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  • Jarrott Productions Presents: The Children

    The Children is a Tony Award nominated, apocalyptic blast that will have you on the edge of your seat. It's a gripping, darkly funny and unsettling play about legacy, survival and responsibility. This final production of Jarrott Productions' season will run as a limited three-week engagement on Thursdays through Sundays beginning April 25th through May 12th. Advance reservations for this production are strongly encouraged, as seats are already filling fast!
    Apr. 25-May 12  
    Trinity Street Theatre
  • NextTribe Out Loud presents “Screw Invisibility: Celebrating the Power and Creativity of Women Over 45”

    NextTribe Out Loud is a live event where accomplished writers, artists, musicians and activists explore how women age 45+ are reshaping our culture and expressing their rightful power. Come hear musician Sara Hickman, writer Spike Gillespie, TV personality Olga Campos Benz, musician and activist Courtney Santana, bestselling author and New Yorker humorist Annabelle Gurwitch and artist Judy Jensen talk about how they’re aging boldly and creatively. Each attendee receives a gift of jewelry from sponsor Kendra Scott.
    Thurs. Apr. 25, 5pm-8pm  
    Mercury Hall
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    Creek Show

    It's like a trip of lights that are fantastic Downtown, as the fifth annual Creek Show presents nine nights of literally illuminating, site-specific art installations along Waller Creek, just right for exploring and gawking at in civic pride and wonder. It's free, too – although you could attend the preview party on Thursday for first-look braggin' rights and music and, well, see website for details.
    Through Nov. 17. Nightly, 6-10pm. Free.
    Waller Creek, between Ninth & 11th
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    Davis Gallery: Earth, Land, Property

    This five-person exhibit features work by Nicholas Baxter, Julie Davis, David Leonard, Garrett Middaugh, and Jason Webb. "This show intends to question our place among nature and how we've chosen to use our land." Right on – an important consideration, even if you're not part of the Dark Mountain movement, even if you don't have three oxgangs of good earth when the haeric star appears. Also, tbh, we're partial to anything painted by that D. Leonard.
    Through Dec. 1
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    East Austin Studio Tour

    Here's the second and final weekend of the biggest visual-arts event of the Austin year, the annual Big Medium-organized spectacle of creative goodness, with hundreds of private studios and galleries opening their doors all across the sunrise side of our busy city, for your pretty-much-nonstop opps for shopping, shmoozing, interactive presentations, workshops, parties, and then afterparties into the wee hours of each night. Discover new artists. Rekindle old relationships. Get to actually know the urban hub in which you live! Boots on the everlovin' ground, as they say. Check the EAST website for a brimming trove of details, note that your Austin Chronicle has more coverage online and in print as the event draws nigh, and go ahead, citizen: prepare to be a part of the art deep in the slightly arrhythmic heart of Texas.
    Sat.-Sun., Nov. 17-18, 11am-6pm
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    Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe

    Penfold Theatre and Doctuh Mistuh Productions reprise their version of Jonathan Christenson's "wildly theatrical musical play that combines haunting music, poetic storytelling, and stunning stagecraft to tell the life story of Edgar Allan Poe." Say, did people actually enjoy this thing the last time it was presented? Oh, we daresay.
    Through Nov. 10. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $15-30.
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    Northern-Southern: 'Scapes

    Joseph Phillips, right? He's an artist and a home-builder. He's one third of that Sodalitas collective from back in the day. His works are arch and whimsical and professionally rendered. He injects wit into architectural design (that way it doesn't get the Pedantic Flu), in ways that delight the eyes and intrigue the mind. His creations depict "built environments of absurd survival luxuries and compartmentalized dreams." And this is his first solo show in six years. Recommended!
    Through Dec. 1
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    The Hunchback Variations and An Apology by Doctor John Faustus

    One of our favorite playwrights, because his works are so smart and odd and literary and (often) hilarious, is Mickle Maher. He wrote Capital T’s award-winning hits Song About Himself, The Strangerer, There Is a Happiness That Morning Is, and Spirits to Enforce. Now here's Mark Pickell directing Ken Webster and Robert Fisher in two of the man's shorter plays – we get to see both performances in one fine show, yes – and we're so fucking stoked about this. Especially because we want to know what happens, what the brilliant Maher thinks would happen, when "noted composer Beethoven and noted hunchback Quasimodo embark on creating an impossible sound."
    Through Nov. 17. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $20-30.  
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    The Sklar Brothers

    You know these funny twins from all over your TV set, don't you? Curb Your Enthusiasm. It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. The frikkin' History Channel, even, right? Catch 'em this week at Cap City!
    Nov. 7-10. Wed.-Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 7:30 & 10pm. $18-23.  
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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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