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for Mon., April 16
  • 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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    Jeff VanderMeer

    The award-winning writer of science fiction and fantasy novels, including what the movie Annihilation was based on, reads from his work. His stories are compelling, his anthologies exceptional, and his newest is the novel called Borne – available wherever fine books are sold. Pro tip: Buy that one, track down a copy of Spinrad's The Void Captain's Tale, and maybe borrow whatever Tiptree collections are available at your local library.
    Mon., April 16, 7pm. Free.  
    Joynes Reading Room, 2501 Whitis
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      Long Live the Wedded!

      In which the French choreographer Sandie Donzica invites an Austinite Cassie Reveles to perform a physical theatre duet within the timeframe of a wedding, the two artists talking, acting, dancing, and singing together, exploring wedding traditions, portraying the subtle forces that bring two people together or apart.
      April 16 & 18. Mon. & Wed., 8:30pm. Free.  
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      Charles Frazier: Varina

      The author of the National Book Award-winning Cold Mountain presents his newest novel exploring the chaos and devastation of the U.S. Civil War.
      Mon., April 16, 7pm
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      Funniest Person In Austin

      Here it is again, the annual citywide competition (the 33rd year, this time) that brings so many ATX stand-ups to one stage, at least sequentially, in order to determine who's gonna wear that legendary cape and crown – and to make audiences laugh their aspidistras a new root system. Who's gonna be the winnah? Who's gonna be the champeen? Who's gonna snag that three-grand prize? Maybe catch you a few of these wild-card prelim trials, bubba, and make your reservations for the finals while you still can.
      Through May 1. Sun.-Tue., 8pm  
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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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      Old Bakery Gallery: Self-Exploration

      Artwork by Donna Starnes, Beverly Deutsch, and Kathi Herrin.
      Through May 2
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      Texas Young Masters Awards

      Texas Young Masters is an initiative between the Texas Cultural Trust and Texas Commission on the Arts, recognizing 8th through 11th grade students who demonstrate excellence in dance, theater, film, music, media, and literary and visual arts. This celebration features performances by Conspirare, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Allen Robertson, Joe Ely, and artwork by Cruz Ortiz.
      Mon., April 16, 7pm. $25.  
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      Twyla Contemporary Art

      “It changes the room and really makes the house.” The new in-house gallery of these fine-art promoters boasts a diverse roster of artists and includes work by Austin-based Terra Goolsby and Rebecca Rothfus Harrell. See website for stylish details.
      209 W. Ninth
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      Visual Arts


      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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      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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