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    Sports

    UT Football

    Vs. TCU. Aloe Blacc headlines Longhorn City Limits on the LBJ Lawn before the game.
    Sat., Sept. 22, 3:30pm  
    • Arts

      Dance

      Blue Lapis Light: Belonging, Part One

      These new (and, we daresay, breathtaking) performances from Austin's premier aerial dance company will feature dancers on the storied Seaholm architecture, aerialists swinging from the stacks, ground-based performers, and digital media focused on the sustainability of our environment. And Jonelle Seitz reviews it right here.
      Through Sept. 30. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $45-60.  
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      Arts & Culture

      Martini Ranch: Hidden Valley

      Abby Lincoln has moved into Martini Ranch to direct the latest LOL round of queer comedy with extra-gay musical direction by Brady Marchand. From tender to raunchy – expect a lot of PDA.
      Saturdays, Aug. 18-Sept. 29, 7-8pm  
    • Community

      Events

      Pecan Street Festival: Fall

      This biannual street festival of arts & crafts vendors and live music knows how to party. Try an art class, or just park yourself in front of one of the stages with some handheld food and enjoy a performance. Don't worry about bringing the kids, they'll be busy getting their faces painted, staring rapt at one of the traveling street magicians, or petting zoo animals.
      Sat.-Sun., Sept. 22-23
      Sixth Street, from Brazos to I-35
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      Events

      Wizard World Comic Con Austin

      This traveling comic con touches down in Austin with celebrity guests and all manner of fun for local fangirls and fanboys. This year’s lineup includes Doctor Who’s David Tennant, Peter Capaldi, and Pearl Mackie, Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Henry Winkler (Happy Days), Holly Marie Combs (Charmed), Charisma Carpenter (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Danny Trejo (Machete), and Kevin Sorbo (Hercules).
      Fri.-Sun., Sept. 21-23. $40-80.  
    • Arts

      Classical Music

      Alegría: The Spanish Renaissance

      The ensaladas of this concert are a treat for the ears and the spirit, but have nothing to do with the delectable edible; these musical treats are filled with drama, Biblical quotations, exhortations, lovely melodies, and much humor. But Daniel Johnson and his company of period-instrument masters – with a full complement of vocal brilliants, and featured countertenor Ryland Angelalso explore some of the polyphonic sacred music from the cathedrals and monasteries of 16th-century Spain.
      Sept. 22-23. Sat., 7:30pm, at Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 2111 Alexander; Sun., 3pm, at St. Martin's Lutheran Church, 606 W. 15th. $5-30.  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Atlantis: A Puppet Opera

      Ethos and the Vortex present this revival of their theatrical spectacle that reveals a mythic world of warring religious zealots obsessed with world domination and nonrenewable energy. With an original score by Chad Salvata, puppets designed by Ann Marie Gordon and Melissa Vogt, a talented cast working the puppets and giving full voice to Anderson Dear's vocal arrangments, and the whole thing is directed by that unstoppable Bonnie Cullum. Note: Puppets, yes, but this ain't a kiddie show. Bonus: ASL-interpreted performance on Sept. 8.
      Through Sept. 29. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $15-35.  
    • Arts

      Classical Music

      Austin Classical Guitar: Ana Vidovic

      The new season of concerts from ACG opens with this international superstar of the instrument.
      Sat., Sept. 22, 8pm. $10-69.  
    • Community

      Civic Events

      Austin Pets Alive!’s Annual No Kill Anniversary Party

      Celebrate seven years of No Kill to eliminating the euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals. Why? Because ATX has become the nation’s largest No Kill City, and APA! (also celebrating their 10th anniversary) wants to party for the more than 60,000 lives they’ve saved so far!
      Sat., Sept. 22, 6-9pm. $75-150.  
    • Arts

      Classical Music

      Cogburn + Naranjo: Resonance

      This here's a site-specific music event by Austin percussionist Chris Cogburn and Mexico City composer Iván Naranjo, a one-hour piece that moves seamlessly between elements of performance and sound installation to put into dialogue the dynamic resonances of the venue's singular acoustic space.
      Sat., Sept. 22, 3pm. Free.  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Confessions of a Mexpatriate

      In Raul Garza's very funny and thought-provoking play, a Mexican-American urban sophisticate who wants to connect with his roots ventures deep into the Mexican interior and, ah, learns a thing or two about himself and the world. Featuring Mical Trejo, as directed by Ken Webster for Hyde Park Theatre. Note: When this excellent show debuted a few years ago, Robert Faires interviewed the playwright right here and – this just in!reviews the current show.
      Through Oct. 20. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $23-27 (pay what you can, Thursdays).  
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      Civic Events

