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for Sat., Aug. 12
  • Free Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet

    Austin Shakespeare, in conjunction with the University of Texas at Austin, presents Shakespeare’s classic love story, Romeo and Juliet. This legendary love story will be told in a new way! Set in the 1930’s with inspiration from the period crime drama Peaky Blinders, this production will also include music (both live and recorded) from the mid 20th century as well as the 1930s. Tickets are free when you RSVP in advance.
    May 23-June 9  
    The Curtain Theatre
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    Classical Music

    ACMF: Emerson String Quartet

    The Emerson String Quartet is having its final season of concerts this year, disbanding after more than four decades as one of the world’s premier chamber music ensembles. Don’t miss this final chance to see them perform in Texas – right here, as part of the Austin Chamber Music Festival!
    Sat., Aug. 12, 8pm. $12-80.  
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    Theatre

    Jenna and the Whale

    Written by Miami playwrights Vanessa Garcia and Jake Cline, Jenna and the Whale is about life, death, and who we are in a community as individuals. This world premiere presentation is directed by Lisa Scheps for Ground Floor Theatre in collaboration with Broadway United, and features performances by Kelsey Mazak, Matthew Vo, Keaton Patterson, Jennifer Jennings, Tonie Knight, and Brooke Ashley Eden. And, look: Here's Bob Abelman's review of the show.
    Through Aug. 26. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun, 5pm. $24-45.  
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    Books

    Rene S Perez II: Two Twins

    The author presents his newest book, with a reading, discussion, and book signing.
    Sat., Aug. 12, 7pm
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    Theatre

    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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    Visual Arts

    South Congress Books: Steve Wiman

    Here's the reception for Steve Wiman's new art installation created for the gallery wall at South Congress Books. Yes, that's the same Wiman who owns and operates Uncommon Objects – he's also an assemblage artist who uses found materials to create works of beauty and connection.
    Sat., Aug. 12, 6-8pm
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    Theatre

    The Black Feminist Guide to the Human Body

    This is a one-night-only staged reading of a new choreopoem by Lisa B. Thompson, offering a spiritual mixtape, praise dance, community guide, self-help book, lullaby, road map, collective diary of prayers and lies, and love song for Black women and girls. Directed by Rudy Ramirez for the Vortex, and featuring performances by Nadine Mozon, Hayley Armstrong, and Sadé M. Jones.
    Sat., Aug. 12, 8pm. Free.  
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    Theatre

    The Juno Show

    Everyone’s favorite alien drag queen Juno Birch stars in her theatrical one-woman show. Witness the alien queen express her delusional self love through slapstick song and "dance" – joined by her plastic puppet daughter on "a chaotic stage adventure full of lobsters, legs, and laughter."
    Sat., Aug. 12, 8pm. $38 and up.  
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    Visual Arts

    Window Dressing XXIX: Fra[mes]

    This display in the front window of ICOSA, the latest in their longtime series, is viewable 24/7. And here Taylor Holland (a former Austin Chronicle art director, no less!) works the intricate craft of frame-making in the context of contemporary art, filling antique frames with their own content using custom molds built from digital processes.
    Aug. 7-14. Artist reception: Fri., Aug. 11, 8-10pm
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