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    A techno-thriller that begins when a young woman is raped at a fraternity and ends in a future where corporations promise a new body with the swipe of a screen, this new Jacqueline Goldfinger play follows a hacktivist who turns industrial espionage into high art. Directed by Rudy Ramirez for the Vortex, it's "a cyberpunk drama for the #metoo era."
    Through Feb. 8. Thu.-Sun., 8pm  
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    Dance

    Solo Symphony: A Dance with Peter Bay

    OK, you know how Forklift Dance's Allison Orr takes urban infrastructural crews and sports teams and so on, and works their job-related movements into fantastic choreography, and then those actual workers and athletes perform the newly enhanced motions for the public? Remember the stunning Trash Project and Power Up! and so on? Well, inspired by the virtuosic movement of symphonic conducting, Orr has again worked that process with just one person: the Austin Symphony Orchestra's own Peter Bay. And, continuing the usual Forklift goodness, the show will be accompanied by live music: An original score by Graham Reynolds will be played by 13 musicians while Bay both conducts and embodies movements based abstractly on his conducting gestures.
    Jan. 30-Feb. 2. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $24 and up.  
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    Classical Music

    Beerthoven: Take Me To Your Lieder

    Q: What do fleas, Craigslist ads, and Jupiter's moons have in common? A: They've all been the subjects of great works of art music, by composers from Beethoven to Bernstein. Now Daniel Swayze and his Beerthoven bunch invite you along for the ride, featuring I Hate Music by Leonard Bernstein, Gabriel Kahane's Craigslistlieder, and selections by Ravel, Saint-Saens, Mussorgsky, and (but of course!) Beethoven – performed by soprano Charissa Memrick, pianist Martin Kesuma, bass singer Mikhail Smigelski, and flutist Seetha Shivaswamy. And you already know there's tasty brews to quaff at these gigs, right?
    Jan. 31 & Feb. 2. Fri., 7:30pm; Sun., 3pm. $10-25.  
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    Visual Arts

    Kris Graves: Testament Project

    The Testament Project is photographer Kris Graves' exploration and re-conception of the contemporary black experience in America.
    Reception: Sun., Feb. 2, 2-4pm
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    Link & Pin Gallery: Soul: Melanated Life In Print

    Here's another excellent part of that citywide PrintAustin initiative, with a show curated by Atlanta's Jamal Barber (Studio Noize Podcast) and featuring the art of African-American printmakers who use the medium to represent the black experience. With works by Jennifer Mack Watkins, Latoya Hobbs, Rashaun Rucker, Ann Johnson, Rabea Ballin, Jerushia Graham, Maurice Evans, Grace Kisa, Jasmine Williams, and curator Barber.
    Through Feb. 9
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    PrintEXPO 2020

    This is PrintAustin’s annual print fair, featuring 64 booths of artists, galleries, editioning shops, and university reps. Purchase original artwork from regional and national talent and flip through bins n' bins of prints to add some of the snazziest new graphics to your art collection. Saturday features live steamroller printing; Sunday's got a slate of printmaking demos and family-friendly activities; the whole weekend has plenty of delights for the eye and mind alike, and a convivial atmosphere infused by them what pretty much breathe ink as a way of life.
    Feb. 1-2. Sat., 11am-5pm; Sun., 11am-3pm. Free.
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    Shen Yun

    In which the world’s foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops combine to create one spectacular performance.
    Jan. 31-Feb. 2. Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2 & 7pm; Sun., 1pm. $84 and up.  
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    Tiny Beautiful Things

    This luminous drama, based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed and adapted for the stage by My Big Fat Greek Wedding's Nia Vardalos, is about reaching when you’re stuck, healing when you’re broken, and finding the courage to take on the questions which have no answers. One hell of a fine cast – Barbara Chisholm, Crystal Bird Caviel, John Christopher, and Lowell Bartholomee – is directed by Rosalind Faires for Austin Playhouse.
    Through Feb. 2. Thu.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $34-38.  
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    A Night with Janis Joplin

    In this show, written and originally directed by Randy Johnson and starring Mary Bridget Davies, the legendary queen of rock & roll explodes onto the stage in a concert experience that celebrates the Texas musical marvel and shines a spotlight on the trailblazing female blues and soul vocalists who influenced her.
    Through March 8. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2:30 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $30 and up.  
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    Here is Yasmina Reza’s Tony-winning comedy about the lives of three old friends, the meaning of art and life, and how far we go to protect those we care about. Featuring Scott Poppaw, Marc Balester, and J. Kevin Smith, as directed by Andy Berkovsky for City Theatre. And here's our review of the show.
    Through Feb. 2. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $10-30.
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    FronteraFest Long Fringe

