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    Comedy

    BuzzKill at the Buzz Mill

    Looking for a regular Wednesday night stand-up showcase? Carlton Wilcoxson and Angelina Martin are the 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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    Books

    Peter Heller: The River

    In which the bestselling author presents his much-anticipated new book, a "heart-pounding story of desperate wilderness survival," in conversation with Clay Smith of Kirkus Reviews.
    Wed., March 6, 7pm
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    Visual Arts

    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.
    Tuesdays-Sundays. Through March 24
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    Classical Music

    A Moveable Feast: Two of Swords

    The third installment of Austin Chamber Music Center's food-enhanced concert series is a new, interactive chamber opera by Russell Podgorsek, based on the short story by Kelly Luce. Featuring mezzo-soprano Page Stephens and the string quartet invoke.
    Wed., March 6, 6:30pm. $30.  
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    Visual Arts

    AARC: Let the Colors Speak

    Rashmi Thakur and Supriya Kharod, both born in India and both proud Austinites now, document their individual journeys through watercolor and acrylic paintings, depicting the colorful traditions, vibrant life, and diverse culture found in the two communities they love.
    Through March 30  
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    Dance

    ACC Dance Classes

    The Dance Department of Austin Community College offers classes in modern, jazz, ballet, and improvisation techniques, with student work produced twice a year in the Choreographers' Showcase. Teachers include Ellen Bartel, Jessica Cox, Kathy Dunn Hamrick, Roxanne Gage, Darla Johnson, Sunny Shen, Catherine Solaas and Melissa Watt. Note: Classes can be taken for credit and applied toward your degree.
    Prices vary, scholarships available.  
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    Visual Arts

    Angela Shelf Medearis: Our People

    During 2018, Medearis – known to millions as The Kitchen Diva – donated several books, manuscripts, photographs, awards, and research papers to the Carver Museum. Now, they’ve been curated and presented as this new exhibition.
    Through June 23
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    Visual Arts

    Art for the People: Robots in Rowboats

    The colorful artwork of Lauren Briére escorts the viewer on a visual journey into outer space, the fun of sports, walks in nature, adventures in rowboats, and more – with robots.
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    Visual Arts

    Atelier 1205: Paper Fields

    This show unites the work of Austin art educators Kiley Grantges and Jennifer Schroeder. Grantges elevates drinking straws and office copy paper into bas-relief arrays; Schroeder reconstitutes the exuberant mess resulting from her young students’ art explorations into paper mosaics.
    Closing reception: Sun., April 28, 2-5pm
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    Visual Arts

    Atelier Dojo

    This school of representational art is led by four world-class locals, teaches drawing and painting (both fundamental and advanced programs), has open studios with live modeling, a schedule of workshops featuring visiting artists from around the world, and is located in the heart of Big Medium's Canopy complex. Oh look – we profiled and interviewed the faculty right here!
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    Theatre

    Auditions: Casta

    Salvage Vanguard Theater is holding auditions for this new play by Adrienne Dawes, inspired by a series of casta paintings by Miguel Cabrera, to be presented in November. They need actors to join the ensemble performances. Female: AfroLatina/x, mid20s-40s, bilingual or Spanish-speaking skills preferred. Male: Latino/x, AfroLatino/x, mixed-race, 20s+, bilingual or Spanish-speaking skills preferred. Note: Some roles require singing; all actors will be compensated. Email director Jenny Larson for appointments.
    Auditions: Tue., March 19, 5-10pm; callbacks: Fri., March 22, 5-10pm  
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    Theatre

    Auditions: Lying to the Sea Witch

    The Paradox Players are seeking actors of all ages to play pirates in this eleven-song operetta by Kiya Heartwood. Production runs in May. Call for appointment or more information.
    Auditions: March 8-10. Fri., 7-9pm; Sun., 10am-noon; Sun., 12:30-2:30pm
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    Comedy

    Best Comedy on Airport

    There's Sugar Water Purple on Wednesday nights – look, we reviewed their show right here. And this Thursday features improv supergroup Friends for Now showcasing their character-based brilliances. Friday presents, and not by Occident, Y'all We Asian, followed by the laser-sharp ladies of Loverboy and the Live at ColdTowne stand-up showcase. Saturday night's one of a kind with Anomaly and that sexed-up Weiners and Boobs thang, after which Midnight Society's indomitable Cult Comedy takes the stage and – oh, see website for more!
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    Visual Arts

