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for Fri., May 19
  • Contemporary Currents Opening Weekend

    You are invited to join West Chelsea Contemporary for the opening reception of Contemporary Currents: A Summer Showcase with an exclusive artist talk and musical demonstration by represented artist Bob Schneider.
    Sat. June 29, 2pm-4pm  
    West Chelsea Contemporary
  • Magnolia Musical Theatre Presents Footloose!

    Join Magnolia Music Theatre with your friends and family for Footloose: The Musical, every Wednesday through Saturday through August 10th! Kick off your Sunday shoes and bring a blanket to lounge on the Central Plaza Lawn as you enjoy these free-admission, Broadway-level performances. Every Wednesday is Accessibility Night, sponsored by Together Austin.
    July 10 - Aug. 10, 8pm  
    Hill Country Galleria
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    48-Hour Improv Marathon

    Yes, The Hideout Theatre's 48-Hour Improv Marathon is back after a four-year hiatus – and, as part of the Hideout's commitment to increasing diversity in improv, this year the core eight improvisers are all members of the BIPOC improv community. Those eight? Adrian Prado, Cass Gutierrez, J.R. Zambrano, Jess von Schramm, Lahari Dunn, Steph Vasquez Fonseca, Tyler Groce, and Stephanie Rae. They'll improvise nonstop for 48 hours, with a new format with fresh performers joining them (almost) every hour. Note: Each hour to attend – to watch these champions soar and then, as time takes its relentless toll, to witness them struggle valiantly against the need for sleep – will set you back $5. Or, highly recommended, you could buy an all-marathon pass for just $48 and catch their action whenever you choose.
    Straight through from Fri., May 19, 5pm, until Sun., May 21, 5pm. $5 per show ($48, full-fest pass).  
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    Classical Music

    ASO: Scheherazade

    The Austin Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Peter Bay, presents an enchanting performance of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade and Chen Gang and He Zhanhao's The Butterfly Lovers Concerto, featuring the mesmerizing sounds of the Chinese erhu, performed by Jiebing Chen.
    Fri.-Sat., May 19-20, 8pm. $19 and up.  
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    Sanctuary City

    Ground Floor Theatre presents Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok's powerful story of two young DREAMers who fight to stay in America, the only country they know as home. Directed by Andrea Nuñez, with performances by Arielle Levin, Michael Galvan, and Kristian Bexar.
    Through June 3. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $25-45.  
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    Short Shakespeare in Zilker Park

    Austin Shakespeare brings Short Shakespeare to the Zilker Hillside Theater, featuring four plays (20-minute versions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, and Hamlet) with five actors and two musicians, directed by Gwendolyn Kelso.
    Thu.-Sun., May 18-21, 8pm
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    Comedy

    Steve Martin & Martin Short

    Steve Martin and Martin Short’s show redefines comedy in unexpected and profound ways, as performed by two of the funniest, most influential and acclaimed talents of the past century. Their humor is often subversive, but it is always a joyous self-deprecating romp from two comedy masters driven to make each other laugh as much as the audience.
    Fri.-Sat., May 19-20, 8pm. $89.50 and up.  
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    Visual Arts

    Window Dressing XXVII: Sunlight and Bone

    Damian Noll uses a magnifying lens to draw with sunlight, solar-tattooing his designs onto bones acquired from local hunters, butchers, or road kills. For a limited time, you can see these beauties on display, 24/7, in ICOSA's front window at Canopy – but don't miss the artist reception!
    Through May 22. Artist reception: Fri., May 19, 7-9pm
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