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Moontower 2018 Review: Mike Birbiglia's The New One
Mike Birbiglia isn’t the first comedian to question his fitness for fatherhood or the first dad to tuck a plaid button-down into khakis for a Thursday night at the theatre. But he might be the first of either to find the story of his daughter’s birth in a couch.

11:00AM Mon. Apr. 23, Ashley Moreno Read More | Comment »

Fusebox Festival Review: Water and Tears
The image that lingers from Water and Tears is of two dancers, sliding over each other, their bodies curved inward concentrically with heads bent, like a still of dolphins frolicking in the water. Watching their meditative exploration of each other’s weight, balance, and shapes in space, it was challenging to tell which end was up or who was who.

5:07PM Sun. Apr. 22, Jonelle Seitz Read More | Comment »

Five Recommended Arts Events In Austin This Weekend
In case you’re not, you know, already too crazy busy this weekend, citizen:

1:30PM Fri. Apr. 20, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Fusebox Festival Review: Magdalena Jarkowiec’s In Here
I went into In Here already a fan of several things: the choreographic and soft-sculpture work of Magdalena Jarkowiec, the typically nuanced and droll performances of dancers Kelsey Oliver and Alexa Capareda, and the effects of putting things in boxes.

4:00PM Thu. Apr. 19, Jonelle Seitz Read More | Comment »

Moontower Comedy 2018: Ali Siddiq
Ali Siddiq went back to jail. On purpose. When the Houston comic, who's in town for the Moontower Comedy Festival, got his first hour-long special for Comedy Central, he didn't want to film it in a club or theatre. He wanted to go to a place where he knew laughs were hard to come by, where he first started making people laugh: jail.

3:30PM Thu. Apr. 19, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Tyler Mount's Broadway Success
When the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards begin tonight, Broadway will be in the house. That's because the ceremony is being emceed by Tyler Mount, a producer on the current revival of Once on This Island and power source for the astoundingly popular Tyler Mount Vlog for Playbill.com. He's a big B'way deal.

1:25PM Wed. Apr. 18, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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Moontower Comedy 2018: Julio Torres
As he describes it, Brooklyn-based comedian Julio Torres “crashed here some time ago.” Some people took him in and started calling him Space Prince. “Which I don't mind,” he says. This week, he’ll bring his kindhearted, dreamy, slightly absurdist space comedy to the Moontower Comedy Festival.

12:10PM Tue. Apr. 17, Ashley Moreno Read More | Comment »

Mohsin Hamid Speaks to Mayor's Book Club
It was as if a rectangle door of Exit West had opened into the Austin Central Library and migrants through time had poured into its Special Event Center for a transient moment en route to their next destination. So it felt on Wed., April 11, when Mohsin Hamid, author of the much-praised novel, arrived as a guest of the Mayor's Book Club.

4:30PM Mon. Apr. 16, Sumaiya Malik Read More | Comment »

Moontower Comedy 2018: Shmanners
Maybe it’s counterintuitive to kick off a comedy festival with a show about how to behave – talk of manners conjures images of frosty multi-course dinners at Downton Abbey. But the Moontower Comedy Festival was onto something when it booked Travis and Teresa McElroy to do a live show of their hit podcast Shmanners on Wed., April 18.

12:01PM Mon. Apr. 16, Rosalind Faires Read More | Comment »

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