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Arts Events for Thu., Oct. 19
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    Theatre

    Much Ado About Nothing

    Something for Nothing Theater stages Shakespeare's comedy classic under starlight in Ramsey Park, with directors Allison Dillon and Rosalind Faires presenting a version in which Benedick and Beatrice are both played as women. Prithee bring a blanket or chair, pack a picnic, and invite some friends along to this out-of-doors romance.
    Oct. 19-Nov. 5. Thu.-Sun., 7:30pm. Free – gratis – yours for a smile.  
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    Visual Arts

    The Contemporary Austin: John Bock + Wangechi Mutu

    Bock's Dead + Juicy exhibition centers around a newly commissioned film that was shot in and around Austin, blending classic Westerns and dark comedy with spooky thriller and horror aesthetics. Mutu offers a new, site-specific edition of Throw, 2017, a painting created by the artist throwing black paper pulp against the wall, resulting in an abstract composition that dries, hardens, and then degrades over time.
    Through Jan. 14
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    Classical Music

    ACMC: A Moveable Feast

    Here's the inaugural event of the Austin Chamber Music Center's new concert series, presenting a collaboration with Gallery Shoal Creek and Gusto Italian Kitchen + Wine Bar, featuring that invoke quartet of acclaimed stringfellows getting all fiddle delicious among the night's hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and paintings by Tony Saladino. Bonus: DJ set by GirlFriend ATX.
    Thu., Oct. 19. $25.  
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    Visual Arts

    Co-Lab Projects: Good Mourning Tis of Thee

    Alyssa Taylor Wendt and Sean Gaulager have curated up a conceptual group show that addresses grief, loss, death, architecture, and urban development, wrangling more than 65 artists and performers from Texas, New York, Detroit, and Seattle. "The show is especially relevant as the building is slated for subsequent demolition to make room for a planned development on the site."
    Through Nov. 2
    721 Congress
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    Visual Arts

    Davis Gallery: The Afterlife of Artifacts

    We could probably just mention that this exhibition (featuring a quintet of assemblage artists) contains work by Steve Brudniak and watch the smarter crowds gather for some deep gawking … but we wouldn't want to diss the talented likes of Barbara Irwin, John Sager, Larry Seaman, and Steve Wiman – whose complex three-dimensional creations are also well worthy of your time.
    Through Nov. 25
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    Classical Music

    LOLA at 4th Tap: A Pocketful of Purcell

    Here's the start of the second season of theat Local Artists Local Opera series at 4th Tap Brewing, which is, you'll be pleased to note, the perfect combo of golden throats (theirs) and wetted whistles (yours). Counter tenor Sean Lee, mezzo soprano Lisa Alexander, pianist David Utterback, cellist Nora Karakousoglou, and recorder players Victor Eijkahout and Susan Richter will perform John Blow's "Ode on the Death of Mr. Henry Purcell." And early-music hits by that same Purcell and his contemporaries.
    Thu., Oct. 19, 8pm. $10.  
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    Visual Arts

    Stephen L. Clark Gallery: Libros

    This new Lance Letscher exhibition celebrates the opening of Austin's new Central Library.
    Through Nov. 11
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    Offscreen

    Austin Public

    Committed to freedom of speech and expression, Austin Public is a nonexclusive and content-neutral media studio that offers low- and no-cost training, equipment, facilities, and cablecasting services to all Austinites. It is managed by the Austin Film Society under contract from the city of Austin, and operates cable channels 10, 11, and 16, and live streams. New training classes are ongoing; see website for calendar.