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    Agent Andromeda: The Orion Crusade

    Galaxy Corps and Blood and Glitter Productions present the remount of this high-flying, award-winning show, originally developed with the daring aerialists of Sky Candy. Written by Reina Hardy, directed by Rudy Ramirez, featuring Caroline Poe in the titular role, with music by Tyler Mabry. Note: strong sexual themes, intended for mature audiences.
    Through March 4. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 6pm. $10-100.
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    Dance

    Shen Jun Movement Effect: Another World

    Dancer/choreographers Shen Jun and Ellen Bartel stage a powerful, music-enhanced show of memory and persistence, Jun portraying the ways his late mother's love has sustained him, Bartel depicting a community of individuals longing to belong someplace, anyplace that is stable and their own. Audience members are encouraged to bring photos, flowers, and significant objects "that help you connect with the memory of people you continue to love, even after they have gone."
    Feb. 22-25. Thu.-Sun., 7:30pm. $10.
    KC Grey Home, 211 E. Alpine
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    Comedy

    Brian Posehn

    That's right, Posehn is one of the original Comedians of Comedy, and he's back in Austin for a solid weekend of laughs.
    Feb. 22-25. Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 7:30 & 10pm. $18-23.  
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    Dance

    Four Corners In a Circle

    This annual showcase of work from the adventurous Chaddick Dance Theater features two dance performances: Crisis of Meaning, an ensemble piece based on the idea of a Tibetan mandala, and Tracking Connections, a duet about conflicting opinions and needs in a long-term relationship.
    Feb. 24-25. Sat., 8pm; Sun., 7pm. $15-25.  
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    A Delicate Ship

    This is the Austin premiere of Anna Ziegler’s poetic play about "one night in New York City that changes the lives of three people forever," directed by Elizabeth V. Newman for Filigree Theatre.
    Through Feb. 25. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $30.  
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    Visual Arts

    AM/Projected Relation

    This is a systems-based video installation that asks the viewer to be an active participant in the search for AM’s “being.” And who is AM? AM is "a present fiction, a product of data debris." As she says, “one day there was enough data, and then I’ve always been here.” Welcome to the future, with Christina Smiros.
    Thu.-Sun., Feb. 22-25
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    Visual Arts

    Atelier 1205: Inaugural Group Show

    Ceramics, drawing, painting, and sculpture by 17 Austin artists inaugurates this new gallery. Works by Richard Ashby, Valérie Chaussonnet, Thomas Cook, Elizabeth Decker, Jennifer Hill, Soña Holman, Madeline Irvine, David Lamplugh and the rest are sure to delight and dazzle your eyes.
    Through March 4
    1205 E. Cesar Chavez
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    Dance

    Dance Through India

    This event, a complementary presentation with the current Beyond Bollywood exhibition, shows the rich and diverse history of Indian dance culture through performances by children and adults.
    Sun., Feb. 25, 2pm. Free.
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    Books

    David & Chelle Neff: Weird Homes Book Release

    Yes, the folks who brought you the Weird Homes tour now bring you the Weird Homes book, chockablock with stunning photos of all that idiosyncratic architecture and extraordinary interior design that's blown touring minds for years. Recommended.
    Sun., Feb. 25, 2pm
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    Enron

    Lucy Prebble's new stage play explores the rise and fall of the Houston-based energy company, presenting the tale as an epic myth with a cast of women and nonbinary actors. Directed by Hannah Wolf for UT's Department of Theatre and Dance.
    Through March 4. Tue.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $15-26.  
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    Gloria

    Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' sharp comedy is about an ambitious group of editorial assistants at a notorious Manhattan magazine, each of whom hopes for a starry life of letters and a book deal before they turn 30. Directed by Marcus McQuirter for the ACC Drama Department.
    Through March 4. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $8.  
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    Visual Arts

    grayDUCK Gallery: Photo/Montage 12 x 12

    Talk about cool concepts being well-executed; scope this new show of photos by Rino Pizzi. Except it's not just big bold Pizzi photos: The acclaimed photographer invited 12 artists from different disciplines to create new works using at least one element from each of 12 images – with no restrictions on size or style or anything. Duuude! See what Teresa Elliott, Michael Anthony Garcia, Maya Lawrence, Catherine Lee, Emily Little, Graham Reynolds, Shawn Smith, DJ Stout, w. tucker, Peggy Weiss, Steve Wiman, and Robert Ziebell have wrought in response.
    Through April 1
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    Visual Arts

    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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    Classical Music

    Inversion Ensemble: Colors Harmonic

    Here's a concert that centers around color as inspiration for the text and music, featuring works by Kathleen Allan, Carson Cooman, Luke Flynn, Adrienne Inglis, Alexander Johnson, Robbie LaBanca, Žibuoklė Martinaitytė, Trevor F. Shaw, Walter Torres, and Dale Trumbore.
    Sun., Feb. 25, 3pm. Donations accepted.
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    Link & Pin: Seascapes

    In which Anissa Bryant explores the intrinsic loneliness of humanity, the vastness of the oceans, and the interconnectivity of life with water.
    Through March 18
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    Classical Music

    LOLA: Exploring Voice Types

    Join Liz Cass and LOLA artists Julia Taylor, Matt Edwardsen, and Graham Yate in an exploration of the operatic voice, the history of voice types, and development of the “fach system.” It's a performance; it's a lecture; it's the best meshing of both, and your ears will thank you.
    Sun., Feb. 25, 1 & 3pm. $10-25.  
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    Theatre

