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    Year of the Rat Celebration

    Come out Saturday for a resource fair and night market, and return Sunday to enjoy local performances, traditional dragon and lion dances, and fire crackers to ring in the lunar new year.
    Sat.-Sun., Feb. 1-2  
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      Kids

      Children's Book Fair

      Bring your young bookworms to meet children's authors and illustrators. There will be various storytimes and literary activities all day.
      Sat.-Sun., Feb. 1-2. Free with admission.  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Click

      A techno-thriller that begins when a young woman is raped at a fraternity and ends in a future where corporations promise a new body with the swipe of a screen, this new Jacqueline Goldfinger play follows a hacktivist who turns industrial espionage into high art. Directed by Rudy Ramirez for the Vortex, it's "a cyberpunk drama for the #metoo era."
      Through Feb. 8. Thu.-Sun., 8pm  
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      Puppy Bowl

      By far the cutest pre-party in town, this year's tailgate kicks off at Austin Humane Society and will be jam-packed with delicious food, drinks, kids' activities, and vendors, plus dozens of puppies available for adoption. Starting at 2pm, the party continues down the road with the Puppy Bowl at Yard Bar.
      Sat., Feb. 1, 11am-5pm. Free (VIP & Puppy Bowl entry, $35 donation).  
      Austin Humane Society, 124 W. Anderson; Yard Bar, 6700 Burnet Rd.
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      Dance

      Solo Symphony: A Dance with Peter Bay

      OK, you know how Forklift Dance's Allison Orr takes urban infrastructural crews and sports teams and so on, and works their job-related movements into fantastic choreography, and then those actual workers and athletes perform the newly enhanced motions for the public? Remember the stunning Trash Project and Power Up! and so on? Well, inspired by the virtuosic movement of symphonic conducting, Orr has again worked that process with just one person: the Austin Symphony Orchestra's own Peter Bay. And, continuing the usual Forklift goodness, the show will be accompanied by live music: An original score by Graham Reynolds will be played by 13 musicians while Bay both conducts and embodies movements based abstractly on his conducting gestures.
      Jan. 30-Feb. 2. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $24 and up.  
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      Events

      Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival

      The biggest art and tattoo event in Texas features the best artists from around the globe and a full lineup of entertainment. Watch the pros tint skin live and in person. The burlesque, drag, and sideshow acts will help you forget about your aching epidermis.
      Fri.-Sun., Jan. 31-Feb. 2. $60, weekend pass; $20, one-day pass; ages 12 & under, free.  
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      Austin for Aussie Animals

      The fabulous folks behind Good Party ATX are hosting a benefit for Australia's largest wildlife rescue org, WIRES. Featuring roaming photos by ZilkerBark, music from DJ GirlFriend, Tiny Tails to You petting zoo, dog tarot readings, drink specials, and a feel-good fundraising raffle. Friendly leashed dogs welcome!
      Sat., Feb. 1, 11am-3pm  
    • Music

      C.W. Stoneking

      Growing up in Australia, C.W. Stoneking credits his fascination with early American roots styles to a found cassette of midcentury Texas blues. Now settled in Nashville, he’s honed 2008’s provocative King Hokum into a mix of early jazz, jug band country, and touches of rock & roll, with latest LP Gon’ Boogaloo sounding like a stroll across New Orleans. John Schooley’s Rocket 808 stomps first.
      Sat., Feb. 1, 10pm  
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      Doom Forge Day w/ Thunderkief, Bridge Farmers, Monte Luna

      Stouts and porters, super dark guest beers, and even pitch black coffee lubricate a metallic free-for-all at farmhouse brewery Jester King’s 165 acres. Corpse face-painting, smithing, and live tattooing sideshow acid doom duo Monte Luna (2pm), psychedelic THC semi the Bridge Farmers (3:15), and “tune lower play slower” sludge lords Thunderkief (4:30). “Last year’s event brought our biggest [annual] attendance,” emails tasting room manager Brian Murray.
      Sat., Feb. 1, 2pm  
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      Eric Johnson

      New album in the hopper, six-string authority Eric Johnson closes out the first leg of his current trek with a hometown gig at an HQ venue for the Austin native. The Classics: Past and Present tour promises all the hits (“Cliffs of Dover,” “SRV”), alongside new tunes from EJ Vol. II, which follows up all-acoustic 2016 outing EJ, out February 28.
      Sat., Feb. 1, 8pm  
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      Visual Arts

      Link & Pin Gallery: Soul: Melanated Life In Print

      Here's another excellent part of that citywide PrintAustin initiative, with a show curated by Atlanta's Jamal Barber (Studio Noize Podcast) and featuring the art of African-American printmakers who use the medium to represent the black experience. With works by Jennifer Mack Watkins, Latoya Hobbs, Rashaun Rucker, Ann Johnson, Rabea Ballin, Jerushia Graham, Maurice Evans, Grace Kisa, Jasmine Williams, and curator Barber.
      Through Feb. 9
    • Arts

      Comedy

      Mike MacRae

      This St. Louis native and local superstar's been called "the Steve Landesberg of his time" by some idiot drowning in an Old Fashioned at the end of the bar, but we know MacRae as an even funnier sharpster blending his array of obscure impressions into straight stand-up and, you know, making people laugh. Bonus: Erich Scholl opens.
      Jan. 31-Feb. 1. Fri., 9pm; Sat., 9 & 11pm. $10.  
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      Visual Arts

