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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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    Arts & Culture

    All Shades Considered: Group Exhibition

    Ben Aqua curates a group exhibition of 17 QPOC Texans making art in photography, digital collage, illustration, performance, fashion design, new media, video, and painting to better visualize the artists' lived experience as brown queers in the Lonestar State.: Artists include: Adiean, Anthony Flores, Ben Aqua, Claudia G Aparicio Gamundi, Diego Mireles Durán, Henry N Rodriguez, House of KENZO, Isaiya Venegas, Josue Hart, Manuel Morales, Michael Anthony Garcia, Natalia Rocafuerte, Niko, p1nkstar, Jp Rivfe, Josh Garcia, S Rodriguez, Saakred, and Wayne Dean. Use #AllShadesConsidered on the gram!
    Through July 7. Free.  
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    Visual Arts

    Atelier 1205: We Shake with Joy, We Shake with Grief

    Witness here an array of life-sized and larger works recently created by Meena Matocha, the artist having wielded charcoal, ashes, soil, acrylics, and wax to create paintings that "combine abstraction and figuration, exploring the space between grief and joy, the place where heaven and earth converge."
    Through Aug. 4
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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: Next to Normal

    Ground Floor Theatre and Deaf Austin Theatre are holding auditions for this Tony-winning musical, to be directed by Lisa Scheps and Brian Cheslik for performances in December. This production will be fully deaf inclusive, with each character double-cast with a deaf actor and a hearing actor (some characters are deaf and some hearing). See website for details and appointments.
    Mon., July 29, 6:30-10pm (hearing); Tue., July 30, 6:30-10pm (deaf)  
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    Visual Arts

    Austin Central Library

    Susan Scafati's solo exhibition spans three floors and features work (photoprints, sculpture, hand-embellished documents) that expands on the artist's exploration of the ways in which individual identities and mythologies are constructed. And, ah, we love what that Calder Kamin does, and the library's also got a new showcase of her work, "What a Mess," featuring trash transformed into sculptures, animations, and installations, commenting on the mess humans have made for our natural neighbors throughout our existence.
    Through June 16  
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    Visual Arts

    Dougherty Arts Center

    The Dougherty Arts School's adult arts program is dedicated to enriching the Austin community with hands-on artistic opportunities, providing skilled artists to teach a variety of classes in ceramics, digital arts, drawing and painting, darkroom photography, and more.
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    Comedy

    Eddie Izzard: Wunderbar

    This show is "a delicious insight into the surreal and fantastical world of Eddie Izzard." And of course you're aware that, "with his brand of keenly intelligent humor that ranges from world history to historical politics, sexual politics, mad ancient kings, and chickens with guns, he's built an extraordinary fan base that transcends age, gender, and race." All that, and sometimes his nail polish matches his footwear, too. Austin is the man's huckleberry, to be sure: Reckon he can feel the love all the way from A to Izzard.
    Mon.-Tue., June 10-11, 8pm. $51.50 and up.  
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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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    Books

    Mary Miller: Biloxi

    The author's in town from Oxford, Mississippi, to present this follow-up to her acclaimed The Last Days of California.
    Mon., June 10, 7pm
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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 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 Russell Collection: Ethereal

    This is a curated collection of works from artists Kathy Buist, Katherine Houston, and Jaime Kirkland.
    Through June 29
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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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    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-women comedy showcase called Garage on Wednesdays, and Thursday's You've Got To Be Shitting Me is chock full of both shame and prizes. 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, followed by Drunk vs. Stoned vs. Sober, 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

    Yard Dog: The Ballad of Western Expressionism

    The renowned musician and painter Tom Russell's work reflects his life as a world traveler and the years spent immersing himself in the culture of the American Southwest. Now the man's newly transplanted to Austin and here's a show of his vibrant works.
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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