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  • 32nd Annual Old Settler's Music Festival

    Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit (acoustic) and Brandi Carlile headline Old Settler’s Music Festival. Bring the whole family to enjoy camping, jamming, youth activities, workshops, craft beer, gourmet food, and an art fair. Over 30 bands with Del McCoury, Shinyribs, Hayes Carll, Wild Child, Galactic, & more.
    Apr. 11-14  
    Tilmon, TX
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  • Music

    The Reputations, The Joe Jacksons, Glass Grapes

    The Reputations are quickly building their own on the back of last year’s ferociously delicious, Jody Stephens-produced sophomore LP Electric Power. Blowing out soul swagger as one of the best live acts in Austin, the sextet grooves neo-glam guitar anchored by bursting harmonies behind the unbridled strut of frontwoman Rockyanne Bullwinkel. Mario Matteoli’s gritty trio the Joe Jacksons opens by throwing psych-punk punches.
    Sat., Jan. 26, 10:15pm
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Hedwig and the Angry Inch

      Director Dave Steakley and choreographer Abe Reybold bring John Cameron Mitchell's glamorous and rockin' musical classic – about "a fourth-wall-smashing East German rock & roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation, trying to find a place to belong in America," of course – back to the Austin stage.
      Through March 2. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 2:30pm. $30-165.  
    • Community

      Sports

      Texas Stars

      Vs. Grand Rapids Griffins: Thu., Jan. 31, 7pm. $22-50.  
    • Arts

      Dance

      The Contemporary Austin: Paper Dance

      The Contemporary Austin's schedule of winter events organized in conjunction with the exhibition "Janine Antoni and Anna Halprin: Paper Dance" includes monthly dance performances by Antoni. Note: Performances are approximately an hour long and contain nudity.
      Jan. 23-26. Wed., 1 & 7pm; Thu., 7pm; Fri.-Sat., 1pm
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      Comedy

      Brian Regan

      Is this guy the perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, or what? It's Brian Regan, citizens, Brian … REGAN!
      Sat., Jan. 26, 8pm. $84.  
    • Music

      Bucket Wars w/ Cunto!

      Bucket Wars is a contest of cunning more than strength, devised from the devilishly bored and decidedly impaired minds of acerbic punks Cunto! – featuring Chronicle Music muckraker Kevin Curtin. Only the most determined will survive the 32-person bracket of bastardized tug-of-war to take home $100 in scratch-offs. Pregame with the infamously raucous septet as they unload their string sleaze incident of burnout bluegrass and scorched earth roots.
      Sat., Jan. 26, 8pm
    • Arts

      Dance

      Chaddick Dance Theater: Beneath the Mind Preview

      That's right, the actual show isn't until the end of February. But here's a chance for you to get a behind-the-scenes sort of peek at what Cheryl Chaddick and her intrepid troupe are working up to explode across the stage. This rehearsal's open for public viewing, and it's free.
      Sat., Jan. 26, 2pm
    • Arts

      Theatre

      FronteraFest: Short Fringe

      One of Austin’s longest-running festivals, a legendary vehicle for theatre artists, actors, musicians, poets, and performers of all types, FronteraFest returns for its 26th year of showcasing some of the wildest – occasionally brilliant, frequently delightful, and almost always original – entertainment you're likely to see. It's a collaboration between that professional thespian powerhouse called Hyde Park Theatre and ScriptWorks and anyone who's got what it takes to put their act on a stage. The Short Fringe showcases performances of 25 minutes or less, and runs the entirety of the festival. Here's the main thing to know about the Short Fringe, in case you're not familiar with the whole FronteraFest deal, yo: The weeknight shows are a mixed bag but usually crowded with folks there to see friends do their stuff onstage; each Saturday "Best-of-the-Week" show is sure to be worth your time, but it sells out fast, so plan accordingly; the final week, the "Best-of-the-Fest" week, which is always the primo live-performance shit in town and is already completely sold out – we warned you about this, like, weeks ago, right? – except for the wild-card Staff Picks night on Thu., Feb. 14, 8pm, which has a few tickets still available.
      Through Feb 16. Tue.-Sat., 8pm.  
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      Theatre

