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for Sun., April 1
  • NextTribe Out Loud presents “Screw Invisibility: Celebrating the Power and Creativity of Women Over 45”

    NextTribe Out Loud is a live event where accomplished writers, artists, musicians and activists explore how women age 45+ are reshaping our culture and expressing their rightful power. Come hear musician Sara Hickman, writer Spike Gillespie, TV personality Olga Campos Benz, musician and activist Courtney Santana, bestselling author and New Yorker humorist Annabelle Gurwitch and artist Judy Jensen talk about how they’re aging boldly and creatively. Each attendee receives a gift of jewelry from sponsor Kendra Scott.
    Thurs. Apr. 25, 5pm-8pm  
    Mercury Hall
  • Jarrott Productions Presents: The Children

    The Children is a Tony Award nominated, apocalyptic blast that will have you on the edge of your seat. It's a gripping, darkly funny and unsettling play about legacy, survival and responsibility. This final production of Jarrott Productions' season will run as a limited three-week engagement on Thursdays through Sundays beginning April 25th through May 12th. Advance reservations for this production are strongly encouraged, as seats are already filling fast!
    Apr. 25-May 12  
    Trinity Street Theatre
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    A Cabaret

    Well, yes, a cabaret – but, what a cabaret it is! With Jason Phelps as the MC, featuring the goldenthroated vocals of John R. Christopher, Kelly Khun, and Kimmy Cole, accompaniment by Bowman Maze, and the whole thing produced by that unstoppable Natalie George. Delightful Sunday night entertainment, you've been defined.
    Sun., April 1, 8pm. $10-20.  
    KC Grey Home, 211 E. Alpine #700
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    Atelier 1205: Japonisme À Trois

    David Lamplugh, Jeffrey Primeaux, and Valérie Chaussonnet show their drawings, paintings, and sculpture inspired by Japonism, the historical French art movement itself inspired by the aesthetics of Ukiyo-e. Hell, we'd recommend solo shows from each of these artists; this three-in-one deal is unmissable!
    Through April 29
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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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    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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    Performance Park

    Bonnie Cullum and her diverse army of creatives present this immersive theatrical scavenger hunt that encompasses the entire Vortex compound with thematic games, riddles, music, dance, and mystery, featuring Tarot Major Arcana characters among your guides and gurus and puckish performers. Read more about it in this preview.
    Through May 12. Thu.-Sun., 7:15 (with different entry times until 8:15pm). $15-35.  
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    Shakespeare In Love

    This is a new adaptation of the beloved, Oscar-winning film – and it's one of Austin Playhouse's biggest productions to date, in which a fine cast is directed by Don Toner and Lara Toner Haddock. And – did our reviewer love this show?
    Through April 22. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $20-44.  
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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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    Stand-Up Comedy Workshop

    This is the workshop Hannah Kenah led for Rude Mechs while they were creating their Field Guide. Together, you'll write, you’ll share – and there'll be a mic and a stool. Sign up now for this one-day class that's low-pressure, high-fun, and makes the last Sunday in September worth waking up for.
    Workshop date: Sun., Sept. 30, 3pm. $20.  
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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 Secretary

    Theatre En Bloc presents the world premiere of Kyle John Schmidt's offbeat comedy about safety, love, and guns in a world that's up in arms. "Six women. One office. Lots of feelings." With Amber Quick, Babs George, Liz Beckham, Susan Myburgh, Elise Ogden, and Regan Goins. And, as our reviewer will tell you, this dark shit is hilarious.
    Through April 8. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $15 and up.  
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    Top Comedy Spot on Airport

    Yes, there's Sugar Water Purple on Wednesday nights. And this Thursday features Friends For Now, a daring supergroup of improv, and then the sketch shenanigans 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. Then there's Saturday, with the Dave Buckman-directed Roast of St. Nick and the love-stinks larking of Missed Connections ATX, followed by a gathering of that mysterio-hilarious Midnight Society. And Sunday's got a Stool Pigeon spieling up the laughs for you, and – see website for more.
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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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    Yankee Tavern

    Just when you thought you'd heard every crazy 9/11 conspiracy theory, a guy walks into a bar and orders two beers – one for himself and one for his absent buddy – and a young couple find themselves caught up in what might be the biggest conspiracy of all. Norman Blumensaadt directs Steven Dietz's chilling new play for Different Stages. And here's our reviewer's take on the whole thing.
    Through April 14. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 3pm. $15-30.
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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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