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    SouthPop: 40 Years of Esther's Follies

    Four decades of the funniest topical sketches in the whole blamed city? That's exactly what Shannon Sedwick and Michael Shelton and their talented crowd of friends have brought to Esther's Follies, and now the history of those Follies – posters, prints, original artworks, doc-u-men-ta-tion of all kinds – are on display in this bastion of local goodness.
    Through Feb. 28
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    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.
    Jan. 29-April 8
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    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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    Art.Science.Gallery.: SOLAR

    The PrintAustin wonderments continue at this excellent venue, featuring prints about the sun or made by our sun (as in solar printmaking, cyanotyping, or printing with photosensitive inks) or for the sun (concerning sun- or star-related cultural and natural history). Yeah, we're partial to science around these here parts, but especially when it looks this damned good.
    Reception: Fri., Jan. 19, 6-9pm
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    Austin Art Garage: No Risk, No Reward

    Think you can handle the Truth? Then check out this show of bold new works by Austin-based street artist and muralist Mike "Truth" Johnston, galvanizing the walls of this fierce gallery right off South Lamar.
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    The Gay Place

    Austin Naked Yoga for Gay Men

    A hatha meeting flow yoga class for all levels. Despite the name, all are welcome.
    Saturdays, 10:30-11:45am and Tuesdays, 8-9:15pm. Through Nov. 21.. $10 and up.
    ToddPilates & Barre, 9029 Research Blvd #200
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    Bale Creek Allen Gallery: Jack Massing

    BC Allen's excellent venue in Canopy presents a solo show of the "Broadside Series" by this Massing fellow – better known to the world at large as one half of those boundary-breaking, media-manipulating, spectacle-spinning Art Guys.
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    Bale Creek Allen Gallery: The Trophoblast

    Photography, drawings, and sculpture by two young, New York-based artists: Malu Byrne and Will Squib.
    Reception: Sat., Jan. 19, 7-10pm
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    The Gay Place

    Big Boi Yoga

    Logan Ware leads this fun, queer yoga class focused on alignment, restoration, and community love with a healthy mix of gentle stretch and Kundalini strength. A relaxed, judgment-free class for all body types, genders, and experience levels.
    Tuesdays, 7:15pm; Saturdays, 9:30am  
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    Carver Museum: Juntos/Together

    This section of the comprehensive FotoATX program features vivid photo-documentation of "Black and Brown Activism in Austin from 1970 to 1983."
    Through April 11
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    Carver Museum: State of Ascension

    Mixed-media vessel works by Rejina Thomas, featuring art she created during the past two decades, with themes positioning the womb as a metaphorical looking glass from which viewers experience and understand the world.
    Through Feb. 28
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    Comedy

    ComedySportz

    Two teams of improvisers compete for points and laughter in this family-friendly show based on audience suggestions.
    Saturdays, 8pm. $8-10.  
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    Theatre

    Enron

    Lucy Prebble's new stage play explores the rise and fall of the Houston-based energy company, presenting the tale as an epic myth with a cast of women and non-binary actors. Directed by Hannah Wolf for UT's Department of Theatre and Dance.
    Feb. 22-March 4. Tue.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $15-26.  
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    Flatbed Press: Man on Edge

    For more than forty years James Surls has been realizing the visions of his heart and mind into works of sculpture; alongside that work, he's used his same sculptural tools to gouge and mark into wood to be printed onto paper. Witness now some of the highlights of those works, bright communiques from the edge between dimensions.
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    Goodall's Afternoon Tea

    Mmmmm, sip your weekend afternoons away with a selection of organic blends from Austin-based Zhi Teas and an assortment of traditional tea sandwiches, pastries, and confectionary sweets.
    Saturdays & Sundays, 3-5pm.. $15-25.
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    Harry Ransom Center: Vaudeville!

    This exhibition reveals the story of where American entertainment all began, featuring photographs, manuscripts, and other documents and artifacts related to Harry Houdini, Mae West, W. C. Fields, Bert Williams, George M. Cohan, Burns & Allen, Tony Pastor, the Nicholas Brothers, Barbette, and others.
    Jan. 29-July 15. Free.
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    Help Families This Tax Season

    Here's a good way to volunteer and help folks figure out the best way to file their taxes. United Way is recruiting tax preparers, translators, and greeters for this year. After a quick 16 hours of training, you are good to go.
    Jan. 24-March 8. Free.
    Georgetown, Hutto, Leander, and Taylor
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    Comedy

