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    Dance

    A'lante Flamenco: Amor Fati

    A’lante Flamenco brings the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice and their tempestuous world to life through fiery flamenco guitar, searing vocals, and flamenco dance – with seven dancers and four musicians. Bonus: Alex Ruiz.
    Through Jan. 20. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 4:30pm. $21.75 and up.  
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    Classical Music

    ACMC: It's All Greek To Me

    In this third concert of the Austin Chamber Music Center's Landscape series, you'll explore mythology in Tartini and symmetry in Beethoven, and rove the acoustic heights of Ravel's "Greek Songs" and Christos Hatzis' colorful "Odd World." Cellist Nora Karakousoglou helps guide the journey, with violinist Sonja Larson and pianist Michelle Schumann.
    Sat., Jan. 19, 7:30pm. $25-50.  
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    Theatre

    FronteraFest: Short Fringe

    One of Austin’s longest-running festivals, a legendary vehicle for theatre artists, actors, musicians, poets, and performers of all types, FronteraFest returns for its 26th year of showcasing some of the wildest – occasionally brilliant, frequently delightful, and almost always original – entertainment you're likely to see. It's a collaboration between that professional thespian powerhouse called Hyde Park Theatre and ScriptWorks and anyone who's got what it takes to put their act on a stage. The Short Fringe showcases performances of 25 minutes or less, and runs the entirety of the festival. Here's the main thing to know about the Short Fringe, in case you're not familiar with the whole FronteraFest deal, yo: The weeknight shows are a mixed bag but usually crowded with folks there to see friends do their stuff onstage; each Saturday "Best-of-the-Week" show is sure to be worth your time, but it sells out fast, so plan accordingly; the final week, the "Best-of-the-Fest" week, which is always the primo live-performance shit in town and is already completely sold out – we warned you about this, like, weeks ago, right? – except for the wild-card Staff Picks night on Thu., Feb. 14, 8pm, which has a few tickets still available.
    Through Feb 16. Tue.-Sat., 8pm.  
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    Visual Arts

    Gallery Shoal Creek: Aspect Ratio

    In which master printmaker Koichi Yamamoto merges the traditional and contemporary, creating innovative approaches to the language of printmaking, focusing, in this PrintAustin-allied show, on functional forms by creating intaglio printed kites.
    Reception: Sat. Jan. 19, 6-8pm
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    Theatre

    Heartland

    This play was written by Gabriel Jason Dean as a direct response to the true story of the U.S. government’s textbook propaganda contributing to the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan. This play draws a line from the Cold War to the war on terror and is a story of healing, grace, and connection. This play stars Lowell Bartholomee, Kareem Badr, and Kacey Samiee – directed by Rudy Ramirez for the Vortex. And here's the scoop on the playwright and the play's origins. And here's what our Robert Faires says about the show.
    Through Feb. 9. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $15-35.  
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    Classical Music

    Jake Runestad: Hope Of Loving

    The choral works of Jake Runestad take center stage for Conspirare’s next recording, in which the composer's commitment to musically potent and well-crafted compositions aligns with current cultural questions about race, gender, orientation, and psychological challenges related to suicide and gun violence.
    Fri.-Sat., Jan. 18-19, 8pm. $20-65.  
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    Visual Arts

    Northern-Southern: Insides

    This is a complementary pair of domestic dream-rooms, with Jaime Zuverza and design duo Transmountain collaborating on calm and surreal furniture-art in the front gallery and Rachel Freeman creating an all-over installation of color blocks, reclaimed pipes, and precise Micron pen drawings to transform the adjoining room.
    Closing reception: Fri., Feb. 1, 6-8pm
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    Theatre

    Paradise

    This bluegrass comedy brings its "irreverent, heart-warming, toe-tapping show" to Austin before heading across the country. Imagine a sort of Music Man in a Southern coal mining town, as a charismatic preacher, saucy stripper, and greedy Hollywood production company show up to create their own version of the American Dream. Directed by Michael Myers for Austin Playhouse.
    Through Feb. 3. Thu.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $38-42.  
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    Visual Arts

    PrintAustin

    There’s one sure way for art to make a lasting impression: When the marks comprising a work are made transferable and forced into contact with another surface. Then, suddenly, look – born from an industrial matrix still wet with ink, it’s a print! It’s the product of a woodcut, an engraving, an etching. It manifests as a mezzotint, an aquatint, an image of drypoint. Hell, maybe it’s one of those screenprints that concert promoters use for pimping their bands, a bold AF poster created with the same sort of process that, when displayed in a Very Serious Museum, is called serigraphy.: There are so many different kinds of prints, we confess, that it’s better to direct you to Wikipedia for detailed background. But we wouldn’t be surprised if an eye-popping majority of those kinds – to say nothing of the abundance of subjects depicted, the profusion of styles engaged – were available for viewing during the sixth annual PrintAustin celebration.: This year’s iteration of PrintAustin runs from January 15 to February 15 and features a wide diversity of events throughout the city – including exhibitions, artist talks, demos, workshops, and more. We’ll be highlighting several of those in your Chronicle's visual arts listings as the fest continues, of course, so keep your eyes peeled this-a-way.
    Through Feb. 15  
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    Visual Arts

    Wally Workman Gallery: Seeing Through Darkness

    The Austin-based artist Eliza Thomas works with ink on kozo paper, exploring the beauty of decay. This results in a visual dynamic of strength and unexpected calm that dominates Thomas’ large-scale works.
    Through Jan. 26
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