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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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    In his first original solo show, award-winning actor and poet Jesus I. Valles journeys across both sides of a river with two names, moving between languages to find his place as a son, a lover, a teacher, and a brother in a nation that demands sacrifice at the altar of citizenship. Directed by Rudy Ramirez.
    Through Feb. 16. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $11-21.  
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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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    Atelier 1205: A Lory & an Eaglet

    This new exhibition is Julia Hart’s personal attempt to make sense of a world that makes very little sense to the artist and is inspired by what we cannot immediately see – those dreamlike spaces that exist just beyond vision, now rendered via a diversity of media.
    Through March 6
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    Big Medium: The Contemporary Print

    Join PrintAustin in celebrating its seventh annual juried international exhibition, a survey of traditional techniques and innovative approaches in contemporary printmaking, presented in collaboration with Big Medium and juried by Claudia Zapata. This show, pretty much the epicenter of what the impressive PrintAustin project supercharges gallery walls with each January, features works by David Avery, Kelly Belter, Lisette Chavez, Briar Craig, Tania Cruz, Angela Faz, J. Leigh Garcia, Dirk Hagner, Veronica Hallock, Anna Hoberman, Daryl Howard, Raluca Iancu, Brian Johnson, and more, more, more. And we raved about just one of the works right here.
    Through Feb. 15
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    Bonnie & Clyde: A Musical Comedy

    Texas Comedies presents this "mostly true" musical send-up of the deadly duo and the man obsessed with hunting them down, based on arresting deputy Ted Hinton's memoir and media stories of the 1930s.
    Through Feb. 15. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $12-25.  
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    Color Squad: Sur/Real

    The Austin Chronicle, that cantankerous old rag, noted that its readers chose this group as the "Best Muralists" of 2019. Now the local art-activist youth collective debuts a group show of vivid proportions.
    Reception: Thu., Feb. 6, 6-8pm  
    1023 Springdale, Bldg 3
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    Davis Gallery: Spectrum

    The king returns, as we like to say, as Roi James presents this new solo show of recent paintings that encompass several different bodies of work, including variations of his abstract oils, his Construct series, and his Floral array of wonders.
    Through Feb. 22
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    Dimension Gallery: In the Arc of Your Mallet

    This is the final installment of a two-part exhibition by Jade Walker, focusing on disease, healing, and the inherently close union we have with our own bodies. Inspired by the Rumi poem of the same title and including borrowed mallets from more than 40 members of the artist's community.
    Through Feb. 29
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    Flatbed Press: Stereotyped Ordinary

    Of course Flatbed, of all places and organizations in this inkstained city, is part of PrintAustin – don't be silly! In fact, don't be sad, citizen … which is what you will be – downright miserable, we reckon – if you miss this gorgeous installation and exhibition of prints by Sangmi Yoo, who uses digital printing and laser- and hand-cutting techniques on paper to create large works celebrating the architectural structures around us.
    Through Feb. 15
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    FronteraFest Short Fringe

