Acclaimed playwright Amparo Garcia-Crow's newest stage creation reveals the "naked truth" behind the stories of three iconic performers – Lenny Bruce, Josephine Baker, and Candy Barr – presenting them together as one heroic tale in this timely exploration of sexual taboos, freedom of speech, and the power of femininity. Starring Jolie Goodnight, Feliz Dia MacDonald, and Isaac Garza. Bonus: Shakey Graves!
This is the 16th year for the annual celebration of the skin arts – the biggest art and tattoo event in Texas. Watch the pros tint skin live and in person. The burlesque, belly dancing, and sideshow acts will help you forget about your aching epidermis.
Fri.-Sun., Jan. 26-28. $20, day pass; $40, weekend pass.
Presents: Guilt by Association. The men and women of the squared circle put on a show of acrobatics and pain. Double jeopardy matches, grudge matches, and ACW noobies make their debut in this action-packed match
Gosh, so much to highlight here, but first and foremost is that all of your endeavors benefit the Austin Dog Rescue. But yeah, there's passed apps, stilted conversation, and a runway show with dogs that will sure to inspire your spirit throughout 2018.
Sunday School: A young girl falls in with a grifter in the Depression-era Midwest. Tatum O'Neal won an Oscar for her screen debut here, but young Madeline Kahn is also a delight to watch. The film is a fun escapade filled with lots of period detail.
This annual series prompts 10 musical intrigues inspired by the Blanton Museum. California’s Sarah Mendelsohn composes for the security staff, while SoundSpace curator Steve Parker promises participatory ritual work with Pop Rocks to exorcise the demons of media propaganda. Texas State’s Gamelan Lipi Awan orchestra plays traditional Balinese percussion, and Adrian Quesada responds to the Latin collection.
The Generic Ensemble Company presents Daria Miyeko Marinelli's new drama, set over the course of a business lunch in a Japanese restaurant somewhere in the U.S., in which a young woman seeks to become the first female member of the infamous Japanese crime syndicate. Directed by kt shorb and Jesus I. Valles.
Help Austin's only feminist (and queer-owned) bookstore take inventory. Bring a friend, count some books, meet new peeps for two-and-a-half-hour shifts. Drinks and snacks provided, but the more the merrier. Call or email to sign up.