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for Thu., June 13
  • Esther's Follies

    Esther's Follies, "Austin's #1 Comedy Troupe" follows the funny in Washington, Austin, and on the internet. Hailed as Austin’s answer to Saturday Night Live, Esther’s has been entertaining sold-out audiences for over 42 years. It is a modern-day vaudeville revue like nothing else on the national comedy scene mixing political comedy, musical numbers, and Vegas-style magic into five performances every week.
    Thurs. at 8pm, Fri/Sat at 8pm & 10pm  
    Esther's Follies
  • The Creative Mind; Get to Know artist Peter Ortiz

    Local visual artist Peter Ortiz will present his work and clips from the upcoming documentary Migration; The Life and Art of Peter Ortiz, based on his life and art. Join him for a 2-hour hands-on class on how he manipulates ink and pastel in a non-ordinary application following his presentation. Materials are provided for the class.
    Sat. Aug. 31, 1pm-4pm  
    Coronado Studio & Gallery
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    Dance

    MEANWHILE ...

    Jennifer Sherburn and her company of major talents return to explore the tropes of comic books – with contemporary dance featuring a cast of six choreographers (Jairus Carr, Lisa Anne Kobdish, Taryn Lavery, Clay Moore, Amy Myers, and Sarah Annie Navarrete) traversing space with bungee, ladders, and mobile set pieces. Bonus: An original music score by William West and Juliana Sheffield, with lighting by Chris Conard, and a VR premiere of Sherburn's "Stolen" collaboration with Flow Nonfiction.
    Through June 15. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $30 ($20, in advance; and FREE on opening night)).  
    Rogge Ranch House, 3506 Rogge
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    Dance

    Soul to Sole International Tap Dance Festival

    Did you know that the International Tap Association is headquartered in Austin, with Soul to Sole being one of the most esteemed tap festivals in the world, attracting hundreds of dancers? It's true, and Tapestry Dance Company has fomented up this eighteenth (!) annual fest, with dazzling performances at the Long Center, workshops, and master classes taught by a faculty of artists from all over.
    Thu.-Sat., June 13-15. $29 and up.  
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    Dance

    Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre: Rally

    This new dance show features original live music (composed by Andrew Nolte) and the conducted improvisation of Soundpainting, offering a kinetic array of personal perspectives and collective experiences as the multidisciplinary performers explore what drives people in local and global communities to rise up, unite, and rally.
    June 13-16. Thu.,-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $15 and up.  
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    Dance

    Austin Swing Syndicate: 20th Anniversary Dance

    Celebrate two decades of swing by dancing the night away with "one of the largest, best, and friendliest swing dance communities in the United States." (Not sure how to dance? There's a beginner class at 8:15pm.) Good tunes? Hell, yes – as performed live by that Jonathan Doyle Swingtet.
    Thu., June 13, 8pm. $10.  
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    Arts & Culture

    Black Girl Love

    This is a stage adaptation of Anondra “Kat” Williams' short stories about black girls in love. Featuring Faith Anderson, g’beda, Allegra Jade Fox, and Oktavea L. Williams, directed by kt shorb and Simone Raquel Alexander for GenEnCo. Join them for opening weekend as part of your Austin Black Pride celebrations!
    Through June 22. Wed.-Sat, 8pm. $15-35.  
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    Theatre

    Dry Land

    The first full-length play from American playwright Ruby Rae Spiegel is about abortion, female friendship, resiliency, and what happens in one locker room after everybody's left. Starring Annika Lekven, Amara Johnson, Lucy Abramowitz, and Travis Dean. Directed by Cheryl Painter for Capital T Theatre.
    Through June 15. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. Extra show: Sat., 2pm. $20-30.  
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    Visual Arts

    Elisabet Ney Museum: Meet Her Hands

    The Ney's annual hook-up with BossBabes ATX returns, with this year's series of artist residencies beginning with a show by abstract photographer Karen Navarro.
    Thu., June 13, 7-9pm
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    Theatre

    Hamilton

    This, in case you somehow didn't know (and please accept our sincere congratulations on finally waking up from that years-long coma, yo, it's good to have you back), is Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop musical about America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Brought to town by the good people of Broadway in Austin, it's a phenomenon that's worthy of its endless hype, and they say tickets are possibly still available if you were born on a full moon, the wind is coming in from the northeast, and the Westlake sibyl dances a clockwise tarantella during consultation. Or, better: See the website right here for the show's two-days-before ticket lottery.
    May 28-June 16. Tue.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 1 & 7pm. $79-539.  
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    Theatre

    Henry V

    Penfold Theatre stages this Shakespearean wartime classic out in that fabled Round Rock Amphitheatre in the park, featuring a fine cast directed by Liz Fisher.
    Through June 22. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. Extra show, Sun., June 23, 8pm. Free.  
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    Comedy

    Oh Honey

    We can't find a description for this show on the Cap City website. But the image is of the venue's logo overlaid with a transparent LGBTQ+ flag. So we, journalists always insightful AF, reckon this here's a Pride Month celebration of all things queer and funny? Amen to that!
    Thu., June 13, 8pm. $10-15.  
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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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