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    Oh Snap … My Alien Children Are Trying to Kill Me!

    "What better way to celebrate Black History Month than to take a journey with a black father?" A citizen might could argue the rhetoric – except that this one-man show by Zell Miller III will have you laughing so hard and experiencing such an array of feels that you won't want to argue anything except, like, "HBO, why isn't this phenom on your concert line-up? How dare you deprive a nation of this living treasure?" What are the joys and challenges of raising children of color in this turbulent American landscape? Miller will let you know, all right, and you'll walk out grinning and maybe in tears.
    Feb. 1-4. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 6pm. $10-30.  
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    893 | Ya-ku-za

    The Generic Ensemble Company presents Daria Miyeko Marinelli's new drama, set over the course of a business lunch in a Japanese restaurant somewhere in the U.S., in which a young woman seeks to become the first female member of the infamous Japanese crime syndicate. Directed by kt shorb and Jesus I. Valles.
    Through Feb. 10. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $15-35.  
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    Visual Arts

    Austin Central Library: Portraits of the People Who Shape Our City

    That magnificent new library Downtown hosts this portion of FotoATX, displaying George Brainard's photos of musicians, artists, journalists, and other icons that make Austin unique.
    Through Feb. 18
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    Dance

    Austin Dance Festival: Calling All Filmmakers

    Austin Dance Festival 2018 is accepting submissions to its newest component, Dance on Film. See website for details.
    Application deadline: Feb. 23
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    Classical Music

    Austin Opera: Ariadne auf Naxos

    Set in a barn in present-day Texas, this production of the Robert Mollicone-conducted Richard Strauss work highlights a conflict between classical musicians from the elite conservatories of Manhattan and Zerbinetta's garish rock band. The voices of this epic are soprano Alexandra LoBianco, tenor Jonathan Burton, soprano Jeni Houser, mezzo-soprano Aleksandra Romano, and – as Master of the Estate – the Chronicle's own Robert Faires.
    Thu., Feb. 1, 7:30pm; Sun., Feb. 4, 2:30pm. $39 and up.  
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    Classical Music

    Beerthoven: Revel

    In which REVEL's cellist Joel Becktell and pianist Carla McElhaney join with tenor JR Fralick for a program in which light works from the Great American Songbook and German Cabaret complement the powerful Beethoven and Rachmaninoff. Bonus: beer, wine, and other refreshments.
    Feb. 2 & 4. Fri., 7:30pm; Sun., 5:30pm. $20.  
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    Visual Arts

    Butridge Gallery: Terra Incognita

    Nancy Mims documents her daily practice of walking and looking, filling her camera with bits and pieces of what she encounters, now displaying the best results on these walls as part of FotoATX.
    Through Feb. 12
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    Classical Music

    Chorus Austin: Many Voices, One World

    This chamber ensemble performance, directed by Ryan Heller, celebrates what unites us as inhabitants of earth, featuring music from a variety of faiths and secular folk traditions from around the world.
    Feb. 3-4. Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 3pm. $15-25.  
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    Visual Arts

    Elisabet Ney Museum: Border ǀ Promise

    For this interactive event, San Antonio artists Luis Valderas, Kim Bishop, and Paul Karma, collectively known as Art to the Third Power, will create enormous woodcut images, to be printed on bedsheets by visitors walking on plywood board presses. Note: "visitors" means you – and me and our friends and neighbors. And then we'll assist the artists in hanging those prints along Waller Creek as a sort of "Border Bandage." Yes! Don't just look at art, FFS, be a part of the process!
    Feb. 3-4. Sat.-Sun., 1-4pm. Free.  
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    Harry Ransom Center: Vaudeville!

    This exhibition reveals the story of where American entertainment all began, featuring photographs, manuscripts, and other documents and artifacts related to Harry Houdini, Mae West, W.C. Fields, Bert Williams, George M. Cohan, Burns & Allen, Tony Pastor, the Nicholas Brothers, Barbette, and others. Step right up, citizen, as our own Robert Faires tells you more about it right here!
    Through July 15. Free.
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    If I Forget

    Southwest Theatre Productions presents this new family drama by Steven Levenson, in which siblings come home to visit their father and reveal secrets they've kept hidden, directed by Kat Sparks.
    Through Feb. 4. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 4pm. $20-25.  
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    Books

    John Vanderslice: The Last Days of Oscar Wilde

    The author presents his new historical novel, with readings from himself and Lucas Schaefer.
    Sun., Feb. 4, 2pm
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    Books

    Laura Creedle: The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily

    Two young people entangled by their mutual affinity for ancient love letters: Can this romance last, or will love tear them apart again? Let the author introduce you to their story in her debut novel this afternoon.
    Sun., Feb. 4, 2pm
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    Visual Arts

    Link & Pin Gallery: Flux

    The ineffable beauty of PrintAustin continues in this intimate gallery, with Paloma Mayorga curating an exhibition of "contemporary manipulations of traditional serigraphy techniques." You might more simply call it screenprinting, but you'll nevertheless want to see the international perspectives that Mirjam Dijkema, Nansi Guevara, Michael Menchaca, and more offer on the versatility of this medium.
    Through Feb. 18
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    Prizer Gallery: Roux

    The printmaking artists of the ROUX Collective – Ann “Sole Sister” Johnson, Rabéa Ballin, Delita Martin, and Lovie Olivia – examine cultural and societal issues of genealogy, feminism, identity, and other topics affecting women of the African Diaspora.
    Through Feb. 24
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    SouthPop: 40 Years of Esther's Follies

    Four decades of the funniest topical sketches in the whole blamed city? That's exactly what Shannon Sedwick and Michael Shelton and their talented crowd of friends have brought to Esther's Follies, and now the history of those Follies – posters, prints, original artworks, doc-u-men-ta-tion of all kinds – are on display in this bastion of local goodness.
    Through Feb. 28
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    Visual Arts

    Susanna Dickinson Museum: Historic Downtown

    This segment of the FotoATX initiative features historical photographic images of Austin’s famous landmarks.
    Through Feb. 18
    411 E. FIfth
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    Comedy

    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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    Theatre

    Uncle Vanya

    The tragicomic classic by Anton Chekhov is presented by City Theatre in a newly adapted interpretation written and staged by Rod Mechem.
    Through Feb. 4. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $10-25.
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    Visual Arts

    Wander

    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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    Offscreen

    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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