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for Sat., Jan. 18
  • 36th Annual Viva la Vida Festival & Parade

    The Mexic-Arte Museum's 36th Annual Viva la Vida Festival & Parade is the biggest Day of the Dead celebration taking place in downtown Austin, Texas. From a Grand Procession starting at 6th Street and running down Congress Avenue and a Festival taking place under the Frost Tower building with vendors of all types, Viva la Vida is the event filled with spooky vibes for the whole family. Find out how you can get involved by visiting their website!
    Downtown Austin
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    AARC: Inter/sected and A River Across the East and West

    Photographers get the spotlight at this exhibit in the Asian American Resource Center, featuring Austin's Ben Aqua and the San Francisco artistic duo Messrs. Su.
    Free.
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    Dance

    ACC Dance Classes

    The Dance Department of Austin Community College offers classes in modern, jazz, ballet, and improvisation techniques, with student work produced twice a year in the Choreographers' Showcase. Teachers include Ellen Bartel, Jessica Cox, Kathy Dunn Hamrick, Roxanne Gage, Darla Johnson, Sunny Shen, Catherine Solaas and Melissa Watt. Note: Classes can be taken for credit and applied toward your degree.
    Prices vary, scholarships available.  
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    Bale Creek Allen: Works from the Nineties

    The man behind the gallery puts himself inside the gallery, in its front rooms this time, with a collection of his compelling creations from the 1990s. Is this a good idea? Tell you what: Since only the best of any other artists he might show can match Allen's skill, ingenuity, and stunning sense of the-ordinary-turned-unique, this exhibition is a great idea.
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    Comedy

    Best Comedy on Airport

    There's Sugar Water Purple on Wednesday nights – look, we reviewed their show right here. And this Thursday features improv supergroup Friends for Now and the sketches of Pendulum, then Friday brings the return of Girls Girls Girls, right before the laser-sharp ladies of Loverboy and the Live at ColdTowne stand-up showcase. Saturday features the creepy pagan rituals of Echo Lake Midsommar, followed by true stories of life in Angola (AKA the Louisiana State Pen), and Riot Society, and – oh, see website for more!
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    Dougherty Arts Center

    The Dougherty Arts School's adult arts program is dedicated to enriching the Austin community with hands-on artistic opportunities, providing skilled artists to teach a variety of classes in ceramics, digital arts, drawing and painting, darkroom photography, and more.
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    Helios Fused Glass Studio

    Learn while they burn at this professional studio – a nationally recognized teaching facility and retailer of fusible glass and supplies.
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    Lora Reynolds Gallery: Federal Triangle

    Here's a new series of images shot in and around Washington, D.C., with which photographer Mike Osborne might provoke a slightly paranoid twitch in your potentially surveilled soul. Bonus: Leon Polk Smith in the Project Room annex.
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    Northern-Southern: House Plants

    Brad Tucker, for the first solo show in his hometown of Austin in more than a decade, presents a suite of shaped canvas that lives on the walls like sentient plants, less tamed than coaxed. These paintings are domestic-sized, expanding the spaces around them, nourishing the air of the room, bringing a colorful minimalism to this intimate gallery. "Modernist but winking, folky yet sophisticated, kind, exact, unique, and warm."
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    Comedy

    Underground Comedy

    This newly revitalized basement venue is dedicated to "bringing the best in alternative comedy with shows seven nights a week." For instance: Monday starts things off with that sprightly revue of optimism called Fuck This Week, Tuesday shows you how The Floor Is Lava, there's the all-female comedy showcase called Garage on Wednesdays, and the Halloweeny winners of The Haunting of Hell Hell gonna make Shirley J spin in her grave this Thursday. Then, on Friday, don't miss the downright Ah-nuldian return of Terminator: the Musical and the inarguable power of Sure Thing hosted by Duncan Carson and Brendan K. O’Grady. Saturday's got a Mixtape for you, followed by some story-centered Sweet Lightning, and – see website for more!
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    Yard Dog: The Ballad of Western Expressionism

    The renowned musician and painter Tom Russell's work reflects his life as a world traveler and the years spent immersing himself in the culture of the American Southwest. Now the man's newly transplanted to Austin and here's a show of his vibrant works.

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