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  • Austin Archives Bazaar

    Join the Archivists of Central TX and discover the incredible archival collections in Austin! Speakers include the creators of the Two & Fro podcast and PBS series Strange Town. Photobooth, archival film, oral history booth, beers, and more! See all activities and full speaker lineup online.
    Sun., Oct. 28, 2-6pm  
    Saengerrunde Hall
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    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 TED-Talky Speechless, 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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    Comedy

    Arielle Norman

    She's been referred to as the “Wario version of Ellen” and “South Park brought to life as a lesbian.” We can attest that both of those descriptions are as true as they are clever. And, ICYMI, they translate to this: Arielle Norman is really – no, really – fucking funny, people. Bonus: Pat Sirois and friends open.
    Fri., Oct. 12, 9 & 11pm. $10.  
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    Theatre

    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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    Visual Arts

    Generative Art Project: denial.of.service

    The GAP presents denial.of.service's first solo exhibition in Austin, featuring six generative videos and 21 digital prints by the award-winning creator and performer whose work uses math, myth, code, software, human psychology, and alien aesthetics to "slice through cultural barriers and trigger the amygdala, releasing a cascade of emotions and memories." It's a neural-networked, glitchmapped, pixelfracking novadose of brilliance, is what it is – and highly recommended.
    Through Oct. 28. Fri., 5-9pm; Sat., 2-9pm; Sun., 1-4pm
    1621 E. Sixth #1107
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    Visual Arts

    grayDUCK Gallery: Serene Disturbance

    Listen: "Scattered along the shores of a growing lake, small volcanic rocks disintegrate from endless fractures. Left behind in the wake of a glacier’s now constant recession, these scarred tokens from the mountain show an array of colorful shards between their dark crevices." And this new exhibition by Dameon Lester is the exploration of one such rock, transmediated via modest materials and repetitive minimal shapes, abstractly focusing on our cause and effect with nature.
    Through Oct. 28
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    Dance

    ProprioKinesico

    Chamacos Dance Company and ProyectoTeatro present this movement-based work in which five dancers take the audience through the life of a community that uses only nonverbal signs to communicate.
    Oct. 12-14. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 4pm. $10-20.  
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    Visual Arts

    Visual Arts Center: Fall 2018

    View the new exhibitions brightening this premier UT-based visual arts space here in the fall of 2018: "Lan Tuazon: In the Land of Real Shadows," "Exploring the Arctic Ocean," "Like the Lonely Traveler: Video Works by María Magdalena Campos-Pons," "Another Green World," and "Sit: Designs by Charles and Ray Eames."
    Free.  
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    Theatre

    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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