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    Classical Music

    Fold In, Fold Out

    Density512 presents new music, recorded live during this concert, by UT graduates Nicholas Perry Clark, Akshaya Avril Tucker, and Russell Podgorsek. Audience questions and formal interviews will examine the ways composers work with material and form in the modern era. Wine and hors d’ouevres included with admission.
    Sat., Oct. 19, 8pm. $20-30.  
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    Ghost Quartet

    Penfold Theatre brings a bounty of ghostly elegance to your Halloweening season, as Liz Fisher directs Dave Malloy's happily haunted musical about love, death, and whisky. Listen in as four friends drink and spin yarns about two fairy-tale sisters, a tree house astronomer and a lazy evil bear, a subway tragedy, and the ghost of Thelonious Monk, the disparate narrative threads interweaving into a centuries-long tale of encounters with the otherworldly. (Note: The final two performances will be at the Driskill Hotel, with pre-show entertainment beginning at 7:30pm. Oct. 31: Ghost stories told by paranormal expert Nathan Jerkins. Nov. 1: Round Rock Ballet Folklórico share traditional Día de los Muertos dances and discuss the importance of the holiday.) Also? Our reviewer? Was rather blown away.
    Through Nov. 1. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $16-31 ($45, for Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 shows).  
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    Hang

    This new play by debbie tucker green is the inaugural production for Horizon Line Theatre. Directed by Chuck Ney, it's a provocative and darkly humorous show that focuses on the aftermath of one woman’s violent attack and how it has destroyed her life and her family, and it stars Nadine Mozon, Barbara Chisholm, and (yes, Chronicle Arts Editor) Robert Faires.
    Through Oct. 19. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. Extra show: Wed., Oct. 16, 8pm. $20-25.  
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    Classical Music

    Praising the Beloved: The Song of Songs

    The Song of Songs or Song of Solomon from the Hebrew Bible provided the texts for many of the most polished, sensual, and beautiful compositions by the master composers of the Renaissance and early Baroque. Experience the sublime beauty of those works as Daniel Johnson and the Texas Early Music Project bring them to full aural life right here in the present.
    Oct. 19-20. Fri., 7:30pm (St. John's United Methodist Church, 2140 Allandale); Sun., 3pm (St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 8134 Mesa). $5-30.  
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    SVT: Three Headed Festival

    Salvage Vanguard Theatre roars back to the foreground of Austin's stagework scene with this second annual showcase of works and workshops curated by Kate Taylor. Examine the power of curses, the stranglehold of categorization, and the courage to overcome in two weekends of solo performances featuring dancer and choreographer Kelsey Oliver, actor and visual artist Kriston Woodreaux, and actor and activist Crystal Bird Caviel. Also: a pre-show interactive exhibit by Alyssa Dillard, a movement class led by Oliver, and that grotesquely gorgeous (and vice versa) Rogue at Rogge Monsters’ Ball. Ah, there's so much to see and do, we reckon that a full-festival pass is the best way to go. See website for details!
    Through Oct. 27. Thu.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 10:30am, 2, 5, 8, & 10pm; Sun., 5 & 8pm. $5-25.  
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    Comedy

    The Black Vault

    Don't mistake this for comedy, exactly. The Black Vault is a fully improvised show that spins horror tales in the style of H.P. Lovecraft, the writer best known for his "Cthulhu Mythos." The show explores many of Lovecraft’s themes – ancient unspeakable terror, impossible twisted dreamscapes, unseen forces from beyond the stars that infect our minds, and the real horrors that humanity inflicts upon itself – but, note: This new production tells tales of creeping alien horrors via the experiences of those not typically represented in Lovecraft’s work. In other words: Boo-yah, Howard Phillips, you old dead racist! Ia! Ia!
    Through Oct. 26. Fri.-Sat., 8pm. $15.  
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    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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