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    Due EAST

    Do EAST? Due EAST! It's the official fundraiser for the East Austin Studio Tour tonight, featuring work by nearly 400 artists, with tasty adult beverages (Tito's! Nine Banded Whiskey! Meridian Hive! More!), tunes by the Chulita Vinyl Club, games from Austin Art Services, and an installation by Twyla. And that's not even considering the early VIP option glorified by Chef Sonya Cote's to-drool-for Native Wildflower Dinner and EAST takeaway bags. We mean, holy St. Warhol, people, this is some kind of party. Correction: This is the party.
    Thu., Nov. 9. $30-130.  
    1300 E. Fifth.
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      Comedy

      Demetri Martin: Let's Get Awkward

      Now here's some kind of comedy genius, this Martin, fucking up your perception of reality with nothing more than reality itself as his greatest weapon. And he's taken the safety off – he's taken the safety off reality. 'Scuse me while I kiss this guy's supramarginal gyrus.
      Thu., Nov. 9, 8pm. $35-45.  
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      Theatre

      Dry Land

      Ruby Rae Spiegel's intense drama, set almost entirely in the girls' locker room of a Florida high school, explores "the complexities of female friendship, abortion, adolescents in crisis, and the terrifying process of becoming yourself." Directed by Marian Kansas for Permanent Record. Note: Nudity and graphic content. And here's what our reviewer thought of the show.
      Through Dec. 2. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $12-25.  
      Mastrogeorge Theatre, 130 Pedernales Ste. 318-B.
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      Visual Arts

      Lora Reynolds gallery: Kay Rosen + Hubbard/Birchler

      Kay Rosen makes paintings, drawings, videos, prints, and collages of words. Small, monumental, whatever the scale, her compositions in Jumbo Mumbo can feature just a single word in unexpected ways. Video artists Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler's Night Shift comprises four one-sided conversations between Sam (an older police officer) and four rookie cops.
      Through Nov. 11
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      The Gay Place

      2017 Austin International Drag Festival

      Austin International Drag Fest returns for four days of nonstop drag! Spend the daylight hours at Drag Village complete with a drag market, glamour lounge, showcases, a market, workshops, podcasts, and more. Head to Red River when night falls for showcases of the world's greatest drag stars. All ages welcome, night shows are 18 and up. (See the website for schedule)
      Thu.-Sun., Nov. 9-12. $0-99.  
      Various locations
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      Austin Design Week

      Design? You know: Interior, exterior. The place, perhaps even abstractly, where the utilitarian and/or promotional is infused with beauty, with whatever it takes to please or thrill the eye and mind. Functional art, in other words: More often redolent of technical skill than what's created when some schmuck with too much free time spews their feelings onto a canvas or whatever. Design, you savvy? The sort of visual and physical arrangements that Philippe Starck and Paula Scher and Zaha Hadid and Norman Bel Geddes and Jennymarie Jemison and Karim Rashid, say, have brought the world? Yes, and here's an entire week full of opportunities to explore the best of design in the ATX. [Note: The explorations include Pentagram, so you know it's legit.] See website for details.
      Through Nov. 10
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      Special Screenings

      Austin Jewish Film Festival

      The 15th annual festival offers a selection of international films, many of which will screen with the directors in attendance. For a complete schedule and film descriptions, see www.austinjff.org.
      Thu., Nov. 9  
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      Events

      Christmas at the Caswell House

      It's never too early to transform this historic Victorian home in an X-mas extravaganza filled with ornaments, décor, jewelry, clothing, gourmet food items, and other giftable items. Go online for a complete schedule of daily events.
      Nov. 3-11. $15-35, depending on the event.
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      Visual Arts

      Davis Gallery: The Afterlife of Artifacts

      We could probably just mention that this exhibition (featuring a quintet of assemblage artists) contains work by Steve Brudniak and watch the smarter crowds gather for some deep gawking … but we wouldn't want to diss the talented likes of Barbara Irwin, John Sager, Larry Seaman, and Steve Wiman – whose complex three-dimensional creations are also well worthy of your time.
      Through Nov. 25
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      Special Screenings

      María Candelaria (1944)

      Classical Mexican Cinema Series: A story of prejudice and romantic tragedy on the eve of the Mexican Revolution. Charles Ramírez Berg will introduce and lead a discussion after the film.
      Thu., Nov. 9, 7:00  
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      Special Screenings

      My Favorite Season (1993)

      Catherine Deneuve: Fondness isn't what these siblings have for each other, but that might change when their mother falls ill.
      Thu., Nov. 9, 7:30  
    • Music

      Pat Green

      Pat Green hit reset on 2015’s Home. First original tunes in six years and now an independent act, the album revisited his Texas roots, mature in composition and easy hooks. Riding new single “Drinkin’ Days,” he fundraises here for Breakthrough Central Texas, supporting paths to college for low-income communities.
      Thu., Nov. 9, 7pm  
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      Visual Arts

      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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      Ramblin' Jack Elliott

      At 86, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott represents a link to the original folk tradition. His influence runs from Bob Dylan and Guy Clark to contemporary Americana, preserving and advancing the legacy he forged alongside Woody Guthrie. 2009’s A Stranger Here snagged a Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album.
      Thu., Nov. 9, 8pm  
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      Stephen L. Clark Gallery: Libros

      This new Lance Letscher exhibition celebrates the opening of Austin's new Central Library.
      Through Nov. 11
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      The Gay Place

      Union Screening of Pride

      This movie is so cute, y'all! Inspired by a true story of solidarity, Pride takes place in the UK, during the summer of 1984 amid the fight for L&G rights and coal miner strikes. Before the film, meet the UT Texas State Employees Union and the Pride & Equity Faculty and Staff Association. A Q&A follows.
      Thu., Nov. 9, 5-8:30pm. Free.  
      Burdine Hall, Room 116, 2505 University Ave.
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      Visual Arts

      Volcom Garden: A State of Matter

      This group exhibition showcases the vivid and compelling creations of Thomas Hooper, Arik Roper, John Dyer Baizley, and Jacob Bannon. It's not the kind of art that makes you scratch your head and go, "Uh … whut?" but the kind of art that makes you go, "Holy shit, my eyes are lucky to see work like this all up-close and personal."
      Reception: Thu., Nov. 9, 7-11pm
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      Comedy

      Wafflefest! Oh My God, It's Wafflefest!

      Once a year, the Hideout Theatre figures it's not enough to just present some terrific improv comedy at their venue on Congress in the heart of Downtown, they've also got to spend one weekend offering their audiences all the fresh hot waffles you can eat – also, syrup and whipped cream and chocolate sauce and other such toppings – all that food is included free during an expanded roster of entertainment, and it's just what you need after a day of traipsing around the EAST. And if you guessed that this weekend is the weekend for 2017, you're correct, you lucky urbanite, you! Grab a seat for some top-notch extemporaneous shenanigans of all flavors – Available Cupholders, Parallelogramophonograph, Known Wizards, Migas, Girls Girls Girls: Improvised Musicals, Movie Riot, The Amazon and the Milksop, Fuck This Week, Lover Boy, and many more – more than 25 troupes from all the improv camps in town, performing while you munch on plate after plate of golden waffley goodness at this 16th annual comedy spectacle.
      Nov. 9-11. Thu.-Sat., 7:30-10pm. $8-15 per bloc of shows.
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      Community

      Wurstfest

      Texas’ most famous sausage festival celebrates the area’s German heritage with food, craft beers, music, and family fun over 10 days.
      Fri.-Sun., Nov. 3-12
      New Braunfels
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