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  • For Peter Pan On Her 70th Birthday

    Jarrott Productions presents Sarah Ruhl’s bittersweet comedy directed by Karen Jambon. A loving look at a family’s view of death, life, and the allure of never growing up. Prices range from $15-$30 with discounts for seniors/students/teachers/retired teachers.
    Feb. 14-Mar. 10, 2019  
    Trinity Street Theatre
  • Julia C. Butridge Gallery Call for Exhibits for 2020

    The Julia C. Butridge Gallery is now accepting Exhibit Proposals for the 2020 Gallery Season. Located at the Dougherty Arts Center in the heart of the arts district, the JCB Gallery is well known for its diverse exhibitions of artists and their work. We encourage both emerging and established artists to apply! Deadline to submit is February 17, 2019.
    Sun. Feb 17
    Dougherty Arts Center
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    Books

    Leni Zumas: Red Clocks

    The Portland-based novelist presents her newest book, set in an America in which abortion is once again illegal, in-vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo. Note: This is another reason why you need to vote, OK?
    Mon., Oct. 15, 7pm. Free.  
    Joynes Reading Room, 2501 Whitis
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    Books

    Marion Winik: The Baltimore Book of the Dead

    The acclaimed author presents the sequel to her Glen Rock Book of the Dead, a new collection of portraits of the dead, their compressed narratives "weaving an unusual, richly populated memoir."
    Mon., Oct. 15, 7pm
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    Theatre

    Pareidolia

    Say what? Say, it's "An Evening of Site Specific Metamorphic Puppetry," a series of object-puppetry vignettes, from that talented Shaun Branigan of Esther's Follies fame. Also performing are Taylor Love, Jennifer Monsees, and Ted Meredith. OK, but … what's he building in there? We don't even know where this intriguing entertainment is gonna be, folks – you have to email the man himself for reservations and directions.
    Sun.-Mon., Oct. 14-15, 8pm. Donations accepted.  
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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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    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

    Atelier 1205: Uncanny Nocturnes

    In which 11-year-old artist Beck Seitsinger debuts his art in a gallery setting, joined by grown-up Austin artists B. Shawn Cox, Richard Ashby, and Scott Rolfe, all rendering a colorful exploration of the night.
    Through Nov. 11
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    Dance

    Austin Dance Festival: Call for Artists

    The Austin Dance Festival is a modern dance festival (coming in April 2019) that produces professional showcases, a youth concert, master classes, artist interviews, pop-up community dances, and a dance-on-film screening. Artists working in the fields of modern dance, postmodern dance, and contemporary dance are invited to apply for the professional showcases. Youth companies may apply for the Youth Edition Concert. The festival is also accepting submissions to “Dance on Film.” See the website for guidelines and applications.
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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

    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

    Russell Collection Fine Art: Yang & Yun

    Three artists with Eastern roots blend ancient techniques with Western influences "to reveal a highly curated collection of art that goes deeper than the canvas." In Joeng and Choon Yun’s case, the canvas is bark from South Korean Dak trees, put through a 2,000-year-old process of boiling, beating, cleaning, and drying. Rimi Yang’s artistic style also bridges the cultural divide with Japanese block print and 19th-century portraiture.
    Through Oct. 31
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    Visual Arts

    Saddle Up: Texas Ranching Tradition

    This exhibition, produced by Joe Vitone and Lori Najvar, honors hardworking ranch families from Jeff Davis and Lavaca Counties, as they wrangle livestock, battle weather, and study markets to stay on the rugged landscape they love.
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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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    Visual Arts

    The Art of Ice Cream

    This? Is one of those ooooh-this'll-look-great-on-Instagram pop-ups that all the like-hungry kids are flocking to, cameras at the ready, surfaces polished for posing. The venue's packed with a colorful array of ice-cream-themed environments, obvs, and so they'll offer you free samples of frozen confections, too. Note: See David Brendan Hall's photo gallery of the place right here.
    Through Dec. 30. Wed.-Mon., 11am-8pm. $15-25.  
    3208 S. Congress
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    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
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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, the inarguable power of Sure Thing hosted by Duncan Carson and Brendan K. O’Grady every Friday night, and Arielle Isaac Norman's Off-Script Comedy (where hecklers are rewarded) on the third Saturday of each month.
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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

    Women & Their Work: Many Mini Murder Scenes

    Candace Hicks' new show features a series of rooms constructed in miniature and vignettes created from cut paper, each reconstructing a tableau plucked from crime fiction, offering viewers the experience of playing a detective searching for clues. See our review right here.
    Through Nov. 8
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    Visual Arts

    Wonderwall Studio: Spirit Room

    This show displays 29 original paintings and 23 high-quality reproductions (on acrylic and maple and other materials) by Austin artist Caitlin G. McCollom.
    Through Nov. 1
    Wonderwall Studio, 4401 Friedrich, Bldg 2, #200
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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