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    Testsite: How a House Works

    This collaboration between artist Andy Coolquitt and writer and editor Alix Browne is revealed via a performance that pays tribute to the house. It's a birthday party for the house – for the remodel of the house, specifically – the house that, in 1981-82, Laurence Miller hired Renfro and Steinbomer architects to design the changes and/or additions to. Suggestions: Come dressed as your favorite po-mo architect! Bring a period-inspired potluck dish! (King Ranch Chicken, anyone?) And then toasts will commence and there'll be docent-led tours of small groups donning booties to view the second-floor rooms and the yellow-tiled guest bathroom. So maybe don't miss the reception, we're saying.
    Reception: Sun., Feb. 23, 3-6pm
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      Dance

      A'lante Flamenco: Procession

      A’lante Flamenco gives you a chance to connect with your fellow humans, singing, chanting, and marching along with the dancers and musicians as they take you on a sensory experience that goes beyond flamenco, evoking Semana Santa in Sevilla, the Arabic culture of Granada, and the universal appeal of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. (Or, yes, you can also just sit back and take in the spectacle.) Bonus: Guest artists Julie Slim Nassif and Oliver Steck.
      Through Feb. 23. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 4pm. $22.  
    • Community

      Civic Events

      Early Voting

      Cast your ballot for the 2020 joint primaries early. Sites throughout the city and county will open polling places. Need help deciding who to vote for and learning the issues? Check out austinchronicle.com/elections for our ongoing coverage.
      Feb. 18-28
      Anywhere you see "Vote Here"
    • Qmmunity

      Arts & Culture

      OUTsider Fest: NASTY Fruits

      Austin’s transmedia fest celebrating LGBTQIA+ boundary-pushers returns, with this year’s Legacy Award posthumously honoring Chavela Vargas – featuring a performance by Dorian Wood, with guests Michael Corwin & Mariachi las Coronelas. The lineup includes work by Christeene, Kay Turner, and Yuliya Lanina, among other queerdos. See full schedule online.
      Wed.-Sun., Feb. 19-23. Badges, $99; students & youth, $25.  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Alabaster

      This new play by Audrey Cephaly is a darkly comic drama about love, art, and the power of healing. Listen: "After a tornado barrels through North Alabama leaving nothing but death and destruction, only June and her wisecracking pet goat Weezy live to tell the tale." Directed by Rudy Ramirez for Shrewd Productions, starring Lizzie Beckham, Shannon Grounds, Jennifer Jennings, and (the legendary) Jennie Underwood. And see our review of the show right here.
      Through March 7. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $15-30.  
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      Theatre

      Arden of Faversham

      Hidden Room Theatre presents the lamentable and true tale of Master Arden, his wicked wife, her insatiable lover, and the bumbling ruffians the illicit pair hire to kill him. No one's sure if Shakespeare (or Kyd? or Marlowe?) had a hand in writing the script back in the day, but we know that the show is here directed by Beth Burns and embodied by a fine and vigorous cast.
      Through March 1. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $18-37.  
    • Music

      Drivin' N Cryin', Shinglers

      Atlantan garage legacy.
      Sun., Feb. 23, 8pm  
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      Visual Arts

      Fancy Fancy Studios: Audiobiography

      Swing by this Eastside venue for a post-apocalyptic cup of coffee (!?) and a self-guided tour through "a surreal house of memory, grief, and floating bubbles" as author and multimedia artist Jamaica Cole presents her first book, The Endlessly Forking Snake Tongue, in audio and installation form. Local, lovely, and recommended.
      Feb. 21-23. Fri., 7-10pm; Sat., noon-10pm; Sun., noon-7pm
    • Music

      iLe, Lesly Reynaga

      Grappling with the political bedlam of her home Puerto Rico, Ileana Cabra Joglar outputs an Afro-Caribbean maelstrom of congas and horns while wielding historical wordsmithing on album Almadura. Meanwhile, as her lithe Latin rhythms coalesce with Shakira transcendence, local Lesly Reynaga traverses a cultural fusion on sophomore EP Dual Passport.
      Sun., Feb. 23, 8pm  
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      Nightlife & Parties

