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    Visual Arts

    Art.Science.Gallery.: The Birds

    This exhibition features new work in multiple media, work that explores topics of bird migration, communication, taxonomy, feeding behavior, natural history, flight behavior, bird diversity, and conservation. Artists Carol Cunningham, Carrie Carlson, Emily Coleman, Kim Heise, Lauren Rochell, Lisa Rawlinson, Pat Falconer, Zoë Trautz, Rachel Ramirez, and Sarah St. Laurent bring the ornithological wonders.
    Through Oct. 1
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    Dance

    Ballet Austin: Pink Pilates

    This is a breast cancer recover workout, to help stretch and strengthen the shoulder, chest, back, and abdominal muscles, allowing women to regain full range of motion to those areas affected by surgery. Register soon!
    Tuesdays, 1-1:40pm, beginning Sept. 12. Free.  
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    Theatre

    Building the Wall

    Robert Schenkkan’s new play depicts a dystopia, wrought via President Trump’s border and immigration policies, wherein a writer interrogates the director of a private prison who awaits sentencing for carrying out the federal requirements. This regional premiere is directed by Brant Pope and showcases Franchelle Stewart Dorn and David Sitler among the other talents onstage.
    Through Sept. 8. Tue.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $15-26.  
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    Theatre

    Chicago

    City Theatre presents this modern Kander and Ebb classic, a snazzy murder-fueled spectacle of a 1920s-era musical, here directed by Matthew Shead.
    Through Sept. 10. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $20-$35.  
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    Theatre

    Collection

    What do we hold on to? How can we let go? What does it mean to love and how do we learn? Generic Ensemble Company’s newly devised play, partially inspired by the habits of bower birds, explores these questions.
    Through Sept. 9. Fri.-Sun., 8pm. $15-30.  
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    Visual Arts

    grayDUCK Gallery: Crit Group 2017

    The Contemporary Austin teams up with that excellent grayDUCK to present the results of a seven-month group-critique program, curated by Sterling Allen, Annette DiMeo Carlozzi, and Andrea Mellard, and featuring work by Sandy Carson, Jonas Criscoe, Calder Kamin, Dameon Lester, Deborah Mersky, Steve Parker, Amy Scofield, and Sara Vanderbeek.
    Through Sept. 3
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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 you can check out that award-winning Parallelogramophonograph – now with The Glamping Trip – and the fancy-ass Big Bash on Friday; and the sweet, campy horrorshow tropes of Death by Musical on Saturdays, right after the student-driven Maestro RAW, and right before the extemporaneous donnybrook of the original magister-marbled Maestro. See website for more.
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    Classical Music

    La Follia: Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos

    Featuring Bruce Williams and Suzanna Giordano, violas; Eric Smith, cello; Marcus McGuff, flute; and Keith Womer, harpsichord. Stephen Redfield is concertmaster.
    Sept. 2-3. Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $25-30 ($10, students).
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    Visual Arts

    Landmarks Walking Tour

    This is a docent-led walking tour of works in UT's impressive public art collection. See website for details.
    Sun., Sept. 3, 11am. Free.  
    Gordon-White Building, 210 W. 24th.
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    Theatre

    Million Dollar Quartet

    This rocking show with pro-level entertainers brings to life the night in 1956 that Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Carl Perkins joined forces at Sun Studio in Memphis for the greatest jam session ever.
    Through Sept. 3. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2:30 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25 and up.  
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    Theatre

    Ocean

    Ebony Stewart returns to the Vortex with the world premiere of a new play that weaves her evocative poetry, brilliant storytelling, feminist aesthetic, and spiritual depth into a powerful new performance. Directed by Sonja Parks.
    Aug. 31-Sept. 4; Thu.-Mon., 8pm. $15-35. Two-for-one admission with donation of two cans for SafePlace, Thursdays & Sundays).  
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    Litera

    Open Mics

    Austin Poetry Slam Tuesdays, 8pm. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 480-9562. Ruta Maya Poetry Tuesdays, 6-9pm. 1209 S. First. Spoken & Heard Sundays, 7-10pm. Kick Butt Coffee, 5775 Airport #725, 454-5425.
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    Comedy

    Out of Bounds Comedy Festival

    Hey, guess what's happening here? A kaffeeklatsch? A demonstration of modern filtration devices used by Dow Chemicals? No – it's the goddamn OOB, friendo! And the Velv's the epicenter for OOBish stand-up showcases all festival long. And they're all don't-miss-it, really; but we're especially liking the national line-up of comics Holly Lynnea, Trixx, Emily Catalano, Brooke Cartus, Liz Greenwood, and Neeraj Srinivasan – hosted by Valerie Nies on Thursday at 9pm.
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    Theatre

    Perfect Life

    This musical, based on One Man Band by James Lecesne, tells the story of a man's journey to find his missing wife. Staged by Larry and Laurie Hochman and Marc Elliot for Austin Theatre Project.
    Through Sept. 9. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 5:30pm
    Trinity Black Box Theatre, 901 Trinity.
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    Classical Music

    Philippine Madrigal Singers

    Known for rousing and emotional performances, this is a 26-person choral ensemble of students, faculty, and alumni from the University of the Philippines. They'll be cutting loose with renaissance music, classical music, Filipino and international folksongs, contemporary and avant-garde compositions, opera, and even a bit of the ol' pop music.
    Sun., Sept. 3. $25-$40.  
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    Comedy

    Stone Cold Comedy

    Check out what's happening in this right-next-to-that-funky-video-store hotbed of comedy. Thursdays showcase longtime house improv troupe, the rightfully celebrated Frank Mills – and, afterward, you know nothing swings quite like the sketch of that Pendulum do. And then there's the laughalicious ladies of Loverboy going all Kiss and Tell on Fridays; the Movie Riot continuing to unreel its filmic lunacy that same night; and don't miss The Church of Man on Saturday, uncovering a contentious coven of men's rights activism, right before the doc-skewering Reel Lives. And then, Midnight Society! Oh, and Sunday's Stool Pigeon! See website for more.
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    Dance

    Suhaila Dance Company: Enta Omri

    The poetry of the Arabic world and themes of love and loss converge in this creative vision conceived, choreographed, and directed by Suhaila Salimpour.
    Sun., Sept. 3, 8pm. $25.  
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    Theatre

    The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas

    TexARTS presents that sexy Lone Star musical based on the story by Larry L. King. You know it from the movie, right? Now see the shenanigans play out onstage in all their live, fully choreographed, showtune-fueled, chicken-ranch glory – directed by Sarah Gay.
    Through Sept. 3. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $40 and up.  
    2300 Lohman's Spur.
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    Theatre

    This Random World

    Here's the Austin premiere of Steven Dietz's funny, intimate, and heartbreaking new play that explores the comedy of missed connections. The cast, you'll be glad to note, includes the fine talents of Joey Banks, Jacqui Cross, Babs George, Jess Hughes, Molly Karrasch, Carla Nickerson, and J. Ben Wolfe – and everything's directed by Don Toner for Austin Playhouse.
    Through Sept. 24. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm  
Ongoing
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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.
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