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    Latino Comedy Project: Gentrifucked

    The Emmy-nominated sketch troupe examines the causes and consequences of gentrification in Austin and communities across America. And this show is being presented in – gasp! – a theatre on the Eastside.
    Oct. 26-29. Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 8 & 10pm; Sun., 6pm. $15.  
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      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.
      Through Nov. 5. Thu.-Sun., 7:30pm. Free – gratis – yours for a smile.  
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      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. 25
      721 Congress.
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      Halloween Seance at Museum of the Weird

      Your guide Doc Ravencraft enables communication with the spirits in this event that includes a guided tour of "The Creature in Ice!" and the new Sfanthor Chamber of Horrors. Lotta different seances going on in town right about now, probably all creeptastically fun; but, a better venue than this for such a thing? We can't even.
      Sun.-Mon., Oct 29-30; times TBA. $35.  
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      Rude Fusion: Bear Eats Bear

      Rude Mechs and groundswell theatre company present Lydia Blaisdell's retro-future audio adventure that invites theatre fans, audiophiles, and hikers to join the Rebellion and discover the fabled Archive of the Before Time in a feral, apocalyptic American wilderness. Directed by Katie Van Winkle, with performances by Martinique Duchene-Phillips, Katie Dahm, and Megan Tabaque, and featuring a panoply of local voice talents on cassette tape. It's "a hike, a collage, a satire, a desperate plea, and a memorial for the world’s transient and fierce beauty," says the director. And right here is what our reviewer says.
      Through Nov. 12. Sat.-Sun., 3 & 5pm. $10-25.  
      Location revealed with ticket purchase.
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      Art.Science.Gallery.: TX*SCI

      That excellent gallery in Canopy presents a group exhibit featuring work by Texas artists who are inspired by any of the natural sciences as a majority of their current artistic practice. Which, lucky for the viewer, means that the talents represented include Laurie Frick, Jules Buck Jones, Calder Kamin, Cathy Savage, David Martínez, and more. Quant suff! Recommended!
      Through Nov. 26
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      Austin Séance Halloween Series

      You know – communication with the spirit world, right? A sort of spooky IRL chat room in the midst of the transmigration of souls. Just the thing to mitigate bereavement when the more beloved among our circle of bone clocks stop ticking. Right out there in the Pony Shed of the Vortex's Patrizi's-scented side yard.
      Through Oct. 29. Thu., 8:30pm; Fri.-Sat., 8:30 & 10:30pm; Sun., 8:30pm. $15.
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      Epic La Femme Bohème Moonstruck Boat Party

      Just what it says on the tin, yes, as LOLA and the Alamo Drafthouse and Capital Cruises join forces to present a screening of the film Moonstruck Downtown, followed by a river-riding sunset cruise with a live, full-concert version of La Femme Bohème on a double-decker boat. That's one hell of a fine journey already, we reckon, but, bonus: Drinks and snacks (from Easy Tiger and Antonelli's) included!
      Sun., Oct. 29, 3:45pm. $60.  
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      grayDUCK Gallery: Believe Me

      Billi London-Gray makes events, performances, videos, photographs, drawings, prints, poetry, sculptures, sound compositions, and installations to question established systems and examine power dynamics. Daniel Bernard Gray's work examines the basis of conflict as the difference between people’s definitions of truth and reality. Their individual and collaborative works have been shown throughout the U.S. and internationally.
      Through Oct. 29
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      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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      Link & Pin: The Grand Petite Show

      The Creative Arts Society’s final juried exhibit of the year features a plethora of small works in a big way.
      Through Oct. 29
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      Little Free Library Give Away

      Dr. Madeline Maxwell, the director of UT's Project on Conflict Mediation, is giving away Little Free Libraries around the Austin area stocked with books about peace. See website for details.
      Free.
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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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      Not Afraid of the Dark

      The Show That Glows® is, we assume, completely unrelated to The Attorney That Rocks® – although perhaps David Komie could "turn nighttime darkness into a place to laugh, sing, clap, dream, dance, and do everything imaginable, except be afraid" as well as Ballet Austin's apprentice company does in this kid-friendly spectacle? Just, you know, a thought.
      Through Oct. 29. Sat.-Sun., 2 & 4:30pm. $15.  
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      REVEL: Dance Like Nobody's Watching

