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    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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    Auditions: Ghost Quartet

    The acclaimed Liz Fisher will direct Dave Malloy's happily haunted musical about love, death, and whisky for Penfold Theater – so there are several good reasons, right there, to apply to be part of this October show. See website for details.
    Sat.-Sun., June 22-23
    Servant Church, 1605 E. 38 1/2
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    Book of Will

    Lauren Gunderson's excellent comedy features William Shakespeare's friends and fellow actors in The King's Men company doing whatever it takes to make sure that true versions of the Bard's plays survive – by compiling the First Folio, thwarting all the tailcoat-riding bastardized versions, faithfully recapturing the words that shaped their lives. Directed by Lara Toner Haddock for Austin Playhouse. And, prithee, what did our reviewer think of the show?
    Through June 30. Thu.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $36-42 (student discounts available).  
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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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    Immortal Longings

    That four-time Tony winner Terrence McNally explores the rich history of the Ballets Russes, Sergei Diaghilev’s itinerant Russian ballet company, in this newest play of his. See what happens in the the tempestuous relationship between Diaghilev and dancer Vaslav Nijinsky – as directed by Peter Rothstein for Zach Theatre, featuring choreography by Kelli Foster Warder. And here's that Robert Faires with a review!
    Through July 14. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2:30 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $30-93.  
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    Iolanthe

    Gilbert & Sullivan Austin's big summer production is this fanciful comedy that presents a topsy-turvy love story involving fairies and members of the House of Lords. (Oh, it must be nice – it must be niiiii-iiiiiice, to have Oberon on your side.)
    Through June 13-23. Thu.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $8-27.  
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    Visual Arts

    MASS Gallery: A Little Accident, Like Any Other

    Here's a new show that celebrates collaborative practice, mail art, drawing, and sound – by local artist Alex Robinson and Ohio-based Michael Kellner. Individual works from the artists are also included.
    Through July 7
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    Outside Mullingar

    What's outside Mullingar? Well, for one thing, two introverted thirtysomething misfits named Anthony and Rosemary, in this Tony-nominated play by John Patrick Shanley (the author of Doubt and Moonstruck, no less). This is the Austin premiere of a very funny and heartbreaking love story, directed by Michael Cooper for Reverie Theatre Company and featuring live Irish fiddle music throughout.
    Through June 30. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $25-40.  
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    SAGE Studio: All You Can Eat

    Here's a food-themed group exhibition featuring the work of eight Texas-based artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities: Rick Fleming, Sam Eiler, Anna Burke, Charlie French, Gav Sears, David Sulak, Jackson Sutton, and Elijah Giorgi.
    Through July 6
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    Visual Arts

    Strange Beasts VI: The Return Of The King

    It's the city's best cinematic tie-in, we're thinking, as 19 amazing artists pay graphic tribute to Godzilla, the king of the kaiju, the master of all monsters – and his fiercest foes and greatest allies. Originals and prints available among many monstrous machinations.
    Through July 14
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    Visual Arts

    The Contemporary Austin: Hi, how are you, Gonzo?

    Abraham Cruzvillegas’ vibrant artistic practice begins with the concept of autoconstrucción, an idea rooted in transformation, exchange, and play. During the exhibition, a series of site-specific sculptures will be enlivened through music, performances, workshops, cooking, storytelling, artmaking, skateboarding, and more, in activations led by the artist’s collaborators from Mexico City and community partners from Austin. See our feature article for more.
    Through July 14
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    Theatre

    The Divine Narcissus

    This is paper chairs' new adaptation of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz’s, El Narciso Divino, reimagined by Austin playwright Elizabeth Doss, exploring an uncanny allegory that blends Greek myth and the Bible into a new world in which "canonical narratives are deconstructed and reimagined to create an immersive and wholly original theatrical experience." Witness a pageant put on by “Paganism” and “The Church," and a shepherdess (aka Human Nature) searching for her long-lost love.
    June 20-30. Thu.-Sun., 8:30pm. $15-30.  
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    Umlauf Sculpture Garden: With Out, With In

    If you're standing at the crossroads of wood and sculpture, one of the talented giants you'll see landmarking that intersection is James Surls. If you're at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum for this new show, you'll be amazed by more than 30 of that maestro's works – his iconic, surrealistic wooden creations as well as a few of his giant steel and bronze structures. Note: This is, surprisingly, Surls' first solo exhibition of sculptures in Austin.
    Through Aug. 18
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    Wally Workman Gallery: Monsteras

    This is the WWG's sixth solo show with local figurative painter Patrick Puckett, the artist's larger-than-life canvases deploying the color red to lend his singular figures an undeniable presence.
    Through June 23

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