It's a holiday horror art show here at Guzu in the Center of Austin Fandom, featuring new renditions of the iconic heroes and villains of the grisly genre. By whom, precisely? By some of the best illustrators around: Chet Phillips, Billy Perkins, Katherine Kuehne, the incredible brotherly duo of Half-Human, Tessa Morrison, and more. Bonus: The opening reception's gonna be invaded by Krampus from the House of Torment.
Here's a nation-spanning collaboration between artist-run spaces in Austin and Los Angeles, featuring a panoply of treasures created by L.A.-based artists from Tiger Strikes Asteroid and Monte Vista Projects. Creation and solidarity, beauty in making and strength in numbers: You'll find them here.
No, no, Jaston Williams – who 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.
Well of course you want to hear those Super Creeps and their live David Bowie tribute, witness a new adventure in Soundpainting, and check out the final edit of that Bowie Project video Colin Lowry's been working on. And this intimate party setting – a private home, address revealed with ticket purchase – is just the place in which to do it.
This thoroughly Southern-fried downhome comedy, scripted by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, brings us uo close and personal with the three Futrelle sisters of Fayro, Texas: Frankie is overdue with twins, Twink’s in jail, and Honey Raye is trying to keep the Tabernacle of the Lamb’s Christmas pageant from spiraling out of control. Directed by Jessica McMichael for City Theatre.
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.
This spectacle of "new-school art influencers, brand new talent, collectors, and fashion-forward provocateurs" promises an underground experience akin to none. Note: They don't mean speleology literally, OK?
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 an empty venue, because they and you and almost everybody else is gobbling turkey and dealing with the *fnord* relatives, right? But then you can check out that award-winning Parallelogramophonograph (with The Ladies Room) 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 Maestro Raw, and right before the extemporaneous donnybrook of that main Maestro event. See website for more.
The acclaimed Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company premieres an evening-length dance in this hidden gem of a warehouse space in South Austin, choreographer Hamrick here blending images of the joyful homecoming parades of her youth with those of ominous show-of-force military parades. The dancers and their patterned movements are illuminated by that arch wrangler of wild photons, Stephen Pruitt, with an original score performed live by percussionist Drew Silverman.
This is an album-release show for the adventurous trio of object-strikers, returning to Canopy's Big Medium gallery to complicate the audiosphere with live performances of Andrew Greenwald’s [99 Words], Thomas Meadowcroft’s The Great Knot, and Matthew Shlomowitz’s Popular Contexts #6.
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.
Austin Playhouse presents Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon's sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, in which the oft-overlooked, bookish middle sister Mary has come into her own as a confident woman full of curiosity and wit. Directed by Lara Toner Haddock.
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. And here's our reviewer's take on the whole thing.
Through Dec. 3. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 3pm. $22 and up.
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.
Check out what's happening in this right-next-to-that-funky-video-store hotbed of comedy. This Thursday showcases you, at home with your family, right? Because the joint's closed for Thanksgiving. But 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 Saturday's 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.
Thornton? Yes! You … haven't been there yet? Oh my. There's more than 30 artists, displaying mosaics, pottery, jewelry, metal works, ceramics, sculpture, fiber, photography, and more. Makes holiday shopping an intimate and aesthetic treat, tell you what.
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.
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