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for Sun., March 26
  • The End of Good Fight

    Good Fight is a weekly comedy show that has been running since June 2014 that has continued through many hosts and comics over the years. Their final show on June 27th is also their 10 year anniversary. It's been an epic run spanning over 500 shows.
    Thurs. June 20 & 27, 9:30pm-10:30pm  
    Fallout Theater
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    Dance

    Austin Dance Festival

    Austin Dance Festival is an annual dance festival inspired by the global makers of modern, post-modern, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance. The festival’s events include professional dance showcases by artists from across the country, concerts by youth dance companies, and an international dance film screening. Also: a master class series, artist interviews, a pro chat Q&A, and a college dance fair. See the website for more information.
    Fri.-Sun., March 24-26. $15-25.  
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    Classical Music

    Austin Classical Guitar: We’ve Always Known

    ACG Music & Healing has long built connections in our community, pairing songwriters with people experiencing profound challenges to use music as a pathway for connection and self-expression in creating original songs that give voice to their hopes, fears, and dreams. This concert brings together four amazing singer/songwriters to re-interpret, re-visit, and share some extraordinary pieces of music. Featuring guitarist Claire Puckett, violinist Camille Schiess, multi-instrumentalist Daniel Fears, and guitarist Travis Marcum.
    March 25-26. Sat., 4:30 & 8pm; Sun., 4:30pm. $35-75.  
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    Museum of Graffiti: Superplastic Giveaway

    Don't miss your chance to visit "The Art of Hip Hop" at the Museum of Graffiti's Austin pop-up and take home an exclusive Superplastic toy. Plan your visit between March 24th and March 28th to be among the first 25 attendees and secure your limited-edition collectible.
    Through March 28  
    809 E. Sixth
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    Comedy

    Taylor Tomlinson

    Comedian Taylor Tomlinson, who's got two hourlong specials on Netflix (Look at You and Quarter-Life Crisis), brings the "Have It All" tour to Austin.
    March 25-26. Sat., 7 & 9:30pm; Sun., 7pm. $29.75-59.75.  
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    Theatre

    The Peking Acrobats and the Shanghai Circus

    This show features sensational Chinese acrobatics, comedy, balancing feats, and much more, amazing crowds with the grace and precision of the performers whose skills are honed through years of dedicated training and discipline. And? They're accompanied by live musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments.
    Sun., March 26, 7:30pm. $34.50 and up.  
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    Art & Parks Tour

    This sweet opportunity comes to us from the Downtown Austin Alliance, the Pease Park Conservancy, and Ride Bikes Austin – so we know it's a damned good thing indeed. Take the self-guided Art & Parks Tour to explore the best of what Downtown Austin art and parks have to offer through this selection of curated murals, artworks, and green spaces. You can sign up anytime, so click that URL and get ready to learn the most vibrantly visual parts of your city soon – live and in person.
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    Camiba Gallery: discards vessels fragments

    This noteworthy new exhibition at Camiba Gallery features the works of 1) Jason Webb, an Austin-based artist who spends his Sundays driving through unfamiliar neighborhoods and photographing once private possessions now publicly disowned, then painting individual piles isolated against white backgrounds; 2) San Antonio-based Benjamin McVey, whose new paintings of vessels represent the artist’s search for quiet space, simplicity, focus and purpose in today’s increasingly complex post-pandemic world; and 3) Austin's own Rebecca Rothfus Harrell, who documents states of flux across the country, reinterpreting remnants of structures that have a history but no longer serve their intended purpose.
    Through April 15
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    Comedy

    Cap City Comedy Club

    That's right: Cap City Comedy Club, the longtime cornerstone of Austin's comedy scene for nearly four decades is at a new venue in the Domain. And here's Valerie Lopez with a closer look at what's in store for the scene via the venue. Click for details!
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    grayDUCK Gallery: Ommatidium

    Shawn Smith's "Ommatidium" explores our complicated relationship with the insect world, investigating the darkly humorous marketing of chemical agents to safely annihilate, the extreme championing of aesthetically pleasing and useful insects over all others, the strangely macabre methods of measuring insect population density, and the overlooked beauty of their complex architecture. All of this arthropodic exploration is stunningly rendered in two- and three-dimensional works in a variety of mediums, from drawings and collages to stained glass and 3D prints.
    Through April 16  
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    Ivester Contemporary: The Beauty of Life and Death II

    This is Jaylen Pigford’s second solo exhibition at the Ivester, his latest series carefully placing familiar symbols he's referenced throughout his career within colorful but unknown settings. Pigford appoints two protagonists here – plants and skulls – as he contemplates the balance of life and death. Question for you, citizen: Do you know how good this guy is? Get your ass down to the gallery and see what wonders he's wrought.
    Through April 16
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    Laguna Gloria

    This local treasure of a venue, run by those Contemporary Austin folks who also bring us the Jones Center shows Downtown, is all about the outdoors – which is perfect for these trickily navigated times of ours, n'est-ce pas? Recommended: Stop by and breathe in the air, enjoy the lawns and gardens and the many examples of world-class sculpture arrayed across the property, and (as Frankie used to say) r-e-l-a-x.
    Thu.-Fri., 9am-noon; Sat.-Sun., 9am-3pm
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    Landmarks: Self-Guided Walking Tour

    Use your smartphone to access self-guided tours of the outdoor public art sited by UT's award-winning Landmarks program any time you feel like it. BONUS: There's also a free, docent-led tour starting at Marc Quinn's "Spiral of the Galaxy" (1501 Red River) on Sun., Jan. 8, 11am.
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    Last Day of the Eureka Room!

