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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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    Dell Match Play

    Golf's version of March Madness welcomes 64 of the top golfers in the world (Including Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, and Phil Mickelson) to Central Texas to compete in a bracket style tourney.
    Wed.-Sun., March 21-25  
    Austin Country Club, 4408 Long Champ Dr.
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    Visual Arts

    Jimmy LaFave: Searching for Peace Town

    Celebrate the late, great singer-singwriter at the debut exhibit of his photography: This is the first time LaFave's road, travel, and music shots will be shared with the public.
    Through March 31
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    Rodeo Austin

    Cattle-roping and bull-riding, livestock contests, carnival fun, and kid-friendly events are just a few of the things putting you in a countrified mood. Tracy Lawrence and Ludacris are two of the many headliners. Go online for a complete list of events or to buy tickets and just follow the big, gleaming belt buckles.
    March 10-24. Fairgrounds, $8 ($5, kids); carnival, $35 (includes fairground); rodeo & concert: $20-175 (includes fairground).  
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    Broken Social Scene, The Belle Game

    Following a seven-year hiatus, Canadian collective Broken Social Scene reinvigorated their shambling, instrumental indie rock on 2017’s Hug of Thunder. Founders Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning, joined by Feist and others, maintain the canonized essence of 2002’s sophomore breakout You Forgot It in People. Vancouver band the Belle Game open up with propellant pop. Inside afterward, Guatemalan songstress and Latin Grammy winner Gaby Moreno unfurls her soulful, bilingual blues preceded by local Latin polymath Davíd Garza.
    Fri., March 23, 7pm
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    Cigarettes After Sex

    Cigarettes After Sex is for the hopeless romantics. The simple instrumentation, heavy bass, and Greg Gonzalez’s subtly distorted vocals create the perfect platform for his lovelorn lyrics. Introduced with 2012 EP I, the El Paso native remained remote until last year’s eponymous bow, dark, intimate pop-noir for the faint-hearted. “If I abandoned love, I’d be a man without dreams,” whispers Gonzalez on “Opera House.”
    Fri., March 23, 8pm
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    Clan of Xymox

    Amsterdam darkwave clocks over three decades in Xymox. Sixteenth LP Days of Black showcases their classic sound: throbbing beats, orchestral synths, delay-soaked guitars, and mainstay Ronny Moorings’ detached whine. Eighties club hits “Imagination” and “Obsession” should fit right in. Canadian industrial goths Decoded Feedback and local electro crunch faith keeper Curse Mackey (Pigface, Evil Mothers, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult) opens.
    Fri., March 23, 9pm
  • Arts

    Theatre

    con flama

    Salvage Vanguard Theater presents Sharon Bridgforth's lyrical drama, set in Los Angeles in the 1940s-1970s, that offers a glimpse of a black gurl's coming-of-age, through ancestral passages and her family history. Directed by Florinda Bryant.
    Through April 7. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm. $10.  
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    DreamGaze ATX w/ Magnet School, Bloody Knives, Lacing, Since Always, Dethgaze

    Dreamgaze favors amp-torturing guitars and whispered confessions rather than vocal hooks and forthright sentiment, an aesthetic given wide berth over two nights on Red River. Friday’s Lone Star pedalboard abusers feature Austin’s Magnet School, whose 2016 album The Art of Telling Truth is one of Texas’ finest contributions to the genre. Propulsive ATX fuzz merchants Bloody Knives, Chattanooga traditionalists Lacing, Houston shimmers Since Always, and Brownsville psych janglers Dethgaze emerge first.
    Fri., March 23, 8pm
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    Gaby Moreno, David Garza

    Fri., March 23, 10:30pm
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    GRUM

    Fri., March 23, 10pm
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    Nightlife & Parties

    Rocky Horror Party

    Stiff drinks, hot boys, and a whole lotta fishnet. Come on down, Janet, for this fabulous freak show. Best costume wins the midnight prize.
    Fri., March 23, 10pm  
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    Rodeo Austin w/ Turnpike Troubadours

    As Rodeo Austin 2018 wanes, Oklahoma’s Turnpike Troubadours ride hard behind October’s fifth LP, A Long Way From Your Heart, Red Dirt country grit hinging on road-worn ballads and roots rocking jams. From the opening drama of “The Housefire” to closing front porch picking on “Sunday Morning Paper,” frontman Evan Felker paints hometown heroes and outcasts with a universal appeal.
    Fri., March 23
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    Texas Stars

    The Stars host CenTex rivals the San Antonio Rampage:
    Fri., March 23, 7:30pm. $13-58.  
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    UT Softball

    Vs. Kansas: Fri., March 23, 4:30pm; Sat., March 24, noon; Sun., March 25. Vs. Stephen F. Austin:
    Tue., March 27, 6pm
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    Theatre

    Wakey, Wakey

    "Though the man telling the jokes is sitting down (he's in a wheelchair), dying is a stand-up routine in this glowingly dark, profoundly moving new play by Will Eno,” states The New York Times. From the playwright of Thom Pain (based on nothing) comes this welcome work of theatre, embodied here by Ken Webster and Rebecca Robinson for Hyde Park Theatre, and so you know that's already like five good reasons to attend. And here's our full review of the show.
    Through March 31. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $22-26 (pay what you can,Thursdays).  
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    White Rabbit Red Rabbit

    Ground Floor Theatre presents this unusual theatrical experience devised by Iranian playwright Nassim Solimanpour. It's different every night, for you and the show's solo performers, with Rebecca Havermeyer, Zell Miller III, kt shorb, Michael Ferstenfeld, Alexandra Bassett, Marc Pouhé, Shannon Sedwick, Rudy Ramirez, Owen Egerton, and Karen Jambon among those vigorously puppeted by the script.
    Through March 31. Thu.-Sun; times vary; see website for details. $25.  
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