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  • Horror Queers Podcast Live Recording: A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 with Mark Patton!

    Bloody Disgusting's Horror Queers Podcast, which looks at horror films through a queer lens, will be having its first live recording as part of Fantastic Fest's LGBTQ+ sidebar! Hosts Trace Thurman and Joe Lipsett will be discussing the controversial 1985 sequel A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge with the film's star Mark Patton. Listen to them discuss the making of the film and how it has gone from the red-headed stepchild of the Nightmare franchise to wearing the "gayest horror film ever made" moniker as a badge of honor. The event is free and open to the public, so you don't need a Fantastic Fest badge to be able to attend!
    Sun. Sept. 22, 2:30pm  
    The HighBall
  • Jarrott Productions Presents Admissions by Joshua Harmon

    This "ripped from the headlines" play makes its Southwest Regional Premiere and takes a satirical look at the things some people will do to get their child into "the right" university. In it, playwright Joshua Harmon holds up a mirror to white liberalism. Winner-2018 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play, and the 2018 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play.
    Sept 19-Oct. 6  
    Trinity Street Theatre
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    Comedy

    The Year In Review: Comedians Recap & Roast 2018

    "More than 50 of the brightest minds from Austin's comedy scene recap the year that was," huh? C'mon, everybody wants to see this kind of show before the new year kicks in. Especially this show – because it's hosted by Lisa Friedrich and Mac Blake. Listen: If you want to know WTF just happened? during the past 12 months – and you want to laugh until you cry about it – then this is where you should be tonight.
    Thu., Dec. 27, 8pm. $15 ($12, in advance).  
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    Comedy

    Bob Khosravi

    It's beginning to look a lot like the nights after Christmas are gonna be funnier than ever, with Bob "The Storyteller" Khosravi bringing his smart brand of hilarity to the Cap City stage, rocking the lucky crowds like he's done at Austin's Moontower and Portland's Bridgetown and more.
    Dec. 26-29. Wed.-Thu., 8pm; Fri., 7:30 & 10pm; Sat., 7:30pm. $12-23.  
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    Visual Arts

    Gallery Lucid: Mindscapes

    Elliot Rogers' first solo show offers "hypnotic spaces and surreal mindscapes which reflect his inner meditative visions and explore the connection between the self and the alien other." It's all trippy AF, in other words – and the closing party will be awash with live music and fancy libations.
    Closing reception: Sat., Jan. 5, 6pm
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    Visual Arts

    Guzu Gallery: Binge

    That Vince Torres and his astonishing cohort of creatives have garnered more graphic goodness for those Guzu walls, with 26 artists paying tribute to shows from the small screen, with stylish renditions of characters and settings from television’s past and present. Featuring homages by Chet Phillips, Tessa Morrison, Killian Glenn, Half-Human, Nina Sanchez, and more. Where's your fandom at, baby? It's probably right here, right now.
    Through Jan. 7
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    Classical Music

    LOLA at 4th Tap: The Holiday Spectacular

    The powerhouse performers of Local Opera Local Artists unleash their vocal glories and instrumental panache to herald 2019's approach, with Liz Cass, Claudia Chapa, Chantal Freeman, Jaimie Lowe, Charissa Memrick, Kyle Naig, Jeremy Osborne, Meredith Ruduski, Cindy Sadler, Peter Stopschinski, Julia Taylor, Veronica Williams, Graham Yates, and Arnold Yzaguirre bringing the magnificence right there in the brewery.
    Thu., Dec. 27, 8pm. $10.  
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    Visual Arts

    Print Austin 2019

    While we've got the space available in our printed year-end listings section, we wanted to alert you to this terrific annual event that happens throughout the city in the latter half of January and the first half of February.

    It's kind of like that whole EAST or WEST celebration of art that goes on – you know? – except that this program is predicated on printmaking in all its many forms and functions.

    Print Austin is spread among galleries and studios all over town (although the soon-to-be-shuttered Flatbed Press is pretty much Ground Zero), and it boasts numerous workshops and parties in addition to the excellent displays, but that last thing is especially why we're giving it this early huzzah: We know that you don't like to miss out on what's best in this city, and Print Austin isn't just an inside-baseball sort of deal for inkstained artisans and their hardcore fans. No, this is also a wealth of highly accessible graphic goodness that's coming up for the regular citizen to enjoy as well, and we'll have more details here for you as this 2019 business gets under way.

    Jan. 15-Feb. 15
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    Theatre

    The Santaland Diaries

    Does it return? Of course it returns – this show is more evergreen than a forest of Christmas trees. David Sedaris' outlandish tale of a (oh, shall we say disgruntled) Macy’s elf jingles to life again in this latest incarnation, with that costumed Crumpet waxing snarktastic on the talent it takes to juggle tinsel, tearful tots, and not-so-sober Santas during what's hailed as the most wonderful time of the year. J. Robert Moore – the bright star of Zach's one-man show Buyer and Cellar a couple years ago – plays Crumpet, and Nat Miller directs, so we reckon this year's holiday-skewering is doubleplusgood to go. But does our reviewer think so, too?
    Through Dec. 30. Wed.-Thu., 7:30pm; Fri.-Sat., 6:30 & 9pm. $40 and up.  
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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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