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  • NextTribe Out Loud presents “Screw Invisibility: Celebrating the Power and Creativity of Women Over 45”

    NextTribe Out Loud is a live event where accomplished writers, artists, musicians and activists explore how women age 45+ are reshaping our culture and expressing their rightful power. Come hear musician Sara Hickman, writer Spike Gillespie, TV personality Olga Campos Benz, musician and activist Courtney Santana, bestselling author and New Yorker humorist Annabelle Gurwitch and artist Judy Jensen talk about how they’re aging boldly and creatively. Each attendee receives a gift of jewelry from sponsor Kendra Scott.
    Thurs. Apr. 25, 5pm-8pm  
    Mercury Hall
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    Comedy

    High Tide Comedy Showcase

    Hosts Norah Franklin and Ciara Peacock have netted one hell of a see-worthy lineup for this night of laughs (following the half-hour open mic): Enzo Priesnitz, Jasmine Ellis, Elizabeth Spears, Symply Courtney, and Ashley Overton. Yes, we said "see-worthy." What?
    Tue., July 31, 8:30pm
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    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      AARC: Duality and Dokdo, Lone Island

      The Asian American Resource Center presents an exhibition featuring works from artists Dan Pham, Lauren Chai, and Matthew Koshmrl.
      Through Sept. 23
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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

      Big Medium: Hyper School

      This is a five-person exhibition, featuring artists Denise Burge (OH), Jessica Cannon (NY), Michael Henderson (TX), Jessica Simorte (TX), and Sean Sullivan (NY). The show, curated by Max Manning, highlights work by artists making strong contributions to the fields of painting and drawing and "sheds light on a shared aesthetic that crosses generational, geographical, and social boundaries."
      Through Aug. 18
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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

      Flatbed Press: New Editions 2017-2018

      Etchings, woodcuts, lithographs, monotypes, and monoprints published over the last year, by Richard Amendariz, Taiko Chandler, Michael Ray Charles, Suzi Davidoff, Annalise Gratovich, Tom Huck, Gareth Maguire, Winston Mascarenhas, Bob Schneider, Howard Sherman, Jill WilkinsonDanny Williams, and Joan Winter.
      Through Aug. 25
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      Books

      Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Party

      Ahem. "By request of the Ministry of Magic, all witches, wizards, and magical allies should report to BookPeople for the celebration of one of the most extraordinary wizards of all time. Festivities will include wizard-style portraiture, a Marauder's Map scavenger hunt, a fantastical costume contest, and more." Caution: Leave your hippogriff at home.
      Tue., July 31, 6-9pm. $10-15.  
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      Visual Arts

      Mexic-Arte Museum: Young Latinx Artists 23

      Now in its 23rd year, the annual exhibition continues to shed a spotlight on talented Latinx artists across the U.S. This latest iteration, "Beyond Walls, Between Gates, Under Bridges," curated by Rocha-Rochelli, is inspired by the significant social changes that have taken place along the U.S.–Mexico border over the last 20 years. And here's our review of the show.
      Through Aug. 24
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      Visual Arts

      Old Bakery Gallery: Hot Town

      Two-dimensional art, three-dimensional art, a veritable hot town of art in one venerable building.
      Through Aug. 1
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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.  
    • Community

      Civic Events

      Taking it to the Streets: A Visual History of Protest and Demonstration in Austin

      The Austin History Center's latest exhibit spotlights local efforts to create social change over the decades, including the Civil Rights and Women's Liberation movements. Residents are invited to upload personal photos of recent marches and rallies for inclusion.
      Through Oct. 28. Free.  
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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 Blanton: The Distance I Can Be From My Son

      In 2013, Lenka Clayton attempted to objectively measure the furthest distance she could be from her toddler son in three environments: a city park, the alley behind their Pittsburgh home, and in the aisles of a local supermarket. The trio of videos humorously underlines the challenging judgment calls that parents make about how much autonomy to give their children. (For more, see Marisa Charpentier's review right here.)
      Through Sept. 2  
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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
    • Arts

      Comedy

      Underground Comedy

      This newly revitalized basement venue is dedicated to "bringing the best in alternative comedy with shows seven nights a week." For instance: Monday starts things off with that sprightly revue of optimism called Fuck This Week, there's Rob Gagnon's unpredictable Sandbox on Tuesdays, the all-female comedy showcase called Garage on Wednesdays, check out Trevor Wade's gender-confounding Clownfish this Thursday, and don't miss the inarguable power of Sure Thing hosted by Duncan Carson and Brendan K. O’Grady that happens every Friday night. the storytelling might of Saturday's Sweet Lightning will scratch your deepest narrative itch, and, on Sunday, daaaaaaaamn, it's the triumphant return of Micheal (sic) Foulk and Vanessa Gonzalez as Handbomb!
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      Visual Arts

      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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