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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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    Theatre

    Agent Andromeda: The Orion Crusade

    Galaxy Corps and Blood and Glitter Productions present the remount of this high-flying, award-winning show, originally developed with the daring aerialists of Sky Candy. Written by Reina Hardy, directed by Rudy Ramirez, featuring Caroline Poe in the titular role, with music by Tyler Mabry. Note: strong sexual themes, intended for mature audiences.
    Through March 4. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 6pm. $10-100.
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    Mike Gordon

    Fri., Feb. 23, 8pm  
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    Dance

    Shen Jun Movement Effect: Another World

    Dancer/choreographers Shen Jun and Ellen Bartel stage a powerful, music-enhanced show of memory and persistence, Jun portraying the ways his late mother's love has sustained him, Bartel depicting a community of individuals longing to belong someplace, anyplace that is stable and their own. Audience members are encouraged to bring photos, flowers, and significant objects "that help you connect with the memory of people you continue to love, even after they have gone."
    Feb. 22-25. Thu.-Sun., 7:30pm. $10.
    KC Grey Home, 211 E. Alpine
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    Kids

    Austin Energy Regional Science Festival

    One of Texas’ largest science fairs, this is where the future begins. With more than 3,000 students from 3rd through 12th grade, this is where the love (and need) for science starts.
    Wed.-Sat., Feb. 21-24
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  • Food

    Food Events

    Bird Bird Biscuit: Breakfast for Dinner

    In which Chef Brian Batch and team (of the much-anticipated Manor Road eatery Bird Bird Biscuit) pop up at a brewery to offer four types of biscuit sandwiches, for adults and kiddos alike. Bacon, chicken, eggs, cheddar cheese, and black-pepper honey will be among the ingredients biscuited here.
    Fri., Feb. 23, 5pm until sold out
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    Comedy

    Brian Posehn

    That's right, Posehn is one of the original Comedians of Comedy, and he's back in Austin for a solid weekend of laughs.
    Feb. 22-25. Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 7:30 & 10pm. $18-23.  
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    Chocolate Puma

    Dutch producers Zki & Dobre power diva vocals and 4/4 beats armed with over a decade of productions under almost as many aliases. Strobing Nineties rave influences and early Aughts house discomposure as Chocolate Puma, the duo bedazzles at Kingdom on Friday.
    Fri., Feb. 23, 10pm  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Contemporary Color (2016)

    10 Years of Oscilloscope Pictures: Synchronized dance routines plus David Byrne. Enough said.
    Fri., Feb. 23, 9:20  
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    Dan Auerbach & the Easy Eye Sound Revue

    Since eighth Black Keys LP Turn Blue dropped in 2014, frontman Dan Auerbach put out both Yours, Dreamily with garage hook meisters the Arcs and sophomore solo disc Waiting on a Song last year. Now, out of his analog-as-hell Easy Eye Sound Studios in Nashville, the guitarist helms an old-school soul revue showcasing not only his own the-Band-at-Stax grooves and Robert Finley’s soul/blues/gospel mash-up, but Oakland’s Shannon & the Clams, whose new Onion LP sounds like a 1963 Top 40 chart.
    Fri., Feb. 23, 7pm  
  • Arts

    Comedy

    Date or Die

    Six real comedians. Three actual blind dates. They don't know each other ... yet. No – srsly. Come revel in the delightful awkwardness of people trying to woo each other for your amusement. And you choose which winning couple goes home with actually valuable prizes. Hosted by that Carina Magyar.
    Fri., Feb. 23, 11pm. $5.
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    Community

    Jugglefest

    It's the 25th year for this renowned national gathering of talented jugglers (and unicyclists and yo-yo champions and more). Workshops, games, vendors, and more – all culminating in a mind-boggling public performance on Saturday night at 7:30.
    Fri.-Sun., Feb. 23-25. $10(1-Day), $20(3-Day).
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    La Cuneta Son Machin

    A cumbia take on Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”? Look no further than Nicaraguan sextet La Cuneta Son Machín. While second album Amor Fritanguero (2013) infuses folklorico with speed rap and metal, third LP Mondongo (2015) gallivants through marimba struts, guitar jangle, and carnival timbales. Next month’s SXSW showcasers are the first from their country to be nominated for a Grammy.
    Fri., Feb. 23, 8pm  
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    No Idea Festival w/ Marcus Schmickler & Thomas Lehn, Judith Hamann