      PrintEXPO 2020

      This is PrintAustin’s annual print fair, featuring 64 booths of artists, galleries, editioning shops, and university reps. Purchase original artwork from regional and national talent and flip through bins n' bins of prints to add some of the snazziest new graphics to your art collection. Saturday features live steamroller printing; Sunday's got a slate of printmaking demos and family-friendly activities; the whole weekend has plenty of delights for the eye and mind alike, and a convivial atmosphere infused by them what pretty much breathe ink as a way of life.
      Feb. 1-2. Sat., 11am-5pm; Sun., 11am-3pm. Free.
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      Books

      Roberto Ontiveros: The Fight for Space

      The author (and occasional Chronicle reporter) presents his debut collection that explores the modes of art and obsession with eleven stories that run from fabulist comedy to surrealist noir.
      Sat., Feb. 1, 5pm
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Shen Yun

      In which the world’s foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops combine to create one spectacular performance.
      Jan. 31-Feb. 2. Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2 & 7pm; Sun., 1pm. $84 and up.  
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      Sports

      Texas Roller Derby

      Rhinestone Cowgirls vs. Putas del Fuego.
      Sat., Feb. 1, 6-9pm. $20; ages 12 & under, free.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      The Inner Scar (1972)

      Lates: A mystical collage of a man and a woman wondering painterly landscapes of the Sinai, Death Valley, and Iceland. The film features five songs written and performed by star and Philippe Garrel's muse, Nico.
      Sat., Feb. 1, 10pm  
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      Theatre

      Tiny Beautiful Things

      This luminous drama, based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed and adapted for the stage by My Big Fat Greek Wedding's Nia Vardalos, is about reaching when you’re stuck, healing when you’re broken, and finding the courage to take on the questions which have no answers. One hell of a fine cast – Barbara Chisholm, Crystal Bird Caviel, John Christopher, and Lowell Bartholomee – is directed by Rosalind Faires for Austin Playhouse.
      Through Feb. 2. Thu.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $34-38.  
    • Music

      Tomar & the FCs album release w/ Stax Records tribute

      Given the local mainstreaming of Tomar Williams’ classic R&B authenticity, his quintet’s second album Rise Above arrives long overdue. The funky, percussive title track follows up lead single “Innocence” with its soulful singer imploring others to come together. The party begins with a Stax Records tribute featuring Kevin Russell, the Watters, Sheree Smith, and more.
      Sat., Feb. 1, 10pm  
    • Qmmunity

      Arts & Culture

      Transhumance

      New York City-based theatre artist Ania Upstill brings their surreal clown’s journey across the gender landscape to town as part of FronteraFest 2020.: Also! Cuz they understand the financial struggle is real, qmmunity members can use the discount code QUEERFAM to get $5 off the ticket price! Say thanks, bbs!
      Jan. 30-Feb. 1. Thu., 7pm; Fri., 9:15pm; Sat., 2:15 & 7:45pm. $15.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Vertigo (1958)

      AlamoScope: One of the thrill master's most psychologically dense and twisted films in which obsession, commitment, and dual identities merge to create a voluptuous tale of thwarted love – all in 70mm.
      Sat., Feb. 1, 3:30pm  
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      Special Screenings

      "Turtle Odyssey"

      Laser Imax 3D: Russell Crowe narrates this doc following the life cycle of an Australian green sea turtle named Bunji and her journey across the ocean.
      Sat., Feb. 1, 12pm  
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      Kids

      Trolls Live

      Poppy, Branch, and all their Trolls friends come to life on stage in their first-ever live tour.
      Jan. 31-Feb. 2. Fri., 6:30pm; Sat., 10am, 2:30, 6:30pm; Sun., 10am, 2pm. $19+.  
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      Sports

      A Kundalini & Traditional Kirtan Program

      Led by Siri Bahadur.
      Sat., Feb. 1, 4-6:30pm. $35.  
      Zero Gravity Yoga and Wellness, 2919 Manchaca Ste. 104-a
    • Arts

      Theatre

      A Night with Janis Joplin

      In this show, written and originally directed by Randy Johnson and starring Mary Bridget Davies, the legendary queen of rock & roll explodes onto the stage in a concert experience that celebrates the Texas musical marvel and shines a spotlight on the trailblazing female blues and soul vocalists who influenced her.
      Through March 8. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2:30 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $30 and up.  
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      Nightlife & Parties

      Access Control_0.04

      Download Y2K Technologies' latest software update for queer'd pre-loaded music and performances by La Morena, Christie Blizard, iloveyou.txt.vbs, and Liz Dexia.
      Sat., Feb. 1, 9pm  
    • Music

      Albert & Gage Band

      Sat., Feb. 1, 9pm
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    • Arts

      Comedy

      Alingon Mitra

      He's been all over the small screen, written for the Harvard Lampoon, and slayed 'em at the festivals, but you might know Mitra best from when he was one of only 100 comedians invited to perform on the remake of NBC's Last Comic Standing – and won the show's Comic Comeback contest.
      Jan. 30-Feb. 1. Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 7:30 & 10pm. $14-23.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      America's Musical Journey (2018)

      Laser IMAX 3D: Follow Aloe Blacc as he traces Louis Armstrong’s footsteps through the colorful locales and cultures where America’s music was born.
      Sat., Feb. 1, 11am  

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