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  • 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
  • Gary James McQueen: Art | Technology | Fashion

    You are invited to join West Chelsea Contemporary for Gary James Mcqueen. McQueen — found at the intersection of fine art, innovative technology, and high fashion — constructs the unexpected, weaving gilded worlds of dark, fantastical beauty.
    Mar. 2-24  
    West Chelsea Contemporary
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    The Poster Art of Frank Kozik

    The Austin Museum of Popular Culture invades Mohawk for a pop-up exhibit in memory of Frank Kozik, featuring the artist's world-renowned poster works – and, big bonus, a panel discussion of the man's career and its impact on pop culture in general, with former Chronicle Music editor Raoul Hernandez, Armadillo World Headquarters poster artist Danny Garrett, and Mondo cofounder Rob Jones, as moderated by the Chron's own Culture editor, the estimable Richard Whittaker.
    Wed., May 31, 8pm
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      All the Sudden: Tails

      Here's an exhibition by human artists inspired by their ongoing relationships with individuals from other species. Not all of these nonhuman animals are pets – some are unseen nocturnal housemates; others act as collaborators, muses, or teachers.
      Through June 21
      906 Koerner
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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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      Dance

      Ballet Austin: Classes

      Learn your way to physical grace with a dance class at Ballet Austin. There are so many varieties to choose among – ballet, barre, contemporary dance, hip-hop, tap, cardio dance fitness, Pilates, and more – and all taught by professional instructors. See website for details.
      $3-7 per class.
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      Comedy

      Buzz Kill Comedy

      Hosted by Carlton Wilcoxson and Angelina Martin, and featuring the best local and national comics every Wednesday.
      Wednesdays, 9pm. Free.
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      Davis Gallery: The Poetry of Spring

      This is a new exhibition of works by Cookie Ashton, who uses wet pigments, inks, charcoals, and pastels in exploring dreamlike territories of abstraction.
      Through June 10
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      Food, Shelter, Water: Projects by Four Texas Photographers

      This new show features the work of four Texas-based photographers – Verónica G. Cárdenas, Stephanie Duprie Routh, Cindy Elizabeth, Jamie Robertson – who address themes related to our most basic human needs. From Egypt, Latin America, Texas, and Austin, the images presented bring new light to the ways we interact with our social and physical environments.
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      Harry Ransom Center: Drawing the Motion Picture

      Explore the beauty and complexity of moviemaking through sketches, storyboards, and designs that illuminate the creation of motion pictures from the silent era to the present day in this new exhibition, featuring production art from iconic movies like Rebel Without a Cause, Raging Bull, Apollo 13, and Lawrence of Arabia, many connected with innovative directors Alfred Hitchcock, David Lean, Mike Nichols, Michael Powell, Nicholas Ray, Martin Scorsese, Stephen Spielberg, King Vidor, and more.
      Through July 16
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      Lance Letscher: Sail to the Moon

      Stephen L. Clark Gallery presents this new exhibition of works by Lance Letscher, the locally based artist internationally known for his vibrant, colorful collages of wood, metal, paper, and old books.
      Through Aug. 26
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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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      landspace: When I Walk I See Things

      This new artspace on Tillery features a solo show by Austin-based painter Sarah Fisher.
      Through June 7
      1104 Tillery
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      Martha's Contemporary: Hokey Pokey + What You See Is What You Get

      Here's a two-person exhibition that features painting, installation, videography, and sculpture by Moll Brau and Wes Thompson. It's a deep dive into a pool of loneliness, triumph, and rebirth. It's a forest of mazes where fireflies provide the light. It's a show of creations from a pair of terrific, hardworking local artists and you don't want to miss it.
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      Mexic-Arte Museum: Expresiones de México, Arte de la Gente / Art of the People

      This new show features an impressive collection of artworks created via techniques and skills passed down through generations, especially highlighting work by master printmaker Sergio Sánchez Santamaría.
      Through Aug. 20
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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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      Really Small Museum: Spring Fling

      Photographer Jason Garcia's show features the colorful spring birds he has photographed during the spring 2023 migratory season. Recommended: Walk on up to this smallest of museums and see for yourself.
      Through May. Free.  
      1311 Harvey
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      Comedy

      South Austin Comedy Club

      South Austin’s first dedicated comedy venue is spearheaded by local comics Martin Henn, Andre Ricks, and Raza Jafri, and brings top-notch acts to South Austin every Wednesday through Saturday. Note: The upcoming comics – including nationally touring acts, local sweethearts, and everyone in between – will be listed on Instagram each night.
      Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm
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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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      Comedy

      The Comedy Mothership

      Joe Rogan's new venue is open and packing in the comedy-craving crowds at what used to be the Alamo Ritz, bringing in some of the biggest names (Rogan himself among them) and rising stars in the business, all presented with the kind of provocative pizzazz that makes Dirty Sixth (and especially this Mothership) a destination seven days a week.
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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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      Comedy

      The Creek and the Cave

      This snazzy spot for local and national stand-up acts has shows almost every night of the week.
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      Theatre

      Trouble Puppet Workshop

      Trouble Puppet Theater Company presents an exciting new workshop exploring the art of puppetry through building puppets and performance. Participants in this workshop intensive will learn construction of tabletop puppets, covering materials, tools, engineering, and design. Using your newly made puppets, you'll explore storytelling and performance techniques at the VORTEX, culminating with a public performance of scenes from an original Trouble Puppet show-in-progress. Note: Attendance is required for all five rehearsals and the public performance. And: Spots are limited, reserve yours today!
      May 28-June 14  
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      Women & Their Work: Paradise Bloom

      This group show features the work of Anahita Bradberry, Jessica Carolina González, Naomi Lemus, and Alexis Pye, organized by guest curator Ashley DeHoyos Sauder. Through use of paintings, installations, neon lighting, and photography, "Paradise Bloom" explores the interconnected relationships between identity development and self preservation, using expressions of nature, domestic interiors, diasporic aesthetics and traditions as resources for world-building and re-imaging.
      Through July 6

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