    Austin's most absurd and fun attraction will have its last day on September 24th, so visit while you still can! It's the Eureka Room, a participatory experience where visitors engage with curious and playful programming within a unique 100-square-foot room filled with light and sound.
    See website for reservations. $25.  
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    MHOA: Design for All Partnership

    Michael Hsu Office of Architecture has announced its second annual Design for All Partnership, a seed program supporting community-driven partners through design. The architecture and interior design firm is seeking another nonprofit partner that’s based in Austin or Houston. The partnership award will provide $20,000 in pro bono design and consultation services.: MHOA has just released its Request for Proposals (RFP) for interested nonprofit organizations and is now accepting submissions through May 19.
    Accepting submissions through May 19  
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    Museum of Illusions

    Enter the fascinating world of illusions in this new venue that boasts a stunning array of intriguing visual, sensory, and educational experiences among new, unexplored optical wonderments.
    11010 Domain #100
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    Neill-Cochran House: Signs and Symbols: The Trees are Talking

    This exhibition features more than 40 works of glass and oil on canvas that explore artist Reji Thomas’ understanding of the way signs and symbols constantly surround us in both the natural and built environments.
    Through Aug. 13  
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    Nightbird

    In R. Eric Thomas' newly commissioned play, Chelle, an artist, has recently purchased her childhood home in Baltimore; her brother Willard is working on refurbishing it. But the home renovation takes a backseat as Willard prepares for a Juneteenth festival in the adjacent park and Chelle struggles with a recent commission: What should be built in place of a recently removed Confederate monument?
    Through March 25. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $34-38 (Thu., pick your price).  
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    Northern-Southern: Green Eyes

    Here is Michelle Marchesseault's second solo show at this fierce little Downtown gallery, a polychrome wealth of paintings that comprise "twists and riverscapes, picnics in ancient places, memories tumbled with magic, vulnerable practices, explosions of sunlight, change and comfort." Yeah, no, this is definitely a collection to see, before N-S hoicks it to the NADA New York art fair in May.
    Through April 30
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    Painting Workshop with Rejina Thomas

    Let your creativity flow as Rejina Thomas – her exhibition "Signs and Symbols: The Trees are Talking" is currently on display inside the Museum – reveals the secret signs and symbols of art. Note: All materials will be provided.
    Sun., March 26, 11am-2pm. $75.  
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    Prizer Arts & Letters: It's Expensive

    Here's a show of new and provocative visual work from Austin's Amanda Johnston, in which the artist created and photographed herself wearing headpieces made of objects that represent the mental and physical burden of capitalism.
    Through April 15
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    RichesArt Gallery: American History Vol. 2

    RichesArt Gallery has partnered with Fansub for their annual show spotlighting Texas artists and their interpretation of Black people’s contributions to American history.
    Through March 26
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    Theatre

    Steel Magnolias

    The City Theatre serves up Robert Harling’s wisecracking and wise Southern comedy about life, love, and laughter that’s as warm and comforting as sweet potato pie.
    Through March 26. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $15-25.  
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    Streetside Eco Art Show: Ghost Seeds

    This new show at the walk-on-up-to-it Really Small Museum speaks to the concept of climate-stressed trees with fragile and thin ghost mesquite beans made out of white clay, arranged on drought-ridden, cracked earth.
    Through March 31. Free.  
    1311 Harvey
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    The Blanton: Day Jobs

    This first major exhibition to examine the overlooked impact of day jobs on the visual arts is dedicated to demystifying artistic production and upending the stubborn myth of the artist sequestered in their studio, waiting for inspiration to strike.
    Through July 23
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    The Contemporary Austin: Competing with Lightning / Rivalizando con el Relámpago

    The Contemporary Austin presents an exhibition tracing the evolution of Eamon Ore-Giron's dynamic paintings over more than twenty years of creative practice, revealing how the artist mines the complex nature of Latinx identity, the history of the Americas, and the many legacies of abstraction in art. ALSO: The newest exhibition space here is called HOST and features work by María Fernanda Camarena and Gabriel Rosas Alemán (aka the Mexico City-based artist duo known as Celeste).
    Through Aug. 20. Free (Aug. 9-13).
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    The Dragonfly Princess

    The Vortex presents ethos' classic tale of magic, power, and transformation. Inspired by Joseph Conrad’s novella Heart of Darkness, Chad Salvata created the story, music, and aesthetics of this epic wherein we "journey with Princess Mala as she rides Xéphyra the Dragonfly into the wilds in search of Vyn, the renegade Sorceress. The Magic of the Pearls, the Mysteries of the Temples, and the Secrets of the Ages are revealed as Mala is transformed from the Green Princess into the Red Queen." The intense musical spectacle won a B. Iden Payne Award in 2007, and this new production directed by Bonnie Cullum features eight additional scenes and songs – and all new designs and choreography.
    Through April 15. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 6pm. $15-37.  
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    The Museum of Fine Arts, Austin

    Art by Charles Walter, Benjamin Bayne, and other international, national, and local artists.
    Sundays, 3-5pm. Donations accepted.
    1638 E. Second #326
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    The Tavern

    Different Stages presents this rollicking George M. Cohan melodrama, first produced in the 1920s, set in a tavern on a dark and lonely road in the middle of the night, and here directed by Norman Blumensaadt. "During a fierce storm, the tavern owner, his son, and their servants give lodging to the Governor and his family, a vengeful woman, and a mysterious vagabond."
    Through April 2. Fri.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $15-35.  
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    West Chelsea Contemporary: ICONS

    This new show highlights works by renowned innovators, featuring works by Banksy, Josef Albers, Aboudia, Kenny Scharf, Salvador Dalí, and more.
    Through March 26

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