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  • 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
  • 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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    Charlie Jane Anders: The City in the Middle of the Night

    Is Anders really "this generation's LeGuin," Mr. Greer? How about giving the Nebula award-winning author a little more time before proclaiming that, OK? Undeniable, though, is that Charlie Jane Anders writes wonderfully and crafts innovative, engaging stories packed with characters a reader can actually care about – whether those characters are human or otherwise. And tonight she's presenting her new novel about the colonizers of a planet that's eternally half night and half day … and what happens when they meet the original people of that world.
    Tue., Feb. 19, 7pm
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    Theatre

    Fusebox Festival: Lineup Reveal Party

    Join Fusebox's Ron Berry, Anna Gallagher-Ross, and Betelhem Makonnen as they reveal the exciting artists and projects that are coming to Austin for the 2019 festival in April. There will also be Fusebox-themed cake and punch, an interactive photo booth with wild props from the past 15 years of Fusebox, and more – right there in the big new library Downtown.
    Tue., Feb. 19, 7pm. Free, but RSVP.  
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    Stuart Wallace: Future Artifacts of Sprawl and Sting

    Yes, this might take a little while to get to, as Georgetown is kinda up there, isn't it? But never mind that, because the end of the world will also take a while to reach, yet that's where we're all eventually headed.

    And a local artist – Stuart Wallace – has gotten there first, is the idea here, and he's brought back an array of artifacts that are as eerie as they are graceful. I can't properly express the odd and sublime aesthetics of what the man's wrought, but I can tell you that the pieces often include abandoned wasps' nests and ball moss and photos and rope, expertly arranged, and they're often framed in wood that Wallace has carefully charred with a flame thrower.

    Real talk: There's already too much to see in Austin, already too much for a listings editor to cover; WTF would make me take the time to promote this show up at the Georgetown Public Library? Answer: The sheer, stunning beauty of this work.

    Go ahead, make a whole afternoon of it, check out Wallace's "Future Artifacts" and that "Floating Points" exhibition at the Georgetown Art Center while you're moseying around, maybe stop for an exquisite meal at Jack Gilmore's Salt Traders Coastal Cooking on the way there or back. But FFS don't miss this show.

     
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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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