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    Shen Yun

    Ancient legends, technological innovations, historically authentic costumes, and breathtaking animated backdrops: Shen Yun! Some people fly from other countries or drive hundreds of miles to see it. Others see the same show five or six times. Why? If you'll be experiencing it here for the first time – recommendation: DO IT – you won't understand until you're walking out after the finale, dazed by the kinetic and visual glory of it all.
    Jan, 5-7. Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 7pm; Sun., 1 &6 pm. $84 and up.  
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    A'lante Flamenco: Juana: First (I) Dream

    As six voices fill the air, a lone female dancer beats staccato rhythms with her feet. Brilliant, determined, defiant: Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, 17th-century Mexican nun, scholar, writer, and advocate for women’s education. Bonus: the Texas Early Music Project performs Baroque choral works from the era.
    Through Jan 14. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $21.75.  
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    Classical Music

    Gilbert & Sullivan Sing-Along

    It's a new year, citizen, and here's your chance to perform your favorites along with an adoring crowd of G&S devotees.
    Sun., Jan. 7, 3pm. Free.
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    Landmarks Guided Tour: Sol LeWitt and Nancy Rubins

    This free tour examines three-dimensional sculptures and two-dimensional drawings by the two artists.
    Sun., Jan. 7, 11am. Free.  
    Monochrome for Austin, 24th & Speedway
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    Mexic-Arte Museum: Latina Legends and Nacimientos

    This new "Latina Legends" show features the works of more than 200 artists, while "Naciamentos" displays an array of traditional Mexican Nativity scenes.
    Through Jan. 7
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    The Immigrant

    Mark Harelik's heartwarming drama is based on the true story of a young Russian-Jewish couple who entered America through the port of Galveston, seeking refuge in the tiny town of Hamilton, Texas, in 1909. Starring Huck Huckaby, Cyndi Williams, Joseph Garlock, and Estrella Gonzales. Directed by Don Toner for Austin Playhouse. And here's what our reviewer thought of the show.
    Through Jan. 28. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $16-36.  
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    The Mutt-Cracker (Sweet!)

    Darren Peterson's irrepressible Circus Chickendog presents a fun holiday show for all ages, featuring talented rescue dogs performing circus feats, a talking parrot, world-class juggling, unicycling, live music, and many more magical acts. Pro tip: Make reservations early; this thing sells out fast.
    Through Jan. 7. Daily, 4:30 & 6:30pm. $15-35.
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    Top Comedy Spot on Airport

    Check out what's happening in this right-next-to-that-funky-video-store hotbed of hilarity. This Thursday features Frankenfriends – that's Dave Buckman, Michael Jastroch, and Rachel Madorsky – rising like a phoenix from the Frank Mills' ashes. After which, the joint gets a-swinging with the sketch comedy of Pendulum. Friday brings Movie Riot and the laugh-inducing ladies of Loverboy and that Live at ColdTowne stand-up showcase hosted by Carina Magyar on the same night. On Saturday, Girls Girls Girls music things up with Broad Ambition, followed by Y'all We Asian showing you what they did during their Summer Vacation – with a potent chaser of Midnight Society! And Sunday's got that Stool Pigeon, of course, and – see website for more.
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    Austin's innovative Art In Public Places project has conjured up an excellent choose-your-own-adventure sort of experience that incorporates actual sculpture on display around our urban hub. Roam the streets, roam the art, deep in the heart of Texas.
    All the time, any time
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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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