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  • 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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    Desperately Seeking Comfortable Shoes: A Queer Viking Love Story

    The Trinity St. Players present this simple story of falling in love, wrapped up in questions of time, fate, and the supernatural. Scripted and directed by Jenny Larson-Quiñones, with musical direction by khattieQ, the play is inspired by true Queer Norwegian histories, Queer Vikings, and the story of Odinn’s quest for the mead of poetry. As in that quest, you'll encounter twin robbers, angry giants, a little bit of magic, and a whole lot of love. Starring Kate Taylor, khattieQ, Rosalind Faires, Christine Hoang, and David Bowie Bulldog. Bonus: The theatre's gallery features an exhibition called "Difficult Whole" by artist Joy Scanlon.
    June 21-25. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. Free.  
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    Peelander-Yellow: Art & Rock Party

    Peelander-Yellow hosts this art and rock party with music from Peelander-Yellow, Hige Kuma, Vinnie Boarini, and Rookie Sensation Mike Wiebe, with art from Chianarchy, Yellow, and Keiko Hayner.
    Sun., June 25, 2-6pm
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    Austin Sketch Fest

    After a stunning return to live and in-person comedy last year, Austin Sketch Fest, the annual comedy spectacle produced by ColdTowne Theater, is back for its 14th year with four nights of the best scripted live comedy in the country, featuring 20 acts from across the U.S. – including headliner Jamie Loftus.
    Thu.-Sun., June 22-25, 7-11pm. $20-69.  
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    Box

    Penfold Theatre reveals the harrowing story of Henry Box Brown, the abolitionist lecturer and early magician who escaped slavery by mailing himself to freedom. Using actual stage magic, this world premiere from playwright Jarrett King imagines an unwritten chapter in the story of one of history’s most overlooked folk heroes.
    Through July 8. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 5pm. $21.  
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    Dale Bridges: Arty Party

    Local artist and writer Dale Bridges presents an exhibition of his newest paintings, with readings from his debut novel, The Mean Reds, entertainment from Austin sideshow performers Juan Martinez and Dan Block, and musical by no1mportant.
    Sun., June 25, 6pm
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    Devil Art Collective

    Devil May Care presents their inaugural art show, featuring local visual artists, local DJs, and Rosaluna Mezcal cocktails. Bonus: Inversions by Lizzie Aguirre at 5:30pm. Note: All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to ArtUs Co.
    Sun., June 25, 2pm. $10 for guaranteed entry.  
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    Mexic-Arte Changarrito: Bella Álvarez

    Check out the creations of Bella Álvarez at this pop-up art cart outside Downtown's Mexic-Arte Museum.
    Sat.-Sun., June 17-25, noon-3pm
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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 Gallery: Vibrance of Summer

    One of the definitions of “vibrance” is “the state of being full of energy and life," and this gallery is definitely ablaze with vivid energy! “Vibrance of Summer” provides your sensation-hungry eyes a dynamic array of works created by more than 35 Austin artists.
    Through Aug. 11  
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    Big Fish

    Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest – and then some. Starring Andrew Cannata, Connor Barr, Sarah Zeringue, Liam Minor, Cara Bernstein, Braden Tanner, Stephen Mercantel, Brian Coughlin, Kia Malone, Amy Morgan Minor, Mia Carter, and Nicholas Hunter. Directed by Lara Toner Haddock, with musical direction by Lyn Koenning, for Austin Playhouse.
    Through July 2. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $34 and up; pick-your-price, Thursdays.  
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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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    Elisabet Ney Museum: De Tierra

    Explore the Ney's latest exhibit, a one-woman show by the acclaimed sculptor Alejandra Almuelle, whose ceramic figurative sculptures exemplify the biological archive of experience through the human form.
    Through July 30  
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    Flatbed Press: Recalling la Romita

    This group exhibition of work was inspired by or created at La Romita by artists attending Flatbed’s summer residency workshop of 2022. The residency and workshop is held every two years at La Romita School of Art in Terni, Umbria, Italy.
    Through July 17
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    grayDUCK Gallery: When It Suns, It Pours

    This exhibition of drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and sound installation by Abby Flanagan and Kerry Maguire features artworks that are fragments of day-to-day attempts to reckon with oblivion. The artists use material traces and glitching as a means of calling attention to the realm of the infinitesimal and the unapparent: a singular shell in the ocean, a particle of dust in the atmosphere, a drop in a rainstorm, a blip on the radar.
    Through July 9  
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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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    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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    Noises Off

    In this rip-roaring, hilarious farce, a touring theatrical troupe is performing Nothing On, a silly comedy in which lovers frolic, doors slam, and double entendres are tossed with abandon. Hijinks ensue - but the show still must go on! And, oh! Here's our recent review of the production!
    Through July 19. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25-90.  
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    Northern-Southern: From, A Return to Outdoors

    This new adventure revisits Northern–Southern’s pandemic outdoor exhibitions, continuing where the exhibition "TOOO" left off, posing the question: What does this wild art mean now, in a New Austin too quick for memory? Artwork will be dispersed, wild, across the city of Austin and beyond, in the semi-public and overlooked spaces. In the gallery will be things from the works — sketches, parts, models — arrayed as a map on the floor and walls. Featuring pieces by Amy Scofield, Ann Armstrong, Ash Duban, Christos Pathiakis, Given McClure, Giampiero Selvaggio, Hannah Spector, Jesse Cline, Leon Alesi, Phillip Niemeyer, Rachael Starbuck, Sterling Allen, and Tammy West. See website for details!
    Through June 25. Thu.-Sun., 2-6pm  
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    The Art of Martyrdom (A Comedy)

    Rita Anderson's play about Hrosvitha, the first female playwright of the Western world, who wrote from behind the walls of a convent, under the disapproving gaze of superiors who tried to ensure that no one would ever hear of her. But Hrosvitha unleashes a secret playfulness and pens closet dramas that defy tradition to break through the constraints of the time. While based on real events, this show is a tale with a comic, magic-realism bent, directed by Karen Jambon for Different Stages.
    Through July 9. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 6pm. $15-35.
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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 Comedy of Errors

    Young Shakespeare, Austin Shakespeare’s teen company, returns for its 15th year with Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors. The company will feature young actors who receive intensive instruction in Elizabethan acting, movement and stage craft.
    Through June 25. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $12-22.  
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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 Hideout

    The diverse lineup of hilarious, always surprising improv shows continues, with Pgraph and Maestro and the Big Bash and more, for the most unexpected delights of in-person entertainment.
    $10 and up.  
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    The Mad Ones

    Kait Kerrigan and Bree Lowdermilk's compelling play of life on the cusp of adulthood is directed by Marcus McQuirter for ACC Drama. "When Kelly’s killed in a car wreck, Sam loses not only her best friend but also the part of herself that was learning to be brave. Now, Sam has to make a decision. Will she follow her mother’s dreams for her, or will she summon the courage to drive away from her friends and family into a future she can’t imagine?"
    Through June 25. Thu.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 2pm. $8.  
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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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    Wally Workman Gallery: Patrick Puckett

    This is Wally Workman Gallery's 10th solo show with figurative painter Patrick Puckett, whose paintings are known for their bold colors and languid figures, executed with confident interaction between paint application, shape, color, and texture.
    Through July 2

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