      Heartland

      This play was written by Gabriel Jason Dean as a direct response to the true story of the U.S. government’s textbook propaganda contributing to the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan. This play draws a line from the Cold War to the war on terror and is a story of healing, grace, and connection. This play stars Lowell Bartholomee, Kareem Badr, and Kacey Samiee – directed by Rudy Ramirez for the Vortex. And here's the scoop on the playwright and the play's origins. And here's what our Robert Faires says about the show.
      Through Feb. 9. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $15-35.  
    • Qmmunity

      Nightlife & Parties

      HRC ATX Gala Dinner

      Shine yer shoes and dust off the ball gowns for a black tie affair to raise money for the local branch of HRC. Dinner, cocktails, and guests like Shea Diamond, HRC President Chad Griffin, Dr. Todd Canon, and Bettie Naylor Visibility Award winner Sylvia J. López are scheduled to entertain and delight.
      Sat., Jan. 26, 6-11pm. $100-400.  
    • Music

      Jon Irabagon solo/quartet

      Twenty years into his career, saxophonist Jon Irabagon enjoys long-running work relationships with Dave Douglas, Mary Halvorson, and Maria Schneider, plus a stellar reputation as one of New York’s finest and most daring jazz artists. He also maintains membership in Big Five Chord, fronted by local guitarist Jon Lundbom, who arranged Irabagon’s debut Texas gig, which will include a solo set on soprano sax and a quartet set.
      Sat., Jan. 26, 8pm
    • Music

      Josh Rouse

      Nebraskan won Spain’s Oscar for Best Original Song (“Do You Really Want to Be in Love?”) in La Gran Familia Española.
      Sat., Jan. 26, 8:30pm
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Northern-Southern: Insides

      This is a complementary pair of domestic dream-rooms, with Jaime Zuverza and design duo Transmountain collaborating on calm and surreal furniture-art in the front gallery and Rachel Freeman creating an all-over installation of color blocks, reclaimed pipes, and precise Micron pen drawings to transform the adjoining room.
      Closing reception: Fri., Feb. 1, 6-8pm
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Paradise

      This bluegrass comedy brings its "irreverent, heart-warming, toe-tapping show" to Austin before heading across the country. Imagine a sort of Music Man in a Southern coal mining town, as a charismatic preacher, saucy stripper, and greedy Hollywood production company show up to create their own version of the American Dream. Directed by Michael Myers for Austin Playhouse.
      Through Feb. 3. Thu.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $38-42.  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      PrintAustin

      There’s one sure way for art to make a lasting impression: When the marks comprising a work are made transferable and forced into contact with another surface. Then, suddenly, look – born from an industrial matrix still wet with ink, it’s a print! It’s the product of a woodcut, an engraving, an etching. It manifests as a mezzotint, an aquatint, an image of drypoint. Hell, maybe it’s one of those screenprints that concert promoters use for pimping their bands, a bold AF poster created with the same sort of process that, when displayed in a Very Serious Museum, is called serigraphy.

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      There are so many different kinds of prints, we confess, that it’s better to direct you to Wikipedia for detailed background. But we wouldn’t be surprised if an eye-popping majority of those kinds – to say nothing of the abundance of subjects depicted, the profusion of styles engaged – were available for viewing during the sixth annual PrintAustin celebration.

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      This year’s iteration of PrintAustin runs from January 15 to February 15 and features a wide diversity of events throughout the city – including exhibitions, artist talks, demos, workshops, and more. We’ll be highlighting several of those in your Chronicle's visual arts listings as the fest continues, of course, so keep your eyes peeled this-a-way.