      Creatives Meet Business Experience 2018

      Three days of workshops, networking, and connecting with industry experts and professionals to build skills on artistry, marketing, and storytelling. Attendees will be invited to 51 workshops, mentorship sessions, and nightly "spirited" happy hours.
      Thu.-Sat., Sept. 20-22. $35-179.  
      Multiple venues on East Cesar Chavez
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      Events

      CTPR Pig Liberation Party

      Join Central Texas Pig Rescue for a benefit for 133 abused/neglected pigs rescued from Caldwell County in August. CTPR pigs will be on-site for a meet and greet, and there's live music and all the vegan treats you can eat.
      Sat., Sept. 22, 2-6pm. $10 suggested donation.  
    • Arts

      Classical Music

      FFWD Austin: The Difference Engine

      Listen: "At the core of this year’s event is a performance of Graham Reynolds’ groundbreaking work, The Difference Engine, in collaboration with Austin’s own Density 512 and Boston-based HUB New Music." Holy St. Babbage, yes! But also, the prodigious talents of One Ounce Opera giving voice to Ada Lovelace via composer Kenneth Froehlich‘s Finite Differences and reprising their premiere of the eerie DOOR. And, revealed between those magnificent sets, (UN)ROOTED by Corps Multiple. Sorry, rest of the world, this complex and compelling flourish of brilliance isn't happening anywhere else but right here, courtesy of Fast Forward Austin – and it's free!
      Sat., Sept. 22, 7-11pm. Free.  
    • Music

      Frankie Cosmos, Lomelda, Stef Chura

      Launched under the K Records-influenced penmanship of Greta Kline, Vessel marks the project’s 52nd release from the New Yorker’s bedroom-built archive. Now crafting indie-pop as a quartet, Frankie Cosmos’ Sub Pop debut sharpened Kline’s simply-put, highly empathic outlook. Texan Hannah Read’s rich poetics join as Lomelda, and Detroit songwriter Stef Chura opens with bristly guitar rock.
      Sat., Sept. 22, 9pm  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      ICOSA Gallery: We Can See Through Time

      In their second collaboration, Matt Rebholz and Rachel Wolfson Smith transform rocks, plants, and bits of urban detritus into fantastic landscapes, the materials cropped, collaged, and reimagined as layered red and blue drawings. Note: You'll be provided with a pair of 3-D glasses as a point of entry into these disorienting spaces. And Melany Jean reviews the show right here.
      Through Oct. 6
    • Music

      Laraaji, Dallas Acid

      Call Edward Larry Gordon (Laraaji) New Age, but he’s not new to music. Since the late Seventies, the Philly-born virtuoso has performed aural meditations on the electric zither, an old-world cross between harp and guitar. In Austin, he plays alongside homegrown ambient trio Dallas Acid, with whom he collaborated on Arrive Without Leaving, due October 2.: Austin Chronicle: Why the zither?: Laraaji: I was guided to the zither in a pawn shop in 1974. I was pawning a guitar, when a mystical inspiration advised me not to take money for it, but to swap it for the zither in the window. It summed up everything I wanted to do with music: communicate the nature of cosmic unity and stay present in the eternal moment.: AC: How did you link up with Dallas Acid?: L: Myself and my musical partner Arji played with them in March at National Sawdust in Brooklyn. We had a very warm, loving connection, and the next day we were taken into a studio. We shared an enormously large gong they travel with, and it gave me a chance to explore Moog synthesizers, I’ve never had one myself.: AC: Will there be much improvisation locally?: L: It’s mostly improvisation, with a sense of tonality. Before my performance I meditate to get a connection with the cosmic universe and a sense of what energy or feelings that should be accented. My music emphasizes the intimate cosmic presence.: Full Q&A online at austinchronicle.com/daily/music.
      Sat., Sept. 22, 7pm  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Monroe

      This newest play from Lisa B. Thompson is about a woman who, following the lynching death of her older brother, must decide whether being the keeper of her family’s roots and cultural traditions justifies living under Jim Crow. Starring Deja Morgan, Crystal Bird Caviel, and Kriston Woodreaux, directed by Lara Toner Haddock for Austin Playhouse. Oh, and reviewed by Robert Faires.
      Through Sept. 30. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $16-36.  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Northern-Southern: Equivocation

      Aaaaaaaaah, that's it: Drop everything and make sure you catch this show. Because Shawn Camp's latest installation, featuring a new set of those large and abstractly geographical paintings that he renders partly opaque, partly translucent, and partly transparent – and then cycles lighting through them – and accompanies them with a resonant soundtrack – this is what's filling the fierce little gallery on 12th. But maybe you should read Melany Jean's take on the show before you go?
      Through Oct. 13. Saturdays, 3-6:30pm
    • Community