    Big Medium: No Me Olvides

    The venerable anchor of Canopy presents a new show, curated by Fernando Muñoz, by eight local established Latino artists. Through art, music, poetry, and food, these stories build a narrative of happiness, melancholy, sadness, and hope. And these artists are Alejandra Almuelle, JC Amorrortu, Cecilia Colomé, Fidencio Durán, Carlos Lowry, Peter F. Ortiz, Elvira Sarmiento, and Liliana Wilson.
    Through March 30
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    Visual Arts

    Call For Art: Veterans and Family Members

    This is a national call for visual art by veterans and their family members, to be on exhibit during the Austin Veteran Arts Festival that will run from Oct. 18-Nov. 17.
    Submission deadline: April 1. $25.
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    Comedy

    Chris Garcia

    You're familiar with Garcia from @midnight, of course – not to mention all the other shows and podcasts he's sent spiraling into laughter, right? We mean, the guy won "Best of the Fest" in Montreal, FFS. Probably a good idea to reserve your tickets early for this show, yeah.
    March 6-9. Wed.-Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 7:30 & 10pm. $12-23.  
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    Visual Arts

    Davis Gallery: A Shared Vision

    There are about as many "shared visions" as there are pairs of eyeballs in this miserable world, of course, but this show's title is intended to embody the greater meaning of the phrase and – the important part, here – it titles a collection of artwork by Denise M. Fulton and Sam Yeates. The vision of either of those local artists, and the skill each exerts in rendering that vision visible to the rest of us, is nigh on incredible. And now here are new paintings from both of them, the modern fabulists Fulton and Yeates capturing – via oldschool tech like pigments and brushes, imagine that! – realities (and fantasies) sufficient to fuel immersive dreams for years to come.
    Through April 13
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    Visual Arts

    Elisabet Ney Museum: Women of Flatbed

    This part of Print Austin features work by leading female figures from the past and future of Austin's own Flatbed Press, including Alice Leora Briggs, Suzi Davidoff, Sandra C. Fernández, Annalise Natasha Gratovich, Sandria Hu, Sharon Kopriva, Mary McCleary, Melissa Miller, Celia Munoz, Liliana Porter, Linda Ridgway, Julie Speed, Sydney Yeager, and more. And, oh look, our Robert Faires gives you a fine preview right here.
    Through April 28  
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    Dance

    Fortitude

    UT's Dance Repertory Theatre returns to the stage under the artistic direction of Andrea Beckham and Erica Gionfriddo, presenting a concert that celebrates the enduring spirit of dance and the strength of those called to it as a field.
    Thu.-Fri., March 14-15, 7:30pm. $15-26.
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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.
    Through March 24
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    Visual Arts

    Harry Ransom Center: The Rise of Everyday Design

    Here's a new and detailed look at the history of the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain and America, showing how it transformed the homes and lives of ordinary people and how it continues to influence modern design.
    Through July 14
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    Visual Arts

    Lora Reynolds Gallery: Listening Closely

    Where do we come from? Where are we going? Is there a bigger something out there that will always be out of reach? (And what might it mean to try to connect with it?) The artists in this show listen closely to their materials, history, the land, and the stars – and often end up hearing things they did not expect. Bonus: New works by Jong Oh in the Project Room.
    Through March 23
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    Visual Arts

    Neill-Cochran House: Joy and Delight

    Lu Ann Barrow's artistic career has spanned seven decades from her 1956 MFA at UT through the present day, her paintings depicting the joys and sorrows of communal life in the south.
    Through April 28
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    Visual Arts

    Northern-Southern: Where Is Here?

    "This," says gallery owner Phillip Niemeyer, "is an attempt to take a picture of our time and place by photographing the people in it and of it: a portrait of 100 people of every age – from newborn to the most senior – who live in, work in, grew up in, or nowadays frequent the neighborhood of East Austin around East 12th Street." So the gallery is temporarily functioning as a lounge for people of all ages to hang out, talk, and listen – and as a hub for Northern-Southern's photodocumentary project. Because they're inviting the community to events where a photographer will take pictures; they'll also take field trips to photograph those who can't make it out; and all that's collected will be exhibited at the gallery in June. See website for details.
    Through March 15
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    Visual Arts

    Por Fin: Impresiónes y Expresiónes de México

    Cat Quintanilla presents a solo exhibition of sculptures, photography, and block prints, reflecting the artist's focus for a future that is diverse and rich with her family’s Mexican culture.
    Through March 23
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    Visual Arts

    Stephen L. Clark Gallery: Flowers

    In which acclaimed collagist Lance Letscher focuses his prodigious paper-manipulating skills on botanicals and the gallery's walls become a bright garden of delights. Our review? Our own, as it were, collage? Right here, citizen.
    Through April 13
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    Visual Arts

