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    ¡Estar Guars!

    The Latino Comedy Project, fully embracing the power of the dark(er) side, presents this intergalactic send-up to end all send-ups, staging a 1) hilarious and 2) totally Mexified version of all that Jedi shit that George Lucas and friends have been visiting on this planet for more than three decades now. See Han Cholo, La Princesa Leia Organa-Cortez, Tio Juan Kenobi, Yola, R2Me2, Darth Vendido, ICE Troopers, and more in a comedy fiesta set "not long ago, in a barrio just around the way …" It's a show of "high adventure, swashbuckling duels, and adorable furry brown creatures speaking in exotic alien tongues – like Spanglish!" (: Note: This show is performed mostly in English with some Spanglish and is rated PG-13.) Written & directed by Sith Lord Adrian Villegas. See our recent feature for more.
    Through May 11. Thu.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5 & 7pm. $25.  
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    Dance

    Future Traditions Festival: Concert

    This multimedia festival explores digital technology as a collaborative tool for bringing traditional Latin American music and dance into the 21st century, creating new discourse between technology, experimentation, and tradition while working toward cultural equity. And this night is a full-on concert of live performances, featuring Wache, Matt Steinke, Oaxaca Arte en Movimiento, Ballet Folklorico de Austin, Natalia Rocafuerte, Las Raras, Afro-Caribbean Soul Collective, Efraín Rozas, and José Martinez. Bonus: that excellent Chulita Vinyl Club closes out the night.
    Fri., May 3, 4-11pm. Free.  
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    Theatre

    Once There Were Six Seasons

    Glass Half Full Theatre's award-winning production returns as a three-part interactive experience that invites audiences to travel the globe and explore humankind’s impact on climate change: Step onstage with the puppeteers to observe ecosystems from the Americas, Africa, India, Asia, and the Arctic and watch as the tiny humans and animals struggle against drought, flood, heat, and violent storms. This complex spectacle is directed by Caroline Reck and Gricelda Silva, features original choreography by Kelly Hasandras, and – listen, it's a true marvel of narrative and object manipulation and will delight you endlessly, even as its global implications send a little chill down your spine. See our full review right here.
    Through May 4. Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 7pm; Mon., 7pm. $12-30.  
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    Books

    Bat City Review: Release Party

    The 15th issue of this excellent local journal debuts with readings from MTN, C Samuel Rees, Penny Snyder, and Lee Anne Galloway. Bonus: Live music from Taft.
    Fri., May 3, 7-9pm
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    Visual Arts

    Big Medium: Unity of Opposites

    This show, curated by Coka Treviño, features artists Blasto and Ernesto Walker exploring nature and how humans decide to interact with it. "Inspired by alchemy, technology, and numbers, Blasto focuses on earth, the visible and tangible; Walker on the invisible, immaterial and divine."
    Through May 18
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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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