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    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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    Generative Art Project: Thoughts In Action

    This bastion of the aesthetically brilliant possibilities of generative technology presents two new videos, a video slideshow, and five related prints by Alba Corral of Barcelona, Spain. Listen: "The notion that digital imagery is easy to make or merely a gimmick driven by software is wrong. The truth is generative artists, like those working in other media, must invent everything you see. The difference is their marks move through time, which adds to the complexity of their process." Corral’s style elegantly demonstrates her creativity in action.
    Through Dec. 30
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    Visual Arts

    ICOSA: The Matter At Hand

    This is a two-person exhibition featuring the work of Darcie Book and Sarah Hirneisen, in which the artists push the boundaries of traditional artmaking techniques. Book stretches the possibilities of painting by navigating between the two- and three-dimensional, while Hirneisen uses mold-making and casting to remake everyday objects into unexpected new forms. Note: You know that ICOSA is right down the Canopy hall from Atelier Dojo, right?
    Through Jan. 5
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    Visual Arts

    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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    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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    Visual Arts

    Thornton Road Studios: Holiday Art Sale

    It's the 26th annual iteration of this array of work from local artists who specialize in photography, mosaic, ceramic, sculpture, furniture, and paintings. See the creations of Gusto Studios, Fireseed Clay Art, Chris Guarino, Rita Marie Ross, Sandy Muckelroy, and more.
    Dec. 1-2. Sat., 11am-8pm; Sun., 11am-5pm  
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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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