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for Fri., Jan. 4
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    Top Comedy Spot on Airport

    Yes, there's Sugar Water Purple on Wednesday nights – look, we reviewed their show right here. And this Thursday features Friends For Now, a daring supergroup of improv, followed by the sketchy antics of Pendulum. Friday brings Movie Riot and the laugh-inducing ladies of Loverboy and that Live at ColdTowne stand-up showcase hosted by Carina Magyar. Then there's Saturday, with Allison Webster and Irielle Wesley's "fever dream variety show" Why Am I Crying?, then Y'all We Asian, followed by a gathering of that mysterio-comedic Midnight Society. See website for more!
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    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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    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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    Light Wheel: Viveka

    The acclaimed dancer Reshma Gajjar performs an artistic expression of Light Wheel's album See Through, further enhanced by visuals, lighting, and creative set design. Bonus: Oliver Rajamani, Nori, and Tyler Barber.
    Jan. 4-5. Fri.-Sat., 7-10pm. $15.  
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    Shen Yun

    Visit the lost civilization and culture of China via a magnificent performance of ancient legends, brought to staged life with technological innovations, historically authentic costumes, and breathtaking animated backdrops. Everyone says that this is a mesmerizing experience you won’t find anywhere else, and – at least this time – everyone is right.
    Jan. 4-6. Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2 & 7pm; Sun., 1pm. $84 and up.  
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    Vanessa Gonzalez

    Your first Cap City headliner of 2019 is likely to be one of the funniest performers of the entire year. This local woman is, we mean, a total riot – as far-flung comedy fans recently learned at Montreal's prestigious Just For Laughs Festival and beyond.
    Jan. 2-5. Wed.-Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 7:30 & 10pm. $12-23.  
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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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