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All Events for Fri., Feb. 9
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Austin Art Garage: No Risk, No Reward

    Think you can handle the Truth? Then check out this show of bold new works by Austin-based street artist and muralist Mike "Truth" Johnston, galvanizing the walls of this fierce gallery right off South Lamar.
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Bale Creek Allen Gallery: Jack Massing

    BC Allen's excellent venue in Canopy presents a solo show of the "Broadside Series" by this Massing fellow – better known to the world at large as one half of those boundary-breaking, media-manipulating, spectacle-spinning Art Guys.
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    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
  • Arts

    Comedy

    Holly Jolly Follies

    Musical comedy skits, magic, and a political satirical revue with the bustling backdrop of Sixth Street on view through the stagefront window! What does the current POTUS learn when Ivana, Melania, and Marla get together for the Trump Wives Club? (Does he learn anything, ever?) Plus, join those rowdy NFL Women in the tail-gaiting, trash-talking party of the year. And, best of all, it's time for the all-too-familiar Esther’s Follies Dysfunctional Family Holiday, which might just make your own clan seem like a sanctuary of emotional health in comparison. Bonus: That sexy magician Ray Anderson thrills the crowd with his Torched and Tango illusions. And you know Jesse Sublett's new Esther's book was just released, right?
    Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $25-35.  
  • Arts

    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 the Big Bash fanciness before those highly anticipated Two Shannons take the stage for the very first time, opening for the globetrotting award-magnets of Parallelogramophonograph on Friday; and, on Saturday, it's the quadruple threat of that newsy Local on the Eights, the drama-fraught world of competitive dance in Dance Dreams, the Dickensian improv of Bah, Humbug!, and the extemporaneous competitive donnybrook of Maestro Raw. See website for more.
    Nov. 9-11. Thu.-Sat., 7:30-10pm
  • Arts

    Comedy

    It's … Institutional!

    Actually, Fuck, It's Christmas! The Institution's annual takedown of holiday madness roars back to life with Rudolph's shiny red heart dripping in its sketch-comedy maw on Fridays and Saturdays. Tom Booker directs this show in which "Alex Jones stops by with his truthified version of 'The 12 Days Of Christmas,' Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick reads 'Biblical Bedtime Stories,' and Santa Claudio crashes the party with premature Yule tidings." And there's the Friday late-night desecrations of God vs. the Devil, an improv smackdown in which those power-mad beings mercilessly fuck with the performers onstage. Bonus: This Sunday's larptastic Epic puts you in the midst of improvised fantasy adventures. See website for more. See website for more.
    $10.  
  • Arts

    Comedy

    It's … subterranean!

    It's the underground space Downtown, swarming with improvisers and stand-up comics and sketch artists, here in the powerhouse founded by Chris Trew and Tami Nelson. Monday nights feature Fuck This Week, wherein your moans, groans, gripes, and complaints are turned into comedy gold. They let Rob Gagnon do his Sandbox thing on Tuesdays at 9pm, Wednesdays get some work done in the Garage, Thursday offers up The Most Awkward Show on Earth and Friday's stage is empty until Can We Kick It? precedes that Megaphone Show on Saturday. And – ah, see website for details.
  • Community

    The Gay Place

    L&B Second Friday Ladies' Night

    Lesbutante & the Boss make every second Friday feel like: ladies' night. Gather yer grrrl gang and getcher grove on.
    Second Fridays, 9pm. Free.
  • Food

    Food Listings

    Salty Sow: Homegrown by Heroes Lunch

    The popular neighborhood gastropub has teamed with veteran-owned Ranger Cattle to offer Wagyu burgers and meatloaf sandwiches on their patio on Thursdays and Fridays, with a portion of sales going to benefit the Homegrown by Heroes program.
    Thu.-Fri., 11am-2pm
  • Arts

    Comedy

    Stone Cold Comedy

    Check out what's happening in this right-next-to-that-funky-video-store hotbed of comedy. This Thursday features the very last show by The Frank Mills! Aaaaaaaah! Carpe diem, citizen! And 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 Elvis' Rockin' Nativity on Saturday, wherein a lost, celebrity-studded holiday TV special from the King of Rock 'n' Roll is performed live; and then, Martini Ranch's Queer & Now sketches and Midnight Society! Oh, and Sunday's Stool Pigeon! See website for more.
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    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