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for Mon., June 18
  • 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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    Books

    Edgar Cantero: Meddling Kids

    Scooby wept. And the rest of us, we're weeping, too; but we're weeping tears of joy at the pleasure of reading any of the riotous, pop-culture-celebrating works of Edgar Cantero. And now the man's in town with the new paperback version of his phantasmagoric Meddling Kids at BookPeople tonight. And you should be there, too, to get you a copy of the book, and maybe also get all up in the author's face with "Dude, English isn't even your first language, how do you wield it so fucking well? What are you, the second coming of Vladimir Nabokov, but from Barcelona, bitten by a radioactive Marx Brother, and with a more distinctly, uh, anime sensibility?" Point being, we recommend the hell out of this event.
    Mon., June 18, 7pm
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    Dance

    ACC Dance Classes

    The Dance Department of Austin Community College offers classes in modern, jazz, ballet, and improvisation techniques, with student work produced twice a year in the Choreographers' Showcase. Teachers include Ellen Bartel, Jessica Cox, Kathy Dunn Hamrick, Roxanne Gage, Darla Johnson, Sunny Shen, Catherine Solaas and Melissa Watt. Note: Classes can be taken for credit and applied toward your degree.
    Prices vary, scholarships available.  
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    Visual Arts

    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 more than 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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    Visual Arts

    Atelier 1205: Thick and Thin

    This show features Austin artists Carl Smith and Donna Starnes, and Starnes will be demonstrating her alcohol ink painting technique at the closing reception.
    Closing reception: Sat., July 7, 1-5pm
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    Visual Arts

    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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    Visual Arts

    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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    Visual Arts

    Refugee is Not My Name

    This traveling art exhibition highlights photographic portraits, film, and stories of refugees from around the world who have resettled in Austin. Part of the Mayor's Book Club initiative? Indeed.
    Through Aug. 15. Free.
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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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    Visual Arts

    Terry Chastain: The Sketchbooks

    The artist has spent years documenting his visions in 45 handbound sketchbooks during travels to cafes in Mexico, Havana, Paris, Berlin, Naples, and San Francisco; these drawings, collages, and little paintings are now on view within Wiggy's windows.
    Through Aug. 24
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    Visual Arts

    The Blanton: Australian Ancestral Modern

    This new exhibition from the Kaplan & Levi Collection features contemporary painting and sculpture by Australian Aboriginal artists, curated by Pamela McClusky, curator of African and Oceanic Art at the Seattle Art Museum.
    Through Sept. 9
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    Visual Arts

    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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    Visual Arts

    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

    Visionary Art Workshop

    Greg Pettit teaches this three-part painting class, helping each artist create a still life painting that incorporates their choice of visionary, fantasy, psychedelic, or abstract painting.
    June 21-July 5. Thursdays, 6-10pm. $250.  
    Gallery Lucid, 7101 Easy Wind #3101
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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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    Visual Arts

    Yard Dog: Western Futurism

    Assemblage artist Jimmy Descant, who calls himself a Severe Reconstructivist, uses parts from the golden age of American manufacturing to embody his vision of the West – its people, environment, and social/political conditions.
    Through July 31
Ongoing
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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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