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for Sat., March 2
  • 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
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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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    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.
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    A Doll’s House, Part 2

    Alrighty, then! FronteraFest’s over, Ken Webster’s been making theatre in Austin for 40 years, and now here’s the latest from Hyde Park Theatre: It’s Lucas Hnath’s highly modern sequel to Henrik Ibsen’s classic, in which Nora must return 15 years after her dramatic exit to face all she left behind. This long-awaited continuation is directed by that award-winning Webster and features Katherine Catmull, Tom Green, Sarah Chong Harmer, and Cyndi Williams.
    Through March 30. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $23-27 (pay what you can, Thursdays).  
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    Austin Forging Competition

    This fourth annual event is a collaboration between local blacksmithing shop Austin Metal Authority and the Community Forge at Mobile Loaves and Fishes Community First! Village. Watch artist blacksmiths from all over the USA battle with metal, might, and imagination in the only competition of its kind in the country. Bonus: Live music, ironmongers market, and more.
    Sat., March 2, 9am-6pm. $5-10.  
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    Visual Arts

    Blackfeather Vintage: Kingdom

    This is a royal show, to be sure, but the kingdom of note here is the eukaryotic kingdom of fungi – as Flip Solomon reveals her newest works featuring mushrooms. Three large originals center this exhibition, accompanied by many prints and a graphically rich extension of Solomon's line of clothing. Bonus: Ask owner Jessica Nieri about the special cocktail she's whipping up for this event.
    Reception: Sat., March 2, 4-7pm
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    Comedy

    Emo Philips

    This man needs no introduction. We mean, he got one decades ago, when he introduced himself to the world – and the world hasn't been quite the same since. It's been laughing a lot more, for one thing. And we're sure Philips is gonna keep it laughing until everything goes ker-blooooey. [Note: only approximate transliteration of apocalyptic sound.]
    Feb. 28-March 2. Thu., 8pm; Fri-Sat., 7:30 & 10pm. $14-23.  
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    Theatre

    Indian Ink

    Austin Shakespeare brings Tom Stoppard’s delightful cross-cultural play – the story of a rebellious poet who has her portrait painted by a mysterious artist while traveling in India – to life onstage, featuring Babs George, Jill Blackwood, Tamil Periasamy, Sanjay Rao, Colum Morgan, and more. Directed by Ann Ciccolella, with music by Nagavalli.
    Through March 3. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 3pm. $18-46.  
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    Books

    James Haley: The Handy Texas Answer Book

    Awwww, hell yeah! This book is like "Everything You Always Wanted To Know About the Lone Star State … But Were Too Busy Swillin' Queso To Ask." For true, citizen: author Haley's presenting a volume of much veracious Texas volubility here tonight.
    Sat., March 2, 5pm
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    Theatre

    The Rover

    Scandalous! Lewd! Morally depraved! The acclaimed Hidden Room Theatre 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 bitchin’ live music, then pop your ruffled collar and behold Aphra Behn’s transgressive romp. 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. $17-35.  
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    Wally Workman Gallery: Deconstructing Nostalgia

    Elizabeth Chapin’s work references her Southern upbringing and the conflicted nostalgia surrounding the gentility and graciousness of the South. "Chapin views much of this culture as made possible largely by graceless and dark systems. This obfuscation of ugliness and the worship of appearance is the theme that runs throughout her new body of work." Ayup. Now, how about a large array of exemplary fauvist portraits, sometimes embellished by frames of tulle or active neon twisted like wild yarn? This fierce combo sizzles like angel spit on a griddle, makes eyes take wing. Recommended.
    Through March 31
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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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