      In which Claude Bolling’s beloved dance suite for violin and jazz piano trio sets the stage for classical cats and true jazz artists to wear or remove masks, reveal their alter egos, and play dress-up for a day – just in time for Halloween. Oh, those relentless Revelers!
      Sun., Oct. 29, 12:30pm. $10.  
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      Shakespeare at the Market: Romeo & Juliet

      Present Company brings the timeless tragic romance to the roof of Whole Foods Market at Sixth & Lamar, the star-crossed lovers and their fams directed far above the fancy food aisles by Stephanie Carll. And who knows, considering the latest corporate machinations, that Jeff Bezos himself won't be there, biting a billionaireish thumb among the feuding Capulets and Montagues? Alexa, get me a pair of tickets!
      Through Oct. 29. Thu.-Sun., 7pm. Donations accepted, RSVP.  
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      Singin' in the Rain

      Of course you're familiar with the MGM classic in which Gene Kelly kicked the jams out of precipitation and bid inertia bye-bye in scene after glorious scene. Now here's a new live production of the thing, directed by Abe Reybold for ZACH Theatre, with that Allen Robertson bringing the orchestra to near torrential power. And this is what the Chronicle's Robert Faires thought of the show.
      Through Oct. 29. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 2:30 & 7:30pm. $30-150.  
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      SouthPop: Elbow Grease

      The new exhibition here features the art of Jon Narum, Nicholas Russell, and Sam Yeates, three artists who've been involved in the Austin music scene since the early Seventies. And the opening reception's got beer, wine, and live music by John Inmon.
      Through Dec. 2. $5.
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      Steel Magnolias

      Jeremy Rashad Brown directs Robert Harling's ensemble classic of life's ups and downs with the leading ladies of Louisiana's Chinquapin Parish.
      Through Nov. 5. Fri.-Sun., 8pm. $25.  
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      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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      Taisia Kitaiskaia and Katy Horan: Literary Witches

      The wonderfully witchy Kitaiskaia wrote 'em up and that terrifically talented Horan illustrated 'em as no one else could; now the creators present their fine volume of magical women writers in a BookPeople event that's highly recommended.
      Sun., Oct. 29, 5pm
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      The Comedy Seance 10th Anniversary

      Once a year, Satan brings his favorite dead celebrities up from the underworld for one hell of a good time. Who knows who he'll pluck this year to come entertain the crowd, with an all-star slate of comics including Aaron Brooks, Nick Savarino, Vanessa Gonzales, Carina Magyar, Katie Pengra, Adam Hrabik, Joe Hafkey, and Mike MacRae.
      Sun., Oct. 29, 8pm. $10.
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      The Mousetrap

      Agatha Christie’s classic of a whodunit – murder, mystery, and malevolent motive – is revealed by a skeleton-closeted cast under the direction of Stephen R. Reynolds for City Theatre.
      Through Oct. 30. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $15-25 ($10, Thursdays).  
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      The Woman in Black

      This show's been running in London's West End for 28 years. Now see Stephen Mallatratt's adaptation of Susan Hill's unnerving ghost story in Austin – just in time for Halloween. Directed by Emily Rankin for Penfold Theater Company, featuring Stephen Price and Kareem Badr(!). And this is what our reviewer thought of the show.
      Through Oct. 30. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. Extra show: Mon., Oct. 30, 8pm. $18-30.  
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      Wait Until Dark

      Jeffery Hatcher's adaptation of the classic film noir captures the suspense made famous onscreen – in a new time and setting. A policeman, a con man, an old friend, a blind woman, a lost doll, a murder: ingredients for a gripping mystery. Directed by Kasey RT Graham for TexArts.
      Through Oct. 29. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $40 and up.  
      TexArts, 2300 Lohman's Spur.
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      Classical Music

      Waterloo Wind Band

      This South Austin ensemble offers a free concert, conducted by Kerry Taylor.
      Sun., Oct. 29, 2pm. Free.
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      Litera

      Women Writing Across Genres

      A reading with Chelsey Clammer, Allison Grace Myers, and Abe Louise Young.
      Sun., Oct. 29, 4pm
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      Zombie Prom

      Imagine … well, imagine that Grease meets The Walking Dead and you'll grok TILT Performance Group's production of this Off-Broadway girl-loves-ghoul, rock & roll musical set in the 1950s. Or, imagine that you're reading our review of the show.
      Through Oct. 29. Fri.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $10-15.  
      Bravo Theatre, 4544 S. Lamar.
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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.