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    BuzzKill at the Buzz Mill

    Looking for a regular Wednesday night stand-up showcase? Carlton Wilcoxson and Angelina Martin are the new hosts of Buzzkill at the Buzz Mill, and they're fixing to show you a laughing good time.
    Wednesdays, 9pm. Free.
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    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.
    Through March 2. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 2:30pm. $30-165.  
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    Visual Arts

    Raw Paw Gallery: Notes From a Windowless Room

    "These paintings," says Nadia Waheed, "are an effort to form a bridge between my Pakistani heritage and my westernization, primarily by exploring the brown female nude." Several large works by Waheed adorn the delightful Raw Paw space over there in the Yard on St. Elmo, and – tell you what – if every creative "effort" were as well-wrought and lovely to behold as these paintings, the whole world would be a better place to have eyes in.
    Reception: Fri., Feb. 15, 7pm-12mid
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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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    Visual Arts

    Georgetown Art Center: Floating Points

    Up there in G-town they've got a sharp exhibition of seven artists offering separate perspectives on digital creativity, their different philosophies of the artist-computer interface expressed in works: as varied as the creators themselves. Featuring new pieces by Leslie Kell, Thomas Athey, Charles Heppner, Tyler Hobbs, Chalda Maloff, Paul McGuire, and Shirley Steele.
    Through March 24
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    Visual Arts

    Guzu Gallery: Princess Power!

    Note the emphasis: not Princess Power, but Princess Power. Which is to say, here's a show with more than 20 artists paying tribute to a diverse selection of pop-culture princess characters, via limited-edition prints and original artwork.
    Reception: Fri., Feb. 22, 7-10pm
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    Books

    Kathryn Ormsbee: The Great Unknowable End

    From the Austin-based author of Tash Hearts Tolstoy comes a funny, moving novel about the lengths we’ll go to to make our dreams come true.
    Wed., Feb. 27, 7pm
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    Theatre

    Notes From The Field

    Anna Deavere Smith shares her “most ambitious and powerful work to date," depicting the personal accounts of people caught in America’s school-to-prison pipeline as they navigate inequities in their communities. Drawn from more than 200 interviews, this show shines a light on a lost generation of American youth. Starring Michelle Alexander, Zell Miller III, Carla Nickerson, and Kriston Woodreaux. Directed by Dave Steakley for ZACH Theatre.
    Feb. 27-March 31. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2:30 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25-78.  
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    The Rover

    Scandalous! Lewd! Morally depraved! The acclaimed Hidden Room company presents this rarely performed delight from 1677 through the lens of "a few very special teen films of 1983." (Think: Valley Girl.) So, if you’re looking for a mash-up of Restoration/New Romantic proto-feminist sexploitation, complete with swashbuckling sword fights, forbidden romance, masked revelers, and bitchen live music, then pop your ruffled collar and behold Aphra Behn’s transgressive romp as directed by Beth Burns and featuring a cast whose diverse talents will thrill your senses.
    Through March 3. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. Extra shows: Wed.-Thu., Feb. 27-28, 8pm. $11-35.  
    York Rite Masonic Hall, 311 W. Seventh
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    The Sample: An Ashé Arts Fundraiser

    Ashé Arts? They're an artistic entity dedicated to mesmerizing the masses with their healing and entertaining abilities. Edutainment, that's what they provide. But what does that mean, exactly? "Well," they tell us, "that’s hard to say because Ashé Arts is not a commodity. It is a movement. Since 2015, it's undergone many transformations. And now, like the butterfly, we're ready to show off our wings!" And the evening's performances start off with a cocktail hour and snacks by local cooks from the African Diaspora. Okay, then: Simon says check it out.
    Wed., Feb. 27. $30.  
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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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