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Arts Events for Sun., Sept. 10
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    Henry IV

    Shakespeare? Of course. But this kingly classic is directed by Beth Burns for the Hidden Room, is based on a new adaptation by Dr. Ralph Alan Cohen, and features a cast worth shouting about infused with a rowdy glam-rock aesthetic. Which means that this ain't your great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather's Henry IV, this is your chance to see the Bard's work presented with incomparable theatrical power and style. Bonus: live music from Shoulders' Todd Kassens.
    Through Oct. 1. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $15-30.  
    York Rite Masonic Hall, 311 W. Seventh.
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    Litera

    Staple! The independent Media Expo

    Two days of more indie comics and zines and homemade media than you can shake your Adobe Suite at, here at this 13th annual spectacle of geeky merch and mingling, all wrangled up by that incorrigible Chris "Uncle Staple" Nicholas and his tireless crew of extradimensional lackeys. With guests Hope Larson, Keith Knight, Fabian Rangel Jr, Rachel Weiss, Peelander Yellow, and many more; with a rich schedule of panels and workshops; and with the whole maker-rockin' thing kicking off at Friday night's pre-party at Austin Books & Comics.
    Sept. 9-10. Sat., 11am-6pm; Sun., noon-6pm. $10-15.
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    Visual Arts

    Within, Above, and Beyond

    This fantastic event is a 20-minute multimedia performance by Yuliya Lanina, with music composed by Russell Pinkston, exploring the symbiotic relationship that can exist between the artist and her work. And that vivid spectacle will be followed by a concert of original music presented by Tetractys.
    Sept. 8 & 10. Fri., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $10.  
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    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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    Carl Smith Pop-Up Show

    The artist's new abstracts – see example provided here – on display and for sale.
    Sun., Sept. 10, 11am-3pm
    Shady Studios, 828 Airport.
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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

    Enfrascada

    This Tanya Saracho-scripted comedy about a group of modern-day Latinas, consulting the worlds of hoodoo, santería, curanderismo, and nostalgia, but finding the true magic of friendship, is directed by Claudio M. Chávez for Teatro Vivo. And can you believe our reviewer's reaction to this show?
    Through Sept. 24. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $20-25.  
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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 and the Big Bash fanciness on Friday; and get ready for Dance Dreams on Saturdays, improv about the drama-fraught world of competitive dance – right after the student-driven Soundstage 23, and right before the extemporaneous donnybrook of that magister-marbled Maestro. See website for more.
    Nov. 9-11. Thu.-Sat., 7:30-10pm
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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 follow that with the fierce sketch style of Pendulum. And then there's the laughalicious ladies of Loverboy going all Kiss and Tell on Fridays; that Live at ColdTowne stand-up showcase hosted by Carina Magyar on the same night; and don't miss Barney Miller: Dark Knight, wherein your favorites from the 12th precinct deal with the day-to-day in Batman's Gotham; and then, Martini Ranch's Queer & Now sketches and Midnight Society! Oh, and Sunday's Stool Pigeon! See website for more.
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    Theatre

    Storm Still

    Here's the world premiere of Gabrielle Reisman’s play that reveals an arch reconsideration of Shakespeare's King Lear as three daughters gather in the backyard at dusk following the death of their father. Jennifer Coy Jennings, Andreá Smith, and Amelia Turner are directed by Rudy Ramirez for the Vortex. And, look: What our reviewer said about it might make you think twice.
    Through Sept. 30. Thu.-Sun., 8:30pm. $15-35. (Two-for-one admission with donation of two cans for SafePlace, Thursdays & Sundays).  
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    The Father/Son Project

    What does it mean to be a father of a son in 2017? How do we cope with the rollercoaster ride of fathering? Who taught us (or didn't)? The answers to these questions are vigorously explored – with stories, movement, poetry, and music – by Jason Phelps, Zell Miller lll, Jeff DaShade Johnson, Rupert Reyes, and Tim Mateer.
    Sept. 9-10. Sat., 2pm; Sun., 2 & 7pm. Free, but reservations are encouraged.  
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    Litera

    The Violet Crones: Sex, Sleep, and Death

    It's everything you never wanted to know – while you still have time to know it. Featuring stories and music from local performers Cate Berry, Katherine Moore, Bernadette Noll, Nettie Reynolds, and Candyce Rusk.
    Sun., Sept. 10, 7pm. $10.
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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  
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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.