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    Classical Music

    ASO: The Mighty Russians, Part Three

    Peter Bay and the Austin Symphony Orchestra opens a glorious new season with pieces by Alexander Glazunov, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – and showcasing the internationally renowned pianist Lise de la Salle.
    Fri.-Sat., Sept. 14-15, 8pm. $19-75.  
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    Theatre

    Atlantis: A Puppet Opera

    Ethos and the Vortex present this revival of their theatrical spectacle that reveals a mythic world of warring religious zealots obsessed with world domination and nonrenewable energy. With an original score by Chad Salvata, puppets designed by Ann Marie Gordon and Melissa Vogt, a talented cast working the puppets and giving full voice to Anderson Dear's vocal arrangments, and the whole thing is directed by that unstoppable Bonnie Cullum. Note: Puppets, yes, but this ain't a kiddie show. Bonus: ASL-interpreted performance on Sept. 8.
    Through Sept. 29. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $15-35.  
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    Comedy

    Danny Palumbo

    Just can't keep these nouveau Los Angelenos out of their former city, can we? That Ryan Cownie's coming up here at the end of the month, and right now this Palumbo feller – 2015 FPIA, constant master-of-the-mic, and one hilarious food-writer, too – returns to take the Velv stage to funnytown with Angelina Martin opening.
    Sept. 14-15. Fri., 9pm; Sat., 9 & 11pm. $10.  
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    Visual Arts

    ICOSA Gallery: We Can See Through Time

    In their second collaboration, Matt Rebholz and Rachel Wolfson Smith transform rocks, plants, and bits of urban detritus into fantastic landscapes, the materials cropped, collaged, and reimagined as layered red and blue drawings. Note: You'll be provided with a pair of 3-D glasses as a point of entry into these disorienting spaces. And Melany Jean reviews the show right here.
    Through Oct. 6
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    Visual Arts

    Loop Mass 2: Advanced Plants

    The Austin Museum of Digital Art and Captive present this array of large-scale digital installations from a range of local and national artists, exploring humanity’s failed role in the stewardship of the planet and considering whether another lifeform might provide a more enlightened approach. (We're guessing… plants?) Yes – plants. Enter this outdoor museum of futuristic vegetation, where a human/plant hybrid of a docent will guide and contextualize the exhibit, taking you on a tour of 14 significant specimens, each exemplifying noteworthy evolutionary benchmarks of the posthuman era. (We, for one, welcome our new botanical overlords: Recommended!)
    Through Sept. 15. Fri.-Sat., 8:30 & 9:30pm. $20-30.  
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    Theatre

    Monroe

    This newest play from Lisa B. Thompson is about a woman who, following the lynching death of her older brother, must decide whether being the keeper of her family’s roots and cultural traditions justifies living under Jim Crow. Starring Deja Morgan, Crystal Bird Caviel, and Kriston Woodreaux, directed by Lara Toner Haddock for Austin Playhouse. Oh, and reviewed by Robert Faires.
    Through Sept. 30. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $16-36.  
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    Visual Arts

    Neill-Cochran House: Art at Flower Hill

    Austin artist Valerie Fowler has created a body of work that includes paintings, drawings, and mixed media inspired by the light, air, and landscape that is Flower Hill, the 1877 Austin home to three generations of the Smoot family. Sounds … good? If you know Fowler's work, you know that this sounds, actually, great – and will look even better.
    Through Sept. 15
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    Theatre

    Reduced Shakespeare

    The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] is the original and timeless classic from the Reduced Shakespeare Company. Experience all 37 plays in 97 minutes and learn anew the proper meaning of the word "madcap."
    Thu.-Fri., Sept. 13-14, 8pm. $10-40.  
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    Theatre

    The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?

    This is Edward Albee's "most provocative love story ever told," in which a 50-year-old architect leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son, but sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters … when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat. No, for reals, in love with a goat. Robert Pierson, Rebecca Robinson, Tim Blackwood, and Preston Ruess star in this Capital T production directed by Mark Pickell. And the Chronicle's own Robert Faires saw this show, and here's his review.
    Through Sept. 15. Thu.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm. $20-30.  
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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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