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for Thu., July 19
  • Piknic Électronik Austin

    Join The Austin Chronicle for the stateside debut of globally celebrated Piknic Électronik. A unique two-day picnic in the park, the event features electronic live music, local food and drink, family-friendly activities and immersive, social experiences. Complete details are available online.
    Sat.-Sun., Oct. 27-28, 2-9:30pm  
    Auditorium Shores
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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
  • Arts

    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 that Grandslam Comedy Hour featuring superstar improvisers The Knuckleball Now, followed by the Big Bash, a Threefer of troupes, and then the TheatreDome raging all shiny and chrome. Then, on Saturday night, after a Meat Cute, 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 that well-cooked Maestro! See website for more.
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    Visual Arts

    Atelier 1205: Figure, Flora, Fauna

    Here's an exhibition of new works by Austin ceramic artists Claire Bresette and Jennifer Hill. Here's an exhibition of enigmatic narrative tiles and equally intriguing standalone objects. Here's an exhibition at Atelier 1205 that's well worth your hungry eyes' time.
    Closing reception: Sun., Aug. 5, 3-5pm
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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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    Visual Arts

    Meet Her Hands: Deborah Valcin

    The exhibition-and-discussion series featuring Texas women artists, a collab between the Ney Museum and #bossbabes, continues, with the spotlight now on Valcin, a Haitian filmmaker whose work explores the fluidity of human condition, the complexity of the Haitian narrative, and how emotion manifests itself in art.
    Thu., July 19, 6:30pm. Free.  
  • Arts

    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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    Visual Arts

    Third Thursday at the Blanton: Invoke

    Admission to the Blanton is always free on Thursdays, and this Thursday the bastion of cultural brilliance features a performance by "those rampagers of the alt-classical chamber music scene," Invoke, a screening of Nicola Roeg’s 1971 film Walkabout, and a series of intimate tours of the art currently on display.
    Thu., July 19, 5:30-8pm. Free.  
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    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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