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for Sat., March 17
  • NextTribe Out Loud Live Performance

    Sarah Bird, Marion Winik, Denise Prince, and other talented women celebrate the power and creativity of women over 45. Enjoy brunch, two drinks, and a fun spring afternoon on a Hill Country property out toward Dripping Springs. Sponsored by NextTribe.com.
    Sun. April 29, noon-5pm.  
    KR Studio
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    Jimmy LaFave: Searching for Peace Town

    Celebrate the late, great singer-singwriter at the debut exhibit of his photography: This is the first time LaFave's road, travel, and music shots will be shared with the public.
    Through March 31
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    Wakey, Wakey

    "Though the man telling the jokes is sitting down (he's in a wheelchair), dying is a stand-up routine in this glowingly dark, profoundly moving new play by Will Eno,” states The New York Times. From the playwright of Thom Pain (based on nothing) comes this welcome work of theatre, embodied here by Ken Webster and Rebecca Robinson for Hyde Park Theatre, and so you know that's already like five good reasons to attend. And here's our full review of the show.
    Through March 31. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $22-26 (pay what you can,Thursdays).  
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    White Rabbit Red Rabbit

    Ground Floor Theatre presents this unusual theatrical experience devised by Iranian playwright Nassim Solimanpour. It's different every night, for you and the show's solo performers, with Rebecca Havermeyer, Zell Miller III, kt shorb, Michael Ferstenfeld, Alexandra Bassett, Marc Pouhé, Shannon Sedwick, Rudy Ramirez, Owen Egerton, and Karen Jambon among those vigorously puppeted by the script.
    Through March 31. Thu.-Sun; times vary; see website for details. $25.  
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    AARC: Beyond Bollywood

    "Indian-Americans Shape the Nation," a traveling exhibition created by the Smithsonian Institution, makes an artifact-rich stop at the Asian American Resource Center – with a vibrant collection of photographs, art, and interactive learning stations.
    Through April 8
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    Bale Creek Allen Gallery: The Trophoblast

    Photography, drawings, and sculpture by two young, New York-based artists: Malu Byrne and Will Squib.
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    Blackfeather Vintage Works: Darkest Before Dawn

    Here's the inauguration of Jessica Nieri's new vintage shop and art gallery next-door to Dimension Gallery, now with Flip Solomon's darkling creations in a variety of manifestations, featured among the stores of ephemera and covetable objects.
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    Camiba Art: A Circle in a Circle is a Tree

    In this colorful exhibit, Orna Feinstein continues her fascination and exploration of trees and their interior geometry using a variety of mediums and processes – her signature dynamic layering of monoprints and cut paper, yes, but also paint, concrete, and plaster.
    Through April 14
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    Camiba Art: Glimmers of Time

    The vibrantly colored rods of Lorena Morales are clustered along the walls, painted to become glimmering lines: some solid, some gradients, others speckled with contrasting colors. "As the viewer approaches the works, the color appears and then disappears – much like memories."
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    Carver Museum: Juntos/Together

    This section of the comprehensive FotoATX program features vivid photo-documentation of "Black and Brown Activism in Austin from 1970 to 1983."
    Through April 11
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    Carver Museum: Punk Noir

    Behold this new series of large paintings by Dawn Okoro, exploring the black punk spirit. You already knew black is beautiful; with this exhibition, black may be even more beautiful – and punk AF.
    Through July 21
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    Catherine Lee: The Ney Project

    A retrospective of Texas artist Catherine Lee's work in diverse media will be anchored by her monumental sculpture "Hebrides #6: Clach An Trushal," on loan from the Contemporary Austin.
    Through May 6
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    Cherry Cola Dog: Art Will Save Us

    Dig it: You buy a ticket; you bring your art; you hang your art; you hang out and check out everybody else's art – and maybe you buy a piece, and maybe somebody buys what you've displayed – and the whole thing turns into a party celebrating local creativity. It's like a visual open-mic activation sort of thing.
    Sat., March 17, 7pm-1am. $10.  
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    ComedySportz

