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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

    Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman

    This powerful music/dance/drama featuring Desert Dance Theatre with Renee Davis as Harriet Tubman, and traditional spirituals sung by the Huston-Tillotson University Concert Choir, also features performances by Renee Morgan Brooks, African drumming and music direction by Step Raptis, a string quartet, and an array of local actors and dancers. And – the Chronicle's Robert Faires reports on the show here.
    Fri.-Sat., Feb. 7-8, 7:30pm. $28-40.  
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    Classical Music

    ACMC: Black Composers Concert

    The 17th year of this annual event pays tribute to living African-American composers from across the country, featuring works by Errollyn Wallen, Valerie Colman, James Lee III, and others. Special guests include award-winning pianist Artina McCain, who returns this season to curate the program, with jazz group The Blacklist.
    Sat., Feb. 8, 6pm. Free.  
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    Arden of Faversham

    Hidden Room Theatre presents the lamentable and true tale of Master Arden, his wicked wife, her insatiable lover, and the bumbling ruffians the illicit pair hire to kill him. No one's sure if Shakespeare (or Kyd? or Marlowe?) had a hand in writing the script back in the day, but we know that the show is here directed by Beth Burns and embodied by a fine and vigorous cast.
    Through March 1. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $18-37.  
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    Chaddick Dance Theater: Free To Speak

    CDT's 13th annual concert features the premiere of five new dance works by Cheryl Chaddick and upcoming choreographers Kevin Armstrong, Katie Mae Hebert, and Cameron Oefinger, featuring performances ranging from the silly to the savage, the somber to the absurd. This is a evening of kinetic spectacle sure to surprise you.
    Feb. 8-9. Sat., 8pm; Sun., 7pm. $15-25.  
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    FronteraFest: Mi Casa es Su Teatro

    This event, one of the most popular components of the yearly FronteraFest, is a day of site-based performances in local homes and other surprising locales, starting off at the Elizabet Ney Museum, moving down to 34th Street, then jumping just east of the highway to the Cherrywood/French Place neighborhoods. Featuring 17 new works, including a little girl becoming a pirate ship captain, a print/fiber installation about gentrification, flamenco, film, a phone call at the end of a long day, and much more, as curated by Anna Eisley and Marina Weikel Ramirez. Bonus: Afterparty with the artists and performers at the last location.
    Sat., Feb. 8, 11am-6pm. $15 for an all-day pass.  
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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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    Classical Music

    One Ounce Opera: Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Opera

    The goldenthroated movers and shakers of One Ounce Opera present the fifth year of this annual series, showcasing four new micro-operas in one night – and, for the first time, all four works performed on the showcase include a woman as either the composer or librettist. All of this year's works share a common theme – death – but the program is far from morbid. "Oh, there's ample humor in each piece," says OOO's Julie Fiore, "and it's enough to keep you rolling for a good while." Find out what happens with a company of powerful voices in the darkness and the light, in the premieres of The Séance, The Stranger, Non Motus, and Misfortune.
    Through Feb. 16. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $20.  
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    Comedy

    Texas Gothic Valentine's Show

    The show description goes like this: "Ma and Pa Gothic have lived on the Texas Gothic Farm & Ranch located at the exact center of Texas (just outside of Mercury, Texas) for more than 50 years. And after living for the better part of a century deep in the heart of Texas, they’ve seen a thing or two, learned a thing or two, and are pleased as punch to tell you a thing or two! And, whether you like it or not, you’ll probably learn a thing or two!" Which sounds like a potential hoot just from the get-go, right? But, tell you what: As embodied by the double-strength talents of Janet Maykus and Tom Booker, the homespun Ma and Pa Gothic are a treasure of acerbic wit and impeccable comedic timing. Bonus: This month's guest is Forbidden Fruit's own Lynn Raridon.
    Sat., Feb. 8, 8pm. $10.  
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