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  • 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
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    AgavePrint: Furlong

    The photographer Raymond Meeks, often inspired by collaboration with writers of poetry and short fiction and the merging of image and text, presents a collection of works that play with memory and place and the ways in which a landscape can shape an individual.
    Through May 6
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    Austin Art Garage: Whimsy & Wonder

    Whimsy and wonder, indeed: If anyone can evoke those feelings in a show of new paintings, it's gonna be that Lauren Briere with her sci-fi-inflected "Robots & Rowboats" series.
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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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    Christopher Moore: Noir

    The bestselling author returns in fine madcap form with this novel set on the mean streets of post-World War II San Francisco. Look, there's a black mamba in it, and the snake's got a name; that's already enough for us.
    Tue., April 24, 7pm
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    Comanche Motion: The Art of Eric Tippeconnic

    This exhibition is enhanced with artifacts providing historical context for the paintings, rich with the unbroken connection the Comanche people have with their roots. Also, Rodeo: The Exhibition. Boy howdy, it's the history of the Texas rodeo – vibrant, interactive, and fully documented in this fine new show.
    Through Jan. 2. $9-13.
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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. Read our review right here, then see what such devoted work means for your floratropic eyes, in this new show at Flatbed.
    Through May 19
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    Gallery Shoal Creek: The Pink Bow Project

    Presenting a large-scale multimedia work by Karen Hawkins, displaying more than fifty nine-foot-tall fabric panels, each covered in 1000 pink hair bows, the bows representing the number of substantiated female child sexual-abuse cases reported annually to Child Protection Services agencies.
    Through May 12
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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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    Lora Reynolds Gallery: Black and White

    The sixth show by Tom Molloy in this elegant space is an exhibition of new drawings and found photographs that explore race – the social construct central to much of the injustice and inequality in America. Bonus: Mariah Robertson in the Project Room.
    Through June 2
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    Malvern's Multiverse: mónica teresa ortiz

    Here's a colloquium with the poet discussing, among other things, her forthcoming collection muted blood, which probes the intersection of policing and borders across bodies, sexualities, ethnicities, and genders, asking what it might take to thrive.
    Tue., April 24, 7pm
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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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    Comedy

    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 Contemporary Austin: Against a Civic Death

    Rodney McMillian's social critique of American histories, injustices, and structures of power explores the changing symbol of the White House and the concept of civic death.
    Through Aug. 26
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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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    Comedy

    Underground Comedy

    This newly revitalized basement venue is dedicated to "bringing the best in alternative comedy with shows seven nights a week." For instance: Monday starts things off with that sprightly revue of optimism called Fuck This Week, there's Rob Gagnon's unpredictable Sandbox on Tuesdays, the all-female comedy showcase called Garage on Wednesdays, check out Trevor Wade's gender-confounding Clownfish this Thursday, and don't miss the inarguable power of Sure Thing hosted by Duncan Carson and Brendan K. O’Grady that happens every Friday night. the storytelling might of Saturday's Sweet Lightning will scratch your deepest narrative itch, and, on Sunday, daaaaaaaamn, it's the triumphant return of Micheal (sic) Foulk and Vanessa Gonzalez as Handbomb!
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    Wally Workman Gallery: Will Klemm

    This is a solo show with the Austin-based painter who's shown nationally since 1993 and is a veteran of more than 50 one-man exhibitions. This newest phase of work focuses on the horizon and the soft transitions that occur above and below.
    Through April 28
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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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    Yard Dog: Off the Record

    St. Louis artist Kerry Smith's new series features his gouache and oilstick paintings of iconic record album art.
    Through May 27
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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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