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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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    Visual Arts

    Dimension Gallery: Infinity X Loop

    Damn it, Dimension Gallery, can't you just let yourself be pigeonholed? But, no – and we blame Colin McIntyre's Resonant Lung for encouraging this sort of thing – you've got to offer up an intriguing wonderment that's partly a visual arts event and partly an experimental musical gig, as Portland's Randall "Amulets" Taylor surgically modifies cassettes to craft self-contained repeating units with configurations for longer loops, literally running the tape out of the housing and through the gallery space. "The loops surround the viewer with the magnetic tape itself in a ceaseless circuit, creating a sonic tapestry that stretches and degrades toward infinity." Recommended.
    Through Aug. 14
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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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    Visual Arts

    Austin Creative Alliance: Femme Frontiers

    This exhibition by Camille Simone Lema and Ashley Robin Franklin features whimsical and bold works in watercolor, gauche, and ink. Huh. Sounds a bit dull when it's written like that, doesn't it? Let's clarify it: THIS IS A TERRIFIC SHOW! Playful! Emotional! Colorful! Sexy! There's a wild panoply of character portraits here. For real, just click those name-links above and feast your peepers on the kind of graphic wonders awaiting your pleasure on the ACA walls.
    Reception: Thu., July 12, 7-9pm
    81 San Marcos St
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    Visual Arts

    Butridge Gallery: Stained SLABs

    What streetstyle wonders has J Muzacz wrought on the walls of the DAC's Butridge Gallery? See our review right here for a look before you go.
    Through July 14
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    Books

    Carrie Fountain: I'm Not Missing

    Set in the desert city of Las Cruces, New Mexico, this novel's about a half-Latina girl stepping outside of the larger-than-life shadow of her newly vanished best friend. And it's the debut novel of that award-winning poet Fountain, one of the city's best writers.
    Thu., July 12, 7pm
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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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    Dance

    Forklift Danceworks: Dove Springs Swims

    Allison Orr and her talented team explore the creative possibilities of a second city pool in the "My Park, My Pool, My City" trilogy. This time Dove Springs gets the choreographed aquakinetic treatment, with live original music and underwater lighting design. But – will the Dove (and other municipal pools) ultimately survive? Nina Hernandez looks into that right here.
    July 12-15, Thu.-Sun., 8:30pm  
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    Theatre

    The Antipodes

    It's the newest work from Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Baker – the playwright of The Flick, The Aliens, Circle Mirror Transformation, and more – and, because Hyde Park Theatre's Ken Webster has, like, connections in the industry, this is only the second production of it in the country. This one's about professional fabulators in pursuit of the ultimate yarn, and the cast – oh my, the cast! – features Lowell Bartholomee, Tom Green, Anne Hulsman, Maria Latiolais, Saurabh Pradhan, Blake Robbins, Mical Trejo, Shanon Weaver, and Dave Yakubik, all directed by that same Webster. Note: Do yourself a big favor and see this one.
    Through Aug. 4. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $22-26 (Pay what you can, Thursdays).  
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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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