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  • 22nd Annual Austin Chamber Music Festival

    Promises three weeks of unexpected delights from international stars, Internet sensations, and local favorites. Don't miss a late-Beethoven performance by Grammy winners Emerson String Quartet, pop and classical hits by Brooklyn Duo, a live film score by invoke, and more.
    July 6-22  
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    Carnaval Austin

    You know what to expect: drums, dancing, and more than 6,000 scantily clad folk shaking and shimmying their inhibitions away. You decide how many inhibitions you want to keep but don't expect your neighbor to have the same idea.
    Sat., Feb. 10, 8pm. $45 ($35.50, advance), $65.50, VIP.  
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    Heart of Texas Orchid Society Show

    Purchase rare flowers and talk to experts about cultivating these distinctive forms of the beautiful flower.
    Sat.-Sun., Feb. 10-11. Free.
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    Texas Stars

    Vs. Tucson Roadrunners: Fri., Feb 9, 7:30pm & Sat., Feb 10, 7pm.
    Fri., Feb. 9. $22-58.
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    Alex Coke & Rich Harney

    Sat., Feb. 10, 9pm
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    Austin Cave Festival

    Come out for this family fun with cave exploration, guided hikes, and talks on how to help get water to Austin. Check the website for a complete schedule of children's activities and educational demos.
    Sat., Feb. 10, 10am-4pm. Free.
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    Dimension Gallery: No

    We're saying "yes" to this particular "No," 2018's first show at the acclaimed Dimension space, as it's new work by Dana Younger, Blue Genie co-founder and one of the city's finest figurative sculptors. Suggestion: Face the new year head-on with the man's most recent body of work.
    Through Feb. 17
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    Eastside Mini Open

    Mini-golf at bars! What could be more Austin? Start at the Yellow Jacket and work your way through nine Eastside bars in two-person teams. You can also make your own putter (for a prize), but clubs will also be available. Proceeds benefit Ay Chihuahua Rescue and Love-a-Bull. Fore!
    Sat., Feb. 10, 11am. $10.  
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    El Tule (record release) w/ Plan Sonidero, DJ MegaBass

    Not a name you’d associate with the hottest Latin rock band this side of Grupo Fantasma, John Dell’s built a local institution. Fifth release Bailando marks the local octet’s 15th anniversary in six tracks. Emails Dell: “All songs are about Austin, ‘La Michoacana’ (hands down best caldos in town), ‘Pregonero’ (Macario, the East Riverside paletero).” Even so, the universality of sound on selections such as “Alonso’s Cumbia” can be heard in every raza stronghold from East L.A. to Michigan.
    Sat., Feb. 10, 10pm
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    Theatre

    FronteraFest 2018: The Short Fringe

    What's on the schedule this final week? Brilliant monologues? Comedy improv? Cabaret singers? Avant-garde dance? Bizarre performance art? Multimedia? The 25th annual FronteraFest's "Best of the Fest" gathers the diverse goodness of this year's crop and forms it into the tastiest schedule of short theatre 2018 is likely to see. Check the website for details!
    Through Feb. 17. Tue.-Sat., 8pm. $18.  
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    FronteraFest: Mi Casa Es Su Teatro

    This year's Mi Casa showcase from FronteraFest, curated by Kelly Hasandras and Megan Thornton, is a block party of theatre, comedy, music, and dance in Travis Heights. It's an array of private homes in which you'll see new works from Steve Moore, Kelsey Oliver, Jason Phelps, Heloise Gold, Cyndi Williams, Aundre Wesley, Amy Litzinger, Topping Haggerty, Devon Ragsdale, Carina Magyar, Way Spurr-Chen, Jesus Valles, Cami Alys, Zach Muhn, Virginia Honig, Brently Heilbron, and more. Note: All houses are within walking distance.
    Sat., Feb. 10, noon-6pm. $5-15.  
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    Gallery Shoal Creek: Strata

    These prints – woodcut, intaglio – and drawings by New Mexico artist Karina Noel Hean explore her responses to the landscape, all containing "a layering of time, memory, and mark," and composing just one vivid part of this year's PrintAustin program.
    Through Feb. 17
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    Go Fever, Little Mazarn

    Crop top and Daria-loving MTV enthusiasts rejoice. Pizza and beer wizards ABGB invite you to “fade into the tragic kingdom” with Austin acts Go Fever and Little Mazarn moonlighting as Nineties alt-royalty No Doubt and Mazzy Star, respectively. With players from Star Parks and Sweet Spirit, Go Fever burst out restlessly warm rock on last year’s aquatic debut, frontwoman Acey Monaro’s eloquent pipes taking an Australian twist on ska-era Gwen Stefani. As Little Mazarn, experimental folker Lindsey Verrill is a worthy match for Hope Sandoval’s haunting, effervescent croon.
    Sat., Feb. 10, 9pm
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    Grocery Pup Presents Mardi Paws 2018

    Benefiting Austin Dog Rescue and Cutie PITooties Pit Bull Rescue, this lavish dog parade's theme is "Saturday Bark Fever," so get out that doggie disco wear. They’ll have a king, queen, and royal court in little wagon floats. Humans and dogs will throw treats, toys, and beads to the crowd.
    Sat., Feb. 10, 2-6pm. $10-100.  
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    Hamilton Leithauser, Thor Harris, Jana Horn

