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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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    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. Thursday brings you (gasp!) an early Parallelogramophonograph show and the Free Fringe of improv. Friday's got the Grandslam Comedy Hour with Best-of-Austin badasses The Knuckleball Now, followed by that Big Bash, a Threefer of troupes, and then the TheatreDome raging all shiny and chrome. Then, on Saturday night, after The Well-Made Play, it's La Vida de los Muertos, rising again to show you the life of the dead. And, oh, don't miss the competitive improv donnybrook of Maestro! See website for more.
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    Dance

    Locked-In

    Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre presents this kinetic fusion of original live music, dance, and Soundpainting that explores the consequences and implications of all the devices in our increasingly digital lives. Bonus: Yuliya Lanina's Internal Emergency Broadcast System.
    June 21-24. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $15-25.  
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    Visual Arts

    This Is a Test of the Internal Emergency Broadcast System

    This is also a multimedia art event and a one-woman show. That one woman is Yuliya Lanina, and so all we can tell you is that you'll be missing out like whoa if you don't see what the relentlessly inventive artist is up to this time. Painting, interactive sculpture, animation, and performance – and all of it exploring "the mechanized nature of human life and a state of perpetual unrest." Recommended.
    Closing reception: Fri., June 29, 7-9pm. Free.  
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    Dance

    Austin Belly Dance Convention

    Here's the annual ATX gathering that celebrates the hip-twitching, ab-defining arts of time-honored Eastern dance styles, featuring three days and nights of intensive workshops and live music and acclaimed performers from all over, all the rocks getting sharky with a seductive beat and a shimmer of zills in a variety of venues.
    Fri.-Sun., June 22-24. $20-300.  
    Various locations
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    Visual Arts

    Davis Gallery: Of Warp and Weft

    The elegant carved wood sculptures of Caprice Pierucci. The photographs of delicate cheesecloth drapings by Charles Heppner. Together they make for a compelling dialog of harmony, form, and composition – complicating the walls of this excellent gallery. (See our full review right here.) Recommendation: See the art, then grab some great food at the Soup Peddler location just a few blocks away.
    Through July 21
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    Theatre

    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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    Classical Music

    Nevertheless Persist, V. 1

    This is the first volume of Density512's four-part series, one part "for every year that our country’s administration threatens marginalized and underrepresented communities." Volume one focuses on the idea of human need and features compositions by Claude Vivier, Anna Clyne, Reena Esmail, and Julia Wolfe.
    Fri., June 22, 8pm. $10-20.  
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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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