    Two teams of improvisers compete for points and laughter in this family-friendly show based on audience suggestions.
    Fridays & Saturdays, 8pm. $8-10.  
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    Davis Gallery: The Relationship of Things

    That excellent gallery on 12th Street features a new show of works by Faustinus Deraet, Ginger Geyer, and Barbara Pence, an arrangement of photographs, paintings, and sculpture that explores the often overlooked language of the ordinary – with extraordinary results.
    Through April 14
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    Dimension Gallery: Benthos

    It's no secret that this place is one of our favorite galleries ever – because we appreciate well-honed craft as much as we enjoy the heady concepts of art – and now the epicenter of sculptural brilliance and creative blacksmithery reveals new work by Austin-based Haley Woodward. This series uses the strange and adaptable creatures found in the planet's seabeds as influence for sculptural forms … and Woodward uses iron like your grandma would use crochet, if your grandma were Alberto Giacometti as coached by Guillermo Del Toro. Highly recommended, with or without scuba tanks.
    Through March 31
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    Fixing Troilus & Cressida

    The Rude Mechs haven't stopped "fixing" Shakespeare's lesser-known plays yet, and here's the latest one from the acclaimed company – the one that's got a love story hidden in the center of history's greatest war. See what these fierce revisionists have come up with via Kirk Lynn's new script under the direction of Alexandra Bassiakou Shaw. And you can read our full review of the show right here.
    Through March 31. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $5-100.  
    Nowlin Rehearsal Studio, 1426 Toomey
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    Flatbed Press: Pine

    The crux of Jill Wilkinson’s work is drawing: Drawing from trees, drawing from the memory of trees, drawing from the muscle memory, drawing the void, drawing from the drawing. Now witness a fine selection of those original drawings – and the monoprints created from them.
    Through April 27
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    Flatbed Press: Vasculum

    Spencer Fidler’s practice is to collect plants from his property in Las Cruces, N.M., and draw them daily at four times their scale. See what such devoted work means for your floratropic eyes, in this new show at Flatbed.
    Through April 27
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    Gallery Shoal Creek: Milt Kobayashi

    The distinctive figurative paintings of Milt Kobayashi people the walls of this exquisite venue at Flatbed World Headquarters.
    Through March 31
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    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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    Ground Floor Gallery: Tom White

    The Ground Floor Theatre space, on the other side of all that Springdale-facing goodness at Dimension Gallery and so on? The venue's lobby is decked out with new paintworks by this technique-twisting Austin artist, a smart accompaniment to the upcoming White Rabbit Red Rabbit action onstage.
    Through March 31
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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.
    Through July 15. Free.
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    ICOSA: Residual

    In which Katy Horan and Teruko Nimura interpret the concept of hauntings, from unresolved personal and societal experiences that resonate in our present day to variations on the traditional ghosts and spirits found in superstition and folklore. Nimura's fine work is relatively new to us, but that Horan has been thrilling us with weird beauty for years now – and we can hardly wait to scope this new show.
    Through March 17
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    It's … Hideoutrageous!

    There's a stage upstairs, there's a stage downstairs, there's coffee all over the place and all sorts of shows and classes here. This Thursday brings you a Threefer of improv. Friday's Don't Interrupt Me!, followed by the Big Bash, and TheatreDome, and the award-winning Parallelogramophonograph dazzling the late-night stage; and, on Saturday, after the bilingual improvised telenovela of ¡ESCANDALO!, comes the return of wildly popular Austin Secrets. And, upstairs, it's the musical magic of Girls Girls Girls and their new Broad Ambition show. And then? Why, it's the can't-miss competitive improv donnybrook of Maestro! See website for more.
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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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    Lora Reynolds Gallery: Ellsworth Kelly: Prints

    The late artist's Austin edifice will soon be unveiled at the Blanton – whose own Kelly exhibition is another gorgeous thing indeed – and here this elegant Downtown gallery presents an exhibition of lithographs he made between 1966 and 2012.
    Through March 31
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    Old Bakery Gallery: Earth, Divinities, and Amusements