    The 27th annual theatrical smorgasbord of local productions (comedy! drama! dance! improv! performance art! multimedia! diverse shenanigans!) continues with its slate of five 25-minute-long Short Fringe shows each night at Hyde Park Theatre (through Feb. 15), with the usually sold-out Best of the Week show each Saturday night. Coming up:Science Fails: The Human Side of Science by Nichole Bennett; Flashmandments by CB Goodman; Flawed by Sandy Maranto; How To Say You’re Afraid of Commitment in 140 Characters Or Less by Valerie Nies; and Who Sits Next to Wilma by Janna Garza; Thu., Jan. 23, 8pm.A Child’s Guide to Schopenhauer by Marla Porter; Battle by Cry Havoc Action Choreography; Choice by Addy Lugo, Gloria C. Adams, and Teresa Johnson; Me-usical: The Musical by Ragan Fox; and Purdy Mischief's Playtime by Lindsey Greer Sikes; Fri., Jan. 24, 8pm.At Death We Know Everything by The United Güey(s); Dueling Playwrights: Battle of the Bathroom by Marianne Serene & James E. Burnside; Miss Winnie by Marla Porter; Mom’s First Job (And What Not To Talk About At The Dinner Table) by Rhonda Roe; and Persnickety by Alex Garza; Tue., Jan. 28, 8pm.Airbnb by Heather Thiel; An Evening, and Possible Morning, with Carl Sagan by Pete Parsons; Bad Neighbors by Ava Love Hanna; Fidelity by Raymond V. Whelan; and The Heart and How It Heals by Helyn Rain Messenger; Wed., Jan. 29, 8pm.All Aglow by Christine Darling; Thing with Feathers by Kylah Torre; A Character Challenge by Lee Eddy; This Show Will Go On by Brian Bonnet, Thaddeus Grant Fenton, and Olivia Wise; and What a World by Laura Freeman and Kris Frederiksen; Thu., Jan. 30, 8pm.+caraway+ by Cris Edwards; Still Life by Matt Sandbank; Ma & Pa Gothic Save Texas! by Tom Booker & Janet Maykus; Side B by Daniel Berkowitz; and Thumb War by Kathryn Sterling; Fri., Jan. 31, 8pm.1.5 Korean by Pamela Paek and Arthur Stanley Chong; Enlightened by Tristan Young Mercado; Our Good Friend by Sabeen Noorani and Trinity Joan Adams; What Water is There for Us to Clean Ourselves by James E. Burnside; and Words Fail Me by Hank Schwemmer; Tue., Feb. 4, 8pm.Bad Thoughts by Aransas Haley; I'm Still Leaving by Molly Fonseca and Anikka Lekven; Please Do Not Touch the Art by Sally Seitz; H.P. Lovecraft's Sweet Ermengarde, or The Heart Of A Country Girl by Percy Simple; and Unconditional Therapy by Sandy Maranto; Wed., Feb. 5, 8pm.How To Belong by Maggie Gallant; Paramount Story Wranglers by 3rd Graders; Sunday Slugg'rz by Max Langert; When You … by Chuy Zarate; and Whippet Good by Jo DePrang;Thu., Feb. 6, 8pm.Note: FronteraFest is a unique collaboration between two of Austin’s most venerable arts organizations – that aforementioned Hyde Park Theatre (an award-winning professional company in central Austin) and ScriptWorks (a playwright development and service organization with members in Texas and across the nation).
    $18 per night.  
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    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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    J Gallery: Let It Flow

    Group show of works by artists Greta Olivas, Marilyn Rodriguez, and Donna Starnes.
    Through March 8
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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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    Luther College Nordic Choir

    Here's a night of breathtaking choral music with the acclaimed choir, under the direction of Andrew Last.
    Thu., Feb. 6, 7:30pm. $10-20.  
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    Man of Destiny

    Who was Napoleon before he became an emperor? Find out in this comedy by George Bernard Shaw, presented out at Pioneer Farms by an Archive Theater cast under the direction of Garrison Martt and Jennifer Rose Davis.
    Through Feb. 29. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $25-35.  
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    Comedy

    Ms. Pat

    Ms. Pat hasn’t lived the life of your typical comedian. But Ms. Pat will make you laugh more than a typical comedian, too, we'll bet.
    Feb. 5-8. Wed.-Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 7:30 & 10pm. $12-23.  
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    Old Bakery Gallery: Evolutions

    February's featured artists – who, we reckon, make this place a good place to visit before SXSW comes a-roaring into Austin again – are Valérie Chaussonnet, Rebecca Bennett, Lauryl Eddlemon, and Sylvia Crossland.
    Through March 4  
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    PrintAustin

    The annual program of exhibitions displaying the work of printmakers – professionals and amateurs creating all manner of art via pigment pressed onto paper and other materials – using woodcuts, etchings, mezzotints, lithography, serigraphy, aquatints, newfangled digital methods, and so on in glorious profusion – the annual program celebrating all this is now under way. With Big Medium in Canopy featuring "The Contemporary Print," and Link & Pin Gallery offering "Melanated Life in Print," and Wally Workman Gallery resplendent with the narrative lithography of Kathryn Polk, and other venues around the city giving the inky discipline its promotional due – and with the almost overwhelming PrintEXPO culmination at Blue Genie coming up (Feb. 1 & 2) … well, here's yet another bundle of good reasons to get out and explore your artful city, Austinite.
    Through Feb. 15
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    Spider House: Annual Open Mic

    Yeah, we tend not to list the vast, protean array of open mics that come and go pretty much at random 'round these parts. But this Spider House opportunity happens only once a year? OK, then: See what sort of talent – maybe: you? – the host Ron Lechler is gonna draw for this storied stage, each of them doing "three minutes of material, tops." Note: Formal dress code strictly enforced, but that's open to your interpretation.
    Thu., Feb. 6, 9-11pm. Free.
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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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    WEST 2020: Call For Artists

    This is an open call for artists, business partners, and advertisers for Big Medium’s West Austin Studio Tour (WEST), a free, annual, self-guided art event spanning two weekends in May. Suggestion: Click over to the website and get involved, you art-loving citizen!
    Through Feb. 26
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    Women & Their Work: Soaked

    In meticulous paintings and watercolors of leaves, of rain, of mud, of other objects in the natural world, Mihee Nahm seeks to capture the ephemeral in all its transience.
    Through Feb. 27

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