    Texas State History Museum: Texas From Above

    Here's an original exhibition featuring aerial images captured by photographer Jay B. Sauceda during a six-day flying journey around the state. This show highlights the beauty of Texas borderlands and explores the process of capturing the images.
    Through June 16
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    Visual Arts

    The Blanton Museum: Zulu Time

    This new solo exhibition of two-dimensional and sculptural works by Brooklyn native Kambui Olujimi, now on view in the Blanton's Contemporary Project gallery, will revitalize your awareness of what's coordinated and universal. And, listen, the Blanton now stays open until 8pm on Fridays – through July 26.
    Through July 13
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    Visual Arts

    The Contemporary Austin: Paper Dance

    This is both a dynamic retrospective spanning 30 years of photographs and sculptures by Janine Antoni and a solo dance performance by the artist developed collaboratively with pioneering dancer and choreographer Anna Halprin. Antoni performs 15 times throughout the exhibition for an intimate audience, exploring the materiality of brown paper and responding to her own artwork within the gallery. (Click here for schedule.) On view during museum hours, the artist and art handlers will pack, unpack, and reinstall the work, before and after performances.
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    Visual Arts

    The People's Gallery: Exhibition 2019

    Here's the 15th annual exhibition at Austin City Hall, presenting a wide array of painting, sculpture, drawing, and other media by 113 local artists. This year, the exhibition includes a special selection of photographs: The Bold Beauty Project of Texas, featuring images of Texas women with disabilities taken by photographers from across the state.
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    Visual Arts

    The Rise of Everyday Design: Curator Tour

    We reckon this is the best way to see the Ransom Center's new exhibit showcasing the origins of the Arts and Crafts design movement in Britain and America: with Christopher Long, the UT professor of architecture who curated the collection.
    Wed., March 6, 7pm. Free.
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    Visual Arts

    Twyla Contemporary Art

    “It changes the room and really makes the house.” The new in-house gallery of these fine-art promoters boasts a diverse roster of artists and includes work by Austin-based Terra Goolsby and Rebecca Rothfus Harrell. See website for stylish details.
    209 W. Ninth
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    Visual Arts

    Umlauf Sculpture Garden: With Out, With In

    If you're standing at the crossroads of wood and sculpture, one of the talented giants you'll see landmarking that intersection is James Surls. If you're at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum for this new show, you'll be amazed by more than 30 of that maestro's works – his iconic, surrealistic wooden creations as well as a few of his giant steel and bronze structures. Note: This is, surprisingly, Surls' first solo exhibition of sculptures in Austin.
    Through Aug. 18
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    Comedy

    Underground Comedy

    This newly revitalized basement venue is dedicated to "bringing the best in alternative comedy with shows seven nights a week." Mondays start things off with that sprightly revue of optimism called Fuck This Week, there's the unpredictable Playpen on Tuesdays, the all-female comedy showcase called Garage on Wednesdays, and Thursday's Call Your Lawyer is chock full of criminal laughs. We recommend the musical improv of Girls Girls Girls on Friday, and you don't want to miss the inarguable power of Sure Thing with Duncan Carson and Brendan K. O’Grady later that same night. And then Saturday brings what won't be the last First Annual Hollywood Awards Show onstage, and then you're invited to heckle the comics at Off Script, and – see website for more!
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    Visual Arts

    Wander

    Austin's innovative Art In Public Places project has conjured up an excellent choose-your-own-adventure sort of experience that incorporates actual sculpture on display around our urban hub. Roam the streets, roam the art, deep in the heart of Texas.
    All the time, any time
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    Visual Arts

    Words/Matter: Latin American Art and Language

    Drawn primarily from the Blanton’s extensive collection of Latin American art, this exhibition offers an innovative perspective on how artists of the region have explored the links between visual art and written language since the early decades of the twentieth century, with examples ranging from Alejandro Xul Solar and Joaquín Torres-García’s creation of alphabets and metaphysical signs, to the visual experiments of Brazilian concrete poets in the 1960s, and the political codification of language by conceptualists since the 1970s.
    Through May 26
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    Visual Arts

    Yard Dog: City and Sky

    The work of Chicago-based artist, illustrator, and muralist Nate Otto occupies its own lane somewhere in between the worlds of folk art, street art, lowbrow art, and contemporary fine art. And now a rich portion of it will occupy this popular South Congress gallery.
    Through April 14
Ongoing
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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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