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Visual Arts for Sun., Nov. 19
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Ai Weiwei Sculptures Now In Your City!

    The Contemporary Austin and Waller Creek Conservancy present a free public event to celebrate the unveiling of two monumental sculptures by Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei. The mesmerizing Forever Bicycle is at the Waller Delta, 74 Trinity. And Iron Tree Trunk is on view at Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th.
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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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    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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    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. And this is what our reviewer thought of the show.
    Through Dec. 3
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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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    Pong to Pokémon: The Evolution of Electronic Gaming

    This immersive and interactive exhibit at the Texas State History Museum explores the past and future of electronic gaming through the player's experience – with dozens of rare artifacts, brought together for the first time from extensive collections across the globe.
    Through March 18. $9-13.  
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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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    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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    Studio L Gallery

    Sculptural work by Rita Marie Ross, Jacob Colburn, Daryl G. Colburn, Dorthy Crummer, and more. 2309 Thornton.
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