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Arts Events for Tue., Sept. 5
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    Comedy

    Harvey Relief Benefit: Comedy Helps

    No, it really helps, because 100% of the sales from this event – that's tickets, concessions, and merch – goes to the Red Cross to help people affected by Hurricane Harvey. And you care maybe even a little more because Ron White, Iliza Shlesinger, and Chris D'Elia are the headliners for this generous gig.
    Tue., Sept. 5, 8pm. $75-1000.  
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      Visual Arts

      Art In Public Places: Launchpad

      Have you always wanted to create a work of public art for Austin but weren't sure how to get started? LaunchPAD is a new program that pairs emerging through mid-career public artists with those already established in the field to work together on artwork for the City of Austin. Through the partnership, you'll work on everything from materials research and fabrication to public outreach, while providing a service doing what you love. Also, $15,000 for your work on the project. See website for details.
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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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      Visual Arts

      Davis Gallery: Elements: Rock, Steel, Felt, Wax

      We're getting goosebumps just writing this blurb, that's how gorgeous the work in the Davis Gallery's "Elements" exhibition is. Because the artists whose work is displayed here, each of them have created pieces representing one of the four materials noted in the show's title. And those artists are Giota Vorgia, Randall Reid, Barbara Attwell, and Annie Darling. And, Austinite, if you don't already know what those four names herald in the way of skill, mastery, and sublime visual impact of production … well, we envy you the introduction to this quartet of art-makers.
      Through Oct. 7
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      Visual Arts

      Flatbed Press: Texas Bird Project

      Frank X Tolbert 2 has explored the birds of Texas in large-scale paintings, etchings, and drawings, transforming the feathered creatures into darkly familiar personalities. Now see the results take odd and papery wing on the walls of this excellent venue.
      Through Oct. 7
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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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      Comedy

      It's … subterranean!

      It's the underground space Downtown, swarming with improvisers and stand-up comics and sketch artists, here in the powerhouse founded by Chris Trew and Tami Nelson. 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 presents The Gameshow Gameshow, Friday brings the live-action claymation of StapleFace and the return of Stoned vs. Drunk vs. Sober, and, on Saturday, we reckon the popular Megaphone Show will cure whatever ails your depressed ass – that is, if the earlier spectacle of Crapfunding doesn't cure it first. And on Sunday, the – ah, see website for more shows and details.
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      Litera

      Meghan Lamb: Birds of Lace

      Lamb's new novel is a hybrid of fabulist and minimalist fiction, detailing a woman’s mysterious illness from the dual perspectives of wife and husband. The author presents her book tonight, with additional readings by J. Scott Brownlee and Bridget Brewer.
      Tue., Sept. 5, 7pm
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      Litera

      North Austin Knitters

      meet to knit and discuss great books. Tuesdays, 7pm.
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      Litera

      One Page Salon

      That overclocked Owen Egerton dials back his furious filmmaking agenda just a skosh to host (abetted by those stalwarts Felix Morgan and Seth Meeks) a literary evening where writers read just one page from their works. Featuring Trevor Partney, Jaime Netzer, Will Evans, and Richard Weiss. Also, a sneak peek of a new short film from Maggie Burger. Bonus: Live music by Johnny Holden.
      Tue., Sept. 5, 7:30pm. Free.
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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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      Litera

      Sherry Thomas: A Conspiracy in Belgravia

      The author returns with the latest in her gender-flipped, Victorian-era Lady Sherlock series, featuring her consulting detective, Charlotte Holmes.
      Tue., Sept. 5, 7pm
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      Litera

      Steeped in Books: Informal Talk and Tea

      invites you to share your passionate book tastes. Tuesdays, 2pm.
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      Visual Arts

      Umlauf After Dark: Umlauf Prize Opening

      This reception for Bucky Miller's winning "Grackle Actions" celebrates the new exhibition, with the artist himself and gallery curator Katie Robinson Edwards.
      Tue., Sept. 5, 6-8pm. Free.
    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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