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    AARC: Beyond Bollywood

    "Indian-Americans Shape the Nation," a traveling exhibition created by the Smithsonian Institution, makes an artifact-rich stop at the Asian American Resource Center – with a vibrant collection of photographs, art, and interactive learning stations.
    Through April 8
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    AARC: Where I Belong

    This photography exhibit, depicting the lived experiences of Asian-American Pacific Islander youth in Austin, is curated by Lizzie Chen. And, yes, it's another part of the city's FotoATX festival.
    Through June 29
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    Atelier 1205: Inaugural Group Show

    Ceramics, drawing, painting, and sculpture by 17 Austin artists inaugurates this new gallery. Works by Richard Ashby, Valérie Chaussonnet, Thomas Cook, Elizabeth Decker, Jennifer Hill, Soña Holman, Madeline Irvine, David Lamplugh and the rest are sure to delight and dazzle your eyes.
    Reception: Sat., Feb. 17, 3pm
    1205 E. Cesar Chavez
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    Blue Dahlia Bistro: Maria Lyle

    The walls here are bright with colorful pastel images of exotic women by this longtime Austin artist.
    Through Feb. 6
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    Camiba Art: Glimmers of Time

    The vibrantly colored rods of Lorena Morales are clustered along the walls, painted to become glimmering lines: some solid, some gradients, others speckled with contrasting colors. "As the viewer approaches the works, the color appears and then disappears – much like memories."
    Reception: Sat., Feb. 16, 6-8pm
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    Carver Museum: Juntos/Together

    This section of the comprehensive FotoATX program features vivid photo-documentation of "Black and Brown Activism in Austin from 1970 to 1983."
    Through April 11
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    Carver Museum: State of Ascension

    Mixed-media vessel works by Rejina Thomas, featuring art she created during the past two decades, with themes positioning the womb as a metaphorical looking glass from which viewers experience and understand the world.
    Through Feb. 28
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    Catherine Lee: The Ney Project

    A retrospective of Texas artist Catherine Lee's work in diverse media will be anchored by her monumental sculpture "Hebrides #6: Clach An Trushal," on loan from the Contemporary Austin.
    Reception: Thu., Feb., 22, 6:30-9pm
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    Theatre

    Enron

    Lucy Prebble's new stage play explores the rise and fall of the Houston-based energy company, presenting the tale as an epic myth with a cast of women and non-binary actors. Directed by Hannah Wolf for UT's Department of Theatre and Dance.
    Feb. 22-March 4. Tue.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $15-26.  
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    Flatbed Press: Man on Edge

    For more than forty years James Surls has been realizing the visions of his heart and mind into works of sculpture; alongside that work, he's used his same sculptural tools to gouge and mark into wood to be printed onto paper. Witness now some of the highlights of those works, bright communiques from the edge between dimensions.
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    Harry Ransom Center: Vaudeville!

    This exhibition reveals the story of where American entertainment all began, featuring photographs, manuscripts, and other documents and artifacts related to Harry Houdini, Mae West, W. C. Fields, Bert Williams, George M. Cohan, Burns & Allen, Tony Pastor, the Nicholas Brothers, Barbette, and others.
    Through July 15. Free.
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    Helm Boots: Lone Folklore

    In which those upscale cordwainers at Helm give evidence of extreme savvy by hosting a show of new work by Abi Daniel. You know, if the woman used nothing but a pencil stub on scrap paper, it'd still be worth seeing, right? Here the world-class Daniel offers a multicolored array of woodburned images on urban-harvested wood with sculptural elements, influenced by Gothic fairytales, fables, parables, and superstitions.
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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, and, on Friday, a Date Night with The Knuckleball Now and Channel 2 starts off an evening with the Big Bash fanciness, the highly affected affray of ThunderDome, and the award-winning Parallelogramophonograph dazzling the late-night stage; and, on Saturday, after that genre-riddled Story to the Death, welcome to the Depression-era, moxie-forward, never-say-die, musically enhanced world of Orphans!, directed by Bridget Brewer and Kaci Beeler. And following that? The competitive improv donnybrook of Maestro. See website for more – like, their big shindig on Valentine's Night.
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    Lora Reynolds Gallery: Ellsworth Kelly: Prints

    The late artist's Austin edifice will soon be unveiled at the Blanton – whose own Kelly exhibition is another gorgeous thing indeed – and here this elegant Downtown gallery presents an exhibition of lithographs he made between 1966 and 2012.
    Through March 31
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    Mexic-Arte Museum: Fotografía y Nuevos Medios