    Nothing like a Democrat running for office in Texas to drum up a killer lineup for a fundraiser. In honor of Julie Oliver’s run for 25th congressional district, Hamilton Leithauser flies in for a one-off performance. The Walkmen singer’s howling pop/folk fusion stacks up against local fixture Thor Harris’ avant-garde project rooted in marimbas and xylophones, which serve as foil to Jana Horn’s hushed, steely songwriting.
    Sat., Feb. 10, 7pm  
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    Lady Bird Lake Cleanup

    Register online, and get in a green mood. Bring your kayak to help clean up where the land-bound volunteers can't reach. Location info will be provided with registration.
    Sat., Feb. 10, 9am
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    Lettuce, The Motet

    Sat., Feb. 10, 7pm  
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    Mammoth Grinder, Fat Tony, Women in Prison

    Last elevated locally on the drum riser in Power Trip during a November Sound on Sound Fest make-up show headlined by tour mates Cannibal Corpse, Chris Ulsh drives the Dallas thrash unit at peak ramming speed 200 shows a year. Somewhat miraculously, then, between their breakout 2013 bow Manifest Decimation and 2017’s Nightmare Logic, the local Houston native eked out enough studio time to cut a fourth full-length with Austin metalcore trio Mammoth Grinder, which he leads from the front microphone. Cosmic Crypt boosts the hardcore punk tempos and death metal riffs of its three predecessors.: “I learned a little more about production this time, or how to get the sounds out of a studio that I hear in my head,” offers Ulsh. “The other two records [for Relapse Records], we’d have a tour coming up and I’d be pressured to make sure it was ready. Especially with Extinction, we didn’t have enough money for another day in the studio, and the day I had to record vocals my voice was pretty much shot.”: Punk kid or a metalhead?: “I had a separate punk and metal journey when I was young, but if I had to pick one, I’d say I was a punk kid, because that was the music that made me realize I could play this song if I picked up a guitar. I didn’t think that when I listened to Slayer.”: Ulsh laughs – amiable, self-effacing, 24/7 singer, guitarist, bassist, drummer for Hatred Surge, the Impalers, you name it.: “[Mammoth Grinder] was always personal, because this was my high school band,” he told Decibel this year. “There were so many times I should’ve put it down, but picked it back up because I was so critical of our old material. I wanted to outdo the last thing we did.”
    Sat., Feb. 10, 9pm
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    Pipe Monsters

    Inspired by the giant new sculptures in the meadow by artist Carol Bove, brush your fangs and comb your fur, and make a monstrous sculpture to take home.
    Sat., Feb. 10, 11am-3pm. Free.
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    PrintExpo + Steamroller

    Here's the most enjoyable upheaval of graphic goodness from this year's PrintAustin initiative, featuring bins with hundreds of priced-just-right prints, live demonstrations of different techniques, and – yes! – steamroller printing. And it's at the Museum of Human Achievement in Canopy, right? Which compound contains Big Medium, Art.Science.Gallery., Modern Rocks, Bale Creek Allen Gallery, and more. And Dimension Gallery right down the street! And Zhi Tea just across the way! This Saturday afternoon is, in other words, a perfect time for a visit.
    Sat., Feb. 10, noon-5pm
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    Q Toys Is 5!

    Say thank you and happy birthday to Austin's queer-owned and operated sex shop! To celebrate, Q will be raffling off prizes (proceeds benefit Project Transitions), doing giveaways, and handing out tiny treats and champagne toasts!
    Sat., Feb. 10, 11am-8pm
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    Texas Roller Derby

    Banked-track Roller Derby with the Holy Rollers vs. the Rhinestone Cowgirls.
    Sat., Feb. 10, 6pm. $17-35.  
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    Special Screenings

    Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990)

    Lates: All the commotion at the time of its release about Almodóvar's domineering sexual content and subversive subliminal content couldn't disguise the smoldering presence of longtime Almodóvar regular, Antonio Banderas. The soon-to-be-Hollywood-bound leading man stars as a former mental patient who kidnaps a junkie porn star and well … ties her up. Psychodrama and dark humor flow freely from this setup.
    Sat., Feb. 10, 7:00  
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    UT Women's Basketball

    Vs. Kansas State: Sat., Feb. 10, 7pm. Vs. Texas Tech:
    Sat., Feb. 10. $13-15.  
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    Volcom Garden: Where Do We Go From Here?

    Here's a mindblowing array of pop-culture marvels and graphic mayhem from Morning Breath and Mike Giant, international purveyors of visual power and eye-positive harbingers of doom. Gonna be a sweet mass of originals, prints, T-shirts, books, and – skateboard decks? That last one, maybe. The first few, definitely. And a fucking awesome opening reception with the artists this Saturday night.
    Reception: Sat., Feb. 10, 7-11pm
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    Wally Workman Gallery: Malcolm Bucknall

    A chameleon-like eclecticism has characterized his work to various distinct periods of art-historical influences and beyond, but the common thread in Bucknall's imagery is an animal-human mix. It's a vivid personal mythology that we've reveled in before and are excited to see the newest manifestations of here.
    Through March 3
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    20 Colors/20 Bikes Indoor Cycling Fundraiser

    Beginner riders, competitive cyclists, fitness enthusiasts, cancer patients, survivors, and everyone in between is welcome to hop on a stationary bike and raise funds to help Austin area cancer patients and their support network with proceeds going to the nonprofit RE: Cancer.
    Sat., Feb. 10, 8am-5pm. $50.  

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