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for Sun., April 23
  • 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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    Classical Music

    Austin Classical Guitar: Jiji

    "Electric and classical, composer and performer, Jiji is an inspired interpreter connecting the past with the future."
    April 22-23. Sat., 4:30 & 8pm; Sun., 4:30pm. $35-75.  
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    Books

    BookPeople: BookTok Panel

    BookPeople welcomes Kaven Hirning, Stacey Mcewan, Samantha Ferrand, Maggie Siciliano, Amber Nicole, and Hannah Nicole Maehrer for a moderated discussion, an audience Q&A, and signing lines.
    Sun., April 23, 6pm. Free.  
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    Dance

    Early Era Collective: Whirligig

    Here's a stunning array of dance pieces by five Early Era choreographers and 15 dancers, showcasing the creativity, fun, and professionalism of Austin's dance community with six brand new works by Lisa del Rosario, Daniel Broxton, Mia Moi, Jairus Carr, and Stephanie Patrick.
    Fri.-Sun., April 21-23, 8pm. $20-35.  
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    Comedy

    Moontower Comedy: Just for Laughs

    With two weeks of national and international headliners in larger venues – The Paramount Theatre, Stateside at the Paramount, and ACL Live at The Moody Theater – and a four-day comedy club binge taking over the city from April 19-22, you can see more, better, funnier comedians right here in Austin than you'll see anywhere on the planet. Devon Walker. Seth Myers. Samantha Bee. Leslie Jones. Jenny Slate. Vir Das. Maria Bamford. The Sklar Brothers. Howie Mandel. Preacher Lawson. And, yes, many, many more. See website for details!
    April 12-23. $150 (Club badge).  
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    Shakespeare's Birthday Celebration: Sonnets

    Austin Shakespeare brings back the Bard’s Birthday celebration in collaboration with the Pease Park Conservancy – featuring poetry, music, and dance, with free cake and beverages for everyone at the newly restored 1920s Tudor Cottage and Terrace.
    Sun., April 23, 3-6pm. Free.  
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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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    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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    Cloud Tree: Yo Soy la Tierra

    Contemporary artist Chanel Kreuzer brings a wealth of colorful, Texas-inspired paintings for her first solo show, focusing on vibrant, inviting landscapes in "a unique style that draws inspiration from Matisse, Van Gogh, and David Hockney."
    Through April 30
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    Greater Austin Clay Studio Tour

    With 15 locations and more than 40 participating artists, this event will introduce you to local studios – to take part in demos and workshops, purchase work from the artists, and experience so much of what Austin has to offer the clay world. See website for an interactive tour map and more.
    April 22-23. Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 11am-5pm. Free.
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    Theatre

    Indecent

    Paula Vogel's thrilling drama follows the journey of a small theatre company as they tell us the story of Sholem Asch's controversial play, The God of Vengeance, from its origins in Poland 1907. The play achieved great success in Europe and the Yiddish theatre scene of downtown New York City. But when an English-translation was attempted on Broadway, it was too scandalous for the general public, and the entire cast was arrested and charged with obscenity. An all-star cast is directed by Lara Toner Haddock for Austin Playhouse, with musical direction by Lyn Koenning, and we've got Bob Abelman's full review right here.
    Through May 14. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $21 and up (pick your price, Thursdays).  
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    Jean-Pierre Verdijo: Urgent Optimism

    Austin artist and activist Verdijo invites you to explore iconic imagery and the written word in engaging new ways, now displayed on the walls of the welcoming Hyde Park Bar & Grill.
    Through June 4
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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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    Luchadora!

    When an aged pink lucha libre mask is found in a small Texas town in the 1960s, an inspiring journey of heritage, cultural identity, and family traditions set in the world of lucha libre unfold in this moving story of "a young girl who defies traditional roles of women and breaks personal barriers through drive, determination, y ganas." The cast features guest Equity artists Tonie Knight and Victor Santos alongside St. Ed's students, directed by Khristián Méndez Aguirre.
    Through April 23. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $15-28.  
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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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    Mother of the Maid

    Jarrott Productions presents playwright Jane Anderson’s contemporary take on a classic story. Joan of Arc's mother is a sensible, hardworking, God-fearing peasant woman whose faith is upended as she deals with the baffling journey of her odd and extraordinary daughter. Directed by David R. Jarrott, featuring an all-star local cast. And, look: here's our own Bob Abelman with a full review.
    Through May 6. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $15-35.  
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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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    Roe

    At age 27, Austin attorney Sarah Weddington won the landmark 1973 case Roe v Wade that legalized abortion, making her the youngest person to ever successfully argue a case before the Supreme Court. A national debate ensued, and a divide in America endures over this controversial issue. What most people don't know is that after the case, Ms. Weddington and Norma McCorvey ("Jane Roe," the plaintiff), took divergent life paths that reflect the complicated polarization in our culture. Poignant, surprising, and with unexpected humor, this play by Lisa Loomer, directed for Zach Theatre by Jenny Lavery, illuminates the difficult choices women make and the passion each side has for its cause.
    Through April 30. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25 and up.  
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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 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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    Tide

    The Filigree Theatre presents the world premiere of Molly Wagner's site-specific play, directed by Elizabeth V. Newman, that "takes place ten years after Milo, a twelve-year-old boy, drowned in the sea. Lauren, also twelve at the time, went into the water to try to rescue him and he was brought back to life 'by the power of prayer' of those who remained on the beach. His miraculous recovery generated a best-selling book which conveniently left Lauren out of the story, but now a film doc about Milo’s drowning is in the works and the film’s director wants Lauren back in the picture at any cost."
    Through April 30. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $40.  
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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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    Young Grackle House

    This is an open art studio event featuring new work from Carly Weaver and Squidrabbit Myers and a dozen young artists.
    Sat.-Sun., April 22-23, 11am-5pm. Free.  
    2606 E. Second

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