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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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    Theatre

    We Are Proud To Present

    Street Corner Arts is, in fact, damned proud to present this show – the full title of which is We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, from the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 – and proud they should be, as Jackie Sibblies Drury's "stunning, self-referential theatrical collage" engages with abominable history to tackle the subject of racism and the theatre community’s own (sometime self-serving) attempts at engaging with this subject. That (award-winning) Liz Fisher directs a fine cast, but – is this show as powerful good as it sounds? Our reviewer Elizabeth Cobbe sure thinks so.
    Through Dec. 15. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $17-25.  
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      Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

      Austin Shakespeare presents Tennessee Williams’ steamy, Pulitzer-winning masterpiece of what you might call "Southern discomfort" – featuring Gwendolyn Kelso as Maggie the Cat. Directed by Ann Ciccollela. But, waithere's what our reviewer thought of the show!
      Through Dec. 2. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 3pm. $25 and up.  
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      Visual Arts

      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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      Fetish: A Holiday Affair

      "Looking for the perfect sexy live aerial arts show to start the holiday season off with?" That's what they ask us, and what they suggest, by way of answering temptation, is "an all-star cast of Texas's sexiest performers in highly choreographed and costumed acts of passion." Some of the best aerial artists in the state, then – enacting a hot dozen of erotic scenes from the sweet to the naughty, likely to evoke a fetish you've got a hankering for. All of it happening under that big circus tent – they'll tell you just where it is when you buy a ticket – and with various VIP/attendance options that tend to sell out in advance. So – don't make us crack that whip – click for reservations, stat!
      Nov. 30-Dec. 1. Fri., 9:30pm; Sat., 7 & 9:30pm. $30-600.  
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      Comedy

      Immigrants, the Musical: No Place Like Home

      This is a Hamilton-inspired show in which, each week, a new monologist tells of their experience in coming from Mexico, from Russia, from Vietnam, from El Salvador, and more. Then the cast, directed by Lahari Dunn and Asaf Ronen, expands these stories into "fully improvised musicals, giving life to the emotion, the journey, and the laughs and hardships along the way." Note: The Chronicle's Robert Faires recently took in a show, and here's his reaction. Featured this final week: Marcia Sanchez from Mexico.
      Through Dec. 21. Fridays, 8pm. $10-12.  
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      Comedy

      Preacher Lawson

      In 2015, this Preacher won the title of "Funniest Comedian in Florida." In 2016, he was crowned the winner of the Seattle International Comedy Competition. Now here he is on the third coast – We are sometimes called the third coast, right? That's totally a thing, isn't it? – and set to crack you up like he does everywhere else – and on America's Got Talent.
      Nov. 29-Dec. 1. Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 7:30 & 10pm. $20-25.  
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      Classical Music

      The City Wears a Slouch Hat

      Before 4’33” or indeterminacy, John Cage forged the early identity of percussion music with wildly imaginative and complex creations. Wildly imaginative? Complex? No wonder line upon line is presenting this showcase of Cage's percussive pieces. With guests Thad Anderson, Thomas Burritt, John Lane, and the Rude Mechs.
      Nov. 30-Dec. 2. Fri.-Sun., 8pm. $10-18.  
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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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