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    There and Back

    He's brought us Confessions of a Mexpatriate, among other powerful works of theatre, and now look: Austin playwright Raul Garza's newest is about the current immigration crisis – illuminating the fraught history between the U.S. government and Mexicans seeking that “shining city upon a hill.” Starring Karina Dominguez as Gloria and Giselle Marie-Muñoz as the Virgen de Guadalupe. Aaaaaand: Mical Trejo! Directed by Patti Neff-Tiven for Ground Floor Theatre. And reviewed here by Robert Faires.
    Through Aug. 25. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. Pay what you wish.  
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    Comedy

    These Smokey Eyes Can't Lie

    Of course the Institution Theater – the fine venue of comedy improv that it is, yes, even postmove – is still truckin' along with occasional showcases and a full slate of classes. In fact, "what would happen if Sarah Huckabee Sanders turned one of her infamous White House press conferences into a one-woman show with intimate stories that show us how a sweet little girl from Arkansas can turn into Miss Fake Spews?" Find out now, as this popular spectacle returns, with Tom Booker in full drag as the mendacious Ms. Sanders: singing, dancing, passing along all the lies and obtuse braggadocio required when you're the press secretary for a puling infant lately elected leader of the free world. See website for more!
    Fri., Aug. 31, 8pm. $12 (or use the coupon code TellMeLies to get half-price tickets).  
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    Wit

    Austin Scottish Rite Theater teams up with the Final Acts Project to present Margaret Edson’s acclaimed dramedy, here directed by Susan Gayle Todd. Taking the role of both narrator and player in her own tragedy, the main character (played here by Kristin Fern Johnson) shifts from present to past as she navigates stage four ovarian cancer diagnosis and high-dosage experimental chemotherapy, revealing the journey with self-conviction, humility, and grace. And Robert Faires has reviewed this amazing show right here.
    Through Aug. 25. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm. $15-25.  
  • Music

    Wiz Khalifa, Rae Sremmurd, Lil Skies, O.T. Genasis

    This summer’s stoney sequel to Rolling Papers stacks atop an already hazy stash of baked gems for Wiz Khalifa, while co-headlining brethren Rae Sremmurd promote their SremmLife-style via superfluous trap with whimsical debauchery. The kids will be out for Kimetrius Foose, aka Lil Skies, a face-tatted 20-year-old Auto-Tune crooner, while O.T. Genasis brings club classic “CoCo.”
    Sat., Aug. 25, 6pm
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    Wuki

    Formerly a member of dance rockers Innerpartysystem, producer/DJ Wuki, Kris Barman, got the electronic bug after listening to UK electronic legends the Prodigy. In 2016, he released remixes for the Chainsmokers’ “Closer” and Galantis’ “No Money.” Influenced by Detroit ghettotech and Chicago footwork, he delivered two underrated extended plays in 2014, Framework and Hot Talk, as well as the well-received Smalltown DJs remix with Astronomar.
    Sat., Aug. 25, 9pm
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