    Amassed over the last 35 years, the museum’s newest exhibition explores the plurality of resistance, highlighting varied lineages of Latinx and Latin-American resistance. Here's our full review of the show. Bonus: The concurrent "Desert Triangle Print Carpeta" exhibition features the work of 30 printmakers.
    Through May 27. $10.
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    Old Bakery Gallery: Through Our Eyes

    Here's an exhibition from Sun City's Special Interest Group of the Visual Arts.
    Through Feb. 28
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    RecSpec Gallery: 18+

    A look at bodies, eroticism, and sexuality from the perspective of 23 women and nonbinary artists including Abi Daniel, Joanne Leah, Inés Estrada, Annalise Gratovich, Annie Alonzi, Drew Riley, Holly Bobisuth, and more.
    Reception: Fri., Feb. 16, 6-8pm
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    Seeing Beyond What Is Real

    New works by Lawrence Jolly, Daniel Davis, and Iain Neberman, who are "pushing the envelopes of realism to explore and connect the worlds of observable reality with the deeper realities of the imagination."
    Through Feb. 28
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    Dance

    Somatic Flow Contemporary Dance Class

    This is an all-levels movement class in Somatic Movement Education/Bartenieff floor work, with 45 minutes of movement integration exercises and 30 minutes of a movement phrase.
    Through April 25. Wednesdays, 6:45pm. $20.
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    SouthPop: 40 Years of Esther's Follies

    Four decades of the funniest topical sketches in the whole blamed city? That's exactly what Shannon Sedwick and Michael Shelton and their talented crowd of friends have brought to Esther's Follies, and now the history of those Follies – posters, prints, original artworks, doc-u-men-ta-tion of all kinds – are on display in this bastion of local goodness.
    Through Feb. 28
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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. This Thursday features Frankenfriends – that's Dave Buckman, Michael Jastroch, and Rachel Madorsky – rising like a phoenix from the Frank Mills' ashes, followed by that swingin' Pendulum Presents. Friday brings Movie Riot and the laugh-inducing ladies of Loverboy and that Live at ColdTowne stand-up showcase hosted by Carina Magyar on the same night. And, for your continuing Valentine's Week laughs, there's that Missed Connections show – about lovesick Austinites seeking a second chance at romance online – right after Deja Noir on Saturday, with a potent chaser of Midnight Society! Sunday's got that Stool Pigeon, of course, and – see website for more.
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    The Blanton: Form into Spirit

    Here's a show exploring the conceptual origins of Ellsworth Kelly's last great work, the 2,715-square-foot freestanding building called Austin – a monumental structure with colored glass windows, a totemic wood sculpture, and 14 black-and-white stone panels in marble and granite – the opening of which coincides with this Carter E. Foster-curated exhibition.
    Feb 18-April 29
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    Twyla Contemporary Art

    “It changes the room and really makes the house.” The new in-house gallery of these fine-art promoters boasts a diverse roster of artists and includes work by Austin-based Terra Goolsby and Rebecca Rothfus Harrell. See website for stylish details.
    209 W. Ninth
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    Umlauf Museum: Flight and Fall

    The popular venue offers a rich journey through classic archetypes as interpreted through Charles Umlauf’s sculptures and drawings.
    Through March 12
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    Wander

    Austin's innovative Art In Public Places project has conjured up an excellent choose-your-own-adventure sort of experience that incorporates actual sculpture on display around our urban hub. Roam the streets, roam the art, deep in the heart of Texas.
    All the time, any time
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    Women & Their Work: No Trace of Now Will Remain

    Inspired by the writings of Rimbaud and Victorian mourning attire, Gail Chovan "gives exaggerated form to the long deceased by adorning apparitions in hyper-stylized garments and accessories from the past, using fragments and fabrication to enshroud memories, give form to absence, and celebrate remnants as potent vehicles for resuscitation." We excitedly await the opening of this new show of work from the queen of Blackmail.
    Through March 1
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    Your Playable City: Shadowing

    Here's a fun new Downtown installation, created by Jonathan Chomko and Matthew Rosier, in which streetlights play back the shadows of those who pass beneath them. No, for real. As a citizen walks under the lights, "the shadow of a previous visitor will walk, hop, or dance beside them, and then their own movements will be captured and displayed to the next passerby." And here's a map of locations.
    Through March 18
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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.

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