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  • Romeo y Juliet

    A bilingual adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most cherished works, Romeo y Juliet recounts the tale of two star-crossed lovers, daughters from the feuding houses of Capulet and Montague, reimagined in Alta, California in the 1840’s prior to the annexation of California to the United States.
    Apr. 10-21  
    UT Theatre and Dance
  • Gabriele Galimberti - The Ameriguns & Toy Stories: Artist Talk & Reception

    Internationally acclaimed Gabriele Galimberti’s first US exhibition of “Ameriguns” & “Toy Stories” comes to Austin! The people in these images are from all walks of life, with no particular political party, race, culture, or gender in favor. Ameriguns and Toy Stories deliver striking images exploring the timely issues of gun culture and the impact of modern inequalities on children.
    Fri. Apr. 12, 6pm-9pm  
    Lydia Street Gallery
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    Recspec Gallery at MoHA: Kite Abomination

    The artists of Recspec have taken a beloved form of childhood entertainment and transformed it into something entirely new. Will these kites be beautiful? Will they be twisted? Will they even fly? As the heat bears down upon our city, the kites in this two-day exhibition at MoHA soar on the prodigious talents of Aaron deGruyter, Abi Daniel, Holly Bobisuthi, Thor Harris, Christopher Payne, Mason McFee, David Milner, Eva Claycomb, Gigi Grinstad, Kai Smart, Tim Kerr, and more.
    Sat.-Sun., July 1-2, noon-5pm  
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    Almost Real Things x Mesmerize: Big Splash ATX

    This festive gathering of Austin’s creative communities returns for its second summer bash, an all-ages showcase of the city's most passionate movers and shakers to celebrate local culture with art, live music, food, and drinks. Stop by and say howdy to the champions of ATX Urban Art, Blue Dozen Collective, Contracommon, Fusebox, Gan Bei Gals, Highland Collective, Las Ofrendas, The Little Gay Shop, Raasin in the Sun, and more. Bonus: The wonder-wizards of Mesmerize have built a waterfall photo wall to complement the newly constructed tiki bar and courtyard outside, while Ion Art presents a dazzling "Neon Garden" for full-on Instaworthy fantasies.
    Sat., July 1, 8pm-12mid. $15 and up.  
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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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    Catz

    The irrepressible Sky Candy crew are taking inspiration from the cast of characters in a certain Eliotian Broadway musical to create the ultimate aerial, burlesque, and drag battle to see who's ascending to the Heavyside Layer, blending the best and worst of the musical, movie, and their imaginations to create an unforgettable experience. Bonus: boylesque legend (and Mr. Exotic World 2018) IckyMuffin performs as Mr. Mistoffelees.
    Sat., July 1, 7-10pm. $20-140.  
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    Lucha Libre in the Global Arena

    This family-friendly work of puppetry from Glass Half Full Theatre is a bilingual show for adults and kids, featuring wrestlers who represent solutions for climate crisis: Alternative Energy, Carbon Capture, El Resourcerer, and Zorro Waste. Directed by Caroline Reck, starring Indigo Rael and Adam Martinez, with the vocal talents of Eva McQuade.
    Sat., July 1, 2pm. $1-30.  
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    Books

    Sherwood Forest Zine Library

    Sherwood Forest Zine Library has more than 2500 zines for you to peruse on a variety of topics. Head on over for friendly hang-out and meet the zine library cat, Twister! Note: Membership is free and members can check out zines.
    Sat., July 1, 2-6pm. Free.
    5215-B Joe Sayers
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