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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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    Polly Mermaid: Apocalypse Wow!

    This bright spectacle from Glass Half Full Theatre bangs into existence with Indigo Rael as her alter ego Polly Mermaid, princess of the Pacific Garbage Patch, and Katy Taylor as Deborah Déguderè, the particle physicist who builds a tunnel through space and time. The show – a hero's journey with a feminine twist, a parable for the rights of all creatures big and small, a campy romp through particle theory – is replete with not-for-kiddies puppetry and an original score by Mother Falcon. Intrigued? Here's our full review of the show.
    Through June 9. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $15-35.  
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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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    Lucky Stiff

    Here's that musical comedy by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, in which an unassuming English shoe salesman inherits $6 million from an American uncle. But there's a catch: He has to take a vacation to Monte Carlo with his uncle’s embalmed body and convince folks that the man’s still alive. Michael McKelvey directs, and the cast is scary good.
    Through June 24. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $17-40.  
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    All My Sons

    This is Arthur Miller's award-winning family drama about one man's search for the American dream – and the ultimate destruction in his pursuit. Directed by Tracy Arnold for City Theatre.
    Through June 3. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $15-25.  
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    Art on 5th: Alone Together

    Cynda Valle creates luminous portraits using an antiquated technique of oil glazing and tempera paints, building up the surface of the canvas with over 30 translucent layers, working at it as if she were possessed by the ghost of Hannes Bok. And the results are often astonishingly beautiful.
    Through June 24  
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    Classical Music

    British Brass Band Concert

    Here's a free concert of works composed specifically for a 28-piece British-style brass band.
    Sun., May 27, 4pm. Free.
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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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    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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    Comedy

    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 starts you off with a Date Night twofer of The Knuckleball Now and Hometown Improv and follows it with the Big Bash, TheatreDome, and the award-winning improv stylings of Parallelogramophonograph. Then, hold on to your matmos and wubfur jacket, citizen, because, after that Pixarian Things You Love musical on Saturday, it's time to meet the Sexy Future Space Lady. And then? Why, it's the can't-miss competitive improv donnybrook of Maestro! See website for more.
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    Link & Pin Gallery: Pablove Shutterbugs

    Pablove Shutterbugs, the signature arts education program of the Pablove Foundation, teaches children and teens living with cancer to develop their creative voice through photography. Now here's their latest exhibition.
    Reception: Thu., May 24, 6-9pm
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    MASS Gallery: Regional Fictions

    In which Jamal Cyrus and Julia Barbosa Landois recontextualize the literary term "regional fictions" to examine the lies, falsifications, and omissions present in the lore of a specific geographical region – particularly as it's taught to school-age children.
    Through July 7
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    Seminar

    This is Theresa Rebeck's arch comedy in which four aspiring novelists sign up for private writing classes with an international literary figure … and things go kind of Lord of the Flies, emotionally speaking. Directed by Bryan Bradford for Jarrott Productions. And here's what our reviewer thought of the show.
    Through June 3. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $23-30.  
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    Tito's Prize: Open for Applications

    Big Medium is now accepting applications for the second annual Tito's Prize! Austin artists are invited to apply until May 31. Review the full guidelines available here before applying.
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    Comedy

    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. After which, says the clock, it's Slimetime with Christina Parrish. Friday brings Movie Riot and the laugh-inducing ladies of Loverboy and that Live at ColdTowne stand-up showcase hosted by Carina Magyar on the same night. On Saturday, Girls Girls Girls music things up with Broad Ambition, followed by Y'all We Asian showing you what they did during their Summer Vacation – 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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    Underground Comedy

    Right, FKA The New Movement, this vibrant basement venue, now called Fallout Theatre, is back under new management and dedicated to "bringing the best in alternative comedy with shows seven nights a week." That Carlos LaRotta and friends have some prime hilarity going on for you, all right, citizen.
    See website for details
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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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    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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