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for Fri., July 28
  • West Chelsea Contemporary: Iconic Exhibition & First Saturday Art Walk

    iconic. unveils the disruptors of 20th and 21st-century art, showcasing brand-name artists who’ve subverted the international art world. Celebrate innovators who’ve left an indelible mark on contemporary art through groundbreaking movements, and are widely known for their distinctive excellence.
    Feb. 3-25  
    West Chelsea Contemporary
  • 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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    Kiana Fitzgerald: Ode to Hip-Hop

    The author Kiana Fitzgerald presents her new book about "50 Albums That Define 50 Years of Trailblazing Music."
    Fri., July 28, 7pm. Free.  
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    Lizzie, the Musical

    That legendary company called Doctuh Mistuh Productions returns to Austin after a five-year hiatus to present this rock musical adaption of the grisly Borden Family murders in 1893 and the subsequent trial of Lizzie Borden. The show – which premiered in NYC in 2009 and is written by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer, Tim Maner, and Alan Steven Hewitt – is directed here by the irrepressible Michael McKelvey, with musical direction by Ellie Jarrett Shattles. And this is our full review of the production!
    Through July 30. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $24 and up.  
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    Poetry Showcase: Venus vs. Mars

    Experience a dynamic spoken-word open mic and featured poets and, of course, that afterparty.
    Fri., July 28, 8pm. $20-200.  
    900 E. Braker
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    Small Steps

    Shrewd Productions presents the first world premiere of local playwright Briandaniel Oglesby. This "hilarious and campy, but heartfelt" play deals with the very real themes of isolation and loneliness, and the bravery involved in searching for real connection in our disconnected world. Directed by Braxton Rae, starring Dane Parker, Jen Brown, Trey Deason, Shannon Grounds, and Andy Shaw.
    Through Aug. 12. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm
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    The Cathedral: Open House

    Austin's largest women-and-nonbinary artist collective, atxGALS, invites you to the debut of "Euphoria," an exhibition featuring new works from Bode Robinson and Stef Shock. Here's a bright opportunity to dance to live music, enjoy complimentary drinks, and support the local scene.
    Fri., July 28, 7pm. $15-25.  
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