      Events

      Overlight Creator Meet and Greet

      Learn more about the role-playing game – how it works and how it was developed – by asking questions of the creators themselves. You can also pick up a game and get it signed.
      Sat., Sept. 22, 4-6pm. Free.
    • Music

      Seismic Dance Event

      Independent promoter RealMusic Events presents a two-day camping experience featuring over 40 of your favorite DJs and dance music artists. Headliners include Austin’s own Kingdom Nightclub resident DJ Barbuto on Friday and multifaceted punk producer/funk DJ/sometimes singer Amtrac on Saturday. Vibe out to tech-y house and progressive beats while commingling at the food trucks and art installations.
      Fri., Sept. 21  
    • Music

      Shoreline Mafia

      Shoreline Mafia became the face of L.A.’s SoundCloud-fueled hip-hop renaissance after a Fox News exposé on lean catapulted their intemperate raps from the streets to suburbia. From the low-riding thrash of “Spaceship” to the downtempo jerk of “Musty,” the new Atlantic Records signees synthesize and expand the West Coast sound with unbounded neo-G-funk.
      Sat., Sept. 22, 7pm  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      The Color of Pomegranates (1969)

      Lates: This biography of the Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova (King of Song) is stylized and surreal, revealing the poet's life more through his poetry than conventional narration.
      Sat., Sept. 22, 10:00  
    • Music

      The Jesus Lizard, Suckling

      Strange times: Trump’s president, billionaires are launching cars into space, and Jesus Lizard wild man David Yow tossed the opening pitch at a Dodgers game – fast, high, and outside. Some 31 years after the Chicago-by-way-of-Austin quartet started, their physical approach remains similar. Bassist David Wm. Sims says Yow isn’t expected to do anything unsafe despite occasional stage diving, but he himself suffered a meniscus tear during the band’s December dates.: A recent viewing of Jim Jarmusch’s Stooges doc Gimme Danger added insult to injury.: “In the interview, Iggy was sitting on his foot, with his leg tucked completely under him, which I completely cannot do anymore,” laments Sims.: Battle scars aside, he, Yow, guitarist Duane Denison, and drummer Mac McNeilly still conjure the highly distilled essence of blistering touchstones like 1991’s Goat and 1992’s Liar when they occasionally reunite. Given the austere conditions under which the Steve Albini-produced albums were recorded, there’s no trickery other than nailing it down.: “We just wrote the songs as we wanted to play them in clubs in front of people, and then we went and recorded them that way,” Sims says. “We didn’t really have the wiggle room to get fancy with that process.”
      Sat., Sept. 22, 8pm  
    • Qmmunity

      Nightlife & Parties

      Thirst Trap: Day Party

      Feeling parched? Quench your thirst with Austin Black Pride's latest day party with DJ Nevo. These QT queers never fail to disappoint, so come ready to play.
      Sat., Sept. 22, 3-8pm. $10+.  
    • Qmmunity

      Nightlife & Parties

      You Beto Work!

      It's time to queer the vote, y'all. These politicians in power wanna take ours away and – between now and the revolution – we gotta make some major changes on who's deciding our rights. Sure, Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke has the spotlight here, but our local races are v. important too. So stop by and learn more. Hosted by Nikki DaVaughn, with performances by Bulimianne Rhapsody, Chola Magnolia, Erica Nix, and more. Plus DJ sets by GirlFriend and Vanessa Burden. Jessica Soukup will speak, too!
      Sat., Sept. 22, 9pm-2am  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Your Mother's Copy of the Kama Sutra

      Now this is the regional premiere from that excellent playwright and theatrical badass Kirk Lynn, about "what it means to see and be seen, to love and be loved, to know and be known. And sex, too." Directed by Alexandra Bassiakou Shaw for your slightly foxed friends at Present Company.
      Through Oct. 15. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. Extra shows: Mon., Oct. 8 & 15, 8pm. Donations accepted.  
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    • Arts

      Theatre

      * Some Humans Were Harmed In the Making of This Show

      This is a "drag, puppetry, self-help testimonial play" by CB Goodman, inspired by the 1903 execution of Topsy the elephantfuck you, Thomas Edison – and staged with contemporary human characters. And En Route Productions has Bridget Farr, Delanté Keys, Ellie McBride, Elizabeth Mason, Andrew Rodriguez, Katy Taylor, and Roz Mandola portraying those characters, so we reckon it'll be a wild, worthwhile ride. And, according to Arts Editor Robert Faires, it's even more than that.
      Through Oct. 6. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $20 (pay what you can, Oct. 1).  
    • Music

    • Community

      Events

      A Husky Birthday Bash

      Come hang with some local pet celebrities at this yard party sponsored by pet-care app Heroly. Score some free swag and treats. Proceeds benefit Texas Husky Rescue.
      Sat., Sept. 22, 5-7pm. Free.  

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