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  • NextTribe Out Loud presents “Screw Invisibility: Celebrating the Power and Creativity of Women Over 45”

    NextTribe Out Loud is a live event where accomplished writers, artists, musicians and activists explore how women age 45+ are reshaping our culture and expressing their rightful power. Come hear musician Sara Hickman, writer Spike Gillespie, TV personality Olga Campos Benz, musician and activist Courtney Santana, bestselling author and New Yorker humorist Annabelle Gurwitch and artist Judy Jensen talk about how they’re aging boldly and creatively. Each attendee receives a gift of jewelry from sponsor Kendra Scott.
    Thurs. Apr. 25, 5pm-8pm  
    Mercury Hall
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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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    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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    ACAC Gallery: Rights of Passage

    The Austin Creative Art Center presents this exhibition from Rejina Thomas – a show of paintings, architectural embellishments, and monumental glasswork – that moves from Cubistic Surrealism to Abstract Expressionism, "using geometric form and color to convey meaning and expression, reflecting the personal by removing the glamor to deconstruct racial history."
    Through May 31
    1605 W. Sixth
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    AgavePrint: How Life Is

    Graham Dickie’s photographs of hip-hop in rural Southeast Louisiana approach Southern rap with "a grassroots, humanistic perspective, focusing on aspiring artists and how their music relates to their communities and everyday lives."
    Through March 29
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    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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    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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    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.
    Through April 28
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    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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    Dance

    Austin Swing Syndicate: Social Dancing

    You know that the Syndicate holds one of the longest running and best-attended weekly swing dances in the country, right? Make note! There's an absolute beginner lesson which starts at 8pm, then social dancing to live music or DJs from 9pm until midnight. All ages are welcome.
    Thursdays, 8pm. $7.
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    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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    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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    Carver Museum: Constant Escape

    Founding members of the Austin-based Black Mountain ProjectAdrian Aguilera, Betelhem Makonnen, and Tammie Rubin – debut a new body of work in sculpture, photography, text, and, video. Also on display at the Carver: Re-Membering is the Responsibility of the Living, an installation by Taja Lindley.
    Through July 27
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    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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    Dimension Gallery: SWAARMS

    This new body of work by Suzanne Wyss at Dimension is a protean body, a visual representation of working together to create something beautiful and bigger than the self, driven by an array of thread-growth machines that evolve their own structures, adding to and transforming the site all the way until the exhibition ends. (Admit it: You've been wondering what the artist would do next, ever since you saw the dank honey she visited upon Facebook Austin.) Did you catch the opening reception at this intimate venue, where Wyss' mechanisms were just beginning their complex industry? Come back this final weekend to witness the textile metamorphosis at its completion!
    Through April 7
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Helios Fused Glass Studio

    Learn while they burn at this professional studio – a nationally recognized teaching facility and retailer of fusible glass and supplies.
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    La Peña Gallery: Mujeres De Luz

    You're invited to celebrate International Women's Day with this group exhibition by women artists, featuring work by Alondra Acosta, Ana Borne, Cecilia Colomé, Veronica Castillo, Juanita Cole Towery, Naxieli Gomez Traub, Theresa Ibañez, Scherezade García, Iliana Emilia García, Mary Jane Garza, Yleana Martínez, Leticia Mosqueda, Farah Rivera, Victoria Rivero, Teresa Scott, Julia Santos Solomon, Elvira Sarmiento, Emily Socolov, Rama Tiru, Jackie Welch, and Terry Ybañez.
    Through April 10
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    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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    Mexic-Arte Museum: La Huella Magistral

    Two new exhibitions are presented in this Downtown powerhouse of cultural expression, amplifying the inky might of PrintAustin. There's "La Huella Magistral: Homage to Master Printmakers," with a set of 19 prints paying tribute to master printmakers who inspired the artists of Consejo Gráfico, and "Mix 'n' Mash: Migration," new works by more than 200 artists. Bonus: John Patrick Cobb's "Chapel Shrine" paintings.
    Through June 3
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    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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    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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    Comedy

    Orny Adams

    Orny Adams delivers "a powerful, incisive stand-up routine that vacillates between the relevant and the absurd," they tell us. He attacks what’s wrong with the world, basically – and sometimes even what’s wrong with Orny. Will he attack SXSW, we wonder? (Not that there's anything wrong with SXSW, mind you, and stop implying we said so.) (Not you, Orny, we're talking to the readers.) (The other readers.) (Orny … Orny, is that you?) (Orny, can you hear me?) ()
    March 14-16. Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 7:30 & 10pm. $18-23.  
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    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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    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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    Books

    Story Circle Network

    Nonprofit organization for women, offering monthly reading and writing circles and more, in North, Central, and South Austin.
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    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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    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.
    Through July 14
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    The Blanton: The Living Need Light, The Dead Need Music

    This film by The Propeller Group, an artist collective based in Vietnam and California, combines actual footage and staged portrayals of Vietnamese funeral rituals that shift dramatically from documentary to poetic.
    Through May 26  
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    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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    Comedy

    Top Comedy Spot on Airport

    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 wannabe superstars of Lip Stync. Friday brings la raza's edge with those Prima Doñas and the laugh-inducing ladies of Loverboy and that Live at ColdTowne stand-up showcase hosted by Carina Magyar. Saturday's got the Holy Shit show from – can I get a hallelujah? – Prayer Circle, and Pendulum's Class War, followed by that comic cataclysm called Riot Society and – see website for more!
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    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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    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 will be 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 – many of 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." For instance: Monday starts things off with that sprightly revue of optimism called Fuck This Week, there's Rob Gagnon's unpredictable Sandbox on Tuesdays, the all-female comedy showcase called Garage on Wednesdays, check out Trevor Wade's gender-confounding Clownfish this Thursday, and don't miss the inarguable power of Sure Thing hosted by Duncan Carson and Brendan K. O’Grady that happens every Friday night. the storytelling might of Saturday's Sweet Lightning will scratch your deepest narrative itch, and, on Sunday, daaaaaaaamn, it's the triumphant return of Micheal (sic) Foulk and Vanessa Gonzalez as Handbomb!
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    Visual Arts Center: Fall 2018

    View the new exhibitions brightening this premier UT-based visual arts space here in the fall of 2018: "Lan Tuazon: In the Land of Real Shadows," "Exploring the Arctic Ocean," "Like the Lonely Traveler: Video Works by María Magdalena Campos-Pons," "Another Green World," and "Sit: Designs by Charles and Ray Eames."
    Free.  
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    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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    Women & Their Work: Walk the Sky

    Bumin Kim's thread and string become the media to explore many of the same questions usually investigated with paint, examining the nature of line beyond the two-dimensional surface into three-dimensional space.
    Through April 18
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    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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    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
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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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