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  • 36th Annual Viva la Vida Festival & Parade

    The Mexic-Arte Museum's 36th Annual Viva la Vida Festival & Parade is the biggest Day of the Dead celebration taking place in downtown Austin, Texas. From a Grand Procession starting at 6th Street and running down Congress Avenue and a Festival taking place under the Frost Tower building with vendors of all types, Viva la Vida is the event filled with spooky vibes for the whole family. Find out how you can get involved by visiting their website!
    Downtown Austin
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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