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for Sun., April 2
  • Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come

    Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come is a new video art installation by internationally recognized artists Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler. Opening night festivities include a viewing of the installation alongside a free live performance of the musical score composed by Alex Weston.
    Sat. Mar. 2, 7pm  
    Moody Amphitheater
  • UTNT (UT New Theatre) Festival

    UTNT (UT New Theatre) presents newly developed works from playwrights of Texas Theatre and Dance and Michener Center for Writers. Now celebrating its 17th season, this showcase exists as an incubator for new work, with many plays continuing on to be professionally produced across the country.
    Feb. 29-Mar. 3  
    UT Theatre and Dance
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    A Hair Can Split the Difference

    BLiPSWiTCH presents their seventh original evening-length work, a performance that situates itself and the audience within the realm of feminine agency. 13 dancers will visualize themes of strength, self-actualization, and unapologetic fallibility that mirror the work of equine-facilitated physiotherapist Linda Kohanov. Through mythological and historical representations of the horse and the feminine, this work indulges in the analogy of these two species moving through the world. Original score performed live by Cajun artist Kelli Jones and Austin musicians Josh Kavanaugh and Zack Wiggs.
    Wed.-Sun., March 29-April 2, 7pm. $25 and up.  
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    Ain’t Too Proud

    This new Broadway musical follows the Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, showing how their signature dance moves and silky-smooth harmonies earned them an amazing 42 Top 10 hits (with 14 reaching No. 1). Yeah, you know those hits. Come hear them now, spectacularly!
    Through April 2. Tue.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 1 & 7pm. $30 and up.  
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    Ballet Austin: Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project

    Illuminated through the powerful story of Holocaust survivor Naomi Warren (1920-2016), Stephen Mills’ Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project takes the audience on a journey that shares Naomi’s story, told through the lens of dance, a contemporary ballet that follows her path from rich culture and traditions to utter dehumanization.
    March 31-April 2. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. Free.  
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    Lysistrata Comedy Festival

    The Lysistrata Comedy Festival is a four-day women's comedy festival, featuring stand-up, improv, sketch, short films, and more. Join the hardworkin' ColdTowne crew to celebrate women and the power of their collective work, as these laughalicious ladies take over Austin for four days of nonstop comedy.
    March 30-April 2. $25-150.  
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    UT School of Information: Algorithmic Assemblages: Do Machines Dream of Art?

    This exhibition by Sylvia Morales and Holland Hopson features an algorithm-generated stream of artistic combinations based on randomized descriptions from the United States Library of Congress Subjects Index.
    Closing reception: Thu., April 13, 12:30-1:30pm
    1616 Guadalupe
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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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    Art for the People: Springing Into Colour

    The movers and shakers of AFTP have transformed this lively gallery with at least 90 new pieces created by more than 33 Austin artists – including 13 who are showing their work here for the first time – to bring a bright flood of spring into our city.
    Through June 2
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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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    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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    Lydia Street Gallery: Details of My Existence

    This is a three-person show, see, but it's also a one-man show. Uh, what now? Better to ask Jon Eric Narum (aka The Sky Guy). Or Juan Diego Nerumski. Or a fellow named Hercules da Vinci. Regardless, do stop by to check out these unbelievably beautiful oil paintings of the sky. And the perfectly balanced abstractions. And the colorful creations painted in oil on paper towels.
    Through May 7
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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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    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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    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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    San Marcos Studio Tour

    MotherShip Studios presents the inaugural San Marcos Studio Tour, anticipated to be the first of many years to come! This free, self-guided tour will feature moire than fifty artists all across San Marcos, Martindale, and surrounding areas. See website for details.
    March 31-April 2. Free.
    MotherShip Studios, 20027 San Marcos Hwy, San Marcos
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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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    Wally Workman Gallery: Holding Space

    This is a multipartite show of paintings by Nola Parker, a self-taught landscape painter based in Vermont. Her series "The Neighborhood" depicts the manmade safety of our lives; "The Wild" investigates the mystery of the undomesticated; and "The Garden" reveals the liminal place between human success and failure in attempting to control the natural world.
    Through April 30

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