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  • 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
  • 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
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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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    Classical Music

    ASO: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    Tonight the Austin Symphony Orchestra will perform, trademark, every note from John Williams’ unforgettable score, trademark, while audiences relive the magic, trademark, of the film projected in high definition on the big screen. Expecto trademarkium!
    Sat., Feb. 2, 1 & 7:30pm. $41-91.  
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    FronteraFest Long Fringe: Dog Play

    This – with a more complete title of "Dog Play, Pug to Wolfhound: Patty to Beatrice, Bitch to Bitch" – is Michael Michaelian's international tribute celebrating the human-canine relationship. And it stars – and we do mean starsJude Hickey and Justin Scalise. Bonus: Proceeds will benefit local dog charities.
    Jan. 29-Feb. 2. Tue., 7pm; Thu., 8:45pm; Sat., noon & 8pm. $15.  
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    FronteraFest Long Fringe: Shield Maiden

    This one-woman show by Melanie Teichroeb takes you to tenth-century Sweden for a Norse RED Talk. (Like TED Talks, but with a Viking twist.) Ingrid Larsdottir, Shield Maiden, motivational warrior, reveals the untold truth of Viking women warriors as she seeks new recruits. "Funny. Sexy. Fierce. Unapologetic." Also, recommended.
    Jan. 29-Feb. 2. Tue., 9:15pm; Thu., 7pm; Sat., 2:15 & 10:15pm. $17.  
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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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    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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    Visual Arts

    PrintAustin: Print Expo

    The day after that masked and mafficking Printmaker's Ball, here's the Blue Genie all decked out with tables and booths presenting more than 48 artists and studios – Carlos Hernandez and Burning Bones Press, Tim Doyle of Nakatomi, Bale Creek Allen Gallery, Beast Syndicate, Moonhowler Press, Industry Print Shop, Hokum Press, Recspec Gallery, Barrio Dudes, Futuristic Press, Brooke Molla, Iron Frog, and on and on – with live demonstrations (that popular steamroller printing, especially) and a plethora of bargain bins and so much inkstained hobnobbing that it'll make you wanna name your firstborn Van Son.
    Sat., Feb. 2, noon-5pm. Free.  
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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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    Dance

    Wildcat Dance: New Year Cabaret

    Traditional Chinese dances, pole art, break dancing, belly dancing, and acrobatics: This kinetic spectacular celebrates the Lunar New Year and features performers from Brass Ovaries, Salimpour Collective, and Love of China – with Matthew Aldini, Timstuh, Kiersten Valance, Oksana, Miss Stella Cum Nightly, and Mary Contrary showing that old Terpsichore a few new tricks. Bonus: DJ Ram-Z spins the tunes; Infinite Monkey Theorem pours the wine; Deep Eddy dispenses the vodka.
    Sat., Feb. 2, 8pm. $25-150.
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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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