    Now 15, Chris Cogburn’s No Idea Festival epitomizes improvisation. Hosted again at the Museum of Human Achievement, with weekend matinees off-site, the international gathering emphasizes collaboration between performers from different practices.: Friday pairs Baltimore drummer Greg Saunier and local singer/organist Raquel Bell, succeeded by the meeting of Lehn and Schmickler, a solo set by Melbourne cellist Judith Hamann, and a trio of Tokyo saxophonist Akira Sakata, Smith, and Young Mothers drummer Stefan Gonzalez. The evening ends with the biggest ensemble of the fest: Cogburn, Rainey, Tonne, Mexico City bassist Juan García, and Baltimore electronics wizard Bonnie Jones.
    Fri., Feb. 23, 8pm  
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    Philip Glass Ensemble accompanies Koyaanisqatsi

    Composer, 81, recreates his score for 1982 celluloid collage Koyaanisqatsi.
    Fri., Feb. 23, 8pm  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Tango Negro (2013)

    African Intersections & Diasporas Latin America Film Series: Film explores the influence of African cultures on Argentina's most famous export, the tango.
    Fri., Feb. 23, 5:30  
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    Community

    Tea Time With T Boys LIVE & Benefit Drag Show

    YouTube stars Rico and Samuel (of Tea Time With T Boys) are helping raise money for the Kind Clinic cuz they're cool like that. Catch a live taping, Q&A, and drag show featuring an all-transwomen cast.
    Fri., Feb. 23, 9-11pm. $5 suggested donation.  
  • Community

    Sports

    Texas Stars

    Vs. Milwaukee Admirals:
    Fri., Feb 23, 7:30pm & Sat., Feb 24, 7pm. $22-58.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    The People's Gallery

    You want a true reflection of the creative goodness that goes on in this town, citizen? As far as the visual arts are concerned, City Hall's People's Gallery nails it to the wall (in a manner of speaking) with another amazing collection of local work – more than 100 new pieces on display – from a panoply of masters and emerging artists alike. And we reckon Friday's opening reception will be sufficiently delightful to even be worth the hassle of finding a parking space – now that's a recommendation!
    Reception: Fri., Feb. 23, 6-9pm
  • Music

    The Woggles, The Ugly Beats

    Retro Atlanta garage survivors go head-to-head with local genre greats.
    Fri., Feb. 23, 10pm
  • Community

    Sports

    UT Softball

    Texas Invitational. Fri., Feb. 23: Ohio State vs. Virginia Tech 9am; Virginia Tech vs. Michigan 11:30am;Wichita State vs. Ohio State 2pm; UT vs. Michigan 5pm; UT vs. Wichita State 7:30pm. Sat., Feb. 24: Michigan vs. Virginia Tech 9:30am; Wichita State vs. Michigan noon; UT vs. Virginia Tech 3pm; UT vs. Ohio State 5:30pm. Sun., Feb. 25: Virginia Rech vs. Wichita State 11am; UT vs. Michigan 1:30pm.
    Fri.-Sun., Feb 23-25  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Variety (1983)

    No Cover: Films by Bette Gordon: Working from a script by Kathy Acker, feminist filmmaker Bette Gordon tells the story of a woman who works as a ticket seller in a porn house in New York and begins taking her work home with her. Gordon will be in attendance for a Q&A. Highly recommended.
    Fri., Feb. 23, 7:00  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    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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    Theatre

    A Delicate Ship

    This is the Austin premiere of Anna Ziegler’s poetic play about "one night in New York City that changes the lives of three people forever," directed by Elizabeth V. Newman for Filigree Theatre.
    Through Feb. 25. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $30.  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

    Newly Restored: Because dense fog prevents Heaven from finding him after he's forced to ditch his plane, an RAF pilot escapes death and finds love in this film that's also known as Stairway to Heaven.
    Fri., Feb. 23, 9:05  
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    Visual Arts

    AARC: Beyond Bollywood

    "Indian-Americans Shape the Nation," a traveling exhibition created by the Smithsonian Institution, makes an artifact-rich stop at the Asian American Resource Center – with a vibrant collection of photographs, art, and interactive learning stations.
    Through April 8
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