    Holly Jolly Follies

    Musical comedy skits, magic, and a political satirical revue with the bustling backdrop of Sixth Street on view through the stagefront window – as seen in the current SouthPop celebration of their four decades of laughs. And now, what does the current POTUS learn when Ivana, Melania, and Marla get together for the Trump Wives Club? (Does he learn anything, ever?) Plus, join those rowdy NFL Women in the tail-gaiting, trash-talking party of the year. And, best of all, it's time for the all-too-familiar Esther’s Follies Dysfunctional Family Holiday, which might just make your own clan seem like a sanctuary of emotional health in comparison. Bonus: That sexy magician Ray Anderson thrills the crowd with his Torched and Tango illusions. And you know Jesse Sublett's new Esther's book was just released, right?
    Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $25-35.  
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    If Austin's Freezing, the Margs Are a Dollar

    Cold is as cold does, baby, and this cold will do you good: Fresa's on South First is offering $1 frozen margaritas any day this winter that the temperature hits 32 degrees or below. (Note: Fahrenheit.) (Also: You've gotta buy a food item, and there's a two-per-customer dollar-marg limit. But the tasty concoctions are usually $8 a pop, so this is, counter-intuitively, a totally hot deal.)
    Through Feb. 28
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    Comedy

    It's … Hideoutrageous!

    There's a stage upstairs, there's a stage downstairs, there's coffee all over the place and all sorts of shows here. This Thursday brings you the Threefer and Free Fringe of improv, and, on Friday, whoa, D'Alonzo's back in town – which means all manner of Knuckleball Now goodness for the Date Night gig with Channel 2! That night continues with the award-winning Parallelogramophonograph and the Big Bash fanciness, too; and, on Saturday, after that student-centered Maestro Raw, welcome to the Depression-era, moxie-forward, never-say-die, musically enhanced world of Orphans!, directed by Bridget Brewer and Kaci "Birthday Girl" Beeler. And following that? The competitive improv donnybrook of Maestro. See website for more.
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    It's … subterranean!

    It's that underground space Downtown, swarming with improvisers and stand-up comics and sketch artists. Monday nights feature Fuck This Week, wherein your moans, groans, gripes, and complaints are turned into comedy gold. They let Rob Gagnon do his Sandbox thing on Tuesdays at 9pm, Wednesdays get some work done in the Garage, Thursday brings Shake It Up before going all UT on your ass with the Texas Travesty Showcase of stand-up comedians. Friday's got Funny or Die's Jeremy Pinsly showing you that he's New York-based but Definitely Not Kosher, and there's Voice Over Rated and the Megaphone Show on Saturday, and – ah, see website for details.
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    MACC: Su-Realidad

    Here's an exploration of surreal photography and installation art, another part of the city's FotoATX project, curated by members of Caminos, the Mexican American Cultural Center's teen leadership program.
    Through March 3
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    MASS Gallery: Proxemics

    In which six artists wield the human body as a tool for communication through character creation, distortion, and documentation: Ben Aqua, Felipe Baeza, Xavier Schipani, Silky Shoemaker, riel Sturchio, and Jaimie Warren.
    Reception: Fri., Jan. 19, 7-10pm
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    Theatre

    Noises Off

    Show biz is as show biz does. And this is Michael Frayn's hilarious comedy about staging a comedy, directed here by Kevin J. Smith for City Theatre.
    Feb. 16-March 11. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $10-25.
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    Northern-Southern Gallery: After Images

    Two artists here, for the third show in that stylish Northern-Southern's new location. NYC-based Dev Harlan projects geometries on rocks; Laura Lit abjures realism to paint what she sees with her eyes closed.
    Reception: Sat. Jan. 20, 6-8pm
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    Pong to Pokémon: The Evolution of Electronic Gaming

    Follow the evolution of the gaming industry from the Seventies to the present day with a focus on the local scene from Richard Garriott's Ultima series to John Romero's Doom to the developers making waves on today's gaming platforms.
    Daily through March 18, 2018. Museum admission: $13 ($9, kids).  
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    Prizer Gallery: Roux

    The printmaking artists of the ROUX Collective – Ann “Sole Sister” Johnson, Rabéa Ballin, Delita Martin, and Lovie Olivia – examine cultural and societal issues of genealogy, feminism, identity, and other topics affecting women of the African Diaspora.
    Reception: Sat., Jan. 20, 6-9pm
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    The Gay Place

    Proxemics: A Queer Art Exhibit

    An unrestricted and unapologetic art exhibit that "examines how a body may be critiqued or claimed, presented or perceived." Featuring work by Austin's Ben Aqua, riel Sturchio, and Xavier Schipani, plus Brooklyn's Felipe Baeza and Jaimie Warren, and Oakland's Silky Shoemaker.
    Through Feb. 24. Fri., 5-8pm; Sat.-Sun., noon-5pm  
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    Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection

    The Russell Collection presents this renowned collection of the mad genius's work, offering a rare opportunity to meet Madame Christine Argillet, daughter of Dali's publisher and confidante Pierre Argillet.
    Reception: Sat., Feb. 3, 6-8pm. Free, but RSVP.
    1009 W. Sixth

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