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    Dance

    Blue Lapis Light: In Light

    This latest Downtown spectacle of beauty and power from the acclaimed company features aerialists performing off the side of IBC Bank, dancers on Chinese poles, and an ensemble of ground-based performers. This event is not the sort of infrastructural phantasmagoria an arts-lover wants to miss, we reckon – so, yes, you'd best reserve tickets while you can.
    Through Sept. 29. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $25-65.  
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    Theatre

    Admissions

    Just in time for the start of the school year, Joshua Harmon's ripped-from-the-headlines show, presented here under the direction of David Jarrott, takes a satirical look at the things some people will do to get their child into the right university. Starring Tim Blackwood, Beth Burroughs, Rebecca Robinson, Tucker Shepherd, Jennie Underwood, and the spectre of white liberal privilege.
    Through Oct. 6. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $23-25.  
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    Books

    Amber Elby: Trouble Fires Burn

    The author presents her third novel, a fantasy adventure that's based on the plays of William Shakespeare.
    Sun., Sept. 29, 1pm
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    Visual Arts

    Hops For HOPE

    Street art forever! Also, tasty suds: This is Austin's largest art and beer exhibition, with 100% of donations supporting the HOPE Campaign and the HOPE Outdoor Gallery. This year's party features 17 visual artists bringing their best work, 17 local breweries bringing their liquid artistry, and a great lineup of local DJs. Imagine: A beat-driven heaven where paint caps never clog and at least one of the local gods is named Krylon.
    Sun., Sept. 29, 4-10pm. Free.  
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    Theatre

    Instructions for a Seance

    Part DIY seance, part historical cabaret, this is one woman's attempt to contact and resurrect the escape artist Harry Houdini. Inspired by the Houdini archives at the Harry Ransom Center, this show by Katie Bender is "a funny, haunting, and haunted exploration of ambition, legacy, and familial responsibility."
    Through Sept. 29. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $15-30.  
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    Books

    Marion Winik: Big Book of the Dead

    This is a party to celebrate Winik's new volume of collected work, featuring the acclaimed author and her longtime friend, the poet Naomi Shihab Nye.
    Sun., Sept. 29, 2:30pm
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    Theatre

    The Duchess of Malfi

    Beth Burns and her Hidden Room cohortRyan Crowder, Liz Beckham, Brock England, Judd Farris, Valoneecia Tolbert, Robert Matney, and other fierce talents – return with John Webster’s true-crime masterpiece of power, corruption, fate, and forbidden love, doing this classic revenge tragedy up right with period playing practices, live music, 1614-style garments, and proper makeup techniques. Note: After its Austin run, Hidden Room will take the show to Shakespeare’s Globe Wanamaker Playhouse in London. And here's our full review of the show!
    Through Oct. 20. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $17-35.  
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