pm
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Kagerô-za (1981)

      Newly Restored: The obscure, fever-dream nature of the plot should not deter you from checking out this crazy story of a playwright in the Twenties, and the second film in Suzuki’s loosely linked Taisho Trilogy.
      Sat., Feb. 17, 4:00  
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      The Gay Place

      Lunar New Year – Year of the Dog Party

      See FB for what's happening each weekend. It's all gone to the dogs at this epic queer and POC happy hour celebrating the 2018 Lunar New Year. Bring yer four-legged bestie to CUC for a doggo photobooth, on-site adoptions from Austin Humane Society, lit DJs, drink specials, drag, and more. Furry costumes strongly encouraged.
      Split over two Saturdays: Feb. 17 & Feb. 24, 3-9pm  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Mortality In Plain Sight

      This multimedia installation by Jessica Nixon offers viewers an opportunity to reflect on the ways we both honor and avoid the memories of those we've lost. Bonus: ambient soundtrack by Daze of Heaven; live music by Vile Wine (8pm).
      Sat., Feb. 17, 7-10pm. Free.
      Collection Rert, 2608 Rogers
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      The Gay Place

      OUTsider Festival

      Austin's queer transmedia fest returns with head-spinning, mind-racing, jaw-dropping work by notable and up-and-coming queer visionaries. The 2018 Legacy Award goes to the 40th Anniversary of Born in Flames directed by Lizzie Borden, and the lineup includes work by Brontez Purnell, Yuliya Lanina, and Bethany Johnson. See full schedule online.
      Feb. 14-18  
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      The Gay Place

      Shaboom! OUTsider Afterparty

      It wouldn't be a festival without an afterparty (happening Friday and Saturday nights), but this isn't your typical cocktail lounge. The Shaboom clowns will make you laugh – and possibly cry if you hate clowns as much as I do –because the art doesn't end just cuz the sun's gone to bed. Instead, Lex Vaughn, Silky Shoemaker, and Paul Soileau light up the night.
      Fri., Feb. 16 & Sat., Feb. 17; 10pm-1am  
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      Sports

      Texas Rollergirls

      Flat-track Roller Derby with the Hot Rod Honeys vs. the Hell Marys in this 2018 season opener.
      Sat., Feb. 17, 6pm. $13, advance; $15, day of; $5, kids.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      The Nude Vampire (1970)

      Lates: A man stumbles on the titular clothe-less creature of the night and gets embroiled in a suicide cult. Just another day in the universe of cult director Jean Rollin.
      Sat., Feb. 17, 10:00  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Wally Workman Gallery: Malcolm Bucknall

      A chameleon-like eclecticism has characterized his work to various distinct periods of art-historical influences and beyond, but the common thread in Bucknall's imagery is an animal-human mix. It's a vivid personal mythology that we've reveled in before and are excited to see the newest manifestations of here.
      Through March 3
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      Sports

      Wrestle Circus: Year of the Circus

      The best in independent wrestling from around the world.
      Sat., Feb. 17, 6pm. $15-75.  
      South Austin Gym, 5700 Manchaca #365
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      Events

      Year of the Dog Fundraiser

      Bring your canine companion and say no to puppy mills with this fundraiser. Enjoy food and beverages and a fancy photo booth. Proceeds benefit Bailing Out Benji.
      Fri.-Sat., Feb. 17-18, 4-9pm  
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    • Arts

      Theatre

      A Delicate Ship

      This is the Austin premiere of Anna Ziegler’s poetic play about "one night in New York City that changes the lives of three people forever," directed by Elizabeth V. Newman for Filigree Theatre.
      Through Feb. 25. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $30.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

      Newly Restored: Because dense fog prevents Heaven from finding him after he's forced to ditch his plane, an RAF pilot escapes death and finds love in this film that's also known as Stairway to Heaven.
      Sat., Feb. 17, 2:30, 7:30  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      AARC: Beyond Bollywood

      "Indian-Americans Shape the Nation," a traveling exhibition created by the Smithsonian Institution, makes an artifact-rich stop at the Asian American Resource Center – with a vibrant collection of photographs, art, and interactive learning stations.
      Through April 8
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      Visual Arts

      AARC: Where I Belong

      This photography exhibit, depicting the lived experiences of Asian-American Pacific Islander youth in Austin, is curated by Lizzie Chen. And, yes, it's another part of the city's FotoATX festival.
      Through June 29

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