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    American Short Fiction Soirée: The Stars at Night

    Are you ready for a bright Texas evening of songwriting, honky-tonk, and literary splendor, honoring S. Kirk Walsh, Elizabeth McCracken, Fernando A. Flores, and Laura van den Berg? Come for the live country music – Butch Hancock, y'all! – and author readings, and stay for the open bar, delicious food, and historic, garden-enhanced, star-dappled charm of Mercury Hall.
    Thu., Oct. 11, 7:30pm. $75 and up.  
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    Confessions of a Mexpatriate

    In Raul Garza's very funny and thought-provoking play, a Mexican-American urban sophisticate who wants to connect with his roots ventures deep into the Mexican interior and, ah, learns a thing or two about himself and the world. Featuring Mical Trejo, as directed by Ken Webster for Hyde Park Theatre. Note: When this excellent show debuted a few years ago, Robert Faires interviewed the playwright right here and – this just in!reviews the current show.
    Through Oct. 20. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $23-27 (pay what you can, Thursdays).  
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    Pecha Kucha Night: 32

    Pecha Kucha! These are some of the best and the brightest, the most interesting people you can imagine – ten of them onstage, one at a time, for 20 minutes each, with 20 images to illustrate what it is they do that's so vital, so fascinating. Who? Herman Dyal, Gretchen Harries Graham, Dave McClinton, The Refugee Project, Brian Beattie, Dale Whistler, Sarah N. Evans, Randal Ford, Merlin Tuttle, and Mélat Kassa, that's who. TED Talks, step the hell aside – this is what's worth listening to, right here, right now, right in the ATX.
    Thu., Oct. 11, 7:30pm. $10.  
    2003 Wheless
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    Yard Dog: The Party's Just Getting Started

    Party's just getting started, yeah, and is that Bob Schneider music they're playing? Maybe. But maybe it's also some of this, excuse me, fucking righteousvisual work that the man's been up to recently. We fairly raved about his monochrome etchings, back in the day; this new full-color painting/collage thing Schneider's doing is at least as impressive – and more vibrant across the spectrum of light. Been to Yard Dog lately? Here's you a good excuse.
    Through Oct. 21
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    Your Mother's Copy of the Kama Sutra

    Now this is the regional premiere from that excellent playwright and theatrical badass Kirk Lynn, about "what it means to see and be seen, to love and be loved, to know and be known. And sex, too." Directed by Alexandra Bassiakou Shaw for your slightly foxed friends at Present Company.
    Through Oct. 15. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. Extra shows: Mon., Oct. 8 & 15, 8pm. Donations accepted.  
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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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