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    Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre presents this kinetic fusion of original live music, dance, and Soundpainting that explores the consequences and implications of all the devices in our increasingly digital lives. Bonus: Yuliya Lanina's Internal Emergency Broadcast System.
    June 21-24. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $15-25.  
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    This Is a Test of the Internal Emergency Broadcast System

    This is also a multimedia art event and a one-woman show. That one woman is Yuliya Lanina, and so all we can tell you is that you'll be missing out like whoa if you don't see what the relentlessly inventive artist is up to this time. Painting, interactive sculpture, animation, and performance – and all of it exploring "the mechanized nature of human life and a state of perpetual unrest." Wait, did we say one-woman show just now? Hold on – this visual-arts gig is paired with Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre's Locked-In, which looks at "how mobile devices are changing our lives physically, emotionally, and socially." Recommended.
    Opening reception: Thu., June 21, 6-8pm (performance at 8pm). Additional shows: June 22-24; Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. Closing reception: Fri., June 29, 7-9pm. Prices vary; see website for details.  
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    48-Hour Comedy Improv Marathon

    Listen, it’s not just that the action is nonstop, with so many troupes from the Hideout and all the other Austin improv venues joining in this annual madness. It’s that, as everybody else comes and goes throughout the marathon, eight valiant improvisers will be performing in every single show for 48 hours straight. Shannon Stott! Chuy Zarate! Alex Walker! Eric Heiberg! Tyler Groce! Courtney Hopkin! Patrick Creamer! Linzy Beltran! As we told you a few years ago, this is comedy-around-the-clock. With the likes of … Start Trekkin'! The Black Vault! Girls Girls Girls! Charles Dickens Unleashed! This is the-usual-wild-improv-goodness-but-now-enhanced-by-incremental-exhaustion. This is something to see, whether just one or two shows of it or the whole damned weekend via a handy All-Fest Pass. Recommended! Just … be kind to them in those final hours, mmmkay?
    $5 (per show); $45 (all-fest pass).  
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    Austin Belly Dance Convention

    Here's the annual ATX gathering that celebrates the hip-twitching, ab-defining arts of time-honored Eastern dance styles, featuring three days and nights of intensive workshops and live music and acclaimed performers from all over, all the rocks getting sharky with a seductive beat and a shimmer of zills in a variety of venues.
    Fri.-Sun., June 22-24. $20-300.  
    Various locations
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    Borderlands: A Celebration

    Comanche artist Eric Tippeconnic gives an art talk and showcases his vibrant artwork at this release party for the latest issue of Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review. Bonus: Joe Brundidge, host of KOOP's "Writing on the Air," and poets Sequoia Maner and Leslie Morris.
    Sun., June 24, 4pm. Free.  
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    Lucky Stiff

    Here's that musical comedy by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, in which an unassuming English shoe salesman inherits $6 million from an American uncle. But there's a catch: He has to take a vacation to Monte Carlo with his uncle’s embalmed body and convince folks that the man’s still alive. Michael McKelvey directs, and the cast is scary good.
    Through June 24. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $17-40.  
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    Austin Public

    Committed to freedom of speech and expression, Austin Public is a nonexclusive and content-neutral media studio that offers low- and no-cost training, equipment, facilities, and cablecasting services to all Austinites. It is managed by the Austin Film Society under contract from the city of Austin, and operates cable channels 10, 11, and 16, and live streams. New training classes are ongoing; see website for calendar.

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