      Lesbian Wedding: OUTsider Closing Party

      Behold, the queerest, sweetest, extra-ist Sunday this side of the rainbow. Lez Wedding cheers six years with a biga$$ cake (of course), and OUTsider winds down with performances by Krudas Cubensi, Lembra Rivera Gonzalez, and more.
      Sun., Feb. 23, 4-10pm. Free with OUTsider badge; $5-10 sliding donation.  
    • Music

      Pitbull

      Recent Oscars bait.
      Sun., Feb. 23, 8pm  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      QuiltCon 2020

      The world's premier modern quilting event returns to Austin with nearly 600 quilts on display, including the works of Victoria Findlay Wolfe and the Amish of Lancaster County, PA. Demos, merchandise, and much quilty camaraderie all around!
      Feb. 20-23. Thu.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 10am-4pm. $12.  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Single Black Female

      This is the premiere of Lisa B. Thompson's two-woman show of rapid-fire comic vignettes exploring the lives of thirtysomething middle-class African American women in urban America as they search for love, clothes, and dignity in a world that fails to recognize them among a parade of stereotypes. Directed by Matrex Kilgore for Ground Floor Theatre, starring Michelle Alexander and Valoneecia Tolbert in multiple roles. And here's our review of the show.
      Through Feb. 29. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $5-40.  
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      Classical Music

      TEMP: She Loves and She Confesses

      Texas Early Music Project's 21st season continues with a bevy of beautiful and often bittersweet love songs from the 17th century in Italy (Strozzi, Monteverdi, Cavalli, Frescobaldi, and Rossi), France (airs de cour by Lambert, Guédron, Boësset, and Moulinié), and England (Purcell, Johnson, Dowland(!), and Lanier). The concert's soloists – accompanied by a small band of lutes, harp, and strings – are Jenifer Thyssen, Meredith Ruduski, Jenny Houghton, Cayla Cardiff, Jeffrey Jones-Ragona, David Lopez, Brett Barnes, and special guest Ryland Angel.
      Sun., Feb. 23, 3pm. $25-30 ($5, students).  
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      Events

      That Takes the Cake!

      Do you like cake? Do you like amazing works of art? Looking for an awesome event with things to see and do for all ages? Then this sugar art show and cake competition is for you.
      Sun., Feb. 23, 10am-5pm. $12 and up; kids 12 & under, free.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      The Woman Who Loves Giraffes (2019)

      A documentary profile of giraffe researcher Anne Dagg, one of the first people to ever observe and report on animal behavior.
      Sun., Feb. 23, 4pm  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Trans Pecos (2020)

      World Premiere: This documentary sets out to uncover the truth of the controversial Trans-Pecos Pipeline while creating a poetic portrait of West Texas and those whose lives and land the pipeline has affected. Post-screening panel and Q&A.
      Sun., Feb. 23, 5pm  
    • Music

      Vale of Pnath, Gorod, Wolf King, The Vinous, Warhead Wrex

      H.P. Lovecraft’s 1927 novella The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath deep dives the underworld’s Vale of Pnath, a black hole ruled by enormous “bholes.” Denver’s technical death metal quartet of the same name plunges into Lovecraftian horror and fantasy on two LPs and 2019 EP Accursed, which writhes under Reece Deeter’s witchy vocal immolation and the guitar helix of Vance Valenzuela and Harrison Patuto.
      Sun., Feb. 23, 7pm  
    • Music

      Wishbone Ash

      Hatching perhaps the first dual-guitar rock axis, England’s Wishbone Ash persevered through lineup changes, splits, legal wrangles, and reunions to mark their 50th anniversary last year. Original guitarist Andy Powell and his trusty Flying V celebrate that milestone and also a new album, Coat of Arms.
      Sun., Feb. 23, 6pm  
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