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  • The Baron's Men Present The Tempest by William Shakespeare

    The Tempest is a play about betrayal, love, and forgiveness. Throw in a murder plot, a drunken scheme to kill our protagonist, and a romance between two young lovers. Socially distanced limited seating. Complete details available online.
    Apr. 22-May 8  
    The Curtain Theatre
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    Harry and the Thief

    Listen: "Mimi's cousin has a Ph.D. in physics, a brand-new time machine, and a plan. Send Mimi, a professional thief, back to 1863 to help Harriet Tubman change the course of history." Whoa, yes – now we're excited to see Sigrid Gilmer's new play, directed by Marcus McQuirter for the ACC Drama Department.
    Through March 8. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $8.  
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    This new play by Audrey Cephaly is a darkly comic drama about love, art, and the power of healing. Listen: "After a tornado barrels through North Alabama leaving nothing but death and destruction, only June and her wisecracking pet goat Weezy live to tell the tale." Directed by Rudy Ramirez for Shrewd Productions, starring Lizzie Beckham, Shannon Grounds, Jennifer Jennings, and (the legendary) Jennie Underwood. And see our review of the show right here.
    Through March 7. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $15-30.  
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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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    Doug Mellard

    The former FPIA returns to the hallowed stage of this longtime club on Dirty Sixth, set to stun the crowds with his "rapid-fire, topic-jumping humor." Topic-jumping? That means he can't really concentrate on anything, we reckon. Can't concentrate on anything but making you laugh your ass off, citizen. Don't make him use the Batman voice on you, now. Bonus: Avery Moore opens.
    Feb. 28-29. Fri., 9pm; Sat., 9 & 11pm. $10.  
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    Classical Music

    Golden Hornet: String Quartet Smackdown VI

    A panel of judges helped select the 16 compositions to be performed live, chosen out of hundreds of submissions from around the world, but you will choose the champion in this sixth annual smackdown hosted by Graham Reynolds, Peter Stopschinski, and Judlyne Gibson. If, that is, you bought your tickets early: The popular event is sold out.
    Sat., Feb. 29, 7:15pm  
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    Good Friday

    The Vortex and New Manifest Theatre Company present the Texas premiere of Kristiana Rae Colón's one-act drama that takes place inside an academic lecture hall as an active shooter storms the campus. "Tweets fly and tensions rise as five women struggle to make sense of the situation." Directed by Simone Raquel Alexander.
    Through March 14. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $15-37.  
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    How To Say You're Afraid of Commitment In 140 Characters Or Less

    Here, to set your Saturday night on fire, is Valerie Nies' popular one-woman show about the humor in break-ups, relationship self-help, and everything she learned from finally finishing the book Attached.
    Sat., Feb. 29, 8pm. $12.  
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    Marcus; or The Secret of Sweet

    Tarell Alvin McCraney's "provocative, poignant, and fiercely humorous coming-of-age story of a young gay man in the South" is directed by Charles O. Anderson and Robert Ramirez for UT Theatre and Dance. And you know that McCraney name, right? The man who wrote Moonlight? Hell yes.
    Through March 8. Tue.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $15-26.  
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    Visual Arts

    Prizer Arts & Letters: Take Me Home Tonight

    This is a fundraising art sale and silent auction for the esteemed Prizer gallery, with the venue's community-welcoming walls loaded with work donated by artists, neighbors, collectors, and other art-loving locals. Of course there'll be snacks and noms, but, listen: Come for the love of art, community, and friendship!
    Sat., Feb. 29, 6-9pm
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    Single Black Female

    This is the premiere of Lisa B. Thompson's two-woman show of rapid-fire comic vignettes exploring the lives of thirtysomething middle-class African American women in urban America as they search for love, clothes, and dignity in a world that fails to recognize them among a parade of stereotypes. Directed by Matrex Kilgore for Ground Floor Theatre, starring Michelle Alexander and Valoneecia Tolbert in multiple roles. And here's our review of the show.
    Through Feb. 29. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $5-40.  
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    Ventana Ballet: LEAP!

    Austin’s newest professional ballet company debuts several new works of dance in an homage to Leap Year, featuring choreography (by Ventana's AJ Garcia-Rameau and Dorothy O’Shea Overbey) set to live music of cello and piano.
    Fri.-Sat., Feb. 28-29, 8pm. $20-35.  
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