      Through Feb. 15  
    • Arts

      Comedy

      Samantha Ruddy

      OK, since Brooklyn Magazine called her one of Brooklyn’s 50 Funniest People, and BUST says Ruddy’s a comic “you should be obsessed with,” we're just going to note that Austin's own Ky Krebs opens this trio of Velv gigs and then we're gonna stand back and, like, watch the ticket reservations pour in. Because, c'mon: Ruddy and Krebs on the same stage, even if only sequentially? Comedy gold!
      Jan. 25-26. Fri., 9pm; Sat., 9 & 11pm. $10.  
    • Community

      Civic Events

      Stand for Choice!

      The counter protest to the Texas “Rally for Life,” with the Texas Handmaids. Learn more on Facebook or their website.
      Sat., Jan. 26, 12:30-2pm  
    • Music

      Sunny Sauceda y Todo Eso, J.R. Gomez y los Conjunto Bandits

      San Antonio’s Grammy-winning Tejano, conjunto, Tex-Mex purveyor.
      Sat., Jan. 26, 7:35pm
    • Music

      The Devil Makes Three, Lost Dog Street Band

      Santa Cruz string trio could double bill with Avett Brothers.
      Sat., Jan. 26, 8pm
    • Arts

      Theatre

      The Road to Wigan Pier: A Right Ol’ Knees-Up

      Robi Polgar's theatrical, George-Orwell-derived, coal-mine-forward, musical triumph of 2004 comes roaring back to life at the Carousel Lounge as a highlights-only live showcase for one night only, engagingly revealed in song (by the Late Joys), film (by that Lowell Bartholomee), and several and sundry comedic (and tragic) turns! Why, the shindig is so well presented, not even a tipsy Bernie Sanders has rendered Socialism this entertaining! Recommended.
      Sat., Jan. 26, 10pm. $5-10.  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Wally Workman Gallery: Seeing Through Darkness

      The Austin-based artist Eliza Thomas works with ink on kozo paper, exploring the beauty of decay. This results in a visual dynamic of strength and unexpected calm that dominates Thomas’ large-scale works.
      Through Jan. 26
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    • Community

      Civic Events

      2020 Progressive Candidate Training

      A rundown of all the things you need to know before you run for office.
      Sat.-Sun., Jan. 26-27. $20.  
    • Community

      Events

      A Winter Ball for All

      Join Circle Brewing Company to party à la your high school prom with a winter ball couple and all. Proceeds benefit Equality Texas, which is an org fighting against discriminations based on gender and sexual orientation.
      Sat., Jan. 26, 9pm. $10 suggested donation.
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      AARC: Let the Colors Speak

      Rashmi Thakur and Supriya Kharod, both born in India and both proud Austinites now, document their individual journeys through watercolor and acrylic paintings, depicting the colorful traditions, vibrant life, and diverse culture found in the two communities they love.
      Through March 30  
    • Arts

      Dance

      ACC Dance Classes

      The Dance Department of Austin Community College offers classes in modern, jazz, ballet, and improvisation techniques, with student work produced twice a year in the Choreographers' Showcase. Teachers include Ellen Bartel, Jessica Cox, Kathy Dunn Hamrick, Roxanne Gage, Darla Johnson, Sunny Shen, Catherine Solaas and Melissa Watt. Note: Classes can be taken for credit and applied toward your degree.
      Prices vary, scholarships available.  
    • Music

    • Film

      Special Screenings

      AFS Film Club Winter Festival

      Shorts Program: The AFS Film Club is an afterschool program for elementary- and middle-school aged kids. Today's the day they show you their work, come see!
      Sat., Jan. 26, 9:00am  
    • Music

      Al Monti

      Sat., Jan. 26, 3pm
    • Music

    • Community

      Events

      Altatudes Hearts and Handbags

      The East Austin boutique is asking for handbag donations to help underserved youth in the area for the giveback initiative slated for Feb. 9. Open thy closet and see if there's anything that no longer sparks joy.
      Taking donations through Feb. 1. The event takes place Feb. 9, 2-4pm. Free.
      Altatudes, 1717 E. 12th

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