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for Sat., March 23
  • Hector Ward & The Big Time + Honey Made

    Hector Ward & The Big Time- 10:00 PM
    Stir up some Gritty Funk, Rock n Roll and New Orleans' Blues with a dash of Latin seasoning and you'll have what Hector Ward & The Big Time are serving up! Bam!
    Honey Made - 12:00 AM
    Funk & Soul from deep in the heart of Texas. Honey Made combines styles of funk, soul, R&B, jazz and many more to bring you a one of a kind party experience.
    The doors are at 9:30 with the show beginning at 10:00 PM; the cover is $10.00.
    Fri. March 29, 10pm-2am  
    One-2-One Bar
  • 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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    Dance

    BLIPSWiTCH: On the Skids

    This fourth evening-length work from BLiPSWiTCH is an examination of urban sprawl throughout Austin and the world, exploring the changes in our spatial and cultural landscapes and how these thresholds of time affect our own personal transformations. Featuring choreography by Taryn Lavery and Alex Miller.
    March 20-23. Wed.-Sat., 8pm. $25.  
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    Theatre

    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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    Theatre

    Antigonick

    This contemporary version of the classic Greek drama is translated and strangely reimagined by award-winning poet Anne Carson, asking "What can one woman do in the face of unjust laws? What is she willing to sacrifice?" Diana Lynn Small, directing the show for Salvage Vanguard, stretches the boundaries of story in poetry and theater. Bonus: original music by Henna Chou.
    Through April 6. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm. $10-20.  
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    Classical Music

    ASO: Creative Expression

    The Austin Symphony celebrates treasures composed by women throughout the ages, with works by Fanny Mendelssohn Lili Boulanger, Clara Schumann, Vítězslava Kaprálová, and award-winning American composer Jennifer Higdon. Bonus: Performances by Time for Three and Michelle Schumann.
    Fri.-Sat., March 22-23, 8pm. $19-100.  
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    Theatre

    Crime and Punishment

    Performed in 90 minutes with only three actors, this award-winning adaptation of Dostoevsky's masterpiece "compresses all the tension and pathos of the novel into a powerful evening of theatre." Ryan Crowder, Ben Wolfe, and Chelsea Manasseri are directed by Jeremy Lee Cudd for Penfold Theatre.
    Through April 6. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $15-30.  
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    Visual Arts

    grayDUCK Gallery: When They Appear

    This new exhibition featuring works by Larry Graeber and Marilyn Jolly seeks to create a dialogue between the two artists and their relationship to time, space, and where we fit within it. The show includes sculpture, painting, and mixed-media collage.
    Artist Talk: Sat., March 30, 2pm
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    Visual Arts

    Prizer Arts & Letters: Journeying

    A new show by Stella Alesi is always cause for celebration, so we're partying (albeit in a stark and minimal fashion) just thinking about this latest one. "Journeying" features works created in direct opposition to the fast-paced and visually overloaded times we live in, the paintings here formed from simple shapes and a limited palette. "With influences from minimal abstraction, hard edge painting from the Fifties and Sixties as well as American Northwest Indian painting," say the gallery notes, "Alesi’s works introduce a unique vocabulary for the present time." A unique and, we would add, necessary vocabulary. Or, more effusively, this is what we really mean.
    Through April 13
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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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    Visual Arts

    Recspec Gallery: Exquisite Corpse

    Here's one final exhibition for Recspec's current digs, before the whole Flatbed complex is shut down and everyone scatters to, like, the four winds. So they're having several of the best local artists who've shown at the gallery return to cover every wall in the place with their connecting artwork. Featuring work by Tim Kerr, Annie Alonzi, Thor Harris, Alanna Loosen, Lance McMahan, Lindsay Eyth, Mike Combs, Polly Morwood, Annalise Gratovich, Katie Cowden, and many more.
    Through March 30
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    Visual Arts

    SAGE Studio: Seen & Heard

    This intimate gallery presents a music-themed group show featuring new work by eight Texas-based artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities: Rick Fleming, Sam Eiler, Charlie French, Vincent Reyes, Anna Burke, David Sulak, Jackson Sutton, and Gav Sears. Bonus: tunes curated by artist Fleming, free beer and wine. And if you've a hankering for noms, the excellent Killa Wasi food bus is right there!
    Reception: Sat., March 23, 7-9pm  
    828 Airport
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    Comedy

    Shit-faced Shakespeare

    This is the comedy fusion of an entirely serious Shakespeare play with one drunk-off-their-ass cast member. It's been called "side-splitting, raucous, and completely unpredictable," and we ain't about to argue, because it's been months since we saw this crazy thing and we're still laughing.
    Fri.-Sat., March 22-23, 7pm. $16.50.  
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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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    Comedy

    Zach Martina

    The Velv comes roaring back (like, "RARRRRR," approximately) after its brief SXSW shuttering, ready to rock your world with this righteous road warrior (you hear his Skunkman album on Sirius/XM all the damn time, right?) and his dark and perforce bearded take on our mad, mad world. Bonus: Ashley Overton opens.
    March 22-23. Fri., 9pm; Sat., 9 & 11pm. $10.  
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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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