    Noises Off

    Showbiz is as showbiz does. And this is Michael Frayn's hilarious comedy about staging a comedy, directed here by Kevin J. Smith for City Theatre.
    Through March 11. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $10-25.
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    Radio Play: A Double-Dyed Deceiver

    The O. Henry Players present a live old-time radio dramatization of an action-packed Western that begins with a Texas shoot-out, escape across the Gulf of Mexico, and concludes with a classic O. Henry twist.
    Sun., Feb. 25, 2pm. Free, but RSVP.  
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    Reveal All Fear Nothing: A Journey In Sex, Love, Porn, and Feminism

    Here's a new adaptation of Annie Sprinkle’s Post Porn Modernist, written and performed by Madison Young, directed by Sophia LaPaglia, exploring underground worlds of BDSM, pornography, and kink, celebrating and demystifying these often misunderstood and misrepresented communities and movements.
    Feb. 22-25. Fri.-Sun., 8pm. $15-35.  
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    Theatre

    Romeo & Juliet

    You've, ah, you've heard of this story, right? Star-crossed lovers? And that famous Shakespeare guy wrote it, back before there was Instagram or even lolcats in the world? For reals. Here directed by Robert Tolaro for St. Ed's, with guest performers Brian Coughlin, Mary Agen Cox, and David Stahl among a fine student cast.
    Through Feb. 25. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $18-25.  
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    Visual Arts

    Ron Campell's Cartoon Art Show

    That's right, one of the famed animators of the classic animated film Yellow Submarine – you know: based on The Beatles' song – brings his vast collection of work for a rare visit to downtown Austin. Campbell will be painting live on site, signing autographs, and talking cartoons with fans.
    Feb. 23-25. Fri., 4-8pm; Sat., noon-6pm; Sun., noon-4pm
    213 W. Second
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    Theatre

    Script Reading: Snake Bit

    Here's a reading, courtesy of Austin FIlm Festival, of three unfortunate love stories – all darkly comedic, and all to be played by the same two actors.
    Sun., Feb. 25, 2pm. Free.  
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    Visual Arts

    Sixth Street Gallery: Ethereal

    This new show, in the gallery formerly known as Camiba on Sixth, features six Austin-based artists: Clarke Curtis, Mai Gutierrez, Heather Halbert, Dominic Leon, Mayu Nagaoka, and Sylvia Troconis.
    Through April 1
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    Smokey Joe's Cafe: the Songs of Leiber & Stoller

    TexARTS presents this tribute to legendary songwriters Leiber and Stoller, a song-and-dance celebration of more than 40 of rock & roll's greatest hits, including "Hound Dog," "Stand by Me," "Yakety Yak," "Spanish Harlem," "On Broadway," "Love Potion #9," "Fools Fall in Love," and so many more.
    Through March 4. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm  
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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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    Theatre

    The Austin Séance Winter Series

    In which A. Lucio and Jake Cordero demonstrate tools used by working mediums and then employ those tools in a modern recreation of an old-time séance.
    Feb. 22-25. Thu.-Sun., 6:45 & 8:45pm. $15.
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    Visual Arts

    The Blanton: Form into Spirit

    Here's a show exploring the conceptual origins of Ellsworth Kelly's last great work, the 2,715-square-foot freestanding building called Austin – a monumental structure with colored glass windows, a totemic wood sculpture, and 14 black-and-white stone panels in marble and granite – the opening of which coincides with this Carter E. Foster-curated exhibition.
    Through April 29
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    Theatre

    The Father

    Jarrott Productions presents Florian Zeller’s drama, directed by Rick Roemer and starring David R. Jarrott, Amber Quick, Eric Austin, Heidi Penix, Joel Gross, and Lori Kovacevich. And here's what our reviewer Elizabeth Cobbe thought of the show.
    Through March 4. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $15-30.  
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    Theatre

    The Neighborhood Barbershop: When Love Fades

    This live musical comedy features a cast including Academy Award-winning Monique and Allen Payne, with Diggy Simmons, Melanie Carmacho, AJ Johnson, Reginald Ballard, Vanessa Fraction, and more.
    Sun., Feb. 25, 5pm. $39.50-59.50.  
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    The Seagull

    Austin Shakespeare brings Anton Chekhov’s classic play to the Long Center, featuring Michael Miller, Corinna Browning, Tyler Layton, Matt Radford Davies, Helen Merino, Ev Lunning Jr., and more, under the direction of Ann Ciccolella.
    Through Feb. 25. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 3pm. $22 and up.  
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    Theatre

    Toast, an Intergalactic Space Opera

    The Tiny Black Hearts send the sister-and-brother duo to outer space this time. Strawberry becomes Queen of the Universe – can Dandilion save her? Can Strawberry save him? Do I smell toast? Is that normal? Is that a laser? Fletcher Hanks, we reckon, would dig it.
    Feb. 23-25. Fri., 7pm; Sat., 3 & 7pm; Sun., 3pm. $7.  
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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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    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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    Visual Arts

    Your Playable City: Shadowing

    Here's a fun new Downtown installation, created by Jonathan Chomko and Matthew Rosier, in which streetlights play back the shadows of those who pass beneath them. No, for real. As a citizen walks under the lights, "the shadow of a previous visitor will walk, hop, or dance beside them, and then their own movements will be captured and displayed to the next passerby." And here's a map of locations.
    Through March 18
Ongoing
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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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