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Arts Events for Sun., Nov. 12
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    East Austin Studio Tour

    No, no, citizen, there is no way you haven't at least heard of this thing. After all these years, after all its Austin-positive consequences, unless you just moved here from, like, Turnip Patch, Idaho, you know that 1) this is the single biggest visual-arts event in the city, 2) it's been going on annually for more than a decade, 3) those relentless movers-and-shakers of Big Medium are the main engine powering its glory, 4) it takes place over two weekends, 5) you get to invade, as it were, the home studios of dozens and dozens of artists on the sunrise side of the ATX, 6) you can mingle in all those amazing Eastside galleries, too, where there will be special shows and sales and demos and parties going on, and 7) we have some recos for you – right here, in fact – so you might avail yourself of a little graphic brilliance beyond the wealth of wonders everyone always enjoys at Canopy and Flatbed and Pump Project during this thing. Get it? Got it? Good.
    Nov. 18-19. Sat.-Sun., 11am-6pm
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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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    POP Austin International Art Show

    Now witness this year's vibrant iteration of the much-gabbed-about extravaganza, featuring artists from around the world who've come together to create four days of dynamic programming, eye candy, and brain fodder, right here in the ATX. Note: The price of admission varies; but, if you can afford it, those fancy VIP tickets are a worthwhile option. Addendum: Terri Thomas is part of this whole shebang, and that alone is reason enough to attend and celebrate. See website for details.
    Nov. 9-12. Thu., 6pm-12mid; Fri.-Sun., 10am-6pm. $20-150.
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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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    A Tuna Christmas

    No, no, Jaston Williamswho created this wacky small-town wonderment with Joe Sears and Ed Howard – that Jaston ain't in this version, now, hon, but he sure 'nough directs it and brings "the third smallest town in Texas, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies" back to hilarious holiday life with just three actors playing all 25 of the Tuna citizens.
    Through Dec. 31. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2:30 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25 and up.  
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    All the Good People

    "A troubled young woman joins a group of do-gooders known as The Fellowship and discovers an unsavory secret that she’s unwilling (and unable) to leave behind" in this new drama written and directed by Justin M. West for Mercurial Theatre.
    Through Nov. 19. Fri.-Sun., 8pm. $16.50 and up.  
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    Anon(ymous)

    Naomi Iizuka’s play about a refugee and his travels across the American landscape, bringing him face-to-face with an array of strange and glorious characters, is directed by Michelle Polgar for St. Edward's Theatre Department. This fiercely relevant adaptation of Homer's Odyssey features guest performers Patrick Gathron, Carla Nickerson, and Josean Rodriguez among a fine St. Ed's cast. And here's what our reviewer thought of the show.
    Through Nov. 19. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $18-25.  
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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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    ARTBASH: Artist Happy Hour

    Art Alliance Austin invites you to grab a cocktail, experience an original exhibition, and chat with some of the local artists (e.g., Teruko Nimura and Suzanne Wyss) whose work brought ARTBASH to life this first weekend of EAST.
    Nov. 11-12. Sat.-Sun., 4-6pm. Free.
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    Creek Show

    This fourth annual show features six light-based, site-specific art installations, all created by local talent, along Waller Creek. It's a trail of luminescent Downtown fun for the whole family.
    Through Nov. 18. Nightly, 6-10pm
    Waller Creek, between Fifth & Eighth Streets
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    EAST: Fisterra Studio

    In which Jennifer Chenoweth hosts her annual EAST party, a most excellent fête, at her home and art studio.
    During EAST, yes
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    Esther's Follies: AUDITIONS

    The iconic Esther's troupe on East Sixth seeks male performers with comedic experience and singing ability, especially actors who can jump right into the cast and learn the material quickly. Must be available to perform Thu.-Sat., with rehearsals Tue.-Wed., noon-3pm. Send 'em an email with résumé and headshot for consideration.

    Like, right now.

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    Fall For Dance

    Dance Repertory Theatre presents new work from professional and student choreographers exploring the concepts of identity, cultural experience, and self-expression through contemporary ballet. Featuring choreography by Ray Schwartz, Jenn Freeman, Dorothy O'Shea Overbey, Erica Gionfriddo, Charles O. Anderson, and Jeremey Arnold.
    Nov. 8-12. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sun., 2 & 7:30pm. $15-26.  
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    grayDUCk gallery: Doing Work

    Who's doing work? Visual artist Raul Gonzalez is doing work. He's been doing work – paintings and drawings created to shift public perception of working-class immigrants and the role of stay-at-home fathers, now filling the walls of this elegant gallery.
    Through Dec. 3
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    ICOSA: From Eden to Oblivion

    New works from the adventurous collective, curated by Jade Walker and Alyssa Taylor Wendt for the EAST.
    Nov. 11-19. Sat.-Sun., 11am-6pm
    702 Shady #190.
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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: Early EAST

    Featuring works by David Parsons, Lyle Adair, Connie Miller, Jill Robinson, Marcy Ann Villafana, Kali Parsons, and more.
    Through Nov. 19
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    MASS Gallery: Staycation 2

    What in the world? How about an exhibition featuring 10 Austin-based artists whose work reflects on humanity's relationship to the natural world? Yes, featuring Ryan Cronk, Dave Culpepper, Bethany Johnson, TJ Lemanski, Rebecca Marino, and more.

    And, listen, this is also the local debut of Barry Stone's new Daily, in a Nimble Sea book – with accompanying photos on display – and our code is all glitchy with joy just thinking about it.

    Through Dec. 16
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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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    Plein Air Austin: Zilker Botanical Garden

    The region's liveliest group of outdoor painters has its first annual show among the fall-tinted flora in our city's favorite garden.
    Reception: Fri., Nov. 10, 6-9pm
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    Prizer Gallery: Birds' Nests and Refuge

    In which habitat photographer Sharon Beals has documented birds’ nests and eggs from all over the world (produced by species both thriving and endangered) and writers Chaitali Sen, Ching-In Chen, Dena Afrasaibi, and Maria Reva offer poetry and prose that investigates contemporary immigrant experience in the U.S. and the depth and complexity of questions of home.
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    Seven

    Conceived by Carol Mack and written by seven award-winning playwrights – Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith, and Susan Yankowitz – this show tells the true stories of seven women who fought for the well-being of women, families, and children around the globe. Directed by Kelly Carolyn Gordon.
    Nov. 9-12. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $10.  
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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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    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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    The Crucible

    UT's Department of Theatre and Dance presents Arthur Miller's allegorical Salem Witch Trial classic. And here's what our reviewer has to say about the show.
    Through Nov. 19. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $15-26.  
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    The Seafarer

    It's the Austin premiere for this Conor McPherson play about luck, the past, and the power of friendship. Darkly funny? Riddled with perilous personal history and booze? We did say McPherson, did we not? Directed by Karen Sneed for City Theatre.
    Through Nov. 26. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $15-25 ($10, Thursdays).  
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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.