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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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      Hops for HOPE: Many Art! Very Beer!

      A panoply of some of the country's best artists and Austin-based brewers coming together for two days of fundraising celebration? Yes, with the lineup of musicians, food and drink vendors, and art activations including Brandon Boyd, Austin Beerworks, DJ Madcoins, Tamale Addiction, and Rodeo Austin. And Reanna Zuniga has more details right here.
      Nov. 18-19. Sat.-Sun., 3-9pm. $15-20.  
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      Classical Music

      A Room with a Few: Seetha & Graham

      And here flutist Seetha Shivaswamy and pianist Graham Yates once again team up to present a unique twist on the typical classical music concert.
      Nov. 18-19. Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $20-30.  
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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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      Austin Fine Art Gallery: Illumination

      This holiday show features work from 25 artists.
      Reception: Sun., Nov. 19, 2-4pm
      2805 Bee Cave Rd. #430
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      Dance

      Austin Lindy Exchange

      This annual event brings swing dancers from all over the country for an entire weekend of live swing music, social events, and good food, with the lineup of bands including Thrift Set Orchestra, Jonathon Doyle Swingtet, Waller Creek Vipers.
      Fri.-Sun., Nov. 17-19. $40-115.
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      Austin Opera: Carmen

      Bizet’s classic tells the tale of one of the most dynamic characters in the operatic canon and is spiced with some of its most beloved music, including the “Toreador Song” and the “Habanera.” Mezzo-soprano Sandra Piques Eddy and tenor Chad Shelton star in this new version that's set in the Seventies.
      Thu., Nov. 16, 7:30pm; Sun., Nov. 19, 2:30pm. $39 and up.  
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      Classical Music

      Balcones Community Orchestra

      A one-hour concert conducted by Robert Radmer, featuring works by Handel and Hadyn and more.
      Sun., Nov. 19, 4pm. $10.
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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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      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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      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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      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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      Much Ado About Nothing

      This is Austin Shakespeare's production of the Bard's classic rom-com, directed by Ann Ciccolella there in the Long Center, with Beatrice and Benedick being played by Gwendolyn Kelso and Marc Pouhé. Bonus: Songs featuring mezzo-soprano Shelley Auer.
      Through Dec. 3. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 3pm. $22 and up.  
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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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      REVEL: An Honest Day's Prayer

      In which Nathan Brown, with accompaniment by pianist Carla McElhaney, offers prayer-like poems of hope, healing, and gratitude – often laced with a strong dose of humor – for the people that matter most to us and the state of our world.
      Sun., Nov. 19, 12:30pm. $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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      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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      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 Member of the Wedding

      Carson McCullers’ adaptation of her own novella is presented by Different Stages, featuring Taylor Flanagan, Chelsea Manasseri, and Jago Mystiek among a fine cast under the direction of Karen Jambon.
      Through Dec. 9. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 6pm. $15-30.  
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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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      The World Goes 'Round

      Here's a tribute to Broadway legends Kander & Ebb, featuring songs from Chicago, Cabaret, The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and many more. Austin Theatre Project's David Blackburn has re-imagined the show and set it in the Paradise Café, a "typical coffee shop with a live five-piece band."
      Through Dec. 2. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 5:30pm. $15-30.  
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      Wild Horses

      Allison Gregory's new play, a world premiere presented by your adventurous friends at The Vortex, takes on the pathos and hubris of teenage years, the struggle for identity, independence, authenticity, and the desire to find a place in this complicated world. Starring Jennifer Coy Jennings; directed by Rudy Ramirez.
      Through Dec. 9. Thu.-Sun., 8:30pm. $15-35.  
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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.