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  • Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference

    For 25 years now AFF has fired up its spotlight and pointed it directly where the Hollywood sun doesn’t always shine – the writer. Check out over 150 films across 7 venues. Use promo code CHRONFP for $10 off Film Passes!
    Oct. 25-Nov. 1  
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    Cry It Out

    Molly Smith Metzler's new play provides an honest look at the absurdities of being home with a baby, the power of female friendship, the dilemma of going back to work, and the effect class has on parenthood in America. Directed by Lily Wolff for Theatre en Bloc, and featuring – wow, what a castLee Eddy, Christin Davis, Jenny Lavery, and Ben Wolfe. And here's what our reviewer thought of the show.
    Through May 20. All shows 8pm, different nights each week, see website for details. $15-70.  
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    Dance

    hone \ rile

    This performance by BLiPSWiTCH, held inside a vacant design showroom, features a cast of six dancers animating the themes of frustration and obstruction the company first explored in Roheline, as part of the modern dance series 11:11 by Jennifer Sherburn and Natalie George Productions. This new kinetic event – inspired by exhaustion, struggle, and repeated failure, as well as themes from “Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius” by Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges(!) – will "embody persistence through repetition, born not only out of necessity, but of desire for a more perfect result."

    Bonus: music by Solid State Dream Suit’s Michael Brown and Alan Kahler.

    May 16-19. Wed.-Sat., 8pm. $20.  
    2919 Manchaca Rd. #200
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    Killer Girls

    Whoa, that American Berserk Theatre company, first bringing the world their dystopian blockbuster Subject to Control, then following it with For Time and Eternity (about that whole Joseph-Smith-and-the-Mormons thing), now presenting this pop horror revenge comedy – written and directed by Kaci Beeler – in which five female students on the Fruit Ninja Team of John Wilkes Booth University are invited to a tournament in #grabherbythepussy, Florida, and, ah, well, listen: Payback's a bitch. (A rabid, extremely bloodthirsty bitch, we might add.) Warning note: Gore effects, strobe lights, loud music, themes of high violence and sexual assault, possibly the lamentation of any MRA in the audience. Recommended? See what that Robert Faires has to say about it.
    Through May 27. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $20-25.  
    Hideout Studios, 2505 E. Sixth Ste. 3-C
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    Shakespeare in the Park: The Merry Wives of Windsor

    Austin Shakespeare transforms the Zilker Hillside Theater into the world of a classic Fifties sitcom to embody this production of the Bard's Falstaff-festooned comedy, featuring a fine cast directed by Ann Ciccolella and Gwendolyn Kelso. Pro tip: Bring you a blanket and pick-a-nick, citizen!
    Through May 27. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. Free.
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    Visual Arts

    Dimension Gallery: Residual Utterances

    Here's a presentation of new sculptural work from Austin sculptor Colin McIntyre, in conjunction with a soundscape inside his celebrated pipe organ sound chamber, The Resonant Lung. These newest pieces marry his mastery of metalworking with his more recent interest in hot tar as a medium. And this exhibition? Is highly recommended.
    Through June 16
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    Shakespeare on the Farm: A Midsummer Night's Dream

    En Route Productions presents Shakespeare's beloved comedy-among-the-fae under the stars above Rain Lily Farm for your delight. It may seem a fantastic mystery, but they'll help you get to the Bottom of it all! Note: Picnics, blankets, chairs, and kiddos are welcome – but please leave Fido at home. Bonus: Dripping Springs Vodka.
    Through May 20. Thu.-Mon., 7:30pm. Donations accepted.  
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    Sixth Street Gallery: Soul of America

    "Some say the America of today is unexpected, surprising, and unforeseen; while others say they saw it coming long ago." In an effort to facilitate conversation on where America is today and where we're headed, Sixth Street Gallery has partnered with Artists 916 to present a show featuring art in a diverse range of styles and mediums, all exploring the theme.
    Through May 20
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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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