    Here are the longer productions of this year's 27th annual FronteraFest (as opposed to the nightly smorgasbord of the Short Fringe), with performers and companies taking the stage at Ground Floor Theatre to offer a variety of new shows on a diversity of subjects. This is what's coming up:: Possibilities: Storytelling with Poetry, Improv, and Song (90 mins.) Jennifer Bloom shares poetry, songs, and stories to weave a tapestry of connection on her exploration of what it means to be human. In Our Prime Improv (Paul Normandin, Ryan Hill, and Gloria Rabil Bankler) embody characters from Bloom’s poetry and audience input. "Each show offers a new possibility … and a hug for your soul." Wed., Jan. 29, 8:45pm; Fri., Jan. 31, 7pm; Sat., Feb. 1, 5:30pm; Sun., Feb. 2, 3pm. $15.: Stand-Up Jesus (60 mins.) Making his first appearance in more than 2000 years, Jesus of Nazareth returns with razor-sharp satire for sinners. Let anyone who is without sin cast the first heckle! "It’s a second coming blessed with punchlines where god is the god of funny. Come battle the hypocrisy of false prophets and praise the truth that hurts!" Written and performed by Robert Dubac for Moment-to-Moment Productions. Wed., Jan. 29, 7pm; Sat., Feb. 1, 3:45pm; Sun., Feb. 2, 1:15 & 7:30pm. $20.: Straitjacket: Variations on a Theme of Horror (90 mins.) This is a monodrama – produced, written, directed, and performed by Charles P. Stites – in which a prisoner, tortured by a sadistic warden, is locked away in solitary confinement and sealed in a straitjacket for days at a time. In order to escape the horror of his reality, he astral projects out of his body to relive his past lives. It's "a riveting story of madness, escape, and the terror of eternity," adapted from The Star-Rover by Jack London. Thu., Jan. 30, 8:30pm; Sat., Feb. 1, noon & 9:15pm; Sun., Feb. 2, 5:15pm. $10.: Transhumance (45 mins.) In this "playful, heartfelt exploration of gender," NYC-based theatre artist Ania Upstill dives into the absurd in a surreal journey across the landscape of gender in search of a place to call home. Thu., Jan. 30, 7pm; Fri., Jan. 31, 9:15pm; Sat., Feb. 1, 2:15 & 7:45pm. $15.
    Jan. 22-Feb. 2. Prices vary.  
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    Visual Arts

    grayDUCK Gallery: Space Is a Reality

    By means of sculpture and installation, Spanish artist Ana Esteve Llorens explores the reality of space as a sensory experience, using natural and manufactured materials, craft techniques, and industrial processes to engage with different methods of production and a local and international community of makers.
    Through Feb. 23  
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    Landmarks Video: Camel Collective

    The Camel Collective's Something Other Than What You Are is the latest to get the big-screen treatment in this ongoing series from your friends at UT's Landmarks program.
    Through Feb. 29. Daily, 7-10pm. Free.  
    UT's ART Building, 2301 San Jacinto
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    Visual Arts

    MASS Gallery: Monochromatic Dreams

    This show features the work of Chicago-based Yvette Mayorga, who creates multimedia installations and candy-colored confectionary, tackling issues of race, identity, and gender using visual tropes of celebration.
    Through Feb. 29
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    Books

    Shauna Shapiro: Good Morning, I Love You

    "Learn how self-compassion can change everything about how you feel, how you relate, and how you live – for good."
    Sun., Feb. 2, 5pm
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    Visual Arts

    Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival

    Here's the 18th annual celebration of inked humans and all the storied industry and artistry that surrounds the phenomenon, with live tattooing by masters of all styles (traditional Japanese, photorealistic color, and everything between), tattoo contests, a kids' area, and unique vendors with the most graphic merch around. The live entertainment schedule features performances by Lizardman Sideshow, Altercation Punk Rock Comedy, Michelle Manx Belly Dance, the Jigglewatts, and the Divas of Illusion drag show. Special guests this year: cartoonist Bob Camp (the co-creator of Ren & Stimpy) and legendary low-brow artist Coop.
    Jan. 31-Feb. 2. Fri., noon-10pm; Sat., 11am-9pm; Sun., noon-7pm. $20-60.  
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    The Niceties

    Eleanor Burgess’ incendiary new drama is an explosive discussion of race, history, privilege, and social justice. Starring Jacqui Calloway and Francesca Christian, directed by Jeremy Rashad Brown for Jarrott Productions. Well, okay, but what does the Chronicle's Robert Faires think of the show? Find out here.
    Through Feb. 2. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $23 and up.  
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    The Turn of the Screw

    Jeffrey Hatcher's stage adaptation of the Henry James novella (that tale of horror and repressed sexuality) is presented by Austin's Filigree Theatre for your wintertime appreciation and unease. Directed by Elizabeth V. Newman, and starring James Lindsley and Paulina Fricke-Fox. (But – what does the Chronicle's own Robert Faires think of the show? That's featured right here.)
    Through Feb. 9. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $20-25.  
    Romy Suskin Photography, 2617 S. First
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    Trade with Klan

    Inspired by true events, this Donald E. Baker play from Southwest Theatre Productions reflects on the collapse of the Indiana Klan, the largest Ku Klux Klan organization in the nation in 1925. "Daniel Lenhart returns to his hometown after seminary college to find the Klan rooted in his community and his brother putting a Trade With Klan sign in the window of the family business." And here's our review of the show.
    Through Feb. 2. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 4pm. $18-25.  
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    Visual Arts

    Wally Workman Gallery: Kathryn Polk

    Each of the artist's narrative lithographs contains dozens of her unique symbols – flames, needle and thread, logs, prickly pear pads, helicopter seeds, tattoos, and spilled milk – expressing a visual language for the Southern female experience, a voice of beauty and strength that reminds us of how far we've come and how far we have yet to go.
    Through Feb. 2

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