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  • The New Story Festival

    The New Story Festival is a new annual gathering for community, creativity, and the common good, in Austin! Join artists, activists, teachers, and spiritual leaders to experience a new story of connection instead of separation, of commitment to the common good, of vibrant and collaborative imagination. Join bestselling authors Nadia Bolz-Weber, Charles Eisenstein, Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Brian McLaren, and Kaitlin Curtice, as well as musicians Riders Against The Storm, Carrie Rodriguez, and Over The Rhine, and other speakers, mystics, artists, and people committed to creating a healthier and happier world.
    March 29-31, 2019  
    Huston-Tillotson University
  • The Love of China Recital

    Experience the different flavors of the many regions of China through the dress, colors, music, and movements with a recital performed by the students of The Love of China School of Dance. Tickets are $12 for general seating, and $30 for vip seating.
    Sun. March 31, 6:30pm
    Westlake Community Performing Arts Center
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    Visual Arts

    Art Institute of Austin: Five Perspectives of Portraiture

    Showcasing five students’ outstanding work in photography, focusing on each student’s representation of: commercial or fine art portraits and their cultural significance.
    Sat.-Sun., Aug. 25-26, 5-9pm
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    Visual Arts

    Art on 5th: Paul Stankiewicz

    After 20 years in advertising design, animation, and video game development, this local artist is best known for his iconic Austin scenes and neon sign paintings; his latest series combines characters and text pulled from brightly colored food packaging.
    Through Sept. 9. Free, but RSVP.  
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    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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    Books

    Dave Oliphant: Native Texas Poet

    This literary evening begins with Kanya Lyons' 10-minute video doc about Oliphant and his work, followed by a Q&A and a reading by the poet.
    Sun., Aug. 26, 4pm
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    Theatre

    Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

    You just know Zach Theatre's gonna do this fabulous sockdollager of a crowd-pleasing Broadway show up right, with Abe Reybold at the helm and Allen Robertson handling music direction. Hell, you could attend just to hear that hilarious "Gaston" song performed live, couldn't you?
    Through Sept. 2. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2:30 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25 and up.  
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    Dance

    Enchilada Western: Texas Deep Fried

    The Aztlan Dance Company presents the third installment of the Enchilada Western series that showcases Borderlands culture in all of its rich complexities, from the fast foot desperados and taunting pistoleras, to the epic shaman-seer and tawdry tonic vendor.
    Aug. 23-26. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 4pm. $15-18.  
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    Visual Arts

    Georgetown Art Center: Strata

    Here we go again, right? Recommending something beyond the city limits? We know, we know: There's already too much to cover properly and we should stick to Austin. But, damnit, this work by Anita Cooke, tell you what, it's so worth the drive to see it. Layers upon layers, textures upon textures, patterns and colors like these big and striking fabric-based pieces just grew, like some especially baroque form of coral. But you know the woman's spent hours and hours and hours, days on end, on each one. So, maybe make a day of it? See this show, check out the surrounding antique shops and all, get you a fine lunch or dinner in one of G-Town's decent eateries? Yes.
    Through Sept. 23
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    Visual Arts

    Harry Ransom Center: Archaeology and Romance

    Ed Ruscha, anyone? We'll bet yeswe're big fans ourselves – and now here's a diverse selection of the celebrated American artist’s books, photographs, drawings, and pprints. With archival production materials, preliminary sketches, and studio notebooks; with more than 150 objects providing visitors an unprecedented look into Ruscha's creative process. And the Chronicle's Melany Jean tells more about this show right here.
    Through Jan. 6
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    Visual Arts

    Link & Pin Gallery: Summer Nights

    Chris Van Loan, Sr., has curated up a fine exhibition of abstract works by himself and Murdock, Ryan Runcie, Glenn Towery, Juanita Cole Towery, and Zen Van Loan.
    Through Aug. 26
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    Theatre

    Marvel Universe Live: Age of Heroes!

    Hold on to your infinity stones, True Believer! This is a live, action-packed spectacle direct from the House of Marvel. Much acrobatic derring-do, pyrotechnics, and motorcycle stunts are involved in this show in which "Spider-Man, the Avengers, and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki's hands." You might could appreciate this thing as a functioning adult, citizen; kids, OTOH, will definitely have their little minds blown.
    Aug. 23-26. Thu.-Fri., 7pm; Sat., 11am, 3 & 7pm; Sun., 1 & 5pm. $25-90.  
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    Visual Arts

    SouthPop: 14th Anniversary Exhibition

    Almost a decade and a half of SouthPop already? Yes, and now the venue that celebrates all the long strange years of live-music Austin that have gone before, now that bastion of funky cultural puissance on South Lamar brings an eclectic show of works from the permanent collection to their storied walls.
    Through Sept. 29. $5.
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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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    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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    Theatre

    The Grapes of Wrath

    City Theatre is trampling out the vintage with Frank Galati’s stage adaptation of John Steinbeck’s literary masterpiece, following the Joad family's troubled 1930s journey from the Oklahoma dust bowl to that promised land of Califor-nigh-ay. Directed by Andy Berkovsky.
    Through Sept. 2. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $10-25.  
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    Theatre

    The Great American Trailer Park Musical

    When a “stripper on the run” comes between an agoraphobic housewife and her tollbooth collector husband, mayhem ensues among the tightknit array of manufactured homes. This country-rock and blues musical about Eighties nostalgia, spray cheese, roadkill, hysterical pregnancy, a broken electric chair, kleptomania, flan, and disco is directed by Sarah Gay for TexARTS, with Susan Finnigan as music director.
    Through Sept. 1. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun. 2pm. $43 and up.  
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    Theatre

    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

    The new Austin Actors' Studio presents this classic Tony-winning play by Texas native Jay Presson Allen, here directed by Milton R. Zoth. Set in Edinburgh, Scotland, in the 1930s, it's a cautionary tale about a passionate, charismatic teacher and her students.
    Through Sept. 2. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $20.  
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    Comedy

    Top Comedy Spot on Airport

    Yes, there's Sugar Water Purple on Wednesday nights. And this Thursday features Friends For Now, a daring supergroup of improv, and then the sketch shenanigans of Pendulum. Friday brings Movie Riot and the laugh-inducing ladies of Loverboy and that Live at ColdTowne stand-up showcase hosted by Carina Magyar. Then there's Saturday, with the Dave Buckman-directed Roast of St. Nick and the love-stinks larking of Missed Connections ATX, followed by a gathering of that mysterio-hilarious Midnight Society. And Sunday's got a Stool Pigeon spieling up the laughs for you, and – see website for more.
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    Comedy

    Underground Comedy

    This 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 Stephanie Thoreson's Fishbowl 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. Also, Saturday's Sweet Lightning will strike your tender comedy center just right, and – check that website for more, yo!
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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
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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