    New works by Lisa Garner, Stephanie Lowe, and Salvador Rodriguez.
    Through April 4
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    Pump Project: The Moment Before a Pause

    A new series of paintings by Cheryl Finfrock, these "Narrative Translations" result from the artist's experience of imagery from various media in addition to real-life encounters, both public and private.
    Through March 17
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    Rock + Read at the Domain

    It's a family-friendly music and book festival filled with live performances, storytelling, prizes and more. Bring the kiddos and run rampant through the fun-sparkled, commercially vibrant boulevards of young people's literature – with trampolines, putt-putt golf, and mini-hockey, too!
    Sat., March 17, 3-7:30pm
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    Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection

    The Russell Collection presents this renowned collection of the mad genius's work, offering a rare opportunity to meet Madame Christine Argillet, daughter of Dali's publisher and confidante Pierre Argillet.
    Through March 24. Free, but RSVP.
    1009 W. Sixth
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    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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    SouthPop: The History of Austin Aquafest

    Here's a graphic tribute to the annual and much-beloved event that highlighted Austin’s cultural uniqueness from 1962-1998.
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    That Time Of The Month: Anniversary Show

    We're jumping this female-forward listing out of the crowd and featuring it here, by way of saying "Happy Third Anniversary!" to Meghan Ross and her showcase of talented acts from "humans who happen to be women." Also because – in addition to guests Andie Flores, Tiffany Lopez, Avery Moore, and the Say Uncle gang – there's gonna be free champagne and treats from Zucchini Kill.
    Sat., March 17. $5.  
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    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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    The Real April Fools!

    Musical comedy skits, magic, and a political satirical revue with the bustling backdrop of Sixth Street on view through the stagefront window – as seen in the current SouthPop celebration of their four decades of laughs. And now, what does the current POTUS learn when Ivana, Melania, and Marla get together for the Trump Wives Club? (Does he learn anything, ever?) Plus, Dating Do’s and Oh, No He Didn’t! takes a look at how to meet and match your mate in today's online world, from speed dating, Tinder, OkCupid, and alla that; and dig the action between BFF celebs Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg. Bonus: That sexy magician Ray Anderson is going to walk right through a mirror. No? You don't think so? Then you tell me how it's done, bubba.
    Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $25-35.  
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    Tony Deyo

    He's got that comedic timing honed from years as a professional symphony musician, he's slain 'em via Conan's show and at the HBO Festival and more. Now Deyo's in town to take Cap City to the comedy cleaners, the nail salon, the sad little donut joint, and maybe that place that'll cash your checks and let you wire money back home to Pawtucket.
    March 14-17. Wed.-Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 7:30 & 10pm. $12-23.  
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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, and followed by the rollicking gayness of QueerTowne. Then Friday night brings Movie Riot, the laugh-inducing ladies of Loverboy, and that Live at ColdTowne stand-up showcase hosted by Carina Magyar. And, for your Mexilicious sci-fi enjoyment, the interstellar Latinauts boldly go with The Wrath of Juan right after Side Quest on Saturday – 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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    Wally Workman Gallery: Helmut Barnett

    You know how good it is to see this exhibition gearing up for display? When they say Barnett's work features "geometric and organic forms on large canvases as well as large-scale collages incorporating found material," that only whets our visual appetite. But then, we've reported on the man before. Come see what wonders the longtime Austinite's been creating in the years between his last solo show and this new one at WWG.
    Through March 31
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    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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    Women & Their Work: Paved Paradise

    Using the shopping mall and the parking lot as formal and conceptual frameworks, Julie Libersat's interactive video installation explores a suburban vernacular that presents consumption as a modern form of worship.
    Through April 19
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    Yard Dog: Imagined Cities

    Chicago's Nate Otto is an artist whose work explores urban landscapes and architecture – mapping, gentrification, development, decay – all filtered through his own vision, expressed in stylized and simplified drawings, paintings, and murals.
    Through April 1
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    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
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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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