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  • 14th Annual Hill Country Film Festival

    Escape to Fredericksburg, Texas for the 2023 Hill Country Film Festival! This celebration of independent film takes place in downtown Fredericksburg, with film screenings at the Great Hall at Hoffman Haus and the Nimitz Ballroom. HCFF will screen short and feature-length independent films, as well as host filmmaker Q&A, panel discussions, parties and more.
    June 1-4  
  • Ballroom Marfa Spring 2023 Exhibitions: Opening Celebrations May 26 & 27

    Ballroom Marfa invites the public to celebrate the opening of two new exhibitions, Tongues of Fire & unlit: sof landin, in Marfa, Texas! Opening Celebrations take place on Friday, May 26 from 6–9pm and the Curator & Artist-led Walkthrough takes place on Saturday, May 27 from 12–1:30pm. Exhibitions and programs are free and open to all!
    May 26-27  
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    Isabel and the Runaway Train

    Witness one family's journey to healing through the lens of a train ride gone awry, in this jazz/folk musical in which a 16-year-old girl runs away from home and finds herself trapped on a magical train full of people who won't stop running.
    Through April 30. Thu.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 1:30 & 7:30pm. $15-28.  
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    Moontower Comedy Festival

    If the proverbial 800-pound gorilla were weaponized, this would be its manifestation as living embodiment of the nation's comedy-industrial complex – now smack in the center of your own Downtown. Reigning supreme in the scene with more laughter than the King in Yellow has lack of masks, this annual conflagration brings the biggest and best names from all over, adds a happy helping of equally wise locals, and sets 'em onstage all over town (with the venerable Paramount as the epicenter) for your giggling diversion from humanity's headlong plummet toward the grave. More than 150 comics in more than ten venues for more than ten days – and who the hell's gonna survive the afterparties with less than a Krakatoa in their morning-after skull? We've got a plethora of solid coverage for you right here, but – do check the festival website for details.
    April 13-24. $99 and up.  
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    Visual Arts

    Opening: Terrestris Temporalis

    Kelley Collier Janes gives an artist's talk about the connection between her painted landscapes and the necessary connection to wild lands.
    Thu., April 21, 6:30-8:30pm
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    Out of Ink: Unusual Embrace

    ScriptWorks' 23rd annual ten-minute play showcase features, among its wild diversity of characters, half-coyote/half-human teens, an improv troupe, a boy made of glass, and an invisible boy. This lively show reveals ScriptWorks members' interpretations of three mandatory script ingredients – a moment when a list becomes the only means to communicate; something that cannot be seen by the human eye; an unusual embrace – that provided inspiration during last fall's "Weekend Fling 48-hour Writing Retreat." The short scripts, written by Robin Anderson, Maggie Gallant, Ava Love Hanna, Andra Laine Hunter, Zac Kline, Briandaniel Oglesby, Greg Romero, and Anne Wynter, will be performed by an ensemble of actors under the direction of Lowell Bartholomee, Carl Gonzales, Ellie McBride, Christina J. Moore, and Sharon Sparlin.
    Through April 30. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $14-16 (pay what you wish, April 21).  
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    Tapestry: All The Notes Are Already Here

    Tapestry Dance co-founder Acia Gray will join interdisciplinary artist Zell Miller III and New York-based Nicholas Van Young to "walk a rhythmic and poetic and perhaps perilous path of questions, memories, perceptions, dreams, and solutions to the human condition, the American democratic illusion, and the fragile foundation of self-awareness through rhythm."
    April 21-24. Thu.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $35.  
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    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    Edward Albee’s masterwork has been shocking audiences since it premiered on Broadway in 1962. Produced here by City Theatre, with direction by Karen Sneed and featuring Cal Kraines, Chiara McCarty, Meredith O’Brien, and Rick Smith.
    Through May 1. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 3pm. $15-25.  
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