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for Sat., Jan. 18
  • WARRIOR. GODDESS. KING: The Art of Practical Divinity

    Ashé Arts kicks off its third season with a high octane, unapologetically sultry production on the origins and costs of Black Girl Magic. Warrior Goddess King is a part of the Melanated Experience -- a series of stories that describe the alchemy of “becoming” through “undoing” of societal influences and narratives.
    Nov. 8-16, 2019  
    414 Johanna St. W.
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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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    Austin Popular Culture Museum: The Ballad of Jim Franklin

    The timeless artwork of Jim Franklin – superbly talented artist, Austin icon, and treasure – inaugurates the new space of the museum formerly known as SouthPop, now up there just off North Lamar.
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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 near-psychotic improv of Freakin' OUT, Man, then Friday brings the unscripted musical prowess of Girls Girls Girls, right before the laser-sharp ladies of Loverboy and the Live at ColdTowne stand-up showcase. Saturday features the National Audra Schroeder Day antics of Hunnicut on Holiday, followed by Martini Ranch's radiance of Weird Gay Vibes, 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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    Comedy

    Fall Into Comedy

    Ah, the fun seldom pauses, with musical comedy skits, magic, and a political satirical revue where the bustling backdrop of Sixth Street is on view through the stagefront window! Esther’s Follies has been entertaining sold-out audiences with its unique blend of entertainment for more than 40 years, using the absurd in politics and pop culture as a foundation for outrageous sketches. Bonus: That sexy magician Ray Anderson is going to wow you with illusions your mind won't believe your eyes have seen!
    Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $25-40.  
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    Flatbed Press: Vitam Corporis: The Body in Print

    All hail! All hail the first exhibition in the brand new Flatbed HQ! Artists have long celebrated the human body in many ways. Visit this beloved gallery, now reborn in a fine new space, to continue the celebration of our own glorious vessels – featuring works by James Surls, Bob Schneider, Alice Leora Briggs, Robert Levers, Mary McCleary, Peter Nickel, 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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    MACC: Tierra Sagrada/ Sacred Land

    For this new show, native Texan artist Jesus Toro Martinez has converted items from our collective carelessness, aluminum cans, restaurant take out containers, old newspapers, plastic cups, plastic grocery bags, and on and on and on, into landscapes of Texas.
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    Mexic-Arte Museum: Dia de Los Muertos

    It's the Downtown museum's annual Día de Los Muertos and Community Altars exhibition, bringing the dead to Austin and Austin back to life with a panoply of artists' macabre yet celebratory creations.
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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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    Recspec Gallery: Demons & Devils

    That's right, one of Austin's best little galleries is back – bigger and better than ever, now in a new space south of the river. And what a way to inaugurate this fresh venue – with a sort of sequel to last year's excellent "Witches" show, this one curated by Laurel Barickman and Katie Cowden and featuring a plethora of artists drawing their subjects from folklore and occultism's darker spaces and from deep inside the shadows of human nature. They're embracing – and displaying – all of it here, though: the light and the dark, the good and the bad, the holy and the evil in everyone. The devil, as we know, is in the details.
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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 Thursday's Sloppy Seconds is an array of comedy duos. Then, on Friday, don't miss the highly Instagrammable Double Tap with Vivian Meyers and the inarguable power of Sure Thing hosted by Duncan Carson and Brendan K. O’Grady. Saturday's got the sci-fi slacker comedy of Losers in Space 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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