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    Dance

    Arcos Dance: Ether Junk

    In this "staged rehearsal of possible cyborg realities,” the kinetic savants of Arcos use dance to explore how emergent technologies de-center the body and offer audience-participants the chance to assert their humanity in an increasingly opaque technoworld. In-person viewers of each performance will be joined by audiences at other locations screening an interactive livestream of the piece and using their phones to shape the action remotely. Note: This is Arcos, so it's gonna be some kind of fierce and weird and wonderful.
    Aug. 30-Sept. 8. Wed.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm. Donations accepted.  
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      Comedy

      Out of Bounds Comedy Festival

      Look, it's not all about the improv, OK? That is to say, yes, it's hella about improv, the whole looooong weekend is lousy with improv – with amazing troupes from all over the country attending and performing – but there's also a sweet array of sketch comedy and stand-up comedy and just the naturally occurring comedy that ensues as hundreds and hundreds of professionals and fans converge on the ATX for the seven days of this annual festival of staged shenanigans. Shows? Well, yes! But workshops and classes, too – and more afterparties than you can shake a shakable thing at. Ah, we've got more coverage for you right here, citizen, but right now check that website and reserve tickets while you can.
      Through Sept. 2  
      Various locations
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      Books

      David Lagercrantz: The Girl Who Lived Twice

      The author, in conversation with Chandler Baker, presents his newest installment continuing the modern mythos of Stieg Larsson's cyberpunk badass, Lisbeth Salander. You know: Dragon Tattoo, Hornet's Nest, and so on? There ya go.
      Fri., Aug. 30, 7pm
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      Theatre

      Robert Mueller's Greatest Hits

      Robert Mueller (as played by Hyde Park Theatre's own Ken Webster), with help from a rotation of local all-star actors, presents highlights of the special counsel’s two-volume, 400-plus page report in this staged reading – including, of course, the Mueller team's assessment of Russian interference and the president’s efforts to obstruct the investigation into his campaign. Conceived and directed by Mark Pickell for Capital T Theatre. (Also, we feel compelled to add, in the interests of full disclosure: FUCK TRUMP.)
      Through Aug. 31. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. Pay what you can, impeach if possible.
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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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      Theatre

      The Mamalogues

      Color Arc Productions presents the world premiere of Lisa B. Thompson’s new satirical comedy about black, unmarried, middle-class mothers parenting in the age of anxiety, as they lean in, stress out, and guide their precocious children from diapers to college in a dangerous world. Directed by Rudy Ramirez, starring Yvonne Oaks, Valoneecia Tolbert, and MelodyAnn Fullylove.
      Through Sept. 7. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $15-35.  
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      Theatre

      Transom

      This new play, devised by a trans/nonbinary ensemble – the lead writers are Libby Carr and Lane Stanley – tells the story of a "found family" living together in the same house, redefining the meaning and importance of community and overcoming personal grief and loss while fostering an atmosphere of love and acceptance. Directed by Lisa Scheps and Jess O'Rear for Ground Floor Theatre.
      Through Aug. 31. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. Extra show: Wed., Aug. 28, 8pm. $5-40.  
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