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for Fri., Feb. 1
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hector Ward & The Big Time + Honey Made

    Hector Ward & The Big Time- 10:00 PM
    Stir up some Gritty Funk, Rock n Roll and New Orleans' Blues with a dash of Latin seasoning and you'll have what Hector Ward & The Big Time are serving up! Bam!
    Honey Made - 12:00 AM
    Funk & Soul from deep in the heart of Texas. Honey Made combines styles of funk, soul, R&B, jazz and many more to bring you a one of a kind party experience.
    The doors are at 9:30 with the show beginning at 10:00 PM; the cover is $10.00.
    Fri. March 29, 10pm-2am  
    One-2-One Bar
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    Theatre

    Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    Director Dave Steakley and choreographer Abe Reybold bring John Cameron Mitchell’s glamorous and rockin’ musical classic about ”a fourth-wall-smashing East German rock & roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation, trying to find a place to belong in America” – of course – back to the Austin stage. And here’s Robert Faires’ review of the whole thing.
    Through March 3. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 2:30pm. $30-165.  
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    The Printmaker's Ball

    Here's a fancy-partying debut event for PrintAustin, a bona fide masquerade ball that’s total Instagram bait (and a night-before harbinger of the next day’s crowd-pleasing Print Expo). Join the artful crowd rocking the rafters of the Blue Genie Big Top across from ACC Highland for a night of stealthy, Tito's-fueled fun.
    Fri., Feb. 1, 7-10pm. $10.  
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    FronteraFest Long Fringe: Speed Levitch's Birth of the New Ghetto

    As a Zionist leader, Theodor Herzl's a natural. As a playwright, he's a putz. As a husband? Oy. This black comedy shows Herzl, the founding father of Zionism, through a historical drama in the shape of a borscht-belt comedy. Picture The Sorrow and the Pity as written by Neil Simon, with Timothy "Speed" Levitch as Herzl.
    Jan. 28-Feb. 2. Mon., 7pm; Wed., 8:45pm; Fri., 7pm; Sat., 5:45pm. $17.  
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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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    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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    Books

    Jess Hagemann: Headcheese

    The local author presents her debut novel. Listen: "From sexual fetish to the clinical diagnosis of Body Integrity Identity Disorder, Headcheese makes the first cut, peeling back the epidermis to peer inside the minds and hearts of 26 people navigating the topography of flesh."
    Fri., Feb. 1, 7pm
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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.

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    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.

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    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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    Comedy

    Valerie Tosi

    She's the host of The Mermaid Comedy Hour, the longest running all-female show at The Hollywood Improv; she's the lead in the feature film The Sex Addict; she's, Jesus, she's everywhere lately, wreaking hilarity at festivals and even voicing the Google Home Mini campaign. This weekend, though, that Tosi is here at the Velv, with Angelina Martin opening.
    Feb. 1-2. Fri., 9pm; Sat., 9 & 11pm. $10.  
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    Offscreen

    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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