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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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    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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    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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    Austin Séance: Halloween Series

    A. Lucio and J. Dyer bring the séance experience to skeptics and believers alike, with each sitting held in the intimate Pony Shed located in the Vortex courtyard.
    Oct. 25-31. Thu.-Mon., 7 & 9pm; Mon.-Tue., 9pm. $16.
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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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    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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    Classical Music

    Oh Hello, Ot(h)ello

    Here's a free production in which Austin Shakespeare’s Marc Pouhé and Austin Opera’s Coralyn Hӧhle perform with Nyle Matsuoka. Bonus: Directors Ann Ciccolella and Nathan DePoint discuss the differences between Puccini’s Otello and Shakespeare's Othello.
    Mon., Oct. 29, 5pm. Free.
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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
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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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