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  • Musical Mixology Featuring Ensemble ATX

    Step into a world of timeless mystique as Ensemble ATX invites you to an evening of “Musical Mixology.” Experience the alluring ambiance reminiscent of the secret gatherings of the Lost Generation, transporting you back to the speakeasies where romance and decadence collided. Don’t miss the chance to sip and revel in the fusion of mixology and extraordinary music!
    Sat. Mar. 6, 7:30pm  
    The Mansion
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    Texas Performing Arts presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on its 2024 National Tour. The legendary dance company returns to Austin after more than a decade for two special and unique performances including new works and Ailey’s iconic ballet Revelations.
    Mar. 2-3  
    Bass Concert Hall
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  • Arts

    Comedy

    Brett Goldstein: The Second Best Night of Your Life

    The Second Best Night of Your Life could be closely followed by the third and fourth best nights of your life if you catch every one of Ted Lasso star Brett Goldstein’s three stand-up showcases at two Austin venues. His Roy Kent character may be famously terse, but if you’ve ever listened to Goldstein’s funny yet weirdly philosophical pod Films to Be Buried With, or sampled his work behind the camera as co-creator of Apple TV+ series Shrinking, you know there’s a lot of soulfulness there. A lot of four-letter words, too; show promoters caution this is for audiences aged 15 and up.– Kimberley Jones
    Fri., Feb. 2, 7pm. $79.50 and up.  
    • Arts

      Classical Music

      Beerthoven: To Invoke History

      The beautifully bowed and fretted string quartet Invoke takes a look back in time through the lens of two new works written by living African-American composers: Jonathan Bingham's The Lessons of History and (the world premiere of) David Wilborn's Giddings Remembered.
      Fri., Feb. 2, 7:30pm. $10-30.  
    • Qmmunity

      Nightlife & Parties

      Bye Bye Boobies

      Drag artist Gender Destruction celebrates their last breastful birthday with a top surgery benefit show, where you can donate to help raise the over $13,000 their surgery’ll cost. Head to the Chups patio to enjoy what GD calls a “clown car full of besties,” aka a lineup including Kino Kino, Lilith Azazel, Celia Light, Munster Mash, Evah Destruction, Riotgirl, BluBlu Chavez, MK Ultra, Damiana Divine, Embry Officially, Sir Maxim, Solovino, Owen Alimony, Ms. Construed, Moxie, and Franky L’Amour. DJ Deadlau5 spins ta-ta to titties tunes.– James Scott
      Fri., Feb. 2, 8pm
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Geoff Sobelle: Food

      This intimate dinner party performance of smell, taste, and touch offers a meditation on the ways and whys of eating. The audience gathers around a white linen-covered dining table, engaging with each other and their empty plates in a constantly transforming performance. Sounds, scents, and tactile elements shape a conversation about personal memories, consumption, and the evolution of food production over generations.
      Jan. 31-Feb. 3. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 1:30 & 7:30pm. $10 and up.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Groundhog Day (1993)

      Sure, there are plenty of movies like Groundhog Day, but how many movies actually take place on the Feb. 2 holiday based on the Pennsylvania Dutch tradition of entrusting weather-related soothsaying to a small rodent? Last year being the 30th anniversary of the comedy film, it pretty much played in every theatre, but this year Flix is looking like the most solid option. Grab some grub; have some laughs with Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell; and hope you don’t end up stuck in a time loop.– Kat McNevins
      Fri., Feb. 2, 7:30pm
    • Music

      Lord Friday the 13th, NSFWHO?, Party Van

      Fresh off of their two-month European stint, Lord Friday the 13th represents the second coming of glam rock divinity. Fronted by siblings Sloane and Felix Lenz, the duo resurrects the glitter-driven theatrics of Bowie and the unabridged, strident sound of New York Dolls. Treading on the first anniversary of breakneck EP Disaster Piece’s snarling melodies, the band’s modern punk flair balances earsplitting riffs (“Sleeping Cutie”) and ever-revolving rhythms (“Big Biznezz”). The terror twins will be joined by NSFWHO and Party Van. Expect a triad of static electricity and head-banging frenzy.– Miranda Garza
      Fri., Feb. 2, 8pm  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      My Own Private Idaho (1991)

      In only his third feature, New Queer Cinema icon Gus Van Sant lassoed two rising Hollywood stars for his dreamy-eyed arthouse film about two Portland hustlers. River Phoenix – Gen X’s James Dean, achingly vulnerable – plays a narcoleptic who falls in love with his straight best friend (Keanu Reeves), a Prince Hal-esque rich kid tender with his friend’s feelings ... until he’s not. Delectably off-kilter and teeming with gosh-wow visuals (a house falls from the sky, clouds skitter by in time-lapse, porno mags talk back), the film’s most special effect is capturing Reeves and Phoenix in full, luscious bloom of youth. The campfire scene will gut you. – Kimberley Jones
      Fri., Feb. 2, 7pm
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812

      You’re a busy guy; you don’t have time to read all of War and Peace. But you’re also ashamed that you’ve not dug into the hottest Russian novel of 1869! Hark: A solution awaits at the Zach Theatre production of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Dave Malloy’s musical adaptation of a 70-page section of Tolstoy’s great tome. Described by the theatre as an “innovative electro-pop opera,” this two-hour-and-thirty-minute love triangle will be available as pay-what-you-will until Feb. 4. Heads-up to queers: Thursday, Feb. 1, is PRIDE night!– James Scott
      Jan. 30-March 3. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Tótem (2023)

      A seven-year-old's world shifts at a family gathering in this rapturously received coming of age story from Mexican director Lila Avilés (The Chambermaid).
      Fri., Feb. 2, 6pm, 8:30pm
    • Music

      Terry Allen & the Panhandle Mystery Band

      “I’ve always been interested in the stuff you don’t see in a person, the other side of something, of an idea or an object or a motion,” Terry Allen told the Chronicle in 2020 with the release of Just Like Moby Dick, and this year’s annual Paramount shindig follows that unique lens. Under the theme of “Greatest Missed Hits,” the iconoclastic Panhandle artist, songwriter, and storyteller wrangles his all-star band to delve into his half-century career of small-town tall tales, Lone Star ramblers, and sociopolitical revelations laced with Allen’s curious literary insight and poetic Southwest wit.– Doug Freeman
      Fri., Feb. 2, 8pm  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      The Feud: A Musical Comedy

      From Texas Comedies – the company that brought us Murders & Moontowers, Boomtown, Prohibition, and other staged follies – comes this latest spectacle inspired by the notorious Sutton-Taylor Feud, the longest-lasting and deadliest feud in 19th-century Texas.
      Thu.-Sat., Feb. 1-10, 8pm  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      The Library

      Do you think gun violence is way out of control in these United States, citizen? Do you want a more effective response than “thoughts and prayers” from politicians? Different Stages knows how public art can help effect change, continuing their current season of theatre with Scott Z. Burns’ drama about the aftermath of a deadly shooting at a high school. Directed by Carl Gonzales and Lacey Cannon Gonzales, featuring performances by Lucky Cantu, Eva McQuade, Beau Paul, Gina Houston, Stan McDowell, Liz Waters, and Jason Park. – Wayne Alan Brenner
      Through Feb. 11. Fri.-Sat. & Mon., 7:30pm; Sun., 3pm. $15-35.  
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