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Arts Events for Mon., Oct. 23
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    The Comedy Caravan

    Never mind the veal – maybe try the shawarma? Three of the "top stand-up comedians in Saudi Arabia" – that's Shakir Abdali, Yaser Bakr, and Khalid Khalifa – make Austin's Zach Theatre a stop on their current world tour. This one-night-only show's free and, insh'allah, will make you laugh so loud that OPEC will hear it.
    Mon., Oct. 23, 8pm. Free.  
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    Alan Jacobs: How to Think

    "Thinking can force us out of familiar, comforting habits," says the celebrated cultural critic, who presents his new book here tonight. The book's helpful cover illustration features a pair of eyeglasses, please note, which our familiar and comforting habits equate with heightened intelligence – which is something people who don't need glasses don't have, of course. #notallnerds
    Mon., Oct. 23, 7pm
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    B. Iden Payne Awards Ceremony

    It's the 43rd anniversary of these local awards, the ritzy ceremony regaling the Scottish Rite with triumphs of your theatrically talented friends and neighbors (and maybe you, right?) this night – with an afterparty at the Gibson.
    Mon., Oct. 23, 7:30pm. $12-20.
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    Mexic-Arte Museum: Diego and Frida

    Mexic-Arte celebrates the 110th anniversary of Frida Kahlo’s birth with "A Smile in the Middle of the Way," an exhibition that takes an intimate look at the relationship between Kahlo and Diego Rivera, as seen through the lens of notable photographers of that time, including images by Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Ansel Adams, Guillermo Kahlo, Leo Matiz, Nickolas Muray, Edward Weston, and Guillermo Zamora.
    Through Nov. 26. $5 ($4, senior citizens, students).
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    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.