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    American Blood Song: A Puppet Operetta of the Donner Party

    Oh, holy shit. That unstoppable Trouble Puppet crew, led by Connor Hopkins, often as sick and twisted as they are brilliant – and, yeah, they've been mind-bogglingly good at times – returns with a true-historical tale of the sort of privilege, entitlement, and hubris that leads to nation-building … and sometimes cannibalism. This spectacle is performed by Zac Crofford, Caroline Reck, Marina DeYoe-Pedraza, Indigo Rael, Jay Young, Zac Carr, and Melissa Vogt. It's a musical, too, with an original score by Mother Falcon. Recommended, but note: This is not the sort of puppet show you wanna take your smaller kids to – unless you've been feeding them long pig all this time.
    Through Aug. 17. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $15-35.  
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    Comedy

    Austin Pride Week: Official Pride Comedy Show

    An all-queer comedy lineup that was so good they had to add a second show! Arielle Isaac Norman, Roxy Castillo, Ava Smartt, Ralphie Hardesty, Brandi Davis, Claude Ramey, and yer host Ky Krebs will make you laugh 'til it hurts (so good).
    Thu., Aug. 8, 9pm-12mid. $5.  
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    Hidden Room Salon Series

    That Beth Burns-helmed theatrical powerhouse known as Hidden Room Theatre presents three summer evenings of discussion, entertainment, and themed refreshments inside the exquisite Neill-Cochran House, with each event led by a scholar/expert in the topic and enhanced by live performance. Recommended! Behind the Veil: Spiritualism in the 19th Century; Thu., Aug. 1, 6-8pm. Bardolatry on the Boards: Shakespeare in America; Thu., Aug. 8, 6-8pm. Parlour Games: How to Behave and How to Amuse; Thu., Aug. 15, 6-8pm.
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    Books

    KOOP Day at BookPeople!

    On this day, O radio-loving bibliophile, please note that BookPeople will donate a percentage of their sales to KOOP all day long! Also, in the evening they’ll have food from mmmpanadas in the parking lot and KOOP DJs inside (from 5-8pm) and local author Red Wassenich signing copies of his new Keeping Austin Weird book (7pm).
    Thu., Aug. 8, 10am-8pm
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    Visual Arts

    Susanna Dickinson Museum: Notes from the Border

    The photographer Ilana Panich-Linsman gives us a small glimpse into the lives of those detained and displaced, via images captured on the U.S.-Mexican Border.
    Through Sept. 22
    411 E. Fifth
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    Writers of Saturday Night Live

    That's right, two of them, scripting the hell outta your SNL week after week, now bringing their chops to Cap City. And while we can't vouch for Steven Castillo, we know that Andrew Dismukes is one of the funniest people to ever work a stage in this city. Reckon this gig is a sure bet for comedy excellence: You probably don't get their best stuff on that little screen, right?
    Aug. 7-10. Wed.-Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 7:30 & 10pm. $12-23.  
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